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Turkiye in Depth - 9 Days

Istanbul - Cappadocia – Kusadasi – Pamukkale - Istanbul

Validity: Till 30th September 2023

Day 1: Istanbul – Kayseri or Nevsehir – Cappadocia (by flight)

Arrive Istanbul and take your connection flight to Kayseri ASR or Nevsehir NAV. Arrive Cappadocia, transfer to your hotel (appr. 1 hr drive) and check-in. Free time to relax. Overnight in Cappadocia. (dinner)

Day 2: Cappadocia - Goreme - North Cappadocia Tour

Visit the UC Guzeller and Devrent Valley to see the amazing Fairy Chimneys. Walk through the amazing valley. Drive to Avanos which is famous for its pottery. Proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum, where religious education was started. Last, photo stop at Uchisar Castle and Esentepe. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia. (breakfast-lunch-dinner)

Day 3: Cappadocia – Kayseri or Nevsehir – Izmir – Kusadasi (flight)

Check-out and drive to Kayseri ASR or Nevsehir NAV Airport. Fly to Izmir ADB via Istanbul connection. Arrive Izmir and transfer to your hotel in Kusadasi (appr. 1 hr drive). Overnight in Kusadasi. (breakfast-dinner)

Day 4: Kusadasi – Ephesus - Kusadasi

Today, visit the famous Ephesus ruins, including the Polio Fountain, the Temple of Hadrian dedicated to Emperor Hadrian in 138 AD. Then visit the Great Theatre, the largest ancient theatre with 25,000 seat capacity. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit beautiful Library of Celsius, buit in 117 AD. Your last stop is the House of Virgin Mary, where Mary may have spent her last days. Overnight in Kusadasi. (breakfast-lunch-dinner)

Day 5: Kusadasi – Pamukkale

Check-out and drive to Pamukkale (appr. 2.5 hrs drive). Visit Pamukkale which is a natural site that contains hot springs and travertines, terraces or carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Local lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. Then visit Hierapolis Ancient City where the biggest cemetery of Anatolia is located. Drive to your hotel and check-in. Overnight in Pamukkale. (breakfast-lunch-dinner)

Day 6: Pamukkale – Denizli – Istanbul (flight)

Check-out and drive to Denizli DNZ Airport for your flight to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul. (breakfast)

Day 7: Istanbul – Full Day Old City Tour

Depart for a tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled: see Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian; the famous Blue Mosque (the mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer) with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet; the Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities and view the Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II which decorate it.

Then visit Topkapi Palace, one of the biggest museums of Turkiye and the Balkan Peninsula and the Grand Covered Bazaar, a most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenir. Overnight in Istanbul. (breakfast-lunch)

Day 8: Istanbul – Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Tour

Visit Dolmabahce Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area which served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. It is famous for its great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons.

Enjoy the Bosphorus Cruise ride with the straits of both Europe and Asia on either side. See the historical Rumeli Fortress (from the boat-no interior visit) built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus; Golden Horn, the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula and Byzantine city walls, strongest fortification of the Middle Ages.

Then visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), with its mystical and different aromas of various spices. Shops here also sell fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Overnight in Istanbul. (breakfast-lunch)

Day 9: Depart Istanbul

Check-out and drive to Istanbul IST or Sabiha Gokcen SAW Airport for your onward flight. (breakfast)

Validity: Till 30th September 2023

Accommodation

4* Hotels 5* Hotels
Cappadocia – Mustafa Hotel (standard room)
or similar on HB basis
Cappadocia – Suhan Cappadocia (standard room)
or similar on HB basis
Pamukkale – Ninova Thermal (standard room)
or similar on HB basis
Pamukkale – Pam Thermal Hotel (standard room)
or similar on HB basis
Kusadasi – Comfort Ada Class (standard room)
or similar on HB basis
Kusadasi – Le Bleu Resort (standard room)
or similar on HB basis
Istanbul – Black Bird Hotel (standard room)
or similar on BB basis
Istanbul – Crowne Plaza Old City (standard room)
or similar on BB basis

Tour Price Per Person (Seat in Coach Package)

4* Istanbul – based on Black Bird Hotel or
similar on BB basis (standard room)
Double room basis
From
Triple room basis
From
2 persons Rs. 56,550 Rs. 56,940
4 persons Rs. 54,600 Rs. 69,810
6 persons Rs. 53,820 Rs. 53,430
8 persons Rs. 53,430 Rs. 53,040
Single Supplement Rs. 25,740 Rs. 25,740
5* Istanbul – based on Crowne Plaza Old
City (standard room) or similar on BB basis
Double room basis
From
Triple room basis
From
2 persons Rs. 65,910 Rs. 65,130
4 persons Rs. 63,180 Rs. 62,790
6 persons Rs. 62,400 Rs. 62,010
8 persons Rs. 62,010 Rs. 61,620
Single Supplement Rs. 25,740 Rs. 25,740

Child Reductions:

  • Infant 0 - 1.99 yrs : Free
  • Child 2 - 5.99 yrs : 50% Reduction
  • Child 6 - 11.99 yrs : 25% Reduction

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation as mentioned above.
  • Meals mentioned above. Daily breakfast at the hotels except on arrival day.
  • Entrance and activities mentioned.
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicle.
  • All services mentioned in the program.
  • English speaking guide during the trip.
  • All VATS.
  • Airport transfers on SIC basis in Istanbul.

Price Excludes:

  • All flights (International and Internal).
  • Additional meals and all drinks.
  • All Personal Items: Gratuity Beverages, Room Service, Telephone Calls etc. Entrance fees to any of the attractions, Prices quoted above separately. Travel insurance (please note that we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance to cover yourselves against any medical emergencies, cancellations, curtailment, etc.). Any Tips to Driver & Guide.
  • Porterage.
  • Optional activities/entrance fees/excursions.
  • Visas.
  • Anything not mentioned as included.
  • Covid-19 PCR Test.
  • Taxes as applicable at the time of booking.

Note:

  • Above rates are not valid for the festive season (Diwali, Christmas and New year). Please contact us for the same.
  • Booking will be subject to availability of space / rooms at the time of booking. Alternatives will be provided if units suggested are not available. You will be advised of any supplementary costs or reductions.
  • Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice.
  • All rates are on per person basis.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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