13-Day Trip to Turkey with Flights, Meals & More

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Escape Kit

  • A 13-Day Trip to Turkey ($1,699 to $2,399), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Flights Between New York City and Istanbul
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel or Similar in Istanbul, One Night at the Hotel Akol or Similar in Canakkale, Two Nights at the Ege Palas or Similar in Izmir, Two Nights at the Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa or Similar in Antalya, Two Nights at the Peri Tower Hotel or Similar in Cappadocia, and One Night at Crowne Plaza Ankara or Similar in Ankara
  • 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 9 Dinners
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary in Modern Air-Conditioned Motor Coach
  • English-Speaking Tour Guides Throughout
  • Airline Taxes, Airline Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, and Entrance Fees Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

Satisfy your wanderlust with an unforgettable 13-day trip to Turkey, where unique cities like Istanbul and Cappadocia await.

The Destination
History buffs, sun worshippers, honeymooners, foodies—no matter what kind of wanderer you are, you'll find what you're looking for in Turkey. Sandwiched between Southeast Europe and the Middle East, with the Mediterranean to the south and the Black Sea to the north, "this geographic and cultural bridge,"Frommer's says, "boasts more Greek ruins than Greece, more Roman archaeological sites than all of Italy, and—in Antalya alone—more resort hotels than all the coast of Spain." Indeed, it's a wonder Turkey is not at the top of more travelers' lists. But that's quickly changing. This transcontinental nation has seen huge increases in tourism in recent years, and with tourism has come improved infrastructure, newly discovered archaeological sites, and a host of restaurants, bars, and hotels. Still, the country has remained tied to its roots—Asian, Balkan, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern among them. Explore it all on a 13-day tour of Turkey, courtesy of Gate 1 Travel.

The Itinerary
Day 1
Depart the USA for Turkey. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.

Day 2
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure and enjoy a welcome dinner at night.
Overnight at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar in Istanbul. Dinner provided.

Day 3
This morning, enjoy a half-day tour of Istanbul. Your tour includes a visit to the Hippodrome and St. Sophia—the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century. Visit the Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and magnificent interior with blue tiles. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar. Breakfast provided.

Day 4
Today, see the Anzac Cemetery at Gallipoli, before crossing the Dardanelles by ferry and driving to Canakkale.
Overnight at Hotel Akol or similar in Canakkale. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 5
Proceed to the classical city of Troy. Tour this 4,000-year-old city and legendary center of the Trojan War before traveling to Pergamum—a powerful kingdom during the ancient Hellenistic period (289-129 BC)—and visiting the Asclepion, the ancient Roman spa center. Enjoy lunch in a local village before continuing to Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer.
Overnight at Ege Palas or similar in Izmir. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

Day 6
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Izmir. With more than 3,500 years of history, the port city known historically as Smyrna offers a variety of impressive archaeological sites, not to mention easy access to ancient Ephesus. Or, simply relax in the city and sip Türk kahvesi (authentic Turkish coffee) at a café set along the scenic Pasaport Quay.
Overnight at Ege Palas or similar in Izmir. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 7
Depart in the early morning from Izmir and drive to Pamukkale en route to Antalya, where you will arrive in the evening. Visit the Necropolis and the ancient city of Hieropolis, situated atop the Pamukkale hot springs, which together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pamukkale hot springs have served as a thermal bath since the 2nd century BC.
Overnight at Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa or similar in Antalya. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 8
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Antalya. Founded by King Attalos of Pergamum as "Heaven on Earth," Antalya is an international resort city that has become a prime destination in Turkey. Long popular among yachters, the city also offers the liveliest nightlife on the southern coast, fantastic beaches, and world-class shopping, in addition to historic ruins in the surrounding region.
Overnight at Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa or similar in Antalya. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 9
Depart in the early morning for Cappadocia to visit the 13th-century Caravanserai of Sultan Han, a large abandoned city and shelter in Cappadocia. Continue to Nevsehir in Cappadocia, where you'll arrive in the evening.
Overnight at Peri Tower Hotel or similar in Cappadocia. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 10
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the area independently. A region of surreal rock formations and incredible cultural heritage, Cappadocia is home to rock-cut temples, ancient underground cities, and unparalleled landscapes. You can also opt to pay for a hot air balloon ride experience that'll have you soaring up to 1,500 feet in the air over the stunning sights.
Overnight at Peri Tower Hotel or similar in Cappadocia. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 11
Depart for Ankara, the capital and the second-largest city of Turkey. Upon arrival, visit the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk. Continue with the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which showcases archaeological artifacts from the Paleolithic Age to the present.
Overnight at Crowne Plaza Ankara or similar in Ankara. Breakfast provided.

Day 12
Depart for your hotel in Istanbul, spend the afternoon at leisure, and enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel with your traveling companions.
Overnight at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar in Istanbul. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Day 13
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
New York City (NYC) departures:
4/2, 4/9, 4/13, 4/27, 4/30, 5/4 ($1,699)
5/6, 5/7, 5/12, 5/13, 6/16, 6/18 ($1,799)
4/29, 5/11, 5/14 ($1,899)
6/1 ($1,999)
6/25 ($2,069)
6/23 ($2,129)
5/19, 5/21 ($2,199)
5/18, 5/20, 5/25, 5/28, 6/4, 6/9, 6/10 ($2,299)
6/8 ($2,399)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; see fine print.

About Gate 1 Travel
Unless you've been everywhere, man, there's always another destination to discover. Luckily for those with wanderlust, Gate 1 Travel is one of the rare providers to offer tours to, well, just about everywhere. Founded in 1981 with only three employees, this company has grown to more than 200 employees in offices across 19 countries. They're the pros when it comes to guided tours and vacation packages in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Spin the globe, pick your destination, then let Gate 1 Travel help you cross one more spot off your list.

  • Turkey is a unique country: a rich, layered, and magical world full of history, culture, gastronomy, humanity, and commerce—increasingly Europeanized yet (notwithstanding the über-cosmopolitan center that is Istanbul) still unspoiled and innocent.

    -- Frommer's

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name as it is listed on their passport
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by February 26, 2015 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes round-trip international flights between New York City and Istanbul; double-occupancy accommodations for 3 nights at the Legacy Ottoman Hotel or similar in Istanbul, 1 night at the Hotel Akol or similar in Canakkale, 2 nights at the Ege Palas or similar in Izmir, 2 nights at the Porto Bello Hotel Resort & Spa or similar in Antalya, 2 nights at the Peri Tower Hotel or similar in Cappadocia, and 1 night at Crowne Plaza Ankara or similar in Ankara; 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 9 dinners; sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach; English-speaking tour guides throughout; airline taxes, airline fuel surcharges, hotel fees, and entrance fees
  • Hotels of a similar standard may be substituted
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking
  • Voucher does not include optional tours, passport/visa fees, gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified by itinerary, any costs not specified as included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during 1 stay
  • Double Occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $600
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please visit https://www.gate1travel.com/terms.aspx#cancellation
  • Airfare is non refundable once ticketed
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, and motorized scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Visa and passports required; passport must be valid at least 6 months post travel
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
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