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  • Departing 26 June 2021, returning 10 July 2021
  • Departing from: Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg
  • Price: From R30,990 per person
  • Cappadocia, Konya, Beysehir, Side, Antalya, Bursa, Sogut, Istanbul
  • Bookings open: Now
Exclusive Turkey Group Tour – June / July 2021 School Holidays
Destinations: Cappadocia, Konya, Beysehir, Side, Antalya, Bursa, Sogut and Istanbul
Tour Duration: 14 days / 12 nights
Departs from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg on 26 June 2021, returns 10 July 2021
PRICING:

R30,900 per person sharing a TRIPLE room
R31,900 per person sharing a DOUBLE room
R38,900 per person in a SINGLE room
R24,900 per child (2 to 11 years) sharing PARENTS room
R8,900 per infant (0 to 23 months) sharing PARENTS room

Limited seats – first come first served. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Prices may change without notice.

A deposit of R10,000 per person secures your booking. Full balance due by 30 April 2021.

BANK DETAILS:

Bank: First National Bank
Account name: Halal Tourism
Account type: Cheque
Account number: 62557049981
Branch Code: 250655 (Greenpoint)

Use your name and surname as a reference. Email proof of payment to info@halaltourism.co.za.

FLIGHT DETAILS (TURKISH AIRLINES)

26 June 2021  TK45 Cape Town to Istanbul  Departs 17h05, arrives 05h00 next day
26 June 2021  TK43 Durban to Istanbul  Departs 15h30, arrives 05h00 next day
26 June 2021  TK43 Johannesburg to Istanbul  Departs 18h10, arrives 05h00 next day
27 June 2021  TK2006 Istanbul to Nevsehir  Departs 06h45, arrives 08h10
04 July 2021  TK2593 Gazipasa (Antalya) to Istanbul  Departs 16h10, arrives 17h40
10 July 2021  TK44 Istanbul to Cape Town  Departs 01h55, arrives 12h00
10 July 2021  TK42 Istanbul to Durban  Departs 01h35, arrives 17h45
10 July 2021  TK42 Istanbul to Johannesburg  Departs 01h35, arrives 10h45

Baggage allowance for all flights: One piece of check-in luggage to a maximum of 30 kg and one piece of hand luggage to a maximum of 7 kg.

WHAT MAKES OUR TURKEY TOUR SO SPECIAL?
  1. Exclusive, halal and alcohol-free hotels (where available).
  2. Hotels have been chosen that offer value added services like thermal pools, saunas, etc.
  3. Only 4 and 5 star hotels.
  4. Antalya resort is fully halal and all-inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks included).
  5. Some of our hotels offer separate ladies-only swimming and/or spa facilities.
  6. Itinerary specifically reduces bus travel time to the minimum so guests have more time to enjoy Turkey.
  7. Visit the new Camlica mosque in Istanbul, the largest mosque in Turkey.
  8. We fly Turkish Airlines for reduced flying time.
  9. Two Jumuahs – in Antalya and Istanbul.
  10. Attend an optional Dhikr in Istanbul.
  11. Ziyarah shrines of Ertugrul Gazi, Osman and Orhan Gazi and Ayub Ansari (ra).
  12. Experienced partner tour operator in Turkey.
  13. Different means of transport chosen to allow our guests to experience the beauty and diversity of Turkey:
    • Aeroplane: domestic flight Istanbul to Cappadocia and Antalya to Istanbul
    • High speed train: Bilecik to Istanbul
    • Ferry: Bosphorous cruise
    • Bus: Cappadocia to Konya, Konya to Antalya
    • Tram: Istanbul
    • Cable car: up Alanya castle in Antalya and Uludag mountain in Bursa

 

