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HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY WITH ABU DHABI

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Turkey
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TURKEY

Turkey just may be the ultimate holiday destination. In one thrilling, sun-kissed package tourists can discover perfect beaches, ancient ruins, epic religious sites, wonderful food, glorious scenery, and a warm welcome from the famously friendly local people. Turkey includes tremendous variety in its vast borders: the west and east coast beach resorts offer pristine beaches and gorgeous turquoise-coloured waters, while to the west of the land are the rugged mountains of the Anatolian plateau, with its ancient cities and vibrant tribal cultures. Turkey’s variety is best experienced in the glorious city of Istanbul, straddling two continents across the Bosphorous, and with Ottoman mosques and palaces, Roman ruins and glorious Byzantine churches interspersed with cutting edge nightlife, retail stores and modern developments.

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It’s easy to get seduced by the picture perfect resorts of Oludeniz, Bodrum and Marmaris, but Turkey has plenty of other world-class attractions. Top draws include Cappadocia’s famed rock-hewn houses and churches, set amid a lunar-esque landscape; Gallipoli, a emotionally moving WWI site; the astounding ancient cities of Ephesus and Pergammon; and the thermal waters of Pamukkale. Turkey offers a curious and exciting mix of ancient and modern; east and west; secular and pious, and visitors seldom find one trip enough.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TURKEY WITH ABU DHABI

HIGHLIGHTS

Uc Guzeller, DEVRENT VALLEY, PASABAGLARI (MONK’S VALLEY), Kizilirmak river, GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM, Mausoleum of Mevlana, Necropolis, Ephesus ruins, Polio Fountain, Temple of Hadrian, Great Theatre, Library of Celsius, House of Virgin Mary, Roman Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace Museum & Balkan Peninsula

INCLUDES

Return flights in Economy class from Johannesburg to Istanbul on Etihad Airways
Domestic flight from Nevsehir to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines
Return airport transfers on arrival and departure days from/to Istanbul International Airport
Airport transfers on departure from Nevsehir and arrival in Istanbul
Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary in all major cities with photostops on tour and enroute
Professional services of expert English-speaking Tour Director throughout
Private group transportation in a modern, deluxe air-conditioned coach with onboard Wi-Fi.
Entrance fees to attractions as per the itinerary, parking, local taxes, tolls, ferry and service charges
Luggage handling at airports, tips for portage in and out of hotels and tips at local restaurants
Ten nights quality hotel accommodation in double or twin bedded rooms in Turkey
Meals comprise 10 Buffet Breakfasts and 8 Dinners in total in Turkey
Farewell dinner in Istanbul at the Sur Halic Balic Restaurant overlooking the Golden Horn
Complimentary 2 night stay in Abu Dhabi with breakfast and return airport transfers

EXCLUDES

Visas
Insurance
Tips
Personal items
Any services not mentioned

DATE CITY HOTEL NAME TELEPHONE
25 JUNE ISTANBUL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY +90212  514  9000
26 JUNE CANAKKALE KOLIN HOTEL +90286  218  0808
27 JUNE KUSADASI CHARISMA HOTEL +90256  633  3838
28 JUNE PAMUKKALE PAM THERMAL HOTEL +90258  271  4140
29 JUNE ANTALYA TO BE ADVISED +902++ +++ ++++
30 JUNE
01 JULY NEVSEHIR RAMADA CAPPADOCIA +90384  343  3470
02 JULY
03 JULY ISTANBUL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY +90212  514  9000
04 JULY
05 JULY ABU DHABI TO BE ADVISED +971****************
06 JULY

 

ITINERARY

DAY 01 24 JUNE MONDAY FLY JOHANNESBURG – ABU DHABI ON ETIHAD FLIGHT EY 603

AIRLINE FLIGHT DEPART 24 JUNE 20H05 OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL
ETIHAD AIRWAYS EY 603 ARRIVE 25 JUNE 06H00 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL

Check in online or at the Etihad Airways counter in the departures hall at OR Tambo International Airport at least three hours before departure. Ensure that your baggage is through checked to your final destination Istanbul. Clear security and immigration and report to your boarding gate at least 45 minutes before departure. Depart for Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways flight EY 603.

DAY 02 25 JUNE TUESDAY FLY ABU DHABI – ISTANBUL ON ETIHAD FLIGHT EY 97

AIRLINE FLIGHT DEPART 25 JUNE 09H30 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL
ETIHAD AIRWAYS EY 97 ARRIVE 25 JUNE 13H30 ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL

Arrive in Abu Dhabi. Deplane and clear security. You are in transit until flight departure and may browse the duty free area to pass the time. Report to your boarding gate at least 45 minutes before departure. Depart for Istanbul on Etihad Airways flight EY 97.

16 APR 2019 DAY 2 TUESDAY GROUP TOUR ISTANBUL (L)

DAY 02 25 JUNE TUESDAY TRANSFER ISTANBUL AIRPORT – HOTEL

PICK UP 25 JUNE 13H30 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
DROP OFF 25 JUNE 14H30 CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY

Deplane and clear Immigration. Reclaim main baggage and clear Customs. Welcome to Turkey. Look out for your tour representative holding the Group Name Board outside the Arrivals Hall. Meet and greet and transfer to the Hotel Crowne Plaza Old City and check in on arrival.

DAY 02 25 JUNE TUESDAY STAY ISTANBUL HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY

CHECK IN 25 JUNE PM ONE NIGHT ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 26 JUNE ONE NIGHT AM MEAL PLAN BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Check-in and check-out times vary globally with the norm being between 12h00 and 15h00 for check-in on the day of arrival and between 10h00 and 12h00 for check-out with no guarantees for early check-in / late check-out unless paid for. Upon check in, hotel staff will request an imprint of your credit card or a cash deposit for any optional in-house services not included in the tour price e.g. items consumed from the mini-bar, laundry, telephone etc. Upon check out the Client may settle the bill for any extras or have the cancelled voucher returned if there are none.

