12 nights tour from $2999 per person twin share ex Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Adelaide

Turkey 2015 Escorted Tour 13 days / 12 nights tour from $2999 per person twin share ex Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Adelaide Departing fro...
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Turkey 2015 Escorted Tour

13 days / 12 nights tour from

$2999 per person twin share ex Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Adelaide

Departing from Australia Every Week from 01 February to 31 March 2016. PRICES PER PERSON TWIN SHARE AUD [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] [email protected]

Book and pay by 30 Nov 2015 Tour Cost

(Istanbul & Turkey Tour)

from $2999.00 per person

Price Includes:   

Return airfares from Australia flying to Istanbul. Flying economy class with either Emirates, Singapore, Qatar or Etihad Airlines. Including all prepayable airport departure taxes. 

11 nights First Class accommodations



3 nights Istanbul



1 night Canakkale



2 nights Izmir



2 nights Antalya



2 nights Cappadocia



1 night Ankara



Hotel porterage



All transfers



21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners



Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach



Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout



Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features 

Anzac Cemetery at Gallipoli



City of Troy



Asclepion at Pergamum



Pamukkale hot springs



Hieropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site



Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk



Farewell dinner



Whisper technology enhanced touring

.These prices must be booked and paid for no later than 30 November 2015 YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Turkey Depart for Turkey. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment for your journey DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Istanbul Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Dinner DAY 3, Wednesday - Morning City Tour of Istanbul Enjoy a half day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Your tour includes a visit to the Blue Mosque, a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous with its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles. Continue to the Hippodrome, the place chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Finally, visit St. Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a mosque and now serves as a museum. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, exploring this city that blurs the line between East and West, with incredible architecture that is rivaled only by its spectacular natural setting on the Bosphorus Strait. In the afternoon, join the fascinating optional tour to the Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans that continues to the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more Optional: Half Day Istanbul with Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar (PM) Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast DAY 4, Thursday - Anzac Cemetery, Travel to Canakkale This morning, drive to the town of Gallipoli, site of the famous Ottoman victory against the Allies during World War I. Visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose fame grew back home as word of their heroic efforts spread. April 25, 2015 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign. Afterwards, cross the Dardanelles by ferry and continue to the Canakkale province, located in northwest Turkey, where you will arrive in the early evening Overnight: Canakkale Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 5, Friday - Visit Troy, Pergamum, Travel to Izmir This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and legendary center of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poemThe Iliad. Then, drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit the Asclepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer Overnight: Izmir Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Izmir Enjoy a full day at leisure in Izmir. With over 3500 years of history, the port city known historically as Smyrna offers a variety of impressive archaeological sites, not to mention

easy access to ancient Ephesus. Or perhaps simply relax in the city and sip Türk kahvesi, authentic Turkish coffee, at a café set along the scenic Pasaport Quay. Don’t miss the optional tour to Ephesus, considered one of the greatest antique cities of the world. Here, you’ll visit the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, the library of Celsus, temple of Hadrian, the theater and the Odeon. After lunch at a local restaurant return to Izmir Optional: Full Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary with Lunch Overnight: Izmir Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 7, Sunday - Necropolis & Hieropolis at Pamukkale Today, depart in the early morning from Izmir and drive to Pamukkale en route to Antalya where you will arrive in the evening. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hieropolis ("Holy City"), situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs, which together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as a thermal bath since the 2nd century B.C., primarily for the ailing and elderly, many of whom have retired here Overnight: Antalya Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 8, Monday - Full Day in Antalya Enjoy a full day at leisure in Antalya. Founded by King Attalos of Pergamum as "Heaven on Earth," Antalya is an international resort city that has become a prime destination in Turkey. Long popular among yachters, the city also offers the liveliest nightlife on the southern coast, fantastic beaches, and world-class shopping, in addition to historic ruins in the surrounding region. A fascinating optional tour is offered to the Pamphylian city of Perge and to the ancient city of Aspendos. On the return trip, visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum with its artifacts dating back over 2500 years. Optional: Perge, Aspendos & Antalya Archaeological Museum Overnight: Antalya Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 9, Tuesday - Cappadocia Caravanserai Sightseeing Today, depart in the early morning to travel to Cappadocia and visit the 13th-century Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia, built on the Silk Road, whose main portal gate is considered a fine example of Turkish Seljuk art. During the Seljuk period, trade flourished, requiring roads for caravan transport and inns for the traveling traders. The Caravanserai provided these traders, both foreign and native, with heated rooms, food, medical attention, equipment repair and many other common conveniences. There was even a small mosque, known as "Kosk Mescid," in the courtyard's center where the travelers could conduct religious practices. Continue to Nevsehir in Cappadocia where you will arrive in the evening. This evening, be sure to attend the optional performance of the world-famous Whirling Dervishes** Optional: Whirling Dervishes Performance (PM) Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Cappadocia Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the area independently. A region of surreal rock formations and incredible cultural heritage, Cappadocia is home to rock-cut temples, ancient underground cities, and unparalleled landscapes. Begin the day very early on an optional hot air balloon ride that takes you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations. On the full day optional tour, visit the Open Air Museum in the Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches and the Ozkonak Underground City Optional: Cappadocia Balloon Ride (AM)***

