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Turkey

Bedecked by unparalleled history, cultural treasures and natural wonders, accompanied by premium comfort and authentic style, Turkey promises a unique travel experience. Ciconia Turkey tours provide a pinch of everything required from a premium adventure as you greet the harmonious merge of Europe and Asia. Turkey exclusive journeys are perfectly-paced to savour the cultural, culinary and natural wonders as well as calming beaches of golden sand. Dive deep into the rich culture via remarkable sights shaped over millennia by Ottoman, Islamic, Roman, Christian and Turkish habitants. Travel through wonderful Ionic cities scattered along the Aegean coast including the glorious Ephesus and Pergamon. Savour moments of a lifetime while walking in the white-washed travertines of the Cotton Castle of Turkey, ballooning-over the magical valleys of Cappadocia. Witness the other-worldly rituals of Whirling Dervishes and form genuine connections with the locals. Of course, always dine excellently like sultans.

Turkey Exclusive Journeys

Duration: 11 Day
11 day from $1142
Marvel at the stunning wonders and the harmonious blend of Europe and Asia, colourful...
Marvel at the stunning wonders and the harmonious blend of Europe and Asia, colourfully reflected in...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 15 Day
15 day from $1844
The astounding wonders of Turkey perfectly matched with a relaxing 4-day Mediterranea...
The astounding wonders of Turkey perfectly matched with a relaxing 4-day Mediterranean cruise. Savou...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 15 Day
15 day from $1424
The perfect blend of cultural discovery, marvellous wonders and golden beaches. Trave...
The perfect blend of cultural discovery, marvellous wonders and golden beaches. Travel in comfort an...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 9 Day
9 day from $941
Blessed with endless green mountains and valleys, as well as immense cultural heritag...
Blessed with endless green mountains and valleys, as well as immense cultural heritage, North Easter...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 12
Duration: 9 Day
9 day from $988
Uncover the astounding archaeological and cultural treasures of South Eastern Turkey ...
Uncover the astounding archaeological and cultural treasures of South Eastern Turkey on our 9-day to...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 12
Duration: 18 Day
18 day from $2083
Uncover the hidden gems of the North East together with the most popular highlights o...
Uncover the hidden gems of the North East together with the most popular highlights of Turkey. 18-da...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 12
Duration: 18 Day
18 day from $2130
Join a fascinating adventure through ancient times, colourful highlights and life-cha...
Join a fascinating adventure through ancient times, colourful highlights and life-changing tastes on...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 12

Turkey & Greece Exclusive Journeys

Duration: 19 Day
19 day from $2591
Witness Greece and Turkey, in all their timeless glory on our 19-day exclusive journe...
Witness Greece and Turkey, in all their timeless glory on our 19-day exclusive journey covering all ...
Starts/Ends: Athens
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5 -4 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 23 Day
23 day from $2934
Discover the perennial highlights of mainland Greece – from the quaint village ...
Discover the perennial highlights of mainland Greece – from the quaint village of Kalambaka to...
Starts/Ends: Athens
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5 -4 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 23 Day
23 day from $3354
The ultimate 23-day adventure begins by uncovering the myths and legends of Greece as...
The ultimate 23-day adventure begins by uncovering the myths and legends of Greece as you explore th...
Starts/Ends: Athens
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5 -4 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30

Turkey & The Balkans Exclusive Journeys

Duration: 20 Day
20 day from $2615
The perfect blend of cultural discovery, marvellous wonders and golden beaches. Trave...
The perfect blend of cultural discovery, marvellous wonders and golden beaches. Travel in comfort an...
Starts/Ends: Sofia
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 24 Day
24 day from $2938
The perfect blend of jaw-dropping scenery, cultural diversity and well-preserve histo...
The perfect blend of jaw-dropping scenery, cultural diversity and well-preserve history awaits on a ...
Starts/Ends: Sofia
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 24 Day
24 day from $3316
Submerge yourself into the diverse cultures and breath-taking landscapes in which the...
Submerge yourself into the diverse cultures and breath-taking landscapes in which the incredible Bal...
Starts/Ends: Sofia
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 25 Day
25 day from $2785
In the bustling heartland of Turkey – Istanbul – this 25-day journey begins. Disc...
In the bustling heartland of Turkey – Istanbul – this 25-day journey begins. Discover the incred...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 25 Day
25 day from $3205
Embrace relaxation at it’s finest, cruising the beautiful bays of Turkey on board a...
Embrace relaxation at it’s finest, cruising the beautiful bays of Turkey on board a traditional Gu...
Starts/Ends: Istanbul
Departs on: Saturdays
Hotel Rating: 5 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30

Turkey & Greece & The Balkans Exclusive Journeys

Duration: 27 Day
27 day from $3679
Experience breath-taking scenery and incredible history as you meander through incred...
Experience breath-taking scenery and incredible history as you meander through incredible landscapes...
Starts/Ends: Sofia
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5&4 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 31 Day
31 day from $3961
Immerse yourself in an incredible journey through Europe’s ‘melting pot’ of div...
Immerse yourself in an incredible journey through Europe’s ‘melting pot’ of diverse culture, c...
Starts/Ends: Sofia
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5&4 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Duration: 31 Day
31 day from $4381
Completely immerse yourself in the ultimate adventure through Turkey, Greece and the ...
Completely immerse yourself in the ultimate adventure through Turkey, Greece and the Balkans over 31...
Starts/Ends: Sofia
Departs on: Fridays
Hotel Rating: 5&4 Star Hotels
Group Size: 18-30
Turkey Sights Map

Must See Sights from Turkey

Blue Mosque
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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.

