April – Mid June & September – October
Discover a country that crosses the borders of two continents, Asia and Europe. you will experience the best of Asia Minor, whose history dates back to ancient times and whose culture is spread far and wide through the food that we eat today. This tour will dazzle you with a wealth of history, World Heritage sites, amazing culture exchange, and an energy like no other country.
Start from Istanbul and continue to Cappadocia where it will feel like you have journeyed to another planet with its lunar landscape and exotic rock formations. You can take it all in from the heights in a Cappadocia hot air balloon. Also, you will get to enjoy locally produced wines and see traditional Turkish carpet making in action.
The finale of the tour takes us to Izmir, with its sweeping bays, cruise ship port of Kusadasi, serves as gate to civilization past & present. The region is irresistible with its stunning scenery, extraordinary milestones, natural wonders of Pamukale.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft
Group Size Small Group
- The glorious capital of the Byzantine & later the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul.
- The fairy chimney rock formations and the underground cities of Cappadocia.
- Visit the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale.
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft
- Tour Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
- Best Season : Apr. – Mid Jun. & Sep. – Oct.
- Ex-Destination : Istanbul
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 09 nights; Bed & breakfast basis.
- Food plan : 09 breakfast & 06 lunches
- Travel & Transport : Transfers & sightseeing on ac vehicle.
- 09 breakfast & 06 lunches.
- All transfers & sightseeing by ac vehicle.
- Entrance to sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bosphorus Cruise
- English speaking guides during the tour.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- Travel to & from Istanbul (Quoted separately)
- Visa Fees Rs. 4100/ + VFS service charges + agency service charges
- Internal flights.(Quoted separately)
- Porterage at hotels.
- Camera fees
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport meet with our assistant and private transfer to the hotel Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Istanbul.
Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel pick-up at around 07:50 am for half-day city tour on SIC basis. Visits to St. Sophia (closed on Mondays), Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4000 shops under one roof. Afternoon is free at leisure. If desired we can leave the clients at Bazaar, and they can return to their hotels by their own. Overnight stay at Hotel in Istanbul
Istanbul - Half Day Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. we cruise along the European and Asian shores of the Bosphorous. This afternoon, we visit the Asian side of Istanbul, Camlica Hill with its panoramic view. Overnight stay at hotel in Istanbul.
Fly to Kayseri; Drive to Cappadocia
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel check-out, pick-up and private transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for an internal flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival at Kayseri Airport SIC transfer to Cappadocia. Hotel check-in. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia – Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at hotel and then SIC basis visit to Dervent Valley, Pasabagi Fairy Chimneys and Avanos Village. After lunch at a typical local restaurant Pigeon Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar visited, followed by Goreme Open-Air Museum, which is full of pink, rose and white tapering columns. These tall free standing cones of stone curve and twist as if pulled from earth like taffy. Others are tall like fairy chimneys. The caves were settled in the 4th century as monasteries. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches. Overnight stay at hotel in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia – Full Day Sightseeing Tour
Breakfast at hotel and then SIC basis visit to Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground City; carved out of rock and completely self contained. More than 200 people lived on each of seven floors with the last one 250 feet underground. Then see the citadel of Ortahisar and the old Cavusin Village and its cave houses. Lunch followed by a walking tour of Red Valley and a visit to Urgup Wine House. Overnight stay at hotel in Cappadocia.
Drive to Kayseri; Fly to Istanbul; Fly to Izmir; Drive to Kusadasi
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel check-out latest at 12:00 hrs. Pick-up from your hotel and SIC basis transfer to Kayseri Airport to take your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport directly take your internal flight to Izmir. Upon arrival at Izmir Airport meet with our assistant and private transfer to Kusadasi. Hotel check-in. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Kusadasi.
After breakfast, absorb yourself with a guided tour of the site of one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the world, the site of the Temple of Artemis and the ancient city of Ephesus. Feel the mystical atmosphere of the city and stadium where chariot and horse races were once held. You will also have the chance to experience some Turkish handicrafts and to visit the pilgrimage point claimed to be the last home of the Virgin Mary and your last visit will be Sirince village which is located on the top of a mountain and famous for its fruit with wines and tastings. After the visit to Sirince you will return hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, we will enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as Travertines, in Pamukkale where we also tour the ancient city of Hierapolis. Take a dip, amongst ancient columns, in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we transfer to airport for further journey.
End of arrangements…
09 nights in 4 star hotels, standard rooms on twin sharing.
|Destinations||Hotel Name or Similar|
|Istanbul||Nidya Hotel & similar|
|Cappadocia||Cappadocia Boutique Cave MDC Hotel & Similar|
|Kusadası||Kusadası Boutique Ilayda Avantgarde & Similar|
Other Cost Details: FLIGHTS
Option 1: Turkish Airways
TK 721 09 MAY MUMBAI ISTANBUL 0620 1045
TK 720 18 MAY ISTANBUL MUMBAI 1950 0440 *
Cost: Adult – INR 45,000/- + GST as of now (Economy class)
Cancellation ticket is non-refundable.
Option 2: Etihad airways
EY-205 09 MAY MUMBAI ABUDHABI 0420 0610
EY-097 09 MAY ABUDHABI ISTANBUL 0830 1245
EY-096 18 MAY ISTANBUL ABUDHABI 1415 2015
EY-7600 18 MAY ABUDHABI MUMBAI 2245 0245*
Cost: Adult – INR 39000/- + GST as of now (Economy class)
Cancellation ticket is non-refundable.
PC4462 12 MAY ISTANBUL KEYSARI(for Cappadocia) 1145 1310
PC 2419 15 MAY KEYSARI IZMIR 1635 1805 (Not a daily operation)
PC 2810 18 MAY IZMIR ISTANBUL 0710 0815
Cost: USD 300.00 = approx. INR 20,000/- + GST as of now (Economy class)
Adult and Child fare is the same.
Changes/cancellation ticket is non-refundable.
(i) All the flights are as per current information, and subject to change.
(ii) Internal flights may be low cost airlines, with NON –REF tickets, and baggage restrictions.