We cooperate with FMC Dialysis Center for your treatment during your trip. You will be requested to provide all your health and insuarance documents in advance which will be inspected by local FMC specialists and they will contact with you directly in case they need. All your questions about your treatment during your trip in Turkey will be also replied by FMC Travel Cooperate Directors in Turkey. Myself will be in touch with you during the whole trip and follow up all your steps being sure that you are in safe and good condition. My mobile phone will be provided for all guests for any kind of urgent cases. Please note that English is commonly spoken by doctors at centers as well as the nurses, additionally you will be guided by professional tour guides at the touristic sites.
The following itinerary can be organized either for individual travellers or small group of dialysis patients travelling together. Flight connections provided between the main sites in order to avoid long bus journies (train and ferry transport are not very common in Turkey) Local transports will be provided with air-conditioned new vans including your transfers to dialysis centers at sites. You will attend to small group tours which are moving slow and your guides will be advance notified to make the tour at a reasonable speed by consedering your comfort. Hotels are chosen carefully for being close by the dialysis centers and ofcourse being clean and comfortable. You may ask to upgrade your hotels with luxury ones for which we can offer you different options. The itineraries can be revised in accordance with your comments or due to the local flight connections. All itineraries applicable through the whole year whereas the best times to travel in Turkey are through March to June and September to November.
1st Day : Arrival to Istanbul :
One of our colleagues will be waiting for you at the arrival hall bearing a sign with your name on it. You will be greeted by a courteous member of our staff who will load your luggage into our midi-van and take you directly to your hotel. Check in to your room and rest. Stay in Istanbul.
2nd Day : Morning Bosphorus Tour & Afternoon Dialysis Treatment :
You will be picked up at about 08:30 am. You will first Rustem Pasa Mosque, special with Ottoman tiles and then walk through the Egyptian Bazaar (Spice Market) built in 1664 and filled with the fragrance of the exotic East such as spices, dried fruits, turkish delights. The Bosphorus cruise by TurYol boat takes about 1.5 hour and you will see the most impressive sights along the shores of the Bosphorus including Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Maiden´s Tower, Bosphorus bridges, Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses and Ottoman Residences. Return to the port at about 12:00. Free time for lunch. pick up from your hotel about 14.30 and transfer to the FMC Dialysis Center for the treatment. At the end of the treatment, you will be transferred to your hotel with a private van again. Stay in Istanbul. (breakfast included)
3rd Day : Istanbul Highlights Tour :
You will be picked up at about 08:30 am. You will visit Topkapi Palace, the residance of Ottoman Sultans for about 400 years. Th palace has been transformed one of the most interesting museums in the world today where some of the most valuable treasury of Ottoman Empire, some sacred relics and more colorful objects are displayed. Next visit is to Basilica Cistern dating to the 6th century which is the largest underground water cictern in the world. The pillars derived from ancient temples which is giving her a sense of Underground Water Palace. Before the lunch, you will see Roman Hippodrome, once the scene of riots and horse-drawn cars races. Today, it preserves some of the most ancient relics in the city. You will have free time for lunch and in the afternoon you will visit Hagia Sophia Museum which is found on the World Heritage List as being one of the most splendid monuments in the world. It dates to the 5th century and constructed as the Imperial Catedral of Eastern Roman Empire. Transformed to Mosque after the Conquest and kept her holy meaning among the Muslims. Today it is serving as a Museum. Later on, you will visit Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) having an important role in the siluet of Istanbul. Dating to the 16th century, it is one of the most beatiful monuments of Islamic architecture and inside walls decoreted with unique tiles. The tour ends with free time on Grand Bazaar while you will be able to see Million stone, Tomb of Sultan Mahmud and ancient Ottoman cemetery and Burnt Column on your way to there. You can spend your time as you like in the Bazaar and you will be advised how to get back to the hotel on your own. Stay in Istanbul. (breakfast included)
4th Day : Flight to Izmir & Afternoon Dialysis Treatment :
Pick up from your hotel about 08.30 am and transfer to the airport for the flight to Izmir departing in the late morning. You will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel at central Izmir. Free time for the lunch. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to FMC Dialysis Center for your afternoon treatment. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel and rest. Stay in Izmir. (breakfast included)
5th Day : Ephesus & Virgin Mary's House Tour :
The pick up time is 08.00 am from the hotel for full day Ephesus Ancient City and Virgin Mary´s House Tour. You will visit Ephesus which is known to be the Commercial, the Religious and the Social Center of Antiquity, and one of the Highlights of any Visit in Turkey. After the lunch, you will drive to Temple of Artemis (Diana), the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world; House of Virgin Mary, probably where She spent recent years of Her life; Isa Bey Mosque, this impressive mosque from XIV. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. Drop off at your hotel about 16.30. Check in to your hotel located at central Kusadasi and free time at site. You can enjoy this sea-side resort at night popular with bazaar and shops. Stay in Kusadasi. (breakfast and lunch included)
6th Day : Flight to Cappadocia & Afternoon Dialysis Treatment :
You will be transferred to the airport for an early morning flight to Kayseri. You will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Cappadocia. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to FMC Dialysis Center for your afternoon treatment. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel and rest. Stay in Cappadocia. (breakfast included)
7th Day : Cappadocia Tour :
You will visit Devrent Imagination Valley and walk through this lunar landscape. Next, visit Zelve Open Air Museum, where you will witness houses carved into the rocks, a Seljukian mosque as well as traces of most, if not all, ancient civilizations, Pasabaglari (the world-famous Fairy Chimneys), the village of Avanos, where you will witness a Pottery-making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques, lunch at a local cave restaurant, Uchisar Rock-Castle, (the highest point in the region, Esentepe (a panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock-cut churches, frescoes, monastery). Stay in Cappadocia. (breakfast and lunch included)
8th Day : Cappadocia Tour :
Pick up from your hotel at 09:00 and start our full day Cappadocia tour. You will visit Kaymakli Underground City (See how the people lived in this multi level city complete with stables, kitchens, storage chambers and wine making rooms), Soganli Valley (Relaxing 3km walk through the valley with Byzantine period rock tombs),Sobesos(A Roman Bath from the 5th century and mosaics and graves from Byzantine Empire Period), Taskinpasa Medresesi (an Ottoman theological school), Keslik Monastery (Churches from 8th and 12th centuries, refectory and other complexes, used by monks) and Mustafapasa (Experience the Ottoman and Greek architecture of this old Greek Village once called Sinasos). Stay in Cappadocia. (breakfast and lunch included)
9th Day : Flight to Istanbul & Afternoon Dialysis Treatment :
You will be transferred to the airport for an early morning flight to Istanbul. You will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to FMC Dialysis Center for your afternoon treatment. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel and rest. Stay in Istanbul. (breakfast included)
10th Day : Return flight to home :
We will transfer you to the airport in the afternoon in accordance with your international flight. The tour ends, we hope to see you again in the future !
