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2017/18 Guaranteed Departure & Small Group Tours

TURKEY Escorted Tours & GULETS


WELCOME to our home Dear Guest, If you are dreaming of the trip of a lifetime, then it is my pleasure to invite you to join us for a unique experience in Turkey. We are proud to be the most well-known Australian operator for adventures and vacations in Turkey & beyond, and I am thrilled to announce that-- due to overwhelming demand--we will now be operating over 200 tours in 2017/2018. Since our inception in 2001, we have established an enviable reputation for providing Tailored, Small Group, Private and Specialty Tours to Turkey. For over 16 years, Fairy Chimneys Travel has set as its goal to define a new standard of travel. We have increasingly strengthened and polished our talents and, as a result, have enjoyed consistent growth year after year. Our philosophy is simple: We care! We listen to our clients, identify and understand their needs, deliver above and beyond their expectations, and consistently strive to provide unparalleled value. In April of 2015, Fairy Chimneys Travel privately chartered the luxury Azamara Journey cruisehip as its Anzac Centenary cruise. The ten day cruise ( from Athens to Istanbul staying at Gallipoli during Anzac Day on the 100th Anniversary of The Gallipoli Campaign ) was a great success. Over 600 guests visited the historic sites and paid their homage to the fallen soldiers. This once-in-a-lifetime experience was certainly a great success. We welcome you to visit our website so that you may acquaint yourself with our extensive variety of travel packages and destinations. We invite you to book with us and experience the convenience, reliability and expertise only Fairy Chimneys Travel can provide. Finally, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our esteemed clients, travel agents and our suppliers for their continued support, and for the level of faith and trust with which they have entrusted us. We are very fortunate to work and operate within a dynamic and inspiring industry, and it is a privilege to work alongside colleagues with such high standards and commitment to excellence. We very much look forward to being of service to you with the same philosophy in our 16th year. Warm regards, Marcus Falay Managing Director

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Small Group & Escorted Tours


Uchisar Castle


WHY TRAVEL WITH Us

Maiden Tower

It’s simple, really. We care. Fairy Chimneys Travel wants you to rave about visiting Turkey. So we go out of our way to make everything about your holiday a pleasure. From the moment you first get in touch. We’re really just your first taste of the warm, welcoming travel experience that is Turkey. Expertise

Choice

Value

Over 16 years, Fairy Chimneys Travel has been creating treasured Turkey tour experiences. Every member of the team has lived in or visited this absorbing destination. Each has a deep travel passion and desire to share with you the very best of Turkey. Your hopes for this custom tour are important to us, so we’ll be using all our skills and experience to fulfil every need.

We know that everyone has different ideas about what makes a great holiday. That’s why Fairy Chimneys Travel offers such a wide range of tours. Amongst our tour products you’ll find varied service levels, popular and out-of-the-way destinations, active or restful itineraries and much more. So whether you’re planning to visit Turkey for three days or three weeks, we have your tour.

One of the best reasons to visit Turkey is the fabulous standard of travel you’ll enjoy on any budget. A tour with Fairy Chimneys Travel can include contemporary dining, exhilarating activities and luxury accommodations. All for much less than you’d expect to pay. Then there’s the local shopping where you’ll find keenly priced leather goods, carpets and designer fashion.

make everything about your holiday a pleasure

Aphrodisias

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Small Group & Escorted Tours


WHY TRAVEL WITH Us

Ishakpasa Palace

Departure

Hotels

Groups

When you choose a Fairy Chimneys Tour, you really can start packing. Nothing is more disappointing than having your travel plans dashed because the tour of your choice is under-booked. There’s no need to worry about that. Every one of the exciting tours showcased in this booklet is Guaranteed Departure travel.

Fairy Chimneys Travel wants your tour to blend close cultural encounters, delectable new flavours, amazing fun activities and quietly classy accommodation. Our Small Group Tours feature authentic accommodation in exceptional locations. All feature private amenities and minimum deluxe standard, you will slumber in converted mansions, cave hotel and grand international chains. Escorted Tour selection features four and five star accommodation throughout. Some may be quaint buildings converted to boutique hotels while others are major international chains.

Over the years, we have been listening to our traveller’s feedback closely. Therefore, Fairy Chimneys Travel specialises in small group tours. Our most Small Group Tours is a maximum of 12 guests. Most Escorted Tours travel in groups with a maximum of 22 guests. While it is likely some fellow travellers will be Australian, you may also encounter other global travellers. An experienced local guide leads every expedition.

Bodrum

Pamukkale

Small Group & Escorted Tours

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Small Group & Escorted Tours

Ephesus


Turkey snapshot

Blue Mosque

Turkey is a favourite holiday destination for visitors from around the globe. Dubbed the ‘Cradle of Civilisations’, there’s millennia of history to explore. And that’s only the beginning. Possibly the friendliest people on earth, Turks are delighted to welcome visitors and share their fascinating homeland. In Turkey you’ll discover amazing hotels, enjoy fantastic value and have one of the world’s most memorable travel encounters.

Spice Bazaar

Adventure

History

Visitors to Turkey have a huge variety of activities to choose from. There’s balloon flights over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia, thrilling river rafting, scuba diving, the pristine coast and much more.

The age of empires is past but Turkey holds their secrets. Only here can you walk the ancient roads of Troy or see the world’s best preserved Roman frescoes. Not to forget the marvels of Old Istanbul.

Culture

Nature

A vibrant modern nation, Turkey is a cultural melting pot. No trip is complete without visiting a traditional Hamam. You’ll also love Turkey for its great shopping, lovely accommodation and tasty food.

In Turkey you’ll gaze into amazing landscapes, from sun and sea to pristine peaks. Breathe in fresh mountain air on a high country trek or discover the host of wildlife calling Blue Flag beaches home. Small Group & Escorted Tours

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Come and taste

the colour of

Turkey Friendliest People Delicious Food East Meets West Spectacular Vistas Rich in History

Spice Bazaar

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Small Small Group Group & & Escorted Escorted Tours Tours


Fairy Chimneys Travel tours offer you the very best of Turkey. Each tour paints an authentic picture, piece by piece, of this wonderfully immersive destination. Many also focus around a special interest. From the very first contact, you can expect Fairy Chimneys Travel to make everything about your holiday in Turkey an absolute pleasure. It’s just our way of introducing you to the generous, welcoming culture you’re about to encounter.

Cappadocia

Small Group & Escorted Tours

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TOURS OVERVIEW

BLACK SEA

Istanbul Gallipoli Troy

SEA OF MARMARA

Canakkale

Ankara

PergamumT U R K E Y Goreme Pamukkale Konya Hierapolis Kusadasi Aspendos Perge Bodrum Antalya Side Marmaris Fethiye

AEGEAN SEA

Cappadocia

Ephesus

Mt Nemrut

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Istanbul

Ephesus

Marmaris

Pamukkale

Konya

Cappadocia

Mt Nemrut

escorted TOURS Tour

Duration

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A$ Prices From

Group Size

8 Days / 7 Nights

12

$1,085

Max 20 People

12 Days / 11 Nights

13

$1,799

Max 20 People

Ancient Turkey

8 Days / 7 Nights

14

$1,429

Max 20 People

Magic Carpet

10 Days / 9 Nights

15

$1,499

Max 20 People

Black Sea Magic

10 Days / 9 Nights

16

$2,985

Max 20 People

Easymade Turkey

10 Days / 9 Nights

17

$2,259

Max 22 People

Classics of Turkey

11 Days / 10 Nights

18

$1,718

Max 52 People

Spirit of Turkey

12 Days / 11 Nights

19

$1,919

Max 20 People

Glories of Turkey

14 Days / 13 Nights

20

$2,189

Max 52 People

Flying Carpet

15 Days / 14 Nights

21

$2,489

Max 20 People

Authentic Adventure with blue cruise extension

15 Days / 14 Nights

22

$3,708

Max 22 People

Turkish Odyssey

17 Days / 16 Nights

23

$3,223

Max 22 People

Aegean Delight Turkey Undiscovered

Temple of Hadrian

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Small Group & Escorted Tours


TOURS OVERVIEW SMALL GROUP TOURS Tour

Duration

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A$ Prices From

Group Size

Enchanted Lantern

10 Days / 9 Nights

24

$2,405

Max 10 People

Persian Slipper

15 Days / 14 Nights

25

$3,265

Max 10 People

UNESCO Turkey

18 Days / 17 Nights

26

$3,990

Max 10 People

Crescent & Star

11 Days / 10 Nights

27

$2,165

Max 10 People

Treasures & Culinary Delights of Asia Minor

18 Days / 17 Nights

28

$6,989

Max 12 People

Turquoise Turkey

11 Days / 10 Nights

29

$2,215

Max 10 People

Occidental

7 Days / 6 Nights

30

$1,725

Max 10 People

Ancient Sites & Mysteries

10 Days / 9 Nights

31

$2,245

Max 10 People

Pergamum, Troy & Gallipoli

5 Days / 4 Nights

32

$990

Max 10 People

Saffron & Copper

8 Days / 7 Nights

33

$1,785

Max 10 People

Anzac Tours Tour

Duration

Page

A$ Prices From

Anzac 2017 The Digger

5 Days / 4 Nights

34

$729

Max 44 People

Group Size

Anzac 2017 The Special

8 Days / 7 Nights

35

$1,769

Max 52 People

Anzac 2017 Corporal

9 Days / 8 Nights

36

$1,325

Max 44 People

Anzac Day The Major

11 Days / 10 Nights

37

$1,915

Max 44 People

Mini Tours Tour

Duration

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A$ Prices From

Group Size

Istanbul Getaway

4 Days / 3 Nights

38

$425

Max 15-22 People

Gallipoli & Troy

2 Days / 1 Night

38

$388

Max 15-22 People

Atmospheric Interlude

4 Days / 3 Nights

39

$695

Max 15-22 People

Sunrise by Mt. Nemrut

2 Days / 1 Night

39

$497

Max 15-22 People

Aegean Explorer

5 Days / 4 Nights

40

$815

Max 15-22 People

Trooper Tour Istanbul to Pamukkale

5 Days / 4 Night

40

$749

Max 15-22 People

Antalya Getaway

4 Days / 3 Nights

41

$476

Max 15-22 People

Aegean & Ephesus

3 Days / 2 Nights

41

$798

Max 15-22 People

Cabin Charter Gulets Duration

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A$ Prices From

Marmaris to Fethiye

Tour

4 Days / 3 Nights

42

$446

Bodrum - Gulf of Gokova Bodrum

8 Days / 7 Nights

43

$477

Bodrum - North Dodecanese Bodrum

8 Days / 7 Nights

44

$885

Bodrum - South Dodecanese - Bodrum

8 Days / 7 Nights

45

$708

Ephesus

Small Group & Escorted Tours

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ESCORTED TOURS

AEGEAN DELIGHT PREMIUM | 8 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Bursa Grand Mosque

Itinerary Day1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. B

Day 7: Bursa, Istanbul

Today you head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa to visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. B

Day 8: Istanbul

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

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

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, original trenches and tunnels. B, D

Day 4: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. B, D

Istanbul Gallipoli Troy Pergamum Ephesus Kusadasi

Day 5: Ephesus, Kusadasi

2017 Departures

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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Small Group & Escorted Tours

Pamukkale Hierapolis

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. 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. 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. B, D

Bursa

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Jan 07,14,21,28 • Feb 04,11,18,25 • Mar 04,11

$1,085

$400

• Mar 18,25 • Apr 01,04,08,11,15,18,25,29 • May 02,06,09, 13,16,20, 23,27,30 • Jun 03,06,10,13,17,20,24,27 • Jul 01,04,08, 11,15,18,22,25,29 • Aug 01,05,08,12,15,19,22,26,29 • Sep 02, 05,09,12,16,19,23,26,30 • Oct 03,07,10,14,17,21,24,28,31

$1,239

$500

• Nov 04,11,18,25 • Dec 02,09,16,23

$1,085

$400

• Dec 30

$1,239

$500


ESCORTED TOURS

TURKEY UNDISCOVERED TOUR PREMIUM | 12 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Enjoy timeless landmarks and unforgettable cultural encounters on this classic journey through the remarkable destination of Turkey. Itinerary Day 1: Gallipoli Battlefields

Early morning departure to Gallipoli from Istanbul. Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight in Canakkale. D

Day 2: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight in Kusadasi. B,D

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. 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. Overnight Kusadasi. B,D

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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. Overnight Pamukkale. B,D

Saklikent George

which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot. Overnight Antalya. B,D

Day 11: Ihlara Valley, Underground City

Day 9: Konya, Cappadocia

Day 12: Ankara

Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. Overnight in Cappadocia.B,D

Day 10: Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! Overnight in Cappadocia. B,D

Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city. Overnight in Cappadocia. B,D Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Our tour concludes with the arrival to Istanbul at approximartely 7 pm. B

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 5: Aphrodisias, Fethiye

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way. Overnight Fethiye. B

Day 6: Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey's highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon. Overnight Fethiye. B

