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Turkey: Ancient Appeal and Modern Magic

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Escape Kit

  • A 12-Day Trip to Turkey ($1,399 to $1,899 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Flights from New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, or Houston to Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ground Transportation Between Airports, Hotels, and Sites per Itinerary
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye, One Night at Mövenpick Hotel Ankara, Two Nights at Lykia Lodge in Cappadocia, One Night at Pam Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale, Two Nights at Charisma Deluxe Hotel in Kusadasi, and One Night at Kolin Hotel in Çanakkale
  • Ten Breakfasts, One Lunch, and Eight Dinners
  • Tours and English-Speaking Guides per Itinerary
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Entrance and Admission Fees
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

Tour Roman ruins, Turkish architecture, and the relics of civilization on this 12-day trip throughout Turkey.

The Destination
History buffs, sun-worshipers, honeymooners, foodies—no matter what kind of wanderer you are, you'll find what you seek 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—and this 12-day trip from Keytours Vacations will ensure you see it all.

The Itinerary
day 1: travel to istanbul
• Board your overnight flight to Istanbul

day 2: arrive in istanbul
• Take the private transfer to your hotel
• Spend afternoon at leisure
Overnight at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye.

day 3: istanbul
• Spend the day exploring Istanbul on your own
Overnight at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye. Breakfast provided.

day 4: istanbul
• After a free morning in Istanbul, depart for Ankara
Overnight at Mövenpick Hotel Ankara. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 5: ankara
• Visit the Anıtkabir, the Ataturk Mausoleum, and view Hittite artifacts at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
• Continue your ground transfer to Cappadocia
Overnight at Lykia Lodge. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 6: cappadocia
• Explore Cappadocia on your own
Overnight at Lykia Lodge. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 7: to parmukkale
• On your way to Parmukkale, stop by the Mevlana Museum, a center for whirling dervishes
Overnight at Pam Thermal Hotel. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 8: tour pamukkale
• Tour the mineral springs-formed Cotton Fortress and Roman ruins of Hierapolis
• Continue journeying to Kusadasi
Overnight at Charisma Deluxe Hotel. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 9: kusadasi
• Explore the nearby ruins on your own
Overnight at Charisma Deluxe Hotel. Breakfast and dinner provided.

day 10: pergamum and troy
• Tour the ancient medical center Asklepion in Pergamum
• Eat lunch with the locals at a traditional village
• Visit the legendary walls of Troy before continuing to Çanakkale
Overnight at Kolin Hotel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.

day 11: back to istanbul
• Tour Anzac Cove, the Lone Pine Cemetary, and Chunuk Bair battlefield on your way back to Istanbul
Overnight at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye. Breakfastand farewell dinner provided.

day 12: return to the us
• Transfer to your international flight back to the US
Breakfast provided.

The Dates
New York City (JFK) departures
November 6 and 27, 2014; March 5 and 19, 2015 ($1,599)
January 8 and February 5, 2015 ($1,399)
February 19, 2015 ($1,499)

Washington, DC (IAD) and Boston (BOS) departures
November 6 and 27, 2014; March 5 and 19, 2015 ($1,599)
January 8 and February 5 and 19, 2015 ($1,499)

Chicago (ORD) and Houston (HOU) departures
November 6 and 27, 2014; March 5 and 19, 2015 ($1,699)
January 8 and February 5 and 19, 2015 ($1,599)

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

What Makes Keytours Vacations Stand Out?
With more than 20 years of experience providing tours around the globe, Keytours Vacations has become a world leader in group travel. And because they work with local suppliers in each of the more than 20 destinations in which tours are offered, Keytours Vacations is able to deliver some of the most accurate pricing and the best value for your money. Hotel accommodations, airport transfers, sightseeing itineraries, local English-speaking guides—Keytours Vacations provides it all.

  • "The agent I dealt with at Keytours was wonderful to work with. She quickly answered any concerns that I had... We were thrilled with the offer. I have been wanting to travel to the interior of Turkey and this gave me that opportunity to do that."

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  • "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."

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Please book as early as you can, and in any event no later than November 13, 2014
  • Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture and $150 for any date changes
  • Please visit keytours.com/terms.asp for all terms and conditions and a detailed cancelation policy
  • The cost of all airline tickets and airport taxes are non-refundable after a booking is confirmed with Keytours Vacations
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy (two people sharing a room). Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $400 due at booking
  • Includes Ground Transportation Between Airports, Hotels, and Sites per Itinerary, Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Three Nights at Crowne Plaza Istanbul - Harbiye, One Night at Mövenpick Hotel Ankara, Two Nights at Lykia Lodge in Cappadocia, One Night at Pam Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale, Two Nights at Charisma Deluxe Hotel in Kusadasi, and One Night at Kolin Hotel in Çanakkale, Ten Breakfasts, One Lunch, and Eight Dinners, Tours and English-Speaking Guides per Itinerary, Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, and Entrance and Admission Fees
  • Does not include passport and visa fees, gratuities, meals and beverages other than specified, personal and baggage insurance, personal expenses, or activity taxes/fees not covered in the promotional price or optional tours
  • Similar or better hotels will be substituted based on availability
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Stays must be completed within date range listed on voucher
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON March 19, 2015 • Enjoy By March 19, 2015