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Ultimate Turkey

21 Tage, Istanbul nach Istanbul



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

21
Tage

Startpunkt

Istanbul
Türkei

Endpunkt

Istanbul
Türkei

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Türkei

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Die Tour

Iss bei einer Gastfamilie und probiere regionale Spezialitäten, mach einen entspannten Bootstrip über Nacht, erkunde uralte Ruinen und feilsche in Basaren, besuche mysteriösen Felsskulpturen, beobachte den Sonnenuntergang über Nemrut Dagi, bewundere die Landschaft Kappadokiens



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Ultimate Turkey in wenigen Worten

    Diese Reise vereint die Highlights der West- und Ost-Türkei mit ihren wunderschönen und faszinierenden Landschaften und eröffnet dir zwei grundverschiedene Seiten des Landes: Den wunderschönen und hoch entwickelten Westen mit Istanbuls fantastischer Architektur, sowie den traditionellen, weit weniger bereisten Osten. Dort entdeckst du exotische Basare und aus Lehmziegeln erbaute Städte und erlebst das Leben in einem Ort, wo die Zeit stillzustehen scheint. Von den traumhaften Mittelmeerstränden zu den unwirklichen Feenschornsteinen Kappadokiens und den riesigen Steinköpfen von Nemrut Dagi erlebst du alles, was die Türkei zu bieten hat.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Rundgang in Istanbul
    • Führung im Göreme-Freilichtmuseum
    • Abendessen mit einer Familie (Kappadokien)
    • Führung in einer unterirdischen Stadt
    • Gastfamilie in einem Dorf
    • Bootstour mit Übernachtung (Ägäischen Meer, wetterbedingt)
    • Eintritt und Führung von Pamukkale und Hierapolis
    • Führung und Eintritt in Ephesus
    • Übernachtung in einer osmanischen Villa
    • Eintritt und Führung in Troja
    • Eintritt und Führung durch die Gallipoli-Schlachtfelder
    • Führung in den Ruinen von Ani
    • Eintritt und Führung im Ishak-Pasha-Palast
    • Bootstour zur Insel Akdamar
    • Besuch in Hasankeyf
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang in Mardin
    • Ausflug zum Berg Memrut mit Besuch des Karakus Tumulus, Severan Brücke und Arsameia
    • Besuch der Bienenkorbhäuser von Harran
    • Führung im Golbasi Park und Sanli-Urfa-Basar
    • Inlandsflüge
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Ultimate Turkey

    Tag 1 Istanbul

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tag 2 Istanbul/Ankara (1F)

    Orientierungs-Spaziergang durch Istanbul, Transfer nach Ankara.

    Tage 3-5 Kappadokien (3F,1A)

    Genieße ein Abendessen mit einer einheimischen Familie. Optionaler Besuch des Freiluftmuseums in Göreme und Wanderung im Rosental.

    Tag 6 Konya/Gastfamilie (1F,1A)

    Erkunde die unterirdischen Städte der Region. Erkunde Konya, bevor du die Nacht bei einer einheimischen Gastfamilie in einem türkischen Dorf verbringst und den örtlichen Markt besuchst.

    Tag 7 Antalya (1F)

    Wandere durch die schöne Küstenstadt Antalya.

    Tag 8 Kekova/Ägäis (1F,1A)

    Nach einem frisch zubereiteten Abendessen legst du dich an Bord eines Bootes unter den Sternen der Ägäis schlafen.

    Tag 9 Kas (1F)

    Optional kannst du am Morgen schwimmen und dich entspannen, bevor es nach Kas geht.

    Tage 10-11 Pamukkale/Selçuk (2F)

    Geführter Stadtrundgang durch die historische Stadt Hierapolis und Pamukkale bevor es nach Selçuk weitergeht. Besuche die antike Stadt Ephesus. Du kannst außerdem die Johanneskathedrale, die Isa-Bey-Moschee sowie das nahe gelegene malerische Dorf Sirence besuchen.

    Tag 12 Ayvalik (1F)

    Übernachte in einer renovierten osmanischen Villa. Optional kannst du einen Bootstrip unternehmen und die Badestrände besuchen.

    Tag 13 Troja/Çanakkale (1F)

    Geführter Rundgang durch Troja.