Day 7: Kayakoy, Antalya

Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way. Overnight Antalya. B,D

Day 8: Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos

2017 Departures • Apr 10,24, • May 08,22 •Jun 05,19 • Jul 03,17,31 • Aug 14,28 • Sep 11,25 • Oct 09,23

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,799

$760

Small Group & Escorted Tours

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ESCORTED TOURS

ANCIENT TURKEY PREMIUM | 8 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Göreme, Cappadocia

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

Tour the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'. Overnight Istanbul. B

Day 3: Ankara, Cappadocia

Necropolis, and stroll over the magnificent white calcium terraces of Pamukkale. We then drive to Aphrodisias, the famous city of Aphrodite. Overnight Kusadasi. B,D

Includes

Day 7: Ephesus

 Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. This afternoon we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving to Izmir. Overnight Kusadasi. B

 Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide

 Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 8: Departure

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

After breakfast we drive towards the nation's capital, Ankara to visit Anitkabir, the Mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Ataturk before continuing on to the surreal landscape of Cappadocia. Overnight Cappadocia. B,D

Day 4: Goreme, Underground City

Today we tour the Goreme Open Air Museum, Pasabag, Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli Underground City. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folklore evening featuring folklore and belly dancers... a night you won't forget! B,D

Day 5: Konya, Pamukkale

Leaving Cappadocia we head south along the ancient Silk Road just as the ancient traders did. Along the way we visit Sultanhani Caravansary, before stopping at Konya to tour the Mevlana Museum.Overnight Pamukkale. B,D

Day 6: Pamukkale, Aphrodisias

Visit the ruins of Hierapolis, the Temple of Apollo,

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Small Group & Escorted Tours

2017 Departures • Mar 10,24 • Apr 07,14,21,28 • May 05,12,19,26 • Jun 02,09, 16,23,30 • Jul 07, 21 • Aug 04,18 • Sep 01,08,15, 22,29, • Oct 06,13,20,27 • Nov 03,17

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,429

$520


ESCORTED TOURS

MAGIC CARPET PREMIUM | 10 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Hagia Sophia Museum

Day 10: Istanbul

Itinerary

in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. B, D

Day 1: Istanbul

Day 7: Silk Road, Konya

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

Day 8: Cappadocia, Goreme, Underground City

Includes

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. B

Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

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, original trenches and tunnels. B, D

Today we travel the ancient Silk Road, visiting Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana museum in Konya along the way. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening. B, D

Marvel at the lunar landscape of Cappadocia today as we visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum and the fairy chimneys, and explore the many levels of an underground city. B, D

Day 9: Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. B

 Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 4: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

This morning, step back in time as we visit Troy, home of the famed Trojan Horse and then tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. B, D

Day 5: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. 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. B, D

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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

2017 Departures

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Jan 07,14,21,28 • Feb 04,11,18,25 • Mar 04,11

$1,499

$566

• Mar 18,25 • Apr 01,08,15,29 • May 06,13,20,27 • Jun 03,10,17,24 • Jul 01,08,15,22,29• Aug 05,12,19,26 • Sep 02,09,16,23,30 • Oct 07,14,21,28

$1,689

$600

• Nov 04,11,18,25 • Dec 02,09,23

$1,499

$566

• Dec 30

$1,689

$600

Small Group & Escorted Tours

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ESCORTED TOURS

BLACK SEA MAGIC PREMIUM | 10 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Uzungol

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours, free to explore.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise. B

Day 3: Akcakoca, Safranbolu

This morning we drive to the coastal town of Akcakoca. Its old town area, situated on a gentle hill is a well preserved neighbourhood of traditional houses of wood and firebricks, lining square-shaped blocks. We then drive to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Safranbolu. B

Greek) architecture, dark green nature and excellent coastline which amazes visitors. B

Day 7: Akliman, Hamsilos, Erfelek Waterfall

We depart from our hotel and visit Akliman Cove, Hamsilos Bay which offers rich natural beauty with green forests, colourful flowers and small inland bays where military ships took strategic advantage of the bays' hidden location during the First World War. Lastly we visit Erfelek Waterfall, where you will be able to trek through the park and find many cascading waterfalls and other beautiful natural scenes. B

Day 8: Ordu, Trabzon

Today we will drive towards the Black Sea coast to Trabzon, stopping on the way for a short visit to Yason Church which stands along one of the most picturesque locations on the Black Sea coast. Then you will have great photo opportunity at Boztepe before heading to Trabzon. B

Day 9: Trabzon

Today we tour Trabzon and surrounds, visiting the historical Hagia Sophia Church. Proceed to Uzungol, a picturesque lake surrounded by thick woods before returning back to hotel. B

Day 10: Trabzon

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

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 4: Safranbolu, Amasra

After breakfast, we start our tour from Hidirlik Hill to get a city view then discover Safranbolu's wellpreserved wooden houses, Cinci Inn and Bath, old government building, the clock tower and the Arasta Bazaar where we will learn about the traditional handicraft shops. In the afternoon we drive to Amasra and visit the Roman castle and walls, woodcarving handicraft bazaar and the outer and inner piers of the city. B

Day 5: Kastamonu

After breakfast we will drive to Kastamonu, which is one of the rare cities where you can find great examples of traditional Turkish houses. B

Day 6: Inebolu, Sinop

This morning we head for Inebolu with its wooden houses reflecting Rum (Byzantine or Ottoman 16

Small Group & Escorted Tours

2017 Departures • May 27, • June 10 • Sep 02,16

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$2,985

$770


ESCORTED TOURS

EASYMADE TURKEY PREMIUM | 10 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Kaymakli Underground City

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'. B

Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

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, original trenches and tunnels. B,D

Day 4: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

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. B,D

Day 7: Kusadasi to Cappadocia

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Cappadocia. Cappadocia is an extraordinary national treasure and is perhaps even the jewel in Turkey's illustrious crown. B

Day 8: Northern Cappadocia

Today our first stop is Esentepe, followed by a visit to Uchisar Castle. We then trek through Rose Valley to Cavusin, where we stop for lunch and learn about hand-made pottery. Afterwards, we visit the Pasabag Fairy Chimneys, followed by Devrent Valley and Urgup Winery to taste the delicious vines of Cappadocia. B,L

Day 9: Southern Cappadocia

This morning, we head to Pigeon Valley and then Red Valley. After visiting the village of Cavusin, Cave

churches and head to Kaymakli Underground City, the biggest in the region. B,L

Day 10: Cappadocia to Istanbul

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Istanbul, arriving at approximately 10:30 am, and our tour concludes. B

Includes  Deluxe hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Domestic flight between Izmir and Cappadocia  Domestic flight between Cappadocia and Istanbul  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. B,D

Day 5: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. 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. B,D

Day 6: Pamukkale

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as

2017 Departures • Jan 07, 14,21,28 • Feb 04,11,18,25 • Mar 04, 11,18,25 • Apr 01,04,08,11,15,18,25,29 • May 02,06,09,13,16,20,23,27,30 • Jun 03,06,10,13,17,20,24,27 • Jul 01,04,08,11,15,18,22,25,29 • Aug 01,05,08,12,15,19,22,26,29 • Sep 02,05,09,12,16,19,23, 26,30 • Oct 03,07,10,14,17,21,24,28,31 • Nov 04,11,18,25 • Dec 02,09,16,23,30

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$2,259

$756

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CLASSICS OF TURKEY DELUXE | 11 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3: Istanbul – Ankara

This morning depart on an optional tour of St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Continue to cruise along Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighbourhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight. B, D

Day 4: Ankara – Cappadocia

Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai holding artefacts from up to 7500 years old including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artefacts in the world. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravanserai en route. Pay a visit to the underground city of Saratli, one of the many underground settlements built for protection and religious reasons. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia. B, D

Day 5: Cappadocia

Consider an optional early morning hot air balloon tour and experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. B, D

Hagia Sophia Museum

Day 8: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Kusadasi

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural centre of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theatre, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production centre to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Join an optional afternoon tour of Sirince. B, D

Day 9: Pergamum – Troy – Canakkale

Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepieion in Pergamum and continue to a traditional local village for lunch with locals. Then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Continue to Canakkale for overnight. B, L, D

Day 10: Dardanelles – Gallipoli – Istanbul

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, and then drive to Istanbul. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Overnight in Istanbul. B, D

Day 11: Istanbul – Return

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Includes  Deluxe hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 6: Cappadocia – Pamukkale

Drive to Pamukkale. En route, visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher, Mevlana. This was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the Whirling Dervishes. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale. B, D

Day 7: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

Visit the unique cotton fortress of Pamukkale, with its white lime cascades formed by mineral springs, and the ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis. Proceed to Kusadasi for dinner and overnight. B, D 18

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2017 Departures

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$1,718

$818

• Mar 31 • Apr 07,14,21,28 • May 05,12,19,26 • Jun 02,09,16,23,30 • Jul 07,14,21,28 • Aug 04,11,18,25 • Sept 01,08,15,22,29 • Oct 06,13,20,27

$1,931

$953

• Nov 03,17 • Dec 15,29

$1,446

$787


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SPIRIT OF TURKEY PREMIUM | 12 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary

by hand and what determines their value. B, D

Day 1: Istanbul

Day 10: Pergamum, Troy

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

After breakfast, we will drive along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. B

Day 3: Safranbolu

After breakfast, we drive to Safranbolu. Visiting some of the finest surviving traditional Turkish civil architecture. Stroll along the town's cobbled streets to Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, Kaymakamlar (Governors) House, Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the old Yemeniciler shoe makers' guild bazaar. B

Day 4: Hattusa, Cappadocia

Early morning departure for Cappadocia, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusa. In the Yazilikaya rock sanctuary there are impressive carved reliefs that portray the Hittite gods. Continue to the unique volcanic area of Cappadocia. B, D

Day 5: Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle, explore the many levels of an underground city and more. B, D

Day 6: Konya, Beysehir

Morning departure to Konya along the old Silk Road, visit Sultanhani Caravanserai and Mevlana Museum. This centre celebrates Rumi, the famous mystic and poet who founded the Sufi Order of the Whirling Dervishes. Afterwards we drive to Beysehir. B, D

Day 7: Antalya, Sagalassos

After breakfast, we drive to ancient site of Sagalassos which dates back to 25 B.C., visiting the Antonin's Fountain, Hamam or large bath house built in second century. After this, we see the still intact ruins of the area, the highest theatre in Anatolia. The theatre was built as a single storey in 180-200 A.D., with the view of the landscape kept in mind for the audience. Sagalassos is one of the best preserved cities in all of Asia. B

Safranbolu

magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. We then continue north to tour the legendary city of Troy. B, D

Day 11: Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast, we visit the WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels before driving to back to Istanbul. B

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 12: Istanbul

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

Day 08: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we are 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. End of our visit, drive to Kusadasi. B, D

Day 09: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. 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

2017 Departures • Mar 30, • Apr 27 • May 25 • Jun 22 • Jul 20 • Aug 17 • Sep 14 • Oct 12 • Nov 09

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,919

$846

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GLORIES OF TURKEY DELUXE | 14 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the centre of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B, D

Day 4: Troy – Pergamum – Izmir

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving Into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight. B, L, D

Day 5: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian's Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary's stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. Optional: Dinner at local restaurant. B, D

famous Termessos Ancient City, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B,D

Day 10: Perge – Aspendos – Antalya

This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at the hotel. B,D

Day 11: Antalya – Konya – Cappadocia

Early morning departure for Konya visit mausoleum of the sufi philosopher Mevlana. Afterwards departure to Cappadocia on the way visit 13th century Caravansaray and later visit underground city of Saratli. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B,D

Day 12: Cappadocia

Optional - Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After break-fast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which were first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. B D Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B,D

Day 13: Cappadocia – Ankara

Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight at Ankara. B,D

Day 14: Ankara – Istanbul

After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional halfday Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman

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palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B,D

Day 15: Istanbul

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Includes  First Class hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 6: Izmir – Pamukkale

Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B, D

Day 7: Pamukkale – Bodrum

After breakfast visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and later drive to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 8: Bodrum – Kos

After breakfast, the day is free for personal activities. Optional day island Kos Dinner and overnight in Bodrum. B,D

Day 9: Bodrum – Antalya

After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit 20

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Single Supp.

