United Arab Emirates & Turkey in 11 Days

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Dubai
Ankara
Cappadocia
Istanbul
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All flights
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All transfers.
Activities
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Explore glittering Dubai and take a 4x4 desert safari to spend a starlit evening in the Dubai Desert before jetting off to Turkey's best-loved destinations. Get lost in the bazaars of Istanbul, cruise along the Bosphorus and explore the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and the ancient caves of the Goreme Valley.

11 days trip including flights*

10 days and 9 nights in destination

1

LON - DXB

2

LON - DXB

Dubai

3

Dubai

4

Dubai

5

Istanbul

6

Istanbul

7

Istanbul

8

Cappadocia

9

Cappadocia

10

Istanbul

11

IST - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK - Night on board

Arrive at your UK departure airport ready to check-in for a flight* to the luxurious city of Dubai. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Dubai

Arrive in Dubai and transfer to the hotel.* The remainder of the day is free to discover this modern Emirati metropolis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and a symbol of the city of 828 meters and 160 floors. Since its inauguration in 2010, it offers the best views of the desert and the city. Underneath is the largest shopping center in the world, the Dubai Mall where 1200 stores of all kinds are located. A shopping paradise! Overnight stay in Dubai.

* You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in Dubai (before 3:00 p.m.) in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning at your leisure, exploring the old town or sunning yourself on Dubai's idyllic beaches. We recommend an optional excursion to explore the older parts of the city.* At dusk, take an exciting 4x4 excursion to the desert. Pass through camel farms and spectacular desert landscapes, as the sand dunes are illuminated at sunset until arriving at a traditional camp. Here, enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner under the stars with traditional entertainment including Belly Dancing,* waterpipes and camel rides. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dubai.

Optional Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour: Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history with included entrance to the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai, filled with stalls selling exotic spices and golden wares. Lunch at a local restaurant is included. Please note: this optional excursion operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday mornings only.

Included
4x4 Desert Safari Excursion
Optional
Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour
4th Day: Dubai

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying a shopping spree in Dubai's fabulous malls or relaxing at your leisure on the beach. We recommend an optional tour of the city's modern attractions.* Overnight stay in Dubai. 

Optional Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour: Visit the most emblematic sights in the city including the Jumeirah Mosque and the Burj Al Arab, the world's most luxurious hotel. Travel to the man-made palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah to see the amazing Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city on the monorail. Afterwards, explore glittering Dubai Marina, the Mall of Emirates, to see the impressive Ski Dubai, and the jaw-dropping Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Please note: this optional excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Optional
Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour
5th Day: Dubai - Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to discover the immense history and incredible landscapes of Turkey! Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Istanbul. Arrive in the bustling melting-pot of Istanbul, once the capital of Turkey and a city of immense history, wonderful culture and delicious cuisine. Transfer to your hotel, get settled and, if time allows, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring this historic, lively city. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

 

* You will have the option to add late check-out in Dubai in the next step of the booking process.

6th Day: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a day to explore Istanbul at your own pace. Discover its labyrinthine bazaars, colourful city life and eclectic architecture. To make sure you see all the top sights, we recommend an optional full-day city tour!* Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: See the most emblematic sights in Istanbul, beginning with the incredible Hagia Sophia Basilica and the Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sultanahmet before continuing to the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to more than 4000 shops!

Optional
Full-Day Istanbul City Tour with lunch
7th Day: Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate captivating views of the old palaces of the Sultans and traditional riverside houses as you view the city from a different perspective. Disembark and head to the famous Spice Bazaar, established by the Ottomans and filled with exotic aromas. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy the delights of Istanbul at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to the Anatolian side of the city to see its more important sights and discover more of Istanbul!* Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion: Explore the 'Asian' or Anatolian side of Istanbul including its ornate Beylerbeyi Palace, the historic Eyüp neighborhood and the hilltop Pierre Loti Cafe, for excellent views across the city and the old trading harbour known as the Golden Horn. Lunch included. 

Included
Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit
Optional
Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch
8th Day: Istanbul - Ankara - Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your journey to Ankara, crossing the spectacular mountains of Bolu along the route. Arrive and enjoy a panoramic tour of Ankara, the Turkish capital and a modern and cosmopolitan city steeped in history and ancient culture. Later, pay a visit to Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Inaugurated in 1953, it is dedicated to the founder of Modern Turkey. After the visit, continue your journey towards Cappadocia, passing by the spectacular Salt Lake and a 13th-century caravanserai along the way. Arrive in Cappadocia, famed for its unique geological formations and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia. 

Included
Salt Lake
9th Day: Cappadocia

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the fascinating region of Cappadocia today. This unique landscape was formed by the erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from ancient volcanic eruptions produced by Mount Erciyes and Hasan over 3 million years ago! Visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex containing the finest rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes. Next, explore the Valleys of Avcilar, Pasabagi and Güvercinlik, where the so-called "Fairy Chimneys" are located. End the day with a visit to local carpet, onyx and turquoise stone workshops, to learn about the production of these traditional products. This is a unique opportunity to purchase authentic quality souvenirs at good prices. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Cappadocia. 

Included
Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Excursion
10th Day: Cappadocia - Istanbul

Breakfast at the hotel. You're returning to Istanbul today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the city. Arrive in Istanbul, transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Dive into Turkish cuisine, go shopping in the bazaars or enjoy some last-minute sightseeing! Overnight stay in Istanbul. 

* Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

11th Day: Istanbul - UK

Breakfast at the hotel.* After an unforgettable journey through Dubai and Turkey, it's time to bring your trip to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** Dependant on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the UK on the following day.



Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Take an exciting 4x4 excursion into the Dubai desert to enjoy an unforgettable barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp with authentic Bedouin entertainment, belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music!

What's included: 4x4 transport, buffet dinner, traditional entertainment

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Included

Included activity for day 7 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

Included activity for day 8 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

Included activity for day 9 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.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 3 in Dubai

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history at the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai.

What's included: Transfer, guide, museum entrance, Abra water taxi

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Visit Dubai's modern attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Jumeirah Mosque and the Burj Al Arab. Travel to the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah to see the Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city by monorail.

What's included: Transfer and guide

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 6 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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Optional

Suggested activity for day 7 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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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK airports.
  • International flights: UK - Dubai, Dubai- Istanbul, Istanbul - UK.
  • Internal flights: Cappadocia - Istanbul. *
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  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in Superior and Luxury category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. **
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Cruise along the Bosphorus.
  • ATOL protection.
  • 4x4 Excursion in Dubai Desert.
*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 (40$ / person in Turkey) and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

+Tourist Tax in Dubai: 20 AED (approx.$6) per room per night (paid directly to the hotel).

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 in Turkey. 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.

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 10 days before departure.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The maximum baggage weight for the Cappadocia – Istanbul flight is 15KG.

**The order of the itinerary and visits may vary, depending on operational and climate conditions. The planned visits will be carried out in any case.

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 in Turkey. 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.

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

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

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum of three months validity.
  • Visa
    Visa is required, issued on arrival to the country. Free for stays of up to 30 days.
  • Currency
    UAE Dirham.
  • Language
    Arabic.
  • Electricity
    220 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations.
  • Time zone
    UTC + 04:00.
  • Other useful information
    It is advisable to drink bottled water.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.government.ae/

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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.

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.

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

Payments at 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 10 days before departure.

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

 

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