Moscow and Turkey Combination

COMBINED TRIP MOSCOW & TURKEY

2 nights in Moscow
7 Nights in Turkey and back
11 nights at the Turkish Riveria in a 5* hotel
2 nights in Moscow

Day 1-Arrival
From the chosen airport you will take a flight (possibly with a stopover) to Moscow. Details of flight connections can be found below after selecting your departure airport. Please note that you will need to perform a PCR test, which should not be more than 72 hours old. A FFP2 mask must be worn throughout the flight and transfers in Moscow.

In Moscow, you will be picked up by the tour guide of our partner agency in Moscow and transferred to your 4* hotel in Moscow.

Day 2 – vaccination
After breakfast your tour guide will take you to the vaccination center. There you will first perform another PCR test, as foreign PCR tests are not accepted. In the meantime you will make an appointment with your doctor for a preliminary examination and a fee. The organization of the doctor’s appointment and the provision of an interpreter (Russian/German) are part of this travel offer*.  The doctor’s appointment and the order of the vaccination (total cost of approx. 200-220 Euro per appointment) are at your expense. The “Sputnik V” vaccine is provided free of charge by the Russian Federation. You decide freely and independently if you want to be vaccinated. Afterwards, the tour guide will take you back to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon/evening is at your free disposal.

Day 3 – Connecting flight to Istanbul. Arrival in Istanbul. Welcome by the German-speaking tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Day 4 – Today you will see two of the most popular sites of the megalopolis on the Bosphorus. You will walk through the vast park of the Topkapi Palace. You will enjoy a beautiful view of the Golden Horn from the terraces. The Hagia Sophia, with its beautiful Byzantine mosaics, was built as a church and converted into a mosque under Sultan Mehmed II. Since 1935, it is a museum and has been converted back into a mosque.

Day 5 – Istanbul – Troy – Ayvalik (about 470 km)
After breakfast, you drive in the early morning along the Thracian coast to Troy. After crossing the Dardanelles by car ferry, you will reach the legendary archaeological site and visit it in detail.

Day 6 – Ayvalik – Pergamon – Ephesus – Kusadasi (about 210 km)
This day you will go to the Akropolishügel, where you will visit the ruins of Pergamon. Besides the foundations of the altar of Zeus, the temples of Athena and Trajan are worth seeing. Continue to the ruins of Ephesus. Here you will discover one of the most important and largest excavation sites in Turkey. You will walk along Kureten Street and recognize, even from a distance, the impressive library. You can also marvel at the Odeon or the Trajan Fountain. The theater, carved into the hill, with its 24,000 seats, will take your breath away.

Day 7 – Kusadasi – Aphrodisias – Denizli (about 230 km)
You will cross the fertile plain of the meander, to the famous excavation site, the goddess of beauty Aphrodite. Here you can marvel at the best preserved stadium, with the race track still clearly recognizable. The rest of the day is at your disposal.

Day 8 – Denizli – Antalya/Belek (about 220 km)
You will drive through the Taurus Mountains to Antalya. On the way, you will visit a carpet weaving factory (with the possibility of consultation, presentation and purchase). You will learn everything about carpet knotting. Travel to the Antalya region.

Day 9 – Antalya – Karpuzkaldiran Waterfalls (about 80 km)
Antalya sits on a steep coastline, under which the sea sparkles with turquoise. From the modern city, you will plunge into the labyrinthine streets of the old town. At the beautiful old port, you will reach, by steep stairs, various restaurants. Expect a visit to the Karpuzkaldiran waterfall, the highest in the Antalya region. With a height of 30 m, huge masses of water rush down the rock with a roar. During the day, it is possible to shop for jewelry and leather goods (advice and presentation included).

Day 10 – Antalya – Turkish Riviera (about 75 km)
This day you will be driven to your hotel on the seaside.

Day 11 – Day 20 – Side
Enjoy your wellness hotel on the Turkish Riviera.

Day 21 – Departure
Transfer to the airport and flight to Moscow (possibly connecting flight) and transfer to the hotel.

Day 22 – Immunization
After breakfast your guide will take you to the vaccination center. There you will first take another PCR test, as foreign PCR tests are not accepted. In the meantime, you will make an appointment with your doctor for a preliminary examination and a fee. The organization of the doctor’s appointment and the provision of an interpreter (Russian/German) are part of this travel offer*.  The doctor’s appointment and the order of the vaccination (total cost of approx. 200-220 Euro per appointment) are at your expense. The “Sputnik V” vaccine is provided free of charge by the Russian Federation. You will decide freely and independently if you want to be vaccinated. You now have full vaccine protection! Then the tour guide will take you back to the hotel. The rest of the afternoon/evening is at your free disposal.

Day 23: return flight

The following services are included in the tour price from € 1.799:

  • Flight from the selected airport to Moscow and back
  • Flight from Moscow to Istanbul
  • Flight from Antalya to Moscow
  • 2 times 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Moscow
  • Round trip bus with 7 nights/breakfast as described above
  • 11 nights with breakfast in a 5* hotel in Turkish Riveria
  • Medical invitation from the Russian Ministry of the Interior
  • Assistance in obtaining visas
  • FFP2 masks and disinfectant during the stay
  • All transfers from the airport to the hotel and back (4x in total)
  • Two transfers to the vaccination center and back
  • Translator (German/Russian) during the consultation with the doctor before the eventual vaccination appointment
  • German-speaking tour guide

Timing for all persons living in Germany and Switzerland:
For all persons living in Germany and Switzerland, there are no restrictions for entering the Russian Federation. With the invitation from the private clinic you can apply for your visa.

The processing time for the standard visa is a maximum of 20 working days and costs CHF 105 per visa application.

There is also an express processing that takes three working days and costs 230 CHF per visa application.

World Visitor will gladly process the visa for you twice for a fee of €30.

If you want to leave as soon as possible, a combination of express and standard visa is recommended.

Please take this into account when choosing your travel date!

Schedule for all people living in Austria:
The tour operator World Visitor needs about 8-10 working days to receive the invitation from the Russian Ministry of Interior.

Then you can apply for your visa yourself with this invitation at one of the Russian visa centers:

Germany: https://russia-visacentre.com/de/visa/germany/russia

Austria: https://austria.mid.ru/de/konsularinformationen/visum/visacentre/

The processing time for the standard visa can be up to 20 working days and costs 65 Euro for a single visit to the Russian Federation.

There is also an express processing option, which takes three working days and costs 130 Euro. This visa is also valid for two visits to the Russian Federation.

World Visitor will be happy to arrange the visa for you for a fee of €30.

Please keep this in mind when choosing your travel date!

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