5th June till 13th June
5th June till 13th June
Welcome to Turkey !
Turkey offers a sheer diversity that is very lucrative to any visitor new to this location. Its mountain ranges, vast open spaces, and sleepy villages share a lot of exciting experiences, building lifetime memories.
Explore the countless waves of invasions and vibrant culture that will leave you astonished throughout your adventure.
Given that Turkey is rich in historic sites and archaeological wonders, a short trip through this site is every visitor’s dream.
Today we will start our journey from Delhi airport to one of the most e places in the world. At the airport meet your Tour manager. Upon arrival at Istanbul, our guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel based in old city of Istanbul.
During these 9 days what you will hear, smell, taste, and participate in will be nothing less and nothing more than the simple magic. This is KareVoyage’s 4th trip to Turkey. We absolutely know what is best for our Senior Travelers.
Tonight, we will have an easy night walking and visit Hagia Sophia in the evening and feel the impressive atmosphere of this amazing temple, church and mosque at night. We will have a dinner at terrace restaurant with a view of Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. After dinner walk back to our hotel.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2 Istanbul Classics and Old City Tour
Today be one with the most enchanting history of all times. During your tour you will visit ST. SOPHIA: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. 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. BYZANTINE HIPPODROME: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; The Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. TOPKAPI PALACE: 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.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3 Bosporus Sailing Tour
In the morning, we will visit the Spice Market, where locals still shop for herbs and spices from all over the world. SPICE BAZAAR: (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the exciting aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Then, embark on a luxury yacht along the Bosphorus, the unique winding strait separating two continents. After lunch, we will have local shopping time.
Dinner at local restaurant and Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 Flight to Cappadocia & Afternoon tour
Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and transfer to the airport with your private car and driver. You will take a direct flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, which is about 1 hour. Upon arrival, you will drive to your hotel in Cappadocia. The rest of the day, we will visit amazing fairy chimneys and Ozkonak underground city, which was carved out around the 4th century BCE. Later on, the Persians came and then the Romans, but it is the Christians of the Byzantine Empire who take all the credit for expanding the underground city. These Christians were escaping persecution, and when they landed in the region, they expanded the Ozkonak by adding churches and religious schools in the already established city.
Dinner & Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 Optional Balloon and Cappadocia Tour with lunch at local house
You can book an early morning optional hot air balloon tour to enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys and the region. After breakfast, we will visit Devrent and Pasabagi valleys, to see the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. Then head to the pottery town of Avanos. Watch the potters at work using kick wheels, a technique that has remained unchanged for generations. We will have lunch at local families house. After lunch, visit Goreme Open Air Museum for the world’s most important Byzantine cave churches and the best-preserved cave wall paintings and frescos. Finally, you will be driven to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where we will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia.
Dinner & Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 6 Cappadocia to Kusadasi Flight , Evening walking tour of Kusadasi
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and transfer to Cappadocia airport and flight to Izmir airport. Upon arrival in Izmir airport, you will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner at local restaurant in Kusadasi after a basic walking (not more than 2 kms) of the town center.
Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 7 Ephesus tour & Local village visit
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and see the Ancient Roman City of Ephesus, to explore the Arcadian Way, Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celsius Library, and the Antique Theatre. In the afternoon visit the famous Sirince village with the cute village houses. At the end of the tour transfer back to your hotel. Dinner & Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 8 Pamukkale Tour & Overnight in Pam Thermal Hotel where You’ll enjoy the thermal pools
After breakfast, the first visit will be to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs. You will see the large necropolis, Great Baths, Frontinus Street, Theatre, Martyrion of St. Phillip, and the antique pool also known as Cleopatra’s pool. Finally be amazed by travertines, (the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water) In the afternoon enjoy the thermal pools of your hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 9 Flight back to India
As you sit back in your flight back home with your co-travellers, the magic of Turkey will remain itched in your memories forever.
Along with what you have shopped, you will keep the memories of this trip close to your heart safe After breakfast, transfer to airport for your outbound flight.
- International Flight – Delhi-Istanbul-Delhi
- Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels
- All airport transfers as mentioned on the itinerary
- 01 way domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Cappadocia (Flight 1)
- 01 way domestic flight tickets from Cappadocia to Izmir (Flight 2)
- 01 way domestic flight tickets from Izmir to Istanbul (Flight 3)
- 03 Nights’ Accommodations in Istanbul
- 02 Nights’ Accommodation in Cappadocia
- 02 Nights’ Accommodation in Kusadasi
- 01 Night in Pamukale (Thermal Pool hotel)
- Professional licensed English speaking local Turkish guide throughout our stay in Turkey
- KareVoyage representative from Delhi to Delhi
- A/C Tour Transportation throughout your tour
- All museum entrances and Parking
- 08 breakfasts, 06 Lunches & 08 Dinners
- Visa Charges for Turkey
- Tips for Guides & drivers
- 5% TCS- This is applicable for all the tours out of India, and is claimable during your IT return. KareVoyage will provide a TCS certificate at the time of invoicing.
- Any kind of beverages (Soft drinks, juices, hard drinks
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