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14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with Emirates flights

Including return international flights, 4-star hotel accommodation throughout, delicious breakfast daily plus some lunches and dinners, dedicated air-conditioned transportation, English speaking tour guides and more.

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  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
  • 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Admire the ancient ruins, stunning landscapes and beguiling history of Turkey as you take in the country’s top sights on a 14 day Unforgettable Turkey tour.

Istanbul is the only city of its kind, as it spans both the European and Asian continents. It is also the starting point for this trip and will quickly have you under its spell as you explore its melting-pot of vibrant markets, architectural powerhouses and magnificent mosques. Make your way to Canakkale, and learn about the rich history of the Anzac’s, as you visit Gallipoli and the Anzac Cemetery. 

Learn about the tragic fate of Troy when you visit the archaeological site of this legendary city, before travelling through Pergamum, on your way to Izmir. Visit Necropolis and Hierapolis in Pamukkale, and explore the coast-perched town of Antalya. Journey to stunning Cappadocia, a region famed for its other-world good looks and sprinkling of so-called fairy chimneys, before ending your tour in the Turkish capital of Ankara

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff – Istanbul 

Board your flight bound for Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul (D)

Arrive in stunning Istanbul and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure. This evening you’ll enjoy a delicious Welcome Dinner, where you’ll have the chance to meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, your tour starts today. Please make your own way to the hotel.

Day 3: Istanbul (B)

Today sees the group head out on a morning city tour of Istanbul. Learn about this city’s incredible history and be shown its labyrinth of winding back streets. Make a stop by the picturesque courtyard of the Blue Mosque, before continuing on to to the Hippodrome, an arena that is iconic for its rich history of chariot races and athletic events that occurred during the Roman period. Head to the Topkapi Palace and sensational Spice Market, before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Optional: Half-day Istanbul tour with St.Sophia and Grand Bazaar

Spend the afternoon visiting more of Istanbul’s top attractions. Stop by St. Sophia, the Byzantine Basilica, and continue onto the Grand Bazaar where you can shop for incredible pieces of jewellery, leather and more. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Istanbul – Canakkale (B, D)

Wake this morning and make your way to the town of Gallipoli, the site of the Ottoman victory against the Allies during World War I. Pay your respects at Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps that landed on the beach all those years ago. Afterwards, cross the Dardanelles by ferry on your way to the Canakkale province, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Day 5: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir (B, L, D)

Explore the ancient city of Troy this morning, a city made legendary by the Trojan War. Drive to Pergamum, a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period, and visit Asklepion, the ancient Roman spa centre. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to Izmir.

Day 6: Izmir (B, D)

Today is yours at leisure. Head out to explore all this port city has to offer, seeing its top attractions and hitting up one of the local cafes to indulge in authentic Turkish coffee.

Optional: Full-day tour of Ephesus

Enjoy a tour of beautiful Ephesus, considered one of the greatest ancient cities in the world. Visit the sights of the House of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, the Odean and more. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Izmir – Pamukkale – Antalya (B, D)

Drive to Pamukkale on your way to Antalya. Stop by the Pamukkale hot springs, home to the World Heritage Listed sites of Necropolis and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Arrive in Antalya this evening.

Day 8: Antalya (B, D)

Today is yours to wander the streets of Antalya at your own pace. A popular resort city, Antalya is filled with picturesque beaches, world-class shopping and delicious local cuisine.

Optional: Perge and Aspendos tour

Travel to the ancient Pamphylian city of Perge, before heading to the city of Aspendos. Stop by the Antalya Archaeological Museum and admire incredible ancient relics, dating back over 2,500 years. Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Antalya – Cappadocia (B, D)

Head to Cappadocia today. Stop off at the 13th-cetury Caravanserai of Sultanhan on the way, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia. Arrive in Nevsehir in the evening. 

Optional: Whirling Dervishes Show

Be entertained as you watch a traditional dervish performance. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Cappadocia (B, D)

Today is yours at leisure. A city peppered with underground cities and spectacular landscapes, be sure to head out and explore the beauty of this magical place.