DAY 02 25 JUNE TUESDAY TOUR ISTANBUL BY COACH

START PM TOUR AYUB AL ANSARI AND PIERRE LOTI HILL
FINISH PM TRANSPORT TYPE GROUP SEAT IN COACH

Istanbul The radical transformations this city has undergone are vividly expressed by its changes of name: Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul. The capital successively of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and now, modern Turkey’s booming metropolis, it is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Initially a modest Greek city, it was chosen by Constantine as the site of the new capital of the Roman Empire inaugurated in 330 AD. The Byzantine Empire continued in direct succession to the Roman Empire, and its capital soon became one of the largest and most influential cities in medieval Europe, the guardian of classical culture and a bastion of Orthodox Christianity.

Its city walls were the strongest in the western world, and while the Byzantine Empire gradually shrank before the onslaughts of Persians, Arabs and Latin Crusaders, it was not finally extinguished until 1453 when the Ottoman Turks captured the city. In the century and a half after the Ottoman conquest, the city steadily acquired some of the finest Islamic architecture in the world, aided by the example of Hagia Sophia, the architect Sinan and the brilliant tile factories at Iznik. Minarets and mosques now dominate the skyline, but churches, temples, palaces and other pre-Ottoman buildings, and the arts which decorated them, are to be found in abundance. Istanbul has evolved into a melting-pot of cultures, with lively street life and colourful bazaars. The city’s international outlook is epitomised by its division between Europe and Asia, now linked by modern bridges crossing the mighty Bosphorus, and a new underwater railway tunnel.

The tour starts with the Mosque of Abu Ayyub Al Ansari, one of the most holy and important mosques in all of Turkey. It is so revered because it is located on the site of the mausoleum of Abu Ayyub al-Ansari who hosted Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w) on his entry into Madinah at the end of his Hijra from Makkah. He was also a companion and standard bearer for the Prophet (s.a.w) and was killed during the first Arab siege of Constantinople between 674 and 678 led by the Caliph Muawiya. This Mosque Complex dates back to 1458; it was the first mosque constructed in Istanbul 5 years after the Ottomans conquered the city. It suffered extensive damage from earthquakes and was completely demolished in 1798 except for the minarets and then rebuilt. The mosque was built outside the city walls of Constantinople as Eyup, on his death bed, asked to be buried under the walls of Constantinople. When his burial site was discovered by Sultan Mehmet, it was chosen as the location for the new mosque. For many years the mosque was the site of the Sultans’ coronation ceremonies and the place where they would gird the Sword of Osman, an important sword of state used during the enthronement ceremony of successive Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It was considered a great honour to be buried close to the burial site of Ayyub Al Ansari which is why the surrounding area has many other ancient graves and tombs.

Also located in the Eyup District of Fatih on the European side of Bosphrous is the Pierre Loti Hill. Take the cable car to its peaks where you can sip delicious, authentic tea at its famous tea houses. Pierre Loti also boasts breathtaking views of the city, including a picture-perfect view of the Golden Horn from Eyup to Eminonu. There is no better place for tea with a view like Pierre Loti’s, which is why you may be inclined to linger longer. Moreover; this special hill also has a huge historic graveyard on its southern slopes where the tombs and mausoleums of many famous pashas, sultans and authors may be found. Return to your hotel and check in. Evening at leisure, overnight at your hotel. In preparation for your group departure and to facilitate smooth check outs in the mornings, kindly settle any bills you may have incurred for extras and send your main luggage down to the concierge before retiring for the night.

DAY 03 26 JUNE WEDNESDAY TRANSFER ISTANBUL – CANAKKALE VIA TEKIRDAG

PICK UP 26 JUNE AM HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY ISTANBUL
DROP OFF 26 JUNE PM HOTEL KOLIN CANAKKALE

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and depart for Canakkale. Stop in the city of Tekirdag with free time to explore. Visit the areas of the ANZAC ruins from World War I. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by regular ferry to Canakkale. Stop to view the Wooden Horse of Troy Statue

Tekirdag, is a small commercial town with a harbour for agricultural products on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, 135 kilometres west of Istanbul, with a history that dates back to around 4000 B.C. The picturesque bay of Tekirdağ is enclosed by the great promontory of the mountain which gives its name to the city, Tekir Dağı, a spur of about 600 metres high that rises into the hilly plateau to the north. The area is the site of many holiday homes and the villages of Şarköy, Mürefte and Kumbağ are particularly popular with Turkish tourists. Except for the Rüstem Paşa Camii, built by the Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan, in the 16th Century, and the narrow streets that reflect life in the Ottoman period the city lacks old charm. One reason to visit Tekirdag is the local delicacy of small, spicy, cylindrical, kebabs called Tekirdağ köftesi, traditionally followed by some sweet local cheese and semolina pudding.

Drive on along the Gallipoli Peninsula for your tour of Anzac Cove. Visit the Ari Burnu Cemetery, the Nek, and the battle sites of Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine. Explore Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula, see the scars left from WW I, and perhaps pay tribute to the ANZAC and Turkish troops who laid down their lives in battle. Along the way, gain insight into the history behind the Battle of Gallipoli. The Gallipoli Peninsula is a unique landmass in the European part of Turkey. Famous not only for the unique long stretch of land between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles Straits; Gallipoli is hallowed ground for many nations, especially Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. Settled by Ottoman Turks in the mid-1400s, the Gallipoli Peninsula became a staging area for Ottoman expansion into the Balkans.

Today the area is mostly remembered for the fierce battles that took place between British and French troops of the Allies against Ottoman troops between April 1915 and January 1916. Most famously, it was where the soldiers of the first ANZAC – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went first into action during WW I. Both Australia and New Zealand still celebrate Anzac Day and the Turks consider it a point of national pride.

Thousands of visitors attend the annual ANZAC Day service each April and thousands more arrive at other times throughout the year to commemorate the famous battles of WW I. Cross the Dardanelles Straits to Canakkale by regular ferry. Photostop at the iconic Wooden Horse of Troy Statue in the city centre before checking in at the Kolin Hotel on arrival.

