Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights

10 day Taste of Turkey tour including Emirates flights, 4-5 star accommodation, transfers, breakfasts, professional guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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$2,799
10 days | per person twin share | | Typically $3,415
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  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
  • 10 Day Taste of Turkey with Emirates flights
 
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Highlights

 

Turkey is jam-packed with epic landscapes, both diverse and mesmerisingly beautiful, and is full of intriguing history, rich with buzzing cities and bursting with must-do activities. If it’s not already on your must-see list of 2018, it should be. 

You’ll never tire of the spectacular culinary delicacies on offer, or of the golden beaches or dazzling hinterland

Sample the very best bits of this beautiful country with a 10 day Taste of Turkey tour

Be moved by the emotion-filled beaches of Gallipoli, tour the city of Istanbul, take in the beauty of the Blue Mosque and be awed by the Roman-era Hippodrome. Take in the ruins of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, wander the streets of UNESCO site, Ephesus, and discover the ancient city of Hierapolis, plus so much more.

Your package includes return international Emirates flights, 4-5 star accommodation, transfers, breakfasts, in-depth sightseeing, transportation and more.

See Inclusions for more. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Istanbul

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Turkish adventure! 

Day 2: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain.

Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar

Day 3: Istanbul (B)

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and a highlight, the Blue Mosque. İstanbul’s most photogenic building was the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I (r 1603–17), whose tomb is located on the north side of the site facing Sultanahmet Park. The mosque’s wonderfully curvaceous exterior features a cascade of domes and six slender minarets. Blue İznik tiles adorn the interior and give the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar

Day 4: Istanbul – Gallipoli Battlefields – Canakkale (B,D)

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly and some of the original trenches and tunnels. 

Tonight we overnight in Canakkale located on the Dardanelles Strait and close to the archaeological site of Troy.

Hotel: Iris Hotel or similar

Day 5: Canakalle – Troy – Acropolis of Pergamum – Kusadasi (B,D)

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. With its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Immortalised by the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C.

We then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. 

Hotel: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 6: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Kusadasi (B,D)

Today, absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. A UNESCO site, the Ancient City of Ephesus is an outstanding example of a Roman port city. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. 

Hotel: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 7: Kusadasi – Hierapolis – Pamukkale (B,D)

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. 

Hotel: Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar

Day 8: Pamukkale – Bursa – Istanbul (B,D)

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. Once upon a time, it was a place where pod (silkworm cocoon) was sold. The silk fabrics obtained the cocoons played the first role to be a textile centre of Bursa. After, we continue back to Istanbul.

Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar

Day 9: Istanbul –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 

Day 10: Australia (B)

Arrive home today.

 

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Istanbul

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Turkish adventure! 

Day 2: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain.

Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar

Day 3: Istanbul (B)

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and a highlight, the Blue Mosque. İstanbul’s most photogenic building was the grand project of Sultan Ahmet I (r 1603–17), whose tomb is located on the north side of the site facing Sultanahmet Park. The mosque’s wonderfully curvaceous exterior features a cascade of domes and six slender minarets. Blue İznik tiles adorn the interior and give the building its unofficial but commonly used name.

Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar

Day 4: Istanbul – Gallipoli Battlefields – Canakkale (B,D)

One of the most emotionally touching places in Turkey, today we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston’s Jolly and some of the original trenches and tunnels. 

Tonight we overnight in Canakkale located on the Dardanelles Strait and close to the archaeological site of Troy.

Hotel: Iris Hotel or similar

Day 5: Canakalle – Troy – Acropolis of Pergamum – Kusadasi (B,D)

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse. With its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Immortalised by the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C.

We then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. 

Hotel: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 6: Kusadasi – Ephesus – Kusadasi (B,D)

Today, absorb yourself in history with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. A UNESCO site, the Ancient City of Ephesus is an outstanding example of a Roman port city. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. 

Hotel: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar

Day 7: Kusadasi – Hierapolis – Pamukkale (B,D)

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. 

Hotel: Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar

Day 8: Pamukkale – Silk Road – Konya – Cappadocia (B,D)

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. The Silk Road was a network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce. The network was used regularly from 130 BCE, when the Han officially opened trade with the west, to 1453 CE, when the Ottoman Empire boycotted trade with the west and closed the routes. 

Hotel: Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar

Day 9: Cappadocia – Goreme – Cappadocia (B,D)

Today we make our way to Cappadocia. Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys. Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by the human history here. People have long utilised the region’s soft stone, seeking shelter underground and leaving the countryside scattered with fascinating cavern architecture. Explore the many levels of an underground city.

Hotel: Elevres Stone House Hotel or similar

Day 10: Cappadocia – Ankara (B,D)

Early morning today, depart to the nation’s capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Ataturk was a revolutionary who helped establish the Republic of Turkey. He was Turkey’s first president, and his reforms modernized the country. After, we continue on to Istanbul.

