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Turkish Delight with Fairy Chimneys

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    • Duration09 Days
    • Departure Dates 07 OCT
      15 NOV
    Tour Details

    Tour Highlights

    • Istanbul
    • Bhosporus Cruise
    • Bursa
    • Ulu mosque
    • The Green Tomb
    • Ephesus
    • Temple of Artemis
    • House of Virgin Mary
    • Pamukkale
    • Hierapolis & Travertine Hot Springs
    • Mevlâna & Whirling dervishes Museum
    • Cappadocia
    • Hot air balloon ride
    • Kaymaklı Underground City
    • Goreme Open Air Museum
    • Pasabag valley
    • Pink Salt Lake
    • Flamingo colony
    • Ankara
    • Anatolian Civilisation Museum
    • Ankara Castle
    • Blue Mosque
    • Hippodrome
    • Hagia Sophia

    Package Includes

    • Economy class Airfare
    • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Istanbul
    • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Cappadocia
    • 1 Night accommodation in Kusadasi
    • 1 Night accommodation in Pamukkale
    • Domestic flight from Ankara – Istanbul
    • Turkey Visa
    • Baggage Allowance as per the airline policy
    • Professional, friendly and well experienced Malayalee Tour Manager from Soman’s Leisure
    • Services of Local English-speaking Tour Guides
    • All transfers and sightseeing by comfortable A/C coaches.
    • Entrance fees of all sightseeing venues to be visited from inside, as per the tour itinerary
    • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient 4-star and more 5 star hotels on twin sharing basis
    • All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
    • Travel Insurance [valid for the tour period] up to 70 years of age

    Price Excludes

    • 5% GST
    • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS (Tax Collected at Source) under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an ‘Overseas Tour Program Package’ w.e.f. October 1, 2020.As per RBI guidelines an additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable for those passengers having PAN (permanent Account Number) or 10% TCS is applicable for those passengers does not have PAN
    • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary.
    • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization, or any personal emergency.
    • Optional tours, if any
    • Anything which is not included in the tour cost inclusion

    Cancellation Policy

    A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure.

    Payment Terms

    PAYMENTS AMOUNT REMARKS
    First Instalment Rs.25,000/- Registration fee at the time of booking
    Second Installment Rs.60,000/- Before 40 days of departure
    Final Payment Rs.54,900/- + TAX Before 25 days of departure
    Total Rs.1,39,900/- + TAX  
    Itinerary

    Day 1ISTANBUL – ORIENTATION TOUR - BHOSPORUS CRUISE WITH DINNER

    Welcome to Turkey, a country located mainly on Anatolia in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkans in Southeast Europe. Arrival in Istanbul, stand at the ancient crossroads between Europe and Asia, embarking on a journey of discovery through ancient lands and the marauding empires who fought to rule it. After immigration & clearance meet our local guide at the exit and transfer to hotel enroute orientation tour ofIstanbul. Upon arrival at hotel check in. Later proceed for Bosphorus cruise. No stay would be complete without this unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe and Asia. Along the shores you’ll see a beautiful mixture of modern hotels, ancient wooden villas, marble palaces, fortresses and small fishing villages, as you relax and enjoy delicious 3-course dinneron board. 

    Meals: Inflight Meals, Dinner

    Overnight at Istanbul.

    Day 2ISTANBUL - BURSA - TOPHANE TOWER - ULU MOSQUE - KOZA HAN - GREEN TOMB - KUSADASI

    After Breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to Bursa. Upon arrival at Bursa visit, The Tophane Clock Tower is a clock tower in Bursa, Turkey. It has six floors and is 65 in height. The tower currently has a radio clock and is used as a fire lookout station. . There was a different clock tower in the place of the current one, which was destroyed. The construction of the current tower began on 2 August 1904 and was finished on 31 August 1905.

    Ulu mosque also known as The Grand Mosque of Bursa is a historic mosque in Bursa, Turkey. It was commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I to commemorate his great victory at the Battle of Nicopolis and built between 1396 and 1399. The mosque is a major monument of early Ottoman architecture and one of the most important mosques in the city, located in the heart of the old city alongside its historic markets.

    The Koza Han is a historic caravanserai (han) in Bursa, Turkey. It is located in the heart of the city’s historic market district.

    The Green Tomb is a mausoleum of the fifth Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed I, in Bursa, Turkey. It was built by Mehmed’s son and successor Murad II following the death of the sovereign in 1421. Lunch at local Turkish Restaurant. 

    Later proceed to Kusadasi. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Relax at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Evening proceed for an orientation tour of Kusadasi and night shopping.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Kusadasi.

    Day 3KUSADASI - TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS - HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY - PAMUKKALE

    After breakfast, Checkout from the hotel and proceed to Pamukkale. Enroute visit Temple ofArtemis, also called Artemesium, the temple at Ephesus, now in western Turkey, that was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The great temple was built by Croesus, king of Lydia, about 550 BCE and was rebuilt after being burned by a madman named Herostratus in 356 BCE.

    Visit Ephesus (Efes) is one of the greatest ancient sites in the Mediterranean. During its heyday in the first century BC, it was the second-largest city in the world, with only Rome commanding more power. Many reconstructed structures and ruins, including the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, can be seen here.

    Visit the House of Virgin Mary of Jesus. According to the belief that Mary lived in Ephesus with John after Jesus’s death. Lunch at Selcuk town. Later proceed to Pamukkale. Check in at the hotel. Relax at the hotel and enjoy dinner.  

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Pamukkale.

