15 day Majestic Turkey tour with Emirates flights

15 day Majestic Turkey tour including Emirates flights, accommodation, transfers, breakfasts, professional guides, 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
 

Highlights

 

Journey through the beautiful Middle East with a 15 day Majestic Turkey tour.

Arrive in stunning Istanbul and explore the mighty Grand Bazaar, a place filled with over 3,000 stalls full of handcrafted jewellery, textiles, books and more. Smell the intense fragrances of the many spices that line the Spice Market and see the impressive Sulemaniye Mosque. Travel to Cappadocia by plane and stay in a world-famous cave hotel, crafted from ancient stone. 

Visit Göreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and try your hand at pottery making in Avanos, before admiring the beautiful Kizilcukur Valley. Immerse yourself in the culture and sights of Konya and take a scenic drive along the coast to Antalya. See Hadrians Gate, the old Roman Harbour and more, before soaking up the beauty of Pamukkale.

Adventure to Izmir, stopping at Sardis on the way. Tour the Museum in Ephesus and indulge in a tasting of delicious wines in Sirince, and learn about the history of Pergamon and Troy, the famous city attacked during the Trojan War. Pay your respects as we journey along the Gallipoli Peninsula in Canakkale, remembering those who lost their lives in the Great War.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Istanbul

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Turkish holiday.

Day 2: Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! Arrive at Ataturk International Airport and be transferred to your hotel. You are then at leisure to enjoy Istanbul, the continent-straddling metropolis that the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans have called home. Later today, join your fellow group members for a Welcome meeting with your tour leader at 6pm. 

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)

You will start your journey in the footsteps of the city’s most famous ruler. Head to Sultanahmet (also known as the Old City, formerly Constantinople), where ancient empires based themselves and historical sites intertwine with backstreets filled with hidden gems. Here you’ll visit the jaw-dropping Hagia Sophia, whose stunning construction is said to have changed the history of architecture. When not erecting splendid buildings, the Byzantine Emperors loved a bit of entertainment, and the hippodrome was their stadium. Inspect some of the decorative statues and obelisks that remain from a time when this now tree-lined land would hold thousands of chariot racing fans.  

Continue the tour with a visit to the almighty Grand Bazaar, packed with over 3,000 stalls of handcrafted jewellery, textiles and books. Enjoy some free time at the nearby Spice Market to explore on your own. Then comes the Suleymaniye Mosque, crowning one of Istanbul’s seven hills and dominating the Golden Horn – a landmark for the entire city. Though it’s not the largest of the Ottoman mosques, it is certainly one of the grandest and most beautiful. It’s also unusual in that many of its original külliye (mosque complex) buildings have been retained and sympathetically adapted for reuse. 

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

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

This morning, you will be transferred to Ataturk Airport for you onward flight to Cappadocia. Beat the crowds as you replace a full day’s bus drive typically arranged by other operators with convenient plane transfers for maximum value! After you settle to your beautiful rooms at one of the world-famous cave hotels made from ancient stone, your tour leader will take you out for local lunch. 

One of Turkey’s Unesco World Heritage sites, the Göreme Open-Air Museum is an essential stop on any Cappadocian itinerary. First an important Byzantine monastic settlement that housed some 20 monks, then a pilgrimage site from the 17th century, this splendid cluster of monastic Byzantine artistry with its rock-cut churches, chapels and monasteries is 1km uphill from Göreme’s centre. You will continue your tour with a stop at Avanos where you can try your hands at pottery making. Avanos with the Red River crossing by is famous for its red clay worldwide. Finish the day with a traditional Turkish Night as you experience local customs and traditions. 

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) 

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast and go for a walk to the most beautiful valley in Cappadocia, Kizilcukur. You’ll see fascinating rock formations such as cones, peaks and fairy chimneys, as well as manmade cave chapels from early Christian times. Around noon, your tour leader will take you to the enchanting underground complex of Kaymaklı with its miraculously well-maintained structure. One of the most famous and wonderful underground cities in Cappadocia, Kaymaklı is situated on Ihlara Road and protected by the UNESCO World Heritage initiative. Established under a great hill well known as the Citadel or Sanctuary of Kaymaklı, the city’s history dates to the Hittites and Phrygians Period in B.C. 3000.  The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Optional tour (at own expense): Hot Air Ballooning

Early birds have the option of taking a hot air balloon over the otherworldly Cappadocian landscape. The scene at sunrise is sure to take your breath away. Please note this activity can only be booked locally. Please speak to your tour leader for details. It is important you arrange this on day 1 of the tour due to high demand and limited availability. 

Optional tour (at own expense): Wine and sunset tour
Optional tour (at own expense): Whirling Dervish Show 

Day 6: Cappadocia – Konya (B,L,D) 

Today’s itinerary starts with a 3-hour transfer to Konya. Upon arrival, freshen up and enjoy lunch before heading to Mevlana Museum which is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Later this evening, join your tour leader for a taste of local food culture to round off the day. 

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) 

Heading down to the coast we take a 4-hour scenic drive to the jewel in the Mediterranean crown – Antalya. Following lunch, join an afternoon walk to see Hadrians Gate, the old Roman Harbour and the stunning turquoise waters.  

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) 

Today is a free day for you to enjoy the Mediterranean coast at leisure. 

