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TOUR NAME:BEST OF TURKEY
TOUR DAYS: 12 Nights / 13 Days Tour Programme
TOUR LODGING INFO:12 Nights Hotels

Note: All prices are in USD
 
DEPARTURE DATES AND TOUR PRICE:

Prices are in USD-Based on per person on a twin sharing basis

Departure dates (2010) Per person in Dbl Single Suppl.
  • Jan 21
  • Feb 18
  • Mar 11, 25
1222 473
  • May 06, 13, 20, 27
  • Jun 03, 10, 17, 24
  • Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • Aug 05, 12, 19, 26
  • Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • Oct 07, 14, 21, 28
1464 540
  • Nov 04, 18
1275 500
  • Dec 23
1380 513
Departure dates (2011) Per person in Dbl Single Suppl.
  • Jan 20
  • Feb 17
  • Mar 10, 24
1275 500
 
A hotel list is as follows:
Places Covered No of Nights Superior Deluxe
Istanbul 02 Nights Holiday Inn Sheraton
Canakkale 01 Night Kolin Kolin
Kusadasi 02 Nights Karisma Karisma
Pamukkale 01 Night Lycus River Lycus River
Antalya 02 Nights Antalya Dedeman Antalya Dedeman
Konya 01 Night Dundar or Ozkaymak Dundar or Ozkaymak Park
Cappadocia 02 Nights Nevsehir Dedeman Nevsehir Dedeman
Ankara 01 Night Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza

Please note:
(If the above mentioned hotels are not available we will provide similar alternate)

PRICE INCLUDES:

Superior or Deluxe Class hotels with private facilities
Meals are indicated on itineraries by (B) breakfast,(L) lunch, (D) dinner
Licensed guides throughout the land tours within Turkey.
Private air-condition transportation
Luggage handling
Local taxes and service charges
Arrival and departure transfers at the beginning and on the last day of tour.



PRICE EXCLUDES:

Personal expenses.
Optional tours.
Customary tips to guide and drivers.
Port taxes on Cruise.

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: THURSDAY: Istanbul
Arrival and transfer to hotel. Welcome briefing.

DAY 2: FRIDAY: Istanbul
Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: Dinner with belly dancing entertainment. (B)

DAY 3: SATURDAY: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale
Morning departure for Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone pine cemetery,Chunuk Bair,Gabtepe War Museum then across the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 4: SUNDAY: Troy – Pergamum – Kusadasi
Today we visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, tour Pergamum and continue on to Kusadasi for overnight. (B, D)

DAY 5: MONDAY: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi
Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary’s cottage. Afternoon Optional: tour of local village called Sirince. (B, D)

DAY 6: TUESDAY: Kusadasi – Pamukkale
Drive through fertile valleys to Pamukkale (white lime cascades) visit Hierapolis and enjoy the thermal pools of our hotel. (B, D)

DAY 7: WEDNESDAY: Pamukkale – Perge-Antalya
Morning drive to Antalya, arrival at mid-noon,pay a visit to the ancient city of Perge. , a relax afternoon by the Mediterranean coast (B,D)

DAY 8: THURSDAY: Antalya: Optional Tour of Phaselis or Yacht Cruise
Today is a free day with choices of Optional tours of Phaselis ,a coastal ancient cith or a lazy yacht cruise along turquoise cost of the Mediterranen (B,D)

DAY 9: FRIDAY: Antalya –Aspendos- Konya
After breakfast depart for Konya.,en route visit the famous theatre in Aspendos. Visit Mevlana Mausoleum and Karatay Koran School, then overnight in Konya.
Tonight Optional: Whirling Dervishes performance (B, D)


DAY 10: MONDAY: Cappadocia
Morning departure for Cappadocia ,the land of Fairy Chimneys .We pay a visit to the famous underground city of Kaymakli and visit a regional carpet production center. Local dinner in a restaurant and overnight in Cappadocia.(B,D)

DAY 11: MONDAY: Cappadocia
Early Morning Optional: Balloon Tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. (B,D)

DAY 12: SUNDAY: Cappadocia – Ankara
Morning departure for Ankara on the way visit 13th century Agzikarahan caravansary, afternoon tour of the Ataturk Mausoleum and Anatolian Civilizations Museum. (B, D)

DAY 12: MONDAY: Ankara – Return
Transfer to airport. (B)

TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY:
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Reservation Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days before the first day of the tour, we will retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:

Amount of Cancellation Charges:

45-30 Days before the first day of the tour - 50%
29-15 Days before the first day of the tour - 75%
Less than 14 Days before arrival 100%
(Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)

CHANGES BY YOU:
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

HOW TO BOOK:
If you are happy with the arrangements outlined within this itinerary and would like to book, please forward your completed booking form and the deposit. If you would like to revise the itinerary, feel free to contact us and we can prepare another version which will hopefully match your requirements. The deposit is 25% of the total cost, plus any applicable insurance premiums and can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or credit / debit card.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
Please note, we do not charge a credit card fee on deposits, however, a credit card fee is charged on the balance of the price of your current trip or if full payment is made. Credit card fees are detailed within the enclosed information booklet. Please note we charge a credit card fee due to the high fees charged to tour operators by the credit card companies. We have chosen to make this transparent rather than including it within the trip price. You may therefore wish to pay the balance by bank transfer, debit card or personal cheque.