12 Night Turkey tour with flights, from $2199 PP

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $2199 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides Fully Guided tour of Turkey!
Book with Go West Travel and get super prices, first class accommodation and more included that the usual ‘entry level tours,  Travel the breadth of the country as a professional guide takes you to key historical and cultural sites, including the site of the famed city of Troy, the Anzac Cemetery and the Pamukkale hot springs. From Istanbul and Kusadasi to Cappadocia and back, you’ll be amazed at everything this illustrious land has to offer. Best of all, Gate 1 balances included sightseeing with time at leisure to explore independently.

For your convenience, we offer several optional tours to enhance your trip. You could explore Ephesus, considered to be the showpiece among all the antique cities of the world, and visit the House of Virgin Mary, considered to be a Pilgrimage by the Vatican. Opt to take an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape or cruise along the scenic Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. Plus, with details like transfers and most dinner arrangements taken care of, we ensure that you will have a wonderful, hassle-free trip!

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 20FEB 2019 

Departs SYDNEY 29 Oct; 12, 18 & 26 Nov 2019
flying 
 Final Book By:20FEB 2019  Deposit: $2500PP
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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DEPART SYDNEY BOOK BEFORE 20 FEB, FLIGHTS AND TOUR ALL INCLUSIVE
Tue, Oct 29 $ 2199 Thu, Nov 21 $ 2599
Wed, Oct 30 $ 2649 Fri, Nov 22 $ 2399
Thu, Oct 31 $ 2399 Mon, Nov 25 $ 2499
Fri, Nov 01 $ 2599 Tue, Nov 26 $ 2199
Mon, Nov 04 $ 2549 Wed, Nov 27 $ 2349
Wed, Nov 06 $ 2549 Tue, Dec 03 $ 2699
Thu, Nov 07 $ 2499 Thu, Dec 05 $ 3049
Mon, Nov 11 $ 2499 Mon, Dec 09 $ 2949
Tue, Nov 12 $ 2199 Thu, Dec 12 $ 2999
Thu, Nov 14 $ 2449 Tue, Dec 17 $ 2949
Mon, Nov 18 $ 2549 Thu, Dec 19 $ 3399
Tue, Nov 19 $ 2199

Very Important note, the Airline used for the highlighted deal may not be the same for all dates, Go West Travel offers best pricing at the time of booking and uses various airlines over the range of dates- and yes, I certainly can book you on your preferred airline or alliance and quote as you ask.

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these genuine sales and special tours sell out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you.

~ Ask about a supplement to fly your preferred airline or alliance.

Escorted Package Includes
  • Return flights Sydney-Istanbul, Istanbul-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. INCLUDES  Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Istanbul
    • 1 night Canakkale
    • 2 nights Kusadasi
    • 1 night Pamukkale
    • 1 night Konya
    • 2 nights Cappadocia
    • 1 night Ankara
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
    ~to make it easier for you I include tips in the price so you dont have to worry about it.

    Daily Itinerary

    DAY 1, Tuesday – Depart for Turkey
    Depart for Turkey

    Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Total Duration
    29-Oct-19 09:45PM Qatar Airways 909 Sydney, Australia Doha, Qatar 30-Oct-19 04:50AM
    22h 40m
    30-Oct-19 07:40AM Qatar Airways 239 Doha, Qatar Istanbul, Turkey 30-Oct-19 12:25PM

    DAY 2, Wednesday – Arrive in Istanbul
    Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner and an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Dinner