HOTELS:
Cappadocia:
  • 5* Ramada Cappadocia Hotel or similar
  • Bed and breakfast.
  • All food is halal.
  • Mosque on the premises.
  • Spa and swimming facilities – mixed.
  • See http://ramadahotelcappadocia.com/en/
Konya:
  • 5* Bayir Diamond Hotel or similar
  • Bed and breakfast.
  • All food is halal.
  • No alcohol is served on the premises.
  • Mosque on the premises.
  • Separate spa and swimming facilities for ladies.
  • See http://www.bayirhotels.com/Default.asp?Dil=1
Antalya:
  • 5* Bera Alanya Resort or similar
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • All food is halal.
  • No alcohol is served on the premises.
  • Mosque on the premises.
  • Separate spa and swimming facilities for ladies.
  • See https://www.bera.com.tr/en/BeraAlanya_Home
Bursa:
  • 4* Ramada Bursa Cekirge Hotel or similar
  • Bed and breakfast.
  • All food is halal.
  • Mosque on the premises.
  • Thermal pool and spa – mixed.
  • See http://en.ramadabursacekirge.com/
Istanbul:
Price includes:
  • All international and Turkey domestic flights in economy class on Turkish Airlines
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cappadocia on a a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Konya on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Antalya on an All Inclusive (Breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks) basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in Istanbul on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bursa on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • All Airport transfers with comfortable & new model bus
  • All transfers between cities with comfortable & new model bus
  • High speed train ride from Bilecik to Istanbul
  • Full day Cappadocia tour
  • Full day Konya tour
  • Half day Antalya tour
  • Full day Istanbul tour and Bosphoros dinner cruise
  • Half day Sogut (Ertugrul Gazi) tour
  • Full day Bursa tour
  • Two Jumuahs – Antalya and Bursa
  • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Professional English speaking guide during transfers and tours
  • Turkey visa for South African passport holders
  • Two Halal Tourism South Africa tour leaders to accompany the group (except during private tours)
Price excludes:
  • Covid19 test and related expenses
  • Late check out at hotels
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for porters, guide and driver
  • Bar fridge items and laundry
  • Drinks with your meals
  • Phone calls
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Domestic flights within South Africa
FULL ITINERARY

Day 1:   Saturday 26 June 2021   [SOUTH AFRICA – ISTANBUL]

Depart for Istanbul from Cape Town (17h05), Durban (15h30) and Johannesburg (18h10).
Arrive at Istanbul at 05h00 the next morning.

Day 2:   Sunday 27 June 2021   [ISTANBUL – NEVSEHIR – CAPPADOCIA]

Connecting flight from Istanbul to Nevsehir (near Cappadocia) departs at 06h45.
Arrive at 08h10 at Nevsehir. Once we have collected our luggage and passed through passport control, we will depart to our hotel to drop our luggage. An early check-in will be requested but will not be guaranteed. Explore the streets of Cappadocia and get some rest for the rest of the day.

Overnight Cappadocia – Bed and breakfast.

Day 3:   Monday 28 June 2021   [CAPPADOCIA]

Optional early morning hot air balloon.
Full day Cappadocia tour including lunch. Visit Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Underground City, Cavusin Village and Fairy Chimneys.

Overnight Cappadocia – Bed and breakfast.

Day 4:   Tuesday 29 June 2021   [CAPPADOCIA – SULTANHANI CARAVANSARAI – KONYA]

Transfer to Konya by bus (240 km).
Visit Sultanhani Caravansarai on the way.
Check in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Konya – Bed and breakfast.

Day 5:   Wednesday 30 June 2021   [KONYA]

Full day Konya tour including visits to Mevlana Rumi mausoleum and museum, Shams-i Tabrizi mosque, Karatay madressa and Konya panorama museum.

Overnight Konya – Bed and breakfast.

Day 6:   Thursday 1 July 2021   [KONYA – BEYSEHIR – SIDE – ANTALYA]

Transfer to Antalya by bus (280 km). Visit the historic Esrefoglu mosque at the Beysehir lake on the way. Then
visit Manavgat waterfall and the ancient city of Side.
Check in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight Antalya – All inclusive (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 7:   Friday 2 July 2021   [ANTALYA]

Attend jumuah at the nearby Hüseyin Fevzi Alaettinoğlu mosque (1 km from hotel). No transfer to mosque
included.
Enjoy the resort on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight Antalya – All inclusive (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 8:   Saturday 3 July 2021   [ANTALYA]

Enjoy the resort on your own for the day.

Overnight Antalya – All inclusive (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 9:   Sunday 4 July 2021   [ANTALYA – ISTANBUL – BURSA]

After checkout, enjoy a half day Antalya tour (visit Damlatas cave, Alanya castle and the famous Kleopatra
beach). Transfer to Gazipasa airport for flight to Istanbul.
Transfer to Bursa hotel. Visit Camlica mosque (largest in Turkey) on the way to Bursa.

