All About Turkey

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19-day All About Turkey is cultural discovery, unique history, incredible wonders and a blue cruise in the Mediterranean. Discover the wonders of Istanbul and lose yourself in the Grand Bazaar before cruising along the Bosphorus. Visit the shores of Gallipoli, and head to Troy to pose with fabled Trojan horse. Visit the well-preserved ancient sites of Pergamum and Ephesus before discovering the stunning nature at Saklikent canyon. Embark on an unforgettable 7-day gulet cruise through sunny bays and vibrant ports. Then immerse yourself in the natural healing powers of Pamukkale and brace for tha magical Cappadocia. Fly over the fairy-chimneys and walk around Goreme Open-air Museum.

Guide
Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
Transportation
Air-conditioned modern coach.
Airport Transfer
From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)
Accommodation
5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.
Meals
18 breakfasts | 7 lunches | 15 dinners
Add Ons
Local Payment: £
Destinations
  • Istanbul
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • Cultural
  • 18-30 somethings
Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your group and guide. Until then, you can start to explore Istanbul like climbing to the top of the Galata Tower for epic views or splash some cash at the Grand Bazaar. After the meeting, join in an optional group dinner at a local restaurant to get to know your new travel mates. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 2: Istanbul
After breakfast, we begin to experience the magnificence of Istanbul. We will stroll through the historical heart of the old city, making stops along the way to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, majestic Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia. In the afternoon take an optional cruise down the Bosphorus river and see the epic skyline. Accommodation Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Sightseeing of Blue Mosque Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum Optional Activities Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10 Entrance Fees Blue Mosque - Free Hagia Sophia - Free Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL

Day 3: Gallipoli
Today we depart for the shores of Gallipoli. A place of important significance for Aussies and Kiwis, we will visit the beach and cemeteries at ANZAC Cove, before paying our respects at memorial sites Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Accommodation Kolin Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Anzac Cove Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery Sightseeing of Lone Pine Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair Sightseeing of War Trenches

Day 4: Troy, Kusadasi
You may of heard of Troy from Greek mythology or maybe just watched the Brad Pitt movie, but now you will visit the ruins and archaeological site of the city of Troy, and of course the famous wooden horse. Spend the afternoon in the the seaside town of Kusadasi. Accommodation Marina Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City Entrance Fees Troy Ancient City - 50 TL

Day 5: Ephesus, Fethiye
After breakfast, our first stop is the spectacular, well preserved ancient city of Ephesus. Ephesus was cited in the book of Revelations, and historians believe the Gospel of John was written here. Famed for the Temple of Artemis which was completed around 550 BC and is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the afternoon we depart for Fethiye where we can explore the buzzing resort town. Accommodation Turquoise Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City Entrance Fees Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL

Day 6: Fethiye, Saklikent, Oludeniz
After breakfast we make our way to Saklikent, one of the deepest canyons in the world. We will then continue our journey to Oludeniz. Besides its spectacular beaches, glittering waters and breathtaking natural scenery, Oludeniz is also popular for its water sport. Here you can relax on the exquisite beach or join one of the adventure activities including paragliding and microlighting. Late in the afternoon we depart for our overnight stay in Fethiye. Accommodation Turquoise Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Saklikent Sightseeing of Oludeniz Optional Activities Paragliding - EUR 120 Entrance Fees Saklikent - 10 TL Oludeniz Beach - 7 TL

Day 7: Fethiye, Dalyan, Fethiye
Our next stop is Dalyan, a small town situated along the south-western coast popular for its natural and unspoiled beauty. We will join a boat trip to visit the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and we then continue to Iztuzu beach, homeland of world famous Caretta Caretta turtles. After a fantastic boat ride we will reach Iztuzu sandbar with fine sand and turquoise sea. Accommodation Turquoise Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Dalyan Boat Trip Mud Bath Iztuzu Beach Optional Activities Mud Bath Iztuzu Beach Entrance Fees Mud Bath - 8 TL Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL

Day 8: Fethiye, Gulet Cruise on Med
Today we set sail for our eight day adventure, along Turkey’s crystal-clear coastline towards Samanlik Bay. Swim in the secluded bay, soak up the sun and enjoy your first day with new friends aboard the gullet. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Gulet Cruise on Mediterranean