Located on the southern shore at the narrowest point in the Dardanelles Strait, Canakkale has been a major stronghold in the defence of the Dardanelles from the time of the Trojans through to World War I. The Dardanelles links the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and by extension, the Black Sea; while separating Europe by the Gallipoli Peninsula and Asia by the Troad. During WW I, a joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman Capital of Constantinople (now Istanbul), with the fiercest conflict taking place on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The attempt failed, but not without heavy casualties on both sides.Today Canakkale has a large student population at the local university and serves as a lively hub to travellers of diverse backgrounds

DAY 03 26 JUNE WEDNESDAY STAY CANAKKALE HOTEL KOLIN

CHECK IN 26 JUNE PM ONE NIGHT ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 27 JUNE AM ONE NIGHT MEAL PLAN DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Dinner and overnight at your hotel

DAY 04 27 JUNE THURSDAY TRANSFER CANAKKALE – KUSADASI BY COACH
PICK UP 27 JUNE AM HOTEL KOLIN CANAKKALE
DROP OFF 27 JUNE PM HOTEL CHARISMA KUSADASI

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Kusadasi. Photostops to view some of the pretty villages enroute to Selcuk. Visit a world famous Turkish Delight Shop / Olive Oil Outlet the famous Ephesus Ruins and the Cave of the Seven Sleepers. Visit a world famous Gozbasi Lokum Turkish Delight Outlet where you may sample or buy some of their delectable sweet creations. The town of Seljuk is named after the Seljuk Turks who settled in the region in the 12th Century. Photostop at the 14th Century Isa Bey Mosque, was built by the architect Ali Dımaski from Damascus in 1375 at the behest of Sultan Aydınoglu Isa Bey. The Mosque is located between the 6th Century Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist, the ruins of the Temple of Artemis of ancient Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. Members wishing to enter the Mosque or Basilica may do so at their own expense.

Kusadasi is one of Turkey’s main holiday resorts, situated on the west coast of Turkey about 90 kilometres south of Izmir. Kusadasi, is also one of the most attractive cities on the Aegean Coast due to its proximity to important historical sites such as Ephesus, Seljuk, Didyma, Priene and Miletos – principals of ancient times. Kusadasi has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters, providing a long tourism season. Ideal for tourists, the city is bathed in sunshine for 300 days a year and offers an excellent environment for an unforgettable holiday with great sunsets, the comings and goings of yachts and cruise liners, good seafood and entertainment.

Ancient Ephesus was a Greek city of Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Menderes River, in what is today West Turkey, South of Smyrna, now Izmir. One of the greatest of the Ionian cities, it became the leading seaport of the region whose wealth was legendary. Located near an old centre of worship of a native nature goddess, who was equated with the Greek goddess, Artemis. In 356 BC the Greeks built the Artemesium – a colossal Ionic Temple dedicated to Artemis the fertility goddess which was then one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. During the 2nd Century BC, Ephesus was the fourth largest city in the Eastern Roman Empire, famous for the Temple of Artemis, Library of Celsus, Ephesus Theatre and Medical School among other highlights.

Legend has it that the Virgin Mary lived her last days on Earth in a small stone cottage on Mount Koressos to the south of Ephesus. Lost to history for centuries, the foundations of the house were rediscovered through the miraculous visions of a German nun named Anne Catherine Emmerich who gave detailed directions and descriptions of the house. Her directions were followed by Abbé Julien Gouyet of Paris in 1881, and by two Lazarist missionaries from Izmir in 1891. Both expeditions ended at the same place, a spot which had been venerated by local people both Muslim and Christian and Muslim for centuries. After a visit by Pope Paul VI in 1967, the Catholic Church confirmed the authenticity of the legend.

The story of the Companions of the Cave is referred to in Surah Kahf 18 (9-26) of the Qur’an. According to Muslim scholars, Allah revealed these verses because the people of Mecca had challenged Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) with questions in an effort to test his authenticity and asked him about the young men who had disappeared in the past. The story parallels the Christian version about a group of young believers who resisted the pressure to worship others beside God, and took refuge in a cave, following which they fell asleep for 300 years. When they woke up they thought that they had slept for a day or part thereof and they sent one of them back to the city to buy food. His use of old silver coins revealed the presence of these youths to the town. Not long after their discovery, the youths died and the townsfolk buried them in the cave and built a place of worship there.

DAY 04 27 JUNE THURSDAY STAY KUSADASI HOTEL CHARISMA
CHECK IN 27 JUNE PM ONE NIGHT ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 28 JUNE AM ONE NIGHT MEAL PLAN DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Check in on arrival at the Hotel Charisma. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

DAY 05 28 JUNE FRIDAY TRANSFER KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE BY COACH (B&D)

PICK UP 28 JUNE AM HOTEL CHARISMA KUSADASI
DROP OFF 28 JUNE PM HOTEL PAM THERMAL PAMUKKALE

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Pamukkale. Visit a famous Leather Outlet in Seljuk Village. Stop and free time to visit a quaint village enroute to Pamukkale. Visit the Travertines “Cotton Castle” and ruins of Hierapolis.

The ancient city of Hierapolis was founded on this site in the 2nd Century BC and unlike all other ancient cities in being located, not on earth or rock, but on solid limestone layers formed by limestone water that flowed for centuries over this raised level plateau. “Hierapolis” means “Sacred City” and, according to Stephanus of Byzantium the city was given this name because of the large number of temples it contained. Up to the reign of Augustus the city was officially described on coins as Hierapolis, the City of Temples Today, the Theatre, the Apollo Temple and the Necropolis are the most important places to see in Hierapolis. On your way, you will learn the story of this sacred city and explore its Basilica, Theatre, Temple of Apollo, Roman Baths, Saint Phillip Martyrium and other parts of the city. You will also have a chance to view the historical Roman Pool of Hierapolis.

