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2019 TURKISH DELIGHTS
09 Days, PRICES PER ADULT STARTING FROM $ 1010.00
TOUR CODE: 09D - TUR       |      TOUR START IN: Cappadocia       |      TOUR END IN: Istanbul
 
 
TOUR ITINERARY
 
 
Turkey
 
 
Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Çanakkale, Istanbul
 
 
Arrive Cappadocia
   
Arrive in Cappadocia, and proceed to your Hotel, on your own. Welcome to Turkey, the country which spans two continents – Europe and Asia, and has been home to twenty fascinating civilisations spanning over 10000 years of history! Meet your Tour Manager at the hotel for check-in (after 14:00 p.m.) for a two-night stay.

(Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Cappadocia
   
Today after breakfast you visit the Dervent Valley which has various types of fairy chimneys, which are long thin spires of naturally formed stones. Visit Pasabaglari (Monk's Valley) which boasts some of the best three-headed fairy chimneys in the world. Later continue to enjoy the Avanos Region, which is known for its pottery craft dating back to Hittite period. After lunch continue to the Goreme Open-Air Museum which is famous for its pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free-standing cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from the earth like taffy. Also explore the caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. Later, halt at Citadel of Uchisar and Esentepe for beautiful view of Cappadocia.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Cappadocia - Konya
   
This morning you depart for Konya. En-route you stop to visit the 13th century Caravanserai of Sultan Han. Later you proceed to Konya which was the capital of the Selçuk Turks in the 13th century. On arrival you visit the Mevlâna Museum, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Konya - Pamukkale
   
Today after breakfast you depart for Pamukkale, known for the mineral-rich thermal waters flowing down white travertine terraces on a nearby hillside. On arrival, check-in at your hotel for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Pamukkale - Kusadasi
   
Early this morning, depart to see the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. Continue to see the fascinating Necropolis, the breathtaking Roman Theatre of Hierapolis, and the Roman Baths of Hierapolis. Also visit the region's famous calcium rich terraced pools known locally as the Cotton Castles, After lunch, you visit Aphrodisias which is one of the most recent discoveries in Turkey. This ancient city is dedicated to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Continuing the drive, you reach Kusadası and check-in at your hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Kusadasi - Ephesus - Çanakkale
   
Today after breakfast proceed for a tour of the Ephesus ruins. This is the best preserved and the most often visited of all sites in Turkey and is dedicated to Artemis, the Virgin Goddess of the Chase. Here you visit the Great Theatre, enlarged during the Roman period, with 25,000 seats and still in use for performances and events, Temple of Hadrian - famous for the head of Medusa decoration, Library of Celsus - a technological wonder, and Brothel. You will also visit the House of Virgin Mary. Continuing the drive, you reach Çanakkale and check-in at your hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Çanakkale - Istanbul
   
This morning you will proceed to Istanbul. After lunch enjoy a visit to the Spice Bazaar. Later begin an unforgettable excursion between two continents, a cruise on the Bosphorus, the 32 kms. long strait, which joins the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea in Istanbul, and separates the continents of Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus runs right through the heart of Istanbul, past the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, several Ottoman Palaces, the Selimiye Barracks (where Florence Nightingale worked), the Bosphorus University, fortresses, forested hills and shore villages with Ottoman architecture. Visit the Bosphorus Bridge for a unique opportunity to step from one continent, Europe to another, Asia, in two minutes. Later visit Çamlica Hill, where you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. Later check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Istanbul: Topkapi Palace - Sultanahmet Mosque - Grand Bazar
   
Today after breakfast, you depart for a full day guided tour of old Istanbul. Begin your tour with a visit to Topkapi Palace, an exquisite palace of the Ottoman Sultans. The palace houses a collection of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Within the Topkapi Palace lies the Holy Mantle - this is said to enshrine relics of the Prophet Mohammed. You then visit the stunning Sultanahmet Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, one of Turkey’s largest mosques built in the 17th Century and famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Later you will be taken to the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world.

(Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
 
 
 
 
Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Return flight home
   
This morning you visit Hagia Sophia, which is an important monument both for the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. At the end of the visit you are transferred to the airport for your flight back home. The tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour.

(Breakfast)
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOUR INCLUSIONS
 
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
 
       
    8 nights in First Class Hotels with private facilities
       
       
    Meal Plan is indicated at the bottom of your daily itinerary: 8 Continental Breakfasts; 5 Local Lunches and 6 Local Dinners; 2 Indian Lunches and 2 Indian Dinners

1 bottle (500 ml.) of drinking water per person per day

       
       
    Departure airport drop-off to Istanbul Airport at fixed time for the Group

Road transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle

       
       
    All sightseeing, entrances and excursions as mentioned in the Itinerary
       
       
 

  All tips and service charges
       
       
    Services of Bi-lingual “Taj Tours” Tour Manager throughout the Tour
       
 
YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
 
       
    Charges for Passport and Visas, and other Consular Fees
       
       
    Cost of International and Domestic / Internal Flights
       
       
    Travel & Personal Accident Insurance
       
       
    Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry charges, mini-bar, postage, telephone calls, communications, Pay TV, beverages, hotel incidentals, etc.
       
       
    Porterage
       
       
    Camera Fees at Museums, etc.

Any other services not mentioned in the ‘Itinerary’ and ‘Your Tour Includes’

       
 
 
 
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
 
     
CAPPADOCIA   Full Day Tour to visit: Dervent Valley, Göreme Open Air Museum, underground city of Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu and Citadel of Uçhisar
     
KONYA   Visit the Mevlâna Museum
     
PAMUKKALE   Visit the ruins of Hierapolis; visit Cotton Castles; visit Aphrodisias
     
EPHESUS   Tour of the ancient city to see the Great Theatre, Library of Celus, Temple of Artemis, Temple of Hadrian and house of Virgin Mary
     
ISTANBUL   Visit the Spice Bazar; Bosphorus Cruise; visit Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque and the Grand Bazaar; visit Hagia Sofia
     
 
TOUR DEPARTURES
 
Departures 09D - TUR
  Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec
                                               
        13

27

  11

25

  08

22

  13

27

  10

24

  07

21

  05

19

   
 
 
 
 
 
out Saturdays – return Sundays
 
TOUR PRICES
 
 
Adult
$ 1010.00
Child 2 – 6 years
$ 805.00
Infant 0 – 23 months
$ 400.00
Single Person
$ 1350.00

( EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE & SHOWN BELOW! )
 
 
 
 
 
 

Adult Rate is based on 2/3 Adults (7+ years) sharing Twin / Triple Rooms

Child (2-6 years) must share a Room with 2 Adults

Maximum occupancy per room is 3 persons

Infant price is for Coach Seat only

High Season surcharges are applicable during exhibitions / trade fairs / festivals

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:


 

BOOK 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE

Adult

-$50.00

Child 2 – 11 years

-$45.00

Single Person

-$65.00

ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS
 
NO ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS FOUND
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