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Types of Girl about the Globe – Under 40’s, Adventure, Budget, City & Sightseeing, Culture, Sailing, Winter Sports GatG

If you are aged 18-39 and are looking for an adventure tour company, look no further than Travel Talk, a budget-friendly tour company for adventurous and cultural travellers. Find out why they are a great company to choose in this Travel Talk Tours review.

N.b. If you book your trip with Travel Talk through this article, I donate money to organisations helping vulnerable girls in conflict zones. Thanks for helping. Lisa x
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Travel to Cappadocia in Turkey on one of their tours

Who Are Travel Talk?

Designed for 18 to 39 year olds who are looking for affordable tours with a premium service, they offer group tours to Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and more. Travel to the Balkans, Jordan, or on one of their Iceland affordable tours, or immerse yourself in a well-known experience such as an Anzac tour or Oktoberfest.

For the sailing solo you can join the Travel Talk sail Croatia trip to explore Croatian islands or go island hopping in Greece. For the winter sports solo you can ski or snowboard in Bansko. They have so many tours!

Travel Talk uses a higher standard of hotels than Topdeck and G Adventures yet their prices are more competitive. Instead of local buses, they use premium transportation, so you know that you’re getting a good deal for your tour price.

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Why do we think they are a solo female-friendly company? We asked Shelly Glaizner from our solo community for her personal experience of the company…

I was backpacking around Europe on a budget and decided that whilst I was so close I should take the opportunity to see Turkey (being Australian and coming from a large island means that everywhere in Europe seems ‘close by’ to us). I decided a month before the tour was due to start that I wanted to go and booked the Travel Talk Essential Turkey 10 day tour.

I had a few must-see items on my list, such as the spectacular white silica terraces of Pamukkale, the enormous halls of the Grand Bazar in Istanbul, and the fairy chimneys at Göreme Valley. There were also some must-dos on my Turkey bucket list and a hot air balloon ride over the stunning landscape at Cappadocia had to be experienced during my trip. 

Their Essential Turkey tour starts and ends in Istanbul and travels through Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Troy, Canakkale, and Gallipoli, before returning to Istanbul. 

It includes all of these highlights too!

Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, Derinkuyu Underground City, Goreme Open Air Museum, Cavusin, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar, Ihlara Valley, Pamukkale White Terraces, Ephesus Ancient City, Troy Ancient City, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, War Trenches. 

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Travel Talk?

I was drawn to Travel Talk straight away. They were one of the tour companies where their tour description was clear and descriptive, they ticked all the items on my must-see and do list and at $1365, it was one of the best value trips I could find. 

If you’re wondering “Why is Travel Talk so cheap?” There is a local payment that isn’t part of the tour payment and is not meant to cover all entrance fees to the sites or act as spending money on the tour. This payment isn’t included in the tour price so it seems cheaper. 

As the entry fees weren’t included for most sites, I hadn’t been prepared to bring any additional cash, so I found myself frequently looking for ATMs. As a positive, it was nice to see where your money was going. Tickets were bought at the gate in front of you, rather than through a third party.

They often have their Travel Talk 2 for 1 offer where you can bring a friend along for free. If you go solo, like I did, you save nearly half the cost (45%) instead. 

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The white silica terraces of Pamukkale

Travel Talk Turkey – Was It Good Value?

The accommodation on the tour ranged from 4 to 5 star hotels, which I thought was great value for the tour price.

The buffet breakfasts and dinners provided were delicious. Because there was so much to see, sometimes we arrived late at night and left early in the morning so were unable to make the most of the hotel amenities, but the sights were amazing to see.

The hotel in Pamukkale was spectacular. The belly dance performance at the hotel’s poolside and the four-tiered thermal pool powered by hot springs created a memorable evening. 

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The fairy chimneys of the Göreme valley, Cappadocia in Turkey

What Were The Benefits of Taking a Travel Talk Tour?

I enjoyed trying the local cuisine and appreciated our guides taking us to different places for lunch. I was able to try the local food and delicacies, from a shish kebab to Gozleme and Teste Kebab. I even had the opportunity to make a Turkish pizza called a ‘pide.’

Our local tour guide also happened to have spent his later years living in Australia. Being local meant that his knowledge of the country, its language and its culture were second to none.

This also meant that his English was fantastic. He always spoke loud enough for everyone to hear (a common issue in group tours), and was friendly, approachable and willing to help with any problems.

All in all, my experience with Travel Talk was an overwhelmingly positive one. I recommend Travel Talk and would definitely travel with them again. You can read more Travel Talk tours review on their website

* N.b. Girl about the Globe has secured a 5% discount with Travel Talk on all their tours (except festivals & experiences such as Anzac, Ski and Oktoberfest). * Enter the code “GATG55” to obtain the discount.

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If it’s your first time to Turkey and you’re unsure about travelling there independently, you may prefer to take one of their tours. Their tours also include airport transfers, and you get to explore Turkey with a group of like-minded people. As well as the Essential Turkey tour for 10 days, they also run these Turkey tours from 5 days to 19 days. 

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About the Author

Shelly Glaizner is a solo traveller from Australia. She has a passion for travelling, food and writing and loves putting them all together as she travels about the globe. Her next solo trip will be to Africa, where she plans to spot the big 5, sail down the Nile and hopefully find treasure in a Pharos tomb to finance her next adventure.

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