The Wonders of Turkey

10 days from only
R17 910
per person sharing
ID # 2719
Valid: 01 Sep 22 to 30 Sep 22
Duration: 10 Days
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R1,990 savings pp included!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 9 Breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry across the Dardanelles from Çanakkale to Eceabat
  • 9 Nights accommodation in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

  • ​Sightseeing Highlights include:
    The Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
    See the Cotton Castle springs and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis in Pamukkale
    and much more!
  • You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Excludes flights. Book and pay in full by 9 Jun'22. Offer applies to selected September'22 departures only. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

Covid-19 Requirements: Effective immediately, all guest booked to travel with Costsaver are required to be fully vaccinated to travel. The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. As part of this commitment, all guests traveling with Costsaver through at least December 31, 2022 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Please check your destination’s entry requirements, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues to ensure that you’re prepared for your journey. Children not eligible for vaccination and/or booster at the time of travel must provide a verifiable and negative Covid-19 test result, taken within 72 hours prior to the start of the tour (taking time zones into consideration) until further notice. Please note that guests will also need to comply with specific requirements imposed by airlines and/or authorities in the destination visited, which may be more restrictive than above.This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul (2 Nights)

It’s the city Napoleon said should be the capital of Earth and while it may not quite have reached that stature, Istanbul’s history as the capital of two great empires has left an enviable legacy of art, architecture and culture. Where better to begin your journey across Turkey than in its capital, the gateway to the Orient? On arrival, transfer to your hotel and explore the city your way before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a glimpse into what lies ahead.

 Hotel - Titanic Port Bakırköy

DAY 2: Istanbul Sightseeing & Free time

Discover how centuries of Ottoman rule shaped the city's heritage as the meeting point between East and West when you join your Local Specialist this morning for a guided sightseeing tour, including a visit to Hagia Sophia, once the leading church in Christendom, the Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. Later, you’ll have some time to explore Istanbul your way or consider an Optional Experience to Topkapi Palace Museum, and a cruise on the Bosphorus, separating Europe and Asia.

 Included Meals - Breakfast

 

DAY 3: Istanbul – Ankara (1 Night)

Ramble past the colourful displays of lanterns, pottery and fabric as you wander through one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar. The scents of Turkish tea will linger long after you leave Istanbul, bound for Ankara. Arriving in the Turkish capital, you’ll visit the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the founder and father of the Turkish Republic, before an evening to do as you please.

 Hotel - Holiday Inn Kavaklıdere

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: Ankara – Cappadocia (2 Nights)

The hometown of the Hittites is under the spotlight this morning. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, then continue to the whimsical landscapes of Cappadocia and visit the underground city of Saratli. This evening you could join an Optional Experience with the Whirling Dervishes, watching them whirl around and around in remembrance of God.

 Hotel - Ramada by Wyndham

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: Cappadocia Sightseeing & Free time

Cappadocia sightseeing and free time
Cappadocia's fairy-tale chimneys take centre stage this morning as you journey to Pasabagi and Red Valley. Visit a regional rug production centre then enjoy an afternoon on your own amidst the fantasy landscapes left by Mother Nature in the ochre rock. An Optional Experience in Göreme reveals how Christians once worshipped in the many rock churches that remain to this day. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel.

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: Cappadocia – Konya – Pamukkale (1 Night)

First up is the ancient city of Konya, the final resting place of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana whose famous mausoleum you will visit before continuing to the cotton fortress of Pamukkale, home to mineral-rich thermal waters which cascade down snow-white travertine terraces.

 Hotel - Richmond Thermal

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: Pamukkale – Hierapolis – Ephesus – Izmir (1 Night)

See the ruins of the ancient Roman health spa of Hierapolis this morning before you come face to face with the ruins of one of the most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean world, Ephesus. You'll explore this 2,000 year-old ancient settlement, then head to the seaside port of Izmir.

 Hotel - Doubletree by Hilton Alsancak

 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 8: Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Çanakkale (1 Night)

Visit the ancient kingdom of Pergamon this morning, most notably its Asclepion Medical Centre, which still bears the image of the snake-entwined staff that remains a symbol of medicine in modern times. Next on today’s agenda is a visit to Troy, an ancient city that inspired Homer’s tales about the wrath of Achilles and the siege of the same city, which was only broken through the clever construction of a wooden Trojan horse, a replica of which can still be seen today. Continue to Çanakkale later where dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

 Hotel - Büyük Truva Oteli

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: Çanakkale – Gallipoli – Istanbul (1 Night)

A poignant start to the day sees you visit Gallipoli, where significant World War I battles were fought with heavy losses on both sides. You’ll visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair paying tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives in this relentless conflict before returning to Istanbul. As your journey through Turkey draws to a close, there’s always time for one last Raki!

 Hotel - Titanic Port Bakırköy

 Included Meals - Breakfast

DAY 10: Depart Istanbul

Your whirlwind encounter with the wonders of Turkey has come to an end. You’ve stood at the crossroads of East and West, trod in the footsteps of the ancients and admired ethereal landscapes that belong in a storybook. For now it’s time to end this chapter with a heartfelt farewell to your newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at costsavertour.com/freetransfers.

 Included Meals - Breakfast