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Emirate City, Istanbul & Atoll Paradise

Dubai, Turkey & Maldives in 14 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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An interesting tour that combines culture, adventure and relaxation. Visit Dubai and Estambul, two of the most emblematic cities in the world and and enjoy an all inclusive stay in Maldives!

Trip Highlights

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    Dubai
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    Malé
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    Istanbul

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2024

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers available

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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charm

From $4,699

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  • Charm and Superior category hotels.
  • Deluxe Beach Bungalow in the Maldives.
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From $6,199

  • Superior and Luxury category hotels.
  • Deluxe Overwater Villa in the Maldives - Adults Only.

Accommodation: 11 Nights

Itinerary

Explore glittering Dubai and take a 4x4 desert safari to spend an evening in the desert before jetting off to the bustling melting-pot of Istanbul, a city of immense history, wonderful culture, and delicious cuisine. Then head to the Indian Ocean to fulfill all your fantasies of white-sand beaches and turquoise shores in the paradise atolls of the Maldives as you enjoy an All-Inclusive getaway.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrive at your US 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
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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 the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2101 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dubai
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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 (except during the month of Ramadan), 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.

Please note: this optional excursion operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday mornings only.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2101 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Dubai
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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 starting at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional arabian bazaar and popular marketplace where you can find typical hand-made crafts. Next, 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, a man-made canal city and one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Dubai and end the trip in the Burj Khalifa area (entrance not included) and back to the hotel.

Please note: this optional excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only. You will have the option to be dropped off at the Dubai Mall for some shopping and return to the hotel on your own. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2101 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Dubai - Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel*. Enjoy the day exploring the city at your leisure. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board your 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 in, 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 on departure in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your booking now, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

See our full selection
6th Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit the Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque located on the third hill of Istanbul with one of the best-known panoramic views of the city. Built by order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, it was built by the famous imperial architect Sinan. After the visit, free time to discover the city 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!*  Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: See the most emblematic sights in Istanbul, beginning with the incredible Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Next, visit the Hagia Sophia for a brief photostop, where your guide will give a presentation on the iconic building's history. We won't enter now, but you'll have time to do so on your own later! Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sultanahmet before continuing with a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to more than 4000 shops.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

Active

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Optional
Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

Challenging

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7th Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with  the famous Spice Bazaar, established by the Ottomans and filled with exotic aromas. Next, head to 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. After disembarking, 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!* Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion: Explore the Anatolian part of the city! This stunning region is home to some of the country's most beautiful architecture and waterfront attractions. From the iconic Beylerbeyi Palace to the murals adorning the winding streets, you'll be awestruck by the variety and beauty of the sights. Drive directly to the Camlica Hill, located in the underrated Üsküdar district. Take in the stunning panoramic views from the highest point and soak up the bustling atmosphere from the city below. With its rich history and vibrant culture, the Anatolian part of Istanbul is an unforgettable destination. Enjoy lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

40 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Moderate

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8th Day: Istanbul - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to leave Turkey behind as you head to the earthly paradise of the Maldives! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Malé. Night on board.

9th Day: Maldives
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Touch down in Malé, the capital of the Maldives. From here, take an exciting speedboat transfer to your resort, situated on an island in the pristine Indian Ocean. Arrive, get settled in, and begin your All-inclusive stay. Overnight stay in the Maldives. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Makunudu Island Resort - ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

993 Reviews

See our full selection
10th Day: Maldives
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All-inclusive. Enjoy a day at your leisure in the Maldives, soaking up the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean from the comforts of a white-sand beach or exploring the abundant sea life on a snorkeling excursion. The facilities at the resort are there to make your stay as blissful as possible, so make the most of them as you begin to unwind from the stresses of daily life. Overnight stay in the Maldives. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Makunudu Island Resort - ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

993 Reviews

See our full selection
11th Day: Maldives
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All-inclusive. Enjoy the day at your leisure. We recommend a diving excursion, whether you're a first-timer or already accustomed to the underwater world. The Maldives is considered one of the world's best diving destinations as the waters surrounding its atolls are inhabited by thousands of species of whales, dolphins, turtles and fish, so don't miss out on the opportunity to explore for yourself. Overnight stay in the Maldives.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Makunudu Island Resort - ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

993 Reviews

See our full selection
12th Day: Maldives
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All-inclusive. Enjoy your final day in the Maldives at your leisure. Make the most of your last moments in paradise by exploring the island and finding the most perfect stretch of beach in which to contemplate the picture-perfect ocean views. Arrange a romantic meal or enjoy the resort entertainment to bring a memorable close to your idyllic escape. Overnight stay in the Maldives. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Makunudu Island Resort - ... or similar
tripadvisor rating

993 Reviews

See our full selection
13th Day: Maldives - Night on board
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to the paradise shores of the Maldives. At the indicated time, take a speedboat transfer to Malé to catch a flight back to the US. Night on board.