Pamukkale Cotton Castle, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered today, the eighth wonder of the world. You will be able to immerse yourself in the therapeutic thermal water that cascades down the snow white travertines. It is presumed that the travertines were formed in the course of a process which lasted 15 thousand years. As the 34 degree Celcius warm, calcium bicarbonate-rich water, gushes from the many underground springs at an elevation of 160 metres off the Menderes Plain and flows down the hillsides, carbon monoxide gas is released, thereby dissolving the calcium bicarbonate into sediments that form cascades of white coloured travertines. Hence the area is called Pamukkale Cotton Castle, one of the Turkey’s foremost tourism resorts thanks to its unique travertine formation, thermal baths, resort facilities, natural and historic attractions.

DAY 05 28 JUNE FRIDAY STAY PAMUKKALE HOTEL PAM THERMAL

CHECK IN 28 JUNE PM ONE NIGHT ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 29 JUNE AM ONE NIGHT MEAL PLAN DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Check in on arrival at the Pam Thermal Hotel in Pamukkale. Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 06 29 JUNE SATURDAY TRANSFER PAMUKKALE – ANTALYA BY COACH (B&D)

PICK UP 29 JUNE AM HOTEL PAM THERMAL PAMUKKALE
DROP OFF 29 JUNE PM AT HOTEL IN ANTALYA

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and drive to Antalya. Visit a Fashion Outlet in Denizli. Stop and enjoy free time at Lake Salda enroute. Free time in Antalya Old Town area to browse and explore at your leisure.

Lake Salda lies nestled 193 metres above sea level in the Taurus Mountains four kilometres outside the town of Yeşilova. Tucked away in the Mediterranean Province of Burdur, it covers 4,370 hectares and is one of only two places on earth that are said to have similar rock structures as the planet Mars. Its magnesium-rich waters run 184 metres deep, making Lake Salda the second deepest lake in Turkey and a popular excursion spot due to the hydromagnesite mineral found along its shores that are said to offer remedies for certain skin ailments. Apart from the lake’s fish, the black pine forests around the lake abound with quail, wild duck, hare, fox and boar making the area popular with hunters. White sandy beaches, limpid water and seven crystal-white islets complete the picturesque scenery.

Antalya is built on a rocky travertine plateau, formed by natural springs running down the Toros Mountains and surging off the cliffs, with the constant breathtaking silhouette of peaks and snow caps in the distance. The city’s Archaeological Museum is custodian to an incredible collection of antiquity collected in excavations at the nearby open-air museums of Termessos, Aspendos and Perge, the latter two among the cities on the Anatolian Mediterranean that witnessed the arrival of St. Paul. Antalya has rocky mountains, gushing waterfalls, soaring canyons, and lush gardens, perfect for biking, hiking, cycling, canyoning, rafting, wreck diving, golfing, and even skiing all just a stone’s throw away.

At its centre is the historic old quarter of Kaleiçi, a cobbled area backed by Roman ruins and Byzantine ramparts guarding the harbour, a living museum of the area’s former Ottoman grandeur. The maze-like Kaleiçi neighbourhood was made for strolling. Perfectly restored whitewashed and red-roofed Ottoman mansions line the cobblestone streets, now home to a plethora of boutique hotels, souvenir shops, art galleries and restaurants oozing old-world ambience. The Main Square has a fortress gate and stone-clad clock tower, while the 18th-century Tekeli Mehmet Paşa Mosque is worth a look just for its stunning interior tile work. Along Hesapçı Sokak, you’ll find the graceful Kesik Minare. Destroyed by fire in the 19th century, this is all that’s left of a building that started out as a Roman temple, was converted into a Byzantine church, and finally became a mosque.

Nestled into a recess in the cliffs, Antalya’s old harbour is a picturesque huddle of boutiques, pretty cafés, bazaars, and gently bobbing yachts that look out over the shimmering Mediterranean. With its peaceful pleasure-boat atmosphere now, it’s difficult to imagine this place was once Antalya’s major economic hub, but from the 2nd century up until the mid-20th Century, this was the main port, bringing trade and prosperity to the city and region. These days you come here to shop and then watch the sunset over the sea while you sip a coffee, or you can head out onto the Mediterranean on one of the many excursion boats to swim, sightsee, and spread out your towel on an empty beach.

A renaissance has also taken root to the west of the historic city centre over at Konyaalti, an expansive pebbly strip of prime beachfront backed by a grassy promenade and Beach Park, stocked full of diversions such as an aquarium, children’s playground, restaurants, cafes and shops. It’s this winning combination of sun, fun, cultural richness, and a well located, modern airport that has made Antalya the focal point of the Turkish Mediterranean.

DAY 06 29 JUNE SATURDAY STAY ANTALYA HOTEL

CHECK IN 29 JUNE PM TWO NIGHTS ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 01 JULY AM TWO NIGHTS MEAL PLAN DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Check in on arrival at the Hotel. Evening at leisure, dinner and overnight at your hotel

DAY 07 30 JUNE SUNDAY TOUR ANTALYA BY COACH (B&D)

Depart on your full day tour of Antalya after breakfast. Visit Hadrian’s Gate and the Waterfalls of Duden. Free time to enjoy the sun and the turquoise waters of Antalya. Free time in the late afternoon to explore Antalya at your own pace.

