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Turkiye Winter Holiday 31DEC22-9JAN23

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Enjoy Turkiye to start your 2023 year by visiting all the important and famous cities in Turkiye to make your trips very special. This trip will be even more special as you will enjoy your long flights on the premium flights with lots of movies on board and great meals.

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Detail Package

Turkiye Winter Holiday 31DEC22-9JAN23

Itinerary

 

D1 31DEC JAKARTA DUBAI

2100 Flight Check-In

D2 01JAN DUBAI – ISTANBUL
0015 Flights to Istanbul
1425 Arrival Istanbul
1530 Istanbul Tour: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque
1830 Dinner
2000 Hotel Check-In Istanbul
D3 02JAN ISTANBUL – BURSA – KUSADASI
0630 Breakfast
0800 Istanbul to Bursa
1000 Uludag Snow Mountain (including Cable Car, excludes snow sport equipment)
1300 Turkish Delight Factory Tour
1400 Lunch
1500 Bursa to Kusadasi
1930 Hotel Check-In
2000 Dinner
D4 03JAN KUSADASI – PAMUKKALE
0630 Breakfast
0800 Efesus Tour
1000 Leather Factory Tour
1130 Lunch
1230 Kusadasi to Pamukkale
1600 Hierapolis & Cotton Castle Tour
1800 Hotel Check-In
1830 Dinner
D5 04JAN PAMUKKALE – CAPPADOCIA
0730 Breakfast
0900 Pamukkale to Konya
1300 Lunch
1400 Konya Tour: Mevlana Museum, Sultan Hani Karavanseray
1500 Konya to Cappadocia
1830 Hotel Check-In
1900 Dinner
D6 05JAN CAPPADOCIA
0730 Breakfast
0900 Cappadocia Tour: Red & Rose Valley, Pasabag Valley, Pigeon Valley
1100 Stone & Ceramic Factory Tour
1230 Lunch
1330 Cappadocia Tour: Underground City, Otahisar Castle, Uchisar Castle
1800 Hotel Drop Off
1830 Dinner
Optional Tour 3 – Hot Air Balloon
0400 Pickup from Hotel to Landing Field 
0430 Hot Air Balloon Experience
0600 Celebration
0630 Hotel Drop Off
D7 06JAN CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL
0730 Breakfast
0900 Cappadocia to Ankara via Salt Lake
1400 Lunch
1500 Ankara to Istanbul
2000 Dinner
2100 Hotel Check-In Istanbul
D8 09JAN ISTANBUL
0730 Breakfast
0900 Istanbul Tour: Topkapi Palace
1200 Lunch
1300 Shopping Session at Grand Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar
1600 Shopping Session at Taksim Square and Istiklal Street
1900 Dinner
2030 Hotel Drop Off
D9 08JAN ISTANBUL – JAKARTA
0730 Breakfast
0900 Bosphorus Cruise
1200 Lunch
1400 Istanbul Tour: Pierre Lotti
1600 Airport Drop Off
2005 Flights to Jakarta
D10 09JAN JAKARTA
1540 Arrival Jakarta

Additional Information

Package Detail

  1. Price includes Return Flights Jakarta – Istanbul – Jakarta  with Emirates Airlines / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Etihad Airways / equivalent with baggage allowance as per the airline regulation
  2. Price includes Tipping for Guide, Tipping for Driver, City Tax in all hotels in Turkiye
  3. Prices (Single, Double, etc.) as per active prices in the system.
  4. Prices are based on a First Come First Server basis and based on availability. Prices may change accordingly
  5. Hotels:
    1. Gunes Istanbul (4Star) / equivalent
    2. Royal Palace Kusadasi (4Star) / equivalent
    3. Ninova Thermal Pamukkale (4Star) / equivalent
    4. Dinler Nevsehir Cappadocia (4Star) / equivalent
  6. Tour Periods: 31DEC22-9JAN23
  7. Term of Payment
    1. Purchase through Apps (Web/Android/iOS): Full Payment
    2. Manual Purchase (via Whatsapp 6281122222738 or Email sales@touress.com)
      1. Down Payment 50% on confirmation
      2. Second Payment 30% 60 days before departure
      3. Balance Payment 20% 14 days before departure

Includes

  1. Return Flights Jakarta – Istanbul  – Jakarta  with Emirates Airlines / Turkish Airlines / Qatar Airways / Etihad Airways / equivalent with baggage allowance as per the airline regulation in economy class including airport tax and fuel surcharge (promo ticket, non-refundable, non-reroutable) based on seat availability. 
  2. Accommodations / Hotels including tax, service charges, city tax, and daily breakfast
  3. Entrance Fees and Meals as per itinerary
  4. Uludag Snow Mountain Cable Car
  5. Air Conditioned Private Coach including the driver, parking, and toll fee as per itinerary
  6. Tippings for Drivers and  Guides
  7. Tour Leader from Indonesia for a minimum of 20PAX in the group

Exclusion

  1. Optional Tours
  2. Personal Expenses (porterage, phone calls from hotels, laundry, mini-bar, in-room-service, and all other things not included in the itinerary)
  3. Travel Documents

Terms and Conditions

  1. This tour package is based on Promotion Non-Refundable, Non-Rescheduleable, No Transferrable except in the case of Force Majeure which makes the airlines cannot operate.
  2. The itinerary may change to adjust with the condition in the field. In the case the itinerary has to be changed, all points of interest as per the itinerary will be rearranged accordingly.
  3. Flight departure may be adjusted by a maximum of 4 days before or after the scheduled departure date to adjust to airline unforeseen conditions. For tour participants who fly domestic flights to Jakarta, it is mandatory to issue domestic flight tickets only after the International Flights (Jakarta – Istanbul – Jakarta) are issued.
  4. In the event of Force Majeure such as the closure of airports, endemic,  or pandemic, flights have to be rescheduled. All costs associated with the rescheduling will become the tour participants’ responsibility and the detail will be referred to the airline’s regulations. 
  5. By booking this package and paying fully or partially, you agree to and accept all terms and conditions, cancellation, and tour exchange rules of this package.

 

Additional information

Room Configuration

Twin-Share (share room with another person), Single (whole room for me), Child without Bed (maximum 8years Old)

Tour Period

31DEC22-09JAN23

Tipping Guide, Tipping Driver, UAE Visa

Included

Locations

Required Documents

  • A passport that is still valid 6 months after the return date from Turkey.
  • Valid Turkey Tourist Visa for non Indonesian. The following documents are required by touress to process Turkey tourist visa:
    • The scanned passports (please send to touress via email to formalities@touress.com immediately after your payment for visa processing)
    • Turkey tourist visa(s) will be delivered to you via email maximum one day before your departure
  • A vaccine certificate which is issued 14 days before your departure date is required to be shown when checking in your flight. In case you do not have a vaccine certificate, you must show a negative PCR Test result 2 x 24 hours before your departure date or a Swab Test Antigen negative result 1 x 24 hours before your departure.

Accommodations

Ibis One Central Dubai (3star) / 30 Minutes Walking from Burj Khalifa


Ramada Encore Istanbul (4Star) / Equivalent

Royal Palace Kusadasi (4Star) / Equivalent

Ninova Thermal Pamukkale (4Star) / Equivalent

Dinler Nevsehir Cappadocia (4Star) / Equivalent

Essential Information in Turkiye

Visas
Ordinary passport holders for all nationalities are required to have visa to enter Turkey.

Time Zone
GMT+ 3 and No Daylight Saving Time. Most Public Offices and Schools start from 0800 until 1400 while malls and shopping centers open from 1000.

Languages
Language spoken is Turkish. Most people in Turkey do not speak English except people working in tourist sectors.

Currency and Payment
Turkey’s currency is Turkish Lira (TL or TRY) with conversion rate varies from TRY6-TRY7 per USD. For your reference, price of BigMac is around TRY25-35 Visa and MasterCard cards are widely accepted in all malls and shopping centers. Currency exchange shops are also easy to find.

