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The Wonders of Turkey with Costsaver

9 nights from only
R14 400
per person sharing
ID # 2746
Valid: 14 Nov 20 to 23 Nov 20
Duration: 9 Nights

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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

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. Offer can be removed at any time. Prices may vary pending departure date. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

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

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 Topkapi Palace Museum, the Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. Later, you'll have some time to explore Istanbul your way or consider an Optional Experience to Hagia Sophia, once the leading church in Christendom, and a cruise on the Bosphorus, separating Europe and Asia.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast

 

DAY 3: Istanbul – Ankara

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

MEAL(S)
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 where 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

MEALS
Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 5: Cappadocia Sightseeing

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.

 

MEAL(S)
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

MEAL(S)
Breakfast + Dinner

 

DAY 7: Pamukkale – Hieropolis – 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

MEAL(S)
Breakfast

 

DAY 8: Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Çanakkale

Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamon and continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse. This town is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War as well as a place where many cities are built on top of each other. Continue to Çanakkale for the night with dinner served at your hotel.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast
Dinner
 
HOTEL
Buyuk Truva

DAY 9: Çanakkale – Gallipoli – Istanbul

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, you'll want to get in on the action yourself this evening when you join an optional nightlife experience at the famous Kervansaray Night Club complete with belly dancing and traditional Turkish favourites. There's always time for one last Raki!

HOTEL
Titanic Port Bakırköy


MEALS (S)
Breakfast

DAY 10: Depart Istanbul

This morning bid a fond farewell to this wonderful city as your memorable holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available to the airport. Conditions apply.

MEAL(S)
Breakfast