Amazing Turkey by Land

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.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

10 Days

Turkey

Istanbul / Istanbul

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5 & 4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.7

100 reviews

In-Depth Explorer,Overland

June to September

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 10-day tour hits the unmissable gems of Turkey, from the volcanic-rock mountains to the ancient cities and coastal towns.
  • Spend 3 nights by the coastal town of Fethiye, enjoying cocktails by the turquoise water or making the most of optional activities including paragliding, mud bathing and river cruising.
  • Experience bucket-list moments with optional activities such as floating over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon.
  • Swim in the revitalising, mineral rich waters of Pamukkale and explore the Cotton Castle landscapes.
  • Visit the historical heartlands of Turkey, including the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen ANZAC Soldiers and famous ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Kusadasi
  • Enjoy less time transiting and more time holidaying with an included domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul to shorten the time you spend driving in our Travel Talk Coaches.
  • Stay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels with all breakfasts and 7 dinners included.
  • Want to spend a few days sailing across the Turkish Coastline? Check out our Amazing Turkey by Gulet tours.

Sights Visited on This Tour

Asklepion

The Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital.

Blue Mosque

The exterior features a beautiful cascade of domes and six minarets and blue Iznik tiles adorn the interior giving the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Cappadocia

A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

Dalyan

Home of the famous Caretta Caretta turtles. Take the most popular mud bath in Turkey, and then a fantastic boat trip is to take you to Iztuzu beach.

Ephesus

The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.Celcius Library is the most important remains of it.

Gallipoli

Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Anzac Cove, Johnston's Jolly, North Beach, Ari Burnu, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, Shrapnel Valley, Artillery Raod, Quinn's Road and more…

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia, among the Seven Wonders of the World, awaits you with all its magnificence. The hundreds of years old structure will fascinate you on sight.

Istanbul

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

Pamukkale

Home of the world-famous travertines, the cotton castle. You will witness the unusual and beautiful scenery just near the ancient city of Hierapolis.

Topkapi Palace

Home of the Sultans, heart of the Ottoman Empire… Roam through the royal palace of the Ottomans and follow their footsteps to see their most valued treasures.

Troy

Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city attacked in the Trojan War. The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other...

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Meals

9 breakfasts, 7 dinners

Transportation

A/C coach or mini-bus, Domestic flight.

Airport Transfer(s)

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

Tour Guiding

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

Flight

Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul

Sightseeing

Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Topkapi Palace Museum Derinkuyu Underground City Goreme Open Air Museum

Cavusin Pigeon Valley Uchisar Ihlara Valley Pamukkale White Terraces

Ephesus Ancient City Asklepion Ancient City Troy Ancient City Anzac Cove Beach Cemetery

Lone Pine Chunuk Bair War Trenches Saklikent Oludeniz

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.  
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.
Please use the promo code GVMEXT5 at checkout for an extra 5% discount on the listed rates.

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Budgeting for This Tour

Istanbul

Topkapı Palace

100 TRY

Blue Mosque

Free

Hagia Sophia

Free

Cappadocia

Underground City

50 TRY

Goreme Museum

100 TRY

Pigeon Valley

Free

Pamukkale

White Terraces

80 TRY

Ephesus Ancient City

100 TRY

Canakkale

Asklepion Ancient City

45 TRY

Troy Ancient City

50 TRY


525 TRY ( Approx. US$70 )

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. While every person has different spending habits, we have estimated your average daily expenses to help out with the planning. Please find below in USD the approximate spending to expect for meals not included and more.

Meals

Lunch at restaurant

US$ 5-7 

Dinner at restaurant

US$ 10-15 

Sandwich at a stall

US$ 1-2

Simit - Turkish Bagel

US$ 0.15 

Drinks

Bottle of water

US$ 0.15 

Coffee

US$ 1-1.5 

Tea

US$ 0.5-1 

Bottle of beer

US$ 2-3

Tipping

Tipping good service is common in Turkey, typically ~ 10% for a restaurant meal. No need to tip taxi drivers, however you can round up the fare for convenience. Your guide and driver would also appreciate this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture. Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills. Turkey is especially known for its:

Pottery & Ceramics

Cappadocia

Famous for its fertile lands and other-worldly landscape, the volcanic soil of Goreme, Cappadoccia has allowed for marvellous works of pottery for centuries. A perfect souvenir that comes in many shapes and sizes! Prices may range from 1 to 100 USD.

Hand-woven carpets

Cappadocia

Famously known for its high-quality hand-woven carpets, it might be the best souvenir to give yourself or to a loved one… Prices may range from 100 to 1000+ USD.

Evil-eye Talisman

Countrywide

Believed to ward of the evil, these bright blue eyes of glass (Nazar Boncugu) are found in many sights visited and come in various sizes as decorative items, keychains and more. Prices may range from 0.50 to 50 USD.
How to budget
Entrance Fees To The Sights

Topkapı Palace: 100 TRY

Blue Mosque: Free

Hagia Sophia: Free

Underground City: 50 TRY

Goreme Museum: 100 TRY

Pigeon Valley: Free

White Terraces: 80 TRY

Ephesus Ancient City: 100 TRY

Asklepion Ancient City: 45 TRY

Troy Ancient City: 50 TRY

Total: 525 TRY

(Approx. GBP 50)

How to budget
Optional Activities

Hot Air Ballooning: EUR 130

Turkish Night: 160 TRY

Turkish Bath: 130 TRY

Bosphorus Cruise: EUR 10

How to budget
Personal Spending

The Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey.

Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.

- Coffee: USD 0.50

- Sandwiches: USD 0.50 - 2

- A bottle of beer: USD 3

- Mid-range restaurant meal: USD 10

How to budget
Shopping

Whilst on a Turkey tour, experiencing the shopping scene is a must. With plenty of markets, stores, shops and bazaars to choose from you’re able to discover a wide range of beautiful unique crafts, textiles, jewellery, clothing and furniture.

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Turkey is also home to the Grand Bazaar; the biggest old covered bazaar in the world, with over 3,000 shops of all kinds. Haggling is also part of the experience, so brush up on your skills.

Accommodation

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
Istanbul
5 Star

Hotel continues its deep meaning that coming from its history which is adjacent to the most important historical monuments of the city, is the only five-star hotel in the region.

KOLIN HOTEL
Canakkale
5 Star

The 5-star hotel in Gallipoli is a perfect place to relax and prepare for the upcoming big tour. The large swimming pool and the delicious open buffet add up to the comfortable rooms they offer.

MARINA HOTEL
Kusadasi
4 Star

This hotel has a seafront location in the Aegean coast, only 250 metres from the beach. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and a terrace with panoramic views of the sea and Kusadasi Marina.

HOTEL GREENLAND
Fethiye
4 Star

This hotel is located in heart of pine forest where it’s peaceful, calm. And this hotel has a large swimming pool to offer as well as daily attractions and close to Oludeniz beach.

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
Pamukkale
4 Star

This hotel is located in Karahayit regions where is famous with it's mineral hot waters and this hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

AVRASYA HOTEL
Cappadocia
4 Star

This is a very special place in Cappadocia which has been shaped by magic hands of nature. The hotel is in the intersection of the real world and the world of fairies. Also in a very good location.

Accommodation
Istanbul
LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL
5 Star
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Canakkale
KOLIN HOTEL
5 Star
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Kusadasi
MARINA HOTEL
4 Star
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Fethiye
HOTEL GREENLAND
4 Star
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Pamukkale
HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
4 Star
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Cappadocia
AVRASYA HOTEL
4 Star

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.7/5 100 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.4
  • Transportation 4.61
  • Value for Money 4.87
  • Guide 4.85
  • Overall 4.69

A. Beaufoy

Mustafa was highly knowledgeable & a good guide. The land activities were excellent – Saklıkent was a highlight. The tour was the perfect blend of relaxing & sightseeing. Highly enjoyable & would highly recommend!

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R. McMurtrie

It was an awesome trip with great info, sights and tour guide / drivers!

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B. Thompson

Yavuz was an amazing guide. Great knowledge of the country. I enjoyed own perspectives that he shared. He made genuine effort to include and make sure all guests enjoyed tour experience.

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L. Collins

Yavuz was an incredible tour guide. He had the best stories and was like a friend. Made me very safe. Bus drivers were very kind and friendly. I did not expect to learn as much as I did. Very happy with my tour and would go through Travel Talk again.

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A. Smith

Aykut was a wonderful guide. He was very knowledgeable and delivered the informationin a fun and interesting way. He answered all questions and remained proffesional at all times while keeping the environment fun for all travellers. Loved being on his tour and he made the group laugh.

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A. Leitao

Mustafa is a fantastic guide and I really appreciate everything that he has done for us. He has great knowledge and insight, is friendly, organised, calm and good humoured. The tour would not have been the same without him. Thanks. The bus drivers were great and the bus very comfortable.

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A. Sheikh

Mustafa is amazing. He was more than a tour guide. He felt like family,a super close friend. He was super informativeand very prompt. He was super nice and super funny. Mustafa definitely knows his stuff. Honestly speaking.

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S. Davies

Mustafa was so easy going and a fun guide. He always had interesting information and local knowledge. The hotel standard were high and very comfortable. I appreciated the wifi and air conditionar in the room.

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B. Shead

Mustafa was wonderfulon the tour, very helpful, knowledgeable and generally very lovely. I would recommend.

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D. Miller

Bus drivers were also great people who were always helpful. Yıldıray was exceptional in my view. He is high energy, informative, fun, organised and flexible. He did his best to accomodate all our requests and suggestions. Thanks for a great introduction to Turkey.

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • This 10-day tour hits the unmissable gems of Turkey, from the volcanic-rock mountains to the ancient cities and coastal towns.
  • Spend 3 nights by the coastal town of Fethiye, enjoying cocktails by the turquoise water or making the most of optional activities including paragliding, mud bathing and river cruising.
  • Experience bucket-list moments with optional activities such as floating over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in a Hot Air Balloon.
  • Swim in the revitalising, mineral rich waters of Pamukkale and explore the Cotton Castle landscapes.
  • Visit the historical heartlands of Turkey, including the shores of Gallipoli to honour the fallen ANZAC Soldiers and famous ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum and Kusadasi
  • Enjoy less time transiting and more time holidaying with an included domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul to shorten the time you spend driving in our Travel Talk Coaches.
  • Stay in hand-picked, centrally located and authentic 5 & 4-Star hotels with all breakfasts and 7 dinners included.
  • Want to spend a few days sailing across the Turkish Coastline? Check out our Amazing Turkey by Gulet tours.

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