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Glimpse of Turkey

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days PEGL

Maximum Passengers

15 people
Minimum Age
15

Countries Visited

Turkey

Start City

End City

Antalya Istanbul
Glimpse of Turkey

Phaselis was founded in the 7th century BC. It flourished as a commercial trading centre where anything could be bought and sold, including citizenships for 100 drachmas! The Phaselians were more concerned about preserving the affluence of their commerce than with staking any political independence, so they pragmatically accepted any conquerors who came their way. 

Glimpse of Turkey


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Antalya

Accommodation: Aspen Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 2: Antalya - Phaselis - Kas

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Ekici Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 3: Kas - Kekova - Kas

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Ekici Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 4: Kas - Pamukkale

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Pamuksu Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 5: Pamukkale - Selcuk

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hitit Hotel or similar, Selcuk

Activities:

Day 6: Selcuk - Canakkale

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Anzac Hotel or similar, Canakkale

Activities:

Day 7: Canakkale - Gallipoli - Istanbul

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Golden Horn or similar, Istanbul

Activities:

Day 8: Istanbul

Meals included: 1 breakfast

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):  Lycian city of Phaselis; Pamukkale and Hierapolis; Ephesus; and Troy.
• Day boat cruise on the Turquoise coast including a delicious local lunch.
• Visit to the battlefields of the Gallipoli Peninsula.
• Arrival transfer.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, airport transfers, departure taxes, visas, insurance (compulsory on all trips), meals not listed (lunches and dinners), any optional tours or activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, tips and items of a personal nature.


What to know

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

Please note that the process for obtaining a visa for Turkey is due to change on 10 April, 2014.

For travellers due to arrive in Turkey on or before 9 April, 2014, the following will apply:

Both Single and Multiple entry visas are available on arrival and are payable in cash in either US dollars, Euros, or Pounds Sterling in exact change (travellers’ cheques and credit cards are not accepted).

At the time of writing, the cost of a single-entry visa is EUR 45 or US$60 for Australians and Canadians and EUR 15, $20 or GBP 10 for British and US Citizens. Please note that these amounts may change without notice.

For travellers due to arrive in Turkey on or after 10 April, 2014, the following will apply:

Visas will 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

"Istanbul - The Imperial City" - J. Freely

"A Fez of the Heart" - J. Seal

"Midnight Express" - B. Hayes

"Birds without Wings" - Louis de Bernières

"A Traveller's History of Turkey" - Richard Stoneman. A comprehensive history of the country from the Paleolithic to the present. This ambitious book is a well written and accessible overview of Turkish history, necessarily superficial. Read it as an introduction and guide to further study.

"Turkish Reflections - A Biography of a Place" - Mary Lee Settle. A cross-country odyssey from the Aegean shores to the Bosporus and interior by an author and poet who lived in Bodrum 20 years before. Settle's captivating travelogue is a richly detailed portrait of contemporary Turkey, its people, monasteries, myths, archaeological treasures and living traditions.

"Travellers' Tales Turkey" - James Villers. An engaging, insightful and entertaining selection of eyewitness reports, mostly contemporary, by writers including Mary Lee Settle, Stephen Kinzer, Jeremy Seal and Robert Kaplan.


Important Information

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

In the case of an on ground issue or problem, Peregrine's Istanbul 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

30 January 2014


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