Turkey in 12 Days

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Treasures of Anatolia

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Our classic tour of Turkey, this action-packed journey covers the most unmissable destinations in the country including Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia, the ruins of Ephesus, Troy and much more!

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Ankara
Cappadocia
Ephesus
Istanbul
Izmir
Konya
Troy
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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Departures available until
until November 2023
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From + $490
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Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included activities

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Included activity for day 4 in Istanbul

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate the views of Istanbul's old palaces and traditional riverside houses before heading to the famous Spice Bazaar.

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Included activity for day 5 in Ankara

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Ankara & Ataturk Mausoleum

Pay a visit to Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara, dedicated to the founder of Modern Turkey.

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Included activity for day 6 in Cappadocia

Duration 00:15h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Salt Lake

On the journey towards Cappadocia, pay a visit to the spectacular Salt Lake.

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Included activity for day 7 in Cappadocia

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Excursion

Visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, home to rock-cut churches with beautiful frescoes. Next, explore the Valleys of Avcilar, Pasabagi and Güvercinlik, where the "Fairy Chimneys" are located. End the day with a visit to a local artisan workshop.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Suggested activity for day 3 in Istanbul

Full-Day Istanbul City Tour with lunch

Begin with a visit to the Hagia Sophia Basilica and Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar.

What's included: Guide, lunch, entrance tickets to the sites mentioned, round-trip transfers.

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Suggested activity for day 3

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 19:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Dinner Show on the Bosphorus

Boat trip on the Bosphorus (1.5 h approx.), with dinner on board. See the illuminated suspension bridges of Istanbul at night. Includes dance shows (belly dance and dervish), Turkish music show and two drinks per person.

What's included: Dinner on board, dance performances, Turkish music show and two drinks per person.

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Suggested activity for day 4 in Istanbul

Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Explore the Anatolian side of Istanbul including its Beylerbeyi Palace, the historic Eyüp neighbourhood and the hilltop Pierre Loti Cafe, for excellent views across the city and the old trading harbour known as the Golden Horn. Lunch included.

What's included: Guide, lunch, entrance tickets to the sites mentioned, round-trip transfers

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Suggested activity for day 6 in Cappadocia

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 19:30 Approx

Turkish Night in Cappadocia

A fun event filled with typical dances from the different regions in Turkey, including the famous belly dance.

What's included: Unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Istanbul - Canada.
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees with an English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary. *
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Active tour with a comprehensive schedule of activities. **
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  • Cruise along the Bosphorus.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, tips (approx. 40$ per person), and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Please note: Mandatory tips of $40 per person (for Guides, drivers, porters and waiters) are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay for during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

* The order of the itinerary changes according to the departure date:

Monday and Friday arrivals: 3 nights in Istanbul at the beginning, 1N Ankara, 2N Cappadocia, 1N Pamukkale, 1N Izmir, 1N Canakkale, 1N at the end in Istanbul.

Tuesday and Saturday arrivals: 2 nights in Istanbul at the beginning, 1N Ankara, 2N Cappadocia, 1N Pamukkale, 1N Izmir, 1N Canakkale, 2N at the end in Istanbul.

** This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Turkey! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities. The total distance travelled by bus is around 2400 km.

Any hotel mentioned in the offer, whether the main one or an alternative, is as likely as each other to be confirmed. You will find your final hotel confirmation on your updated trip summary approximately 7 days before departure.

Please note: Mandatory tips of $40 per person (for Guides, drivers, porters and waiters) are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay for during this tour. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Payments at the destination with credit or debit cards may be subject to commission and fluctuations in currency exchange. We recommend making all payments in cash.

Please note: During the summer months (May to November) accommodation may be in the city of Kusadasi instead of Izmir, but the order of the itinerary will remain the same.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Visa
    You can get an e-Visa online before you travel through https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ Cost is approx. $20.
  • Currency
    Turkish Lira
  • Language
    Turkish
  • Electricity
    230 V 50 Hz
  • Health
    Vaccines recommended: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/news/408/hepatitis-a-vaccine-recommendations-for-turkey-updated
  • Time zone
    UTC + 02:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.goturkeytourism.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Turkey! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.  Total distance traveled by bus is around 2400 km.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The extra bed in hotels are fold-out style and smaller in size than a standard single bed. Triple rooms are not bigger or more spacious only because they are occupied by 3 people.

Babies: 0 - 2 years.

Children: 2 - 11 years old (the third bed will be a rollaway bed).

Turkey: The order of the itinerary is determined based on the days you travel to Ankara, which are Monday and Thursday. Therefore, the 4 nights in Istanbul are distributed accordingly.

Note: In case your flight is arriving/taking off from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) International Airport, transfers are not included and you could add them for an extra cost during the booking process.

Payments at the destination with credit or debit cards may be subject to commission and fluctuations in currency exchange. We recommend making all payments in cash.

Any hotel mentioned in the offer, whether the main one or an alternative, is as likely as each other to be confirmed. You will find your final hotel confirmation on your updated trip summary approximately 7 days before departure.

Please note: During the summer months (May to November) accommodation may be in the city of Kusadasi instead of Izmir, but the order of the itinerary will remain the same.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

 

 

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