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 region, UNESCO World Heritage listed Goreme Valley, Kaymakli Underground City and Uchisar Castle
  • Roman ruins of Pergamum and Ephesus
  • Pamukkale thermal pools and Roman Hierapolis
  • Istanbul - old city, Istanbul, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Basilica Underground Cistern and Topkapi Palace
  • Gallipoli Peninsular - ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials, trenches and battlefields
  • Aegean Coast
  • Troy - Trojan horse and ruins
  • Carpet weaving and leather manufacturing houses

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
Start City N/A
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 Ataturk International 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 Ataturk International Airport are offered complimentary at 11am and 1:30pm today.

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Turkey Unplugged - 10 Days

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We stared our month long vacation with the tour in Turkey

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Now that our vacation has come to an end having visited 3 countries we can honestly say that our time in Turkey by far was the best time. The culture, the food and especially the history of Turkey that we learned from our tour guide Recep Aydin was very educational but most of all very memorable. It was very obvious that his knowledge of the historical sites as well as the Turkish culture came from the heart. His professionalism with the group as well as knowing when to joke around and keep things fun was outstanding. Without any doubt we know that we will never forget our trip to Tukey with on the go tours.
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Turkey was incredible, so much history and natural beauty

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My whole trip I was in awe. But I must express how fabulous our guide was. I have travelled the world and never in my entire life did I learn so much from any guide. He was full of information with so much love and respect for his country. He was also caring and protective, this was so good for me as I was traveling alone. Recep Aydin was also so much fun, he made us laugh a lot all the time and kept us all entertained. I will highly recommend this tour to everyone, but most importantly I will tell friends to request to be on Recep's tour, because the truth is I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much as I did if it was not for him. Thank you for an amazing experience.
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I had a lovely tour with a great group of people

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Our tour leader, Esra, was very knowledgeable on Turkish history and genuinely enjoys talking about it.

The tour was very well organised and we stayed in good quality hotels. I hope more tourist will go to Turkey as I did not feel unsafe at all and they really need tourism at the moment!
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The tour was great

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Tour Guide Erkan Can was knowledgable, helpful, humorous, attentive and so much more. I learned a lot from him. My checked luggage did not arrive at Ataturk Airport when I did. Erkan got involved immediately in trying to sort out the problem which enabled me to relax. With his help, I got my luggage before leaving Istanbul. I cannot say enough good things about him as he made my trip one of the best I have ever taken. I would also like to pass on some comments about our driver, Cengiz Tanrivermis. He was so helpful also; eager to do anything he could to meet our requests. He has a great personality and was a pleasure to be with each day. This was my first On The Go Tour and it was just perfect from beginning to ending.
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First of all, thanks Mark Prymier for quickly taking care of my booking in such a short notice

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Also, Yusuf, the driver, was awesome in guaranteeing our safety and enjoyable transportation. Esra, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful along the way and I truly learned a lot about Turkey from her. It was an amazing trip. It started slow but it got better every day. Ephesus was amazing to see, and taking a walk along the traverine terrace in Pamukkale was soothing and relaxing. Not to mention taking a hot air balloon watching the sunrise at Cappadocia with amazing landscape alone made the trip worthwhile. Lastly, thanks on the go for having such a well organized tour and treating us a lot of local treats and dinners. I highly recommend this tour to anybody.
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From family and friends who begged as not to go to Turkey due to the recent events

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..we went and found a country full of surprizes. Great people and great food. Our expectations were exceeded, learned soo much from our guide and had a couple of moments were the sites took your breath away....wow moments of just being in awe of what the ancient civiliazation built.

Unfortunetly so many people cancelled their trip to Turkey and our group ended up just being 4. But the 4 of us and with our guide Recep, we created memories that is so precious to me. We made new friends for life.

A huge thank you to Recep for the great birthday surprize cake for my husband at one of the restaurants. All the efforts you made for our little group of 4 speaks volume about your love for your country, passion and work ethics.

I encourage all to go to Turkey! No where did we ever feel unsafe. Security everywhere. My heart goes out to all effected by the drop in tourist. The media made it worst and its unfair to the ordinary citizens relying on the tourism industry.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 24

Accomodations

4 star

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  • 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$115-130, paid in local currency

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