Optional: Half-day Cappadocia tour

Visit the Open Air Museum in Goreme Valley and the Ozkonak Underground city on an in-depth half-day tour of Cappadocia. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Hot Air Ballooning

Set an early alarm and clamber into the basket of a hot air balloon to soar above the Cappadocia landscape as the sun rises. Additional cost applies.

Day 11: Cappadocia – Ankara (B)

Journey to the Turkish capital of Ankara. Today you will have the opportunity to visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, the first president of the Turkish Republic, and the Anatolian Civilisations Museum, located near the ancient Ankara Castle.

Day 12: Ankara – Istanbul (B, D)

This morning you’ll make your way back to Istanbul, where the remainder of the day will be at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your group.

Optional: Istanbul Bosphorus cruise

Cruise the winding straits of Bosphorus, journeying through stunning landscapes and humble fishing villages as you go.

Day 13: Istanbul – airplane-takeoff – New Zealand (B)

Make your way to the airport to catch your flight homeward bound.

For those purchasing the Tour Only option, at the appropriate time please make your own way from the cruise terminal to your next travel arrangements.

Day 14: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, including at least 23kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Shared arrival transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel
  • 11 nights’ 4-star twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, including 1 lunch and 9 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Highlights:

  • Visit the Anzac Cemetery, a memorial to the casualties of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in Gallipoli
  • Tour the classical 4000-year-old city of Troy immortalised in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad
  • Travel to Pergamum, a kingdom dating back to the 4th century, and home to the Roman centre of Asklepion
  • View the thermal pools at Pamukkale’s “cotton castle” of cascading snow-falls
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $799 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Departure transfer 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $599 per person in addition to your twin share price.

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. 

Group size: Maximum of 42 passengers 

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Istanbul: Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus & Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus or similar 
Canakkale: Kolin or similar 
Izmir: Movenpick or similar 
Antalya: Marmara Antalya or similar 
Cappadocia: Dinler Hotel Urgup or Kapadokya Lodge or similar 
Ankara: Crowne Plaza or similar 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Triple share: Not available 

Child policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 8 years and over.

Shared arrival transfer: Please note, you might share your arrival transfer with fellow travellers. Due to local traffic and other extenuating circumstances, we ask that you allow 30 minutes from your scheduled transfer time for our representative to arrive.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Gratuities: If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in New Zealand, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

Suggested Tipping for Escorted Tours:

  • Tour Manager (Coordinator; may or may not act as a guide): US $7 (NZD $11) per person per day
  • Driver (Provides chauffeur services and limited assistance with luggage): US $3 (NZD $6) per person per day, US $2 (NZD $4) per half day
  • Local Guide (Offers in-depth information at specific locations. There may be one or many guides along with a tour program): US $3 (NZD $6) per person per day of sightseeing, US $2 (NZD $4) per half day
  • Hotel porters and wait staff: Included

Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry.

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Tours of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Tours is unable to provide visa advice.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

6 April
7 April
9 April
13 April
14 April
16 April
20 April
21 April
23 Paril
27 April
28 April
30 April
4 May
5 May
7 May
11 May
12 May
14 May
19 May
21 May
26 May
28 May
2 June
4 June
9 June
11 June
16 June
23 June
25 June
30 June
2 July
7 July
9 July
14 July
16 July
21 July
23 July
28 July
30 July
4 August
6 August
11 August
13 August
18 August
20 August 
25 August
27 August
1 September
3 September
8 September
10 September 
14 September
15 September
17 September
21 September
22 September
24 September
28 September
29 September
1 October
5 October
6 October
8 October
12 October 
13 October
15 October 
19 October
20 October 
22 October
26 October
27 October
29 October  

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the yellow “Tour Only” button and select “Book Now” to view live availability. Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 2 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Emirates, Qatar, Etihad airlines and their codeshare partner or similar
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in-flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Tours will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Tours will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Tours will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Tours.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, including at least 23kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Shared arrival transfer from Istanbul airport to your hotel
  • 11 nights’ 4-star twin share accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, including 1 lunch and 9 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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