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12 Day Special Turkey Tour W/Flights

$1,699
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Typically $2,999
If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadası, Canakkale and Bursa. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles.

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If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Canakkale and Bursa. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. Plus it includes return international flights!

Starting with a city tour in Istanbul which was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. Next, visit Ankara and the underground city of Cappadocia where you will enjoy a Whirling Dervishes show. You will also get the opportunity for a sunrise hot air balloon ride (not included). Onto Konya and Pamukkale with its impressive calcium terraces also know an ‘Cotton Castle’. We also visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon, and mythological site of Troy – home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. 

INCLUSIONS

Along with international flights from your chosen city in the United States, this tour includes much more. 9 Nights accommodation, airport transfers, English speaking guide. All entrance fees are included, along with numerous meals.  A highlight is a Whirling Dervishes show with dinner. Secure your spot with just a 10% deposit and choose any available date until April 2022. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart America

Today you will embark on your flight to Turkey. Enjoy the comforts of a fully serviced airline and relax on your journey to Europe.

MEALS: In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: In-Flight

DAY 2: Istanbul ~ Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation – museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, customs and fifteen million people.

MEALS: In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: The Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul

DAY 3: Istanbul Free Day

Breakfast at the hotel. The day is at your leisure. If you want you can attend one of our optional Bosphorus and Sultanahmet Tour.

OPTIONAL TOUR: Bosphorus and Sultanahmet Tour (Full Day without lunch). After breakfast enjoy BOSPORUS BY BOAT; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists, gather every sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS (view from boat), Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosporus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (view from boat), is the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. After Bosphorus Cruise we will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. Our next visit will be HIPPODROME. Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Than we will visit SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Finally we will visit HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. After the tour transfer back to your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: The Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul

DAY 4: Istanbul Half Day City Tour ~ Ankara

After breakfast, we have an Istanbul Half Day City Tour. Our first visit will be TOPKAPI PALACE, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Than Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, departure by coach for Ankara, passing over the bridge intercontinental of Istanbul.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Dedemen Hotel, Ankara

DAY 5: Ankara Half Day City Tour ~ Cappadocia ~ Whirling Dervish Show

After breakfast take a visit to the capital of Turkey with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with exhibition of Paleolithic, Neolithic, Hittite, Phrygian Urartu etc. remains and the Ataturk Mausoleum, dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic. After the tour, departure by coach for Cappadocia. Along the way, visit the underground city of Saratli built by Christian communities to protect themselves from Arab attacks. The underground city preserves the stables, common rooms, meeting room and small rooms for families. Arrival at the hotel in Cappadocia. After dinner at the hotel departure from the hotel to see the Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes – (dancers) representing the mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascension through the love, the search for truth and reach “Perfection”.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Class Antique House Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

DAY 6: Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

After breakfast we will drive you to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating 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. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will return to your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Class Antique House Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

DAY 7: Cappadocia ~ Konya ~ Pamukkale

After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Pamukkale. On the way we will make a stop, to visit the Sultanhan caravanserail Seylucida inn from medieval era. Upon arrival to Pamukkale we will visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. After the tour transfer to hotel for check in.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Pam Thermal Hotel, Pamukkale

DAY 8: Pamukkale ~ Ephesus Tour ~ Turkish Village Sirince

Departure from Pamukkale hotel in the morning for fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world. In Ephesus you will see, Curates street, famous Roman baths, Celsius Library and Grand Theatre. Than we visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. After that en-route to restaurant, you will see Temple of Artemis. Lunch break around 13:00 pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving center. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid 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 artisans. Overnight in Kusadasi.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Comfort Ada Class Hotel, Kusadasi

DAY 9: Kusadasi ~ Pergamon ~ Troy Tour ~ Canakkale

We depart at 08:30 am. depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Visit to the ruins with Asclepios, which was the first hospital in Asia Minor, with its therapeutic center. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Our next visit will be famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, drive to your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Troia Tusan Hotel, Canakkale

DAY 10: Canakkale ~ Bursa City Tour ~ Istanbul

After breakfast, visit the historical Covered Bazaar and Ulucami (Grand) Mosque of BursaAfter a lunch break, we continue with visits to Green Mosque and Green Mausoleum. After Bursa City tour, we depart back for Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: The Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul

DAY 11: Istanbul ~ Departure

After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul International Airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another MyHoliday2 Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing MyHoliday2.

MEALS: Breakfast, In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

DAY 12: Arrive Home

Arrive back to the USA today – Thank you for choosing to travel with MyHoliday2!

