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Highlights of Turkey

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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34 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+17
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Explore impressive spice markets
  • Uncover the ancient settlements of Troy
  • Wander the excavated remains of Ephesus
  • Visit Goreme’s unique Open Air Museum
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Adventure
Start and end in Istanbul! With the adventure tour Highlights of Turkey, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 17 other destinations in Turkey. Highlights of Turkey includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

34 Reviews

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 1
    Written on November 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A fascinating excursion visiting some very important sites.An illuminating insight into the history, culture and topography of this important "new" nation. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Truth to tell, the trip through Turkey was... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 2
    Written on October 22, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An absolutely amazing holiday, done at a leisurely pace with a brilliant local guide - (Fatih) who answered all the questions I put to him. I can highly recommend this tripWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Discovering how hard and to what... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 3
    Written on January 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Thoroughly enjoyed getting a full flavour of Turkey and the chance to immserse myself in the culture.  Saw lots of out of the way places that were so interesting, such as an Ottoman house used as a living museum depicting life in those times and the crafts... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 4
    Written on November 6, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A very interesting trip, especially for those with a fascination for anciant sites as it covers quite a few. Extensive travelling interspered with stops of interest so cannot really be considered "leisurely" in the fact that there isn't very much actual... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 5
    Written on September 12, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip allows you to see a fair amout of Turkey and most of the main sites in 14 days.  All the sites visited were well worth seeing and I wasn't disappointed by any of them.  I now wish I had time to see the rest of the country.What was the most... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 6
    Written on September 11, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Highlights of Turkey trip was an excellent introduction to the vast array of fascinating sites around the country.While the intinerary is very full and some travel days are long, all of the places visited were worth the effort.What was the most... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 7
    Written on June 16, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    I felt that we spent too much time in the coach.With some tweaking and refinement I am sure this could be avoided.Perhaps cut outPergamum and Troy and less time at the war graves.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Termessos... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 8
    Written on May 3, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    This was a well thought-out tour which showed us some amazing sights and a good introduction to Turkey and its history. Although it involved a lot of travelling, we had a comfortable bus and our time was efficiently organised with no wastage. Our guide was... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 9
    Written on April 2, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip really is a journey through the cross roads of the world.  Turkey is a colourful, historic and cultural journey with a range of activities for all the history geeks and adventurers.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I am afraid I... Read more

  • Highlights of Turkey reviewer 10
    Written on April 2, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip really is a journey through the cross roads of the world.  Turkey is a colourful, historic and cultural journey with a range of activities for all the history geeks and adventurers.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I am afraid I... Read more

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Istanbul.
  2. Day 2: Transfer to Canakkale via Gallipoli peninsula.
  3. Day 3: Visit the ancient city of Troy; head to Aegan coastal town Ayvalik.
  4. Day 4: To Bergama; visit the ancient city of Pergamon; afternoon transfer to Selcuk.
  5. Day 5: From Selcuk visit the historic site of Ephesus; head to Pamukkale this afternoon.
  6. Day 6: Explore the limestone cascades of Pamukkale and the Roman ruins of Hierapolis; afternoon transfer to Fethiye.
  7. Day 7: Depart Fethiye for coastal town Kas.
  8. Day 8: Free day to rest or choose from the many activities available.
  9. Day 9: Transfer to the lively city of Antalya.
  10. Day 10: Visit the Greco-Roman site of Aspendos, famous for its theatre; afternoon transfer to Konya, home of the whirling dervishes.
  11. Day 11: To the Cappadocia region; visit the Ilhara Valley and the underground city of Derinkuyu.
  12. Day 12: Visit Cappadocia's Open Air Museum and fairy chimneys.
  13. Day 13: Transfer to the charming UNESCO listed city of Safranbolu.
  14. Day 14: Explore Safranbolu; transfer to Istanbul.
  15. Day 15: End Istanbul.

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Location
Start and end in Istanbul.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $1,145 is necessary.
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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 $1145 for Highlights of Turkey, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,065 km.
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 205 km
  • Gallipoli (Turkey)
  • 39 km
  • Canakkale (Turkey)
  • 29 km
  • Troy (Turkey)
  • 78 km
  • Ayvalik (Turkey)
  • 47 km
  • Bergama (Turkey)
  • 131 km
  • Selcuk (Turkey)
  • 5 km
  • Ephesus (Turkey)
  • 149 km
  • Pamukkale (Turkey)
  • 145 km
  • Fethiye (Turkey)
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