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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days tour

Turkey Unplugged - 10 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
10 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Cappadocia – explore the surreal landscape on a guided tour including the Goreme Valley, Zelve and Uchisar castle-mountain
  • Istanbul – visit highlights of the Old City including the beautiful Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and imposing Topkapi Palace
  • Ephesus – tour the marble ruins of this Roman city which was once the site of the great Temple of Artemis - one of the Seven Ancient Wonders
  • Pamukkale – stroll around the terraced pools and opt for a relaxing dip in the naturally warm and calcium rich waters
  • Gallipoli – pay your respects at the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials and visit ANZAC Cove, a famous WW1 landing site
  • Troy – discover the legendary ruins and see a replica of the famous wooden horse which as the story goes, was used to sack the city
  • Pergamum – marvel at the Roman amphitheatre which is one of the steepest in the classical world
  • Hierapolis – see the UNESCO-listed ruins of this ancient spa town, built on the site of natural hot springs

Short Description

Discover the best of Turkey on this 10 day tour, travelling from bustling Istanbul and historic Gallipoli, to ancient Pergamum and unique Pammukale, plus the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia.

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

  • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • 9 nights 4 star and special class hotels
  • Airport arrival transfer on day 1 of tour and departure transfer (to Istanbul Airport) at 11am & 1.30pm on day 10
  • Guided sightseeing - Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Ruins of Ephesus and Pergamum, Pamukkale, Hierapolis and Cappadocia
  • Escorted by an English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

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Itinerary

Day : 1 Welcome to Turkey

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

Day : 2 The Old City

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

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 & Kusadasi

Gallipoli – Kusadasi. Heading south, we enjoy a guided tour of Troy and continue onto ancient Pergamum before our arrival at coastal Kusadasi.

Day : 5 Ancient Ephesus

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. We also visit a carpet manufacturing house.

Day : 6 Pamukkale Thermal Pools

Kusadasi – Pamukkale. Today, after breakfast, we drive to Pamukkale visiting the region’s famed calcium rich terraced pools, we then explore the ruined spa town of Hierapolis.

Day : 7-8 Fairytale Cappadocia

Pamukkale - Cappadocia. On our drive to Cappadocia, we visit some ancient caravanserais such as Sultanhani caravanserai. On day 8, we tour Göreme Valley to see rock-cut Byzantine churches, chapels and temples and Zelve. Stop on the outskirts of Goreme Village to see Pigeon Valley where century’s old pigeon houses are carved into the surrounding cliffs.

Day : 9 Back to Istanbul

Cappadocia - Istanbul. Today we head back to Istanbul, stopping en route for lunch (payable locally). We arrive into Istanbul in the evening.

Day : 10 Istanbul

Monday. After breakfast your tour draws to a close. Onward transfers to Istanbul International Airport are offered complimentary at 11am and 1:30pm today.

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Tour was amazing Lale was brilliant loved the historical stories she told and fascinated us with her wealth of knowledge

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Enjoyed the ride in the bus our driver Mustafa was amazing. The tour was indeed value for money, well planned and executed tour.

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I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. And the whole trip was more enjoyable because of our tour guide Lale. Lale went out of her way to assist me with all my requests; I would highly recommend her as a tour guide to anyone. Turkey is an amazing country with memorable experiences; I loved every minute of it.
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The tour was excellent, educational and showed the true beauty of Turkey and its people

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Our guide, Lale , was a true ambassador of turkey.

Tour was awesome

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Our tour guide Lale was absolutely amazing. Her exceptional organisational skills was outstanding. As a result of this our tours were incredibly enjoyable and memorable. She has an abundance of knowledge and history of the country.
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Our guide is the best and and I would recommend anyone travelling to Turkey to request Lale as your guide. She has exceptional organisational skills and great knowledge of Turkey. She attends to everyone's needs and is an exceptional guide that makes every experience memorable.
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This tour includes visits to some of the ancient world's most famous places, including the Hagia Sofia, Troy, and Ephesus, and you get to visit unusual natural wonders like the Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia. Our guide Lale was very knowledgeable about history and politics, and we learned so much from her about life in Turkey. She was funny and friendly and took great care of all of us. Well worth the price and I would love to go come back.
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Only ground transport

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Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Accomodations

4 star

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Trip Excludes

  • Tip for your tour guide and driver. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller as a tip for your guide and USD$2 per day for your driver. Tipping your guide and driver is an entirely personal gesture
  • International flights and visa
  • Entrance Fees: USD$115-130pp, paid in local currency

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