• Jan 12, • Feb 16 • Mar 02, 09, 23

$2,189

$1,330

• Apr 06,13,20,27 • May 04,11,18,25 • Jun 01,08,15,22,29 • Jul 06,13,20,27 • Aug 03,10,17,24,31 • Sep 07,14,21,28 • Oct 05,12,19,26

$2,900

$1,450


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FLYING CARPET PREMIUM | 15 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Day 11: Konya, Cappadocia

Early departure for Cappadocia, stopping en-route

Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise. B

Day 3: Gallipoli Battlefields

Today we visit the WW1 battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. B, D

Day 4: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. B, D

Day 5: Ephesus, Kusadasi

Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. 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. B, D

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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. B, D

Blue Lagoon Fethiye

to visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. This afternoon we also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. B, D

Day 12: Goreme, Uchisar Castle

Marvel at the lunar landscape with a fully guided tour of Goreme Valley, the fairy chimneys, Uchisar castle and more. Tonight, don't miss the optional traditional Turkish folklore evening! B, D

Day 13: Ihlara Valley, Underground City

Today we trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city. B, D

Day 14: Ankara

Early morning departure to the nation's capital, Ankara, where we visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the

famed Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. B

Day 15: Istanbul

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

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 7: Aphrodisias, Fethiye

Today we drive south towards the Mediterranean coast, visiting the ancient site of Aphrodisias along the way. B

Day 8: Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey's highlights on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey's longest and deepest canyon. B

Day 9: Kayakoy, Antalya

Relaxing morning, before a late afternoon drive to the resort town of Antalya visiting the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy on the way. B, D

Day 10: Aspendos, Manavgat Waterfalls

Today, we will visit famous theatre at Aspendos which is known for one of the best preserved theatres of Asia Minor, still used today. Then we will visit Manavgat Waterfalls for a pleasant resting spot. B, D

2017 Departures • Apr 08,22 • May 06,20 • Jun 03,17 • Jul 01,15,29 • Aug 12,26 • Sep 09,23 • Oct 07,21

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$2,489

$1,040

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AUTHENTIC ADVENTURE WITH BLUE CRUISE EXTENSION DELUXE | 16 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul – Arrival

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between 1453–1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Next see St. Sophia, a church built in the 6th century Byzantine capital, converted to a mosque by the Ottomans, and now a museum and one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world’s largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3: Gallipoli & Dardanelles – Canakkale

In the morning, depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B,D

Day 4: Troy & Pergamum – Izmir

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight. B,L,D

Day 5: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir

Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. B

Day 6: Izmir – Pamukkale

Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress,with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B,D

Day 7: Pamukkale – Bodrum

After breakfast visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and later drive to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B

islands and finally hoist near Göcek Island. Following lunch and a swimming break, cruise to Yassica Island to spend the night and cherish the wonderfulscenery. B,L,D

Day 11: Bedri Rahmi Bay, Domuz Island, Aga Limani

After breakfast, cruise to Bedri Rahmi Bay named after the famous Turkish artist who set voyage on one of the first ‘blue cruises’ in Turkey. Continue to Domuz Island for a swim and anchor in Aga Limani for dinner and overnight. B,D

Day 12: Kumlubuk, Cennet Island, Marmaris

Depart early and enjoy breakfast in Kumlubük Bay. Anchor at Cennet Island for our last swimming break and lunch. Proceed to Marmaris Harbor by 4:00pm. Overnight stay in Marmaris. Guests wishing to see more of Marmaris are recommended to go to the city center and experience the lively nightlife. B,L,D

Day 13: Marmaris, Cappadocia

Leave the boat and transfer to the Dalaman Airport for flight to Cappadocia. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia. B, D

Day 14: Cappadocia

Optional - Hot Air Balloon Tour. Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Devrent Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B,L,D

Day 15: Cappadocia, Istanbul

After breakfast depart to the airport for flight to Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional half-day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B,D

Kas

Includes  Deluxe hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Flight ticket from Bodrum to Cappadocia and Cappadocia to Istanbul Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

* Blue Cruise Extension Includes  Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / coffee and dinner  Water with meals (beverages not included)  All charter taxes, mooring expenses, crew service, ship water and diesel  Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (excl. beach towels)  Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

Day 16: Istanbul

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Day 8: Bodrum – Fethiye

After breakfast, late morning departure to foundations of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Afterwards, depart to Fethiye. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Fethiye. B,D

Day 9: Fethiye

After the breakfast, day at leisure for optional activities. B

Blue Cruise Extension Day 10: Fethiye – Cruise

Depart early for Fethiye pier to board a gulet at 09:30am. Spend the afternoon visiting beautiful 22

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Twin Share P.P A$

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$3,708

$1,864


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TURKISH ODYSSEY DELUXE | 15 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.

Day 2: Istanbul

Enjoy a full day tour including a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum, residence of the Ottoman Sultans between the years 1453-1852 (excluding harem). Visit the Hippodrome, which was once the center of life where chariot racing and other public events took place. Tour the Blue Mosque built between 1609 and 1616, famous for its blue ceramic tiles. Your last stop will be the famous Grand Bazaar, the world's largest and oldest covered market with over 60 streets. Join an optional dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Canakkale

In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles during WWI. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then cross the Dardanelles to Canakkale for overnight. B, D

Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Izmir

Visit Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War and many cities built on top of each other. Before arriving into Asclepion, enjoy lunch with locals in a traditional local village. Then continue to Pergamum to visit the ancient Medical Center in Asclepion and continue to Izmir for overnight. B,L,D

Day 5: Ephesus, St. Mary’s House, Izmir

Optional - Dinner at local restaurant. Tour the famous ruins of Ephesus, an important B cultural center of the ancient world, and explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theater, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium and Hadrian’s Temple. Take a short drive to see St. Mary’s stone cottage where it is believed Virgin Mary spent her last years accompanied by St. John. Continue to a regional rug production center to have a firsthand experience of this unique art form. B,D

Day 11: Antalya, Aspendos, Konya

Early morning departure for Konya, en route visit the famous Roman theatre in Aspendos then continue to Konya and visit mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. Dinner and overnight in Konya. B,D

Day 12: Cappadocia

Optional - Hot Air Balloon Tour.Experience floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves at sunrise. After breakfast visit Goreme, a historical region of Turkey, located among the rock formations, which was first settled back in the Roman period. Many rock churches can still be seen today, as Christianity was then the prevailing religion in that region. Continue to the town of Avanos renowned for its high quality earthenware. Also visit Pasabagi, Red Valley and attend a brief regional pottery workshop. Dinner at a special local restaurant. Join an optional Whirling Dervishes performance. B, D

Day 13: Cappadocia, Ankara

Early morning departure to the capital city of Ankara through the salt lake area, Enjoy an afternoon tour Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, a historic caravanserai, holding artifacts from up to 7500 years old, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Hittite artifacts in the world. Dinner and overnight at Ankara. B, D

Day 14: Ankara, Istanbul

After breakfast depart for Istanbul. In the afternoon, join an optional half-day Bosphorus cruise enjoying the strait that separates Asia and Europe. Its shores are lined with fine neighborhoods, Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, hotels, parks and gardens, restaurants and cafés. Finish your last minute shopping at the Spice Market filled with the fragrance of the exotic east. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner. B,D

Kalkan

Includes  First Class hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 15: Istanbul

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home. B

Day 6: Izmir, Pamukkale

Drive through lush valleys to Pamukkale, the Cotton Fortress, with white lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs. Visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and enjoy a swim in your hotel’s thermal pool. B,D

Day 7: Pamukkale, Bodrum

After breakfast visit ruins of the Roman health spa of Hierapolis and later drive to Bodrum to visit the Castle of St.Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum that was awarded the best Underwater Museum of the World in 2000s. Overnight in Bodrum. B

Day 8: Bodrum, Fethiye

Enjoy a day at leisure at this lovely town of Marmaris or an optional day tour to Rhodes. Dinner and overnight in Marmaris. B, D

Day 9: Fethiye, Myra, Antalya

After breakfast depart for Antalya, en route visit famous Church of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) in Demre and ancient sight of Myra, then continue to Antalya for dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 10: Perge, Aspendos, Antalya

This morning visit Perge and Aspendos afternoon is free for personal activities. Dinner at local restaurant. B,D

2017 Departures • Apr 20 • May 04,18 • Jun 01,15,29 • Aug 24 • Sep 07,21 • Oct 05,19

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$3,223

$1,554

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Enchanted Lantern SUPERIOR | 10 Day Small Group Tour

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be met at Ataturk International Airport today and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city spanning two continents at your own pace.

Day 2: Istanbul Small Group TOUR

This morning discover Istanbul from a new angle on a Bosphorus Cruise. The strait is lined with Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, parks, gardens and eateries. Free afternoon. B

Day 3: Istanbul

Step back in time on a guided day tour of Old Istanbul. Highlights include the architectural marvel, Hagia Sophia, the extravagant Topkapi Palace, once home to Ottoman Sultans and the famous Blue Mosque with its Iznik. Imagine life in a Byzantine capital at the Hippodrome before experiencing colour and excitement in the rambling Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest covered market. B

Cappadocia

Day 4: Istanbul – Canakkale

A morning departure for Gallipoli peninsula, filled with memorials and a museum devoted to the events of 1915. Your tour visits Anzac Cove, followed by a trek to the memorials at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. The Nek and original trenches at Johnston’s Jolly are included. B

Day 5: Troy, Pergamum – Kusadasi

This morning, visit the ancient city of Troy, where excavations began in the late 1800s before taking the scenic coastal road to Pergamum. Here you will see the well–preserved Asclepieion, theatre and temple relics before continuing to the port of Kusadasi, a resort town since antiquity. B, D

Day 6: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

The brilliant white lime cascades of the Cotton Castle beckon today. Nearby, at the Roman health spa of Hierapolis you wander through the intriguing Necropolis and enjoy a dip in the warm mineral waters amongst ancient fallen columns. B, D

breathtaking fairy chimneys. After 4 km hiking, you will visit Cavusin (Greek village), famous for rock cut churches. After lunch, you will visit the one of the magical place of region, Kaymaklı underground city, and largest underground city of Cappadocia. After Kaymaklı underground city, you will visit pigeon valley famous for dove cotes. The last stop is Ortahisar castle, biggest mass fairy chimney of Cappadocia. B

Day 10: Departure

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Domestic flight from Izmir to Cappadocia Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the airport for your flight home. B

Day 7: Ephesus – Cappadocia

Explore the ruins of Ephesus on an enlightening guided tour. Its 2,000 year old marble streets lead the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. While away the afternoon in the wine-growing village of Sirince. End of the tour flight to Cappadocia. B

Day 8: Cappadocia

Optional - Sunrise hot air balloon flight over the volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys & caves The Goreme World Heritage site is first this morning. This area was first settled in Roman times and still boasts many Christian churches that were honed by hand from the volcanic rock. Later visit Avanos, famous for fine earthenware since antiquity, for a brief workshop in a cave-based regional ceramics studio. B

Day 9: Cappadocia

Start from Red valley, explore the famous rockcut churches and hike through the colourful and 24

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Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Mar 13 • Apr 10,24 • May 08,22

$2,405

$480

• Jun 06,26 • Jul 10,24 • Aug 14

$2,465

$510

• Sep 4, 18 • Oct 02,16

$2,405

$480


PERSIAN SLIPPER SUPERIOR | 15 Day Small Group Tour Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul and the city spanning two continents. You will be met at Istanbul Ataturk airport today and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this remarkable destination at your own pace.

Day 2: Istanbul

Day 3: Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, Canakkale

A morning departure for Gallipoli peninsula, filled with memorials and a museum devoted to the events of 1915. Your tour visits Anzac Cove, followed by a trek to the memorials at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. The Nek and original trenches at Johnston’s Jolly are included. B

Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Canakkale

This morning, visit the ancient city of Troy, where excavations began in the late 1800s before taking the scenic coastal road to Pergamum. Here you will see the well–preserved Asclepieion, theatre and temple relics before continuing to the port of Kusadasi, a resort town since antiquity. B, D

Day 5: Hierapolis, Pamukkale

This morning depart for the brilliant white lime cascades of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle in English). Nearby, at the Roman health spa of Hierapolis you wander through the intriguing Necropolis and enjoy a dip in the warm mineral waters amongst ancient fallen columns. B, D

Day 6: Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

Explore the ruins of Ephesus on an enlightening guided tour. Its 2,000 year old marble streets lead the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. While away the afternoon in the wine-growing village of Sirince. B, D

Two magnificent sites await you today: Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city and Aspendos, an ancient treasure housing the world’s best-preserved Roman Theatre, still in use today. An evening walk through the scenic streets of this old port is well worth the effort. B

Day 11: Konya - Cappadocia

Journey to Konya and visit the revered Mevlana’s Mausoleum, holiest shrine of the mystical Muslim sect (Whirling Dervishes). Break this afternoon’s journey at Sultanhani Caravanserai (the largest of Anatolia) along the old Silk Road. B

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The city of Istanbul was founded in antiquity and ancient empires have left their mark. Today’s tour includes visits to the glorious Blue Mosque and Byzantine Hippodrome, known as Sultanahmet Square. Other highlights are Hagia Sophia Basilica, the former cathedral over 1,000 years old and Topkapi Palace, once the lavish home of Sultans. B

Day 10: Antalya

Day 12: Goreme, Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia

Activity - Whirling Dervishes in a 12th Century Caravanserai Marvel at the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia’s on a fully guided tour visiting Byzantine era Uchisar Castle and UNESCO World Heritage Goreme Open Air Museum. Later, stop at a traditional carpet village to learn how carpets are hand crafter and what determines their value. B

Day 13: Ihlara Valley, Underground City – Cappadocia

Butterfly Valley

Today spend an enchanting morning on an easy trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley. This afternoon explore the famous underground city of Kaymakli with its many levels. B

Includes

Day 14: Ankara

 Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle

Make an early morning departure for the nation’s capital, Ankara. Here you will visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the founding father of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The Anatolian Civilisations Museum houses the world’s finest collection of Hittite artefacts. B, D

 Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide

 Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 15: Departure

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the airport for your flight home. B