Etiquette
Istanbul is modern and by large tolerant, but visitors should also respect that Turkey is a Muslim country. Here are some do’s and don’ts:

  • Religion – Dress modestly and be quiet and respectful around mosques.
  • Alcohol – Bars are common, but public drinking and inebriation are less acceptable away from tourist towns.
  • Greetings – Turks value respect; when meeting a group of people, shake hands with all, male and female.
  • Language – Learn a few Turkish phrases; immeasurably helpful and appreciated by Turks.
  • Relationships – Do not be overly tactile with your partner in public; beware miscommunications with locals.
  • Politics Be tactful; criticising Turkish nationalism can land you in prison.
  • Queues Turks can be pushy in public situations; be assertive.

Turkey Safe Tourism


Safe Tourism is an application certifying the safe tourism concept covering the whole course of travel of our domestic/foreign guests from their arrival at any airport in Turkey until their return home/departure from our country. All our guests will be able to travel comfortably and safely with Safe Tourism which has been prepared in accordance with general instructions and guidelines published by ministries following intensive collaborative work.

Best Time to Visit Turkiye

Spring (April to May) is a beautiful season in Turkey. The weather in Turkey is close to ideal, as it is warm, but not too hot. The flowers begin to bloom all across the country, so you will have pleasant scenery to look at in cities and in outskirts.

Summer (June-August) is when the temperatures are the highest. The weather in the coast, towards the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts can be quite pleasant, especially with the sea breeze, but the weather is absolutely stifling towards the inland, so if you want to explore Turkey’s ancient heritage, this is not the best season for you to be traveling. This is high season, due to the Turkish and international summer holidays, so prices will peak. 

By the first week of September, the summer heat starts to fade away, and the fall weather sets in. The days will be slightly shorter, but you will still have a pleasant tourist experience. There is very limited rain during this period, making it perfect for outdoor explorations. 

Winter (November to March) is low season in Turkey because of the winter. The weather gets rather chilly, except for the southeast (near Antalya). There is a chance of snow in most places, including Cappadocia, especially in January and February. 

Points of Interest in Turkiye

Archaeological Sites

Witnessing many empires and civilizations, Turkey has a remarkable amount of archaeological sites spread out all over the country. From Istanbul’s palaces and mosques to the ruins of Efesus to the underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey is a haven for archaeology and history enthusiasts.

Excellent Museums

With so much history to its name, Turkey also has a lot of fantastic museums that actively preserve findings from the many archaeological sites all around the country. From the world’s largest mosaic museum (Zeugma in Gaziantep) to Istanbul’s Ottoman palace museums and the famous Topkapi Palace as well as Hagia Sophia, there’s plenty to visit while you’re here.

Incredible Architecture

Turkey’s architectural scope is truly striking and includes everything from historic churches, waterfront mansions built by European settlers and grand imperial mosques and palaces to stone houses built by former Anatolian empires. From Istanbul to Mardin and beyond, you’ll always find a structure that really changes your aesthetic perspective.

Underground Cities

Some of underground cities consist of over eight floors of carved, underground rock and are believed to at one time have house 20,000 people each, but today some of them are open for public viewing. The purpose of this elaborate underground community is though to have been as shelter from invaders and many centuries later, you can tour through churches, meeting rooms, store rooms, and all of the other essential spaces that aided the running of this long gone civilization.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis

Just a short flight from Istanbul, Pamukkale and Hierapolis lies in southwestern Anatolia and can be visited in one day. This UNESCO World Heritage site comprises the well-preserved ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis and the geographical phenomenon Pamukkale (‘cotton castle’ in Turkish), a succession of stunning white terraces of travertine rock formed by calcium-rich thermal springs, garnished by waterfalls and stalactites. Do as the Romans did and take a soak in the thermal hot springs used as a spa since the second century BC on this unforgettable day trip from Istanbul. Hotel pickup, return flights from Istanbul to Denizli, private transport, a guide and an appetizing lunch are included.

