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2FOR1: 10 Day Treasures of Turkey

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$3,699
For 2 People

Typically $7,398
Our 2 for 1 Turkey tour is a massive bucket list ticker! Visit Istanbul, Gallipoli, Pamukkale and iconic Cappadocia; famous for its astonishing landscape and hot air balloons.  Explore ancient history, vibrant culture, exotic food and natural phenomenons.

the tour

Book yourself and a mate on this amazing 2 for 1 Turkey tour. 10 full days in Turkey, visiting many highlights with professional English speaking guides.  You will be taken on a journey of discovery you won’t forget. Begin your tour in Istanbul and enjoy the sights with a full day of exploration, before heading to the battlefields of Gallipoli, ANZAC Cove, the Beach Cemetery and Plugges Plateau; a must see for the history buffs.

Visit the famous archeological site of Troy, home to the iconic Trojan horse.  Enjoy a fully guided tour around Ephesus; one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world.  onwards to the famous ‘Cotton Castle’. The stunning white calcium pools full of warm spring water is a natural phenomenon.  We stay overnight stay in Pamukkale and visit the nearby ruins of Hierapolis. Don’t forget the camera! The city of Cappadocia will be our final stop. Here you have the option for an unforgettable sunrise balloon ride. This is an extra charge but well worth it for this once in a lifetime experience!

INCLUSIONS

This 2 for 1 Turkey tour includes 9 nights accommodation in 4-5 star hotels. Most meals as listed, all entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary, transportation in a comfortable air conditioned coach and an English speaking guide throughout. Secure your trip from just a *25% deposit. Call us or book online today. This tour does not include flights, giving you the flexibility to stay longer or visit other countries by extending your time in Europe or elsewhere. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Istanbul Türkiye!

Today you will arrive in Türkiye! This package includes 1x group transfer which will be booked for when the majority of the group arrive. You are welcome to wait for the transfer, or get your own way to the hotel. After check in, the remainder of the day is at your own leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: Istanbul

DAY 2: Istanbul City Tour

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from the hotel. Visit the “Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque” Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the “Blue Mosque” because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Outside the Blue Mosque we find the “Hippodrome”. The Ancient Hippodrome was the scene of chariot races and entertainment. The Hippodrome comprises of three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After a short enjoyable lunch break we head to the Grand Spice Bazaar for shopping. After the shopping tour come back to Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Istanbul

DAY 3: Istanbul ~ Gallipoli Tour

At around 6.30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Morning tea break on route to Gallipoli. We arrive at Gallipoli around 12 o’clock and take a lunch break – you will have a chance to eat and relax before we depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Canakkale.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Canakkale

DAY 4: Troy Tour ~ Pergamon ~ Kusadasi

Depart at 8:30am and drive for 30 minutes to the city of Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After the Troy tour, we drive 3 hours to Pergamon. Lunch break around 1pm and after lunch head to the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that time. Pergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery centre for shopping. Arrival to Kusadasi around 6pm. Overnight in Kusadasi.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Kusadasi

DAY 5: Kusadasi ~ Ephesus Tour ~ Turkish Village Sirince

After breakfast around 9am you will be picked up from the hotel. Enjoy a fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en – route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. Lunch break around 1pm. After lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. Then onto a traditional Turkish Village Tour. Sirince’s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paint. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey – especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centres of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight in Kusadasi.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Kusadasi

DAY 6: Kusadasi ~ Pamukkale Tour

Pick up from the hotel after breakfast about 9am. We depart for Pamukkale. We will check in at the hotel around 12.00 and have lunch. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Pamukkale

DAY 7: Pamukkale ~ Cappadocia

Today we transfer to Cappadocia by private transfer. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Cappadocia

DAY 8: Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant.

We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley . Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Cappadocia

DAY 9: Cappadocia ~ Istanbul

Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel prior to check out. Transfer back to Istanbul via domestic flight. Transfer to your hotel and spend one last evening before your return flight home tomorrow.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Istanbul

DAY 10: End of Tour ~ Departure

This morning you will check out and make your own way back to the airport in time for your return flight back to Australia. Transfers are not included on the return as many people choose to stay on in Turkey or move onto other countries in the area.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

Book yourself and a mate on this amazing 2 for 1 Turkey tour. 10 full days in Turkey, visiting many highlights with professional English speaking guides.  You will be taken on a journey of discovery you won’t forget. Begin your tour in Istanbul and enjoy the sights with a full day of exploration, before heading to the battlefields of Gallipoli, ANZAC Cove, the Beach Cemetery and Plugges Plateau; a must see for the history buffs.