Located right on Atatürk Boulevard in Antalya’s city centre, Hadrian’s Gate is a stunning historic ruin that dates back to 130 AD. Built to commemorate Emperor Hadrian’s visit, it managed to survive the wear and tear of time and humanity. It’s no surprise that this historical edifice also happens to be one of the main entrances to Kaleiçi, the city’s beautiful historic quarter as the gate was part of the city’s outer walls and became an important gateway after its completion. As for the gate’s architectural qualities, the two towers standing on either side are from different time periods. While the southern tower, built independently from the gate, is from the Roman era, the northern tower is associated with the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat I, who reigned in the first half of the 13th Century AD, with a befitting inscription in Arabic script. You’ll be able to notice that the southern tower, which is also known as the Tower of Julia Sancta, is quite distinct from the other and is marked by a stone inscription, which substantiates its ancient construction date. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the exposure and renovation of Hadrian’s Gate took place. Today, it’s among the most important sights in Antalya and leads to historic houses, restaurants, and delightful shops in the city’s old town. After Hadrian’s Gate, it’s about a 10-minute walk until you reach a beautiful view of the city and the sea where having a cold lemonade at one of the cafés in the shade is a definitive experience while in Antalya in the summer.

The Duden River extends from the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean and creates two cascades known as the Upper & Lower Duden Waterfalls. The limestone countryside around Antalya is rich in karst springs, sinkholes and waterfalls. The lime deposits from these springs have built up over a period of two million years into vast travertine terraces similar to the famed terraces at Pamukkale. At Düdenbası, a cascade of waterfalls tumbles down a narrow gorge. The Upper Duden waterfall is 15 metres high and 20metres wide and set in a pretty valley. A natural cave has formed behind the falls and it is possible to sit here and watch the cascades. There are restaurants, boardwalks and picnic tables in the gardens immediately surrounding the falls to help you make the most of this scenic spot.

The Lower Duden waterfall plunges forty metres into the Mediterranean Sea and, while less impressive than the Upper Duden falls, it is possible to hire a boat in order to view them. Both upper falls Düdenbası Selalesi and lower falls Düden Çayı are there to admire and a trip here makes a nice nature break from Antalya’s glut of historic attractions.

Antalya is the main city on the Mediterranean coast and one of the most popular holiday spots, with an attractive harbour setting and the picturesque old quarter of Kaleiçi enclosed within ancient Roman walls. Dominating the town is Antalya’s symbol, the Yivli Minaret dating back to the 3rd Century. The superb Archaeological Museum, housing one of the top collections in the country, is not to be missed. Known as the Turkish Riviera, a holiday on the Antalya shoreline offers secluded coves, ancient cities and harbours, seaside towns, sparkling seas, and soaring cliffs. Ride a Cable Car to the hill top to see whole Antalya, the colours of the sea, beautiful shore with gardens, fountains, and breathtaking views of the Taurus Mountains. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 08 01 JULY MONDAY TRANSFER ANTALYA – CAPPADOCIA VIA KONYA (B&D)

PICK UP 01 JULY AM FROM ANTALYA HOTEL
DROP OFF 01 JULY PM HOTEL RAMADA CAPPADOCIA

Check out after breakfast and drive to Cappadocia, stopping enroute at a small village and then at Konya to visit the Mevlana Complex before driving on to your final destination for today, Nevsehir.

Most visitors come to Konya is to visit the Mevlâna Museum, the former lodge of the Whirling Dervishes and home to the tomb of Celaleddin Rumi, who we have to thank for giving the world the Mathnavi and the Whirling Dervishes. This is one of the biggest pilgrimage centres in Turkey, and the building’s fluted dome of turquoise tiles is one of Turkey’s most distinctive sights. For Muslims, this is a very holy place and more than 1.5 million people visit it each year, most of them Turkish. When entering, women should cover their heads and no one should wear singlets or shorts.

Walk through a pretty garden as you pass through the Gate of the Dervishes and enter a courtyard with an ablutions fountain in the centre. At the entrance to the mausoleum, the Ottoman silver door bears the inscription, ‘Those who enter here incomplete will come out perfect’. Put on the supplied plastic shoe covers before entering. Once inside the Mausoleum, look out for the big bronze April Bowl on the left. April rainwater, so vital to the farmers of this region, is still considered sacred and was collected in this 13th Century bowl. The tip of Mevlâna’s turban was dipped in the water and offered to those in need of healing.

Continue through to the part of the room directly under the fluted dome. Here you can see Mevlâna’s Tomb (the largest), flanked by that of his son Sultan Veled and those of other eminent dervishes. They are all covered in velvet shrouds heavy with gold embroidery, but those of Mevlâna and Veled bear huge turbans, symbols of spiritual authority – the number of wraps denoting the level of spiritual importance. There are 66 sarcophagi on the platform, not all visible. Mevlâna’s tomb dates from Seljuk times. The mosque and the hall where whirling ceremonies were held, were added later by Ottoman Sultans Mehmet the Conqueror, Süleyman the Magnificent made donations to the Mevlevi Order and Selim I, Conqueror of Egypt, donated the beautiful Mamluk crystal lamps.

The Semahane to the left of the sepulchral chamber contains exhibits such as the original copy of the Mathnawi, Mevlâna’s cape and other clothing, a 9th-century gazelle-skin Christian manuscript and a copy of the Koran so tiny that its author went blind writing it. In the middle of the room is a display case holding a casket which contains strands of Prophet Mohammed’s (s.a.w) beard. The small mosque in front of the semahane is reserved for prayers but as you exit the building, look to the left of the mihrab for a seccade (prayer carpet) bearing a picture of the Kaaba at Mecca. Made in Iran of silk and wool, it’s extremely fine, with some three million knots.Rumi died on 17 December 1273 in Konya; his body was interred beside that of his father, and a splendid shrine, the Yeşil Türbe (Green Tomb) was erected over his place of burial. His epitaph reads “When we are dead, seek not our tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men”

DAY 08 01 JULY MONDAY STAY NEVSEHIR HOTEL RAMADA CAPPADOCIA

CHECK IN 01JULY PM TWO NIGHTS ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 03 JULY AM TWO NIGHTS MEAL PLAN DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Drive on to Cappadocia and check in on arrival at the Ramada Hotel in Nevsehir. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 09 02 JULY TUESDAY TOUR CAPPADOCIA BY COACH (B&D)

PICK UP 02 JULY AM HOTEL RAMADA NEVSEHIR
DROP OFF 02 JULY PM HOTEL RAMADA NEVSEHIR

Depart for your full day of Cappadocia after breakfast. Photostops at the Uchisar Village & CastlePigeon Valley and Devrent Valley. Visit the Goreme Open Air Museum and Cardak Underground City at Kaymakli.

