Amazing Turkey by Land

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A compact tour of Turkey’s amazing wonders and natural beauties. This 10-day tour starts off exploring the beautiful Istanbul, before heading to Gallipoli to pay respect to fallen soldiers at Anzac Cove. After this, you will head south and visit the ever popular Trojan Horse, before taking in the ancient wonders of Ephesus. Also included in this tour is a boat trip around Dalyan coast. Lastly you will visit the healing pools and ancient ruins of Pamukkale and then fly back to Istanbul.

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Destinations
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • Istanbul
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Adventure
  • Cultural
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, Old City Tour
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: Istanbul, 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 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 Mudbath Iztuzu Beach Entrance Fees Mud Bath - 8 TL Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL

Day 8: 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 9: Pamukkale, Cappodocia
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 10: Cappadocia, Istanbul (By Flight)
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. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly. Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Goreme Open Air Museum Visit Sightseeing of Cavusin Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley Sightseeing of Uchisar Optional Activities Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR Entrance Fees Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

Accommodation
5 and 4 star hotels

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

Meals
9 breakfasts | 7 dinners

Transportation
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Dalyan boat trip | Domestic flight from Capadocia to Istanbul

Flight
Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

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

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05-Jun-2021 for 9 Nights
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Group Size:25 - 30
Suitable For: 18-39 years
Accommodation:5 and 4 star hotels
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:9 breakfasts | 7 dinners
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