Day 7: Aphrodisias, Fethiye

En-route to Fethiye today visit the archaeological wonder of Aphrodisias. These marvellous ruins rival Ephesus and include the Temple of Aphrodite with dazzling white marble and a vast, almost intact amphitheatre. Later continue to the beautiful Mediterranean town of Fethiye. B

Day 8: Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye, exploring hidden natural harbours and long deserted shipyards. Alternatively, experience a genuine highlight on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. B

Day 9: Kayakoy, Antalya

Continue your journey along the Turquoise Coast towards the city of Antalya. Take a break in the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy to visit the ghost town museum, build where the ancient city of Carmylessus once stood. B

2017 Departures

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Mar 14 • Apr 11, 25 • May 09,23

$3,265

$660

• Jun 07,27 • Jul 11,25 • Aug 15

$3,330

$700

• Sep 05,19 •Oct 3,17

$3,265

$660

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UNESCO TURKEY

SUPERIOR | 18 Day Small Group Tour

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Today you will be greeted and welcomed at the airport and then escorted (private transfer) to your Hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

Small Group TOUR

Today you will step back in time and explore the “Old City” (Sultanahmet) on a privately guided walking-tour of: the extravagant Topkapi Palace, the architectural marvel that is the Hagia Sophia, the intriguing Islamic Arts Museum, the Constantinople Hippodrome and the massive Grand Bazaar. B

Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus

Today, after a brief stop at the ancient Spice Bazaar, discover Istanbul from a different angle, on a Bosphorus Cruise. The Bosphorus Strait is lined with Ottoman palaces and fortresses, villas, parks, gardens and eateries. Also, you will check out the uniquely baffling Underground Cistern and the world famous Blue Mosque. The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure. B

Day 4: Safranbolu

After a nutritious breakfast, you will road-trip to Safranbolu (approximately 200 miles) and explore the well-kept museum there, featuring the finest surviving traditional Turkish architecture. Also, you will visit the extraordinary Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, the Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the Yeminciler (Shoemaker’s) Guild Bazaar. B

Day 5: Bogazkoy, Yazilikaya, Cappadocia

founder of the Sufi order and originating creator of the Whirling Dervishes…..”Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there.” Rumi. B

Day 9: Antalya

After breakfast, embark on a visually stunning roadtrip, encountering the famed archaeological site at Salagassos and Egridir Lake (where you will Lunch) en-route to Antalya. B

Day 10: Kas

Today our journey takes us through the ancient city of Myra, with its stunning examples of rock-cut tombs overlooking the amazing Roman Amphitheatre. Also en-route, stop and see the Church of St. Nicholas, better known to most as “Father Christmas”, before arriving at the picturesque and peaceful fishing village of Kas. B

Day 11: Kekova Sunken Boat Tour

Today you will board a traditional Turkish Gullet and set sail for Kekova Island, where you can gaze in wonder at the sunken city of Simena….in addition to lunching on-board, you will have ample opportunity for swimming and snorkelling, while luxuriating on the balmy and splendid Turkish Mediterranean Coast. B, L

Yazilikaya, Hattusa

Day 12: Letoon, Xanthos, Bodrum

Day 17: Gallipoli Battlefields, Istanbul

Depart in the morning on an invigorating roadtrip toward Bodrum, visiting Letoon (the ancient sanctuary of Leto) and Xanthos (the epicentre of ancient Lycia) en-route. Arrive in the afternoon at the gorgeous port-city of Bodrum, which houses the ancient city of Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. B

Finally, we set off in the morning for the Gallipoli Peninsula, offering visits to the varied memorials and museums commemorating the events of the Anzac campaign of 1915, including “Lone Pine”, “Chunuk Bair” and a glimpse of the original WW1 trenches at Johnston’s Jolly before heading back to Istanbul. B

Make an early departure for Cappadocia. To the east of Safranbolu, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusas. Onward then to Bogazkale and the Hittite temples & towns of Alacahoyuk & Hattusas. Then on to Yazilikaya, which houses impressive carved reliefs portraying Hittite gods. Continue your journey to Cappadocia. B

After breakfast, continue exploring Bodrum with a visit the Castle of St. Peter and the renowned Underwater Museum (awarded the “Best Underwater Museum of the World” prize). B

Day 13: Bodrum

Day 18: End of Tour

Day 6: Cappadocia

Day 14: Pamukkale, Kusadasi

Includes

Optional - Optional - Dawn Hot Air Balloon flight over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Today you will begin to explore the wondrous, lunar landscape of Cappadocia, visiting the magnificent Red Valley and the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Also on today’s itinerary are a visit to the confounding engineering and architectural achievement that is the Underground City at Kaymakli, which provided not only shelter but also a safe-haven from invading hordes. Also today, witness a fascinating demonstration of the millennia-old art of carpetweaving. B

Day 7: Cappadocia

Continue your unwrapping of Cappadocia today with a visit to the ancient Greek village of Sinasos (Mustafapasa, home of the famed Keslik Monastery) and a scenic drive to and hike through serene Soganli Valley, your panorama continuously dotted with other-worldly rock formations and the ubiquitous fairy chimneys. In the evening, experience the solemn and mesmerizing SEMA (Whirling Dervishes) Ceremony at the 13th Century Saruhan Caravanserai. B

Day 8: Catalhoyuk, Konya

Early departure today-- on the famed ‘Silk Road’- to Konya, including a visit en-route to the cavernous Sultanhan Caravanserai. Onward then to Catalhoyuk, the largest and most well-preserved Neolithic site yet uncovered. After lunch in Konya, visit the Mevlana Museum, celebrating the life and writings of the 13th Century poet and mystic Rumi, 26

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Set off on the road today toward Kusadasi, with an en-route visit to the iconic terraced hot-springs of Pamukkale (The Cotton Castle), the ancient city of Hierapolis and its stunning Necropolis. Finish your day arriving at the great beach-town of Kusadasi for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. B

Day 15: Ephesus

Today we examine the ruins of the metropolis that was Ephesus---at the time the world’s most important commercial and cultural centre---on an enlightening guided tour. Pace its 2,000 year old marble streets, leading the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. Finish the day with a brief visit to the charming wine-making village of Sirince. B

After a final communal breakfast and a farewell to new friends, we escort you back to Ataturk Airport for your International Flight home. B

 Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 16: Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale

Today we explore Pergamon (featuring the healing temple “Asclepieion” and the dramatic “Akropol” theater), Troy (the setting of the Trojan War from the 13th Century B.C.) and Canakkale (the setting for the pivotal Gallipoli Campaign of WW1, where the Anzac forces repelled the British and French onslaught, securing freedom for what is today Modern Turkey). B 2017 Departures • Mar 16 • Apr 02, 20 • May 07,25 • Jun 11 • Jul 06 • Aug 06 • Sep 01,21 • Oct 05,22

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$3,990

$945


Crescent & Star Superior | 11 Day Small Group Tour

Small Group TOUR

Mausoleum of Ataturk

Itinerary

Day 7: Konya - Cappadocia

Welcome to Kusadasi! You will be transferred to your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at your leisure, free to explore at your own pace.

Journey to Konya and visit the revered Mevlana’s Mausoleum, holiest shrine of the mystical Muslim sect (Whirling Dervishes). Break this afternoon’s journey at Sultanhani Caravanserai (the largest of Anatolia) along the old Silk Road. B

Day 2: Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

Day 8: Goreme, Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia

Day 1: Kusadasi

Explore the ruins of Ephesus on an enlightening guided tour. Its 2,000 year old marble streets lead the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. While away the afternoon in the wine-growing village of Sirince. B, D

Day 3: Aphrodisias, Fethiye

En-route to Fethiye today visit the archaeological wonder of Aphrodisias. These marvellous ruins rival Ephesus and include the Temple of Aphrodite with dazzling white marble and a vast, almost intact amphitheatre. Later continue to the beautiful Mediterranean town of Fethiye. B

Day 4: Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye, exploring hidden natural harbours and long deserted shipyards. Alternatively, experience a genuine highlight on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. B

Day 5: Kayakoy, Antalya

Continue your journey along the Turquoise Coast towards the city of Antalya. Take a break in the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy to visit the ghost town museum, build where the ancient city of Carmylessus once stood. B

Day 6: Antalya

Two magnificent sites await you today: Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city and Aspendos, an ancient treasure housing the world’s best-preserved Roman Theatre, still in use today. An evening walk through the scenic streets of this old port is well worth the effort. B

Activity - Whirling Dervishes in a 12th Century Caravanserai Marvel at the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia’s on a fully guided tour visiting Byzantine era Uchisar Castle and UNESCO World Heritage Goreme Open Air Museum. Later, stop at a traditional carpet village to learn how carpets are hand crafter and what determines their value. B

Includes  Peter & Glenda Pekish, Australian Tour Leaders  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 9: Ihlara Valley, Underground City – Cappadocia Today spend an enchanting morning on an easy trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley. This afternoon explore the famous underground city of Kaymakli with its many levels. B

Day 10: Ankara

Make an early morning departure for the nation’s capital, Ankara. Here you will visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the founding father of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The Anatolian Civilisations Museum houses the world’s finest collection of Hittite artefacts. B, D

Day 11: Departure

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the airport for your flight home. B 2017 Departures

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Single Supp.

• Mar 18 • Apr 15,29 • May 13,27

$2,165

$460

• Jun 10 • Jul 01,15,29 • Aug 19

$2,215

$480

• Sep 09,23 • Oct 07,21

$2,165

$460

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TREASURES & CULINARY DELIGHTS OF ASIA MINOR LUXURY | 18 Day Small Group Tour

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be met at Istanbul Ataturk airport today and transferred to your hotel. This evening welcome dinner with the group. D

Day 2: Istanbul

Small Group TOUR

Your day of sightseeing includes visits to the magnificent Blue Mosque and Byzantine Hippodrome, known as Sultanahmet Square. Other highlights are St Sophia Basilica, the former cathedral nearly 1,500 years old and Topkapi Palace, once home of Sultans and now housing Ottoman Empire treasures. End the day with a visit to Basilica Cistern. B, L, D

Day 3: Istanbul

This morning, we take a short tram ride to Eminonu to visit the Spice Market before enjoying a cruise along the meandering Bosphorus strait, dividing Europe and Asia. No visit to Istanbul is complete without tasting yummy street food. A nice stroll back to our hotel along the Gulhane Park for a relaxing afternoon. B, D Activity: Hurrem Sultan Turkish Bath at 3:00 PM

Day 4: Istanbul, Gallipoli

After breakfast, drive south west to Gallipoli peninsula.Your first stop is Anzac Cove and Beach Cemetery, followed by a trek in the ANZAC’s footsteps at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. Amongst today’s sights will be Shrapnel Valley, Walker’s Ridge, The Nek and surrounding trenches. You will cross the Dardanelles to the vibrant town of Canakkale, for overnight. B, L, D

Day 5: Troy, Kusadasi

This morning you visit the Military Museum and Cimenlik Castle. Next is the ancient city of Troy. The scenic road ambles to the ruins of Pergamum Acropolis; theatre and temple remains before continuing to Kusadasi. B, L

Day 6: Kusadasi

Today’s highlight is a visit to The House of Virgin Mary followed by Ephesus. Walk on old marble streets to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. You will also visit to the amazing terrace houses. Afternoon, return to Kusadasi for leisure time. B, L

Day 7: Pamukkale

This morning is a drive to the lime cascades of Pamukkale. Nearby, at Hierapolis you will see the amphitheatre and wander through the intriguing archaeological site. Along the way Aphrodisias including the Temple of Aphrodite and a vast, almost intact stadium. B, L, D

Day 8: Bodrum

Today begins with a leisurely drive to Bodrum. Here you will explore the Castle of St. Peter and what remains of the Halicarnassus Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum is a vibrant coastal city with a night-life well worth exploring. B, D

Day 9: Bodrum

We have a relaxing morning in Bodrum. We will drive you to the resort towns of Turgutreis and 28

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Yalikavak to witness the Turquoise waters. We return to Bodrum for dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 10: Kas

En-route to Kas you will visit the rock tombs of Fethiye and historic deserted village of Kayakoy. We will also discover Xanthos-Letoon, one of Turkey’s 11 World Heritage listed sites. Patara is your next stop. Later renamed Arsinoe, best known as the birthplace of St. Nicholas. We arrive in Kas for dinner and overnight at our seafront boutique hotel. B, L, D

Day 11: Kas, Kekova (Sunken City)

Enjoy the hospitality aboard our very own private gulet (yacht) for the day, where sea, sun and fine fare are ingredients for a spellbinding day on Aegean Waters. Plenty of stops for swimming in the crystal clear Mediterranean Waters. B, L, D

Day 12: Antalya

Continue your Lycian journey along the coast to the city of Antalya. Take a break in Myra to visit the Church of St Nicholas and spend this afternoon wandering through the old city of Antalya. B, L

Day 13: Antalya

Two magnificent sites await you today: Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city and Termessos on the mountains with striking views. Return to Antalya for lunch. Later this afternoon, at your own leisure, dive into Old Antalya at Kaleici, meandering along the scenic streets of this old port. B, L

Day 14: Konya – Cappadocia

Depart Antalya for Aspendos, an ancient treasure housing the world’s best-preserved Roman Theatre then to be in Konya early afternoon. Visit the revered Mevlana’s Masoleum, holiest shrine of the mystical Whirling Dervishes. Continue our drive and reach Cappadocia for dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 15: Cappadocia

Today’s first stop is the Bronze Age ‘Pottery Village’ of Avanos where visitors may test their pottery making skill in the Hittite fashion. An arts and crafts day continues with a presentation at the Turkish Carpet Centre. Cappadocia is known for its curious ‘fairy chimneys’. You will tour the alluring moon-like landscapes and unique scenery of Goreme Valley. B, L, D Optional - Dawn Hot Air Ballooning

Antalya Old City

Day 17: Istanbul

One last day in Turkey so, this morning takes a leisurely pace. This afternoon, we take a flight to Istanbul and the last night on tour. Famous Grand Bazaar is recommended for your last minute souvenirs. B, D

Day 18: Departure

Transfer to the airport from your hotel for the return flight home. B

Includes  Marcus Falay (Managing Director of FCT) as your tour leader  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Cultural activities and Whirling Dervish  All internal domestic flights in Turkey Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 16: Cappadocia

Today, the villages and rock caves beckon before enjoying a traditional Turkish home cooked lunch. We see the famous underground city of Kaymakli and spend an enchanting afternoon sampling local food and delights with the family living in a cave house. A local winery visit and award winning wines of Cappadocia to sample. Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in a 12th Century Caravanserai. B, L, D

2017 Departures • Apr 1 • Sep 1

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$6, 989

$1,129


TURQUOISE TURKEY SUPERIOR | 11 Day Small Group Tour Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, the magical city spanning two continents. You will be met at Istanbul Ataturk airport today and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this remarkable destination at your own pace.