The tours are quarantee departured through the whole year with subject to availability on flights, hotels and dialysis centers. You will attend to small group tours at all sites whereas you will use reliable domestic flight tickets for inter-city transports. All your local airport and dialysis center transports will be provided by us.
The cost is 1100 € per person for 2 people for the following hotels accommodation :
Deniz Houses Hotel
FMC Haseki Dialysis Center
Kordon Otel Izmir
FMC Konak Dialysis Center
Goreme Suites Cappadocia
FMC Nevsehir Dialysis Center
** Our offer is subject to change in flight fares at the time of definite booking with down payment. Hotels are subject to availability at the time of definite booking and may replaced with similiar ones.
The tour cost include ;
- Hotel accommodations in private rooms
- Domestic flight tickets
- Small guided group tours at sites
- Local airport transfers
- 3 times per week dialysis treatments with 4 hours of terms at FMC Dialysis Centers
- Local return transfers for dialysis treatments
- 24 hrs local assistance for urgent cases
The tour cost does not include ;
- Drinks at lunchs
- Personal expenses
Additional Information about the tours & travel services ;
You will use the public flight companies but all your local transportation and tour services will be handled by our correspondent agencies in the site. That makes your tour cost cheaper in price but better quality in the service as all are provided by the local specialists. Also, you will have more time to view the local life.
All tours are made as regular. There are about 15 people mostly from EU countries. Our guides have a university degree in tour guidance which gained after a 2 years of education on Archeology, Art History, Religions, Geography, Mythology and other related fields. They speak fleunt English and quite experianced. The tour vehicles are new and air-conditioned midibuses . The tours include transportation with air-cond. buses, entrance fees and professional guidance. Meal services noted in the itinerary with drinks extra on lunchs and dinners.
I will give you my mobile phone which is available for 24 hrs and I will contact with you through your hotels to check if e.t. is fine with yout travel. Apart from the travel arrangments, I will be your contact person in Turkey during your trip if you will have any problem or need any assistance.
Additional Notes :
- Please note that the check out time is 10.30 am at all hotels.
- Your pick up times for the tours and transfers in Istanbul are definite, whereas the ones for the other sites will be confirmed by our local agent when you arrive there.
- Please be ready on time at the hotel lobies for your your tours ans transfers.
- The daily meal services are detailed in the itinerary above.
- The tour guides may change the daily tour itineraries if required due to the local weather, traffic or security conditions.
- The tours may include shopping facilities if the timings will be available.
- Please feel free to contact with me if you require any assistance during your trip.
Information & Procudure about the Dialysis Treatment ;
To be able to provide you an optimum medical service you must complete your health insurance details based on the regulatins of your Health Insurance Policy. A physician from your homeland dialysis center must also provide a letter regarding your treatment. These two documents must be received at least 3 weeks prior to your arrival so that any concerns of the dialysis center can be clarified with your physician.
Preauthroiztion of costs will be obtained from your health insurance provider so as to avoid any potential discrepancies regarding your treatment.
Travel reservations can be confirmed only after a written dialysis ticket reservation is received. We suggest that airline flights not to coincide with the dialysis schedule.
The necessary papers;
* Identity papers (valid passport)
* Explanation of cost and procedurs covered by your health
* Health insurance protection for the foreign country
* Doctors letter of authorization
* Original dialysis report
* Please bring your medicines such as EPO/NEO RECORMON or FERLECIT. These medicines are present in Turkey, however in most cases the health insurance will not cover the costs. Verify your insurance coverage with your Insurance Comapny. If these medicines are not covered when purchased at an alternative dialysis Center then you can bring these form your home-dialysis center in a cool-box.
Dialysis Centers have the following facilities :
Language : English nursing staff
Dialysis places : 3 dialysis rooms with a view of the garden and swimming pool. Multifuntional chairs Hep. B and C in separated spaces
Dialysis essence : HD, HDF, HF, Single needle with Bicarbonate
Machine : 25 FRESENIUS 4008 S
Filter : Fresenius Polysulfone filters (no reuse)
Waterpurification : With reservetank and emergency generator 170kw
Transfer : Transfer from hotel - dialysis centrum - hotel free of charge
Entertainment : Tv mit International channels & headphones, DVD films, english magazines and books
Extra's : Own laboratory, Food and beverages during the dialysis are included
Emercency : 24 hrs emergency relief