Uchisar is situated at the highest point in Cappadocia, on the Nevsehir- Goreme road, just 5 kilometres from Goreme. The top of Uchisar Castle provides an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding area with Mount Erciyes in the distance. Many rooms are hollowed out into the rock and connected to each other by stairs, tunnels, passages and millstone doors, to control access to these places. Due to erosion in places of this multi- levelled castle, it is not possible to reach all the rooms. Most rooms on the northern side are used as dovecotes by farmers today to collect bird guano as an excellent natural fertilizer for their orchards and vineyards.

The Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley, is a place to let your mind run free in a seemingly lunar landscape with roc formations that often resemble animals. It has none of the cave churches, Byzantine frescoes or Roman Citadel ruins that are famous throughout the rest of Cappadocia; but what it does have is an extraordinary landscape shaped by nature to pique your imagination. Only a ten minute drive from Goreme, between Avanos and Urgup, the valley is like a rock-formed zoo. Walk the trail and you’ll see a landscape filled with camels, seals and dolphins and whatever else your mind chooses to make of the twisting curving rocks. There are also small fairy chimneys, the rock pillars so distinctive of Cappadocia.

The Goreme Open Air Museum resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries built abreast of each other, each with its own remarkable church. A must-see site for any visitor, the site contains some of the finest examples of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes whose colours still retain their original freshness. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Goreme Open Air Museum also presents unique examples of rock hewn architecture and fresco techniques and forms a coherent geographical entity that represents historical unity. There are eleven such refectories within the Museum, with rock-cut churches, tables and benches dating back from the 10th to 12th Centuries.

Continue to the fascinating Cardak Underground City, built around nearly a hundred tunnels under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli. Early Christians had sought refuge in Cappadocia to escape from Roman persecution and had built these underground cities in which they hid and sustained themselves for weeks on end until the danger had passed. Water was obtained from the wells and cisterns and bread was collectively made in the city. Illumination was provided by oil lamps, fresh air via intakes and concealed ventilation chimneys. With its technical planning, well-preserved condition, and location at the entrance of Cappadocia on the Silk Road, Kaymakli has become a firm favorite with tourists.

A Word of Caution: Kaymakli is an ancient Underground City that has steep steps, narrow ledges and tunnels, some with dead ends and restricted head and shoulder room. Good walking shoes are a must and one has to walk carefully to keep up with the group and avoid falling over or knocking their heads in confined spaces. Enter at your discretion – especially the frail, aged, small children, expectant mothers, persons who have respiratory issues, feel claustrophobic or with other physical challenges. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 10 03 JULY WEDNESDAY TRANSFER HOTEL TO AIRPORT BY COACH (B)
PICK UP 03 JULY 06H30 HOTEL RAMADA NEVSEHIR
DROP OFF 03 JULY 07H30 NEVSEHIR KAPADOKYA AIRPORT

Check out after an early breakfast and transfer to Nevsehir Airport.

DAY 10 03 JULY WEDNESDAY FLY NEVSEHIR – ISTANBUL
AIRLINE FLIGHT DEPART 03 JULY 08H45 NEVSEHIR KAPADOKYA AIRPORT
TURKISH AIRLINES TK 2007 ARRIVE 03 JULY 10H15 ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL

Check in online or at the Turkish Airlines counter in the departures hall at Nevsehir Kapadokya Airport at least one hour before departure. Clear security and immigration and report to your boarding gate at least 25 minutes before departure. Depart for Istanbul.

DAY 10 03 JULY WEDNESDAY TOUR ISTANBUL BY COACH
PICK UP 03 JULY AM ISTANBUL AIRPORT
DROP OFF 03 JULY PM HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY

Meet and greet on arrival and continue with your tour of Istanbul. Visit the Grand Bazaar followed by Taksim Square this afternoon with free time to shop and explore. For many visitors, sightseeing in Istanbul is as much about shopping as museums and monumental attractions, and the Grand Bazaar is where everyone comes. This massive covered market is basically the world’s first shopping mall, taking up a whole city quarter, surrounded by thick walls, between the Nure Osmaniye Mosque and Beyazit Mosque. Entrance to the bazaar is through one of 11 gates from where a maze of vaulted-ceiling laneways, lined by shops and stalls selling every Turkish souvenir and handicraft you could imagine, cover the area.

The colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul’s Old City and has been so for centuries. Starting as a small vaulted bedesten or indoor arcade with shops, and there are several areas within the bazaar referred to by this name, built by order of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1461, it grew to cover a vast area as lanes between the bedesten, neighbouring shops and hans or tradesmen’s inns and workshops, were roofed over until the market assumed the sprawling, labyrinthine form that it retains today with over 4,000 shops and nearly 500 stalls known in Turkish as dolaps or closets. In addition, there were various other amenities for the merchants who worked there such as restaurants, a hammam, and a mosque, as well as at least 10 smaller mescits, or prayer rooms.

Taksim Square is considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Situated in Beyoğlu it is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels. Beyoğlu is a cosmopolitan district located on the European side of Istanbul that includes both Taksim Square and the famous Istiklal Caddesi. Situated just north of the Golden Horn and connected to the old city center by the Galata Bridge, Beyoğlu is the city’s modern centre for shopping, entertainment and nightlife. Pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Street) is a bustling modern shopping street with a wealth of restaurants and cafés. The lower end of the street can be reached by taking one of the world’s oldest underground funicular railways from near Galata Bridge. Constructed in 1875, the Tünel has two stations, connecting the quarters of Karaköy and Beyoğlu. Its tunnel goes uphill from close to sea level and is about 573 metres long. From Taksim Square, busy Cumhuriyet Caddesi is lined with hotels, shops, restaurants and high rises. On the east side of the road, just after the square, is Maçka Park, which is home to the interesting Military Museum.In addition to the shopping, dining and nightlife around Istiklal and Taksim Square, Beyoğlu has many museums, including the Pera Museum, exhibiting art from the late Ottoman Period, Dogancay Museum showcasing works by artist Burhan Dogancay and Turkey’s largest Catholic Church and Synagogue also located here. Beyoğlu is easily accessible from most parts of the city by tram, metro, ferry or foot. Trams and metro trains stop in several places around the district and ferries run regularly to and from the Asian side of Istanbul.

