Best of Turkey by Land Small Group

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Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. Discover the ancient wonders of Turkey in our 12 day Best of Turkey by Land tour. Embrace the culture and history of Istanbul & Gallipoli, ride through the magnificent Aegean Coast and in-land wonders of Anatolia. Start your tour exploring the magnificent museums and mosques of Istanbul and then travel south along the Aegean Coast, capturing wonderful visions of ancient cities. After, we’ll head inland to experience the incredible natural marvels of fairy chimney formations in Cappadocia.

Highlights
  • Enjoy the pristine bays and turqouise waters of Fethiye, visit the natural wonderland of Saklikent Gorge and take a boat trip to Dalyan along caretta.
  • Feel the beating heart of Istanbul in the old town beside monumental landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia.
  • Explore the well-preserved ruins of Ephesus delving into ancient times and soak in the gorgeous Library of Celsus.
  • Visit the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen during one of the greatest battles & famous ancient cities in Anatolia; Troy,Asklepion and Cappadocia.
  • Walk among cottonlike pools of travertine in Pamukkale and soak in the magical landscape.
  • Cappadocia with options for an unforgettable hot-air ballooning adventure and Turkish Bath.
Add Ons
Local Payment: £0
Destinations
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Istanbul
Tour Types
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Active
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Singles
  • Museum
  • Adventure
  • Small Group
  • Sightseeing
  • Beaches
  • History
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Couples
  • LGBT+

Location: Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled 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.

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Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star

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Location: Gelibolu

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.

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Accommodation Name: Kolin Hotel - 5 Star

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Location: Troy, Kuşadası

You may have 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 seaside town of Kusadasi.

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Accommodation Name: Marina Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Greenland - 4 Star

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Location: Fethiye

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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Greenland - 4 Star

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Location: 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. Included Activities Dalyan Boat Trip Mud Bath Iztuzu Beach Optional Activities Mudbath Iztuzu Beach

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Greenland - 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: 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).

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Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: 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 Göreme, and tick off bucket list sights along the way including Göreme 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.

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Accommodation Name: Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star

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Location: Ihlara, İstanbul

This morning we visit the dramatically beautiful Ihlara Valley before departing for Istanbul where we arrive late in the evening.

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Accommodation Name: Legacy Ottoman Hotel - 5 Star

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Location: İstanbul

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).

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Included
  • Meals
    -11 breakfasts | 8 dinners
  • Fully Guided
  • Guide
    -Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Airport Transfer
    -From Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on day 1)
  • Transportation
    -Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Dalyan boat trip
  • Accommodation
    -5 and 4 star hotels

Not Included
  • Entrance Fees
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  • Items of a personal nature
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  • Any flights
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  • Visa fees
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  • Travel insurance
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  • Optional activities
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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Start:Istanbul
Finish:Istanbul
Group size:12 - 12
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:5 and 4 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:11 breakfasts | 8 dinners
Tour operated in: English
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