Start and end in Istanbul! With the Classics of Turkey - Super Saver, you have an eleven days guided tour package taking you through Istanbul, and 10 other destinations in Turkey. This affordable option gives you the choice of which excursions you may wish to add according to your budget and interests.
Return flights from Johannesburg to Istanbul including airline levies on Qatar Airways
Private air-conditioned transportation
10 Nights accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner
Licenced Guides throughout
Local taxes and service charges
City Hotels or similar: (Please request an updated itinerary of confirmed hotels two weeks prior to departure)
3 nights in Istanbul - Avantgarde Levent
1 night in Ankara - Holiday Inn Cukurambar
2 nights in Cappadocia - Mustafa
1 night in Pamukkale - Colossae Hotel
2 nights in Kusadasi - Ramada Hotel
1 night in Canakkale - Iris Hotel
- Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
- Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey
- Visit the underground city of Sarhatli
- Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn en route
- Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Cappadocia
- Visit to the unique Cotton Fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centers of the ancient world, Hierapolis
- Visit the ancient Medical Center Asclepion in Pergamum and then continue to Troy with its famous wooden horse, best known for being the setting of the Trojan War
- Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery and Chunuk Bar
- Shop at the famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
The Tour is valid for selected Saturday departures.
Limited airfare availability between July to August 2022
Book by 30 June 2022 to qualify for this offer.
Day 1 Saturday Istanbul: Upon arrival you will be met by a Neon Tours representative with a Neon Tours signboard and transferred to your hotel. Welcome briefing will be held.
Day 2 Sunday Istanbul (Breakfast): Optional (at an additional charge) Full day tour to include: Topkapi Palace (excluding Harem), Hippodrome, St. Sophia, Blue Mosque. Optional (at an additional charge): Dinner with belly dancing entertainment.
Day 3 Monday Istanbul - Ankara (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge) Tour of Bosphorus cruise. Depart for the capital city of Ankara for overnight.
Day 4 Tuesday: Ankara - Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner): Morning departure to view Hittite artefacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, father of modern Turkey. Visit the underground city of Sarhatli. Drive to Cappadocia, touring a 13th century caravan inn enroute. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Optional (at an additional charge): Join a Whirling Dervishes performance. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 Wednesday Cappadocia (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge) Early morning hot air balloon tour. Experience of floating through volcanic valleys, fairy chimneys and caves with the sunrise of Cappadocia. After breakfast, visit Goreme, Avanos, Pasabagi, Red Valley, and have a brief regional pottery workshop in a cave. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 6 Thursday Cappadocia - Pamukkale (Breakfast, Dinner): Drive to Pamukkale. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7 Friday Pamukkale - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner): Today is the day to pay an early morning visit to the unique cotton fortress, the white calcium cascades, and also pay a visit to one of the first modern spa centres of the ancient world, Hierapolis. Then we drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 8 Saturday Ephesus & St. Mary s House - Kusadasi (Breakfast, Dinner): Optional (at an additional charge) Full day tour of the famous ruins of Ephesus and St. Mary s Cottage. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi. Afternoon optional (at an additional charge): Tour of Sirince.
Day 9 Sunday Pergamum - Troy - Canakkale (Breakfast, Dinner): Visit the ancient Medical Centre Asclepion in Pergamum and 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.
Day 10 Monday: Dardanelles - Istanbul (Breakfast, Dinner): In the morning depart for Gallipoli, the site of many battles WW1. Visit Anzac Cove, Lone Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bar and then drive to Istanbul to visit the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 11 Tuesday Istanbul (Breakfast): Return transfer to airport.
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Personal expenses, lunches, drinks, optional tours, customary tips to drivers and guides, travel insurance and any items not mentioned under inclusions