*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.

14th Day: US
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Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

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!

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

Included activity for day 6 in Istanbul

Visit the Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque located on the third hill of Istanbul built by the famous imperial architect Mimar Sinan, one of his greatest masterpieces.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included

Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Included activity for day 7 in Istanbul

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.

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information

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
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This activity operates on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings and on Friday afternoons.

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 3 in Dubai

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.

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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This activity operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 4 in Dubai

Visit Dubai's modern attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and a panoramic view of 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.

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Optional

Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

Suggested activity for day 6 in Istanbul

Begin by visiting Topkapi Palace, once residence to the Ottoman Sultans. Make a photo-stop at the Hagia Sophia, which you can enter on your own later. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Challenging

more information
Optional

Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 7 in Istanbul

Explore the Anatolian side of Istanbul including its Beylerbeyi Palace overlooking the Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and the district of Üsküdar. Lunch included.

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 11:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dubai, Malé - US.
  • Flights: Dubai - Istanbul, Istanbul - Malé.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.*
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  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner in Dubai, 3 breakfasts in Turkey and All-Inclusive in the Maldives.**
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  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle in Dubai and Turkey.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.***
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Speedboat transfers in the Maldives.
  • Unlimited use of snorkelling equipment and one-time complementary guided snorkelling during the stay (subject to weather permits).
  • Family-friendly hotels.
  • 20% discount on Spa Menu in the Maldives.
  • Deluxe Beach Bungalow in the Maldives.
  • English speaking guide in the activities in Dubai and accompanying guide in Turkey.
  • 4x4 desert excursion with dinner in Dubai.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

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

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person at entry into the country. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country.

*The hotels in Istanbul  of the Charm category are not close to the city center (Taksim). In the Superior category the hotels in Istanbul are close to the city center.

**All-Inclusive Served at Sand Bar:

Snacks: Served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (A Selection of tomato and Garudiya soup, margarita pizza, spring rolls, tuna and chicken sandwiches, Vietnamese & green salad, tuna pasta & pasta Arrabiata and fruit platters.).

Unlimited Drinks: Served from 10:00 am to 11:30p.m, bottled Water (still), Cold Drinks (By the glass), Soft Drinks, Concentrated Juice (Fresh Fruit Juice is chargeable at an additional cost of $20.00 per person), Draught Beer, house Wine – Red and White, house Spirits – Brandy, Gin, Rum, Vodka and Whisky, selection of Cocktails, hot Drinks, coffee – Cappucino, Café Latte and or Mocha, Tea- Selection of tea.

Breakfast – International Buffet Breakfast Served at Araa Iru Restaurant.

Lunch – International Cuisine served at Araa Iru Restaurant

Dinner- Fine Dining Dinner (set) meal served at Araa Iru Restaurant

Other conditions: Unlimited use of snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, flippers) – deposit may be required. 20% discount on spa. One complimentary guided snorkeling (subject to weather permits).

***The order of the visits and times of the activities are subject to change at the destination due to logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

The optional Classic Dubai Tour, available on day 3 of the itinerary, operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings only. The optional Modern Dubai Tour, available on day 4 of the itinerary, operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Turkey: 

Please note that arrival transfers are shared, the maximum waiting time at the airport is 90 minutes.

Please note: maximum group size is 52 people.

If you are travelling with Vueling, Ryanair or Wizz Air, we recommend that you check-in online to avoid additional charges. Your reservation includes only one small piece of hand luggage per person (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm) which must be placed under the seat in front of you on the plane. Additional luggage (both hand and hold luggage) can be purchased in advanced via the airline's website. Any extra luggage that does not meet the specified dimensions and is not booked in advance will be subject to additional fees at the airport.

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 7 days before departure.

If you choose the Superior category, only the location of the hotels in Istanbul will change. The rest of the hotels in your itinerary will be the same in each category. In the event of any changes, the hotels you stay at will always be in the same category as you selected, or a superior one.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person at entry into the country. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country.

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Turkey
  • Maldives
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six 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 for travellers from the US.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 04:00.

    • Other useful information

      It is advisable to drink bottled water.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.government.ae/

    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.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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