    DAY 3, Thursday – Istanbul City Tour
    Enjoy a half day morning tour of Istanbul, the only city that straddles two continents. Your tour includes a short briefing and a picture stop at the courtyard of 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. You will also 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. Then onto the lively Spice Market with its unforgettable aromas. 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, don’t miss the optional tour to the Topkapi Palace residence of Ottoman Sultans and the Grand Bazaar, where bargaining is an art
    Optional: Half Day Istanbul with Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar (PM)
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 4, Friday – Anzac Cemetery, Drive 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. 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, Saturday – Visit Troy, Pergamum, Drive to Kusadasi
    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 poem The Iliad. Then, drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit the Asclepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Continue to Kusadasi, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer, where you will arrive in the early evening
    Overnight: Kusadasi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 6, Sunday – Full Day in Kusadasi
    Enjoy a full day at leisure in Kusadasi. Or, join the optional tour to Ancient Ephesus where the Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” once stood. Walk along the 2000 year old marble streets; see the Great Theatre, the Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, Temple of Hadrian, and the Library of Celsus. Visit the peaceful House of the Virgin Mary, believed to be her last residence and the Basilica of St. John. Following the tour, participate in an optional leather factory visit to shop or return to the hotel
    Optional: Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary with Lunch
    Overnight: Kusadasi
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 7, Monday – Pamukkale Hot Springs, Necropolis, and Hierapolis
    Depart Kusadasi and drive to Pamukkale. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hierapolis “Holy City,” a UNESCO a World Heritage Site situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as a therapeutic thermal spa since the 2nd century B.C.
    Overnight: Pamukkale
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 8, Tuesday – Travel to Konya
    Today, travel from Pamukkale, the “Cotton Castle,” to Konya, a city renowned for its Seljuk architecture and also as the home of the “Whirling Dervishes.” Arrive in the afternoon and visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana before dinner this evening
    Overnight: Konya
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 9, Wednesday – Visit Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route to Cappadocia
    Depart for Cappadocia, visiting the magnificent Caravanserai of Sultanhan en route. Afterward, visit Guzelyurt, a fine example of cave dwellings and Greek influences in the Cappadocia region. Following a special home-hosted lunch, continue to Nevsehir in Cappadocia. Upon arrival in Cappadocia, visit a carpet atelier and have a demonstration of carpet weaving. Tonight, attend the optional Whirling Dervish performance; their captivating mystical ritual connects one in infinite spinning to perfect harmony
    Optional: Whirling Dervishes Performance (PM)
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 10, Thursday – Full Day in Cappadocia
    Awake very early to participate in the optional hot air Balloon Ride* that takes you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations — the feeling is both serene and sublime. Then, enjoy the morning exploring Cappadocia with your group to see Pigeon’s Valley, Uchisar, Pasabag, and the Devrent Valley. Famed for temples and houses cut directly into the region’s spectacular rock formations, Cappadocia has captivated travelers for centuries. Or opt to join the optional half day tour of Cappadocia* that includes the Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley; see early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes. Explore the village of Avanos famous for its beautiful old houses, pottery and onyx. The tour ends at the fascinating Ozkonak Underground City, built on the northern slopes of Mt. Idis (sightseeing order is subject to change)
    *The Cappadocia Balloon Ride tour ends before the Half Day Cappadocia tour begins. Both tours can be done on the same day.
    Optional: Cappadocia Balloon Ride (AM)
    Optional: Half Day Cappadocia (PM)
    Overnight: Cappadocia
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 11, Friday – 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, also known as the Anitkabir, lies a 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 his successor, and that of Ataturk himself, a large and highly decorative marble cenotaph, beneath which lies his tomb. Continue to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum – built in two Ottoman buildings located near Ankara Castle. The Museum, being among exceptional museums with its unique collection, exhibits Anatolian archaeological artifacts, as well as artifacts from the Paleolithic Age to the present
    Overnight: Ankara
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 12, Saturday – Travel to Istanbul
    Depart for Istanbul, arriving in the early afternoon. Leisure time to explore on your own on this last day in Turkey. Perhaps, embark on the optional cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. View humble fishing villages and suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait. Tonight, attend a festive Farewell Dinner with your newfound friends
    Optional: Half Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise (PM)
    Overnight: Istanbul
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 13, Sunday – Depart Turkey
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
    Meals: Breakfast

    Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Total Duration
    10-Nov-19 01:35PM Qatar Airways 240 Istanbul, Turkey Doha, Qatar 10-Nov-19 05:40PM
    21h 20m
    10-Nov-19 08:30PM Qatar Airways 908 Doha, Qatar Sydney, Australia 11-Nov-19 06:55PM
    Other information
    Visa Info

    Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website

    Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will require a visa for this itinerary. Entry to Turkey requires an e-visa in advance, however most Australians will be able to complete an electronic version. Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website.

    I can prepare paperwork for you, please check fees here  : Preparation is provided as a service, Go West Travel is not able to guarantee your eVisa

    Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website. and the Turkey Embassy website.

    Accomodation
    ACCOMODATION- HOTELS VARY ON DATE OF DEPARTURE, BUT ARE ALL ARE SUPER 4 STAR HOTELS. THIS IS ACCOMDATION FOR TUESDAY DEPARTURES;

    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.

    Port Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul 

    This first class hotel is a fifteen minute walk from the Galata Tower.

    The Marmara Pera, Istanbul 

    This first class hotel is situated in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district, nearby the Pera Museum.

    Kolin Hotel, Canakkale 

    This first class hotel is located on the waterfront with views of the Strait of Dardanelles.

    Troia Tusan Hotel, Canakkale 

    This first class hotel is located just outside of the village of Güzelyali.

    KoruMar Hotel, Kusadasi 

    This deluxe hotel has an outstanding location and views of the Aegean just outside Kusadasi town center.

    Richmond Thermal, Pamukkale 

    This first class hotel is located near the sites of Pamukkale and Sulphur Falls.

    Colossae, Pamukkale 

    This first class hotel is located in a prime location providing easy access to major city attractions.

    Hotel Novotel Konya, Konya 

    This first class hotel is located in the city of Konya.

    Anemon Konya, Konya 

    This superior first class hotel is about a ten minute drive away from the city center of Konya.

    Avrasya Hotel, Cappadociae 

    This first class hotel is situated nearby the Kizilirmak River.