Day 2: Istanbul

Small Group TOUR

The city of Istanbul was founded in antiquity and ancient empires have each left their mark. Today’s tour includes visits to the glorious Blue Mosque and Byzantine Hippodrome, known as Sultanahmet Square. Other highlights are Hagia Sophia Basilica, the former cathedral over 1,000 years old and Topkapi Palace, once the lavish home of Sultans. B

Day 3: Gallipoli, Anzac Cove, Canakkale

A morning departure for Gallipoli peninsula, filled with memorials and a museum devoted to the events of 1915. Your tour visits Anzac Cove, followed by a trek to the memorials at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. The Nek and original trenches at Johnston’s Jolly are included. B

Pamukkale

Day 4: Troy, Pergamum, Canakkale

This morning, visit the ancient city of Troy, where excavations began in the late 1800s before taking the scenic coastal road to Pergamum. Here you will see the well–preserved Asclepieion, theatre and temple relics before continuing to the port of Kusadasi, a resort town since antiquity. B, D

Day 5: Hierapolis, Pamukkale

This morning depart for the brilliant white lime cascades of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle in English). Nearby, at the Roman health spa of Hierapolis you wander through the intriguing Necropolis and enjoy a dip in the warm mineral waters amongst ancient fallen columns. B, D

Day 10: Antalya

Two magnificent sites await you today: Perge, a spectacular Greco-Roman city and Aspendos, an ancient treasure housing the world’s best-preserved Roman Theatre, still in use today. An evening walk through the scenic streets of this old port is well worth the effort. B

Day 11: Departure

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the airport for your flight home. B

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 6: Ephesus, Sirince, Kusadasi

Explore the ruins of Ephesus on an enlightening guided tour. Its 2,000 year old marble streets lead the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. While away the afternoon in the wine-growing village of Sirince. B, D

Day 7: Aphrodisias, Fethiye

En-route to Fethiye today visit the archaeological wonder of Aphrodisias. These marvellous ruins rival Ephesus and include the Temple of Aphrodite with dazzling white marble and a vast, almost intact amphitheatre. Later continue to the beautiful Mediterranean town of Fethiye. B

Day 8: Fethiye

Today you have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye, exploring hidden natural harbours and long deserted shipyards. Alternatively, experience a genuine highlight on an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. B

Day 9: Kayakoy, Antalya

Continue your journey along the Turquoise Coast towards the city of Antalya. Take a break in the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy to visit the ghost town museum, build where the ancient city of Carmylessus once stood. B

2017 Departures

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Mar 14 • Apr 11,25 • May 09,23

$2,215

$470

• Jun 07,27 • Jul 11,25 • Aug 15

$2,295

$510

• Sep 05,19 • Oct 03,17

$2,215

$470

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OCCIDENTAL

SUPERIOR | 7 Day Small Group Tour

Small Group TOUR Blue Mosque

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. You will be met at Ataturk International Airport today and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city spanning two continents at your own pace. Istanbul

Day 2: Istanbul

This morning discover Istanbul from a new angle on a Bosphorus Cruise. The strait is lined with Ottoman palaces, fortresses, old wooden villas, parks, gardens and eateries. Free afternoon. B

spa of Hierapolis you wander through the intriguing Necropolis and enjoy a dip in the warm mineral waters amongst ancient fallen columns. B, D

Day 7: Ephesus

Explore the ruins of Ephesus on an enlightening guided tour. Its 2,000 year old marble streets lead the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. While away the afternoon in the wine-growing village of Sirince.End of the tour transfer to Izmir Airport or Kusadasi Hotel.

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 3: Istanbul

Step back in time on a guided day tour of Old Istanbul. Highlights include the architectural marvel, Hagia Sophia, the extravagant Topkapi Palace, once home to Ottoman Sultans and the famous Blue Mosque with its Iznik. Imagine life in a Byzantine capital at the Hippodrome before experiencing colour and excitement in the rambling Grand Bazaar, the world’s oldest covered market. B

Day 4: Istanbul – Canakkale

A morning departure for Gallipoli peninsula, filled with memorials and a museum devoted to the events of 1915. Your tour visits Anzac Cove, followed by a trek to the memorials at Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair. The Nek and original trenches at Johnston’s Jolly are included. B

Day 5: Troy, Pergamum – Kusadasi

This morning, visit the ancient city of Troy, where excavations began in the late 1800s before taking the scenic coastal road to Pergamum. Here you will see the well–preserved Asclepieion, theatre and temple relics before continuing to the port of Kusadasi, a resort town since antiquity. B, D

Day 6: Pamukkale – Kusadasi

The brilliant white lime cascades of the Cotton Castle beckon today. Nearby, at the Roman health 30

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Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Mar 13 • Apr 10,24 • May 08,22

$1,725

$340

• Jun 06,26 • Jul 10,24 • Aug 14

$1,775

$370

• Sep 04,18 • Oct 02,16

$1,725

$340


ANCIENT SITES AND MYSTERIES SUPERIOR | 10 Day Small Group Tour Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Today you will be greeted and welcomed at the airport and then escorted (private transfer) to your Hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

Small Group TOUR

Today you will step back in time and explore the “Old City” (Sultanahmet) on a privately guided walking-tour of: the extravagant Topkapi Palace, the architectural marvel that is the Hagia Sophia, the intriguing Islamic Arts Museum, the Constantinople Hippodrome and the massive Grand Bazaar. B

Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus

Today, after a brief stop at the ancient Spice Bazaar, discover Istanbul from a different angle, on a Bosphorus Cruise. The Bosphorus Strait is lined with Ottoman palaces and fortresses, villas, parks, gardens and eateries. Also, you will check out the uniquely baffling Underground Cistern and the world famous Blue Mosque. The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure. B

Cappadocia

Day 4: Safranbolu

After a nutritious breakfast, you will road-trip to Safranbolu (approximately 200 miles) and explore the well-kept museum there, featuring the finest surviving traditional Turkish architecture. Also, you will visit the extraordinary Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, the Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the Yeminciler (Shoemaker’s) Guild Bazaar. B

Day 5: Bogazkoy, Yazilikaya, Cappadocia

Make an early departure for Cappadocia. To the east of Safranbolu, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusas. Onward then to Bogazkale and the Hittite temples & towns of Alacahoyuk & Hattusas. Then on to Yazilikaya, which houses impressive carved reliefs portraying Hittite gods. Continue your journey to Cappadocia. B

Road` - to Konya, including a visit en-route to the cavernous Sultanhan Caravanserai. Onward then to Catalhoyuk, the largest and most well-preserved Neolithic site yet uncovered. After lunch in Konya, visit the Mevlana Museum, celebrating the life and writings of the 13th Century poet and mystic Rumi, founder of the Sufi order and originating creator of the Whirling Dervishes…..” Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there.” Rumi. B

Day 9: Antalya

After breakfast, embark on a visually stunning roadtrip, encountering the famed archaeological site at Salagassos and Egridir Lake (where you will Lunch) en-route to Antalya. B

Day 6: Cappadocia

Day 10: End of Tour

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the airport for your flight home. B

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Meal Codes: B = breakfast

Optional - Optional - Dawn Hot Air Balloon flight over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Today you will begin to explore the wondrous, lunar landscape of Cappadocia, visiting the magnificent Red Valley and the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Also on today’s itinerary are a visit to the confounding engineering and architectural achievement that is the Underground City at Kaymakli, which provided not only shelter but also a safe-haven from invading hordes. Also today, witness a fascinating demonstration of the millennia-old art of carpetweaving. B

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 7: Cappadocia

Continue your unwrapping of Cappadocia today with a visit to the ancient Greek village of Sinasos (Mustafapasa, home of the famed Keslik Monastery) and a scenic drive to and hike through serene Soganli Valley, your panorama continuously dotted with other-wordly rock formations and the ubiquitous fairy chimneys. In the evening, experience the solemn and mesmerizing SEMA (Whirling Dervishes) Ceremony at the 13th Century Saruhan Caravanserai. B

Day 8: Catalhoyuk, Konya

Early departure today – on the famed `Silk

2017 Departures • Mar 16 • Apr 02,20 • May 07,25 • Jun 11• Jul 06 • Aug 06 • Sep 01,21 • Oct 05,22

Twin Share P.P A$

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$2,245

$495

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PERGAMUM, TROY AND GALLIPOLI SUPERIOR | 5 Day Small Group Tour

Small Group TOUR Assos

Itinerary Day 1: Kusadasi

Welcome to Kusadasi! You will be transferred to your hotel and the remainder of the day is yours free to explore at your own pace.

Day 2: Ephesus

Today we examine the ruins of the metropolis that was Ephesus---at the time the world’s most important commercial and cultural centre---on an enlightening guided tour. Pace its 2,000 year old marble streets, leading the way to Hadrian’s Temple and the renowned Celsus Library. The Temple or Artemis is next, then The House of the Virgin Mary. Finish the day with a brief visit to the charming wine-making village of Sirince. B

Day 5: End of Tour

After a final communal breakfast and a farewell to new friends, we escort you back to Ataturk Airport for your International Flight home. B

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 3: Pergamum, Troy, Canakkale

Today we explore Pergamum (featuring the healing temple “Asclepieion” and the dramatic “Akropol” theatre), Troy (the setting of the Trojan War from the 13th Century B.C.) and Canakkale (the setting for the pivotal Gallipoli Campaign of WW1, where the Anzac forces repelled the British and French onslaught, securing freedom for what is today Modern Turkey). B

Day 4: Gallipoli Battlefields, Istanbul

Finally, we set off in the morning for the Gallipoli Peninsula, offering visits to the varied memorials and museums commemorating the events of the Anzac campaign of 1915, including “Lone Pine”, “Chunuk Bair” and a glimpse of the original WW1 trenches at Johnston’s Jolly before heading back to Istanbul. B

2017 Departures • Mar 29 • Apr 15 • May 03,20 • Jun 07,24 • Jul 19 • Aug 19 • Sep 13 • Oct 07 • Oct 18

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Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$990

$190

$1,050

$240

$990

$190


SAFFRON & COPPER SUPERIOR | 8 Day Small Group Tour

Small Group TOUR

Dolmabahce Palace

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

Today you will be greeted and welcomed at the airport and then escorted (private transfer) to your Hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

Today you will step back in time and explore the “Old City” (Sultanahmet) on a privately guided walking-tour of: the extravagant Topkapi Palace, the architectural marvel that is the Hagia Sophia, the intriguing Islamic Arts Museum, the Constantinople Hippodrome and the massive Grand Bazaar. B

Day 3: Half Day Bosphorus

Today, after a brief stop at the ancient Spice Bazaar, discover Istanbul from a different angle, on a Bosphorus Cruise. The Bosphorus Strait is lined with Ottoman palaces and fortresses, villas, parks, gardens and eateries. Also, you will check out the uniquely baffling Underground Cistern and the world famous Blue Mosque. The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure. B

Day 6: Cappadocia

Optional - Optional - Dawn Hot Air Balloon flight over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Today you will begin to explore the wondrous, lunar landscape of Cappadocia, visiting the magnificent Red Valley and the Goreme Open-Air Museum. Also on today’s itinerary are a visit to the confounding engineering and architectural achievement that is the Underground City at Kaymakli, which provided not only shelter but also a safe-haven from invading hordes. Also today, witness a fascinating demonstration of the millennia-old art of carpetweaving. B

Day 7: Cappadocia

Continue your unwrapping of Cappadocia today with a visit to the ancient Greek village of Sinasos (Mustafapasa, home of the famed Keslik Monastery) and a scenic drive to and hike through serene Soganli Valley, your panorama continuously dotted with other-wordly rock formations and the ubiquitous

fairy chimneys. In the evening, experience the solemn and mesmerizing SEMA (Whirling Dervishes) Ceremony at the 13th Century Saruhan Caravanserai. B

Day 8: End of Tour

Your tour concludes after breakfast when it is time to farewell new friends and travel to the airport for your flight home. B

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour  Cappadocia Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 4: Safranbolu

After a nutritious breakfast, you will road-trip to Safranbolu (approximately 200 miles) and explore the well-kept museum there, featuring the finest surviving traditional Turkish architecture. Also, you will visit the extraordinary Cinci Caravanserai and Bath, the Izzet Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the Yeminciler (Shoemaker’s) Guild Bazaar. B

Day 5: Bogazkoy, Yazilikaya, Cappadocia

Make an early departure for Cappadocia. To the east of Safranbolu, visit the ancient Hittite capital of Hattusas. Onward then to Bogazkale and the Hittite temples & towns of Alacahoyuk & Hattusas. Then on to Yazilikaya, which houses impressive carved reliefs portraying Hittite gods. Continue your journey to Cappadocia. B

2017 Departures • Mar 16 • Apr 02, 20 • May 07,25 • Jun 11• Jul 06 • Aug 06 • Sep 01,21 • Oct 05,22

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,785

$450

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ANZAC 2017 THE DIGGER PREMIUM | 5 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Anzac Cove

Itinerary ANZAC 2017 TOUR

Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. B

Includes  Superior hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Commemorative gift  Tips except driver and guide  Entrance fees  Meals as shown in the itinerary Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 3: Gallipoli

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula at the International Service at the Turkish Memorial, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth Service at the British Memorial. We then we enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site. B, L

Day 4: Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Service before a late afternoon drive back to Istanbul.

