Wonderful Turkey

7 Days Tour

Istanbul | Kusadasi | Ephesus | Pamukkale | Cappadocia

Tour Overview

Early Bird Offer

Book 10 weeks in advance and get £40 OFF per adult and child

Book 8 weeks in advance and get £30 OFF per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

 

Istanbul

  • Guided Istanbul City Tour

  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise in the day

  • Topkapi Palace with entrance

  • Visits to: Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Spice Bazaar

 

Kusadasi

  • Tour of the Ancient city of Ephesus

  • Guided Pamukkale tour

 

Cappadoicia

  • Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City Visits OR Kaymakh

  • Pasabagi (Monk's Valley)

  • Devrent Valley

  • Fairy Chimneys

  • Avanos

 

Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in 4* hotel with breakfast

  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing where ever applicable

  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as per program

  • Private A/C vehicle for airport transfers based on your flight timings

  • Bosphurous Dinner cruise with soft drinks

  • 5 Indian dinners

  • Premieum services of Star Tours' tour manager

  • All tips and service charges included

  • *Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Izmir

 

Supplement charges may be applicable in case of increase in airfare.


 

Price Excludes

  • International flights

  • Turkey entry Visa & Insurance charges

  • Tips & items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

  • Anything not mentioned in the tour price includes column


 

Airport Information

• Pick up point will be Istanbu Airport

• Drop off point will be Ismir Airport

 

Notes

 

  • Please note the baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15 kg per adult and child and zero for infants

  • A supplement may apply for bookings received within 3 weeks of the departure date due to an increase in the domestic flight cost

Tour Itinerary


Day 1
Arrive Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive in Istanbul Airport ( IST ) or to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport ( SAW ), Our representative will meet you at the airport. Proceed to your hotel for check in.
Transfers will be done based on your flight arrival time.

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Day 2
Istanbul City Tour
After breakfast, our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - its three names span more than 2600 years, nearly 1600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known, Byzantine and Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. You will have some free time at the Grand Bazaar. Finaly enjoy dinner during your Bosphorus cruise before you head to you hotel.

B, CD

Day 3
ISTANBUL - CAPPADOCIA
Early morning check out and procced to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Upon arrival proceed for sightseeing. The famous fairy chimneys and fantastic colorful shapes of the landscape, make this region a natural wonder of the world. Relax and explore this historic, wondrous and romantic landscape
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Day 4
CAPPADOCIA
Very early departure for hot air ballooning (Optional) once in a life time experience to see amazing and spectacular landscape that has been sculpted by erosion over thousands of years.

After breakfast visit to Devrent Valley where various types of fairy chimneys are abundant. We will walk through this amazing valley. Thereafter visit Pasabagi (Monk's Valley) with multiple stems and caps, peculiar to this area. After visiting Pasabagi, drive to Avanos which is known for the pottery, a craft dating back to the Hittite period. The red clay which is worked by local craftsmen comes from the residue in the Kizilirmak River, the longest river of Turkey. Later proceed to Kaymakli or Ozkonak Underground cities. Thereafter time to take photos in the neighboring valleys
B, D

Day 5
CAPPADOCIA - KUSADASI (VIA ISTANBUL)
Early morning, check out and transfer to airport for flight to Izmir. Upon your arrival to Izmir meet you guide and drive to Ephesus. Visit Artemis Temple where is one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. Continue to Ephesus, walk through history along marble streets lined with some wonderful public buildings, among them The State Agora, Odeon, Memnius Monument, the Temple of Domitian, etc. Later drive to Kusadasi.


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Day 6
KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE - KUSADASI
Drive to Pamukkale for a days excursion. Discovery of Travertine terraces and Hierapolis. The travertine terraces at Pamukkale are one of the most spectacular natural wonders we ever have seen from various mineral springs in a vast white cliff side, about 200 m overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have dripped down over a series of terraced levels and created a fairyland of bizarre solidified cascades and shell-shaped basins. It looks like creations from snow or like balls from cotton, which gave the scenery the Turkish name Pamukkale (cotton castle): Moreover the water in the basins is changing its color according to how the light enters.

