15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights

Including return Emirates flights, a mix of standard and deluxe twin share hotel accommodation, delicious breakfast daily plus 8 lunches and 6 dinners, dedicated air-conditioned transportation, English-speaking tour guides and more.

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  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights
  • 15 day Majestic 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 15 day Majestic 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. Fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia, a region famed for its other-world good looks and sprinkling of so-called fairy chimneys. Explore an open-air museum and underground city while in Cappadocia.

Your discovery of Turkey’s age-old treasures continues in Konya and the coast-perched town of Antalya. Tick off Hadrian’s Gate and the old Roman harbour before dipping a toe into the thermal waters of the pools at Pamukkale. Delve further into Turkey’s heritage with trips to IzmirSardis and Ephesus. Sip local wines at a tasting in Sirince and learn about the tragic fate of Troy when you visit the archaeological site of this legendary city. Finally, hear about Turkey’s 20th-century history on a trip to the Gallipoli Peninsula and Anzac Cove in Canakkale.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand – airplane-takeoff– Istanbul

Head to the airport and board your flight bound for Istanbul, Turkey.

Please note some flights may depart one day later.

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. Your first stop of the Sultanahmet, before heading to the breath-taking Hagia Sophia. Continue 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. Be in awe as you wander your way through the impressive Grand Bazaar, admiring the thousands of stalls lined with handcrafted jewellery, clothes and more. Smell the overwhelming fragrance of spices in the air as you meander through the grandeur of the Spice Market before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. It’s then on to the Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the grandest mosques in Turkey. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Optional: Istanbul Night Tasting Trail

Feed your appetite for mouth-watering Turkish cuisine on this evening excursion. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Istanbul –airplane-takeoff– Cappadocia (B,L,D) 

Skip the hassle of an all-day drive to Cappadocia; this tour sees you flying from Istanbul to Cappadocia, which means there is extra time to explore this captivating historical region. Your accommodation while in Cappadocia is an incredible stone hotel and you can settle into your room before your tour leader takes you out for a local lunch. Afterwards, there is time to see the Goreme Open-Air Museum and Avanos. 

Day 5: Cappadocia (B) 

Put on your walking shoes and set out for a morning stroll to Kizilcukur, one of the region’s beautiful valleys. Expect to see the famous fairy chimneys, as well as other rock formations and cave chapels along the way. The tour leader guides an excursion into Kaymakli Underground City around noon. This complex is one of the best preserved underground cities in Cappadocia and is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

A selection of optional tours are available today, additional cost applies:

Optional: Hot Air Ballooning

Optional: Wine and Sunset Tour

Optional: Whirling Dervish Show

Day 6: Cappadocia – Konya (B,L,D) 

Journey to Konya this morning. You will have the chance to freshen up on arrival before lunch is served. It is then onto Mevlana Museum, the mausoleum of a Persian Sufi mystic known as Mevlana or Rumi. It was also the once-lodge of the whirling dervishes. Tonight, join your tour leader to sample local cuisine. 

Day 7: Konya – Antalya (B,L) 

The tour continues towards Antalya today; a destination reached via a scenic drive along the beautiful coast. Following your arrival in Antalya and a stop for lunch, there is an afternoon walk to see Hadrian’s Gate and the old Roman Harbour. 

Optional tour (at own expense): Antalya Museum  

Day 8: Antalya (B) 

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.

A selection of optional tours are available today, additional cost applies:

Optional: Antalya Museum

Optional: Visit to Aspendos

Optional: Visit to Perga

Optional: A Boat Trip Around the Coast

Optional: Visit to Duden Waterfalls 

Optional: Visit to Termessos in the Taurus Mountains

Day 9: Antalya – Pamukkale (B,L,D) 

Take a transfer to Pamukkale after breakfast. Enjoy lunch at the hotel upon arrival and then venture to Hierapolis. Recognisable thanks to its almost blindingly-white travertine terraces, each stacked with water pools, Pamukkale is touted as the most-visited tourist site in Turkey. It is little surprise once you see this geological phenomenon, whose name translates to ‘cotton castle’ in English, for yourself. 

Day 10: Pamukkale – Izmir (B,L,D) 

There is a stop at Sardis en route to Izmir. In its former life, Sardis was an important ancient city thanks to its strategic location. Once in Izmir, your tour leader takes the group out on an orientation walk before a delicious seafood dinner. 