Visit the famous archeological site of Troy, home to the iconic Trojan horse.  Enjoy a fully guided tour around Ephesus; one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world.  onwards to the famous ‘Cotton Castle’. The stunning white calcium pools full of warm spring water is a natural phenomenon.  We stay overnight stay in Pamukkale and visit the nearby ruins of Hierapolis. Don’t forget the camera! The city of Cappadocia will be our final stop. Here you have the option for an unforgettable sunrise balloon ride. This is an extra charge but well worth it for this once in a lifetime experience!

INCLUSIONS

This 2 for 1 Turkey tour includes 9 nights accommodation in 4-5 star hotels. Most meals as listed, all entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary, transportation in a comfortable air conditioned coach and an English speaking guide throughout. Secure your trip from just a *25% deposit. Call us or book online today. This tour does not include flights, giving you the flexibility to stay longer or visit other countries by extending your time in Europe or elsewhere. See tabs below for a full list of inclusions. 

INCLUSIONS

 

10 Day guided tour of Turkey for 2 people

9 nights accommodation

Daily breakfast

Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Guided Istanbul city tour

Visit Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia

Get lost shopping in the Grand Bazaar

Gallipoli tour; Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove etc

Guided Troy Ancient city tour

Explore the Acropolis of Pergamon

Step back in time with a guided tour of Ephesus

Wander around Sirince village and taste local wine

See the calcium terraces of Pamukkale “Cotton Castle”

Guided Cappadocia tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Professional English speaking guides

1x Group airport arrival transfer (booked for when the majority land)

All taxes

 

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Flights

Turkey entry visa fee

Private airport transfers

Tipping (expected USD$5-10 per person per day depending on group size)

Porterage at hotels

Travel Insurance

Meals not mentioned in itinerary and all beverages

Personal Expenses

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2024:

February: 13, 20

March: 19

April: 16

May: 17

June: 11, 25

July: *12

August: *13, *30

September: 3

October: 18

 

 

Dates marked with * incur the following surcharges:

* $100 per person

 

 

HOTELS

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Istanbul: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Taksilkent or similar

Canakkale: Iris Hotel & Spa or similar

Kusadasi: Casa Del Sole Hotel or similar

Pamukkale: Pam Thermal Hotel or similar

Cappadocia: Dedeli Cave Hotel or similar (Boutique)

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

No hotel upgrades available with this package

 

OPTIONAL TOURS:

Bosphoros Cruise with dinner & drinks – $180 per person

Pamukkale Hot Air Balloon – $400 per person

Pamukkale Paragliding – $350 per person

Kusadasi Turkish Bath with steam, foam, scrub – $150 per person

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon – $550 per person

Whirling Dervishes Show – $110 per person

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Turkey with extra nights pre/post tour in Istanbul:

 

PRE/POST-TOUR

Istanbul – $250

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast.

 

EXTRA TRANSFER:

If you would like a private transfer to/from the airport the cost will be:

1-3 pax – $170 per way

4-9 pax – $200 per way

Please contact MyHoliday2 to purchase

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until  October 2024

Voucher valid for 2 people

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to departure

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 8 people

Maximum of 25 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge, expect for airport taxes. Please contact us if you are travelling with a child under 2.

Children aged 2-10 will receive a child discount

  • Contact us for a quote

 

Children aged 11+ require a full priced adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This tour departs with a minimum of 8 people. Should the group not meet minimum numbers you will be required to change travel dates to a guaranteed departure.

Should the departure is cancelled if minimum numbers not met, you can apply for a refund based on the Money Back Guarantee policy, or receive a 100% credit, or date change free of charge.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

This tour requires minimum numbers. If they are not met MyHoliday2 reserve the right to cancel the departure and you will be asked to choose another date.

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

The operator reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary after purchase

We offer a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 7 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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