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Highlights of Turkey - Exodus Travels
Highlights of Turkey - Exodus Travels
Excellent
36 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 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Adventure
Operator
Exodus Travels
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.

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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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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36 Reviews

Excellent
47%
Good
44%
Average
8%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
0%
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  • Written on July 3, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Only two things marred an otherwise outstanding tour. Barbaros was replaced as tour guide part way through the tour. He was too inexperienced for a group of experienced travellers. It's up to Exodus to ensure there staff are up to it before sending them... Read more

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  • Written on June 11, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Atahan really knew his ancient history he was very professional and the tour ran very smoothly The mic in the bus was sometimes not so clear to hear but when on the ancient sites it became clear as to what Atahan was saying It was a bit rushed in places... Read more

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  • MR
    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

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  • CF
    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

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  • NS
    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

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  • PB
    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

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  • FM
    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

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  • GD
    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

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  • JW
    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

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  • JC
    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

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About the countries

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Vaccinations

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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.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 31 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 31 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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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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