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15 Day Unbeatable Turkey

  • Uncover the secrets of tantalising Turkey
  • Visit Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia & More
Includes Return International Flights

An exotic land where the ancient and modern worlds collide; Turkey is yours to discover on this unbeatable 15 day journey through Istanbul, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Cappadocia, and beyond.

Experience the grand palaces and marketplaces of exotic Istanbul; travel to Gallipoli and explore the historic battlefields; separate fact from fiction in the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Pergamon and Troy; marvel at the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and fairy chimneys of Pasabagi; admire the thermal waters of ‘cotton castle’ Pamukkale and visit the ruins of Hierapolis; explore the beautiful old town of Antalya; enjoy a free day at leisure in colourful Canakkale and so much more. With return flights, 12 nights four to five star hotel accommodation, English-speaking tour leader, 34 meals, return airport transfers and more, this package has all the makings of an unforgettable journey!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Istanbul, Turkey! Fly with award winning airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Dinner

This morning after breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Also robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Next you will see Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, it’s known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Afterwards you will see the Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After lunch you will visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. This evening you can take the opportunity to join an optional evening cruise (not included).

Optional activity: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - $80 AUD
This evening join a dinner cruise and see sights such as the Bosphorus Bridge, which runs from Europe to Asia. Also see the Imperial Gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace, Camlica Hill, Kempinski Hotel, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress and Beylerbeyi Palace.

Overnight: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Along the way there will be a rest stop in a restaurant area. Arrive in Gallipoli around 12:00pm and enjoy lunch, before departing for the battlefields. Visit Kabatepe Museum, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugge’s Plateau. After the tour drive to the hotel.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar Canakkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will have a free day at leisure to spend more time exploring Gallipoli or perhaps take in some of the other highlights of Canakkale.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar Canakkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today you will visit the famous archaeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After the tour drive to Pergamon. Upon arrival enjoy lunch and then depart for a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at the time. Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver so today you will enjoy a stop at a jewellery centre. Arrive in Kusadasi this evening around 6:00pm in time for dinner.

Overnight: Charisma De Luxe Hotel or similar, Kusadesi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today enjoy a guided tour of Ephesus. One of the best preserved ancient sites in the world, visit the Temple of Artemis, Curetes Street, Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand Theatre and the House of the Virgin Mary. After lunch, visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre.

Afterwards enjoy a tour of the Turkish village of Sirince. A pretty village that mostly dates back to the 19th century with original white painted houses. Sirince also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. On the way back to the hotel visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region.

Overnight: Charisma De Luxe Hotel or similar, Kusadesi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning after breakfast depart for Pamukkale. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and enjoy lunch. Afterwards you will visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (which means ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish) and the ruins of Hierapolis. Walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs.

Overnight: Tripolis Hotel or similar, Pamukkale
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast depart for Antalya, with a rest stop along the way. Enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel with unlimited spirits and soft drinks. (Please note: the unlimited spirits and soft drinks are available on November 2018 to March 2019 dates only).

Overnight: Miracle Resort Hotel / Best Western Plus Khan Hotel or similar, Antalya
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast drive to Kaleiçi, a small historic part of Antalya’s modern city also known as the Old City. Once a sprawling modern Roman town, then a Byzantine Empire, then Seljuks and finally an Ottoman Turkish town. See the Marina, Clock Tower, Hadrian Gate, Broken Minaret and Hidirlik Tower. The Hadrian Gate (or Hadrianus Gate or The Three Gates) is a triumphal arch which was built in the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian. The Broken Minaret of the Korkut Mosque was built originally as a Roman temple in the 2nd century AD and did not have a minaret. Hidirlik Tower is a landmark tower of tawny stone. It’s believed to have been built in the Hellenistic era on a square plan and then later turned into circular tower in 2nd century AD and was either used as a fortification or a lighthouse. After lunch, depart for Duden Waterfalls. After the tour the rest of day is yours to either explore or relax. Tonight enjoy dinner at the hotel with unlimited spirits and soft drinks. (Please note: the unlimited spirits and soft drinks are available on November 2018 to March 2019 dates only).

Overnight: Miracle Resort Hotel / Best Western Plus Khan Hotel or similar, Antalya
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early this morning, after breakfast, travel to Konya, enjoy a break for coffee and a rest along the way. Upon arrival enjoy lunch. Then visit the imposing green tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect the ‘Whirling Dervishes’. Afterwards drive to Cappadocia and check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: Gamirasu Luxury Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early this morning why not take the opportunity to join an amazing optional experience – Hot Air Ballooning (not included). Today enjoy a tour of the Cappadocia area. Drive to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved underground cities in Cappadocia, then visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. Next you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia and famous for frescoes dating back to the 10th century which describe the life of Jesus Christ and monks.

After lunch, visit a pottery work shop and see how pottery is made. Then visit Pasabagi where you can see three headed fairy chimneys. Afterwards visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations. Then you will have some time for shopping at a Handicrafts centre. The last stop is the Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. After the tour transfer back to hotel.

