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17 Day Unbeatable Turkey

  • Uncover the mysteries of tantalising Turkey
  • Explore Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale & more
Includes Return International Flights

A kaleidoscope of rich history, heavenly vistas and sensational cuisine awaits on this unbeatable 17 day highlights package. Revel in everything Turkey has to offer as you journey through grand cities and landscapes to Istanbul, Ephesus, Gallipoli, Cappadocia and beyond.

Uncover the history of grand palaces and marketplaces in exotic Istanbul; travel to Gallipoli and explore the historic battlefields; and separate fact from fiction in the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Pergamon and Troy. Admire the thermal waters of ‘cotton castle’ in Pamukkale; explore the beautiful old town of Antalya; marvel at the surreal landscape of Cappadocia and the fairy chimneys of Pasabagi. Discover the famous Lake Abant and enjoy a final night in Istanbul. With return flights on premium airlines, 14 nights four to five star hotel accommodation, 40 meals, return airport transfers and more, this package has all the makings of an unforgettable journey!

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Auckland, *Wellington or *Christchurch for Istanbul, Turkey! Fly with award winning airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates or Qatar Airways plus any codeshare partners (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).

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 in Canakkale.

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 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: Suhan360 Hotel & Spa or similar, Kusadasi
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: Suhan360 Hotel & Spa, Kusadasi
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: Pam Thermal Hotel, 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.

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.

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

After breakfast, travel to Konya, stopping 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: Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa 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). For hot air ballooning you will need to book your own tour directly with a hot air balloon operator in Cappadocia.

Tour starts the visit to Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. Next you will visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia. Göreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. Following Cavusin, enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Avanos.
 
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.

Overnight: Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby at 9:00am for your full day trekking tour of Ihlara Valley. Visit the ancient Ilhara churches, which are covered in amazing frescoes. Enjoy lunch next to the river bank of Melendiz River, before visiting the Selime Cathedral and Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. During the journey you will pass by the beautiful Nar Crater Lake. Afterwards, drive back to Pigeon Valley to see the pigeon houses which were built for collect guano. After the tour return back to hotel.

Overnight: Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa or similar, Cappadocia
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today depart for Ankara. On the way, stop at Salt Lake, which is a natural lake and the second biggest in Turkey. Arrive in Ankara and enjoy lunch before visiting the Ataturk Museum at the Ataturk Mausoleum (the founder of modern Turkey).

Overnight: Best Western Hotel 2000
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, depart to Bolu (Lake Abant). Abant is the most famous lake in Turkey, and lies at the end of a scenic 22km drive. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the surrounding area. You will have time for lunch in Bolu before continuing onto Istanbul for your final night in Turkey.

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 New Zealand.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in New Zealand +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 Ephesus
  • Visit a carpet weaving centre and learn about one of Turkey's 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 workshop
  • 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
  • Learn about the founder of modern Turkey at the Ataturk Museum
  • See picturesque Lake Abant
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing AKL/*WLG/*CHC
  • Fly with Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Qatar Airways
  • 14 nights in 4-5-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 40 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 NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 20th of October 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1150 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2019:
October: 29 (SOLD OUT)
November: 5, 10 (SOLD OUT) 
 
2020:
January: 28 (SOLD OUT)
February: 4, 11 (SOLD OUT)
March: 10 (SOLD OUT)
*May: 5, 12
*June: 2,9
*July: 28
*August: 11, 18
*September: 1
October: 13, 20
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $250 per person
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Wellington or *Christchurch
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Wellington or *Christchurch: $200 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Emirates, Singapore Airlines or Qatar Airways 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
$220 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.
- Blackout dates:
* 20 September 2019 – 13 October 2019
* 14 December 2019 – 20 January 2020
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 – 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 – 11 October 2020
 
Stay behind in Istanbul, Turkey
$220 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.
- Blackout dates:
* 14 December 2019 – 20 January 2020
* 28 March 2020 – 27 April 2020
* 20 June 2020 – 19 July 2020
* 17 September 2020 – 11 October 2020
* 10 December 2020 – 20 January 2021  
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Singapore
* Doha (one direction only)
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- Singapore stopover not permitted during the Singapore Grand Prix 2020 (dates yet to be released)
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Abu Dhabi stopovers are not available for Perth departures due to Etihad no longer flying out of Perth from October 2018.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $5999 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, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


4/5 Star

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

- Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar

- Kusadesi: Suhan360 Hotel & Spa or similar

- Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar

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

- Ankara: Best Western Hotel 2000 or similar

- Cappadocia: Cappadocia Cave Resort & Spa or similar

Please note: 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
Istanbul, Turkey: $160 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 12 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
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is not required if travelling on a New Zealand passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: 25 Lira (approx. $7 NZD) 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.
 
FLIGHTS
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:
40 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:
Land
- 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 is 25 Lira (approx. $7 NZD) per person per day. This covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
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 not required for Turkey if travelling on a New Zealand Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand 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 as 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.



Post-Purchase Change


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

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.