    Day 4PAMUKKALE - HIERAPOLIS & TRAVERTINE HOT SPRINGS - MEVLANA & DERVISHES MUSEUM - CAPPADOCIA

    After breakfast, Visit Hierapolis & Travertine Hot Springs (“Holy City”) was an ancient Greco-Roman city in Phrygia located on hot springs in South West Anatolia. Its ruins are adjacent to modern Pamukkale. Hierapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a spa since the 2nd CenturyB.C.E. and people came to soothe their ailments. 

    Later drive to Cappadocia via Konya. Visit the Mevlâna & Whirling dervishes Museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes. Later proceed to hotel in Cappadocia. Check in & Dinner at hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Cappadocia.

    Day 5CAPPADOCIA - HOT AIR BALOON - KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY - GOREME OPEN AIR MUSEUM - PASABAG VALLEY - GALA DINNER

    Early morning departs for Hot airBalloon ride. If a balloon ride is on your bucket list, there’s one place in the world you can’t miss: the lunar landscape of Cappadocia. Just hop in and join the hosts of brightly hued balloons that float above the region’s volcanic spires and honeycombed hills.

    Return back to hotel. After breakfast Visit Kaymaklı Underground City is a UNESCO world heritage site is a large subterranean city in central Turkey built by early Christians where Christians lived with fear and faith.

    Visit Goreme Open Air Museum. This Unesco World Heritage site is an essential stop on any Cappadocian itinerary. First thought to be a Byzantine monastic settlement that housed some 20 monks, then a pilgrimage site from the 17th century, this splendid cluster of monastic Byzantine artistry with its rock-cut churches, chapels and monasteries is 1km uphill from Göreme’s centre. 

    Visit Pasabag valley often known as Monks Valley (Paşabağ Vadisi) in Cappadocia is famous for its perfect fairy chimneys, sculpted from ancient lava, ash, and basalt. Monks Valley was once home to hermetic monks who sheltered in the smaller cones atop the upper sections of the fairy chimneys. Visit Constantine & Helen Church. Lunch at local Turkish restaurant.

    Later proceed to Uçhisa, Uchisaris situated at the highest point in Cappadocia. Optional visit Uchisar castle, is Cappadocia’s tallest fairy chimney, Mother Nature’s castle in the form of a volcanic rock outcrop visible from miles in any direction. Proceed back to hotel. Later transfer for Gala dinner with
    Night show with unlimited local drinks at Turkish Night club. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Cappadocia.

    Day 6CAPPADOCIA -PINK LAKE & FLAMINGO CITY - MAUSOLEUM OF ATATURK - ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS - ANKARA CASTLE - ISTANBUL

    Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and proceed to Ankara Enroute Pink Salt Lake and Flamingo colony.
    Later proceed to Ankara. Upon arrival at Ankara visit Anıtkabir, is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal
    Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and the first President of
    Republic of Turkey.

    Visit Anatolian Civilisation Museum considered to be one of Ankara’s premier attractions, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is a must-see for learning about ancient Turkey. Housed in a restored 15th-century covered market, the museum is home to a wide array of artifacts discovered in excavations throughout Turkey. Museum will take you to a journey through Anatolia’s past. With relics from different periods of Anatolian history including those from Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Assyrian, Hittite, Phrygian, Urartian and Lydian civilizations, there are also classical Greek and Roman artifacts on display in a separate section of the museum.

    Visit Ankara Castle. On a hilltop overlooking Ankara Old Town, Ankara Castle (Ankara Kalesi), also known as Ankara Citadel (Hisar), is the city’s most imposing landmark. Framed by 7th- and 9th century fortifications, its lanes are flanked by Ottoman houses and wood-beamed restaurants and topped by ramparts offering spectacular city views. Lunch at local Turkish restaurant.

    Post lunch proceed to Esenboga Airport in Ankara to board flight to Istanbul. On arrival at Istanbul
    proceed to local restaurant for Dinner. Later check in at the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Istanbul.

    Day 7ISTANBUL - BLUE MOSQUE - HAGGIA SOPHIA - GRAND BAZAAR - DINNER AT TURKISH CLUB

    Breakfast at the hotel. Spend your day delving into a city where modern and ancient coexist effortlessly. Gain insights into the Ottoman Empire’s power during your guided tour. Visit old city, Rewind to the 6th century at the sublime Hagia Sophia, marvel at the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque, and see the treasures at the Hippodrome.

    Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople or Sultanahmet Square, was a public arena mainly for chariot races. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (horse) and dromos (way). The Hippodrome of Constantinople was also home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations, protests, torture to the convicts and so on. The place is now known as Sultanahmet Meydanı that still contains a a few  pieces ofthe ancient structure.

    Blue Mosque located in the old city’s heart, it is the most famous mosque in Istanbul and Turkey. Known with the name Blue Mosque, the original name of the Mosque is Sultanahmet Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the most visited monument in Istanbul. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616.

    Hagia Sophia, also called Church ofthe HolyWisdom, an important Byzantine structure in Istanbul and one ofthe world’s great monuments. It was built as a Christian church in the 6th centuryCE (532–537) underthe direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian 1. In subsequent centuries it became a mosque, a museum, and a mosque again. The building reflects the religious changes that have played out in the region over the centuries, with the minarets and inscriptions of Islam as well as the lavish mosaics of Christianity. Lunch at restaurant.

    Later Visit Grand Bazar, finish your day in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenir. Proceed back to hotel. Dinner at restaurant. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight at Istanbul.

    Day 8ISTANBUL – RETURN JOURNEY

    Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and proceed to Istanbul airport to board flight to return home. The Istanbul International Aitport t is ready to take you in, for our return journey to India. 

    Meals: Breakfast, Inflight Meals

    Day 9ARRIVE HOME

    Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Turkey tour.