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Central Turkey & the Black Sea

Trip Length

Trip Code

15 days PECE

Maximum Passengers

15 people

Countries Visited

Turkey

Start City

End City

Istanbul Antalya
Central Turkey & the Black Sea

This is the Turkey less travelled, and in the hands of your local leader it will captivate you. From the Black Sea and the unspoilt Ottoman old town of Safranbolu to the out-of-this-world landscapes of Cappadocia, the hidden heart of this fascinating destination is revealed.

 

 

In 2015 this trip will change from a group size of maximum 15 to maximum 16.

Central Turkey & the Black Sea


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul

Accommodation: Hotel Golden Horn or similar, Istanbul

Activities:

Day 2: Istanbul

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Golden Horn or similar, Istanbul

Activities:

Day 3: Istanbul - Amasra

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Sinan Hotel or similar, Amsara

Activities:

Day 4: Amasra - Safranbolu - Kastamonu

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Ergun Hotel or similar, Kastamonu

Activities:

Day 5: Kastamonu - Amasya

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Aydınlı or similar, Amasya

Activities:

Day 6: Amasya - Sivas

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Köşk or similar, Siva

Activities:

Day 7: Sivas - Darende

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Tiryandafil or similar, Darende

Activities:

Day 8: Darende - Mt Nemrut - Kahta

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Zeus Hotel or similar, Kahta

Activities:

Day 9: Kahta - Sanliurfa

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Zeus Hotel or similar, Kahta

Activities:

Day 10: Sanliurfa - Gaziantep

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Zeus Hotel or similar, Kahta

Activities:

Day 11: Gaziantep – Niğde - Cappadocia

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Heybe Hotel or Cinar Hotel or similar, Cappadocia

Activities:

Day 12: Cappadocia

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Heybe Hotel or Cinar Hotel or similar, Cappadocia

Activities:

Day 13: Cappadocia

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Heybe Hotel or Cinar Hotel or similar, Cappadocia

Activities:

Day 14: Cappadocia - Konya

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Sems Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 15: Konya - Antalya (end)

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Khan Hotel or similar, Antalya

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

What's Included

• The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local tour leader.

• Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Istanbul including the Topkapi Palace; Basilica Cistern; Amasra; World Heritage site of Safranbolu; Amasya; Sivas; Darende village and waterfalls at Günpinar; Mosaic museum in Gaziantep; Urfa Castle; underground city of Derinkuyu; Göreme Open Air museum; Mount Nemrut; Ihlara

• Visit to Mount Nemrut National Park.
• Walks in Cappadocia's ‘Love Valley’ and Pasabaglari Valley.
• Arrival transfer (from Istanbul's Ataturk airport - IST)

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, departure transfer, departure taxes, visas, insurance, other meals, drinks, optional additional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Turkey

Australians, Americans, British and Canadians require a visa for Turkey. New Zealanders do not currently require a visa for Turkey. For all other nationalities, please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent of the nearest Turkish Consulate or Embassy.

From 10 April 2014, the following applies:

Visas are no longer be available to obtain on arrival; an e-visa must be obtained before you go. Please go to https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for all the information you need to obtain an e-visa.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Turkey

If You Were Me and Lived in... Turkey - Carole P Roman

T is for Turkey - Nilufer Topaloglu Pyper

 

 


Important Information

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

 

In the case of an on ground issue or problem, Peregrine's Turkey local Office can be reached on: +90 532 641 2822

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

26 August 2014


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