The Best of Turkey

8 Day Small Group Tour from Istanbul to Istanbul with G Adventures

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 8 Day The Best of 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...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Istanbul
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Istanbul
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
16
Max Group Size
16
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Leisurely
Trip Pace
Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Turkey
Trip Operated By:
G Adventures
G Adventures
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
ETBT

Itinerary

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1 Istanbul
There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting in the evening. After, opt to head out to dinner in a local restaurant with the group. Get the most out of your time in Istanbul by pre-booking one of the following full-day activities to experience before your tour starts: Istanbul Backstreets Walk or Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night pre-tour. And don’t worry if you can’t decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, while any of the optional activities listed can be booked independently upon arrival in Istanbul. Stay: Hotel Centrum
2 Istanbul - Çanakkale
Make an early morning visit to Gallipoli, where thousands gave their lives during WWI in the battle of the same name. Take in the sights and learn the sombre story. It is only a little further to Çanakkale, a busy harbour town with a thriving student population. Join the crowds as they stroll the waterfront nightly. Stay: Bogaz Hotel (B)
3 Çanakkale - Ayvalık
Enjoy a visit to the world-famous city of Troy. Continue to Ayvalik. Be charmed by the blend of old Ottoman architecture, cobblestoned streets, and an attractive harbour. In the afternoon, opt to charter a small boat from the harbour to cruise this beautiful area. After, head to waterside restaurants for a sunset drink. Enjoy the hospitality and beautiful views from the family-run pension in a restored Ottoman mansion. Stay: Taksiyarhis Pension (B)
4 Ayvalık - Selçuk
Enjoy a free morning in Ayvalik before travelling to Selçuk, the base for exploring the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ephesus. Head to town and enjoy some free time to explore. Stay: Cenka Hotel (B)
5 Selçuk
With free time, choose to walk to the remains of St John's Basilica, visit the Mosque of Isa Bey or wander the streets of this vibrant Turkish town. Another option is to catch a local “dolmus” bus to the picturesque village of Şirince (8km/5 mi) to sample some local wine or shop for crafts. For dedicated sunseekers, the beach at Pamucaki is also within reach. Stay: Cenka Hotel (B)
6 Selçuk - Pamukkale
Visit the famous white cliffs of Pamukkale and the ancient site of Hierapolis. This UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hierapolis is evidence that the hot springs of Pamukkale were used as a spa since the second century BC. Stay: Tripolis Hotel (B)
7 Pamukkale - Istanbul
Take a short flight to İstanbul. After settling in, depart for a walking tour of the city. Each tour will be a bit different, allowing your CEO to point out their favourite spots. See highlights that may include Aya Sofya and the Topkapi Palace. With a little extra time, return to explore these sights in depth. Stay: Hotel Centrum (B)
8 Istanbul
Your tour might be finished, but the adventure’s far from over. Pre-book one of the following activities to experience after your tour ends: Dolmabahçe Palace Visit and Bosporus Cruise or Istanbul Backstreets Walk. If you do, we recommend booking accommodation for an extra night in Istanbul. And don’t worry if you can’t decide now. These activities are available for pre-booking any time before your tour starts, or they can be booked upon arrival in Istanbul. (B)

G Adventures Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore ancient historic cities.
  • Overnight in a converted Ottoman mansion.
  • Discover ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery.
  • Taste delicious local cuisine.
  • Walk through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale.
Trip Inclusions
  • G Adventures for Good: Çöp(m)adam Visit, Ayvalık
  • Gallipoli battlefields entrance and guided visit
  • Troy entrance and guided visit
  • Ottoman mansion stay
  • 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
Accommodation
  • Hotels (7 nights)
  • On this trip you can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights.
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Included Meals
  • 7 breakfasts included throughout this tour
Transport
  • Private air-con van, plane, walking
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

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Saturday 21 Sep 2019 Saturday 28 Sep 2019 204per person 995per person Enquire
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