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Essential Turkey - Travel Talk
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Alexx "This tour is amazing, I'd highly recommend it to any young travellers looking at going to Turkey. The itinerary is great and gives a good range of history, culture, food, photo opps and bucket list experiences, my highlights were Ephesus, Pamukkale terraces and Cappadocia hot air ballooning. The hotels were of a very high standard, and the bus was new and comfy. The food was good, most nights ther..."
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42 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
+8 Destinations
Western Turkey
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Visit the ruins of Ephesus and the tiled Blue Mosque
  • Stop in Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI
  • Discover ancient Troy, the setting of Homer's epic tale
  • Fall in love with the fairytale landscape of Cappadocia
  • Seek out delicious Turkish delicacies in Istanbul
  • Hear the Call to Prayer echo through the streets
Age range
18 to 45 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Istanbul! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential Turkey, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 8 other destinations in Turkey. Essential Turkey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

42 Reviews

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 1
    Written on March 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mustafa was just amazing and he took extra care for everyone showed us places more than the itenarary. Loved turkey and thank you for such an amazing experience:)

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  • TH
    Written on February 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was a great tour. I enjoyed it and would totally recommend. The itinerary is pretty intense, you cover a fair distance over the trip with 2 long coach days. So just be aware of what you’re signing up for, only go if you don’t mind being on a bus.... Read more

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  • TC
    Written on February 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour in an incredible country Thanks TravelTalk!

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  • P
    Written on February 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    HTR Turkey is safe! Turkey is home to fairy chimneys and hot air balloons, Roman history and kebabs, a world wonder and 16 UNESCO World Heritage sites! In 2017 Turkey will also host many international travel conferences, as it aims to draw more... Read more

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 5
    Written on January 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Thank you to Travel Tralk firstly! For being in contact with me over email and answering me with very helpful and friendly information to all my millions of questions. Thank you to Mustafa for being such an amazing guide, his willingness, knowledge and... Read more

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 6
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Best thing about the tour was the guide mostafa absolutely amazing guide passionate, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny he made our trip really special. Some hotels weren't helpful especially and in most hotels basic needs weren't there like toothpaste... Read more

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 7
    Written on November 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Mustafa was the best guide he really set the bar high. This was my first group tour and I thoroughly enjoyed my time travelling through Turkey!

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 8
    Written on November 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour is amazing, I'd highly recommend it to any young travellers looking at going to Turkey. The itinerary is great and gives a good range of history, culture, food, photo opps and bucket list experiences, my highlights were Ephesus, Pamukkale terraces... Read more

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  • MO
    Written on November 8, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    it was really great !

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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 10
    Written on November 8, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Yasuf was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Great trip

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
  3. Day 3: Gallipoli
  4. Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi
  5. Day 5: Ephesus, Pamukkale
  6. Day 6: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
  7. Day 7: Cappadocia
  8. Day 8: Cappadocia, Ihlara, Istanbul
  9. Day 9: Istanbul

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast on the last day of the tour at Ottoman Hotel Imperial in Istanbul. It's now time to say goodbye to your new friends and check-out of the hotel at 11 am. Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from the Ottoman Hotel Imperial in Istanbul. As the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. At the terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as they pick you up from the airport and take you to their Istanbul hotel. There is an informal meeting planned for the evening at approximately 6:00 pm so we recommend arriving beforehand so you can meet your group.

      Please note that the joining point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Group Dinner
      Bosphorus Cruise
      Turkish Bath
      Hot Air Ballooning
      Turkish Night

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that pricing will be available with your finalised travel documents.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Istanbul.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Travel Talk booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 May 2019 the full payment of $743 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $743 for Essential Turkey, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Travel Talk will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Travel Talk tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,822 km.
    • Istanbul (Turkey)
    • 205 km
    • Gallipoli (Turkey)
    • 68 km
    • Troy (Turkey)
    • 122 km
    • Pergamum (Turkey)
    • 140 km
    • Kusadasi (Turkey)
    • 14 km
    • Ephesus (Turkey)
    • 149 km
    • Pamukkale (Turkey)
    • 507 km
    • Cappadocia (Turkey)
    • 66 km
    • Ihlara (Turkey)
    • 550 km
    • Istanbul (Turkey)

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