    Dinler Hotel Urgup, Cappadocia 

    This first class hotel overlooks the picturesque hills in the lively Urgup section of Cappadocia.

    Perissia Hotel, Cappadocia 

    This first class hotel is located in the town of Urgup in the Cappadocia region of Central Turkey.

    Crowne Plaza Ankara, Ankara 

    This superior first class hotel is located close to the city center and the business district.

    Holiday Inn Ankara – Cukurambar, Ankara 

    This superior first class hotel is about a ten minute drive from the city center of Ankara.

    Movenpick Hotel Ankara, Ankara 

    This superior first class hotel is situated in Ankara’s business district.

    Millennium Golden Horn Hotel, Istanbul 

    This first class hotel is located in Istanbul’s Ayvansaray neighborhood.

    Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul 

    This first class hotel is situated in the Besiktas area of Istanbul.

    Optional Tours
    Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go
    OPTIONAL TOURS

    Half Day Istanbul with Topkapi Palace & Grand Bazaar
    This tour’s highlights include the Underground Cistern – water source of the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, the largest of its kind in Istanbul, the structure’s interior includes a few hundred marble columns. Your tour will also take you to the Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans housing the richness of 700 years, including the spectacular Harem section, which constituted the private living space of the Sultan’s family. Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, world famous shopping center where you can shop for carpets, jewelry, leather and more at your own leisure.

    Approximate tour duration is 4.75 hours.

    Day #3  AUD$109.00

    Full Day Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary with lunch
    Tour the Ancient City of Ephesus where the Temple of Artemis, one of the “seven wonders of the ancient world” once stood. Once an important trade center as well as a religious center of early Christianity, the ruins at Ephesus are among the best preserved in the region. Walk along the 2000 year old marble and cobblestone streets. See the Great Theatre that once seated over 24,000 people, dating back to the 1st century AD. Now an open-air archaeological museum, Ephesus was once home to notable philosophers, gladiators, and rulers. The Odeon, the Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastica, Temple of Hadrian, and the two-storied Library of Celsus are some the ancient sites you’ll behold on the walking tour. Visit the Great Theatre, where St. Paul preached and one of the largest theaters in antiquity. Pass through the Arcadian Way, where Mark Antony and Cleopatra once rode in procession and visit the peaceful House of the Virgin Mary near a grove of olive trees, believed to be her last residence and the Basilica of St. John, who came here to write his gospel. Lunch at a local restaurant follows the tour.

    Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8.5 hours, subject to hotel location.

    Day #6 AUD$131.00
    Whirling Dervishes Performance
    Also known as the “Sema Ritual”, Whirling Dervish performances began with the inspiration of Mawlana Jalaleddin Rumi, one of the greatest mystical poets of Islam. The Mevlevi Sufi order was founded to follow his teachings. The captivating dance of the Whirling Dervishes, which displays infinite spinning in perfect harmony, is part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs and culture. It is a rare opportunity to experience a seven-century old ritual, featuring beautiful costumes, live music with flutes, string and percussion, and the amazing sight of the Dervishes whirling on the stage.

    Pickup details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

    Day #9 AUD$70.00

    Cappadocia Balloon Ride
    Depart early in the morning for a fantastic hot air balloon tour that takes you soaring over the magnificent Cappadocian landscape with its incredible fairy chimney rock formations. A hot-air balloon flight is unique from all other methods of flying in that there is no sensation of motion, creating an experience of tranquility unlike any other. Traveling at heights of up to 1500 feet, the feeling is both serene and sublime. Within moments of lifting off, drift over the treetops and discover the spectacular landscape from an unrivaled perspective. The deep canyons and lush, fertile valleys of Cappadocia provide an ideal setting for a memorable flight and it may even be possible to pick apricots from the trees when they are in season.

    Departs at approximately 4:00am. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

    Please note: The take-off time and the duration of the flight may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides will vary between 50 and 75 minutes according to the wind. If the weather conditions are determined to be less than optimal, the flight may be canceled.

    Day #10 0 AUD$287.00

    Half Day Cappadocia
    Embark on a half day afternoon tour to Cappadocia. Visit the Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley to see the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Continue to the village of Avanos that is famous for its production of earthenware pottery. Afterwards, proceed to the Ozkonak Underground City, an ancient city built on the northern slopes of Mt. Idis. The city has many strata made up of volcanic granite. Its larger areas are connected to each other by tunnels. Ozkonak had a built-in communication system of pipes on each of its levels, unlike Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, which have no such systems. Each carved out room had ventilation provided by holes when the city was closed against enemies.

    Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

    Day #10  AUD$86.00
    Half Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
    No stay in Istanbul would be complete without a traditional and unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding straits separating Europe and Asia. The humble fishing villages and suspension bridges set against the dramatic outline of the Strait exemplify the newest link between the East and West.

    Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

    Day #12 AUD$92.00

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