Turkey

Welcome to Turkey, a land rich in archeological sites, historical monuments, enormous variety of spectacular scenery, magnificent beaches and a perfect climate. Turkey has amazing geographical characteristics. The mixture of azan and bell sounds brings harmony to all in the country. Thus Turkey is a privileged country with its deep forests, snowy mountains, beautiful coast lines and sparkling seas and most of all harmony.

Istanbul is the only city in the world that is built on two continents which combines both Asia and Europe, and stands on both shores of the Bosphorus where the waters of the Black sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara. The Golden Horn divides European Istanbul in two, here is where Istanbul guards the precious relics of three empires of which she has been the capital, a unique link between East and West, past and present. She has so much to offer the visitor with its historical background, rich cultural, museums, ancient churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars in ancient cobbled streets you hear the cries of street sellers mingling with shipping sounds from the busy port an eclectic city that you will never forget. This city is a shoppers detail. Ankara, the capital, is historically interesting and serves as a gateway to Cappadocia, famous for its “fairy chimneys” underground cities and cave churches. Anatalya on the Mediterranean coast known as the “Turquoise Riviera” blessed with 300 days of sunshine, sparkling sea and breathtaking mountain vistas overlooking long stretches of sand beaches. Boasts world class golf course, fine marinas and ski resorts. Izmir (ancient Smyrna) on the bay of the Aegean is the gateway to Ephesus capital of Roman Asia where St Paul preached to crowds. Sport lovers, shoppers and nightlifers flock to nearby Kusadasi where luxury ships dock and excellent hotels line the coast. At Pamukkale “Cotton Castle” 40°C thermal pools and mineral water gush down snow white travertine steps. Sub-tropical Bodrum with its Crusaders castle, underwater museum and famous night life. Starting point of the “blue Voyage” excursion. All this and much more awaits you in Turkey, home to a hospitable people who regard visitors as guest from God to be made welcome.


IMPERIAL CITIES - 07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS
CASABLANCA, MENKES, RABAT, FEZ, MARRAKECH

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul International Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2:

Pick up from hotel to depart on the full day regular Istanbul City Tour to visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome / Obelisk, Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Topkapi Palace (Harem / treasury not included). End of tour with return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3:

Breakfast at hotel and transfer on to Istanbul Airport. Departure on Atlas Jet flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer on to Ephesus area to visit the sights of Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary and the remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4:

Beakfast at hotel, check out and depart on full days touring to visit the natural formation of the travertens in Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis. At end of tour transfer on to bus station for overnight travel on to Cappadocia.

Day 5:

Arrival early morning and transfer to hotel for short rest. Then depart on full days touring to visit some of Cappadocias most amazing sights such as Devrent Valley (Fairy Chimneys), Pasabagi, Avanos (for lunch break), Goreme Open Air Museum, Ortahisar natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 6:

Breakfast then depart on another full day tour this time to visit Cavusin (Old Christian Village), Uchisar (for lunch break), Uchisar natural rock castle, Derinkuyu Underground City, Sinasos (Old Greek Village). Tour day also includes a 4km easy grade hike through Red Valley. After touring, transfer on to Kayseri Airport. Departure on THY flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7:

Breakfast, check out and as per international flight dept time transfer on to Istanbul Airport.

Turkey information
Language:
Arabic & English
Capital:
Ankara
Currency:
Lira (TRL)
Visas:
Visas are required for South African passport holders
Health req:
None necessary
Time:

Nov - Mar same as SA,
Apr - Oct +1 hour

Electricity:
220/240 volts 50hz
Weather:

Summer hot June - Sept
Winters Nov - March

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ISTANBUL , EPHESUS & PAMUKKALE
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul International Airport and transfer to hotel Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2:

Pick up from hotel to depart on the full day regular Istanbul City Tour to visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome / Obelisk, Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Topkapi Palace (Harem / treasury not included). End of tour with return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3:

Breakfast at hotel and transfer on to Istanbul Airport. Departure on Atlas Jet flight to Izmir. Arrival and transfer on to Ephesus area to visit the sights of Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary and the remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 4:

Breakfast at hotel, check out and depart on full days touring to visit the natural formation of the travertens in Pamukkale and the ruins of Hierapolis At end of tour transfer on to Izmir Airport. Departure on Atlas Jet flight to Istanbul. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 5:

Breakfast, check out and as per international flight dept time transfer on to Istanbul Airport.

ISTANBUL MINI TOUR
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Day 1:

Arrival to Istanbul International Airport and transfer to hotel Rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2:

Pick up from hotel to depart on the full day regular group Istanbul City Tour to visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome / Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (Harem / treasury not included). End of tour with return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3:

Pick up from hotel to depart on another full day regular group tour this time starting with a morning cruise on the Bosphorous with visits to Rumeli Fortress and the Spice Bazaar. After the lunch break continue on to visit Camlica Hill for some amazing panoramic views over the city, Bosphorous Bridge and either Beylerbeyi or Dolmabahce Palace. End of tour with return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4:

Breakfast, check out and as per international flight dept time transfer on to Istanbul Airport.

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