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The Very Best of Turkey: A 12-Day Tour Through History and Culture

Unveil the treasures of Turkey on an unforgettable 12-day tour taking you from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Experience the journey of a lifetime through some of the country's most fascinating sights including Gallipoli, Pamukkale, Troy and more. Includes 11 nights of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners, sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned motor coach, the services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout the tour and more.

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Inclusion Highlights:
  • Package valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages (single traveller option available, see ‘Fine Print’ for details)
  • 11 nights of hotel accommodation including: three nights in Istanbul, one night in Canakkale, two nights in Izmir, two nights in Antalya, two nights in Cappadocia, one night in Ankara
  • Daily breakfast, one lunch and nine dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

In a unique journey of surprise and discovery, uncover one of the most captivating destination in the world, Turkey: a spectacular destination blending different cultures, history, modern-day attractions and culinary delights of all sorts. Let history unfold in front of your eyes through the archaeological splendour of Istanbul, Pamukkale, Troy and Cappadocia; while authentic local produce is served up with a healthy dose of famous Turkish hospitality.

What You’ll Love...

The Experiences – Explore vibrant cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites around the country

As you walk the streets of Istanbul, experience the vibrant atmosphere of this city, where the air is rich with local spices, the sites replete with ancient wonders, and colourful bazaars dazzle with a wonderful array of Ottoman jewellery, beautifully handcrafted ceramics and the heady aroma of Turkish coffee. Take in the stunning construction of the Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior, the Spice Market and the Hippodrome.

Visit Gallipoli, the scene of one of the most epic battles in World War I history, and pay your respects to the fallen soldiers in this unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia in World War I. See the famous Lone Pine Cemetry and Chunuk Bair where the battle between the British Empire and the Ottoman defenders took place.

Relive the heyday of Troy, the epic stage of heroes’ deeds, the 4000-year-old city immortalized in Homer’s epic poem 'The Iliad'. Discover the legendary center of the Trojan War before heading to Izmir - Turkey’s third largest city where you will spend a full day at leisure amid its rich and fascinating heritage.

Pay a visit to the city of Pamukkale, with its tiered white lime terraces and thermal pools, and wander the ruins of the ancient spa city of Hierapolis or the 'Holy City' - a striking archeological feat and UNESCO World Heritage Listed site.

Marvel at the unique landscape of the Cappadocia region with its tall volcanic spires, high plateaus and deep valleys gloriously bathed in light. The region is famous for its dreamlike vistas of hot air balloons filling the skies, and you’ll have the option to take a flight of your own if you’d like (additional charge applies).

When in Ankara, discover the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence, also founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. Marvel at this majestic monument, considered one of the most remarkable engineering projects in the country, as you discover the incredible history behind it.

Your Package Includes:

  • 11 nights of hotel accommodation including: three nights in Istanbul, one night in Canakkale, two nights in Izmir, two nights in Antalya, two nights in Cappadocia, one night in Ankara
  • Daily breakfast, one lunch and nine dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • All hotel taxes, fees, porterage & service charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

The ’7-day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

7; 8; 15; 17; 21; 28 April 2020

5; 13; 20; 27 May 2020

3; 12; 17; 26 June 2020

1; 3; 8; 15; 24; 31 July 2020

7; 14; 21; 26 August 2020

2; 9; 11; 16; 18; 22; 25 September 2020

7; 13; 16; 20; 28 October 2020

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Istanbul for your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$850 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.

Booking Conditions: The tour operator will be in touch within 72 hours of purchasing the package. The booking forms must be returned to the tour operator within 7 days of purchasing the package. Reservations cannot be made until the booking form is returned to the tour operator.

Maximum tour group size is 40 people.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults. Three people can be accommodated on request sleeping on a rollaway or sofa bed but this is strictly at the discretion of each hotel and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour company directly if you wish to make this request.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:


  • Novotel Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul
  • Kolin Hotel, Canakkale
  • Movenpick Hotel Izmir, Izmir
  • The Marmara Antalya Hotel, Antalya
  • Dinler Hotel Urgup or Kapadokya Lodge, Cappadocia
  • Swissotel Ankara, Ankara
  • Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul


  • Millennium Golden Horn Hotel, Istanbul
  • Kolin Hotel, Canakkale
  • Park Inn by Radisson Izmir, Izmir
  • Akra Barut Hotel, Antalya
  • Perissia Hotel, Cappadocia
  • Movenpik Hotel Ankara, Ankara
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Pera, Istanbul


  • Legacy Ottoman Hotel, Istanbul
  • Kolin Hotel, Canakkale
  • Anemon Fuar Hotel or Park Inn by Radisson Izmir, Izmir
  • The Marmara Hotel Antalya, Antalya
  • Dinler Hotel Urgup, Cappadocia
  • Holiday Inn Ankara - Cukurambar, Ankara
  • Barcelo Istanbul, Istanbul

Hotels listed are guaranteed unless booked out or in the case of force majeure.

Please note: Disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

Please note, the following are NOT included in your package:

  • Optional tours - please refer to the itinerary for optional tours
  • Meals that are not listed
  • Cost of Visa for Turkey: please apply for your visa here
  • Any personal expenses

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

Please note this tour is not operated by Luxury Escapes. You will be contacted post-purchase with further details.

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