Hagia Sophia
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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.

Topkapi Palace
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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.

Gallipoli
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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…

Troy
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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.

Asklepion
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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.

Izmir
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Izmir which was known '' Symrna'' in Ancient Greek times. It was ruled by the many ancient civilizations such as Roman Empire, Persians, and Ottoman Empire. It's located in the west of Turkey and has coast line to the Aegean sea which makes it a great hub for sea tranportation both commercial and touristic reasons.

Pamukkale
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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.

Fethiye
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Fethiye is another ancient city in Turkey as well as known with it's famous beaches and blue water , very popular resort town which attracts millions of visitors annually. It's sky is always full of people paragliding every day.

Antalya
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Antalya is one of the most beautiful provinces of Turkey on the Mediterranean . Antalya, Turkey's principal holiday resort in the Mediterranean region that attracks millions of tourist every year.

Aspendos
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Aspendos was  founded by Greek colonists from Argos that came to Pamphylia after the Trojan War around the 13th century BC. It's known for its rich history, is one of Turkey’s most important cultural assets.

Perge
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Perge, an ancient Greek city founded in the southwest of Anatolia, approximately 9 miles east of modern day Antalya. During the Hellenistic period Perge was the capital of Pamphylia.

Konya
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Konya, which has been playing a centrel role being a cradle for many civilizations throughout the history, is one of the unique centers that combine its historical heritage and cultural accumulation with present time.

Cappadocia
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A region of exceptional natural and man-made wonders. Take the chance to discover underground cities carved into rock, fairy chimneys and many more...

Ankara
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Ankara is the capital city of Turkey, the heart of the Republic of Turkey. This city offers all the colours of west and east, tradition and the modernity.  

Turkey Tours - FAQ

Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange them?
All of our tours departing from Istanbul include arrival airport transfer if your flight lands to Istanbul on the first day of your tour between 5am – 11:30pm or if you have booked your Pre Accommodation through us. You must inform our call centre or info@traveltalktours.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travellers) at least 10 days prior to your arrival for the confirmed arrangement of your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport.
  • Sail Marmaris to Fethiye: Unfortunately airport transfer is not available for this tour.
Departure airport transfer is not available in Turkey.
Where we are gathering for the meeting on the first day?
Your info meeting will happen at your arrival hotel around 6pm (7pm for summer tours). Please refer to ‘Arrival Details’ of your tour. <ul> <li>Sail Marmaris to Fethiye: Meeting Point is Barbaros Yachting’s desk, in front of Cafe Anatolia (Marmaris Harbour). Boarding starts at 15:30 pm.</li> </ul>
Can I book a pre or post tour accommodation?
Depending on the dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation in Istanbul. Pre Accommodation includes breakfast & airport transfer and Post Tour Accommodation includes breakfast.
  • Sail Marmaris to Fethiye: Unfortunately extra accommodation is not available for this tour.
Do I need to get my visa beforehand or can I get it on arrival at the airport?
Most nationalities need a visa to enter Turkey. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip as some countries may refuse entry if there is any less. New Zealand passport holders are exempt from visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date. Nationals of the countries requiring a tourist visa must arrange their visas online, prior to departure. For online visa applications & updated costs and regulations & list of the countries eligible for e-visa, please visit the following link: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ It is passenger’s responsibility to obtain any visas, passports, health certificates or other travel documentation required. It remains the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that these documents are in order and meet any additional costs incurred as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. For all tours (including Russia) visa support documents provided by Travel Talk are only to assist with the visa application & are not valid for travel. Please refer to the Pre-Departure File for more information: https://cdn.traveltalktours.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/predep_turkey.pdf
Do you arrange flights?
Unfortunately our tours don’t include your arrival &amp; departure flights. It is your responsibility to arrive at your tour’s destination on time. Travel Talk tours do not include any form of transportation to your tour destination.
Can I pay my optional activities with credit card?
Some entrance fees & optional activities may be paid by credit card (including Hot-Air Balloon). Your tour guide will provide the complete list during the info meeting. Please note that extra fees may be applied for payments via credit/ debit cards.
What is the personal spending money?
You can expect £30 - £35 per day including entrance fees &amp; meals (excludes drinks).