Overnight Bursa – Bed and breakfast

Day 10:   Monday 5 July 2021   [BURSA]

Enjoy an extended full day tour of Bursa, visiting the Ulucami mosque and Green mosque, the tombs of Osman and Orhan Gazi, Bursa Panorama 1326 museum, cable car up Uludag mountain. Then we have a coffee / tea stop at the 600-year old tree. Shopping at the famous Bursa silk market.

Overnight Bursa – Bed and breakfast

Day 11:   Tuesday 6 July 2021   [BURSA – SOGUT – BILECIK – ISTANBUL]

Visit Sogut for a half day Ertugrul Gazi tour. Transfer to Bilecik station for high speed train to Istanbul. Transfer to hotel. Free time for the rest of the day.

Overnight Istanbul – Bed and breakfast

Day 12:   Wednesday 7 July 2021   [ISTANBUL]

Full day tour of Istanbul. Visit Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace (excluding harem), Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, Spice market and Grand bazaar. Optional: Princess Islands tour.

Overnight Istanbul – Bed and breakfast.

Day 13:   Thursday 8 July 2021   [ISTANBUL]

Free day at leisure for shopping.
Attend an optional Dhikr this evening.

Overnight Istanbul – Bed and breakfast.

Day 14:   Friday 9 July 2021   [ISTANBUL – ISTANBUL AIRPORT]

Free time for shopping. Jumuah at Ayasofia mosque. Dinner cruise on the Bosphoros.
Evening transfer to Istanbul airport for flight home.

Day 15:   Saturday 10 July 2021   [ISTANBUL – SOUTH AFRICA]

Depart from Istanbul to Cape Town (01h55), Durban (01h35) and Johannesburg (01h35).
Arrive in Cape Town (12h00), Durban (12h35) and Johannesburg (10h20).

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Questions and Answers

Q: Is the tour for Muslims only?

A: The tour is open to everyone. We think Halal Tourism is for everyone. In fact, we believe it is for everyone, irrespective of religious persuasion. Have you seen people of other faiths eating from the Halal table at corporate events? I am sure most have. Halal is much more than a permissible meal. It includes the prohibition of pork and alcohol. Halal prescribes for animals to be slaughtered in a humane and ethical manner, in a clean environment. Halal is undoubtably an obligation for Muslims. But many people of other faiths have no issue with Halal. For this reason, we believe that Halal Tourism appeals to people of other faiths too. The Halal meals, the exotic tastes, the alcohol-free environment, the conservative lifestyle… these appeal to people from all walks of life.

Q: Do you make provision for single ladies on the tour?

A: Single ladies are more than welcome. In fact, most of our ex-travellers were single women. Where possible, we arrange for single ladies to share twin or triple rooms to keep costs down. In our experience, single ladies grouped together forge close ties during the tour and leave for home as close friends.

Q: Are senior citizens allowed to join the tour?

A: Our more matured traveller is not only welcome but is encouraged to join the tour. All our tours are specially designed not to be too strenuous on the not-too-young-at-heart. Furthermore, we allow more than enough time and space during tours and programmes for everyone to keep up with the pace. People of all ages and welcome to join the tour, including infants and children.

Q: When do bookings open, and close? Will you accept late bookings?

A: Bookings opened on 20 November 2020 and closes on 30 April 2021.

Q: Do I have to pay in full to secure my booking?

A: No. We only require a per-person deposit of R10,000 to hold your booking. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You may pay the balance in instalments but the full balance must be paid by 30 April 2021.

Q: Can I stay longer in Turkey on my own?

A: Yes. You are allowed to return home at a later date, subject to the additional costs for the flight change, extra accommodation, airport transfer and private tour costs. Let us know and we will gladly quote you for the additional stay.

Q: When is the best time to visit Turkey?

A: Due to moderate temperatures and room rates, March to May and September to November are considered to be the best time to visit Turkey. If you prefer the warmer months then visit from June to August. Bear in mind that the Mediterranean coastal region (like Antalya) is only open from May to October.

Q: How much time will I spend in transit?

A: None on the international flights as direct flights to and from Istanbul are offered by Turkish Airlines. On the domestic flight from Istanbul to Nevsehir, you will spend less than 2 hours in transit at Istanbul airport. There is no transit time on the return journey as you will have a direct flight from Istanbul home!