Hotel: Elevres Stone House Hotel or similar

Day 11: Istanbul – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

After breakfast our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends and are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 

Hotel: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar

Day 12: Australia (B)

Arrive home today.

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights twin share 4-5 star accommodation throughout
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Professional escorted tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entry fees 

Highlights:

  • Be awed by Istanbul straddling both Europe and Asia on the might Bosphorus river
  • See the photo perfect Blue Mosque and the Roman-era Hippodrome
  • Be moved by the emotionally charged beaches of Gallipoli
  • Visit the place of one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Troy
  • Wander the streets of the UNESCO site of Ephesus and the ruins of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”
  • Cool your feet in the white calcium terraces of Pammukkale

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • 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 $499 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • 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.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until your final payment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Documentation

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: 

10 Day – $399 per person in addition to the twin share price. You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here.
12 Day – $549 per person in addition to the twin share price. You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size: 2 – 20 pax

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: To purchase this tour as land only (no flights) by clicking here.

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.

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: Sirkeci Mansion Hotel or similar
Canakkale: Iris Hotel or similar
Kusadasi: Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel or similar
Pumukkale: Colossae Thermal Hotel or similar
Cappadoca: Elevres Stone House Hotel or similar

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visa: For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

If you are needing assistance with your Visa, please request it upon submitting your booking form.

Refund Policy: 

Bookings may be cancelled with a full refund of the deposit provided the cancellation occurs strictly within 48 hours from the time of purchase. All cancellation requests must be made in writing inside of this period to qualify for the refund request. Otherwise, deals purchased from Webjet Exclusives after the 48-hour period has surpassed are strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Please note that if you have selected a departure date that is inside 70 days of departure, strictly no refund will be applicable as we begin to make arrangements for your booking immediately.

Circumstances that do not qualify for Refunds:

  • Where you have contacted Webjet Exclusives after the conclusion of the deal or Book By Date;
  • Where you have failed to read the Specific Terms and Conditions of the offer (located under the “Fine Print” and “Flight Info” tabs on the deal page of our Website on the day of the offer), and the General Terms and Conditions;
  • If you have failed to complete and submit our Travel Partners Booking Form as required in order to secure your preferred departure date;
  • If you have failed to make payment within the advertised payment terms and your booking has been automatically cancelled as a result;
  • If an optional tour or tour extension request cannot be confirmed on your booking (for whatever reason);
  • If you change your mind after you have purchased a deal (for whatever reason);
  • If the tour or stay did not meet your general expectations (for whatever reason);
  • If you have had a dispute with the business on behalf of whom we are advertising the offer; or
  • If the Business does not have availability to redeem your voucher because you have not attempted to make a booking within a reasonable period of time or by the Book By Date advised on the deal page.
  • If you have selected a departure date that is inside 70 days of departure, as mentioned above 

 

 

Travel Dates

 

2 March 2018
9 March 2018
16 March 2018
23 March 2018
30 March 2018
6 April 2018
13 April 2018
27 April 2018
4 May 2018
11 May 2018
18 May 2018
25 May 2018
1 June 2018
8 June 2018
15 June 2018
22 June 2018
29 June 2018
6 July 2018
13 July 2018
20 July 2018
27 July 2018
3 August 2018
10 August 2018
17 August 2018
24 August 2018
31 August 2018
7 September 2018
14 September 2018
21 September 2018
28 September 2018
5 October 2018
12 October 2018
19 October 2018
26 October 2018
2 November 2018
9 November 2018
16 November 2018
23 November 2018

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

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

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

Please note not all dates are available on each travel style. Available dates may differ between Essential, Classic and Signature. Please refer to the availability calendar for accurate availability.

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates (Subject to availability)
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your booking form and your booking is confirmed, no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

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

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • 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.
  • Please note that stopovers are not permitted and you will be flying directly in and out of the cities outlined in the tour itinerary. If you wish to add a stopover to your flights, we recommend you book LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the tour.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. 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 the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • 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 extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to 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 2nd Instalment has been paid.
  • 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.
  • Please note that stopovers are not permitted and you will be flying directly in and out of the cities outlined in the tour itinerary. If you wish to add a stopover to your flights, we recommend you book LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the tour.

 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.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the 2nd Instalment has been paid.
  • 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 confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.
  • Please note that stopovers are not permitted and you will be flying directly in and out of the cities outlined in the tour itinerary. If you wish to add a stopover to your flights, we recommend you book LAND ONLY and arrange your own International Flights to meet the tour.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, 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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  • Return international airfares
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights twin share 4-5 star accommodation throughout
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Professional escorted tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All entry fees
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