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Classics Of Turkey Tour - 11 Days - valid until 20 Dec.19

Classics Of Turkey Tour - 11 Days - valid until 20 Dec.19

Istanbul, Turkey

From: R 19,004.00
Per Person Sharing Inc Tax
Destination Prices From:
JNB: R 19,004.00 PPS
  • Prices From

    JNB: R 19,004.00 PPS
  • Trip Reference

    #9601
  • Flights

    Flights Included
  • Duration

    11 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of November 2019 (Friday)
  • Valid To

    20th of December 2019 (Friday)
  • Expires

    30th of August 2019 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

Want to experience the wonders of Turkey? Then this 11 day tour will tick all the boxes!

Turkey is an intoxicating blend of old and new, of East and West. Experience exciting Istanbul with a full-day tour and enough leisure time to discover its hidden charms. Marvel at the unusual rock formations of Cappadocia, the unique calcium cascades of Pamukkale and the Roman ruins at Ephesus before stopping at Troy and Gallipoli. On this custom tailored tour to Turkey, you will discover the wonders of the country visit Turkey and find history, beauty, and wonder!

About the Holiday

Itinerary :

Day 1 Fri: Istanbul

Clients will be met by a Neon Tours representative with a Neon Tours signboard.

Day 2 Sat: Istanbul (B)

Optional: Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

Day 3 Sun: Istanbul - Ankara (B, D)

This morning Optional tour (at an additional cost) of St. Sophia and Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight.

Day 4 Mon: Ankara - Cappadocia (B, D)

Morning departure to view Hittite artefacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant or join an optional (at an additional cost) Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 Tue: Cappadocia (B, D)

Early Morning Optional (at an additional cost) : Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience the floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, optional tour of Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 Wed: Cappadocia - Pamukkale (B, D)

Drive to Pamukkale. En route we visit the famous mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7 Thu: Pamukkale - Kusadasi (B, D)

Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8 Fri: Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Kusadasi (B, D)

Optional (at an additional cost): Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary's Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 9 Sat: Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale (B, L, D)

Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse and continue on to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 10 Sun: Dardanelles - Gallipoli - Istanbul (B, D)

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bai, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 11 Mon: Istanbul - Return (B)

Transfer to Airport.

City Hotels or similar:

Istanbul - Park Dedman Levent
Ankara - Holiday Inn Ankara
Cappadocia - Cappadocia Lodge Hotel
Pamukkale - Colossae Hotel
Kusadasi - Venti Hotel Kusadasi
Canakkale - Iris Hotel
Istanbul - Park Dedeman Levent

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul based on availability in the lowest category airfare
  • Approximate taxes and airline levy
  • Return airport to hotel transfers
  • 2 Nights' accommodation at the Park Dedman Levent or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation at the Holiday Inn Ankara or similar
  • 2 Nights' accommodation at the Cappadocia Lodge Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation at the Spa Hotel Colassae Hotel or similar
  • 2 Nights' accommodation at the Venti Hotel Kusadasi or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation at the Iris Hotel Canakkale or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation at the Park Dedeman Levent or similar
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 8 dinners
  • Tour guide throughout your tour & luggage handling

Please note: Tour is valid for selected Friday departures.

Excludes
  • Visas (easlily done online) 
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
Package Conditions:

High season supplement and block out dates apply during peak season.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.

Istanbul
Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. The city covers 25 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait, and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.

The first human settlement in Istanbul, the Fikirtepe mound on the Anatolian side, is from the Copper Age period, with artifacts dating from 55003500 BC.[7] A port settlement dating back to the Phoenicians has been discovered in nearby Kadky (Chalcedon). Cape Moda in Chalcedon was the first location which the Greek settlers of Megara chose to colonize in 685 BC, prior to colonising Byzantion on the European side of the Bosphorus under the command of King Byzas in 667 BC. Even after Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Sultans in 1453, the city remained (and it still is) the trading post for valuable spices and textiles brought via the Silk Road from as far away as China.

The city has a temperate-continental climate with hot and humid summers; and cold, rainy and often snowy winters. Humidity is generally rather high which can make temperatures feel much warmer or colder than they actually are. Snowfall is quite common, snowing for a week or two during the winter season, but it can be heavy once it snows. It is most likely to occur between the months of December and March.

One of the oldest monuments still surviving from antiquity is the Serpentine Column, a monument built originally to honor Apollo for the victory over the Persians at Plataea in 479 BC. The column was moved by Constantine the Great when Constantinople became the new capital, and has stood at the Hippodrome ever since.

Istanbuls cultural activities, both traditional and contemporary, are rich and varied, although not well publicized. Matching the citys exploding youth population is a growing number of festivals, galleries, new music venues and film centers and, within the last decade, Turkish artists have begun to make an international impact.

As in most cities, drinks prices vary hugely. The tavernas or meyhanes are much cheaper than nightclubs or live music venues. It is advisable to check for cover charges at live music venues. Meyhanes tend to close at 2400, bars at 0100 or 0200, while clubs can stay open as late as 0600 at weekends. Turkish cuisine inherited its Ottoman heritage which could be described as a fusion and refinement of Turkic, Arabic, Greek, Armenian and Persian cuisines.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 22 August  2019.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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