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The Best of Turkey

8 days, Istanbul to Istanbul

People and artists walk down the alley of a street market in Istanbul, Turkey

This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, then leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques, and tea houses.

8 days

Istanbul to Istanbul

From$6975HKD
was $8719
Valid on Jun 11 2022
Trip Code: ETBT

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This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, then leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques, and tea houses.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

8 days

Istanbul to Istanbul

From$6975HKD
was $8719
Valid on Jun 11 2022
Trip Code: ETBT

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09

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Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for The Best of Turkey

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Istanbul

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Istanbul/Çanakkale

Guided tour of Gallipoli, including ANZAC Cove, the war cemeteries, and Lone Pine. Continue on to the harbour town of Çanakkale.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Çanakkale/Ayvalık

Enjoy a guided visit of Troy before arriving at Ayvalik. Visit a women's handicraft shop, a G Adventures supported project. Opt to enjoy a half-day boat trip.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Çöp(m)adam Visit

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Ayvalık/Selçuk

Visit ancient Ephesus before continuing on to Selçuk.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Selçuk

Opt to visit St John's Basilica and the Mosque of Isa Bey or the nearby picturesque village of Şirince.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Selçuk/Pamukkale

Guided walk of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Pamukkale/Istanbul

Hop on a morning flight to İstanbul. Take a guided orientation walk before free time to explore some highlights, including the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace or Hagia Sophia (or Aya Sofya).

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Istanbul

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Çöp(m)adam Visit, Ayvalık
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
  • Troy entrance and guided visit
  • Ephesus entrance and visit
  • Ancient Hierapolis and Pamukkale entrance and guided walk
  • Istanbul city walking tour
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts
Allow USD165-215 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private air-conditioned van, plane, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Alternative Istanbul Walking Tour and Bosphorus Cruise - From $589.00

Go even deeper into Istanbul, discovering diverse and lesser-visited districts with your CEO, and some of the best photography spots in the city! Today we will walk along the ancient Constantinople city walls; see Istanbul's best Roman mosaics and frescoes at the Kariye Mosque (formerly the Chora Church); stroll through the photogenic Fener (Greek) and Balat (Jewish) districts, known for their colourful wooden houses; enjoy lunch together; and cruise the Bosphorus Strait for stunning views of Ottoman palaces and the city skyline. Please note: this is a full day (6+ hours) day excursion. Lunch is included. Your CEO will collect you from the hotel lobby at 9am. Please bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and modest clothing/coverings for shoulders and upper legs for visiting religious sites.

Selçuk Cooking Class - From $159.00

Visit the nearby village of Selçuk and learn to cook a delicious traditional meal. Starting at the local market, you will learn about the fresh ingredients needed to create an appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert! After creating your meal (with potential vegetarian options), sit down and share with the rest of the class.

My Own Room - From $1119.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

The Best of Turkey

| 8 days - Istanbul to Istanbul - from $6975 HKD