Exquisite Turkey, 11 nights from $4849 pp includes flights!

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $4849 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides Stunning SMALL GROUP touring value
With first class accommodation, small group size and more included that the usual ‘entry level tours’, this is a real deal bargain, check the stunning hotels out!

This is an amazing smaller group tour that gets to the heart of the stunning parts of Turkey,  the tour starts in Istanbul where sites visited include the magnificent Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. Then, visit the historic neighbourhoods of Balat & Fener, as well as a walking tour in Beyoglu district.

Next, transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalaman. Upon arrival, continue to nearby Dalyan, a delightful riverside town, where you will embark on a river cruise to the ancient site of Kaunos. Afterward, travel to Fethiye where you will embark on a private cruise to the Fethiye Islands. Then, travel to Sagalassos and visit the ancient city that was founded on the slopes of the Taurus mountain range and served as the metropolis of the Roman province of Pisidia.

Your journey then takes you to Konya to visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana before proceeding to Cappadocia. Be sure to take part in the early morning optional hot air balloon ride before embarking on a full day exploration of the city of Cappadocia that includes visits to the Goreme Open Air Museum and Kaymakli Underground City.

Next arrive in the historic town of Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the Crystal Terrace, Incekaya Aqueduct, 17th-century Caravanserai of Cinci Hani, and the Kaymakamlar Museum House. Return to Istanbul for one final night and a Farewell Dinner.

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 06 FEB 2019 

Departs SYD 23 May ’19 
flying 
 Final Book By:06 FEB 2019  Deposit: $2500
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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Prices correct as at 2019-01-31 14:53:40 Booking Terms and Conditions
Other Travel Dates and prices

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.

Dates Tour and Flights
Apr 25  (Sold Out) $ 5049
May 02 Only 1 seat left! $ 5099
May-09 $ 4949
May-16 $ 4899
May-23 $ 4849
Jun-13 $ 4999
Sep-05 $ 5149
Sep-12 $ 5299
Sep-26 $ 5499
Oct-10 $ 4849

*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 tours sells 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
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travellers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights flights Sydney-Istanbul, Istanbul-Sydney
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Istanbul-Dalaman
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 4 nights Istanbul
    • 2 nights Fethiye
    • 1 night Sagalassos
    • 2 nights Cappadocia
    • 2 nights Safranbolu

Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners (including a home hosted dinner, and welcome & farewell dinners)
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
Active itinerary with unique cultural features

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, Thursday – Depart for Turkey
Depart for Turkey

Departure Airline From To Arrival Total
Duration
23-May-19 03:15PM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Sydney, Abu Dhabi, 23-May-19 11:55PM 31h 45m
Operated By: EY-Etihad Airways
24-May-19 02:05AM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, 24-May-19 07:05AM
24-May-19 11:40AM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Amsterdam, Istanbul, 24-May-19 04:00PM