B, D

Day 7
KUSADASI - IZMIR DEPARTURE
This morning check out and transfer to Izmir airport for your flight home. You departure transfers will be arranged based on your flight departure time.
If you wish to travel to Istanbul or any other destination, required arrangements can be made subject to availability and at an additional cost.


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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner, CD=Continental Dinner

Other Information

2024 USD - Dates & Prices

DEPARTURE DATES

ADULT

CHILD (2-11)

MAR - 29

$1945.00

$1685.00

APR - 03, 27

$1945.00

$1685.00

MAY - 03, 23

$1945.00

$1685.00

JUN - 14

$1945.00

$1685.00

JUL - 27

$1945.00

$1685.00

AUG - 16

$1945.00

$1685.00

SEP - 12

$1945.00

$1685.00

OCT - 25

$1945.00

$1685.00

Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $455 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person(s) excluding infants

Single supplement will be an additional $755

We can customize your Turkey tour to suit your requirements, with hotels, extended sightseeing etc. Should you wish to travel on an alternative date, the tour costs will increase depending on your group size/travel date. On the last day of the tour, please ensure your return flight is after 13:00 hours.

Early Bird Offer

Early bird Offer

Book 10 weeks in advance and

 get $50 OFF per adult and child

Book 8 weeks in advance and

 get $40 OFF per adult and child



Country Details

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

TURKEY

ANKARA

TRY

No

UTC + 3

230V,

50Hz

+90


TURKEY

Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani; Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black Sea to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant importance.

Currency

The local currency is the Turkish Lira (TRY) Turkish Lira banknotes exist in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100. ATMs accept foreign debit and credit cards including Switch, Maestro and Cirrus, and can be found throughout the Turkey, in shopping malls, hotels and petrol stations.

Additional Excursions

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

Food

Turkish food is among the best in the world and is sometimes ranked alongside French and Chinese as one of the world's three great cuisines.

The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel, and is usually an extended continental breakfast, so it will include tea, coffee, breads, cereals, fruit, etc.

Lunches and dinners often consist of fried vegetables such as eggplant (aubergine) and peppers or potatoes served with yogurt and tomato sauce. Meneman and cilbir are typical summer dishes, based on eggs.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

UK Residents

Turkey

Hotels

Not all hotels in this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s) excluding infants.

Other Advisories

General

Once in Turkey, you must carry your passport with you at all times.

Taxis and mini-buses often over charge tourists. You should agree a charge with the driver before the journey commences and ensure that a seat belt is worn at all times.

Sensible precautions should always be taken when in unfamiliar surroundings. Take care of your passport and valuables, use hotel safes and beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers.

You should avoid political gatherings and demonstrations, and respect any advice or instruction from the local authorities.

Clothing

In spring and autumn you may encounter rain, and the air may be cool or even chilly at night, but comfortable during the day; bring a warm jacket or a sweater and windbreaker.

In In Southeastern Turkey there will be little rain, and warm weather, so pack as for a mild summer.

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

Passengers should arrive at the requested airport, you will meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

Baggage

Baggage allowance on domestic flights will be 15kg, Please ensure you adhere to current aviation regulations. Please remember that passengers' will have to carry their luggage to and from the coach to the hotel room.

Visas & Passport

Entry requirements for American and British Passports holders: Visas are not required for travel by UK passport holders endorsed British Citizen, Passport must be valid for six months beyond intended travel.

Entry requirements for Indian Passport Holders: Passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. Visas are required and are issued upon arrival for tourist stay of max. 30 days. For other nationalities please call our office for further information.

Weather

In Istanbul and around the Sea of Marmara the climate is moderate. In winter 4 degrees and summer 27 degrees (39 & 80 Fahrenheit). In Western Turkey there is a mild Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of 9 degrees in winter and 29 degrees in summer. The climate in the Black Sea area is wet, warm and humid.

Wheelchairs

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

Home Pick-Ups

The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service.

Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Pick-Up points

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.


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