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  • Turkey & Gallipoli Dawn Service

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  • Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque

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  • Topkapi Palace

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  • Anzac Cove

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  • Ephesus

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  • Lone Pine

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  • Pamukkale

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  • Hierapolis

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  • Pigeon Island, Kusadasi

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  • Extension Package: Cappadoca

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  • Extension Package: Antalya

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  • Optional: Ballooning over Pamukkale

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  • Turkey & Gallipoli Dawn Service

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Topkapi Palace

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  • Anzac Cove

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  • Ephesus

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  • Lone Pine

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  • Pamukkale

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  • Hierapolis

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  • Pigeon Island, Kusadasi

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  • Extension Package: Cappadoca

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  • Extension Package: Antalya

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  • Optional: Ballooning over Pamukkale

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  • Turkish ceramics

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12 Day Turkey & Gallipoli Dawn Service

  • Explore Istanbul, Pamukkale, Ephesus & More
  • Attend Anzac Cove Dawn Service at Gallipoli
Includes Return International Flights

2020 will mark the 105th anniversary of the ANZACs who landed on the rocky shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 25th April 1915. This special 12 day tour is an opportunity to honour their memory at the moving Anzac Cove dawn service, learn the history of the brave allied troops who continue to inspire all Australians and New Zealanders, and also experience the highlights of Turkey on tour.

Tour the solemn battlefields and memorials of the Gallipoli Peninsula, visit the Kabatepe War Museum overlooking the Aegean Sea, and learn the history and legacy of the ANZAC troops at a conference held by Australian, New Zealand and Turkish experts. Take in the highlights of Istanbul, a city which has seen numerous empires rise and fall over the millennia; journey to the ancient ruins of Troy, Ephesus and Pergamon; and relax in the terraced hot springs of beautiful Pamukkale. Package includes return international flights, accommodation, English-speaking tour guides, 15 meals and more!

Have more time? Choose the 16 day package with Antalya and Cappadocia extension.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for Istanbul! 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 greeted and transferred to the hotel (luggage storage will be available for any early arrivals).

Overnight: Dosso Dossi DownTown Hotel & Spa or similar, Istanbul 
Meals included: None

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul, a city which has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires over the millennia. See sights such as the Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque and the Hippodrome, as well as the wonderfully fragrant Spice Bazaar.

The Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries, houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. There are 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.

Between 1609 and 1616, the impressive Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque is known popularly as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles that adorn the walls of its interior. Today the Hippodrome area is officially known as Sultan Ahmet Square, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2m below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina, the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit within a landscaped garden.

The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar, is one of the oldest markets in the city. Located in Eminonu, it’s the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the intoxicating aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the city tour there is an option to enjoy a Bosphorus boat cruise (not included). Admire magnificent views of the Bosphorus Strait, which connects Asia to Europe. With the shores rising to heights up to 200-metres, lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey.

This evening there will be a conference about the ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (approx. 1 hour). The conference is held by ANZAC experts from Australia and New Zealand, together with professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. A welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks are included. Here you will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and the tour staff.

Overnight: Dosso Dossi DownTown Hotel & Spa or similar, Istanbul 
Meals included: Breakfast

Depart for Gallipoli early this morning (approx. 4.5 hours). On the way you can watch the latest documentaries about the Gallipoli campaign. Arrive in Gallipoli in time for lunch on the coast of Gabatepe. Following lunch you will begin your tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Australia’s Memorial and Cemetery, Quinn’s Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, and the New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery. After the tour travel to Canakkale to the hotel for check in. The rest of the evening is at leisure

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

Today visit the ancient city of Troy, on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1.5 hours including ferry). The once-lost is one of the most famous in antiquity. The guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse - of which a replica can be seen onsite - and the tale of Helen of Troy, a woman said to have been the most beautiful in the world. 

