Best of Turkey
06 Nights / 07 Days
INR 27,399
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  • Overview

    Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorous strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical centre lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side. The city's biggest attraction is its historic centre that is partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its cultural and entertainment hub which can be found across the city's natural harbour, the Golden Horn in the Beyoğlu district.


    Cappadocia is an area in Central Anatolia in Turkey best known for its unique moon-like landscape, underground cities, cave churches and houses carved in the rocks.it is also famous for fairy chimneys, unique rock formations, cave dewelling and wineyards.


    Day 1 : Istanbul

    Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Ataturk airport. Meet with our representative and transfer to hotel. Standard check in time is 14:00 hrs. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 2 : Istanbul

    After breakfast proceed for a city tour of Istanbul. Visit to St. Sophia (closed on Monday), this ancient basilica built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the architectural marvels of all time. Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesday), the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races with the three monuments i.e. the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After that Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sunday), in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Lunch at local restaurant and overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 3 : Istanbul

    After breakfast enjoy the Bhosphorous cruise and visit to the Spice Bazaar. Visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

    Bosphorus by boat a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace. At Ortakoy - a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. Rumeli Fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bhosphorous passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

    Beylerbeyi Palas (by the boat), the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Bosphorus Bridge enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) Camlica Hill the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. Shopping tour (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen with local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 4 : Istanbul - Cappadocia

    After breakfast transfer to airport to catch Kayseri flight. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel in Cappadocia. Check-in time – 1400 hrs and rest of the day free at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 5 : Cappadocia

    After breakfast start the sightseeing of Cappadocia including Citadel of Uçhisar, the highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves. Göreme Openair Museum is the biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautifully decorated with fresco. Paşabağ valley is the most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes. The biggest Fairy Chimneys ( Mushroom shape rocks), Avanos the handcraft center of Cappadocia, Devrent Valley famous with its new rock formations. A good place to see the way of formation. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 6 : Cappadocia

    After breakfast departure 09:00 - 09:30 am for sightseeing of Cappadocia including Red Valley - 4 km hiking in the nature and visit of cave church Cavusin Village. Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 7 : Cappadocia - Istanbul - India

    After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Keyseri / Nevsehir airport to catch your flight home via Istanbul.



  • Highlights :

    •   Full day city tour of Istanbul with lunch at local restaurant

    •   Half day Bhosphorous cruise and Egyptian Spice Market

    •   02 lunches and 03 dinners in Cappadocia

    •   City tour of Cappadocia and Cavusin Village

    •   Visit to the Red Valley



  • Price starting from INR 27,399 per person on twin sharing basis


    Tour Includes :

    •   Ataturk airport to Istanbul hotel transfer

    •   03 nights accommodation in Istanbul with breakfast

    •   Full day city tour of Istanbul with lunch at local restaurant

    •   Half day Bhosphorous cruise and Egyptian Spice Market

    •   Transfer to Ataturk airport for flight to Keyseri

    •   Transfer from Keyseri airport to Cappadocia hotel

    •   03 night accommodation in Cappadocia with breakfast

    •   02 lunches and 03 dinners in Cappadocia

    •   City tour of Cappadocia and Cavusin Village

    •   Visit to the Red Valley

    •   Cappadocia hotel to Keyseri airport transfer


    Tour Excludes :

    •   Round trip airfare with taxes

    •   Internal flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia and back

    •   Visa and insurance

    •   9% service tax applicable on the total invoice

    •   Porterage, meals, which are not a part of the itinerary

    •   Any other item of personal nature (laundry, mini bar, telephone, etc)

    •   Any change in the rate of exchange of USD / EUR / GBP.



    Hotel Details

    Destination

    Hotel

    Category

    Istanbul

    Hotel Golden Age or similar

    3 star hotel

    Cappadocia

    Hotel Stone Concept or similar

    3 star hotel




  • Payment Policy :

    •   20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour. This deposit is non-refundable

    •   75% of the total tour cost to be paid 08 weeks prior to arrival date

    •   100% of the total tour is required 45 days prior departure or within 24 hours of confirmation if travelling within 45 days from departure

    Cancellation Policy :

    •   10 weeks or more prior to arrival date: 25% deposit

    •   09 weeks prior to arrival date: 100% of the total tour cost

    •   Any cancellations must be made in writting


    Important Notice :

    Visas : Please ensure your passport is valid more than 6 months from the date of return for every country you are visiting. Please also ensure there is sufficient space in your passport to allow for all immigration procedures.

    Travel Insurance: The tour price does not include personal insurance. Travelers are highly recommended to purchase travel insurance upon commitment of the booking in case of force majeure. Travel insurance covers such costs as emergency and medical evacuation, hospital fees, property loss, etc which could possibly happen during the trip.



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Religion in Turkey?

    99% of Turkey's people today are Muslim. Its history is principally that of an Islamic people, their empires, architecture, arts and literature. Istanbul is also the historic seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and still has a number of active Orthodox Christian churches.


    Turkey Currency?

    Turkish Lira


    Turkey Plug in?

    220V/50Hz


    Clothing for Istanbul?

    Light cotton T Shirts and trousers are recommended for the day. Evenings are cooler and a light jacket should be carried.


    Clothing for Cappadocia?

    Days are usually warm thus light cotton in loose fit is recommended. Evenings are cooler thus you may carry a light warm pullover or jacket for the evenings.


    Food in Istanbul?

    Istanbul is a goldmine for culinary delight. The Doner, Kebabs, Simit (doughnut) Lahmacun (Turkish pizza), Durum (wraps), kumpir (baked potato) and mouth watering sweet called baklava.


    Food in Cappadocia?

    Testi Kebab – This is the quintessential touristy food in Cappadocia. Cooked in a ceramic pot, broken open at the table and served with rice. This stew is delicious.


    Nightlife in Istanbul?

    Istanbul offers a vibrant and immensely variant nightlife. You may enjoy the local music and food at one of the restaurants in Taksim or party hard at Beyoglu on the European side of the Bosphorous.


    Nightlife in Cappadocia?

    Cappadocia might be not the best place for night attraction however you can easily find café, bar or pub whenever you get bored and to walk to city centre.