Optional: Full Day Cappadocia (AM)*** Overnight: Cappadocia Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 11, Thursday - Travel to Ankara, Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk This morning depart for Ankara, the capital and the second largest city of Turkey. Upon arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. Leading up to the Mausoleum, view the vast brick courtyard and monumental avenue lined with NeoHittite stone statues and cenotaphs beneath its colonnades. The most noted cenotaphs within the complex are those of General Ismet Inonu, a close comrade of Ataturk's and that of Ataturk himself, beneath which lies his tomb. Continue to the Anatolian Civlizations Museum - built in two Ottoman buildings located near Ankara Castle. The Museum’s unique exhibits feature Anatolian archaeological artifacts dating back to the Paleolithic Age Overnight: Ankara Meals: Breakfast DAY 12, Friday - Return to Istanbul Morning return to Istanbul. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join the offered cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. The humble fishing villages and contrasting suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait demonstrates the link between the East and West. Afterwards, explore the Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel with your traveling companions Optional: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Spice Market (PM) Overnight: Istanbul Meals: Breakfast, Dinner DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Turkey Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast **Day 9: If time permits there may be a visit to a local school en route to Cappadocia ***The Cappadocia Balloon Ride tour ends before the Full Day Cappadocia tour begins. Both tours can be done on the same day.

About Us: * At our travel agency we offer cultural and historical tours, hotel reservations, all kind of transfers, flight tickets, bus tickets, blue cruises almost everything related to travel in Turkey and we remain the most experienced with a proven record of comfort, quality, safety and satisfaction. Many delighted customers have joined us on our journeys, benefiting from our extensive in-country experience and full satisfaction services.

Reservations Phone 1300 813391

How to book: Our office is located in Abbotsford in Melbourne. You can call our office on 1300 813391. You can email us on [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected] You can call our office and make an appointment to come and meet with one of our travel consultants.

Payment can be made by: Credit card – there is 2% bank fee charged for all major credit cards that will be added to your tour cost at time of payment. We only accept visa or mastercard. You can also pay by cash or cheque or by depositing these funds directly into our bank account at any Bendigo bank in Australia. There are no bank fees charged when you direct deposit the funds directly into our bank account.

Grand Hotel Gulsoy, Istanbul

★★★★ This first class hotel is located in the center of historic old Istanbul. Hotel Details

Legacy Ottoman Hotel, Istanbul

★★★★ This first class hotel is a magnificent work of the National Architecture Movement and is located in the Old City peninsula. Hotel Details

Kolin Hotel, Canakkale

★★★★★ This deluxe hotel is located on the waterfront with views of the Strait of Dardanelles. Hotel Details

Akol Hotel, Canakkale

★★★★ This first class hotel is located on the sea front near the ferry landing with views of the Dardanelles. Hotel Details

Iris Hotel, Canakkale

★★★★ This first class hotel is located on a private beach in Guzelyali. Hotel Details

Ege Palas, Izmir

★★★★ This first class hotel overlooks the Izmir Bay. Hotel Details

Kaya Prestige, Izmir

★★★★ This first class hotel is located in the city center, close to the many sights and sounds of downtown Izmir. Hotel Details

Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa, Antalya

★★★★★ This deluxe class hotel is located across from the beach in Antalya. Hotel Details

Akra Barut Hotel, Antalya ★★★★★ This deluxe hotel is constructed just 500 yards from the dazzling aqua marine sea. The hotel combines the delicate natural beauty of the Mediterranean with state-of-the-art architecture and amenities. Hotel Details

Peri Tower Hotel, Cappadocia

★★★★ This first class hotel is located in the ruins of Cappadocia, less then a mile from the city center. Hotel Details

Swissotel Ankara, Ankara

★★★★★ This deluxe hotel is located in a quiet residential area of Turkey’s capital. Hotel Details

Hilton Ankara, Ankara

★★★★★ This deluxe hotel is located in the Kavaklidere neighborhood of Ankara. Hotel Details

Crowne Plaza Ankara, Ankara

★★★★★ This deluxe hotel is located close to the city center and the business district. Hotel Details

Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey, Istanbul

★★★★ This first class hotel is situated on Istanbul's Golden Horn. Hotel Details

Reservations Phone 1300 813391

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