We would like to provide some valuable information for you to have a hassle-free holiday and enjoy your time with us to the fullest. Please check below our FAQ information that you may need during your travel.
REGULAR GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOUR PRICES :
Guaranteed departure tour with regular price good for FIT clients beacuse they have to pay more Money for the same itinerary. They will join with our other guests on tour day. If you have more than 8 Pax we will suggest our private tour price option. Our Guaranteed Departure tours available as mentioned from Istanbul as you can see below. There are three different guaranteed departure tour programs, you can see both regular and private tour rates from 1 pax to 40 pax.
What is a guaranteed departure?
A guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.
Travellers have made it very clear to us that guaranteed departures are very important. As a result of this feedback we have gone through our group tour schedules and nominated hundreds of departures as guaranteed departures. We are pleased to be able to give you more confidence to book your vacation in Turkey with us.
REGULAR TOUR BENEFITS TO YOU:
Regular Tours may add a value to your experience on your holiday. Seeing and making new friends with people from different origins and variety of different cultural relations is one of them. Besides, you will not be travelling alone and on your own. For example: If you were only a party of two, then you will not be paying extra for the same trip by comparison to private trip. Our experienced Tour guide and seasoned personnel will surely get you a great time.
PRIVATE GUARANTEED DEPARTURE TOUR PRICES:
Private tours means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal guide, with a private vehicle and chauffeur, exclusively for your party – nobody else. Private tour you will get more flexibility, better comfort and personalized service so you can experience the Orient the way you have always dreamed of it to be. Our private tour rates available from 1 pax to 40 pax. Private Tours can be chosen ona different period than Guaranteed Departure Tours. Only some hotels may be changed with the ones within the same category. On private tours, you may modify the main itinenary with the condition of not getting out of the route. You may change departure times, may choose to visit a different Museum that the fees to be covered by yourself. Our guide is to be with you from 08.00 until 17.30 hours every day.
Many of our Tours include domestic flights. These flights have a limitation of 15 to 20 kg of luggage with 8 kg of in-cabin weight depending on the Airlines. Please abide by these in-flight regulations. You should be present at the Airport an hour prior to flight times. We reserve and book your flight Tickets a week before the travel dates with the names provided by yourselves. If there is a typo or a lettering mistake on the names, our company holds no responsibility of any incovenience thay may be experienced so it is best to have a copy of the passport provided to your reprsentative.
DOMESTIC FLIGHT TICKETS IMPORTANT NOTICE:
For our Tours with domestic flights we need to be inform us of the names for the Tickets to be purchased for 4 weeks prior to tour date. For any details forwarded less than 4 week, additional surcharges may apply. Due to the availability in domestic flights that is hard to get as the time gets closer, prices may increase respectively so we kindly request you to book on timely Fashion.
COACH TRANSFER :
Our vehicles differ in line with group sizes. For 8 pax, we have Mercedes Vito, over 14 pax, we provide Sprinter, for over 29 pax, we have midibuses and finally for up to 45 pax, we have Coaches available. Taking into consideration of guests’ luggages we make an arrangement as below:
For 8 pax van: Maximum 5 persons.
For 14 pax van: Maximum 10 persons
For 29 pax van: Maximum 24 persons
For 45 pax Coach: Maximum 40 persons
Our vehicles are fully equipped with A/C, refrigeration, clean, comfortable and brand new or latest models. For long bus rides, we will have regular breaks in rest points on highways fora quick coffee and food, rest room breaks and such neccesities.
TOUR GUIDE :
All of our Tours include Professional and knowledgeable Professional Tour Guides. Our guides have all the information that may be requested by yourself whether historically, culturally or locally with very good English spoken. Although Regular Tours will have an English Speaking guide, for private Tour Options, we will have multi-lingual Professional Tour guides available as you may need.
We use mostly 4 star, 5 star or boutique hotels for your convenience and comfort. For example, in Istanbul and other regions we have 4-5 star hotel where for Cappadocia and such areas, we use classy cave resorts. On guaranteed tours, we declare the accommodation venues but it may differ for private ones within the same category, with good reviews.
Dinners usually served in the hotels on half board category. Lunches will be served in restaurants on the destination route. Meals are mostly served as Set Menu or Open Buffet Style. If you have meal preferences or special diet requirements, please inform us beforehand for necessary arrangements during your tour confirmation.
On our Tour Routes, we include all the “must see” museums and sight-seeing venues in our itinenary. This service is included within the Tour price. Some museums have different operation days and times but we will have similar sites to fill in for them.
Turkey is a great destination for shopping opportunities especially Trukish rugs/carpets, jewelry, leather, textile, ceramics and many other hand made artifacts. During the tours, we recommend some of the reliable and reasonable shopping venues to be visited. Our shopping stops are consisted of trustworthy, guaranteed vendors. Our guide will direct you to such stores during the tours. You may get informed by our guide in regards to shopping mattters while on the tour. Some of our shopping venues may apply group discount that you may want to take advantage of.
It is not a -must- to tip on our tours. However, if you are satisfied with the services provided by driver and the guide, you may consider tipping them accordingly as 2 EUROS for the guide and 1 EUROS for the driver. It is customary in Tourism industry in line with customer expectations and we inform our personnel to provide the best of our services whether or not tip is given.
Most of major sight seeings, museums included within the tour prices. However, some of the activities and excursions that are not favoured everyone, are not included. Such as Hot-Air Ballooning, Paragliding, Dinner Cruise, Turkish Night Shows, Whirling Dervishes Ceremony and Turkish Bath visits may be extra upon requests.
The prices for such exclusions are available on our website. We recommend that you book before the booking of your tour to make sure the Availability. You may not find space for some of these activities on the last minute or once you have arrived.
AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICES:
We provide your airport transfers for arrival and returns. Please, provide us the flight details when purchasing the tour for proper arrangements with flight code, destination, date and arrival timing. Our airport officer will be present to Welcome you after you pass the customs,luggage claim and greet you with a name board outside the gates.
SEASONS OF TURKEY
Winter Season: Between the months of December, January, February as the weather is around 10 degrees celsius
Spring: Between the months of March, April and May as the weather is around 22 degrees celsius
Summer: June, July and August are summer time with approx 30 degrees celsius.
Autumn: September through November is considered to be Autumn month with a National average of 20 degrees celsius.
Have your attire accordingly and dress with proper clothing as per the guidance above.
THINGS TO BE CARED FOR AND BROUGHT ON YOU
Turkey is a very modern Islamic country. You may just have fun and go around as in any European country when you are in Turkey. Only a few things to pay attention for such as entering into a Mosque with an alcoholic beverage in hand. Women should be carefully head-covered when in a holy environment. Rest is Pretty much the same as in any western city. Bars, cafes and restaurants are open until late nights and People get entertained safely. We suggest for you have the items listed below.
- Travel Insurance that covers Health as well. Globally recognized credit cards
- Cash needed for small purchases where cards are not accepted. It is best to use an official Exchange office for Turkish currency transactions.
- Clothing in line with seasonal standarts as indicated above.
- Universal adaptor and charger equipments for electronical devices.
- Comfortable trekking shoes for walking around as the tours most likely to have walking distances
- International Telephone Communication checked
- Have a copy of your flight ticket with you
- Have a personal identification on you at all times
THINGS TO BE CHECKED PRIOR THE TOUR;
Please check the information below before your departure
- International Flight Tickets
- Tour itinenary
- Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.
- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
- Passport Validation Terms
- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )
- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny
- Obtain emergency contact details from our office