The Best of Turkey: A 12-day adventure From Istanbul to Cappadocia and Beyond
Unveil the treasures of Turkey on an unforgettable 12-day tour taking you from the colourful baazars and bustling streets of Istanbul to the lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia. Visit Turkey’s most fascinating sights, including Gallipoli, Pamukkale, Troy and beyond. Includes 11 nights of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners, sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor coach, the services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout the tour, all transfers and more.
- Package valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
- 11 nights of hotel accommodation including: three nights in Istanbul one night in Canakkale two nights in Izmir two nights in Antalya two nights in Cappadocia one night in Ankara
- Daily breakfast one lunch and nine dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
In a unique journey of surprise and discovery, uncover one of the most captivating destination in the world: Turkey. Happily poised between Asia and Europe, Turkey is an entrancing mix of cultures, historical and modern-day attractions, and culinary influences that range from regal to contemporary. Let history unfold in front of your eyes through the archaeological splendour of Istanbul, Pamukkale, Troy and Cappadocia; while authentic local produce is served up with a healthy dose of famous Turkish hospitality.
What You’ll Love...
Discover Turkey – Explore vibrant cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites around the country
As you walk the streets of Istanbul, experience the vibrant atmosphere of this city, where the air is rich with local spices, the sites replete with ancient wonders, and colourful bazaars dazzle with a wonderful array of Ottoman jewellery, beautifully handcrafted ceramics and the heady aroma of Turkish coffee. Take in the stunning construction of the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior, the Spice Market and the Hippodrome.
Visit Gallipoli, the scene of one of the most epic battles in World War I history, and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers in this unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia in World War I. See the famous Cove along the Gallipoli peninsula (known for the landing of the Australian and New Zealand army on 25 April 1915), Lone Pine Cemetry and Chunuk Bair where the battle between the British Empire and the Ottoman defenders took place.
Relive the heyday of Troy, the epic stage of heroes’ deeds, the 4000-year-old city immortalized in Homer’s epic poem The Iliad. Discover the legendary center of the Trojan War before heading to Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city showcasing a rich and fascinating heritage.
Pay a visit to the city of Pamukkale, with its tiered white lime terraces and thermal pools, where the ruins of the ancient spa city of Hierapolis or the “Holy City” await. This striking archeological feat is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, situated atop the hot springs.
Marvel at the landscape of the Cappadocia region with its tall volcanic spires, high plateaus and deep valleys gloriously bathed in light. The region is famous for its dreamlike vistas of hot air balloons filling the skies, and you’ll have the option to take a flight of your own if you’d like (additional charge applies).
When in Ankara, discover the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence, also founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. Marvel at this majestic monument, considered one of the most remarkable engineering projects in the country, as you discover the incredible history behind it.
Your Package Includes:
- 11 nights of hotel accommodation including: three nights in Istanbul, one night in Canakkale, two nights in Izmir, two nights in Antalya, two nights in Cappadocia, one night in Ankara
- Daily breakfast, one lunch and nine dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- All hotel taxes, fees, porterage & service charges
- All tipping and gratuities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
The ’7-day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.
Valid for the following departure dates:
9 April 2019
16 April 2019
23 April 2019
7 May 2019
21 May 2019
12 June 2019
3 July 2019
31 July 2019
7 Aug 2019
6 Sep 2019
Booking conditions and cancellation fees do apply. Please take out travel insurance at this time.
Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Istanbul for your chosen tour start date.
The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.
Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$650 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.
Booking Conditions: The tour operator will be in touch within 72 hours of purchasing the package. The booking forms must be returned to the tour operator within 7 days of purchasing the package. Reservations cannot be made until the booking form is returned to the tour operator.
Booking Guarantee: Book up to 14 days after purchase period and if you don’t get your preferred dates (within the validity period) we will give you a FULL refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to us by 16 days after purchase period). Refunds are not available if you are unable to secure your preferred dates after that date.
Maximum tour group size is 40 people.
Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.
Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults. Three people can be accommodated on request sleeping on a rollaway or sofa bed but this is strictly at the discretion of each hotel and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour company directly if you wish to make this request.
Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.
Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:
- Legacy Ottoman Hotel or Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul
- Kolin Hotel, Canakkale
- Ege Palas or Park Inn by Radisson Izmir, Izmir
- The Marmara Antalya Hotel, Antalya
- Dinler Hotel Urgup or Perissia Hotel, Cappadocia
- Crowne Plaza Ankara, Movenpick Hotel Ankara or Swissotel Ankara, Ankara
- Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul
Hotels listed are guaranteed unless booked out or in the case of force majeure.
Please note: Disability access is not available during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.
Please note, the following are NOT included in your package:
- Optional tours - please refer to the itinerary for optional tours
- Meals that are not listed
- Cost of Visa for Turkey: please apply for your visa here
- Any personal expenses
The name on the tour booking is not transferrable to any other person.
Value has been determined based on the Tour Companies published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions.
Tour Operator’s cancellation and change of date policies apply.
The voucher is not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee.
Any additional expenses are not included with this voucher.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher.
All activities and services are subject to availability.
The offer will be available for purchase for a period of up to 14 days unless sold out.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
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