Optional activity: Hot Air Ballooning - $220 AUD
Take in the breathtaking landscape home to magnificent valleys, volcanic rock formations, spectacular pigeon houses and a view that will be unforgettable. Tour includes a buffet breakfast, a champagne toast on landing and a commemorative flight certificate. Please note: the tour will return in time to join the group for the days activities.

Overnight: Gamirasu Luxury Cave Hotel or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today depart for Ankara. On the way, stop at Salt Lake, which is natural and the second biggest lake in Turkey. Arrive in Ankara and enjoy lunch. After lunch, visit the Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum (the founder of modern Turkey). Then depart for Istanbul with a rest stop along the way. Arrive in Istanbul around 7:00pm.

Overnight: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today marks the end of your amazing holiday experience in Turkey! After breakfast, check-out from the hotel before transferring to the airport for your return flight back to Australia!


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Explore the highlights of tantalising Turkey
  • Visit Topkapi Palace on a city tour of Istanbul
  • See Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque and explore the Hippodrome
  • Experience the sights, sounds and smell of the Spice Bazaar
  • Travel to Gallipoli and explore the historic battlefields
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure in Canakkale
  • Visit Troy and marvel at the famous archaeological and mythological site
  • Explore the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon and stop at a jewellery centre
  • Visit the Temple of Artemis, the House of the Virgin Mary and more on a city tour of Esphesus
  • Visit a carpet weaving centre and learn about one of Turkeys oldest arts
  • Travel to the pretty Turkish village of Sirince
  • Visit a vineyard and learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers
  • Stop at a leather production centre
  • Visit Pamukkale ‘cotton castle’ and the ruins of Hierapolis
  • Enjoy a tour of Kaleici – Antalya’s old city
  • See the beautiful Duden Waterfalls
  • Visit the Mevlana Museum - founder of the ‘Whirling Dervishes’
  • Explore Ozkonak Underground City – one of the best preserved underground cities
  • Visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia
  • See amazing 10th century frescoes at Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Visit a pottery work shop and see how pottery is made
  • See three headed fairy chimneys in Pasabagi
  • Visit a Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims worksop
  • Witness the incredible natural rock formations in Devrent Valley
  • See the ‘Three beauties’ the symbol of Cappadocia
  • Stop at Salt Lake - the second biggest lake in Turkey
  • Visit the Ataturk Museum – the founder of modern Turkey
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 12 nights in 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 34 meals including a welcome dinner
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 1st October 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement 
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $520 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2018
November: *27 (SOLD OUT)
December: **4 (SOLD OUT)
 
2019
January: *29 (SOLD OUT)
February: 12, *19 (SOLD OUT)
March: 12, 19, *26
May: ^7, ^14, *21
June: ^*11
July: ^30
August: ^*13
September: ^10, *17
October: ^*1
November: 5, 19
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a *, ** or ^ incur a high season surcharge:
* Flight High Season Surcharge: $200 per person
** Peak Flight High Season Surcharge: $500 per person
^ Land High Season Surcharge: $200 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Air France, KLM, Virgin Australia, Scandinavian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Thai Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Japan Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Istanbul, Turkey
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Istanbul, Turkey
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind not permitted during and including the following dates: 12th December 2018 to 31st January 2019 and 4th April to 20th April 2019.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6499 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


4-5 Star (self-rated):

- Istanbul: Ramada Plaza Istanbul City Centre / Golden Horn Hotel

- Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel

- Kusadesi: Charisma De Luxe Hotel

- Pamukkale: Tripolis Hotel

- Antalya: Miracle Resort Hotel / Best Western Plus Khan Hotel

- Cappadocia: Gamirasu Luxury Cave Hotel

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour) 
- Istanbul, Turkey: $150 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 10 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.


Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 3: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - $80 AUD
- Day 7: Evening Turkish Bath - $50 AUD
- Day 12: Hot Air Ballooning - $220 AUD
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: 25 Lira (approx. $10 AUD) per person/day payable on tour.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
 
Istanbul
Temperatures in May/June and September/October are between 22 and 30°C. January/December has an average temperature of around 15°C.
 
Cappadocia
Cappadocia has a continental climate characterised by dry summers and sometimes snowy winters. Rainfall is sparse and the region is largely semi-arid to arid. There is a sharp difference in the temperature between day and night and it is not uncommon to have cold nights interspersed with hot days. 
 
Kusadasi
There are two main seasons in Kusadasi: the cold season and hot season, which basically correlate with winter and summer in other parts of Europe. The shoulder seasons, autumn and spring, experience weather patterns that are a mix of both the cold and warm seasons.
 
Antalya
July is the hottest month in Antalya with an average temperature of 28°C and the coldest is January at 10°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in July.



Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:


At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

 

Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
34 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 25 Lira (approx. $10 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your eVisa application process once you receive your final travel documentation 6 weeks prior to departure.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

  

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
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