Day 5: Istanbul

Our tour concludes after breakfast. B

2017 Departures • Apr 22

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Small Group & Escorted Tours

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$729

$180


ANZAC 2017 SPECIAL SUPERIOR | 8 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Lone Pine

Itinerary Arrival transfer from airport to hotel. Welcome cocktail and briefing.

ANZAC 2017 TOUR

Day 1: Arrival – Istanbul

the library of Celsius and Hadrian’s Temple. Visit a regional carpet production centre. Afternoon optional: Sardis or Old Greek Village Sirince. B, D

Day 8: Kusadasi – Return Transfer to pier. B

Day 2: Istanbul

Full day tour to include the Topkapi Palace (excluding harem) St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Optional: dinner with belly dancing entertainment. B

Day 3: Istanbul – Canakkale

Visit Suleiman, the Magnificent Mosque, then continue to Gallipoli. Dinner on the way to Gallipoli Eceabat in a local restaurant, early evening departure to Gallipoli for the Anzac ceremony. There is no hotel accommodation. B, D

Day 4: Gallipoli – Dardanelles – Canakkale

Includes  First class hotels with private facilities  Meals are indicated on itineraries  Licensed guides throughout Turkey  Private air-conditioned transportation  Luggage handling  Local taxes and service charges  Arrival/departure transfers: only on arrival and departure days. Pre or post stay transfers are not included Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

After the Anzac Ceremony cross the Dardanelles then continue to hotel for overnight. Dinner will be served at your hotel. B, D (not a proper breakfast but breakfast box will be served)

Day 5: Gallipoli & Hellespont

Morning departure to Gallipoli and visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bair, then drive to Hellespont with the largest memorial of the peninsula. Overnight in Canakkale. B, D

Day 6: Kusadasi via Pergamum

This morning visit Troy then proceed to The Ancient Medical Centre in Asclepieion and drive to Kusadasi, the picturesque port of Aegean Sea. Overnight in Kusadasi. Dinner in the hotel. B, D

Day 7: Kusadasi

Today tour the ruins of Ephesus, Virgin Mary’s cottage, the 2,000 year old marble streets, a theatre,

2017 Departures • Apr 22

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,769

$725

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ANZAC 2017 CORPORAL PREMIUM | 9 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Beach Cemetery

Itinerary ANZAC 2017 TOUR

Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. Tonight don't miss the optional Turkish Folklore evening. B

Day 3: Gallipoli

Today we spend the morning at the southern tip of The Gallipoli Peninsula (at the International Service at the Turkish Memorial), Mehmetcik, Mehmetcik Abide, and then the Commonwealth Service at the British memorial. We then enjoy a BBQ lunch before heading to the Dawn Service site. B, L

Day 4: Anzac Day at Gallipoli

Awake before sun rise for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. We become aware of the almost deafening silence as the moving service to commemorate our fallen forefathers on this special day begins. You will then have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Service before we cross the Dardanelles and drive to Ayvalik for a well-deserved rest. D

Day 5: Pergamum

After breakfast we drive along the Aegean coastline and tour the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. We will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the resort town Kusadasi. B, D

Day 6: Ephesus, Sirince

Absorb yourself in history today with a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis and a guided tour of the ancient city and theatre of Ephesus. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and next we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value before an afternoon visit to the former Greek village of Sirince, famous for its fruit wines. B, D

Day 8: Bursa

Today we head back to Istanbul, passing through rural Turkey and ancient Bursa, where we will visit the famous Green Mosque and explore the Silk Bazaar. B

Day 9: Istanbul

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends. B

Includes  Superior hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Commemorative gift  Tips except driver and guide  Entrance fees  Meals as shown in the itinerary Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Day 7: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before we drive east to the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castles), where we also visit the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient spa town just above the calcium terraces. B, D

2017 Departures • Apr 22

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Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,325

$240


ANZAC DAY THE MAJOR PREMIUM | 11 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Anzac Cove

Itinerary Welcome to Istanbul, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your guide and the rest of your group.

Day 7: Ephesus, Sirince

After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents, visiting the Blue Mosque, St Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. Late in the afternoon we will drive to Harbiye Military Museum for a short visit. B

Absorb yourself in history today with a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis and a guided tour of Ephesus. Experience the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and stadium. This afternoon we visit the former Greek village of Sirince, which is famous for its fruit wines. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey and at a local carpet village we learn how carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. B,D

Day 3: Ankara, Cappadocia

Day 8: Acropolis of Pergamum

Day 2: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast, drive to the nation's capital, Ankara, visit the Mausoleum of Turkey's first President, Ataturk and learn a little about why he is so revered in this country. With Ankara behind us, we head for the surreal, lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia. B, D

Day 4: Goreme, Underground City

Today we tour the Goreme open-air museum, Pasabag, Uchisar castle and one of the area's fascinating underground cities, home to early Christians who hid underground from Roman persecution. Photo opportunities are everywhere so have your cameras ready! Tonight, don't miss the optional Turkish folkdance evening featuring folk and belly dancers... a night you won't forget! B,D

This morning we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before driving along the Aegean coast to the ancient city of Pergamum. We visit the magnificent Acropolis of Pergamum, its impressive temples and library that made Pergamum a renowned cultural and political centre in its time.B,D

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Commemorative gift  Entrance fees  Meals as shown in the itinerary Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Today we visit the archaeological ruins of Troy and we will enjoy a BBQ lunch. As soon as we are able we will cross the Dardanelles to the Gallipoli Peninsula and head straight to the Dawn Service area to secure the best spot possible. B, L

Day 10: Anzac Day at Gallipoli

At first light we will commemorate our fallen forefathers during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. You will have the chance to attend the Australian or New Zealand Memorial Service, later we check into our hotel for some well-deserved rest. D

Day 6: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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Today we visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale

After breakfast, our tour concludes and we say goodbye to our new friends.

Day 9: Troy

Day 5: Konya, Caravansary

Leaving Cappadocia we head west along the old Silk Road for the stunning Aegean Coast. We take time out along the way to visit Sultanhani Caravansary and the Mevlana Whirling Dervish Museum in Konya. B, D

Day 11: Istanbul

• Apr 16

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$1,915

$480

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ANZAC 2017 TOUR

Day 1: Welcome to Istanbul

and the ruins of Hierapolis, an ancient spa town overlooking the terraces. B,D


ISTANBUL GETAWAY PREMIUM | 4 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul

The representative will meet and escort you to the vehicle for transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Istanbul

Tour Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem section), Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Underground Cistern or Nakkas Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul. B,L Galata Tower

Day 3: Istanbul

Enjoy a half-day tour of cruise on the Bosphorus, depending on weather conditions. Explore the city during a free afternoon. Optional: dinner includes Turkish belly and folk dancing. B

Day 4: Istanbul

Transfer to the airport for the flight home.

Includes  First Class hotels with private facilities (Celal Sultan Hotel or similar)  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

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L = lunch

D = dinner

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Any day (Jan 04 -Mar 15)

$425

$124

• Any day (Mar 16 - Apr 12)

$663

$269

• Any day (Apr 13 - Apr 16)

$735

$394

• Any day (Apr 17 - May 31)

$663

$269

• Any day (Jul 01 - Aug 31)

$601

$218

• Any day (Sep 01 - Oct 31)

$663

$269

GALLIPOLI & TROY PREMIUM | 2 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul - Gallipoli

MINI TOUR

Morning pick up from your hotel and drive to Gallipoli and visit Kabatepe Museum, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, The Nek, 57th Regiment, Chunuk Bair later cross the Dardanelles, dinner and overnight at Canakkale hotel. L, D

Day 2: Troy - Istanbul

Morning visit Troy home of the “Trojan Horse” and “Helen of Troy” and departure for Istanbul and transfer to your hotels. B

Pergamum

Includes  Deluxe hotels with private facilities (Kolin Hotel or similar)  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Istanbul Hotel transfers Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

2017 Departures • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday (from Apr 01 to Oct 15 excluding Apr 23-27)

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Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$388

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ATMOSPHERIC INTERLUDE PREMIUM | 4 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Itinerary Day 1: Istanbul – Cappadocia

Welcome. You will be met at Cappadocia Airport (Kayseri or Nevsehir Airport) upon arrival and accompanied to an extraordinary cave hotel. Spend this evening at leisure.

Day 2: Northern Tour – Cappadocia

Optional - A serene dawn hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia’s wind-swept volcanic landscapes. Spend today on a tour of discovery from the moonscape of uninhabited Devrent Valley to the pottery village of Avanos, famous for ceramics since the days of the Hittites. Visit Pasabag, or Monk’s Valley, known for its mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys and Unesco World Heritage listed Goreme Open Air Museum, brimming with early Christian rock churches. Enjoy the magnificent panorama from atop Uchisar Castle, with Mount Erciyes in the distance. B, L

Day 3: Southern Tour – Cappadocia

Head south for the distinctive rouge shades of Red Valley today before exploring the underground cave

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city at Kaymakli Citadel, covering a staggering 8 levels of hand-carved homes. Stop at the old village of Cavusin where elegantly carved facades provide a glance of gracious cave dwelling. Discover the vibrant colour and staggering beauty of Pigeon Valley today also. B, L

Day 4: Tour Concludes

Your interlude comes to a close after breakfast today, when you will make the return journey, bidding farewell to this otherworldly destination. B Cappadocia

Includes  Boutique hotels with private facilities (MDC Cave Hotel or similar)  Professional English-speaking guided day tours,  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Return airport transfers in Cappadocia Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

 The domestic flights are not included

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$695

$385

• Daily * Surcharges may apply for public holidays.

SUNRISE BY MT. NEMRUT PREMIUM | 2 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Itinerary Day 1: Cappadocia – Kahramanmaras – Kahta

Day 2: Mt. Nemrut – Cappadocia

We depart from hotel very early in the morning up to the Mount Nemrut. At the end of the road, we get off the van and walk twenty-five minutes until the summit. Here we watch the memorable sun rise between the colossal size statues and heads of the kings and Gods. We then visit Arsemia, which was once the capital of the Commagene Kingdom before continues to the ancient Septimus Severus Bridge over the Cendere stream, and the Karakus tumulus where members of the royal family were buried. After having your breakfast, we will drop you at Adiyaman bus station, to catch a local bus to Kayseri.

MINI TOUR

Meet the guide and driver in the hotel at 08:00am, and depart from Goreme. After passing Kayseri, we visit the Seljuk Karatayhan Caravanserai on the famous Silk Road. We then drive for lunch through the Taurus Mountains, affording us the opportunity to observe the countryside and everyday life of rural Turkey. After lunch we drive to Kahramanmaras for a different experience-tasting best ice-cream in Turkey. We then drive to Kahta and check-in our hotel. Overnight: Adıyaman Unal Hotel 3*

Mt. Nemrut

Includes  Standard hotels with private facilities (Unal Hotel or similar)  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air- conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

Cappadocia Mt. Nemrut Kahramanmaras

Kahta

D = dinner

2017 Departures • Every Monday and Thursday (from Apr 15 to Oct 15)

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$497

NA

* Surcharges may apply for public holidays.