Day 11: Izmir – Ephesus – Sirince – Selcuk – Izmir (B,L,D) 

The sightseeing agenda this morning takes the group to Ephesus, an ancient city that was one of the dozen metropolis that made up the Ionian League. Lunch is served near the Cave of the Seven Sleepers before an excursion to the Ephesus Archaeological Museum. Look out for the museum’s statue of Artemis. Seek out Sirince where you can indulge with a tasting of local wine and then head to Selcuk for tonight’s dinner. Return to Izmir afterwards. 

Day 12: Izmir – Pergamon – Troy – Canakkale (B,L) 

Drive to the Pergamon site today and learn about some of its monument remains and ruins, including its Altar. The tour then travels to Troy, the mythical city best known for its involvement – and a certain wooden horse – with the Greeks during the Bronze Age. Finish the day with an orientation tour of Canakkale. 

Optional: Carpet Demonstration in Bergama

Additional cost applies.

Day 13: Canakkale – Istanbul (B,L,D) 

Before making its final stop in Istanbul, the group heads to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the beach and cemetery at Anzac Cove and head up the hill to the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials. There is also opportunity to see the sites of the battlefields. Make the drive back to Istanbul and arrive in the city in the late afternoon or early evening. There is a farewell dinner. 

Day 14: Istanbul –airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

Your time in Turkey has come to an end and a transfer takes you to the airport for you to catch your flight back to New Zealand.

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

Day 15: New Zealand 

Arrive home today.

Please note some flights may arrive 1 day later. 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights; including at least 23kg checked luggage, plus return private airport transfers
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • 12 nights’ standard and deluxe twin share accommodation, including 2 nights in a luxurious ancient stone hotel
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 8 lunches and 6 dinners, plus a Welcome Dinner with your group
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • Visit the continent-straddling metropolis of Istanbul
  • Beat the crowds with one way airfares from Istanbul to Cappadocia, replacing a full day’s bus drive with more time to explore the incredible rock formations
  • Wander the ancient stone paradise of Cappadocia and wind down in one of the world-famous cave hotels
  • Admire the jewel in the Mediterranean crown, Antalya, and experience the turquoise waters for yourself
  • Be mesmerised by the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, with its well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis
  • Learn about Ephesus’ fascinating history and visit the incredible ancient city of Troy
  • Step on Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of enormous significance to Australians and New Zealanders
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 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.

Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $799 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.

To purchase your single supplement please click here.

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without return international flights, please click on 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.
Please note, internal flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia is included for the Tour Only option.

Group Sizes: 10 – 20 guests

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: Dossi Dossi or similar
Cappadocia: Exedra or similar
Konya: Şems-i Tebrizi or similar
Antayla: Aspen or similar
Pamukkale: Hierapark or similar
Izmir: Izmir Ibis or similar
Canakkale: Grand Anzac or similar

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Maximum room capacity: 2 people 

Triple Share: Not available 

Child policy: Same price as an adult – Minimum age 15 years.

Optional Tours:

Istanbul Night Tasting Trail – $145 per person
Hot Air Ballooning – $298 per person
Wine and Sunset tour – $111 per person
Whirling Dervish Show – $38 per person
Antalya Museum – $10 per person*
Visit the Greco-Roman city of Aspendos – $10 per person* 
Explore the ancient Anatolian city of Perga – $10 per person* 
Take a relaxing boat trip on the wondrous turquoise waters of Antalya’s coast– $38 per person 
Admire the majestic Düden Waterfalls – $1 per person* 
Explore the Pisidian city of Termessos in the Taurus Mountains – $3 per person* 
Carpet Demonstration in Bergama – free entry 

All optional tours must be booked and paid for on tour. Your tour leader will be happy to accommodate your request.

*Entrance fee only, please speak to your tour leader for transportation and local guides if required. 

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. 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 $10) per person per day

Driver (Provides chauffeur services and limited assistance with luggage): US $3 (NZD $5) per person per day, US $2 (NZD $3) 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 $5) per person per day of sightseeing, US $2 (NZD $3) 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 great value 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:

25 March 
22 April 
6 May 
13 May 
20 May 
17 June 
8 July 
12 August 
2 September 
9 September 
7 October 
14 October 

Surcharges may 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 with Emirates Airlines and their codeshare or similar (Etihad, Qatar Airways or similar if unavailable)
  • Wellington and Christchurch customers – A $200 interstate surcharge per person applies 
  • Including maximum 15kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

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 Emirates flights; including at least 23kg checked luggage, plus return private airport transfers
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • 12 nights’ standard and deluxe twin share accommodation, including 2 nights in a luxurious ancient stone hotel
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 8 lunches and 6 dinners, plus a Welcome Dinner with your group
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
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