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Essential Turkey - Travel Talk

Essential Turkey

9 days
4.8
(12)
Start and end in Istanbul
Tour Operator:
Travel Talk
Max group size:
35
Age range:
18 to 59
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
66291
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Itinerary

Start and end in Istanbul! With the Explorer tour Essential Turkey, you have a 9 days 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 and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Istanbul
  2. Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
  3. Day 3: Istanbul, Cappadocia
  4. Day 4: Cappadocia
  5. Day 5: Pamukkale
  6. Day 6: Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi
  7. Day 7: Kusadasi, Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale
  8. Day 8: Canakkale, Gallipoli, Istanbul
  9. Day 9: Istanbul
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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Operated by Travel Talk

4.6
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At Travel Talk, we have one focus and that is simply to make your trip the experience of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Being avid travellers ourselves, we know what is essential to creating that perfect trip and combine all of these elements in every one of our tours. With fascinating destinations, expert guides, like-minded travellers, premium accommodation and travel – not to mention competitive prices; we strive to tick all the boxes to create the most unique and authentic travelling experiences. Explore exotic destinations filled with wonders as Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Russia or India & Nepal. Embrace the authentic culture and otherworldly experiences in Morocco, Iceland and the Balkans. Then meet the warm sun and cool waters of Greece, Croatia, Spain & Portugal. Commemorate the fallen on the ANZAC Day, hit the snowy slopes with Ski Bansko in the winter, and sink a beer at Oktoberfest together with like-minded travellers. Travel Talk group tours are ideal for culture-hungry adventurous travellers chasing the most unique travel stories around the world. Travel Talk guests are not just tourists, but avid travellers. Join us on one of our tours to find out the difference.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.6
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  • Essential Turkey reviewer 1
    · December 2nd, 2022
    Highly recommend the Essential Turkey Tour! If you get Mustafa as your guide, you're lucky as he's quite funny. He did a great job of planning for us, so we were often at the sights and leaving just as the big crowds arrived. The tour is just the right... Show more
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Brooke, wow thank you for your detailed review , we're happy to hear you had a great experience on your Turkey trip with us , we agree Mustafa is a legend , he is also a very keen photographer , you've got some nice photos for the memory bank. All... Show more
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    Trip date: November 2022
  • FS
    · November 28th, 2022
    Very good. Everything better than expected.
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Fabio, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback , we're glad to hear you had a great experience on your trip to Turkey with us , hope we'll be able to see you on one of our other tours in due time. All the best. Travel Talk Team
    Trip date: November 2022
  • XS
    · November 21st, 2022
    We enjoyed the tour throughly, even though there are two long driving days. The tour guide Aykut is good at telling stories and led us to good lunch restaurants where possible. The Turkish bath at Hierapark Hotel was not a good experience because the... Show more
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hey Lorraine, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience in Turkey with us and were impressed with our guide Aykut, he is a special person. . We look forward to welcoming you back again! Travel... Show more
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    Trip date: November 2022
  • Essential Turkey reviewer 4
    · November 20th, 2022
    A huge shoutout to our guide Aykut, who did a fantastic job of leading our Essential Turkey tour. He was professional, knowledgeable, courteous, helpful, and funny. This tour exceeded our expectations, with all the remarkable sites, top class hotels and... Show more
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Itos, Thank you for your review , we're happy to hear you had a wonderful experience on your Essential Turkey tour with us, also thank you for your kind words about our guide Aykut , he is a star , we're so happy to have him on our team. Hope you'll... Show more
    Trip date: November 2022
  • Essential Turkey reviewer 5
    · October 21st, 2022
    Great itinerary, and great tour guide. The hotels could be better, in terms of locations and facility’s design. Dinners weren’t necessary since one couldn’t expect high quality meals within a reasonable tour prices. Better to provide lunches and it... Show more
    Trip date: October 2022
  • KB
    · October 18th, 2022
    Absolutely fantastic guide. We had three different guides on our tour and Mo was the stand out by far. He made Egypt one of my best travel experiences. I’ll always remember the trip very fondly. Largely thanks to Mo.
    Trip date: October 2022
  • EA
    · October 17th, 2022
    Excellent Tour: experienced, patient and kind guide, lovely group and breathtaking locations - can recommend the Turkey tour to anyone who loves adventure.
    Trip date: October 2022
  • GW
    · April 19th, 2022
    Impressive excellent tour with best of the best guide
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Goldilocks, thank you for your feedback , we're glad to hear you had an inpressive time on your trip , Turkey is a wonderful destination to visit , full of history and culture . We hope to see you on one of our other destination tours in the future.... Show more
    Trip date: April 2022
  • SM
    · January 14th, 2022
    My overall experience was great. I could have enjoyed more if the weather was slightly warmer. I will definitely go back in Autumn or Spring :)
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi there, thanks for sharing your review, we appreciate it. We look forward to having you join us on another tour again when the weather is warmer :)
    Trip date: December 2021
  • Essential Turkey reviewer 10
    · January 13th, 2022
    5 stars mostly because our Guide Mustafa and drivers were FANTASTIC!!!! Some of the jokes were not as rated, but the experience was wonderful.
    Travel Talk commented on this review
    Hi Toni, thank you for your feeback, we're stoked to hear you had a wonderful time on your trip , we agree Mustafa is a legend , funny and informative. Hope to see you on one of our other trips in due time Thank you
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    Trip date: December 2021

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Essential Turkey
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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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