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Absolute Turkey

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Absolute Turkey - G Adventures
Absolute Turkey - G Adventures
Jenna "Absolute Turkey with G Adventures is an absolutely fantastic tour! I have done my fair share of tours with a variety of companies and in different countries and this has been my favourite. It covers everything you want to do in Turkey (and there's a lot to do!) with a great balance between activities, adventures and relaxing (if you choose to). It is a busy tour (only 1 night in most places) but d..."
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9 reviews
Starts
Istanbul
Destinations
+11
Ends
Istanbul
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Highlights

  • Cappadocia hot air balloon ride
  • Hierapolis and Pamukkale Visit
  • World-famous city of Troy
  • Visit an underground city
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat, Private Vehicle
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Historical
Start and end in Istanbul! With the in-depth cultural tour Absolute Turkey, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Istanbul, Turkey and 11 other destinations in Turkey. Absolute Turkey is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

9 Reviews

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Good
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Average
33%
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  • Absolute Turkey reviewer 1
    Written on October 23, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Turkey can take you by surprise. It wasnt until I got back that I began to take in what I had experienced. The tour was good but the cramped conditions of the van were undesirable. We had a great group of people on this tour which made the experience all... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the balanaced review Andre, we do appreciate it.
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  • SC
    Written on October 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Ibrahim was nice patient guide, good story teller and has lots of information about the historical places we visited.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the review Samar!
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  • RG
    Written on September 4, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The accommodation could have been better especially the home stay where there was only one toilet and shower for 15 people and one toilet roll!!! To me a home stay is with different families not one big house with 3 to a room. Also we had to sleep on a... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the comments here - appreciate these as they help us to get better at what we do. Thanks for travelling with us, and we hope despite this, there were some positive memories you can take away.
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  • RG
    Written on August 20, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Overall the tour was good, downside we were 15 rather large people from all different countries crammed into a 15 seater bus so travelling long distances was not fun especially when a lot of people claiming they got car sick so when they didn't rotate it... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the open and honest review here. We appreciate the opportunity to get better at what we do.
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  • DB
    Written on April 23, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I went to Turkey & Peru (different trips) with G Adventures and both were superior. The guides were great and so were the fellow travelers. On both trips everyone had a fab time!

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  • DS
    Written on September 27, 2015
    2.0 - Rather poor

    I have taken two tours prevously with Peregrine vIa Tour Radar I was very happy and satisfied with all aspects of these tours. G-Adventures Is another story. Where should I begin? The itinerary repeatedly states "stretch out in comfort in your own... Read more

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  • DS
    Written on September 27, 2015
    2.0 - Rather poor

    G Adventures tour: "Cattle Class"? Be warned! We have just finished the two week G Adventures "Absolute Turkey" tour and thought it would be helpful to others to share the experience. My first - and only - G Adventures tour: NEVER AGAIN! The tour... Read more

    G Adventures commented on this review
    Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts about your recent tour to Turkey. I am very sorry to hear that that there were elements of your tour that caused disappointment, specifically regarding the less than comfortable design of the van that you used for long distance travel, and unsatisfactory hotel accommodations. We at G Adventures do all that we can to take care of the logistical aspects of a tour, so that our travellers can enjoy the sounds and sights of the destination they choose to visit. In order to cater to the tastes of the different explorers out there, we offer tours that range in comfort level and travel style. “Absolute Turkey” is a product in our Classic tour line that caters to the interests of those travellers who wish to see the “must-see” highlights of a destination, with comfortable accommodations, and a mix of public and private transport; this tour style is designed to keep value, and your budget in mind. That being said, for a tour that covers this many kilometres, we understand that a comfortable vehicle and accommodations are elements that are crucial to the enjoyment of this tour, and we are sorry that these services fell short of the standard that you expected. We constantly strive to find that happy balance between value and affordability for our tours, and as a seasoned traveller your feedback is very valuable in this regard. Please know that I have passed on your concerns to the Regional Manager for our Turkey tours. Based off of your feedback, it does seem like you would have better enjoyed our Comfort version of this tour, “Turkey Explorer”, which is also a 15 day tour that enjoys upgraded accommodations, and private transport that includes flights. We do hope that you are able to return on another tour with us again in the future, and we would be happy to work with you to find a tour that is more complimentary to your travel style. If you would like to engage us further about this matter - we would be happy to chat about it. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to customerservice@gadventures.com. Kind regards, G Adventures
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  • Absolute Turkey reviewer 8
    Written on October 28, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolute Turkey with G Adventures is an absolutely fantastic tour! I have done my fair share of tours with a variety of companies and in different countries and this has been my favourite. It covers everything you want to do in Turkey (and there's a lot to... Read more

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  • Absolute Turkey reviewer 9
    Written on September 20, 2013
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour to Turkey with G Adventures. The tour was well laid out, our guide was top notch, and the time at the sites was perfect. G Adventures does a great job of dividing up time spent touring and free time. The small group approach of no more then... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1 Istanbul
  2. Day 2 Istanbul/Bolu (1B)
  3. Day 3 Bolu/Cappadocia (1B, 1D)
  4. Days 4-5 Cappadocia
  5. Day 6 Cappadocia/Konya (1B, 1D)
  6. Day 7 Konya/Antalya (1B)
  7. Day 8 Antalya/Kekova (1B, 1D)
  8. Day 9 Kekova/Kaş (1B)
  9. Day 10 Kaş/Selçuk (1B)
  10. Day 11 Selçuk (1B)
  11. Day 12 Selçuk/Ayvalık (1B)
  12. Day 13 Ayvalık/Çanakkale (1B)
  13. Day 14 Çanakkale/Istanbul (1B)
  14. Day 15 Istanbul (1B)

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Average by past passengers
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  • Insurance

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      The tour ends in Istanbul, on Day 15 of the itinerary. There are no planned activities for this day so you're free to leave at any time, however we recommend extending your stay as there is so much to see! Why not pre-book the Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise or Istanbul Backstreets Walk.

    • Where and when does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, so you can arrive in Istanbul at any time, and spend the day settling into your accommodation and exploring the city. In the evening you will be greeted by your trip CEO at a welcome meeting, so you can get acquainted with your fellow travellers and go over the final trip details before the adventure commences! Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can pay for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case your driver will be holding a sign saying 'M55', and will be responsible for transferring you to your first accommodation.

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    Recommended for Turkey. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Istanbul.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 March 2019 the full payment of $1,439 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1439 for Absolute Turkey, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,975 km.
    • Istanbul (Turkey)
    • 350 km
    • Ankara (Turkey)
    • 222 km
    • Cappadocia (Turkey)
    • 224 km
    • Konya (Turkey)
    • 191 km
    • Antalya (Turkey)
    • 122 km
    • Kas (Turkey)
    • 197 km
    • Pamukkale (Turkey)
    • 153 km
    • Selcuk (Turkey)
    • 164 km
    • Ayvalik (Turkey)
    • 78 km
    • Troy (Turkey)
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