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Classics of Turkey Super Saver - Escorted Tour - 11Days - Valid until 13 Dec.22

Classics of Turkey Super Saver - Escorted Tour - 11Days - Valid until 13 Dec.22

Istanbul, Turkey

From: R 23,677.00
Per Person Sharing Inc Tax
Destination Prices From:
JNB: R 23,677.00 PPS
  • Prices From

    JNB: R 23,677.00 PPS
  • Trip Reference

    #9601
  • Flights

    Flights Included
  • Duration

    11 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of August 2022 (Monday)
  • Valid To

    14th of December 2022 (Wednesday)
  • Expires

    30th of September 2022 (Friday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: Yes
    British: Yes
    European Union: Yes
    American: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview

Want to experience the wonders of Turkey? Then this 11 day tour will tick all the boxes!

Turkey is an intoxicating blend of old and new, of East and West. Experience exciting Istanbul with a full-day tour and enough leisure time to discover its hidden charms. Marvel at the unusual rock formations of Cappadocia, the unique calcium cascades of Pamukkale and the Roman ruins at Ephesus before stopping at Troy and Gallipoli. On this custom tailored tour to Turkey, you will discover the wonders of the country visit Turkey and find history, beauty, and wonder!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey
  • Visit the underground city of Sarhatli
  • Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route
  • Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Cappadocia
  • Visit the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis
  • Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War
  • Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bar
  • Shop at the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The Tour is valid for selected Saturday departures.

About the Holiday

Start and end in Istanbul! With the Classics of Turkey - Super Saver, you have an eleven days guided tour package taking you through Istanbul, and 10 other destinations in Turkey. This affordable option gives you the choice of which excursions you may wish to add according to your budget and interests.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Saturday Istanbul: Upon arrival you will be met by a Neon Tours representative with a Neon Tours signboard and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2 Sunday Istanbul (Breakfast): Optional (at an additional charge) Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque. Optional (at an additional charge): Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

Day 3 Monday Istanbul - Ankara (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge) Tour of Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight.

Day 4 Tuesday: Ankara - Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner): Morning departure to view Hittite artefacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn enroute. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Optional (at an additional charge): Join a Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 Wednesday Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge) Early morning hot air balloon tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6 Thursday Cappadocia - Pamukkale (Breakfast, Dinner): Drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 7 Friday Pamukkale - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner): Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique cotton fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8 Saturday Ephesus & St. Mary's House - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge) Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary's Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon optional (at an additional charge): Tour of Sirince.

Day 9 Sunday Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale (Breakfast, Dinner): Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum and then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 10 Monday: Dardanelles - Istanbul (Breakfast, Dinner): In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles WW1. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bar and then drive to Istanbul to visit the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 11 Tuesday Istanbul (Breakfast): Return transfer to airport.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul on Egyptair based on availability in the lowest category airfare
  • Approximate taxes and airline levy
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • 10 Nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Licenced Guides throughout
  • Luggage Handling
  • Local taxes and service charges

City Hotels or similar: (Please request an updated itinerary of confirmed hotels two weeks prior to departure)

  • 3 nights in Istanbul - Avantgarde Levent
  • 1 night in Ankara - Holiday Inn Cukurambar
  • 2 nights in Cappadocia - Mustafa
  • 1 night in Pamukkale - Colossae Hotel
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi - Ramada Hotel
  • 1 night in Canakkale - Iris Hotel

Personal Responsibility - COVID-19 Warning - "In choosing to stay at the quoted suppliers, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19". 

Excludes
  • Visas (easily done online) 
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Pre or post stay transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to guide and drivers
Package Conditions:

Please note: The Tour is valid for selected Saturday departures.

Airline surcharges may apply during selected periods including school holidays, public holidays and long weekends. Due to the ever changing airline options available, the airline quoted may change and bear additional costs at time of enquiry. Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.

Istanbul
Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. The city covers 25 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait, and encompasses the natural harbor known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.

The first human settlement in Istanbul, the Fikirtepe mound on the Anatolian side, is from the Copper Age period, with artifacts dating from 55003500 BC.[7] A port settlement dating back to the Phoenicians has been discovered in nearby Kadky (Chalcedon). Cape Moda in Chalcedon was the first location which the Greek settlers of Megara chose to colonize in 685 BC, prior to colonising Byzantion on the European side of the Bosphorus under the command of King Byzas in 667 BC. Even after Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Sultans in 1453, the city remained (and it still is) the trading post for valuable spices and textiles brought via the Silk Road from as far away as China.

The city has a temperate-continental climate with hot and humid summers; and cold, rainy and often snowy winters. Humidity is generally rather high which can make temperatures feel much warmer or colder than they actually are. Snowfall is quite common, snowing for a week or two during the winter season, but it can be heavy once it snows. It is most likely to occur between the months of December and March.

One of the oldest monuments still surviving from antiquity is the Serpentine Column, a monument built originally to honor Apollo for the victory over the Persians at Plataea in 479 BC. The column was moved by Constantine the Great when Constantinople became the new capital, and has stood at the Hippodrome ever since.

Istanbuls cultural activities, both traditional and contemporary, are rich and varied, although not well publicized. Matching the citys exploding youth population is a growing number of festivals, galleries, new music venues and film centers and, within the last decade, Turkish artists have begun to make an international impact.

As in most cities, drinks prices vary hugely. The tavernas or meyhanes are much cheaper than nightclubs or live music venues. It is advisable to check for cover charges at live music venues. Meyhanes tend to close at 2400, bars at 0100 or 0200, while clubs can stay open as late as 0600 at weekends. Turkish cuisine inherited its Ottoman heritage which could be described as a fusion and refinement of Turkic, Arabic, Greek, Armenian and Persian cuisines.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 01 August 2022.

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