Optional tour (at own expense): Antalya Museum
Optional tour (at own expense): Visit the Greco-Roman city of Aspendos
Optional tour (at own expense): Explore the ancient Anatolian city of Perga
Optional tour (at own expense): Take a relaxing boat trip on the coast’s wondrous turquoise waters
Optional tour (at own expense): Admire the majestic Düden Waterfalls
Optional tour (at own expense): Explore the Pisidian city of Termessos in the Taurus Mountains 

Day 9: Antalya – Pamukkale (B,L,D) 

After breakfast, take a 3.5-hour transfer to Pamukkale. Enjoy a hearty lunch at the hotel, then join your tour leader for a trip to Hierapolis. The surreal, brilliant white travertine terraces and warm, limpid pools of Pamukkale hang, like the petrified cascade of a mighty waterfall, from the rim of a steep valley side in Turkey’s picturesque southwest. Truly spectacular, the geological phenomenon that is Pamukkale, literally “Cotton Castle” in Turkish, is also the site of the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Greek-Roman city of Hierapolis. With such a unique combination of natural and man-made wonders it is little wonder that Pamukkale-Hierapolis has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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) 

A 3.5-hour drive will take you to Izmir today, stopping at Sardis on the way. Sardis was an important ancient city and capital of the kingdom of Lydia, located in western Anatolia, present-day Sart. Its strategic location made it a central point connecting the interior of Anatolia to the Aegean coast. Throughout the course of history, control of Sardis changed many times, but it always maintained a high status among cities. Upon arrival in İzmir, your tour leader will take you on an orientation walk across the city. In the evening, indulge in delicious local seafood for 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) 

Start your day with an excursion to Ephesus, which was built in the 10th century BC on the site of the former Arzawan capital by Attic and Ionian Greek colonists. During the Classical Greek era it was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. The city flourished after it came under the control of the Roman Republic and was later famed for the nearby Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Among many other monumental buildings are the Library of Celsus, and a theatre capable of holding 25,000 spectators. Lunch will be served near the famous Sleepers cave (The “Seven Sleepers” were seven young men who had been walled up in a cave during the persecutions under Decius. They fell asleep, miraculously waking up in the time of Theodosius II).  

Continue your tour with a visit to the Ephesus Museum, housing finds from the nearby Ephesus excavation site. Its best-known exhibit is the statue of Artemis retrieved from the temple of the goddess in Ephesus. Continue to Sirince and enjoy a tasting of delicious local wines.  Look forward to dinner in Selcuk and return to your hotel after a long and breathtaking day. 

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

Leave Izmir behind this morning and take a 1.5-hour drive to the Pergamon ancient site. During the Hellenistic period, it became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon under the Attalid dynasty, who transformed it into one of the major cultural centres of the Greek world. Many remains of its impressive monuments can still be seen today, particularly the outstanding masterpiece of the Pergamon Altar. Pergamon is cited in the Book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia. After lunch, continue the tour with the transfer to Troy. Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city attacked in the Trojan War, a popular story in the mythology of ancient Greece, and the name given to the archaeological site in the north-west of Asia Minor (now Turkey) which has revealed a large and prosperous city occupied over millennia. Round off the day with a quick transfer to Canakkale for an orientation walk around the city. The evening is free at your leisure.   

Optional tour (at own expense): Carpet Demonstration in Bergama 

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) 

Visit the Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of enormous significance to Australians and New Zealanders. Turkey’s most westerly point may feel serene despite its dark history as a major backdrop of the Great War. You’ll visit the beach and cemeteries of Anzac Cove, then head up the hill to pay homage at the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair memorials. From the Ataturk Memorial, you can look down on the blue waters of the Dardanelles and see them in a more sombre light. You’ll find the remnants of trenches used by the Turkish soldiers around this area. After touring the former battlefields, take a 4.5-hour drive back to Istanbul, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening.  Your tour leader will be inviting you to his favourite restaurant for a special farewell dinner tonight!  

Hotel: Dossi Dossi (or similar)

 Day 14: Istanbul –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Bid farewell to Turkey today and take a transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. 

Day 15: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • One way Istanbul to Cappadocia airfares – whereas other operators put you through a full day’s bus journey, we have opted for convenient plane tickets to maximise your time exploring local sights
  • Return airport transfers
  • 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
  • English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the tour 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:

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. 
  • 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.

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

Single Supplement: $949 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 

To purchase your single supplement please click here 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 10 – 20 guests

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: To purchase this tour land only (no flights) please click here 

Optional Tours:

Istanbul Night Tasting Trail – $140 per person
Hot Air Ballooning – $288 per person
Wine and Sunset tour – $107 per person
Whirling Dervish Show – $33 per person
Antalya Museum – $9 per person*
Visit the Greco-Roman city of Aspendos – $9 per person*
Explore the ancient Anatolian city of Perga – $9 per person*
Take a relaxing boat trip on the wondrous turquoise waters of Antalya’s coast– $33 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. 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. 

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 Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

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

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

 

Travel Dates

 

20 February 2019
13 March 2019
27 March 2019
10 April 2019
24 April 2019
15 May 2019
22 May 2019
12 June 2019
19 June 2019
26 June 2019
10 July 2019
17 July 2019
24 July 2019
14 August 2019
21 August 2019
28 August 2019
4 September 2019
11 September 2019
9 October 2019
16 October 2019
13 November 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 with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg 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 international airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • One way Istanbul to Cappadocia airfares whereas other operators put you through a full day’s bus journey, we have opted for convenient plane tickets to maximise your time exploring local sights
  • Return airport transfers
  • 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
  • English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the tour itinerary

 

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