Description

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Canakkale and Bursa. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. Plus it includes return international flights!

Starting with a city tour in Istanbul which was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. Next, visit Ankara and the underground city of Cappadocia where you will enjoy a Whirling Dervishes show. You will also get the opportunity for a sunrise hot air balloon ride (not included). Onto Konya and Pamukkale with its impressive calcium terraces also know an ‘Cotton Castle’. We also visit the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon, and mythological site of Troy – home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. 

INCLUSIONS

Along with international flights from your chosen city in the United States, this tour includes much more. 9 Nights accommodation, airport transfers, English speaking guide. All entrance fees are included, along with numerous meals.  A highlight is a Whirling Dervishes show with dinner. Secure your spot with just a 10% deposit and choose any available date until April 2022. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. 

INCLUSIONS

 

International flights ex NEW YORK / *LOS ANGELES / *HOUSTON / *MIAMI

10 Day guided tour of Turkey

9 Nights accommodation

6 x Breakfasts, 5 x Dinners

Guided Istanbul Half Day City Tour

Guided Ankara City Tour

Guided Troy tour

Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour

Guided Ephesus tour

Guided Pamukkale and Hierapolis tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Goreme Open Air Museum

Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes in Cappadocia

All transfers in regular with the English speaking assistant

Local English-speaking guide for all visits indicated in the program

Visits with tickets included

Trips by minibus or bus with A / C, depending on the number of passengers

Daily 1 x 500ml bottle water on the bus

Daily Free WI-FI on the circuit bus

 

Cities marked * incur a surcharge. See ‘Tour Information’ tab for rates.

EXCLUSIONS

 

Turkey entry visa fee

Optional Tours

Travel Insurance

Tipping – Mandatory €45 per person paid on arrival

Meals not mentioned in itinerary

Personal Expenses

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions

COVID TESTING IMPORTANT NOTE:

To leave Turkey the PCR Test is required and the results are delivered within 24 hours

The Cost of the PCR Test in Turkey is €50 Euro per person.

Our Tour Operator will be in charge of coordinating it.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURES DATES 2021:

September: *20

October: 18

November: **8

December: 6

 

DEPARTURES DATES 2022:

January: **24

February: 21

March: *14

 

Dates marked with an * or ** incur a surcharge:

* $100 per person

** $200 per person

HOTELS

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Istanbul: The Marmara Pera Hotel

Ankara: Dedeman Hotel

Cappadocia: Class Antique House Cave Hotel

Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel

Kusadasi: Comfort Ada Class Hotel

Canakkale: Troia Tusan Hotel

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADE TO DIRECT FLIGHT: 

$250 per person

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Bosphorus by boat and Sultanahmet Tour – $150

Hot Air Balloon at sunrise in Cappadocia – $320

 

EXTEND YOUR TRIP:

Extend your time in Turkey by extending your departing or returning flight. 

 – $100 per person, plus any extra in airfare taxes / fees for new travel date.

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Turkey with extra nights PRE/POST tour in Istanbul:

4 Star Hotel – $150

Priced per room per night including breakfast

 

(Add Upgrades and Options to your cart at checkout)

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 14 March 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to departure for flight packages

Bookings must be made at least 14 days prior to departure for land only – contact us if your departure has expired.

 

RATES:

12 Day Special Turkey W/Flights ex NEW YORK – $1699 per person

12 Day Special Turkey W/Flights ex LOS ANGELES  – $1799

12 Day Special Turkey W/Flights ex HOUSTON / MIAMI – $1899

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers:

– $400 

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 10 people

Maximum of 20 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge using existing bedding. They will be charged flight ticket insurance only. 

– Contact us for child rates / airfares

 

Children aged 12+ require a full priced adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

NOTE: These rates are for the 4 Star Hotel package

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

COVID TESTING – To leave Turkey the PCR Test is required and the results are delivered within 24 hours

The Cost of the PCR Test in Turkey is €50 Euro per person.

Our Tour Operator will be in charge of coordinating it.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

It is the customers responsibility to research the current Covid-19 requirements and recommendations for international travel for their destination prior to departure and cover all fees associated with any testing and quarantine requirements.

Airlines used include and are not limited to Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, Air Canada, Delta, British Airways, Qatar and their codeshare partners.


Travelers should additionally follow guidance and requirements of destination countries for international travel, or state authorities when arriving back in the U.S. jurisdiction after international travel.

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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