DAY 10 03 JULY WEDNESDAY STAY ISTANBUL HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY
CHECK IN 03 JULY PM TWO NIGHTS ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 05 JULY AM TWO NIGHTS MEAL PLAN BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

At the end of the tour, drive to the Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel and check in on arrival. Evening at leisure, overnight at your hotel.

DAY 11 04 JULY THURSDAY TOUR ISTANBUL BY COACH (B&D)
PICK UP 04 JULY AM HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY
DROP OFF 04 JULY PM HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY

Depart on your full day tour of Istanbul after breakfast. Visit Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and the Spice Bazaar. Tonight’s farewell dinner is at the popular Sur Halic Balic Restaurant overlooking the Golden Horn.

Hagia Sophia -there are many important monuments in İstanbul, but this venerable structure which was commissioned by the great Byzantine emperor Justinian, consecrated as a church in 537, converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453 and declared a museum by Atatürk in 1935 surpasses the rest due to its innovative architectural form, rich history, religious importance and extraordinary beauty.Dominating Istanbul’s skyline, Hagia Sophia has always been unique as an architectural masterpiece and remains one of the main highlights of Istanbul.

Measuring 75 metres long, 70 metres wide, and 58 metres high from the floor to the top of the dome, the Hagia Sophia is a huge space. Because of its dual religious usage over the centuries, the interior is a fascinating mix of both Byzantine and Ottoman splendour. It is lit by countless windows and dominated by the magnificent central dome that’s 32 metres in diameter. Huge circular wooden plaques on the main piers are inscribed in gold script with the names of the first four Caliphs. In the apse is the mihrab or the prayer niche indicating the direction of Mecca.

Above the main exit doorway, this stunning 11th Century mosaic depicts the Virgin Mary flanked by Byzantine Emperors Constantine the Great to her right and Justinian to her left. Constantine is offering the Virgin Constantinople, while Justinian is offering the Hagia Sophia to her. Five Sultans are laid to rest in the Hagia Sophia Complex, just outside the main exit from the building, beside the original baptistery. All of the tombs have lavish interiors featuring İznik tile work. Hagia Sophia is renowned not only for its magnificent religious architecture but also, for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics and fine examples of unique Ottoman Calligraphy. Witness this magnificent edifice and let its magic mesmerize you.

The Topkapi Palace was built in 1461 by Mehmet the Conqueror and remained both the symbolic political home of the Ottoman Empire until Sultan Abdülmecid I moved the imperial retinue to Dolmabahçe Palace in 1853. During the four centuries in between, it hosted 22 different Sultans and their families. The complex covers 700,000 square metres and stands on the same site as an earlier Byzantine Acropolis between the Golden Horn, Bosphorous and Marmara Sea. The palace was the administrative, cultural and educational centre of the Empire as well as being the royal residence for almost 400 years. In 1924 when Turkey gained independence the palace became a museum.

Within the walls there are gardens, courtyards, and many important structures. The palace complex has four main courtyards. As you enter through the Imperial Gate you reach the first courtyard where the Hagia-Irene Church stands together with service buildings like the soup kitchen which is now a restaurant, the imperial mint and bakery. The first courtyard leads into the second courtyard (Square of Justice) via the Babusselam Gate. Here the Empire’s administrational buildings, ceremonial areas, and treasury were located. The second courtyard is where you’ll find the Imperial stables, bath house, Tower of Justice, palace kitchens, weapons and an armoury section, clocks section and the entrance to the Harem and the Dormitory of the Haldberdiers with Tresses. In these buildings you can see a wealth of valuable art work, a costume collection, portraits and more. The Harem had more than 400 rooms and various sections.

The third courtyard was used for duration and was used by high ranking officers. Here the Sultan would receive guests and have his Privy Room or private chamber. Visitors can see the sacred relics room filled with priceless items. A fourth courtyard holds the circumcision room, pool, gardens, terraces, the Gulhane Tower and Sofa Mosque. Be sure to see the many kiosks and the hanging flower garden. There is much to see and each building deserves attention not only for its architecture but for the history and the treasures on display.

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultanahmet Camii is nicknamed the Blue Mosque because of the over 20,000 beautiful blue handmade Iznik ceramic tiles which adorn the interior walls featuring many different tulip, rose, lily and carnation designs. The mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 during the reign of Ahmed I who is also buried here. The mosque complex includes the Sultan’s Mausoleum, a hospice and a madrasah. The royal architect Sedefhar Mehmet Aga was in charge of the construction and the plans were meticulously documented in eight volumes, now found in the library of the Topkapı Palace.

The architecture incorporates Byzantine elements and Islamic architectural features. The mosque was the first of two in Turkey to have six minarets. There are 206 intricate stained glass windows on the upper levels of the mosque. Chandeliers hang above the prayer hall and lamps adorned with gems, gold and Arabic calligraphy decorate key positions. The floors are covered with carpets that are regularly replaced. The mihrab features carved and sculpted marble with intricate decoration. This beautiful mosque is topped by a large central dome and smaller semi-domes and is currently, along with Hagia Sophia, one of the most impressive monuments in the world.

