Highlights of Turkey 1
from $2543

Coach Tour 11 Days ex IstanbulDeparts on Thursdays

Guaranteed departure (min 4 pax) coach tourMeals and Sightseeing as per itinerary

Departure Dates 2020:Mar 26; Apr 02, 09, 16, 23, 30; May 07, 14, 21, 28; Jun 04, 11, 25; Jul 09, 23; Aug 06, 20; Sep 03, 10, 17, 24; Oct 01, 09, 15, 22, 29

  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Important Information

Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey. On arrival please clear customs and immigration. In arrivals area you will be met by a representative of our local operator and then transferred to your tour hotel. Welcome briefing and remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2: Istanbul (B)

Today take a full day guided tour of Istanbul including visits to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453-1852 (excluding Harem); the Hippodrome; and the Blue Mosque built between 1609-1616 and famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Continue to St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital and converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets.

Tonight join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment.

Day 3: Istanbul – Gallipoli – Canakkale (B D)

This morning drive to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, and Chunuk Bair. Later cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight.

Day 4: Canakkale – Troy – Pergamum – Izmir (B L D)

Today visit legendary Troy. After lunch with locals at a traditional village continue to Pergamum. Visit the ancient medical centre in Asclepion. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 5: Ephesus & St Mary’s House – Izmir (B)

Today visit the ruins of Ephesus an important cultural centre of the ancient world and explore 2000 year-old marble streets the theatre the Library of Celsius the gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production centre to have a first-hand experience of this unique art form. Overnight in Izmir.

Day 6: Izmir – Pamukkale (B D)

Drive through lush valleys to the white lime cascades of Pamukkale. Visit Hierapolis and take advantage of the thermal pools of your hotel.

Day 7: Pamukkale – Bodrum (B)

Visit the Castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum in Bodrum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 8: Bodrum (B D)

Day at leisure.

Optional day trip to the Greek island of Kos. (Supplement applies)

Day 9: Bodrum – Antalya (B D)

Visit the ancient city of Termesso and continue to Antalya for dinner & overnight.

Day 10: Perge – Aspendos – Antalya (B D)

Morning visits to Perge and Aspendos; afternoon at leisure.

Day 11: Antalya (B)

Departure transfer to the airport.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation asper itinerary or similar
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals and sightseeing as indicated on the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Turkey Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

 

  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Notes:

**TRANSFERS** If you are arriving into Istanbul on any days other than the arrival days of the tour the transfer is free of charge as long as accommodation is booked.

**DOUBLE BEDS** Please note we have requested a double bedded room but cannot guarantee one will be available. In Turkey double rooms are very limited. Please ask on check-in with the hotel to see what is available.

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul

Canakkale

Kolin Hotel

Izmir

Swissotel

Pamukkale

Doga Thermal Health & Spa

Bodrum 

Doria Hotel

Antalya

Crowne Plaza

Dress Codes Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites – Men: Long pants, Women – skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.

Hotels On coach tours, hotels in regional areas (i.e Pamukkale) can be of a slightly lower standard than the other hotels on the tour.  

Sightseeing All sightseeing tours require a moderate amount of walking around historical / cultural sites. This is particularly true in Cappadocia where walks can be up to 1 or 2 km long and where a good level of fitness will ensure you get a maximum enjoyment from your visit. On some tours you may visit a carpet or handicraft shop where the locals will show how their crafts are made. There is no obligation to buy any products at any of these places.

Transfers Transfers are operated by drivers and are not guided. Some drivers may only have a basic command of English.

Optional Tours Optional tours offered during coach tours may not be guaranteed (even if pre-booked ex New Zealand) as they are subject to a minimum number of participants.  

Private Sightseeing tours (if booked) If a private sightseeing tour is booked it is important that you discuss the days arrangements with the guide as the touring programmes have a degree of flexibility. It is important to discuss with the guide so that any specific requirements can be met or addressed at the time.

Istanbul airport transfers: For coach tours: airport transfers are included on days of the tour ex Istanbul Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport. Transfers from the hotel to the Airport may be on scheduled shuttles. Late Evning or early morning flights may require private transfers at a supplement.

For independent / private tours: if included, airport transfers are applied ex Ataturk Airport, a surcharge will apply for transfers to or from Sabiha Gocken Airport.

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Superior First Class / 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020 / Per Person Twin Share
$2543
  • Superior First Class
  • 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020
  • Per Person Twin Share
Superior First Class / 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020 / Single Room
$3498
  • Superior First Class
  • 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020
  • Single Room
Superior First Class / 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020 / Triple Rate (price for 3 PAX)
$7521
  • Superior First Class
  • 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020
  • Triple Rate (price for 3 PAX)
Class
  • Superior First Class
Travel Date
  • 26 March 2020 - 29 October 2020
Room Type
  • Per Person Twin Share
  • Single Room
  • Triple Rate (price for 3 PAX)

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