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The Turkey Express Pass

Trip Type: Hop-On/Off Tour
Tour Cost: $279
Departs from: Varies
Duration: minimum 6 days

Tags: $500 or less Tours, 14+ Days, 8-13 days, Fez Travel, Greece/Turkey Tours

The 'Fez Bus’ Turkey Express pass is great if you are short of time! It includes the Fez Bus circuit from Istanbul to Kusadasi and then a public bus link across to Cappadocia (via Pamukkale) where you rejoin the Fez Bus for the rest of the circuit back to Istanbul. You can start anywhere on the express circuit, do the full loop and finish back where you started. The pass covers the circuit from Istanbul to Kusadasi and Cappadocia to Istanbul - valid all season.

Though you can start anywhere on the route, stay as long as you want, and do what you wish, Fez Travel has put together a sample tour focusing on what each leg includes. This pass includes the Fez Bus circuit from Istanbul to Kusadasi and then a public bus link across to Cappadocia (via Pamukkale) where you rejoin the Fez Bus for the rest of the circuit back to Istanbul.Below is a sample of a tour that begins in Istanbul.

Leg: 1 | Location: Istanbul - Gallipoli

An early start today as you head west along the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara. This afternoon, you can honour the ANZAC’s on an optional tour of the Gallipoli battlefields, the site of the ill-fated World War 1 campaign or spend the afternoon exploring Canakkale. Fez Bus stays overnight in Canakkale.

Leg: 2 | Location: Gallipoli - Kusadasi via Troy & Pergamum

This morning, you head south along the Aegean coast, stopping at the ancient cities of Troy and Pergamum for guided tours. If there is time, the tour may stop to check out some local handicrafts on the way. Tonight, you can choose to stay in either Selcuk or Kusadasi. This overnight stop is the best place on the circuit to do a day trip to the white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. Fez Bus stays overnight in Kusadasi.

Leg: 3 | Location: Public Bus Link from Kusadasi/Selcuk to Cappadocia via Pamukkale

Option 1 - Direct bus from Kusadasi/Selcuk to Cappadocia
Option 2 - Take a morning bus to Pamukkale and spend the day exploring the calcium terraces and the ancient site of Hierapolis, or maybe stay the night and catch sunrise over the terraces. You have a choice of several departures each day onto Cappadocia to re join the Fez bus.

Leg: 4 | Location: Cappadocia - Istanbul via Ankara

Leaving the moonscape of Cappadocia behind we head north through the heart of the central Anatolian plain to nation’s capital Ankara. We will have a short stop at the Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk before we continue on to the exotic city of Istanbul where we leave Asia and return to the European continent. Early evening we arrive at Fez office, which is situated in Sultanahmet at the heart of the old city.

Your DEPARTURE DATE and DEPARTURE POINT must be advised to Fez at least 48 hours before departure and may be amended any time up until 48 hours before departure. Otherwise your travel on the Fez bus will be on a standby basis and will be dependent upon availability. Please click here for departure dates from a number of locations.

What's Included

  • English speaking onboard tour leader giving you a wealth of super interesting and useful info
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking bus (local transport may be used on some travel sectors)
  • Guided tours of Troy & Pergamum (entrance fees not included)

What's Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Suggested optional activities and sightseeing
  • Entrance fees to the various sites

Since the founding of Fez Travel in 1997, we have aimed to provide our clients with as much value for money as possible. We understand the importance of travel to our clients and ensure they get the best possible service, which creates an unforgettable travelling experience.

Fez Travel is a tour operator, a ground handler, a travel agent, as well as the only agency in Turkey to operate a hop-on hop-off bus service. Our focus is on budget travel and we are the only youth and student travel specialist based in Turkey.

Originally known as hop-on hop-off specialists, today Fez Travel is a Turkish-based international tour operator. Our tours cover both Turkey and Greece and we are one of the leading tour operators for ANZAC Day. Fez deliver more than 500 guaranteed departure tours across 12 months of the year.
Our customers come from all walks of life, so our itineraries are deliberately flexible covering a wide variety of personal interests to maximise our client's satisfaction. Our tours offer a good mix of free time, adventure, sightseeing, culture, history and fun.

In addition to our scheduled tours, we operate Tailor Made tours that cater for a variety of special interest requests including cultural, study, religious and adventure tours, with hostel to 5-star services and accommodation.

We are based in Turkey - we speak the language, we know the customs, the culture and the laws. Therefore, all your ground handling requirements are safe in our hands, from transport to accommodation to local guides. Our experience and local network ensures your clients will get the most out of their time in Turkey.

As a travel agent we provide a wide range of services including Tailor Made tour itineraries, international and domestic flight ticketing and outbound tour sales. Firmly established, we are the Turkish representative of several large international groups such as STA Travel and Top Deck.

Still the only hop-on hop-off bus service in Turkey, the 'Fez bus', or 'fun bus' as it is affectionately known to our onboard staff, is fundamental to our philosophy of budget and flexible travel. The independent and the not-so-independent travellers alike can benefit from the Fez bus because the onboard staff can make the logistics of travelling so easywithout undermining people's freedom to choose their own travelling experience.

Whether it's the local tour guide, tour leader, sales assistant or bus driver, we believe a good crew is fundamental to an efficient and successful operation. We employ a good mix of seasoned travellers and local professionals to give us the broadest possible knowledge base. The success of Fez is an obvious result of the loyalty and dedicationthat our personnel have demonstrated over the years.

Fez Travel holds a group 'A' tour operator license with the Turkish Tourism Authority (TURSAB), so Fez and our clients have the security of endorsement from Turkey's governing tourism body. In line with TURSAB standards, our clients are fully insured. In addition, we are committed to upholding high industry standards and are a member of ASTA.

We have enjoyed long-term associations with many reputable companies and we are proud of the reciprocal benefits those associations generate. We are working hard to ensure a great future at Fez and if we can assist you in any future endeavours, do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff for assistance.

Web: www.feztravel.com

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Tour Highlights

  • Bergama - Pergamum Tour
  • Cappadocia - Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Gallipoli - Optional Gallipoli Battlefields Tour
  • Troy - Tour

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