Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Turkey Discovered - 14 Days tour

Turkey Discovered - 14 Days

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
14 days
From: $ 1,895 $ 135 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Cappadocia region, UNESCO World Heritage listed Goreme Valley, Kaymakli Underground City and Uchisar Castle
  • Konya - Silk Road, ancient caravanserais and Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum
  • Greek villages of Sirince and Kayakoy
  • Fethiye, Koycegiz and Olu Deniza - lake, Turtle Beach, mud baths and the beautiful Blue Lagoon
  • Safranbolu - UNESCO World Heritage Listed town, Ottoman architecture and artisians
  • Saklikent Gorge, Antalya and the ancient theatre of Aspendos
  • Istanbul - old City, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar
  • Pamukkale thermal pools and Roman Hierapolis
  • Gallipoli Peninsular - ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials, trenches and battlefields
  • Roman ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum
  • Aegean coast
  • Troy - Trojan horse and ancient ruins
  • Carpet weaving demonstration and leather showroom

Short Description

This ultimate tour of Turkey takes you from bustling Istanbul and the battlefields of Gallipoli, to the whirling dervishes of Konya and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia over 14 days.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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End City N/A

Destinations

Turkey

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Trip Includes

  • 13 breakfasts and 8 hotel dinners
  • 12 nights 4 star hotels and special class hotels, 1 night Ottoman Mansion home - Safranbolu
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 of tour and departure transfer (to Istanbul Airport) at 9am & 1pm on day 14
  • Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ruins of Ephesus, Pergamum, Sirince, Pamukkale, Hierapolis, Koycegiz, Kayakoy, Antalya, Konya, Cappadocia and Safranbolu
  • Koycegiz lake cruise and mud baths
  • Wine tasting in Sirince
  • Saklikent Gorge - canyon walk and tubing (optional)
  • Ferry crossing of the Dardenelles
  • Escorted by an English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private, modern air-conditioned vehicles

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Itinerary

Day : 1 Istanbul

Saturday. Welcome to Turkey, included arrival transfer to our hotel.

Day : 2 The Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace

Istanbul. This morning we enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul's old city. Our tour including the Blue Mosque, the ruinous Hippodrome and the Hagia Sofia Museum.

Day : 3 Gallipoli - WW1 battlefields

Istanbul – Gallipoli. Today we explore ANZAC Cove and the many memorials dotted across the WW1 battlefields, such as ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Memorial and cemetery, Chunuk Bair Memorial and more.

Day : 4 Troy & Coastal Kusadasi

Gallipoli – Kusadasi. Heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Troy and continue onto ancient Pergamum before visiting a local carpet emporium.

Day : 5 Ancient Ephesus & Greek Sirince

Today, we enjoy a guided tour at the legendary Roman ruins of Ephesus. Be sure to see the famous Library of Celcus, the gymnasium of Vedius and Stadium.

Day : 6 Cotton Castles of Pamukkale

Kusadasi – Pammukale. Meandering through the sweeping plains we arrive at the hot springs of Pamakkule. There will be time to paddle our feet as we walk the terraces before visiting a leather fashion house.

Day : 7 Turtle Beach & Fethiye

Pamukkale - Koycegiz - Fethiye. Arriving at Koycegiz, we embark upon a boat cruise to Turtle Beach and smother ourselves in mud at the local mud bath. Continue to Fethiye where we'll spend the next two nights.

Day : 8 Kayakoy & Oludeniz

Fethiye - Kayakoy Greek village - Oludeniz - Fethiye. After breakfast we explore the quaint Greek village of Kayakoy. This afternoon we drive to Oludeniz, where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a swim in the beautiful Blue Lagoon.

Day : 9 Saklikent Gorge

Fethiye - Antalya. Today we visit the beautiful Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. Weaving our way through the Touros Mountains we arrive to Antalya visiting the Duden Waterfalls en route.

Day : 10 Whirling Dervishes

Antalya – Cappadocia. Early morning departure for Konya, en route we visit the ancient theatre of Aspendos. In Konya we tour the monastery of the Mevlana whirling dervishes and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi.

Day : 11 Captivating Cappadocia

Today we tour the stunning Cappadocia region – today highlights include the World Heritage Listed Goreme Valley to see rock-cut Byzantine churches and chapels, Kaymaki Underground City and Uchisar Castle. Stop on the outskirts of Goreme Village to see Pigeon Valley where century’s old pigeon houses are carved into the surrounding cliffs.

Day : 12 Safranbolu - Ottoman Royalty

Cappadocia - Safranbolu. Opt for an early morning hot air balloon flight (booked locally). Today we head to the World Heritage Listed town of Safranbolu.

Day : 13 The Grand Bazaar

Safranbolu - Istanbul. This morning we embark on a walking tour of the old town before returning to Istanbul with an afternoon visit to the Grand Bazaar.

Day : 14 Istanbul

Friday. Say goodbye to our new friends and our tour concludes after breakfast. Departure transfers are offered at 9am and 1pm to Istanbul airport.

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I would like to say a personal thank you to both OTG and my guide Esra for making my travel experience to Turkey so smooth and beautiful

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Esra’s knowledge on Art, Culture and History was impressive, combined with her selflessness and bubbly personality made our extensive travels which were sometimes overwhelming and tiring, fun and memorable. Esra is an incredibly kind and compassionate person who ensured we were happy and well and I am very lucky we crossed her path. I’ve learnt a lot about the Turkish heritage and it’s been a privilege to have seen so many ancient and underground cities. I’m already thinking about a next visit!!! Thank you ever so much.
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Guide was wonderful, personable and professional and encyclopedic in his knowledge of Turkey's history, geology, geography, agriculture and plants

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I loved the route and itinerary, saw everything on my list and I was pleased with the organisation and efficiency of OTG.

Absolutely amazing tour and our guide could not have been more knowledgeable and accommodating

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Reggie made our tour better by predicting when other tours would be there so we got quieter times at busy sites . His humour and professionalism was amazing. Thanks ‘ On the go ‘ and Reggie.
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Burhan is an amazing guide! So much knowledge, so attentive, quick to make alternatives if needed and is still so excited about Turkey after all his years of guiding

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Couldn’t have wished for a better experience

Tour was awesome, loved the visits to all the historical sites in Turkey

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One of the highlight was going to Gallipoli, it was an eye-opener. Cappadocia region, another one of my highlights, was beautiful during winter with all the snow, disappointed that we could not do the balloon ride. Will definitely come back here in the warmer months. Oguzhan was a great tour guide, his knowledge on the cities and sites we visited was awesome, it gave a better understanding of the city and site.
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  • Entrance Fees: USD$120-140pp, paid in local currency

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