Day 9: Samanlik Bay, St. Nicholas Island
First Stop: Butterfly Valley! Watch beautiful butterflies flutter in the sky, visit waterfalls or work on your tan on the beach. Next, we visit the blue lagoon of Oludeniz for insta-worthy views and a dip in its deep blue waters. Before dinner, we make our way to St Nicholas Island to explore impressive Byzantine ruins and watch the most epic sunset! Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Samanlik Bay St. Nicholas Island

Day 10: St. Nicholas Island, Kas, Limangazi Bay
This morning we make our way to the port town of Kas, to check out the local markets where you can buy your weight in Turkish delight! Jump back on board, as we dock near Limanagzi for dinner and some drinks. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities St. Nicholas Island Kas Limanagzi Bay

Day 11: Limangazi Bay, Smugglers Cove
Ahoy, me hearties it’s time to set sail to Smugglers cove! En route we will be making stops at the castle in Simena, sunken ruins of Kekova and of course a refreshing swim spot. Then it will be time to don your finest pirate attire as you shake ye booty into the wee hours at Smugglers Cove! Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Limanagzi Bay Smugglers Cove

Day 12: Smugglers Cove, Demre, Limangazi Bay
Today, we sail to Demre, also the home to St Nicholas of Myra or more famously known as Santa Claus. Here you may meet Caretta Caretta turtles in the sea, but approach carefully! Spend the day snorkeling, swimming and exploring the town, before we spend the evening on board for dinner and sunset views. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Smugglers Cove Demre Limanagzi Bay

Day 13: Limangazi Bay, Kalkan, Firnaz Bay
We continue our voyage to the coastal town of Kalkan. Swim in the turquoise waters, and stroll though the cobbled streets to find some tasty local food and shops. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Limangazi Bay Kalkan Firnaz Bay

Day 14: Firnaz Bay, Fethiye
Spend the day swimming and soaking in the Mediterranean rays, before sailing to our final destination, Fethiye. Nature lovers cane take an optional excursion to Saklikent National Park here. Enjoy your final dinner aboard, and spend the night in town as we say goodbye to an amazing week sailing the Turkish coast. Accommodation Turkish Traditional Gulet Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included Activities Firnaz Bay Fethiye

Day 15: Fethiye, Pamukkale
It's time to get your cameras out, because today is a photographers dream! Today we will visit Pamukkale, or ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. Pamukkale is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertine, giving the appearance of terraces made by carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Spend time bathing in its pools, or explore the natural and unusual landscape. Accommodation Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces Entrance Fees Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL

Day 16: Pamukkale, Cappadocia
Today we sit back and relax on the coach, as we head to Cappadocia. Watch the amazing Turkish scenery unfold before us and see small towns and villages as we pass on by. In the afternoon, we will visit Derinkuyu Underground City, a city complete with a church, wells, food stores, and even stables which is all located 60m under the ground. End the day with an optional traditional Hamman (Turkish bath). Accommodation Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley Optional Activities Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL Entrance Fees Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL

Day 17: Cappadocia
Rise and shine, it will be an early start for our optional sunrise hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscapes and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Or if preferred enjoy a leisurely start to the morning before we all fill up on breakfast. We will explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Goreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Goreme Musuem, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar and Cavusin. In the afternoon we will visit local handicraft manufacturers and learn about traditional art. Tonight get your dancing shoes on for our optional Turkish night. Accommodation Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Turkish Night Show - 160 TL Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

Day 18: Cappadocia, Istanbul
This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening. Accommodation Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star Meals Included Breakfast

Day 19: Istanbul
Our trip will end after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel (11:00am). Meals Included Breakfast

Accommodation
5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.

Airport Transfer
From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)

Meals
18 breakfasts | 7 lunches | 15 dinners

Transportation
Air-conditioned modern coach.

Guide
Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

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Accommodation:5 and 4 star hotels | Gulet cruise from Fethiye in ensuite cabins.
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Meals:18 breakfasts | 7 lunches | 15 dinners
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