    Tag 14 Gallipoli/Istanbul (1F)

    Führung über die Gallipoli-Schlachtfelder.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Rundgang in Istanbul
    • Führung im Göreme-Freilichtmuseum
    • Abendessen mit einer Familie (Kappadokien)
    • Führung in einer unterirdischen Stadt
    • Gastfamilie in einem Dorf
    • Bootstour mit Übernachtung (Ägäischen Meer, wetterbedingt)
    • Eintritt und Führung von Pamukkale und Hierapolis
    • Führung und Eintritt in Ephesus
    • Übernachtung in einer osmanischen Villa
    • Eintritt und Führung in Troja
    • Eintritt und Führung durch die Gallipoli-Schlachtfelder
    • Führung in den Ruinen von Ani
    • Eintritt und Führung im Ishak-Pasha-Palast
    • Bootstour zur Insel Akdamar
    • Besuch in Hasankeyf
    • Orientierungs-Spaziergang in Mardin
    • Ausflug zum Berg Memrut mit Besuch des Karakus Tumulus, Severan Brücke und Arsameia
    • Besuch der Bienenkorbhäuser von Harran
    • Führung im Golbasi Park und Sanli-Urfa-Basar
    • Inlandsflüge
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Iss bei einer Gastfamilie und probiere regionale Spezialitäten, mach einen entspannten Bootstrip über Nacht, erkunde uralte Ruinen und feilsche in Basaren, besuche mysteriösen Felsskulpturen, beobachte den Sonnenuntergang über Nemrut Dagi, bewundere die Landschaft Kappadokiens

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. MOSQUES Turkey is a predominately Muslim country, with many, many mosques. You should expect to be briefly woken by the dawn call the prayer which is broadcast from loud speakers at every mosque in each town or city. It is hauntingly beautiful and a very important start to the Islamic day. 2. TOILETS Please note that while all accommodation has "western style"toilets, virtually all public toilets available on the Eastern Turkey portion of this tour will be of the Asian squat variety. You are advised to carry tissues for times when toilet paper is not be provided. Expect to pay to use public toilets in Turkey - usually between 0.50 and 1 TRL. Public toilets may sometimes not be at the expected level of cleanliness. 3. RAMADAN Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th to July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time. 4. COMBO TRIP Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments. 5. EXTRAS Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 15, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    20x Frühstück, 3x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Breakfast Many breakfasts are included as part of your tour. Turkish breakfasts are very different from your usual cereal and toast morning fare - when was the last time you had olives for breakfast? They pretty much universally consist of large slices of fresh "french style" white bread accompanied by slices of tomato, cucumber, white and yellow cheeses, olives, jam and honey. This is accompanied by tea (which a Turk would always choose!) or coffee (which is pretty much always instant coffee) You will of course want to sample the famous Turkish coffee, but it is usually taken after a big lunch or dinner, or in the late afternoon with a pastry. While we think these breakfasts are absolutely delicious, some travellers do find them a bit repetitive and enjoy buying market fruit the day before and eating this for breakfast. Lunches ...will usually be simple and on the run. They are a great chance to try Turkey's delicious and healthy array of "fast foods". This may include, "gozleme", a type of Turkish savory crepe, "chorba", delicious lentil soup, and of course doner kebabs in both beef and chicken varieties. You won't want to miss the chance to try "pide", Turkish pizza, and lahmucan- thin crust pizza you fold greenery into You may also find "kumpir", Turkish stuffed potatoes. Dinner Most Turks start their dinners with a couple of mezes- small taster dishes such as grilled octopus, aubergine salad, and many more. You could also choose a soup made of fresh local ingredients. Main courses tend to be based around fresh seafood if you are near the coast (expect to pay around 15 lira for a whole fish)or the ubiquitous kebab- skewers of charcoaled meat which comes on bread with salad. There are plenty of variations of the kebab-many regions have their own speciality so be sure to ask your leader. Desserts Yum- its all about the sugar. Baklava (about 2 TKL a piece for the good stuff) is something of a national obsession and it is believed the best comes from the East. There are endless varieties of pastries and milk based deserts available and you are sure to spend at least some time in a Turkish bakery taste testing. Snacks Don't miss munching on a simit , a Turkish pretzel or perhaps some grilled sweet corn to get you through between meals. Drinks Tea, served in small tulip glasses, is the number one beverage of choice in Turkey. It is freshly brewed and a tea bag is a rare thing. Turkish coffee is wonderful thing to try. The national beer is named Efes and is very good (usually 4-5 TKL a bottle) Wine is made in Turkey and is getting better every year. Expect to pay around 6-7 liras for a glass in a restaurant. Water is approximately 1 TRL for a 1.5 litre bottle, soft drinks and juices are around 2-3 TRL. Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 380-500 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

    Transport

    Privater Bus mit Klimaanlage, Boot, Flug.

