Epic Turkey Trip 2024

      İstanbul, Turkey

      KT
      Kultured Travels
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      17 reviews
      Jun 9 - 15, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 35
      Epic Turkey Trip 2024
      İstanbul, Turkey

      Kultured Travels
      • Email address verified
      17 reviews

      Jun 9 - 15, 2024
      Group size: 10 - 35

      About this trip

      Float over the horizon in a massive hot air balloon overlooking the beautiful city of Cappadocia. Visit the most famous market in the world, the Grand Bazaar, treat yourself to delicious Turkish Kebabs while on a local food tour and soak your bones in a nice relaxing Turkish Bath. These are just a few of the many unique activities that you will experience during this trip!

      Important Details

      PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE

      • Check if you need to update your passport  (Must be valid for more than 6 months from your travel dates)
      • Inform your bank of your travel destinations
      • Sign up for State Department/Embassy alerts

      FLIGHT

      Book your roundtrip flight to Istanbul Havalimani Airport in Istanbul. Book as early as you can to save money. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Turkey. 

      VISA

      • All U.S citizens/residents entering Turkey need a tourist visa ( Apply here)
      • It is a multiple entry visa and last 90 days upon approval
      • Please apply within a month of departure to allow yourself enough time to avoid unnecessary delays or/and trip interruptions 

      GENERAL INFO

      Rooms are double occupancy with 2 beds (unless selected otherwise). If you don't already have a roommate, you will be paired with one. The water pressure might not be like what you're used to, BRING POTENT INSECT REPELLENT islands are typically full of mosquitos! All activities and meals are done as a group, if you choose to opt out of an activity or group dinner, you will be responsible for any additional expenses.

      FOOD/DRINKS

      We will consume a variety of Turkish food. Meals are not provided every day, so you are free to eat other dishes in non-group meal activities. Turkish cuisine tends to be spicy and consists of a lot of vegetables, carbohydrates, oils, and fats. They do have great vegetarian options as well. Alcoholic drinks are not included. 

      WARNING - PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

      This tour involves a lot of walking. Please ensure that you are physically able to participate in those activities.

      MONEY/CURRENCY

      Turkey utilizes the Turkish Lira (TRY) as its currency. Currently $1 USD ~ $23.68 TRY. Many places do not accept credit cards, please bring cash for tips, restaurant expenses, and souvenir shopping. Upon arrival, you can change your USD to the local currency TRY at the Airport.

      What’s included

      • Luxury Accommodation
        At 5-star hotel in Istanbul and Cappadocia
      • Transportation
        Private ground transportation to all listed excursions and activities
      • Airport Transfers
        Airport pickup and drop-off
      • Turkish Bath
        Relax and let yourself be pampered
      • Pictures
        Professional photographs of the trip
      • Turkish Food Tour
      • Welcome gift bags
      • Detailed itinerary
      • Daily breakfast
      • Welcome Dinner
      • Nightlife
        Vibrant nightlife experience
      • Cultural Highlight Tour
      • Entrance fees
        Entrance fees to all listed excursions

      What’s not included

      • Flight
        Roundtrip flight from home country to Istanbul, Turkey
      • Travel Insurance
        MANDATORY Intl/Travel medical insurance
      • Passport fees
        (Current Passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the trip date)
      • Gratuity
        Tips and gratuities to hotel staff
      • Some lunches and dinners
      • Covid Tests
        Covid test to come to Turkey and to return
      • Separate Tours
        Additional tours and excursions not included package

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy

      You will share this room (Which has 2 beds). If you are coming with someone, we will room you together. If you are coming solo, you will be paired with a roommate. All listed prices are per person.

      $2,950
      Deposit: $350
      Single Occupancy

      Only you in the room (1 bed)

      $3,400
      Deposit: $400

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Welcome to Istanbul!

      Merhaba! Welcome to Turkey, the main connection between Europe and Asia!  We will pick you up from the airport and take you to your comfortable hotel room in Istanbul, where you can settle in and relax. Join us in the evening for a mind-blowing welcome dinner filled with delicious Turkish food and beverages.

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      KT
      Kultured Travels
      17 reviews
      Kultured Travels is a premier travel and tour company. We curate, craft, and customize travel experiences for groups of travelers aged 18 and over. Our mission is to provide you with the best vacation experience you have ever had. Our vacations include exciting tours, mouth-watering culinary dishes, unique excursions, and awesome opportunities to walk away with lifetime friends. Kultured Travels makes finding your next adventure easy. Choose from any of our beautiful destinations for an authentic multi-day experience.

      Reviews

      Cartagena was a perfect trip! A good mix of organized, social time and events with free time to explore on my own - just how I like it. The hotel was comfy and convenient and the group was lovely. I would definitely do another trip organized by Kultured Travels.
      By Shonettia S for Colombia 2024 on Jun 06, 2024
      This was a great experience for me on this trip. I was able to meet some wonderful people. The host and her assistant Brandon did an awesome job organizing and scheduling the different activities. I enjoyed the cooking class, just because I love eating. The street food was great and I was surprised to not see any flies. lol. I would recommend this company.
      By Delta W for Thailand 2023 on Jan 06, 2024
      Truly enjoyed myself. Lots of great food and wonderful group to travel with. Overall had a great time in Thailand! There were a few things that I was expecting to do as a group based on the promotional pictures and trip description. I was under the impression that we were going to a floating market, which I was super excited about. I also thought there was going to be an adult pool party planned for us.. these things didn’t exactly happen but it didn’t spoil my fun. It would have been nice to be made aware of these changes in advance so I could adjust my expectations. But all in all, I had a wonderful time. Thanks!
      By Bina S for Thailand 2023 on Jan 05, 2024
      This was a trip of a lifetime. The attention to detail was phenomenal . I can't think of anything that was left out or anything I would have changed. Dinner at fun local restaurants, travel to daily excursions, and hotel arraingements, I was impressed from day one. I promise once you do a luxury trip like this, you won't ever want to travel any other way. It can be stressful planning a vacation out of the US, but with Kultured travel, there's no stress, you just show up and enjoy the trip. If your thinking about a trip with Kultured Travel, do it!! Book the trip!! It'll be the best thing you do for yourself.
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