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AEGEAN EXPLORER TOUR PREMIUM | 5 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Itinerary Day 1: Gallipoli Battlefields Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim or 7 am from Sultan Hostel, we then depart for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. We visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, ANZAC Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, original trenches and tunnels. Overnight Canakkale. D

Day 2: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum Step back in time today as we visit Troy and its famed Trojan Horse, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Overnight Kusadasi. B,D

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi Absorb yourself in history today with a guided tour of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre before continuing to 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. Overnight Kusadasi. B,D

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis 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. Overnight Pamukkale. B,D

Day 5: Marmaris After breakfast you will be transferred to Marmaris and our tour concludes upon arrival in Marmaris at approximately 12:00, mid day. B

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Airport transfers on first & last day of the tour Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

Marmaris

D = dinner

2017 Departures • Jan 02,09,16,23,30 •Feb 06,13,20,27 • Mar 06,13,20,27 • Apr 03,06,10,13, 17,20,27 • May 01,04,08,11,15,18,22,25,29 • Jun 01,05,08,12,15,19,22,26,29 • Jul 03,06,10,13,17,20,24,27,31 • Aug 03,07,10,14,17,21,24,28,31 • Sep 04,07,11,14,18,21,25,28 • Oct 02,05,09,12,16,19,23,26,30 • Nov 02,06,13,20,27 • Dec 04,11,18,25

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$815

$284

TROOPER TOUR – ISTANBUL TO PAMUKKALE PREMIUM | 5 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Itinerary Day 1: Gallipoli Battlefields

MINI TOUR

Pick up between 6:15 am - 6:45 am from your hotel in the old city of Istanbul, Taksim or 7 am from Sultan Hostel, we then depart for afternoon tour of Gallipoli. The World War I battlefields of Gallipoli are now a serene site. Visit the Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly and The Nek. Overnight Canakkale. D

Day 2: Troy, Pergamum, Kusadasi

Tours of Troy and Pergamum, before continuing onto your choice of Selcuk or Kusadasi. Visit the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, Queen of Sparta and the ancient town of Pergamum with its magnificent acropolis and one of the steepest theatres in the world. Its impressive temples, library and medical facilities made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Then we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods. Overnight Kusadasi. B,L,D

Day 3: Ephesus, Kusadasi

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of Ephesus and a visit to the site of the Temple of Artemis. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the ancient city and theatre. Carpet weaving has long traditions in Turkey. At the carpet village we learn how the carpets are made by hand and what determines their value. Overnight Kusadasi. B,L,D

Day 4: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

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. Our tour concludes in Pamukkale at approximately 4 pm.B

Hierapolis

Includes  Premier hotels with private facilities  Professional English-speaking tour guide  Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle  Entrance fees & meals as specified  Pick up & drop off from/to your hotel Meal Codes: B = breakfast

2017 Departures • Jan 02,09,16,23,30 • Feb 06,13,20,27 • Mar 06,13,20,27 • Apr 03,06,10,13, 17,20,27 • May 01,04,08,11,15,18,22,25,29 • Jun 01,05,08,12,15,19,22,26,29 • Jul 03,06,10,13,17,20,24,27,31 • Aug 03,07,10,14,17,21,24,28,31 • Sep 04,07,11,14,18,21,25,28 • Oct 02,05,09,12,16,19,23,26,30 • Nov 02,06,13,20,27 • Dec 04,11,18,25

L = lunch

D = dinner

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

$749

$136


ANTALYA GETAWAY PREMIUM | 4 DAY ESCORTED TOUR Includes

Itinerary Day 1: Antalya

Arrive and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Perge & Aspendos

Full day to discover ancient Hellenistic and Roman treasures, including the unspoiled ruins of Perge and the magnificently preserved 15,000 person theatre of Aspendos and Kursunlu Waterfalls. Overnight in Antalya. B, L

 Accommodation as per itinerary (Puding Marina Hotel or similar)  Meals are indicated on itineraries  Licensed guides throughout tours  Round trip transfers  Entrance fees Meal Codes: B = breakfast

L = lunch

D = dinner

Aspendos

Day 3: Antalya

Take advantage of this free day to wander through Antalya’s bazaars, ancient ruins and original harbor with its restored Ottoman houses, small shops and wayside cafes. B

Travel tip Aspendos amphitheatre is an incredible sight. The ruins here are very well preserved and still host major arts events. At some entry points rides are sold atop gaily outfitted camels

Day 4: Antalya

Our escorts you to the airport for the flight home or to holiday beach resort for an extension. B

2017 Departures

Twin Share P.P A$

Single Supp.

• Daily (Jan 01 to Mar 31)

$476

$280

• Daily (Apr 01 to Apr 30)

$549

$363

• Daily (May 01 to Oct 31)

$653

$435

* Surcharges may apply for public holidays.

AEGEAN & EPHESUS PREMIUM | 3 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

Itinerary Day 1: Pergamum & Asclepieion

Day 2: Ephesus & St. Mary’s House – Izmir After breakfast depart to Ephesus where you will explore 2,000 year-old marble streets, a theatre, the Library of Celsius, a gymnasium, and Hadrian’s Temple in Ephesus. Visit Virgin Mary’s stone cottage. Overnight in Kusadasi. B, L, D

Pergamum

Day 3: Izmir Transfer to the airport for the flight home. B  The domestic flights are not included 2017 Departures

Twin Share P.P A$ Single Supp.

• Daily (Jan 01 – Mar 31)

$798

$124

• Daily (Apr 01 – Apr 30)

$858

$145

• Daily (May 01 – Jun 30)

$994

$238

• Daily (Jul 01 – Aug 31)

$1,067

$269

• Daily (Sep 01 – Sep 30)

$1,046

$259

• Daily (Oct 01 – Oct 31)

$918

$186

* Surcharges may apply for public holidays.

Includes  Accommodation as per itinerary (Charisma De Luxe Hotel or similar)  Meals are indicated on itineraries  Licensed guides throughout tours  Round trip transfers  Entrance fees Meal Codes: B = breakfast

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MINI TOUR

An early morning flight to Izmir. Arrive and transfer to Pergamum’s ancient acropolis, home to the Altar of Zeus and the Roman Medical Centre of Asclepieion, work site of the great physician, Galen. Overnight in Izmir or Kusadasi. L, D


MARMARIS – FETHIYE PREMIUM | 4 DAY cruıse

Itinerary Day 1: Marmaris

Boarding starts by 15.30 at Marmaris Marina. You will have time for visiting the old town and bazaar of Marmaris with its small streets and hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. The castle of Marmaris lies on the old town hill and offers a beautiful view across the harbor. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Marmaris.

Day 2: Ekincik Gulf – Dalyan

After breakfast you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and boat. The cruise will move towards Ekincik Gulf and overnight stay will be in this beautiful gulf. You may join optional Dalyan excursion. The participants will be taken from the yacht with a smaller boat called ‘Piyade’ which will bring you into the green delta of Dalyan through the Lycian Rock Tombs. You may see the Caretta-Caretta turtles on the way if you are lucky. You will have a swimming stop at a unique place called Caretta –Caretta beach. There will be a mud bath occasion on the way back. Final destination before getting on the boat will be the village of Dalyan.

Day 3: Tersane Island, Sunken Turkish Bath – Kizil Island

Because of the wavy seas of Disibilmez and Kurtoglu capes that we have to cross, we will cruise earlier than the other days and reach the world-famous Gocek Gulf. We will anchor at Sunken Bath for breakfast and swimming break. This place is also known as Cleopatra Bay or Sunken Bath Bay due to the beautiful underwater ruins of an old bath. Then we will cruise to Tersane Island. This naturally protected harbor was used as a shipyard in Byzantine and Ottoman times. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Kizil Island.

Day 4: Fethiye

Arrive at Fethiye Harbor early in the morning. Fethiye, which was known as Telmessos in the ancient times, was the most important city situated on Lycia's western border with Caria. It is believed that the city's name comes from Apollo’s son Telmessos. As the name suggests, the city was the city of light and was famous for its prophets. We also

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offer optional jeep safari tour in Fethiye. For those who will not join the Safari, the boat will cruise to Samanlik Bay for lunch and swimming. Afterwards around 16:00 the boat will anchor at Ece Saray Marina for dinner and overnight stay. The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 16:30 here.

Includes  Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / coffee and dinner  Water with meals (beverages not included)  All charter taxes, mooring expenses, crew service, ship water and diesel  Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (excl. beach towels)  Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

CABIN CHARTER GULETS

Duration

4 Days / 3 Nights

Departure

Saturdays from May 20 – Sep 30

Embark

Marmaris Harbour by 15:30

Disembark

Fethiye Harbour before 16:30

Vessel

Traditional Wooden Gullet

Optional Excursions

Dalyan Caunos, Fethiye Jeep Safari

* Available also in reverse.

Double Share P.P A$

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20 May – 09 Jun 23 Sep – 30 Sep

10 Jun – 23 Jun 09 Sep – 22 Sep

24 Jun – 04 Aug

05 Aug – 08 Sep

$446

$515

$646

$754


BODRUM – GULF OF GOKOVA – BODRUM PREMIUM | 8 DAY cruıse

Itinerary Day 1: Bodrum

Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbour. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and stay at the port an overnight.

Day 2: Orak Island – Cokertme

After your breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island. Here you will have the opportunity of swimming in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and enjoying lunch, we will then sail to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for dinner and an overnight stay. If the weather conditions permit, it may be possible to use the sail on the way. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.

Day 3: Seven Islands (Kufre / Uzun Lima – Long Port), English Harbour

Before breakfast in the early morning, we will cruise to Seven Islands. You will experience another excellent day in the Seven Islands Region. In this region which is full of many small islands and coral reef, it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests which are filled with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven Islands Region will be Kufre Bay. Then we will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port). Afterwards, we will cruise to English Port for dinner and an overnight stay. (The name English Port comes from the time of 2nd World War as the ships of British Navy forces used to dock here). In this area, there are so many small and large bays which are suitable and sheltered enough to anchor.

Day 4: Cleopatra Island – Karacasogut

Day 5: Langoz, Tuzla

Morning swimming will soon become a part of your daily activities. For lunch, our captain will cruise to Longoz Bay; another place which is like paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch, you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Baba's local shed-like cafe.

Day 6: Kargili, Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku)

We will be in Kargili Bay (Molla Ibrahim Bay) early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku).Here you can see the ruins of Byzantines. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

for those who are wishing to experience the local life. Then our boat will cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last day's dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 8: Bodrum

The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

Day 7: Pabucburnu, Yaliciftlik – Bodrum

We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik Bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay

Includes  Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / coffee and dinner  Water with meals (beverages not included)  All charter taxes, mooring expenses, crew service, ship water and diesel  Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (excl. beach towels)  Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Departure

Saturdays from Apr 29 - Oct 14

Embark

Bodrum Harbour by 15:30

Disembark

Bodrum Harbour before 10:30

Vessel

Traditional Wooden Gullet

Optional Excursions

Dalyan Caunos, Local Village Tour, Turkish Hamam

Double Share P.P A$

29Apr – 19 May 07 Oct – 14 Oct

20May – 09 Jun 23 Sep – 06 Oct

10 Jun – 23 Jun 09 Sep – 22 Sep

$477

$600

$692

24 Jun – 04 Aug 05 Aug - 08 Sep $869

$1,008

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We will cruise to Sedir (Cedrae) Island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city walls, the temple from the time of Dorians' reign (later restored as a church), the amphitheatre with 1.500 guest capacity and some vaulted historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra Beach, located on this island, has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth, King Antonius brought the sand from Egypt via sea for Cleopatra. Then our boat will sail to Karacasogut village for dinner and spend the night there. This lovely village is located at 25 km away from Marmaris. Therefore, it is possible to visit Marmaris via 'dolmus'(mini buses) if you want. We also have an optional tour to Dalyan - Caunos.

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BODRUM – NORTH DODECANESE – BODRUM PREMIUM | 8 DAY cruıse

Itinerary Day 01: Bodrum

Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbor. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and an overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the artlovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2: Cos (Kos)

Following the breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is 'the Father of Medical Sciences', is located here. All the people from the east Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos. Kos; the second largest island of the 12 islands (the Dodecanese Islands) has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-yearold tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290 km long beach. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbor. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colorful, and full of life.

Day 3: Pserimos, Leros

We will start to cruise early in the morning to Pserimos Island for breakfast and a swimming break. Then we will cruise to the beautiful island of Leros. Leros is a mountainous, green island with high cliffs and many small bays and villages. After lunch and a swimming break in Xerakampos, we will anchor at Lakki Harbour or Agia Marina Port located in the east. You should visit Platanos the main city of Leros with steep stairs, narrow streets, and flower gardens. From Platanos you can take the steps leading up the Castle of Leros climbing 300 steps! Rent a bike or explore this island on foot.

Day 4: Patmos CABIN CHARTER GULETS

We will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning. We will have a swimming break in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here that St. John completed the last part of 'The Apocalypse of John', and this is why Patmos is sometimes called "The Jerusalem of the Aegean". The Monastery of St. John’s towers above the capital, a village called Chora, and actually the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women. She was worshipped here in antiquity, and the monastery of St. John was built on 44

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Kalymnos

her temple. You may have an optional tour to these places. After breakfast, you may have a walk through the monasteries. Our yacht will stay in Patmos Port for dinner and an overnight stay.

