5 DAYS TASTE OF TURKEY TOUR DIWALI DEPARTURE SILVER PACKAGE
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day Meet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Shopping Tour Pick up at 08:30 am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the GRAND SPICE 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, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street..
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 Bosphorus passage. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) 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) . After the tour transfer back to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul
Day 3 - Istanbul City Tour to Cappadocia Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to 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.Then proceed to 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 Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm. After the lunch we will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR 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. After the tour depart for Istanbul Airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Please Note: St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Day 4 - Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum You will be picked up approximately by 09:30 We will drive you to Ozkonak underground city, one of the best preserved Underground Cities in Cappadocia, then a visit to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Afterwards, you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. Followed by a visit to a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three - headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you have a time for shopping at Handicarfts center. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which are the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour After breakfast you will have free time in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home.
5 DAYS TASTE OF TURKEY TOUR DIWALI DEPARTURE SILVER PACKAGE Photos
All airport transfer services mentioned in the itineraryArrival airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir airportDomestic flight from Istanbul to CappadociaDomestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul2 nights’ hotel in Istanbul2 nights’ hotel in CappadociaMeal Plan as mentioned in the itineraryGuided Istanbul city tourGuided Istanbul Bosporus CruiseGuided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air MuseumAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryTransportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coachProfessional English - speaking tour guidesReturn Airport transfer
Tour Not Includes
International flightsInsurance: All typesTurkey entry visaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundryAny others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. We have arranged the best hotels and even Indian Chefs to prepare the traditional meals that you are accustomed to whether it is Jain, Vegan or any other Cuisine.
Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul and the underground cities of Cappadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.