Amazing Turkey by Land

from $1110/per person

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.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers, staff and communities visited have always been our utmost priority. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind with our enhanced Safe Travels protocols and Special Flexible Conditions, so that you can book and travel with confidence. We have also recevied the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which allows travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Duration
10 Day
Destination(s)
Turkey
Starts in / Ends in
Istanbul / Istanbul
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5&4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
35-40

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.

Sight Visited

  • Asklepion
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Ephesus

    The best preserved ancient town in Turkey, Ephesus embarks you on a journey to ancient times while roaming the streets.

  • Gallipoli
    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
    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

  • Pamukkale
    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, the ancient cure center.

  • Topkapi Palace
    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

    The legendary city where you can outline layers of ruins of cities built on top of each other and visit the famous Trojan horse, awaits you.

ITINERARY

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Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! At the Istanbul airport terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign 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.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
2
Day 2: Istanbul, Old City Tour
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.
  • Accommodation
    Ottoman Legacy Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Blue Mosque
    Sightseeing of Hagia Sophia
    Sightseeing of Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Optional Activities
    Bosphorus Boat Cruise - EUR 10
  • Entrance Fees
    Blue Mosque - Free
    Hagia Sophia - Free
    Topkapi Palace Museum 100 TL
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Day 3: Istanbul, Gallipoli
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.
  • Accommodation
    Kolin Hotel - 5 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Anzac Cove
    Sightseeing of Beach Cemetery
    Sightseeing of Lone Pine
    Sightseeing of Sightseeing of Chunuk Bair
    Sightseeing of War Trenches
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Day 4: Troy, Kusadasi
You may of 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 the seaside town of Kusadasi.
  • Accommodation
    Marina Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Troy Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Troy Ancient City - 50 TL
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Day 5: 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.
  • Accommodation
    Turquoise Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Ephesus Ancient City
  • Entrance Fees
    Ephesus Ancient City - 100 TL
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Day 6: Fethiye, Saklıkent, Oludeniz
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.
  • Accommodation
    Turquoise Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Saklikent
    Sightseeing of Oludeniz
  • Optional Activities
    Paragliding - EUR 120
  • Entrance Fees
    Saklıkent - 10 TL
    Oludeniz Beach - 7 TL
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Day 7: Fethiye, 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.
  • Accommodation
    Turquoise Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Dalyan Boat Trip
    Mud Bath
    Iztuzu Beach
  • Optional Activities
    Mudbath
    Iztuzu Beach
  • Entrance Fees
    Mud Bath - 8 TL
    Iztuzu Beach - 1 TL
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Day 8: Fethiye, 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.
  • Accommodation
    Hierapark Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Pamukkale White Terraces
  • Entrance Fees
    Pamukkale White Terraces - 80 TL
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Day 9: Pamukkale, Cappodocia
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).
  • Accommodation
    Avrasya Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Derinkuyu Underground City
    Sightseeing of Ihlara Valley
  • Optional Activities
    Turkish Bath Experience - 130 TL
  • Entrance Fees
    Derinkuyu Underground City - 50 TL
10
Day 10: Cappadocia, Istanbul (By Flight)
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. In the evening we fly to Istanbul, your tour ends in Istanbul Airport at 9:30pm, please book your flights accordingly.
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Goreme Open Air Museum Visit
    Sightseeing of Cavusin
    Sightseeing of Pigeon Valley
    Sightseeing of Uchisar
  • Optional Activities
    Hot Air Balooning - 195 EUR
  • Entrance Fees
    Goreme Open Air Museum - 75 TL

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The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

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

Meals

9 breakfasts | 7 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Dalyan boat trip | Domestic flight from Capadocia to Istanbul

Flight

Domestic Flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul.

Guide

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

What is not included in the tour price?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

LEGACY OTTOMAN HOTEL - ISTANBUL


KOLIN HOTEL - CANAKKALE


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


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. The air-conditioned rooms of Marina Hotel Kusadasi include a minibar and an LCD TV with satellite channels.

TURQUOISE HOTEL - FETHIYE


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

HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL - PAMUKKALE


This hotel offers an absolute relaxation with it’s hot thermal pools & spa center.

AVRASYA HOTEL - CAPPADOCIA


Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2018. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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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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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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R. McMurtrie

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

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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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N. L. A. Schott

Yavuz was amazing, the was very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating.

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D. Ambler

Yavuz is a fantastic tour guide! He is a fantastic ambassador of Turkey + Travel Talk. Travel Talk is very lucky to have him working for the company. I will recommend this trip to my friends because of him.

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M. Fletcher

Yavuz was an amazing guide. Feel like I felt Turkey having a lot of ancient, learning history, visiting lots of places. Also learnt a lot about modern day Turkey. Yavuz made this tour amazing. And the bus drivers were fantastic.

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E. Perri

When I came over to Turkey I didin’t expect it to be as amazing as it was. Yavuz has gave above and beyond in every situation to ensure everyone is safe laughing and overall having an awesome time. The tour group was a perfect size the sites we went to were incredible and the hotels were pretty perfect too.

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S. Murphy

Absolutely loved this tour! The accommodation was amazing. Kev was super helpful, knowledgeable and went above a beyond to help us / answer our questions.

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Steven Greene

I had an absolute blast to say the least! Mustafa was an excellent guide, he knew all the facts and was hilarious! The bus driver was excellent and always very well dressed. Thank you Travel Talk!

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TOP REVIEWS

  • Amazing Turkey by Land

    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.

    L. Collins
  • Amazing Turkey by Land

    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.

    B. Thompson
  • Amazing Turkey by Land

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

    R. McMurtrie

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