Turkish Delight with Contiki

7 days from only
R16 505
per person sharing
ID # 3025
Valid: 22 Apr 21 to 28 Apr 21
Duration: 7 Days
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Includes R2915pp savings! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 Nights accommodation 
  • 10 meals included: 6 Breakfast 4 Dinner
  • Trip Manager and driver

  • ​Included Experiences:
    -Discover Istanbul with our expert local guide
    -Journey along the Sea of Marmara
    -Visit Lone Pine Cemetery & ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli and pay your respects
    -Visit a Turkish carpet store
    and much more!

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    R999 No risk deposit + unlimited changes up to 30 days before travel ​
    *applicable to tour only

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. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travelers aged 18-35 years. Please note the 22 April departure will include overnight outdoor camping at Cannakale in preparation for attending the ANZAC Dawn Service.These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

LAUNCH DEAL: Deposit for the trip MUST be paid within 3 days from booking or by 17 Dec 20 (whichever comes first). If payment isn't received the discount will be removed & trip re-priced. Launch Deal is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

DEPOSIT: (applicable to Contiki tour portion of your package only) Only R999 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking. Full payment is required 45 days before travel. Once the deposit is paid, you can change your selected trip or the departure dates up until 30 days before the selected departure, with no change fees. Any difference in trip prices will still be applicable. R999 per person deposit is land only deposit and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail or flights if applicable. Our R999 per person deposit offer is valid for new bookings from 15 June until 31 December 2020.

AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATION: (applicable to Contiki tour portion of your package only) You can cancel or amend your trip up to 30 days prior to trip departure. Any differences in trip costs between your original and new booking will still be applicable. You can cancel your trip up to 30 days before departure and get your money back, excluding the deposit amount. Your flexible deposit will remain attached your profile and can be used to book a new trip whenever you're ready with us or one of our TTC sister brands, or it can even be gifted to a friend as per the conditions of our FlexDeposit policy.

FLEXDEPOSIT POLICY: (applicable to Contiki tour portion of your package only) FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip 7 days or longer. It means if you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it on new trip dates or on a different trip, ensuring your deposit isn't lost if you can't travel on your original trip as intended. FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking. FlexDeposit applies to the land tour deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail or flights if applicable. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable. The amount allowed to be redeemed on a new or amended trip booking is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul, Turkey

The countdown is finally over, global roamers! We're here in Istanbul and all geared up to uncover fabulous Turkey. Get comfortable in our central hotel before we meet up for our first group dinner.

DAY 2: Istanbul

20,000 hand painted tiles fill the stunning Blue Mosque; millions of trinkets line the kilometres of the Grand Bazaar; and over 1,500 years of history sit within the walls of the Hagia Sophia. This is just some of the exotic magnificence that will keep us glued to Istanbul today. Seal the day of sightseeing with an optional Turkish bath and a belly dancing Turkish evening. Day two and we're already up to our eyeballs in experiences.

DAY 3: Istanbul to Canakkale via Gallipoli

Istanbul: Out of exotic Istanbul we make our way to Canakkale, taking a sobering stop at the World War I site of Gallipoli.

Gallipoli: Visiting ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair & Lone Pine Cemetery today we are gifted with a special opportunity to pay tribute to the heroes of World War I right here where part of the battle took place. Afterwards, we'll brighten the mood with a drive along the Sea of Marmara en route to Canakkale.

Canakkale: Shortly after ferrying across the Dardanelles (casually crossing continents) we'll arrive in the sparkling town of Canakkale. 
Tonight is yours to unwind and relax with your squad.
***​Please note the 22 April departure will include overnight outdoor camping at Cannakale in preparation for attending the ANZAC Dawn Service.***

DAY 4: Canakkale to Izmir via Troy and Pergamum

Canakkale: A big day sits ahead of us. Down as much breakfast as you can before we jump on the road in search of adventure.

Troy: Today we discover that "Troy" means more than just a Hollywood blockbuster; so much more. Unravel the historical layers of a ten year war & what is now a mythical excavation site, and sign up for an in-depth look at the ancient ruins of the region, including a replica of the famous wooden Horse of Troy, where climbing in for a pic is essential.

Pergamum: Further along the Turkish coastline we arrive at Pergamum. Once a political hotspot, this town is now brimming with history. We'll take a scenic mountain drive and give you the chance to get acquainted with Pergamum's hillside ruins, tapping into the archaeologist that you surely are.

Izmir: After our day's adventures are done, we arrive in Izmir, the birthplace of Homer (no kids, that isn't Homer from Springfield). After we tuck into some Turkish dinner, head out and explore the palm-lined promenades of this, the town known as the 'Pearl of the Aegean’.

DAY 5: Izmire to Pamukkale

Izmir:Buckle up & brace yourself. We are leaving Izmir and heading out to marvel at what will probably be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes you have ever seen, but not before a trip to see the impressive Hierapolis amphitheatre.

​ Pamukkale: Ah yes, there she is. Even more spectacular than Instagram & Pinterest had ever suggested. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Pamukkale's flowing waters of arid ridges and white calcium terraces formed by mineral waters are almost too much to fathom. Treating yourself to the optional thermal pool experience with all its healing properties is not an opportunity you're going to want to miss.

DAY 6: Pamukkale to Kusadasi via Ephesus

Pamukkale: Don't despair sweet travellers! We may be leaving Pamukkale, but we're finding one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Get your bucket list ready for another whopping tick!

Ephesus: Mark Antony and Cleopatra used to kick it in Ephesus waaaay back in the day. Now you're here just traipsing in their footsteps some 2,000 years later. Has your mind blown yet?

Kusadasi: As soon as you cast your treasure-hungry eyes on the shopping bazaar of Kusadasi, you'll be very pleased indeed that this an overnight stop. Carpets, silver, local antiques, this place is a haven for those keen to pick up some treasures to take back home.

DAY 7: Kusadasi to Bodrum

Kusadasi: This morning we'll share a last group breakfast before travelling to Bodrum.

​Bodrum: This is where our Turkish Delight ends. Some will jump on a boat to kick off their Turkish Sail adventures, others will be headed homeward. Either way it's time to say fond farewells, but we'll always have our photos and memories of this incredible week.