From (AUD)$7,995
Days20
Airfares included
Turkey, replete with ancient history, fascinating landscapes, magical cities and delicious food, awaits us on this in-depth small group tour. Journey from Istanbul to Gallipoli, via Cappadocia, Kaş and Ephesus. Delight in local delicacies, be enchanted by the fairytale chimneys of the Göreme Valley and the cascading hot springs of Pamukkale.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $185pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Bus, Ferry & Plane
No Hidden Extras

Travel to the fascinating Göreme Valley, with its amazing moon-like setting. Over thousands of years, the rain has eroded this landscape to give rise to strange rock formations known as 'Fairy Chimneys'.

See the unique natural site of Pamukkale. Over the last 14,000 years, calcium-rich water from an underground thermal spring has flowed over the mountainside and slowly solidified, creating shallow white basins and twisted stalagmites.

Visit the architecturally stunning Blue Mosque in Istanbul. It’s domed exterior with 6 minarets is so impressive it’s hard to believe it’s real.

Visit Ephesus, the largest Roman city ever uncovered. Walking down the marble covered streets, you’ll get a feel for what life was like for the 300,000 people that once called the city home.

Special Experiences

Excite your taste buds with some of Turkey’s most famous delicacies, including baklava, Turkish coffee, and of course, Turkish delight!
Stay in a cave hotel in the heart of Cappadocia for four nights and experience the true culture and beauty of the region.
Visit a family in Cappadocia and learn to prepare some of the local culinary specialties in a hands-on cooking class.
Watch on as a chef prepares our lunch for today - etli ekmek, a pizza-like specialty that originated in Konya.
Enjoy a leisurely day cruising the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Relax and soak up the sun and the spectacular coastal scenery.
Pay homage to the spirit of the ANZACs in Gallipoli. We visit ANZAC Cove, the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, and Johnston’s Jolly with a specialist Gallipoli guide.

Itinerary Turkey in Depth 2022/2023

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Turkey in Depth 2022/2023

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Turkish Delights

  • Visit the Underground Basilica Cistern in Istanbul
  • Walk across the Hippodrome
  • Taste Turkish cuisine including coffee, turkish delights and baklava
  • Tour Istanbul's magnificent Topkapi Palace
  • Tour Istanbul's domed Basilica of St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia)
  • Admire the interior walls of the unique Blue Mosque
  • See the Ihlara Valley 
  • Visit the open-air museum at Zelve Valley 
  • Visit the hidden monastic valley of Paşabaği 
  • Travel to the fascinating Göreme Valley 
  • Follow the paths of the stunning Red Valley 
  • Explore the village of Avanos
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class with the locals
  • Visit one of Cappadocia's underground cities 
  • Visit the Mevlana Museum 
  • Watch a cooking demonstration of the Turkish, pizza-like dish called elti ekmek
  • In Beyşehir visit Esrefoğlu Mosque 
  • See Eflatun Pinar, a Hittite spring sanctuary
  • Learn about life in Turkey over a coffee with a local 
  • Enjoy a free day to relax or explore Antalya
  • Stop at the ancient city of Phaselis
  • In Antalya view Hadrian’s Gate
  • Spend a day cruising along the coast of the Mediterranean
  • See the unique natural site of Pamukkale
  • Visit the site of Hierapolis
  • See the beautiful city of Aphrodisias 
  • Explore Ephesus
  • Visit local winery for wine tasting and dinner
  • Visit the Asclepion, an ancient medical centre in the city of Pergamum
  • Stop in the famous town of Troy
  • Visit the World War I battlefields famous for the ANZAC involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign
  • Enjoy a walking tour through the neighbourhoods of Fener and Balat 
  • Explore Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar 
  • Browse the Istanbul Spice Bazaar

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Turkey. Taxes included
  • Economy-class flight within Turkey
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Full-day cruise along the beautiful Mediterranean coast
  • Tipping Made Easy, $185pp (2022) / $275pp (2023) pre-paid 

Accommodation

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  • 13 nights in 3-4 star hotels 
  • 4 nights in a Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

Properties include:

  • Amethyst Hotel, Istanbul
  • Alfina Cave Hotel Cappadocia, Cappadocia
  • Ali Bilir Hotel, Beysehir
  • Best Western Plus Khan Hotel, Antalya
  • Belinda Hotel, Kas
  • Doga Thermal Health & Spa, Pamukkale
  • Charisma De Luxe Kuşadası, Kuşadası
  • Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

For single travellers - A note on our single supplement:
The single supplement you pay on our tours will provide you with sole use of a double room. We book the use of a double room on our European small group tours as typically the single rooms in this region are a lot smaller and in less favourable positions within the hotel themselves.

Meals

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  • 17 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Meal highlight:
    • Cappadocia, learn to make traditional Turkish cuisine including keskek, manti and gozleme in a hands-on cooking class

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally-based tour director
  • Specialist Gallipoli guide 

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Istanbul is a walking city and is extremely easy to get around on foot. Your Tour Director will have a tourist map of Istanbul for you.
  • The Blue Mosque is currently undergoing renovations and therefore will be partly covered in scaffolding.
  • The Basilica Cistern is currently under renovations and may partly be without water.
  • On day 4, the airline ticket for the flight between Istanbul and Cappadocia has been issued locally by our operator.
  • Ramadan in Turkey will begin on Sat, 02 April & ends on Sun, 01 May 2022 and Wed, 22 March & ends on Fri, 21 April 2023.

Optional Excursions:

  • All optional tours are based on a minimum of 10 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional tours may also be available on multiple or alternate days. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director or guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Information Turkey in Depth 2022/2023

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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Dates & Prices Turkey in Depth 2022/2023

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
17 Sep 22
06 Oct 22
$7,795
On Request
08 Oct 22
27 Oct 22
$7,795
On Request
06 May 23
25 May 23
$7,995
Guaranteed Departure
27 May 23
15 Jun 23
$7,995
Guaranteed Departure
10 Jun 23
29 Jun 23
$7,995
Available
05 Aug 23
24 Aug 23
$7,995
Available
19 Aug 23
07 Sep 23
$7,995
Available
02 Sep 23
21 Sep 23
$7,995
Available
23 Sep 23
12 Oct 23
$7,995
Available
07 Oct 23
26 Oct 23
$7,995
Guaranteed Departure

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities
Please contact our office for applicable pricing
Booking Deposit
$750 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $185pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $1,625
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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