This evening meet at the hotel for a buffet dinner before heading to Anzac Cove in the late evening in preparation for the Dawn Service. Don't forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes. Sleeping bags can be provided at an extra cost (not included) - please add this to your order at checkout if you would like to hire a sleeping bag for the night. If you do not wish to sleep outside at the Anzac Commemorative Site overnight, optional hotel accommodation in Çanakkale is available at checkout for an extra cost ($65 per person twin share, pre-booking required). Transfers to and from the ANZAC Commemorative Site will be available for customers who purchase the accommodation in Canakkale. 

Please note: In 2020 the Anzac Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years. The new opening time will be decided later on and confirmed prior to arrival in Turkey. Please note all guests need to be registered for attendance passes prior to arrival - further instruction will be provided closer to departure.

Overnight: Anzac Cove Commemorative Site or Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale (optional extra)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today you will attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

5:30am - 6:15am Dawn Service, Anzac Commemorative Site, North Beach
9:30am - 10:15am Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine
11:30am - 12:15pm New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair


This afternoon after attending the Anzac services you will travel back to the hotel in Canakkale. The night is yours to relax, dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale 
Meals included: Dinner

Today drive to Pergamon (approx. 2 hours) to see the Asklepion healing temples, Zeus’s Altar, and the Red Basilica. Located near Bergama, Pergamon was a once-great Hellenistic/Roman city, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. The city’s foremost attraction is the Red Basilica, a huge edifice on the river not far from the acropolis. It was originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and later converted to a basilica by the early Christians. After a guided Bergama/Pergamon tour, continue towards Kusadasi. On the way visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre, followed by an optional Turkish Bath (not included). After a good scrub down, check into the hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar, Kusadasi 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning depart for Ephesus (approx. 20 minutes) for a guided tour. Once the commercial centre of the ancient world - this city is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. Ephesus, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, considered one of the Seven Wonders, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.

The Ephesus tour visits the amphitheatre, gymnasium, agora (meeting place), and baths, as well as the famed Library of Celsus. After lunch (not included), you will go on a shopping tour in which you will be able to view the ancient arts of Turkey like jewellery and leather manufacturing. On this guided tour, you will be sheltered from the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey, enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar, Kusadasi 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today leave Kusadasi for Pamukkale (approx. 2.5 hours). Visit the Cotton Castle calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. While admiring the stunning terraced pools, you also have the option of laying in the mineral rich waters. Afterwards check into the hotel in time for dinner. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the small village, or relax around the swimming pool.

Overnight: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar, Pamukkale 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, you can enjoy the thermal pool and sun until 10:00am before departing to Istanbul (approx. 8 hours). Today is a travel day, however there will be plenty of refreshment stops a long the way to ensure a comfortable journey.

Overnight: Dosso Dossi DownTown Hotel or similar, Istanbul
Meals included: Breakfast

Today marks the end of your amazing Turkey holiday experience. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel before 11:00am and make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand (transfer not included, as departure times for fellow guests may vary).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 days.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington for Istanbul! 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 greeted and transferred to the hotel (luggage storage will be available for any early arrivals).

Overnight: Dosso Dossi DownTown Hotel & Spa or similar, Istanbul 
Meals included: None

Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul, a city which has witnessed the rise and fall of several empires over the millennia. See sights such as the Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque and the Hippodrome, as well as the wonderfully fragrant Spice Bazaar.

The Topkapi Palace, the great palace of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries, houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. There are 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.

Between 1609 and 1616, the impressive Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque is known popularly as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles that adorn the walls of its interior. Today the Hippodrome area is officially known as Sultan Ahmet Square, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2m below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina, the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit within a landscaped garden.

The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar, is one of the oldest markets in the city. Located in Eminonu, it’s the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the intoxicating aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice. After the city tour there is an option to enjoy a Bosphorus boat cruise (not included). Admire magnificent views of the Bosphorus Strait, which connects Asia to Europe. With the shores rising to heights up to 200-metres, lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey.

This evening there will be a conference about the ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (approx. 1 hour). The conference is held by ANZAC experts from Australia and New Zealand, together with professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. A welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks are included. Here you will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and the tour staff.

Overnight: Dosso Dossi DownTown Hotel & Spa or similar, Istanbul 
Meals included: Breakfast

Depart for Gallipoli early this morning (approx. 4.5 hours). On the way you can watch the latest documentaries about the Gallipoli campaign. Arrive in Gallipoli in time for lunch on the coast of Gabatepe. Following lunch you will begin your tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine, Australia’s Memorial and Cemetery, Quinn’s Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, and the New Zealand Memorial and Cemetery. After the tour travel to Canakkale to the hotel for check in. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

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

Today visit the ancient city of Troy, on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1.5 hours including ferry). The once-lost is one of the most famous in antiquity. The guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse - of which a replica can be seen onsite - and the tale of Helen of Troy, a woman said to have been the most beautiful in the world. 

This evening meet at the hotel for a buffet dinner before heading to Anzac Cove in the late evening in preparation for the Dawn Service. Don't forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes. Sleeping bags can be provided at an extra cost (not included) - please add this to your order at checkout if you would like to hire a sleeping bag for the night. If you do not wish to sleep outside at the Anzac Commemorative Site overnight, optional hotel accommodation in Çanakkale is available at checkout for an extra cost ($65 per person twin share, pre-booking required). Transfers to and from the ANZAC Commemorative Site will be available for customers who purchase the accommodation in Canakkale. 

Please note: In 2020 the Anzac Commemorative Site will open later than it has in previous years. The new opening time will be decided later on and confirmed prior to arrival in Turkey. Please note all guests need to be registered for attendance passes prior to arrival - further instruction will be provided closer to departure.

Overnight: Anzac Cove Commemorative Site or Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale (optional extra)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today you will attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

5:30am - 6:15am Dawn Service, Anzac Commemorative Site, North Beach
9:30am - 10:15am Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine
11:30am - 12:15pm New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair


This afternoon after attending the Anzac services you will travel back to the hotel in Canakkale. The night is yours to relax, dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale 
Meals included: Dinner

Today drive to Pergamon (approx. 2 hours) to see the Asklepion healing temples, Zeus’s Altar, and the Red Basilica. Located near Bergama, Pergamon was a once-great Hellenistic/Roman city, ruled for several centuries by a powerful local dynasty. The city’s foremost attraction is the Red Basilica, a huge edifice on the river not far from the acropolis. It was originally built as a temple to the Egyptian god Osiris and later converted to a basilica by the early Christians. After a guided Bergama/Pergamon tour, continue towards Kusadasi. On the way visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre, followed by an optional Turkish Bath (not included). After a good scrub down, check into the hotel in time for dinner.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar, Kusadasi 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning depart for Ephesus (approx. 20 minutes) for a guided tour. Once the commercial centre of the ancient world - this city is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. Ephesus, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, considered one of the Seven Wonders, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C.

The Ephesus tour visits the amphitheatre, gymnasium, agora (meeting place), and baths, as well as the famed Library of Celsus. After lunch (not included), you will go on a shopping tour in which you will be able to view the ancient arts of Turkey like jewellery and leather manufacturing. On this guided tour, you will be sheltered from the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey, enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

Overnight: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar, Kusadasi 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today leave Kusadasi for Pamukkale (approx. 2.5 hours). Visit the Cotton Castle calcium terraces of Pamukkale and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis. While admiring the stunning terraced pools, you also have the option of laying in the mineral rich waters. Afterwards check into the hotel in time for dinner. The rest of the evening is yours to explore the small village, or relax around the swimming pool.

Overnight: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar, Pamukkale 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner;In-Flight

Today travel from Pamukkale to the gorgeous seaside resort city of Antalya (approx. 5 hours) with a break along the way. Upon arrival check into the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. The sun-kissed beaches, yacht-filled old harbour, and local dining scene are all worth exploring.

Overnight: Miracle Resort Hotel or similar, Antalya 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning depart for Aspendos and Perge. Perge was first mentioned in 334 BC when Alexander the Great passed through here. In the following years, Perge went under the control of Pergamon, when the Kingdom of Pergamon became a part of the Roman city. After Perge depart for Aspendos with a local lunch break on the way.

The eastern land of Antalya was known as Pamphylia in ancient times. In 486 BC, Greeks and Persians had a great battle here. During the reign of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-80 AD) Aspendos got its theatre, which is one of the best preserved theatres. The ruins of the ancient city are extensive and include a stadium, agora and basilica.

Return to Antalya in the late afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Miracle Resort Hotel or similar, Antalya 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Early this morning depart for Konya (approx. 5 hours). Halfway through the journey there will be a break for coffee and a rest. Afterwards continue onwards to Konya and enjoy a local lunch upon arrival. After lunch you will visit the imposing green-tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). Afterwards drive to Cappadocia. Upon arrival this evening check into the unique hotel which is built into a cave.

Overnight: CCR (Cappadocia Cave Resort) Hotel or similar, Cappadocia 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will get to know the Cappadocia region, a jaw-dropping volcanic area known for its unique geological formations, as well as its history of ceramics and carpet weaving. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called it) is an enchanting and mysterious strip of land.

The tour begins with Uchisar Castle, a centuries-old citadel commanding impressive views from the highest point of Cappadocia. Following Uchisar, you will visit Goreme Open Air Museum, at the heart of Cappadocia. The museum is famous for its 10th century frescoes depicting the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you will travel to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch.

After lunch, you will visit a pottery workshop and then continue on to Pasabagi, where you will see the famous three-headed ‘fairy chimneys’. After Pasabagi you will visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations which look like animals. Afterwards head to a wineshop in Urgup for a wine tasting. The last stop is the Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which are the symbol of Cappadocia.

Overnight: CCR (Cappadocia Cave Resort) Hotel or similar, Cappadocia 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast enjoy some free time for relaxing or shopping in Cappadocia before being transferred to Kayseri Airport for the domestic flight to Istanbul (approx. 1.5 hours). Upon arrival in Istanbul you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center or similar, Istanbul 
Meals included: Breakfast

Today marks the end of your amazing Turkey holiday experience. After breakfast, check-out from the hotel before 11:00am and make your own way to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand (transfer not included, as departure times for fellow guests may vary).


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive +1 days.

Tour Inclusions

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  • See the exquisite Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
  • Delight the senses with a visit to the Spice Bazaar
  • Tour the historic Gallipoli battlefields
  • Visit Lone Pine, the Gallipoli Peninsula, The Nek, Chunuk Bair and more
  • Attend the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove
  • Learn of the Anzacs at a conference held by Australia, New Zealand and Turkish experts
  • Explore Kabatepe War Museum overlooking the Aegean Sea
  • Journey to the once-lost ancient city of Troy; see a replica Trojan Horse
  • Tour the ancient Greco-Roman ruins of Pergamon
  • Visit Asklepion Zeus altar and the Red Basilica
  • Witness one of Turkey’s oldest arts, carpet weaving, in Kusadasi
  • Explore the city of Ephesus, home of the Temple of Artemis
  • Visit the beautiful terraced hot springs at Pamukkale
  • Explore the stunning ruins of ancient Hierapolis
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/*CHC/*WLG
  • 8 nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • 1 night sleeping under the stars at ANZAC Cove or alternatively 1 additional night 4 star Troia Tusan Hotel (not included)
  • Enjoy 15 meals
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Airport to hotel transfer (day 2)
    All the above plus the following;
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class): Cappadocia to Istanbul
  • 4 x additional nights 4-5 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 11 additional meals including daily breakfast
  • Discover Aspendos and Perge on guided tours
  • Stay in Antalya on the Turquoise Coast
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya
  • Tour beautiful Cappadocia; visit Uchisar Castle and Goreme Open Air Museum
  • Explore the Devrent 'Imagination' Valley, known for its unusual rock formations
  • Visit Cappadocian pottery, carpet and kilim workshops
  • Enjoy a wine tasting experience in Ürgüp
  • Discover the symbol of Cappadocia 'the three beauties’