Includes  Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / coffee and dinner  Water with meals (beverages not included)

Day 5: Lipsi

We will set sail to Lipsi Island. We will have a swimming break in one of the many small islands in front of Lipsi. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis and Giolos with their crystal green waters. The capital with its white houses, numerous taverns, cafeterias and restaurants is located in the small natural port. On the island, the Church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 7th century deserves a visit, along with the Church of Panopanaghia from the 15th century.

 All charter taxes, mooring expenses, crew service, ship water and diesel  Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (excl. beach towels)  Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

Day 6: Kalimnos

We will take a swimming break in a beautiful bay around Kalimnos Island. We are going to enter Pothia Harbor which is the capital of the island. The islanders ensured their livelihood with sponge diving for centuries. There are nice beaches such as Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia around the island.

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Day 7: Akvaryum – Bodrum

For the customs we will enter the port of Turkey. We will have a swimming break at the beautiful waters of Akvaryum (Aquarium) where you can see the fish swimming below you . We will be staying at Bodrum Harbor for dinner and our final overnight stay.

Day 8: Bodrum

The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast. Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Departure

Saturdays from May 27 - Oct 14

Embark

Bodrum Harbour by 15:30

Disembark

Bodrum Harbour before 10:30

Vessel

Traditional Wooden Gullet A/C

Optional Excursions

Kos Asclepion, Patmos exile of St. John, Turkish Hamam

Double Share P.P A$

27 May – 09 Jun 23 Sep – 06 Oct

10 - 23 Jun 09 - 22 Sep

24Jun – 04 Aug

05 Aug – 08 Sep

07 – 14 Oct

$885

$1,062

$1,292

$1,500

$708

***Departure Dates: May 27, June 10, June 24, July 08, July 22, August 05, August 19, September 02, September 16, September 30, October 14


BODRUM – SOUTH DODECANESE – BODRUM PREMIUM | 8 DAY cruıse

Itinerary Day 1: Bodrum

Boarding starts at 15:30 from Bodrum Harbor. On the first day, our boat will remain anchored in Bodrum Port for dinner and an overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city was called 'Halicarnassus' and it was the birthplace of Herodotus; the 'Father of History' who lived in the 5th century B.C. The 'Mausoleum' of King Mausolus (350 B.C.), one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests and it is still hosting many shows and concerts for the artlovers of Bodrum. Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city, the 'Castle of Saint Peter'. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history dating back to the Middle Ages. 'Myndos Gate' through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 2: Cos (Kos)

After breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. After the customs formalities are completed, we will cruise to Kos Island. Asclepion, known to be the birth place of Hippocrates, who is 'the Father of Medical Sciences', is located here. All the people from the eastern Mediterranean with health problems were treated in Kos. Kos is the second largest island of the 12 islands (Dodecanese islands) and has a very mild climate and very fertile lands. The island houses a 560-yearold tree, a 211-year-old fountain and a 290km long beach. You may take a quick swim in Lambi Beach which is very close to Kos Harbor. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colorful, and full of life. You may join our optional Asclepion & city tour or you may also explore the city by yourself.

Day 3: Gyali – Nisyros - Symi

Early in the morning, we will have a swimming break at a bay of Gyali Island on the way to Nisyros Island. The volcano on Nisyros erupted in 1422 and is still active. Nikea village, located on the side of the crater is constituted with white streets and a mosaic-style square. You can take an optional bus tour to the crater (volcano). We will anchor at Symi Port late in the afternoon. You can see the shoreline with its neo-classical houses and the peripheral districts. You are going to adore Symi Island for its pine and oak forests and unique bays.

Day 4: Rhodos:

Day 5: Datca, Kargi

We return to Turkey via Datca. Datca was founded by the Dorians who came from Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island has no humidity at all and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The historian Strabon was right when he remarked of Datca’s weather: "God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer". According to a myth while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they disembarked people with Hansen's disease in Sariliman Bay and these abandoned people recovered from their disease with the help of the clean weather of Datca. You may take a walk in Datca Harbor. Our last stop will be Kargı Bay.

Day 6: Inceburun – Palamutbuku, Knidos

We will start to sail towards Inceburun. The breakfast and a swimming break will take place here. After that we will cruise to Palamutbükü for lunch and a swimming break. We will cruise to Cnidus for dinner and an overnight stay. Cnidus was a developed city in science, art and architecture. Eudoxos, a very popular astronomer and maths professor; Dr. Euryphon; Polygontos, a popular painter; Skopas and Bryaksis of Faros, the most famous sculptors of the era; Sostrates, the architect of Alexandrian light house -one of the seven wonders of the Worldand Ktesias the doctor, who saved the life of a Presian king from a disaster, lived on this island. Dr. Euryphon and his students founded the second biggest medical science school in Cnidus. The island also hosts the largest sun clock of its time which was erected by Eudoksos. Knidos was the home for Aphrodite's monument and in those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins.

Day 7: Black Island – Poyraz Harbour Bodrum

We will begin to cruise early in the morning to Karaada (Black Island). Breakfast and a swimming break will be at Poyraz Bay which is located on the northern side of the island. This is such a nice bay with its turquoise-blue waters. We will dock in Bodrum Harbor for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 8: Bodrum

Includes  Full Board accommodation: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea / coffee and dinner  Water with meals (beverages not included)  All charter taxes, mooring expenses, crew service, ship water and diesel  Clean bed linen and bath towels on arrival (excl. beach towels)  Use of equipment on board (Flippers, snorkel and fishing tackle etc.)

Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Departure

Saturdays from May 20 - Oct 07

Embark

Bodrum Harbour by 15:30

Disembark

Bodrum Harbour before 10:30

Vessel

Traditional Wooden Gullet A/C Kos Asclepion, Rhodes Old City,

The guests will leave the boat with precious memories by 10:30 after breakfast.

Double Share P.P A$

Bodrum Castle

20 -26 May 07 Oct

27 May – 09 Jun 23 Sep – 06 Oct

$708

$885

Optional Excursions Nisyros Volcano Tour, Turkish Hamam

10 – 23 Jun 09 – 22 Sep $1,062

24 Jun – 04 Aug

05 Aug – 08 Sep

$1,292

$1,500

***Departure Dates: May 20, June 03, June 17, July 01, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 09, September 23, October 07

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We will cruise to Rhodes early in the morning. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. The island is quite a popular holiday destination as it has one of the best-preserved and the largest European Medieval cities and has warm weather for 300 days of the year. Rhodes has been the cradle of many civilizations; starting with the knights of St. John in the Middle Ages, then Ottomans and Italians. Thus, the island has a unique historical harmony and beauty. Here you can join our optional old city tour. The main port of Rhodes is Rhodes City which bears the same name as the island. The other very touristic

areas of Rhodes island are; Lindos and Kamiros. Here there will be another optional tour for Lindos. This city, which is still surrounded by a 12 meter thick city-wall which gives you the feeling of travelling back to Medieval times especially when you walk around its narrow, stone-paved roads. After dinner, we highly recommend you to enjoy in Rhodes Town night out.


Where you’ll stay

All Fairy Chimneys Travel Escorted Tours feature deluxe and superior hotels throughout. That may be a cave hotel in Cappadocia, converted mansion or contemporary five star high-rise. A few examples of the high accommodation standards you’ll enjoy include:

Bodrum

Recital Hotel, Istanbul

Ramada Hotel, Ankara

MDC Cave Hotel, Cappadocia

Mediterra Art Hotel, Antalya

Sea View Hotel, Kas

Yacht Boutique Hotel, Fethiye

El Vino Hotel & Suites, Bodrum

Suhan 360 Hotel, Kusadasi

Hotel Limani, Canakkale

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Restaurants & meals

Icecream Shop at Sultanahmet

Turkey is famed for its distinctive fare. Here you’ll find a blend of zesty Asian dishes, tasty Mediterranean grills and slow-cooked European cuisine.

Wherever your Escorted Tour itinerary includes meals, these are catered locally by your hotel. Luncheons may also be pre-packed by the hotel, especially if the tour breaks for refreshments en-route. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t stroll through the market,

cobbled laneways or seaside cafes for your own choice of dining. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs. That way we’ll be able to make sure your dining experiences in Turkey are healthy and delicious.

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travel tips

Cappadocia

Visas Weather Its Mediterranean climate makes Turkey an ideal year round destination. Most people choose to visit during Spring or Autumn, but the country enjoys sunny days right through the year. Along the coast, long hot summer days are tempered by refreshing sea breezes. Further inland, low humidity makes travel both relaxing and comfortable. Average temperatures for Istanbul and Kusadasi are:

Spring

Money Turkish lira is the local currency and can be readily obtained from banks, ATMs or money exchanges. While it is possible to tour using only ATMs, we recommend taking some cash and a credit card too.

Summer

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Kusadasi

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Australians travelling to Turkey as a tourist or for business should apply for an e-visa online at www.evisa.gov.tr prior to travel. The current cost is 60USD (subject to change). Australians will have a maximum stay of 90 days within a 180 day period for tourists. New Zealand citizens who intend to travel to Turkey for tourism-related purposes for up to 90days do not require a visa in advance of travel to Turkey. Provided they can show sufficient funds to support themselves and evidence of onward travel bookings, they are usually granted entry to Turkey for a period of 90 days. All other visa types should be requested through your nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate.

Attire Light comfortable travel clothing is the most suitable for touring, but do consider your chosen travel season when packing. If you plan to visit Turkey’s famous mosques, ladies should also bring a scarf.


our favourites In Turkey you will find some of the most important relics of classical civilisation. Two wonders of the ancient world are to be found in Ephesus and Bodrum as well as UNESCO world heritage sites like the Roman spa retreat at Hierapolis, Lycian city of Xanthos and the eternal Mt Nemrut.

Istanbul The city of Istanbul has been capital to three great empires. Once known as Constantinople, the Romans, Byzantians and Ottomans all called this magnificent place home. Today, Old Istanbul is one of Turkey’s most popular attractions. Along with the loud and lively Grand Bazaar.

Fairy Chimneys There is simply no other experience like an early morning balloon flight over Cappadocia’s extraordinary fairy chimneys. Unique to Turkey, the stunning landscape spans Goreme national park and the legendary cave dwellings that have offered sheltered since the dawn of time.

Abundant Nature From the Turquoise Coast to the Black Sea, discover Turkey’s abundant nature and wildlife. Some of Europes most pristine beaches host flocks of sea birds and nesting turtles. Coastal mountains sweep down to the sea with their thick, green forests and magnificent waterfalls.

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The architectural masterpiece that is the Blue Mosque is named for its striking Iznik ceramic tiles. Turkish artisans and craftsmen create some of the finest textiles, carpet, ceramics and leather goods. On a studio visit you’ll learn about their centuries-old skills.

No trip to Turkey is complete without visiting a hamam. Turkish baths are often impressive buildings, including a domed heat room where your traditional body scrub, wash and massage is provided by a private attendant. A truly invigorating experience! Small Group & Escorted Tours

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Terms and conditions

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Full disclosure of the operator responsibilities, booking conditions and other important information about travelling with Fairy Chimneys Travel is published online at www.fairychimneys. com.au/terms-conditions. Should you prefer a printed copy, please ask your travel adviser. Prices: in this brochure are based on estimated costs as at 1 January 2017. Passengers have the right to no penalty cancellation within 7 days notice of any price increase in excess of 10%. With the exception of fuel, taxes, charges and levies by Government agencies, no surcharge in respect of cost or currency fluctuations will apply once your deposit payment is received. Children: aged 5-12 at tour commencement must share a room with two adults at the appropriate twin room rate. Age based child discounts (typically 0-6 years = free, 7-12 years – 50% of quoted rate) apply to the land component of most tours. Some exclusions apply. Participation: An adult must accompany any child aged under 18 years. Disabled passengers are welcome to travel with an able-bodied companion, providing no special assistance is required from our personnel. Fairy Chimneys Travel reserves the right to refuse any person carriage, accommodation or service and you agree to not hold us responsible for decisions made in this regard. Variations: Tour itineraries are constantly being refined. If improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary and substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate and some tours travel in reverse order. In this case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary. Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with

operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. Fairy Chimneys Travel is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected by changes or cancellations.

Tour Price Exclusions

Domestic and international airfares (except where specified), airport taxes, passport and visa fees, insurance, laundry, phone calls, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary, Tour Guide and Bus Driver tips, personal expenses, excess baggage, optional excursions etc. are not included. Quoted prices do not include your travel costs to leave the tour or return home early for any reason.

Reservations & Payments

A deposit greater of 10% or $300 per person per tour is required to confirm your booking. Final payment is required at least 45 days before your departure from Australia. Added detail is available online.

Booking Arrangements

A Travel Agent will make your booking arrangements and, by requesting such booking, you are deemed to have accepted Fairy Chimneys Travel full terms and conditions.

Changes & Cancellations

Changes to any confirmed booking attract a $100 per person fee. Cancellations to any confirmed booking attract a $300 per person fee. Tour price is forfeit on a scalable rate for cancellations made within 45 days of departure. Refer online for extra details, including penalty scale.

Other

It is your responsibility to comply with the terms, conditions or requirements of service providers and any country or governmental authorities, or to bear the costs and losses incurred as a consequence.

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