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United Arab Emirates & Turkey in 11 Days • 9 Nights in Destination

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An ideal combination to capture the essence of the exotic countries of the Arab Emirates and Turkey across the glamorous cities of Dubai and Istanbul, together with the most iconic of the exciting Turkish region of Cappadocia!

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Dubai
Cappadocia
Istanbul
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All flights
Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
Some meals
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Departures available until
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Accommodation: 9 Nights

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Included activities

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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 activity for day 9 in Cappadocia
Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 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 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, Souk Madinat Jumeirah 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 Not included: Entrance to Burj Khalifa.

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 6 in Istanbul

Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

Begin with a visit to the Santa Sophia Basilica and Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing with a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome.

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

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Optional
Suggested activity for day 7 in Istanbul
Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 11:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

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

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

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Dubai, Dubai- Istanbul, Istanbul - US.
  • Internal flights: Istanbul - 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.
  • Some transfers included.**
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. ***
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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.
  • 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).

Tourist Tax in Turkey : 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.

Turkey: 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.

Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

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 7 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.

** All transfers are included during your trip, with the exception of airport transfers to/from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) International Airport (1.5 hrs from Istanbul) which you may add at the next stage of the booking.

*** 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.

**** 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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 +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.

 

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