Efesus

The extensive ruins of the Ancient Greek city of Ephesus are a must-see for history lovers, and this 12-hour tour with return flights from Istanbul to İzmir makes it possible to visit in a day. Immerse yourself in an array of stunning monuments – souvenirs left behind by the Byzantine, Ottoman, Persian, Roman and Greek empires that once ruled Ephesus. Visit striking sites such as the Temple of Artemis and the Celsus Library, as you walk the ancient streets of Ephesus in the footsteps of inhabitants from centuries ago. This tour includes round-trip, same-day flights from Istanbul to İzmir and pickup from your city centre hotel.

Antalya Beaches

One of Turkey’s most important summer resort towns, Antalya has plenty of beaches that range from tourist favourites to more local beaches with historic ruins and a relaxed vibe. Whatever you’re looking for, Antalya’s best beaches definitely offer something for every traveller.

Great Food Shopping

With such an incredible cuisine, it’s no wonder that Turkey also has a lot of food shopping opportunities from open air markets to bazaars and everything in between. The many neighborhood markets are where locals buy their fresh produce, while the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar is where tourists like to do some shopping.

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloons

There are many companies in the area that offer the breathtaking opportunity to drift over the mountains and valleys of Cappadocia. Especially when your trip is for sunrise or sunset to truly bask in the panoramas.

Goreme Open Air Museum

If you want to make the very most of your visit to Goreme National Park, be sure to arrive as early as possible. This entire park has an exquisite collection of old churches, caves and other monuments for you to freely explore. It is highly recommended that you either buy a guidebook or sign up for one of the tours that lead you around the entire historical site.

Trojan Horse

Visit the archaeological site of Troy, the setting of the Trojan War in Homer’s Iliad, on a day trip from Istanbul and feel the magic of the legend that captivated readers around the world. See a replica of the Trojan Horse and explore the ancient city on a comprehensive 18-hour tour. Visit the 3,700-year-old city walls and numerous remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site, including everyday houses of the time. Lunch is provided at a restaurant in Eceabat, once the ancient city of Madytos, located on the shores of the Dardanelles Strait. A return ferry trip across the Dardanelles to Çanakkale is included, as is pickup from your Istanbul hotel.

Bursa

Having officially taken its place in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2014, the Turkish city of Bursa is recognized as the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. Even though it wasn’t the empire’s capital, it was the city where the Ottoman social framework developed, helping to lay the foundation for its social and cultural infrastructure. As such, the city is full of important monuments, especially a number of külliye, a structure of social and religious value usually composed of a mosque, tomb, hamam, soup kitchen, a religious school, and a health clinic. Here is a look at the UNESCO sites in Bursa that must be visited.

Bosphorus Cruise

You can Explore the highlights that sits between Europe and Asia through cruising by Bosphorus strait and discover the mega metropolis Istanbul from a different view by passing all historical palaces, fortresses and the Bosphorus bridge and capturing amazing pictures along this journey.

Health Protocol to Turkey

Health Requirements to be allowed to fly to Turkey:

  • Turkey requires no PCR or Rapid antigen tests if you have already completed a full dose of vaccination (1 shot for Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccines) 14 days before departure.
  • In case you have not yet completed a full dose of vaccination, you must present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure, or the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
  • On your departure to Indonesia, as part of the Government of Indonesia’s regulation, you must present the negative PCR result taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.

During PPKM (Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities) in Indonesia, traveling to Turkey is still possible. Please make sure you comply with the following requirements:

  • Please check whether PPKM is applicable in the area/province you are departing from.
  • If you are flying domestic airlines from any provinces in Jawa island or from Bali to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the full dose of vaccination (1 shot for Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccines), you need to present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta, as you need to present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure.
  • If you are flying domestic from any provinces in Jawa island or from Bali to to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the first dose of vaccination (except for Johnson & Johnson), you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta. as you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
  • If you are flying domestic from any provinces outside Jawa island or outside Bali to to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the first dose of vaccination (except for Johnson & Johnson), you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta. as you need to present the negative result of a PCR test taken not more than 2 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Mandatory 8 days quarantine for all International passengers arriving in Indonesia is still in place, and you must pre-book your selected hotel for this quarantine or book it on your arrival in Indonesia.