Continue to the Spice Market. Vividly coloured spices are displayed alongside jewel-like lokum (Turkish Delights) at this Ottoman-era market place, providing eye candy for the thousands of tourists and locals who make their way here every day. Stalls also sell caviar, dried herbs, honey, nuts and dried fruits. The number of stalls selling tourist trinkets increases annually, yet this remains a great place to stock up on edible souvenirs, share a few jokes with vendors and marvel at the well-preserved building. The market was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque, with rent from the shops supporting the upkeep of the mosque as well as its charitable activities, which included a school, hammam and hospital. The market’s Turkish name, the Mısır Çarşısı (Egyptian Market), references the fact that the building was initially endowed with taxes levied on goods imported from Egypt. In its heyday, the bazaar was the last stop for the camel caravans that travelled the Silk Road from China, India and Persia.

Round off the evening with a farewell dinner at the popular Sur Halic Balic Restaurant overlooking the Golden Horn. Return to and overnight at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Old City.

DAY 12 05 JULY FRIDAY TRANSFER HOTEL TO AIRPORT BY COACH (B)
PICK UP 05 JULY 10H00 HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA OLD CITY
DROP OFF 05 JULY 11H00 ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Check out from your hotel after breakfast. All group members must ensure that they are ready to depart from the hotel lobby at least one hour before pick up time. Your tour director will arrange your transfer to the airport and bid farewell to the group. Turkey Itinerary Ends.

DAY 12 05 JULY FRIDAY FLY ISTANBUL – ABU DHABI ON ETIHAD FLIGHT EY 96)
AIRLINE FLIGHT DEPART 05 JULY 14H50 ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL
ETIHAD AIRWAYS EY 96 ARRIVE 05 JULY 20H30 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL

Check in online or at the Etihad Airways counter in the departures hall at Istanbul International Airport at least three hours before departure. Clear security and immigration and report to your boarding gate at least 45 minutes before departure. Depart for Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways flight EY 96.

DAY 12 05 JULY FRIDAY COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT – HOTEL TRANSFER BY HOTEL SHUTTLE BUS
PICK UP 05 JULY 21H30 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
DROP OFF 05 JULY 22H30 HOTEL TO BE ADVISED

Deplane and complete an eye scan. Clear Immigration and scan cabin luggage. Reclaim main baggage and clear Customs. Look out for your hotel representative holding the Group Name Board outside the Arrivals Hall. Board the Complimentary Hotel Shuttle Bus and transfer to your Selected Hotel.

DAY 12 05 JULY FRIDAY STAY ABU DHABI HOTEL TBA
CHECK IN 05 JULY PM TWO NIGHTS ROOM SHARE TWIN OCCUPANCY WITH ONE DOUBLE OR TWO SINGLE BEDS
CHECK OUT 07 JULY AM TWO NIGHTS MEAL PLAN BED & BREAKFAST FOR TWO PERSONS

Check-in and check-out times vary globally with the norm being between 12h00 and 15h00 for check-in on the day of arrival and between 10h00 and 12h00 for check-out with no guarantees for early check-in/late check-out unless paid for. Upon check in, hotel staff will request an imprint of your credit card for any optional in house services not included in the tour price e.g. items consumed from mini-bar, laundry, telephone etc. Upon check out the Client may settle the bill for any extras or have the cancelled voucher returned if there are none.

Check in on arrival. Overnight at your hotel. You are at leisure during your stay in Abu Dhabi and may consider taking an Optional Tour.

DAY 13 06 JULY SATURDAY ABU DHABI – DAY AT LEISURE (B)
PICK UP 06 JULY AM YOUR SELECTED HOTEL
DROP OFF 06 JULY PM YOUR SELECTED HOTEL

Breakfast at your hotel. Full day free to relax or for independent activities. Consider taking an Optional Tour.

Dune Safari – Experience the thrill of cruising through the desert with this evening safari with BBQ dinner. Head out on a six-hour adventure through the stunning landscapes outside Abu Dhabi and make your way to a Bedouin-style camp tucked into the iconic sand dunes. Race over the rolling hills in a 4×4, sand board down them at breakneck speeds, climb atop a camel for a once-in-a-lifetime experience or even rent a quad bike (additional cost). This trip includes round-trip hotel transport, henna painting, sheesha smoking, and even a belly dancing show, plus a savoury BBQ dinner with fellow travellers.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Explore top attractions in the UAE’s capital on this 4-hour Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour. Travel through Abu Dhabi by air-conditioned coach as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich culture and heritage. Marvel at the soaring domes and minarets of Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Mingle with the locals and immerse yourself in the bustling souks, where everything from gold jewellery to fresh dates has a price to barter on. Then, travel past the Corniche’s pristine gardens and beaches to the Heritage Village, where the Abu Dhabi of old is brought to life.

In preparation for your early check out and transfer to the airport in the morning, kindly send your main baggage down to the concierge before retiring tonight. Overnight at your Hotel

DAY 14 07 JULY SUNDAY COMPLIMENTARY HOTEL – AIRPORT TRANSFER BY HOTEL SHUTTLE BUS (B)
PICK UP 07 JULY 06H30 YOUR SELECTED HOTEL
DROP OFF 07 JULY 07H00 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Early breakfast and check out from your hotel. Board the Hotel Shuttle Bus and transfer to Abu Dhabi International Airport. If the Shuttle Bus has to leave before the breakfast service opens, then breakfast will be had on board the aircraft.

DAY 14 07 JULY SUNDAY FLY ABU DHABI – JOHANNESBURG ON ETIHAD FLIGHT EY 604
AIRLINE FLIGHT DEPART 07 JULY 10H05 ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL
ETIHAD AIRWAYS EY 604 ARRIVE 07 JULY 16H30 OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL

Check in online or at the Etihad Airways counter in the departures hall at Abu Dhabi International Airport at least three hours before departure. Clear security and immigration and report to your boarding gate at least 45 minutes before departure. Depart for Johannesburg on Etihad Airways flight EY 604.

Arrive in Johannesburg. Deplane and clear Immigration. Reclaim baggage and clear Customs. Welcome Home!

Bon Voyage! We wish you a safe and a pleasant journey. Thank you for choosing Avoca Travels.

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