Costsaver Wonders of Turkey

FROM R 16 400

Pricing Terms

Selected departure dates between 01 MAY 2019 – 30 OCT 2019. A R3000 per person deposit is required at time of booking and full payment no later than 45 days prior to departure.

Pricing valid until

31 July 2019

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Trip code:  TTUR  

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Region EuropeCountry TurkeyTypes Cultural, Coach

11 Days land only

Valid from

1 May 2019

Valid to

30 October 2019

East meets West in this Turkish extravaganza exploring the Byzantine and Ottoman past of Istanbul with its colourful street markets and beautiful Blue Mosque. You'll also visit the underground city of Sarhatli, Pamukkale's cotton fortresses and the ruins of Ephesus.

  • Return airport/hotel transfers at selected times
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily & 5 three-course dinners
  • Touring by by luxury air-conditioned coach 
  • Assistance of an Expert Travel Director & local specialists
  • All hotel service charges, taxes, baggage handling & hotel tips 
  • Must-see sights with VIP entry and queue jump
  • City Orientation tours
  • Visits: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Konya & Cannakale

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights)

    In and around Istanbul

    Welcome to Istanbul. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax after your journey. In the evening, attend a trip briefing with your Travel Director and meet your fellow travellers.
     

  • Day 2 Istanbul Sightseeing 

    Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour including a visit to see parts of the Topkapi Palace Museum, the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Visit the Hippodrome, once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Visit the Blue Mosque and the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Consider joining a delicious Turkish optional dinner where local cuisine is served along with traditional belly dancing entertainment.Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 3 Istanbul – Ankara 

    In and around Ankara

    This morning, enjoy free time in the city or consider an Optional Experience Bosphorus cruise and visit to Hagia Sophia. This excursion enjoys views of the strait that separates Asia and Europe and a visit to the church built in the Byzantine capital during the 6th century and converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. Today, it houses a museum and is known as one of the world's greatest architectural wonders. Early this afternoon, depart for the capital city of Ankara for an overnight stay.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Ankara – Cappadocia (2 Nights) 

    In and around Cappadocia

    Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai featuring artefacts including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artefacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Perhaps take an Optional Experience this evening to see a Whirling Dervish performance with dinner.Buffet Breakfast
     

  • Day 5 Cappadocia Sightseeing 

    This morning, travel to Pasabagi and the Red Valley and later stop at a regional rug production centre. This afternoon, you may wish to take an Optional Experience to Göreme and Avanos. Göreme, a historical region of Turkey located among unique rock formations, was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in the region. Afterwards, continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high-quality earthenware. This evening dinner will be served at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 Cappadocia – Konya 

    This morning, visit the underground city of Sarhatli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Drive to Konya and visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Later, check into your hotel in Konya and enjoy dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner 

  • Day 7 Konya – Pamukkale 

    In and around Pamukkale

    Leave Konya and travel to see the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs. You will also get to see the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis. This evening, enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     

  • Day 8 Pamukkale – Ephesus – Izmir 

    In and around Ephesus

    Today, travel to Selçuk and tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore 2,000-year-old marble streets, view a magnificent theatre, see the Library of Celsus, a gymnasium and finally Hadrian's Temple. Then take a short drive from Ephesus to visit St. Mary's stone cottage, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Arrive later in Izmir.Buffet Breakfast
     

  • Day 9 Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Çanakkale In and around Troy

    Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
     

  • Day 10 Çanakkale – Gallipoli – Istanbul 

    In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many WWI battles. Visit poignant Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair before returning to Istanbul. Enjoy a last night in Istanbul with your travel companions after this comprehensive trip through Turkey.Buffet Breakfast

  • Day 11 Depart Istanbul 

    This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast