01 April to 25 March 2015

Turkey 2015
Escorted Tour
13 days / 12 nights tour from
per person twin share ex Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane & Adelaide
Departing from Australia
Every Week from 01 April to 25 March 2015.
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Book and pay by 27 March 2015
Tour Cost
(Istanbul & Turkey Tour)
from $2999.00 per person
Price Includes:
Return airfares from Australia flying to Istanbul.
Flying economy class with either Emirates, Singapore, Qatar or Etihad
Including all prepayable airport departure taxes.
11 nights First Class accommodations
3 nights Istanbul
1 night Canakkale
2 nights Izmir
2 nights Antalya
2 nights Cappadocia
1 night Ankara
Hotel porterage
All transfers
21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
Anzac Cemetery at Gallipoli
City of Troy
Asclepion at Pergamum
Pamukkale hot springs
Hieropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
Farewell dinner
Whisper technology enhanced touring
.These prices must be booked and paid for no later than
31 December 2014
DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Turkey
Depart for Turkey. Your flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment for your
DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a Welcome
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Dinner
DAY 3, Wednesday - Morning City Tour of Istanbul
Enjoy a half day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Your
tour includes a visit to the Blue Mosque, a 17th century Ottoman Mosque famous with its six
minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles. Continue to the Hippodrome, the place
chariot races and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Finally,
visit St. Sophia – the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century, which remained the
largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years, it was later converted to a
mosque and now serves as a museum. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, exploring
this city that blurs the line between East and West, with incredible architecture that is rivaled
only by its spectacular natural setting on the Bosphorus Strait. In the afternoon, join the
fascinating optional tour to the Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans that continues
to the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more
Optional: Half Day Istanbul with Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar (PM)
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4, Thursday - Anzac Cemetery, Travel to Canakkale
This morning, drive to the town of Gallipoli, site of the famous Ottoman victory against the
Allies during World War I. Visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose fame grew back home as word of their
heroic efforts spread. April 25, 2015 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the
Gallipoli Campaign. Afterwards, cross the Dardanelles by ferry and continue to the
Canakkale province, located in northwest Turkey, where you will arrive in the early evening
Overnight: Canakkale
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Friday - Visit Troy, Pergamum, Travel to Izmir
This morning, proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4000-year-old city and
legendary center of the Trojan War, made immortal by Homer's epic poemThe Iliad. Then,
drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit the
Asclepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to
Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer
Overnight: Izmir
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6, Saturday - Full Day in Izmir
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Izmir. With over 3500 years of history, the port city known
historically as Smyrna offers a variety of impressive archaeological sites, not to mention
easy access to ancient Ephesus. Or perhaps simply relax in the city and sip Türk kahvesi,
authentic Turkish coffee, at a café set along the scenic Pasaport Quay. Don’t miss
the optional tour to Ephesus, considered one of the greatest antique cities of the world.
Here, you’ll visit the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, the library of Celsus,
temple of Hadrian, the theater and the Odeon. After lunch at a local restaurant return to Izmir
Optional: Full Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary with Lunch
Overnight: Izmir
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 7, Sunday - Necropolis & Hieropolis at Pamukkale
Today, depart in the early morning from Izmir and drive to Pamukkale en route to Antalya
where you will arrive in the evening. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hieropolis
("Holy City"), situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs, which together constitute a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as a thermal bath since the
2nd century B.C., primarily for the ailing and elderly, many of whom have retired here
Overnight: Antalya
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8, Monday - Full Day in Antalya
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Antalya. Founded by King Attalos of Pergamum as "Heaven on
Earth," Antalya is an international resort city that has become a prime destination in Turkey.
Long popular among yachters, the city also offers the liveliest nightlife on the southern coast,
fantastic beaches, and world-class shopping, in addition to historic ruins in the surrounding
region. A fascinating optional tour is offered to the Pamphylian city of Perge and to the
ancient city of Aspendos. On the return trip, visit the Antalya Archaeological Museum with its
artifacts dating back over 2500 years.
Optional: Perge, Aspendos & Antalya Archaeological Museum
Overnight: Antalya
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9, Tuesday - Cappadocia Caravanserai Sightseeing
Today, depart in the early morning to travel to Cappadocia and visit the 13th-century
Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia, built
on the Silk Road, whose main portal gate is considered a fine example of Turkish Seljuk art.
During the Seljuk period, trade flourished, requiring roads for caravan transport and inns for
the traveling traders. The Caravanserai provided these traders, both foreign and native, with
heated rooms, food, medical attention, equipment repair and many other common
conveniences. There was even a small mosque, known as "Kosk Mescid," in the courtyard's
center where the travelers could conduct religious practices. Continue to Nevsehir in
Cappadocia where you will arrive in the evening. This evening, be sure to attend
the optional performance of the world-famous Whirling Dervishes**
Optional: Whirling Dervishes Performance (PM)
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Cappadocia
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the area independently. A region of surreal rock
formations and incredible cultural heritage, Cappadocia is home to rock-cut temples, ancient
underground cities, and unparalleled landscapes. Begin the day very early on
an optional hot air balloon ride that takes you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian
landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations. On the full day optional tour, visit
the Open Air Museum in the Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches and the
Ozkonak Underground City
Optional: Cappadocia Balloon Ride (AM)***
Optional: Full Day Cappadocia (AM)***
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11, Thursday - Travel to Ankara, Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
This morning depart for Ankara, the capital and the second largest city of Turkey. Upon
arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish
Republic. Leading up to the Mausoleum, view the vast brick courtyard and monumental
avenue lined with NeoHittite stone statues and cenotaphs beneath its colonnades. The most
noted cenotaphs within the complex are those of General Ismet Inonu, a close comrade of
Ataturk's and that of Ataturk himself, beneath which lies his tomb. Continue to the Anatolian
Civlizations Museum - built in two Ottoman buildings located near Ankara Castle. The
Museum’s unique exhibits feature Anatolian archaeological artifacts dating back to the
Paleolithic Age
Overnight: Ankara
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 12, Friday - Return to Istanbul
Morning return to Istanbul. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join the offered cruise along the
Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. The humble fishing villages and
contrasting suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait demonstrates
the link between the East and West. Afterwards, explore the Spice Market with its
unforgettable aromas. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel with your traveling
Optional: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Spice Market (PM)
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Turkey
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast
**Day 9: If time permits there may be a visit to a local school en route to Cappadocia
***The Cappadocia Balloon Ride tour ends before the Full Day Cappadocia tour begins.
Both tours can be done on the same day.
About Us:
* At our travel agency we offer cultural and historical tours, hotel reservations, all kind
of transfers, flight tickets, bus tickets, blue cruises almost everything related to travel in
Turkey and we remain the most experienced with a proven record of comfort, quality,
safety and satisfaction. Many delighted customers have joined us on our journeys,
benefiting from our extensive in-country experience and full satisfaction services.
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How to book:
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Payment can be made by:
Credit card – there is 2% bank fee charged for all major credit cards that will be added
to your tour cost at time of payment. We only accept visa or mastercard.
You can also pay by cash or cheque or by depositing these funds directly into our bank
account at any Bendigo bank in Australia. There are no bank fees charged when you
direct deposit the funds directly into our bank account.
Grand Hotel Gulsoy, Istanbul
This first class hotel is located in the center of historic old Istanbul.
Hotel Details
Legacy Ottoman Hotel, Istanbul
This first class hotel is a magnificent work of the National
Architecture Movement and is located in the Old City peninsula.
Hotel Details
Kolin Hotel, Canakkale
This deluxe hotel is located on the waterfront with views of the Strait
of Dardanelles.
Hotel Details
Akol Hotel, Canakkale
This first class hotel is located on the sea front near the ferry
landing with views of the Dardanelles.
Hotel Details
Iris Hotel, Canakkale
This first class hotel is located on a private beach in Guzelyali.
Hotel Details
Ege Palas, Izmir
This first class hotel overlooks the Izmir Bay.
Hotel Details
Kaya Prestige, Izmir
This first class hotel is located in the city center, close to the many
sights and sounds of downtown Izmir.
Hotel Details
Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa, Antalya
This deluxe class hotel is located across from the beach in Antalya.
Hotel Details
Akra Barut Hotel, Antalya
This deluxe hotel is constructed just 500 yards from the dazzling
aqua marine sea. The hotel combines the delicate natural beauty of
the Mediterranean with state-of-the-art architecture and amenities.
Hotel Details
Peri Tower Hotel, Cappadocia
This first class hotel is located in the ruins of Cappadocia, less then
a mile from the city center.
Hotel Details
Swissotel Ankara, Ankara
This deluxe hotel is located in a quiet residential area of Turkey’s
Hotel Details
Hilton Ankara, Ankara
This deluxe hotel is located in the Kavaklidere neighborhood of
Hotel Details
Crowne Plaza Ankara, Ankara
This deluxe hotel is located close to the city center and the
business district.
Hotel Details
Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn Turkey,
This first class hotel is situated on Istanbul's Golden Horn.
Hotel Details
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