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5-Day Tour of Turkey excluding International Flights

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Turkey 5 Day Tour Travel Experience Destination
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**RESERVATIONS: FlightCentre will handle all reservations on behalf of the tour, so please make ALL reservations with them:

Contact details - 087 740 5105 (Office hours: 09:00-20:00)

**It is recommended to make a booking within 24 hours of receiving your voucher

**Package price is per person. To buy for a couple you will have to checkout 2 packages. 

Subject to Availability - Travel Dates:

  • 29 March – 2 April 2020
  • 5 July – 9 July 2020
  • 12 July – 16 July 2020
  • 26 July – 30 July 2020

Please note: Flights are not included (please see exclusions and T&Cs below)

**This deal is non-refundable after purchasing from OneDayOnly.

About

This 5-day tour is packed with ancient monuments and local moments, all centred round a visit to the summit of sacred Mt Nemrut. Wander around a 300-year-old bazaar in Darende, stay with a local family in a small village, watch the sunset over the giant stone heads scattered around the mountaintop tomb of King Antiochus I, then stroll the lively streets of Istanbul with your local leader and let them show you where to get the best islak (wet) burger in town. This trip is designed so that even if you’re short on time, you can explore the backroads of Turkey and uncover all the good stuff.

Day 1 - Cappadocia/Darende

Gunaydin! Your adventure begins bright and early at 8.30 am with a welcome meeting in Cappadocia. With the formalities out of the way, hop on a private bus to Darende. On the way, stop for a short walk to Gunpinar Waterfall. Arrive in Darende in the afternoon. Best known as the resting place of the contemplative Sufi Seyyid Hamid-i Veli (1331—1412), Darende was once a thriving Silk Road centre and it still a cultural hub. Explore the town centre on an orientation walk and visit the 300-year-old bazaar, where local woman sit working on embroidery and other needlework. There’s also the chance to sample the area’s famous dried apricot in a local shop. Settle in for a relaxing night in Darende.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Optional Activities

  • Cappadocia - Goreme - Open Air Museum - TRY45
  • Cappadocia -Kaymakli Underground City - TRY35

There are no meals included on this day

Day 2 Kahta Homestay

Head to the Kahta region for a unique homestay experience in a small village. Spend the afternoon playing a game of football, walking in the fields and experiencing the simple pleasures of village life. It’s possible that you may even get to pick the vegetables for your dinner. Learn about the local culture and enjoy a feast prepared by your host family. You can choose to curl up on a mattress or bunk under the stars.

Accommodation: Homestay (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Mt Nemrut

Visit the Karakus Tumulus, a monumental tomb that King Mithradates II of the Commagene civilisation built for his mother, in the morning. A handful of colossal columns remain to mark the burial place – the Romans dismantled most, with the limestone blocks used to construct the nearby Cendere Bridge. This is one of the world’s oldest bridges still in use, spanning an impressive 122 metres. Arrive in the village of Khata in the afternoon, then make the journey up to the top of Mt Nemrut. See the ruins of Arsameia, a holy burial area built by King Antiochus I in memory of his father almost 2500 years ago. At the top of the mountain, Antiochus I also constructed a tomb-sanctuary for himself and surrounded it with statues of various gods and ancestors. The size and magnitude of the colossal stone heads is stunning, and the views from the summit are sublime, especially as the sun begins to set.

Accommodation: Pension (1 night)

Included Activities: Mt Nemrut - Mt Nemrut guided visit

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Istanbul

Depart early this morning for the south-eastern city of Adiyaman, where you’ll board a 2-hour flight to Istanbul. Land and take the local metro and tram to tonight’s hotel in Sultanahmet. This afternoon, your tour leader will introduce to the lively Taksim district, the beating heart of modern Istanbul. Walk across the Golden Horn in view of the medieval Galata Tower. Board one of the world’s oldest funicular railways, operating since 1875, for the short journey 500 metres to Taksim. Alight at Istiklal Caddesi, arguably the city’s most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street, and take a walk among the local people who call this city home. Try an islak burger (a burger drenched in sauce) and visit a hidden local coffee house. Maybe stay with your travel companions for an optional celebratory dinner and take advantage of the late-night entertainment.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Istanbul

Today your Turkey Adventure comes to an end after breakfast. If you plan to stay on to see all Istanbul has to offer, we are happy to book additional accommodation, subject to availability. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Optional Activities

  • Istanbul - Topkapi Palace (Excluding Harem) - TRY60
  • Istanbul - Hagia Sophia - TRY60
  • Istanbul - Basilica Cistern - TRY20

Meals Included: Breakfast

Exclusions

International flights, airport taxes, travel insurance (mandatory), meals not specified, visas and passport fees, optional activities and other personal expenses.

Product Specifications

Terms and Conditions

  • All packages are quoted per person sharing.
  • The following discount code can be used to claim this offer at time of booking if required: 690029.
  • All rates & availability are quoted from a live dynamic database and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Best Available rate quoted at time of enquiry.
  • Other Departures Dates are available but the rates may vary. The 20% saving on the normal will still apply to these rates though.
  • Rates are subject to Rate of exchange fluctuation.
  • Availability can change at any time and is never guaranteed & an alternate hotel may be offered.
  • Rates are based on 2 people sharing a standard twin room.
  • Rates valid for South African residents only.
  • Identification in the form of a passport will be required at check-in at the hotel.
  • Prices and availability are correct as at 10 January 2020 and are subject to change without notice.
  • Prices quoted are on sale until 15 January 2020 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
  • All packages and flights have to be booked and paid for before 15 January 2020.
  • Not combinable with any other offer including loyalty.  
  • Discount only applies to the land portion of the trip and cannot be applied to flights, insurance, or any additional services.
  • This sale is valid for residents of South Africa and Europe (excl. UK) only.
  • E and OE.
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