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 the 20th April 2020.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 12 Day Package: $750
- 16 Day Package: $1000
  
Departure Dates
20th April 2020
  
Departure Cities
Auckland, *Christchurch or *Wellington
  
Departure City Surcharges
*Christchurch or *Wellington: $200 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo 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
$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.
 
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 apply between the below date ranges:
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
  
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Singapore
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Not available during the Singapore Formula 1 2019 & 2020 Grand prix
 
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.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Istanbul: Dosso Dossi DownTown Hotel & Spa or similar

- Çanakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel or similar

- Kusadasi: Suhan 360 Hotel or similar

- Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar

   

No star rating:

- ANZAC Cove Commemorative Site or Troia Tusan Hotel or similar, Canakkale (optional extra)

  

16 Day Package:

- Antalya: Miracle Resort Hotel or similar

- Cappadocia: CCR (Cappadocia Cave Resort) Hotel or similar

- Istanbul (Day 14): Pullman Istanbul Hotel & Convention Center or similar

 

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.

 

Anzac Cove camping:

- The ANZAC Cove Commemorative site is a open air camping site that is organized in collaboration with the Australian Embassy. Travellers who choose to camp at ANZAC Cove for Dawn Service are able to find their own spot on the grass for the night once the Commerative site has opened.

- Tents are not permitted due to space limitations, however campers can bring a small foam mattress if they choose. Overnight temparatures can get quite cold so a good quality sleeping bag is advisable (available for rent at checkout), however a polar jacket will suffice if campers choose not to hire/bring a sleeping bag.

- Food vendors are located at the campsite so you won't go hungry, and during the night there will be speeches, choir music and documentaries on the war. Grandstand seating is available for Dawn Service, and before the service begins, it is advisable to take up seating on the grandstand, as some campers may be required to stand from around 3:00am while the travellers who have had hotel accommodation for the night begin to arrive and fill out the rest of the Commemorative site.

- Please be assured that strict security measures are in place for visitors, and airport style screening will occur, so no liquids, aerosols or gels are permitted on the site.

- Customers who purchase the extra nights accommodation in Canakkale instead of camping will be required to depart their hotel at approximately 3:00am in order to catch the ferry accross to the ANZAC Commemorative site. Transfers to and from the site will be provided and a guide will accompany you should you have any questions.

 

Extra Nights
- Istanbul (Pre/Post Tour): $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/infants 8 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 2, maximum group size 35 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 3 & 7: - Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul & Turkish Bath in Kusadasi: $120 per person
- Day 5: Dawn Service sleeping bag hire: $50 per person
- Day 5: Extra night accommodation in Canakkale instead of camping - $65 per person twin share or $130 per room for a solo traveller.
- Day 10: Hot Air Balloon in Pamukkale: $285 per person
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 visa for Turkey is not required if traveling 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
- Transfer hotel to airport (Day 11 or Day 15 for the extension package)
- 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:
April in Istanbul is the start of spring, with longer, warmer days. The average temperature for the month is 12°C, with highs of a very reasonable 16°C. The temperature does fall significantly overnight and visitors can expect lows of around 8°C.
 
Kusadasi:

April is a neutral month in Kusadasi, being neither too hot or cold and a brings a rise in temperature, which will eventually peak in the summer and a decrease in rainfall. The average temperature during this month is 15°C
 
Cappadocia (Extension Package only):
Temperatures in April can range from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C overnight. Visitors should bring a waterproof jacket, and something warm to wear in the evenings.
 
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:
15 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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
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.
 
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