Q: What sort of travel insurance would you recommend?

A: It’s always important to stay safe whilst travelling, and travel insurance provides a security in case something goes wrong whilst travelling. As the saying goes: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” We would recommend a discounted group travel insurance policy or a comprehensive individual policy that caters for your individual needs.

Reviews
  • We had the pleasure to tour Turkey with them in October 2019. Lots of history and we were privileged to visit many of them. Care was taken to make these trips comfortable and pleasant. Accommodation was excellent and the food for most part was good. I would definitely travel with them again in shaa Allah.

    Arifa Allie
  • How privileged myself and my wife Feroza were to have travelled with Halal Tourism South Africa. Since the day we booked with Brother Nadeem he kept us up to date with travel arrangements until we departed from Cape Town. We made new friends as there were 22 in the group. All I can say is we could never have done it on our own. Shukran again to Ameer and Nadeem for everything you guys did for us, and we will definitely travel with Halal Tourism South Africa again.

    Armien Jappie
  • I have travelled a lot and this was my first group tour with Halal Tourism South Africa. And a very memorable one. To be honest I was very skeptical at first about being on a tour with people from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. It was the best decision; right from the time we met in Dubai to our return we were one big family. As for our tour leaders Nadeem and Ameer, they left no stone unturned when it came to any aspect of our tour; always willing to accommodate and compromise and not forgetting all the extras that you added. Insha Allah, will surely join in one of the upcoming tours. I’m staying with Halal Tourism South Africa.

    Fazila Sayed
  • We found the 2019 trip to Turkey an amazing experience. The group we travelled with were a wonderful group of people that became our friends. The days were hectic but most enjoyable. Nadeem and Ameer of Halal Tourism South Africa were absolutely amazing, always enquiring if everything was okay and was available 24 out of 24 and was willing to go the extra mile if need be. The trip was planned to meet the last detail, we did not worry about transfers, transportation, entrance fees, etc. Everything was taken care of. I must admit we would not have seen so many places had we gone on our own. This trip was worth every cent and well worth it. I would not hesitate in recommending Halal Tourism South Africa to future travellers.

    Hoosain Hansrod
  • The places they chose to visit is of top class. Had the privilege of travelling with them to Turkey in October 2019. It was an amazing journey (first time with a group). Nadeem and his companion Ameer were the perfect leaders of the pack and were very accommodating to the advantage of most of the team members.

    Jameelah Jonas
  • I was privileged to be part of the Turkey tour group in October 2019. We were a group of 22 people. This group became my Turkey family… awesome, good, kind hearted people. Halal Tourism South Africa planned this holiday very carefully to ensure that the travellers would get the maximum out of the tour. It was well planned; the hotels where top of the range. Shukran Nadeem and Ameer. Only one complaint: I wanted 2 more days for shopping.
    I would have loved to join your tour in March 2020 but that’s my busy time at work. I’m certain the people going will have a superb time.
    All the best Halal Tourism South Africa. Hope you organise a group tour with the next place on my bucket list…

    Mariam Gasant
  • We did an Islamic tour of Turkey with Halal Tourism South Africa. It was an amazing trip, 5 star all the way. Nadeem, our tour operator, is outstanding at what he does. So many wonderful memories. Highly recommended, hassle free travelling. Thank you Halal Tourism South Africa.

    Moonira Sulaiman
  • I would like to thank (Turkish: Teşekkür) Nadeem and Ameer for making my Turkish dream come true. Imagine having the privilege of seeing Nabi Musa’s staff, Nabi Dawood’s sword, Ertugrul’s grave, etc. Shukran, it was absolutely amazing, it was an experience that I would never ever forget. You guys were great, I felt safe, I would definitely travel with you again. Last but not least, I really appreciated the awesome birthday cake you guys bought me whilst we were in Cyprus. May the business grow from strength to strength, insha Allah. Türkiye seviyorum (English – I love Turkey).

    Najawa Barron
  • We travelled with Halal Tourism on their Turkey Tour of October 2019 and would highly recommend them for a wonderful experience and professionalism, from our first interaction to the last.

    The accommodation (all 5 star) and the different modes of travel was great. Whenever issues arose, it was dealt with speedily and professionally.

    We would gladly travel with them again and cannot endorse them enough for a truly wonderful experience.

    Shafick & Ansaaf Majiet
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