TW6 Western Turkey

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Timeless Istanbul, guided tours Guided tour of site of Troy Guided visits to Ephesus & Museum Crusader Castle of St Peter, Bodrum A day sailing on a traditional Gulet Antalya, Roman site of Perge

Trip Information


Inclusions

Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants, some hotels) daily. All sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Domestic flight Antalya-Istanbul. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Exclusions

Lunches, beverages, Tour Leader gratuities, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international (if applicable) and domestic air taxes, visa fees, and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, and visas.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered in spring, early summer, and fall, the most popular being spring and fall when temperatures are milder, crowds thinner, and airfares lower. Spring is popular for green landscapes and wildflowers; beachgoers prefer fall sea temperatures. The region has a Mediterranean climate with early springs, long hot and dry summers, and autumns that are bright and warm into late October. Showers are possible in spring, rare in summer, and possible in late fall.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Land transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 36-40 seats depending on group size (see 'Group Size'); some local buses and taxis. Turkish roads are very good and travelling is not arduous though we do have some full travelling days. Scheduled 75 min flight Antalya-Istanbul. Several walking tours on uneven surfaces.

Accommodation

Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels (3-4 star) throughout. All hotels have en suite bath, though some have shower only. Hotel porter service is generally available (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader and local guide throughout, driver (s), local step-on local guides in various locales.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)


TW6 TRIP DETAILS

DURATION13 days

TOUR STARTIstanbul

TOUR ENDIstanbul