15 day Majestic Turkey tour with flights

Including Emirates flights, transfers, all accommodation, delicious daily breakfast, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates 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 fly out to Istanbul, Turkey.

Please note some flights may depart 1 day earlier

Day 2: Istanbul

Arrive in Turkey today! A transfer will meet you and take you to the hotel. Any spare time is at your leisure before you reconvene at the hotel at 6pm for a welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. . 

Hotel: Dossi Dossi (or similar)

Located in the prominent Sultanahmet district, Dosso Dossi Hotels Old City is within walking distance of many historic sites and the ideal base from which to explore this historic city. Property facilities include a Turkish bath, sauna, and a fitness centre. 

Day 3: Istanbul (B)

Head out into Istanbul for your first full day of exploration. Learn about this city’s incredible history and be shown its labyrinth of winding back streets. Swing past Hagia Sophia and see the remains of the hippodrome. Continue to the Grand Bazaar, the famous market spanning more than 3000 stalls, before moving to the Suleymaniye Mosque.

Optional tour (at own expense): Istanbul Night Tasting Trail 

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. 

Hotel: Exedra (or similar)

In the town of Ortahisar; which means ‘middle fortress’ as a reference to its towering volcanic rock formation, Exedra Cappadocia recovers the history of the ancient culture buried deep within the soils of Cappadocia. 

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.

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. Please note that this activity can only be booked locally and is subject to availability. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Wine and Sunset Tour

Additional cost applies.

Optional: Whirling Dervish Show

Additional cost applies.

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. 

Hotel: Şems-i Tebrizi (or similar)

This elegant hotel enjoys a charming design. The guest rooms have been designed with functionality and modernity in mind, ideal for the discerned traveller. 

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  

Hotel: Aspen (or similar)

Strategically located, you are surrounded by the beautiful scene of the Toros Mountains, Kaleici and the Marina. The garden area with its tranquil ambience presents an ideal spot to replenish your energy levels.  

Day 8: Antalya (B) 

You have the whole day as free time to explore as you like. 

Optional: Antalya Museum

Additional cost applies.

Optional: Visit to Aspendos

Additional cost applies.

Optional: Visit to Perga

Additional cost applies.

Optional: A Boat Trip Around the Coast

Additional cost applies.

Optional: Visit to Duden Waterfalls 

Additional cost applies.

Optional: Visit to Termessos in the Taurus Mountains

Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Antalya – Pamukkale (B,L,D) 

There is a transfer to Pamukkale after breakfast. Take 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. 

Hotel: Hierapark (or similar) 

A luxury accommodation with spa and thermal facilities, Hierapark has welcomed guests in Pamukkale since 2017, proudly representing one of the newest additions in the area. 

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. 

Hotel: Izmir Ibis (or similar)

Located in Izmir city centre, this property offers all the required amenities for a pleasant stay, such as open buffet breakfast, free WIFI and air conditioning throughout. 

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.

Hotel: Grand Anzac (or similar)

Surrounded by shops and dining options, this relaxed hotel on a bustling city street is in the perfect position for a convenient stroll along the main roads. 

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. 

Hotel: Dossi Dossi (or similar)

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.

Day 15: New Zealand 

Arrive home today.

Please note some flights may arrive 1 day later. 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights; plus all internal flights and airport transfers
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation, including 2 nights in a luxurious ancient stone hotel
  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout

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:

To book your Tour:

  • 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 are 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.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: $999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 

To purchase your single supplement please click here

Triple Share: Not available 

Minimum Age: 15 years. Same price as adults 

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Accommodation: 

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

Land Only: Please click on the yellow Land Only tab

Please note that by choosing this option your selected date will be treated as per the flight-inclusive itinerary

Optional Tours:

Istanbul Night Tasting Trail – $154 per person
Hot Air Ballooning – $316 per person
Wine and Sunset tour – $117 per person
Whirling Dervish Show – $36 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 coast’s wondrous turquoise waters – $36 per person 
Admire the majestic Düden Waterfalls – $1 per person 
Explore the Pisidian city of Termessos in the Taurus Mountains – $2 per person 
Carpet Demonstration in Bergama – free entry 

All optional tours must be booked and paid for on tour. Please see itinerary for more information. 

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.

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

 

Travel Dates

 

27 March 2019
24 April 2019
8 May 2019
15 May 2019
22 May 2019
19 June 2019
10 July 2019
24 July 2019
14 August 2019
4 September 2019
11 September 2019
9 October 2019
16 October 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

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 BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 
  • Return economy airfares departing Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch with Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airlines or similar
  • Including at least 23kg 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 

Flights:

  • 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 the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Emirates flights; plus all internal flights and airport transfers
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 20 people 
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation, including 2 nights in a luxurious ancient stone hotel
  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
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