DAY 2, Friday – Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday – Full Day Istanbul Tour
Begin your day at the magnificent Blue Mosque with six minarets, shimmering with over 21,000 blue Iznik tiles. The stunning decor of the interior is highlighted by the beautiful floral designs displaying traditional lily, carnation, tulip and rose motifs. On to the Hippodrome that served as a stadium for chariot racing and public gatherings. Continue with a visit to St. Sophia, its massive dome was a daring engineering feat in the 6th century – architects still marvel at the building’s many innovations, once considered the greatest church in Christendom. It was proclaimed a mosque soon after the conquest of the city by the Ottomans in 1453, that later was converted to a museum. Afterward, arrive at the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries. The jeweled turban crests, silken caftans and priceless Chinese porcelains of the palace bear witness to the grandeur of a bygone era. End the day at the Grand Bazaar, in the Old City, a favorite place for shopping. You can wander the labyrinth of streets and passages with more than 4,000 shops displaying jewelry, leather goods, carpets and more. Enjoy the art of bargaining and shop to your heart’s content!
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Sunday – Balat & Fener Neighborhoods, Beyoglu District
Head to the historic neighborhoods of Balat & Fener. Here, the houses are painted in bright colors, laundry is still hanging across the narrow lanes, kids play in the streets and many different cultures and religions live next to each other. View the Greek Orthodox College surrounded by this scenic area. Afterward, enjoy an afternoon street food & walking tour in Beyoglu district. Strolling along Istiklal Street, you’ll have the chance to see the historical passages, churches, consulate buildings, art galleries, and get an off-the-beaten-path glimpse of life in Istanbul. Explore the best local eateries in the area with an opportunity to experience the city like a local as you journey inside the culinary backstreets of Istanbul with food tastings from the specialty food shops and local restaurants. Conclude the tour in Galata before returning to the hotel
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday – Flight to Dalaman, Boat Cruise to Kaunos, Travel to Fethiye
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalaman. Upon arrival, continue to nearby Dalyan, a delightful riverside town. Enjoy lunch before embarking on a river cruise to the ancient site of Kaunos, dating back to the 10th century BC. Admire the remarkably preserved Greek amphitheater, which displays Roman and Hellenistic features and the remains of an early Byzantine Basilica. Marvel at the striking ancient Lycian tombs, carved high in the cliff sides. Several of the façades are adorned with intricate relief and Ionian columns. Afterward, travel to Fethiye. This evening, dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Fethiye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday – Full Day Cruise along Fethiye’s 12 Islands
After breakfast, travel to the Fethiye Marina where you will embark on a private cruise to the Fethiye Islands. Several stops are included during the cruise for swimming, snorkeling, mud baths, and visiting ruins. Savor lunch on the deck and relax, as you take in the stunning natural scenery. Admire the beautiful views as you sail in the crystal-clear waters of the Turquoise Coast back to Fethiye. Share your day’s highlights with your fellow travelers at dinner tonight at your hotel
Overnight: Fethiye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday – Travel to Sagalassos
Travel to Sagalassos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in the afternoon and visit the ancient city that was founded on the slopes of the Taurus mountain range and served as the metropolis of the Roman province of Pisidia. Most of the buildings are well preserved and date back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. View the impressive great theater with a capacity of 9,000 people. After lunch in the Turkish Lakes region, head to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Sagalassos
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday – Travel to Cappadocia, Konya, Guvercinlik Valley, Home Hosted Dinner
This morning, journey to Konya. First, visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana and the museum at the Mevlana convent in Konya. The mausoleum rests on four pillars, covered with gorgeous turquoise tiles and huge bouquets of fresh flowers, honoring the famous mystic. Proceed to Cappadocia, where you arrive late in the afternoon. See Pigeon’s Valley (Guvercinlik) and visit the area that housed countless pigeons during ancient times. Then, a specially arranged home hosted dinner awaits you. Meet with the family, share tales, and conversation and learn about Turkish culinary traditions
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday – Full Day Cappadocia Tour
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. Later, embark on a full day exploration of Cappadocia. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, resembling a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own church. The museum showcases 11 early Christian rock-cut churches containing spectacular frescoes with vibrant colors still luminous after standing for centuries. Explore the fascinating Kaymakli Underground City, that features a maze of narrow tunnels and rooms carved from soft volcanic rock. After lunch, continue to the Pasabag Valley with its remarkable earth pillars in the midst of a vineyard, also called Monks Valley. Afterward, visit the village of Avanos that is famous for its beautiful old houses, pottery, and onyx. End the day with a visit to a nearby carpet shop for a hands-on experience and lesson in how fine Turkish Carpets are created. Return to Cappadocia for leisure time. This evening after dinner, enjoy a captivating dance of the Whirling Dervishes, which displays infinite spinning in perfect harmony, is part of Turkish custom, history, beliefs, and culture. Experience a seven-century-old ritual, featuring beautiful costumes and live music
Optional: Cappadocia Balloon Ride (AM)
Overnight: Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday – Travel to Safranbolu
Today, depart Cappadocia and head north toward the Black Sea region. Upon afternoon arrival in the historic town of Safranbolu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the Crystal Terrace. It consists of a glass platform suspended from the edge of the cliff above the Tokatli Canyon. Admire the wonderful views of the canyon below. Proceed to Incekaya Aqueduct, a Byzantine aqueduct that was restored in the 18th century. This evening, dinner together at the hotel
Overnight: Safranbolu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday – Explore Safranbolu, Yörük Village
Visit the 17th-century Caravanserai of Cinci Hani, a magnificent inn on the famous Silk Road that is now a hotel. The imposing structure is made out of limestone and consists of an entry, courtyard, rooms, stable and a cistern. Afterward, head to the Kaymakamlar Museum House, a typical Safranbolu house, that features all the classic elements of Ottoman houses during the 18th and 19th centuries. After your visit, walk through the historical Safranbolu Bazaar before the drive to Yörük Village. Stroll along the narrow streets of this museum-like village and view houses built in the traditional Ottoman Turkish style. Some of the oldest wooden houses here are from the 17th century but the majority date from the 19th century. Head back to Safranbolu and visit a wood carving atelier. Here, enjoy an afternoon tea and friendly conversation with a wood carver, before returning to your hotel. This evening, dinner together with the group
Overnight: Safranbolu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday – Return to Istanbul
Depart early this morning for Istanbul. Travel through the picturesque region of the Black Sea with its mountainous landscapes and lush green plateaus. Arrive in Istanbul for free time at leisure. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner – share travel memories and bid farewell to Turkey, your Tour Manager, and your newfound friends
Overnight: Istanbul
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Departure Airline From To Arrival Total
Duration
4-Jun-19 05:00PM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Istanbul, Amsterdam, 4-Jun-19 07:35PM 29h 10m
4-Jun-19 09:00PM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Amsterdam, Singapore, 5-Jun-19 03:35PM
5-Jun-19 07:30PM KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Singapore, Sydney, 6-Jun-19 05:10AM
Operated By: QF-Qantas Airways
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  

10 Karakoy, Istanbul 

This superior first class hotel is located in the Karakoy neighborhood of Istanbul.

Ece Saray Marina & Resort, Fethiye 

This first class hotel overlooks Fethiye Bay and the Fethiye marina.

Sagalassos Lodge & Spa, Aglasun 

This first class hotel is situated in a private pine forest in the town of Aglasun.

Yunak Evleri, Cappadocia 

This first class hotel is situated amid Cappadocia’s magical landscape in the ancient village of Urgup.

Hilton Garden Inn Safranbolu, Safranbolu 

This first class hotel is a ten minute drive from the Old Town of Safranbolu.

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

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 #8  AUD$256.00 per person

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