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Turkey

Exotic Turkey-07 Nights/08 Days

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PLACES AND SIGHT SEEING COVERED


Day 01 : India to Istanbul (D)

13:40 Arrival to Istanbul Airport onboard Royal Jordanian Airlines flight #RJ165 Meet for transfer to hotel and check-in with rest of the day and evening free at leisure to relax. *We suggest that after check-in they go to visit St Sophia on their own (very near hotel) as this sight is closed on Mondays, the following day, so not included in the full day tour. 19:00 Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant (short walking distance from hotel, no dinner transfers included) Overnight in Istanbul


Day 02 : Istanbul Sultanahmet (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel 08:30 Meet in lobby to join on the REGULAR GROUP full day tour visiting the Blue Mosque, Chora Church, Hippodrome & Obelisk, the Turkish & Islamic Art Museum, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance fee to Harem room inside the palace). Lunch during tour at local Turkish Restaurant 17:00 End of tour with return to hotel, rest of evening at leisure 19:00 Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant (short walking distance from hotel, no dinner transfers included) Overnight in Istanbul


Day 03 : Istanbul to Cappadocia & Cappadocia Tour (B/L/D)

05:30 Meet in hotel lobby and with driver and transfer to Istanbul Airport, 07:35 Departure on the domestic Turkish Airlines flight to Kayseri, 08:55 Arrival to Kayseri Airport and meet for transfer to join on the full day REGULAR GROUP tour which takes you to visit Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Then on to Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) to see interesting mushroom shaped pinnacles. Break for lunch in Avanos, a charming town famous for pottery. Then visit Goreme Open-Air Museum to explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. The churches & monasteries where carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. Also views of Uchisar Natural Rock Castle. End of tour with check-in to hotel. Buffet dinner at the hotel. (Lunch during tour at local Turkish Restaurant) Overnight in Cappadocia


Day 04 : Cappadocia Tour (B/L/D)

Breakfast served at the hotel 09:00 Meet in the hotel lobby to depart on another full day REGULAR GROUP tour. Depart for Derinkuyu Underground City to visit this refuge settlement carved by early Christians. Then continue to the beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the rock-cut churches while making a 4km (easy grade) hike through the valley along the stream. On the way back stop for a visit to the monastery in Selime Village and a 13th century caravanserai. End of tour with return to hotel. Buffet dinner at the hotel. (Lunch at local Turkish Restaurant) Overnight in Cappadocia

Day 05 : Cappadocia to Kusadasi (B/D)

11:00 Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Kayseri Airport 12:55 Departure on the DIRECT domestic SunExpress flight to Izmir 14:30 Arrival to Izmir Airport and transfer to hotel in Kusadasi, rest of day at leisure to enjoy the town & seaside Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 06 : Ephesus Sightseeing Tour (B/L/D)

Breakfast served at the hotel 09:00 Meet in lobby to depart on full day REGULAR GROUP tour visiting Ephesus, the best preserved Greco-Roman City in the world. Here you see the Agora, Odeon, Curetes Street, Celsius Library, famous Roman Baths, the Grand Theatre and Marble Street. After lunch, depart for the House of Virgin Mary where she is said to have spent the last of her days. It is a pilgrimage site for many people of all different denominations. The tour also includes a visit to remains of Artemis Temple. Tour ends with transfer back to hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 07 : Izmir to Istanbul & Bosphorous Cruise (B/D)

08:00 Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Izmir Airport 10:00 Departure on the domestic Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul 11:00 Arrival and meet for transfer to hotel to drop luggage 13:00 Pick-up from hotel lobby to join the ½ day afternoon REGULAR GROUP Bosphorous Cruise Tour during which you have views of various palaces, mosques, fortresses and villas that line its shores. 17:00 End of tour with return to hotel, rest of evening at leisure 19:00 Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant (short walking distance from hotel, no dinner transfers included) Overnight in Istanbul

Day 08 : Departure Transfer (B)

07:00 Breakfast, check-out and meet in hotel lobby for transfer to Istanbul Airport 10:05 Departure on their Olympic Airlines flight #OA to Athens

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 03 nights in Istanbul 3* Ambassador Hotel on BB basis
  • 02 nights in Cappadocia 4* Perissia Hotel on HB basis
  • 02 nights in Kusadasi 3* Atinc Hotel on HB basis

SIGHTSEEING DAY TOURS:

  • 01 full day regular group Istanbul Historical Tour (as noted on day 02) which includes guiding in English, A/C tour transport, main entrance fees to noted sights, lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
  • 02 full day regular group Cappadocia Sightseeing Tours (as noted on day 03 & day 04) which includes guiding in English, A/C tour transport, main entrance fees to noted sights, lunches at local restaurants (drinks extra)
  • 01 full day regular group Ephesus Sightseeing Tour (as noted on day 06) which includes guiding in English, A/C tour transport, main entrance fees to noted sights, lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
  • 01 half day regular group Bosphorous Cruise Tour in Istanbul (as noted on day 07) which includes guiding in English, A/C tour transport and cruise on the Bosphorous

MEALS:

  • 01 lunch at local restaurant during tour in Istanbul (drinks not included) (day 02)
  • 02 lunches at local restaurants during tours in Cappadocia (drinks not included) (day 03 and day 04)
  • 01 lunch at local restaurants during tour in Kusadasi (drinks not included) (day 6)
  • 03 dinners (set menu) at local Indian Restaurant in Istanbul (drinks not included) (day 01 + day 02 + day 05)
  • 02 dinners (buffet menu) at hotel in Cappadocia (drinks not included) (day 03 and day 04)
  • 02 dinners (buffet menu) at hotel in Kusadasi (drinks not included) (day 05 and day 06)

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS:

  • Istanbul to Kayseri, Turkish Airlines, economy class
  • Kayseri to Izmir, SunExpress Airlines, economy class
  • Izmir to Istanbul, Turkish Airlines, economy class

TRANSFERS:

  • Istanbul Transfers for airport/hotel/airport (total 04 transfers in Istanbul)
  • Cappadocia Transfers for airport/hotel/airport (total 02 transfers in Cappadocia)
  • Izmir/Kusadasi Transfers for airport/hotel/airport (total 02 transfers in Izmir/Kusadasi)

PACKAGE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips to guides, hotel staff, restaurant staff, drivers (highly appreciated & expected by all who serve you-please do make sure that they are informed of this. If you or they wish we can arrange for the tour leader to collect from them a tip kitty which can then be spread between hotel staff/guides/drivers/porters as required.)
  • International flights to/from Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Drinks during any of the noted meals at the hotel or restaurants, *Any and all expenses of a personal nature

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