    Transport

    On this trip we will use a mixture of public and private buses, trains, planes, boats and walking. You will really have the chance to experience all the different kinds of transport on offer in Turkey. The Eastern Turkey portion of the trip is in a private van. Day 2: our overnight train accommodation is in comfortable shared 4-bunk compartments. They are air-conditioned and all bedding is provided. The toilet is located at the end of each carriage. There is also a dining car where you can purchase drinks and snacks. The journey should take approximately 9.5hrs from Istanbul to Ankara. Day 8: On board our boat the facilities are very basic. We sleep on deck under the stars, with mattresses and full bedding, which are provided. There is a toilet and an open air shower on board. Dinner tonight is included and cold drinks are available for purchase and we do ask that no external drinks are brought onboard. This really is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the crystal waters Turkey is famous for! Sleeping on the boat is seasonal from May to October and even during these months, will still be dependent on weather conditions. In other months, you will stay in a guesthouse at Ucagiz, but still spend a full day on a boat excursion on Day 9.

    Lokale Flüge

    Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Hotels (18 Nächte), Boot (1 Nacht, Mehrbettzimmer/Hotel bei schlechtem Wetter), Gastfamilie (1 Nacht).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nacht 6, Gastfamilie in einem lokalen Dorf; Nacht 8, Nachtboot; Nacht 12, Ayvalik.

    Über Unterkünfte

    While in Western Turkey you will stay in small, clean and comfortable hotels and pansiyons. All accommodation, with the exception of that mentioned below, will have ensuite bathrooms with Western style toilets. Accommodation in Eastern Turkey is quite different to that in the more "developed" areas of Turkey. Hotels tend to be for businessmen or cater to large groups of domestic tourists. As a result they tend to be bigger and the rooms more simple. Reception staff will speak very little or no English but will try their very best to help you. Below are details on some of our unique accommodation experiences on this itinerary. Day 2 Overnight Train: Our accommodation is in comfortable shared 4-bunk compartments. They are air-conditioned and all bedding is provided. The toilet is located at the end of each carriage. There is also a dining car where you can purchase drinks and snacks. The journey should take approximately 9 hours. My own room is not available tonight. Day 6 Village Stay : During our village stay we aim to give you the experience of life with a a local family. We use two houses with each room sleeping up to three people and sharing the family bathroom. All bedding is provided. In the evening we gather together to enjoy a meal or fresh, local produce with the menu dependent on what is in season.My own room is not available tonight. Day 8 Overnight Boat: Overnight on board the boat will take place between May and October only and will depend on weather conditions even then. The rest of the year and when the weather does not permit sleeping onboard, you will stay in a local hotel. This is a multi-share night on board a typical boat, mattresses will be put on the floor and you will be provided with bedding. There is one passenger toilet and one shower inside and one outside, both are shared. There is no hot water on board. No towels will be provided.My own room is not available tonight. Day 12 Ayvalik Located in a restored Ottoman house, our family-run pension is always a highlight for our travellers. This accommodation has shared bathroom facilities and some rooms may be multi-share. My own room is not available tonight.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Centrum Hotel Ibni kemal Caddesi no:28 Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: +90 212 513 35 70

    Tipps zur Anreise

    A metered taxi from the airport to the hotel will cost around 40-45 Turkish Lira (USD 25-28). From Ataturk Airport to the Sirkeci area where our hotels are located will take between 30 and 45 minutes depending on traffic. It is possible to take the metro from the airport to Istanbul city centre. Go to stop “ZEYTINBURNU”. From here catch the tramway at “ZEYTINBURNU” point, going towards SIRKECI. Get off at the stop “GULHANE”. You will see Port Shield Pub just on the corner. Take a right, walk straight through the Ebusuut Street and this time take the third right. You’ll see our hotel. For both metro and tram one ride token is 3 Turkish Lira and you can find machines to buy tokens just at stations. http://www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr/our-network.aspx

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.  EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (Turkey) During office hours: + 90 212 296 80 36 After hours emergency number +90 532 481 51 73 (Yavuz) G Adventures Turkey Manager - Yaviuz (Istanbul Turkey) Emergency number: +90 532 481 51 73 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Hinweis zum Endpunkt

    We are able to organise extra accommodation post-trip should you require it. Please enquire at the time of booking.

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space on public transport is limited. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them between transport and hotels (max. 15-20 mins walking), hopping on and off trains and public buses and up and down stairs.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    •Light fleece top •Light windproof/waterproof jacket •Small towel and swimwear •Sun hat •Personal clothing for mild to hot weather and cooler evenings (See also "What to Take" and "Local Dress" sections of this dossier) •Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes •Sport sandals •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries •Watch or alarm clock •Water bottle •Purification tablets or filter •Pocketknife •Money belt •First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) Optional Items: •Camera and film •Reading/writing material •Binoculars •Cover for backpacks Documents: •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •EUR cash •Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge or ask your CEO where the closest laundromat is. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Visa

