Highlights of Turkey

Highlights of Turkey tour takes you to the most essential sites to see over 7 days. Start off with vibrant Istanbul and discover the diverse history and incredible monuments before a cruising on the Bosphorus. Ride to the magical Cappadocia and watch the fairy-chimneys unfold from a hot-air balloon. Splash into white-washed thermal pools of Pamukkale and walk the impressive ruins of Ephesus. Then fly back to Istanbul in comfort.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

7 Days

Turkey

Istanbul / Istanbul

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

5&4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

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Discovery,Overland

June to September

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore bustling cities, ancient ruins, seaside towns and unique landscapes on this 7-day Turkish adventure, with all breakfasts and four dinners included.
  • Travel in private air-conditioned coaches, stay in 5 & 4 star hotels and enjoy our complimentary airport pick-up on Day 1 of tour.
  • This tour includes a domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul to cut-down on transit time.
  • Get ready for pinch-yourself moments at the Ancient City of Ephesus. Be sure to check out the beautiful Library of Celsus and tick off a Wonder of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemis!
  • Explore the world-famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia! Then, join your local guide as you wander through underground cities and check out ancient churches hidden within caves.
  • Snap the ultimate Insta-worthy pics at the Cotton Castle natural springs or explore the ancient city of Hierapolis with a full day in the glorious Pamukkale region.
  • Start and end your trip in the bustling city of Istanbul. Visit the historical old town to explore the iconic Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and other hidden local gems.
  • Shape your adventure the way you’d like with optional activities – From hot-air ballooning over Cappadocia, to experiencing a traditional Night Show, a Bosphorus River boat cruise or relaxing like a local with a traditional Turkish bath experience.

Sights Visited on This Tour

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...

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.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Meals

6 breakfasts, 4 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 licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel and coach Wi-Fi ( where available )

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personel 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.  

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

The below rates are for solo travellers, the 2 FOR 1 deal will be applied when you select 2 or more travellers during the booking process.

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Sat 30 Jan 2021

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Guaranteed
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Fully Booked

45 % Off

$1609 $885

February 2021

Sat 13 Feb 2021

Fri 19 Feb 2021

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45 % Off

$1609 $885

Sat 27 Feb 2021

Fri 5 Mar 2021

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45 % Off

$1609 $885

March 2021

Sat 13 Mar 2021

Fri 19 Mar 2021

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45 % Off

$1649 $907

Sat 27 Mar 2021

Fri 2 Apr 2021

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April 2021

Sat 3 Apr 2021

Fri 9 Apr 2021

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$1669 $918

Sat 10 Apr 2021

Fri 16 Apr 2021

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May 2021

Sat 1 May 2021

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October 2021

Sat 2 Oct 2021

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$1659 $912

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Fri 12 Nov 2021

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45 % Off

$1649 $907

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Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 30 Jan

End 5 Feb

Per Person in Share Room

$1609 $885

February 2021

Fully Booked

45 % Off

Start 13 Feb

End 19 Feb

Per Person in Share Room

$1609 $885

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45 % Off

Start 27 Feb

End 5 Mar

Per Person in Share Room

$1609 $885

March 2021

Available

45 % Off

Start 13 Mar

End 19 Mar

Per Person in Share Room

$1649 $907

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45 % Off

Start 27 Mar

End 2 Apr

Per Person in Share Room

$1649 $907

April 2021

Available

45 % Off

Start 3 Apr

End 9 Apr

Per Person in Share Room

$1669 $918

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45 % Off

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End 16 Apr

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$1669 $918

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End 23 Apr

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End 30 Apr

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May 2021

Available

45 % Off

Start 1 May

End 7 May

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$1669 $918

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45 % Off

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End 14 May

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$1669 $918

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End 21 May

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End 28 May

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$1669 $918

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45 % Off

Start 29 May

End 4 Jun

Per Person in Share Room

$1669 $918

October 2021

Available

45 % Off

Start 2 Oct

End 8 Oct

Per Person in Share Room

$1659 $912

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45 % Off

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End 15 Oct

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$1659 $912

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45 % Off

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End 22 Oct

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$1659 $912

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45 % Off

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End 29 Oct

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$1659 $912

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45 % Off

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End 5 Nov

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$1659 $912

November 2021

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45 % Off

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End 12 Nov

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$1649 $907

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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. GBP 50 )

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

5-7 USD

Dinner at restaurant

10-15 USD

Sandwich at a stall

1-2 USD

Simit - Turkish Bagel

 0.15 USD

Drinks

Bottle of water

0.15 USD 

Coffee

1-1.5 USD

Tea

0.5-1 USD

Bottle of beer

2-3 USD

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.

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.

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
Accommodation
Kusadasi
MARINA HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Pamukkale
HIERA PARK DELUXE HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Cappadocia
AVRASYA HOTEL
4 Star

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore bustling cities, ancient ruins, seaside towns and unique landscapes on this 7-day Turkish adventure, with all breakfasts and four dinners included.
  • Travel in private air-conditioned coaches, stay in 5 & 4 star hotels and enjoy our complimentary airport pick-up on Day 1 of tour.
  • This tour includes a domestic flight between Izmir and Istanbul to cut-down on transit time.
  • Get ready for pinch-yourself moments at the Ancient City of Ephesus. Be sure to check out the beautiful Library of Celsus and tick off a Wonder of the Ancient World – Temple of Artemis!
  • Explore the world-famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia! Then, join your local guide as you wander through underground cities and check out ancient churches hidden within caves.
  • Snap the ultimate Insta-worthy pics at the Cotton Castle natural springs or explore the ancient city of Hierapolis with a full day in the glorious Pamukkale region.
  • Start and end your trip in the bustling city of Istanbul. Visit the historical old town to explore the iconic Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and other hidden local gems.
  • Shape your adventure the way you’d like with optional activities – From hot-air ballooning over Cappadocia, to experiencing a traditional Night Show, a Bosphorus River boat cruise or relaxing like a local with a traditional Turkish bath experience.

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