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provided the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. ****BEFORE APRIL 9, 2014 Some nationalities may obtain a visa for Turkey on arrival at the airport until April 9th, 2014. Please get into the line to get your visa before going through passport control. An entry visa is required for citizens of the following countries (not limited to this list): - U.S.A (US$20), - Canada (US$60 on arrival; CAD$75 for advance application) - U.K. (US$20; US$45 for advance application) - Australia (US$20 on arrival) - Austria, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Portugal & Spain (varies from US$10-100) Visa costs can change at any time and with little notice depending on the political climate of the region. For country specific visa information we recommend the following link:http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa ****AFTER APRIL 9, 2014: Passengers travelling to Turkey for tourism or trade can purchase an electronic visa prior to entering the country. This electronic visa will replace the “sticker” and “stamp-type” visas issued at Turkish points of entry. This e-visa can be obtained by visiting the website: www.evisa.gov.tr. Your passport must be valid for 6 months on the date that you enter Turkey. Length of validity of your visa is dependent on your nationality, but is commonly 3 months. For country specific visa information we recommend the following link:http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The local currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY). Almost all local purchases in Turkey (meals, souvenirs, optional activities, etc) will be paid for in TRY ATMs are found within main cities in Turkey and will generally accept cards on the Visa and Mastercard networks. It is a great idea to travel with both a Visa and Mastercard if at all possible as while there is no hard and fast rule, some banks seem to only work with one brand of card. Please note, your bank will change a fee for overseas withdrawals. Cash is recommended for times when ATMs are not accessible. Euros, British Pounds and US Dollars are easy to exchange into Turkish Lira. Please note - while you should bring some cash with you for emergency situations, carrying cash only is a high safety risk. Money on ATM card/s and some cash is the ideal mix. Cash advances can also be made with some banks but are time consuming and tend to have high fees attached. Credit cards are in general not very useful in Turkey - they can be used at some larger stores if shopping for big items such as carpets. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    Notreserve

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

    Departure Tax

    Usually included in international flight tickets.

    Trinkgeld

    It is customary in Europe to leave a small tip for service providers, such as waiters, if you are pleased with the service (€1-2). Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides. You may do this individually, or your CEO will offer to collect the money and tip as a group. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from €3-5 per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO or skipper did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline €20-25 per person, per week can be used.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR ADVENTURE Our trip designers work very hard to assemble the life-altering experiences that fill this brochure. That said, our travellers are a diverse group driven by all sorts of different tastes, motivations and interests. What’s a trip designer to do? The solution? Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure. Theme Packs available on this trip: CAPPADOCIA BALLOON RIDE Cappadocia, 1 hour ride When travelling, perspective is everything. Get a god’s-eye view of ancient civilizations and rugged lanscapes with this unique balloon-based tour. Cappadocia is captivating from the ground, but that’s just the half of it. See the seemingly hand-painted landscapes of Cappadocia as they deserve to be seen: From the air aboard a hot air balloon. Other optional activities: Istanbul: Archaeological Museum 10TRL Topkapi Palace 20TRL Topkapi Palace Harem 15TRL Aya Sofya Museum 20TRL Mosaic Museum 8TRL Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts 10TRL Rumeli Fortress 3TRL Dolamabahçe Palace 20TRL Galata Tower 15 TRL Entrance to (touristic) hamam 35 EUR Cappadocia: Hot air Ballooning Short flight (1h00) 165 Euro PP cash Short flight (1h00) 175 Euro PP with Credit Card Long flight (1h45) 230 Euro PP Cash Long flight (1h45) 250 Euro PP with Credit Card Turkish Night 35 Euro inc drinks Göreme Open air museum 10 Euro Horse riding 20 Euro/h Quad bike 30 Euro/h Mountain bike 20 Euro/h Turkish bath 25 Euro Whirling Dervishes 25 Euro Konya: Mevlana Museum 2 TRL Antalya: Suna and Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum 2 TKL Pamukkale: Entrance fee for the travertines and Hierapolis 20 TRL Hierapolis Archeological Museum 3 TRL Ancient pools swim 20 TRL (approx.) Selçuk: Entrance to Ephesus 20 TRL Ephesus Museum 5 TRL St John’s Church 5 TRL Slope Houses (Ephesus) 15 TRL Virgin House (Ephesus) 15 TRL Local dolmus to Sirence one way 3 TRL Local dolmus to Kusadasi one way 5 TRL Ayvalik: Two-hour private boat trip approx 200-300 TRL depending on the season Gallipoli: Gallipoli museum 3 TRL All prices are per person in Euro amounts(unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.

    Gesundheit

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. DRINKING WATER: It is advisable to drink bottled water in Turkey. There are no specific health requirements for this trip. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.

    Allgemeine Sicherheitstipps

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/

    Medizinsche Infos

    Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry the


  • Warum G Adventures?



    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

    Warum Kleingruppen?

    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!