Rs. 195,000/– per person excluding lunch and dinners only – Single Supplemt Rs. 48,000/–
20th – 28th April
Istanbul, Cappadocia, Konya & Antalya
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival at Istanbul Ataturk airport : Meeting with tour guide & transfer to hotel.
BOSPHORUS DINNER CRUISE
Meeting time at Hotel Lobby: 18:00
Departure for Bosphorus Dinner Cruise: 18:15 sharp
Spend your evening in Istanbul cruising around the beautiful Bosphorus Strait while enjoying dinner and an Anatolian folklore show with belly dancing. Gliding through the water, your boat follows a route that includes views of Istanbul’s top attractions – all enchantingly illuminated at night. Cruise past the Blue Mosque and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge while eating, drinking and enjoying the show! Overnight stay at hotel.
Pick up at 09:00am from your hotel for a full day trip to Istanbul 2 Continents with Dolmabahce Palace.
The lavish palace built by one of the last Ottoman emperors in 1854. Behold the neoclassical exterior and tour the flamboyant interiors, designed in European and Ottoman style. As you walk through the salons, learn how no expense was spared in their construction, with architects told to lavish 14 tons of gold on the ceilings alone.Afterward, head for the Çamlıca Hill, Istanbul’s highest point. Drink in the sweeping views from its summit, and then cross the vast Bosphorus Bridge, feeling the thrill as you cross between the continents in a matter of minutes.
Taksim Square is the main squapre of Istanbul’s New Districts. It lies on the east end of the busy shopping street, IstiklalCaddesi (Independence Avenue).
IstiklalCaddessi (Independence Avenue) is an elegant pedestrian shopping street in Istanbul’s New Districts. More than 3 million people visit the street daily.
Galata Tower is a 62 m (205 ft) high, medieval stone tower with a conical top. It provides the best 360° views of Istanbul.
The Galata Bridge or GalataKoprusu spans the Golden Horn, a naturally inlet and protected harbor in the Bosphorus River where it meets the Sea of Marmara.
MisirCarsisi or the Egyptian Market is one of Istanbul’s largest bazaars and second in fame only to its neighbor the Grand Bazaar. The Spice Market is situated in the Eminonu neighborhood of Fatih District at the southern end of the Galata Bridge near the docks.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Istanbul
Pick up: 9:30am from your hotel for a full day tour to Byzantine & Ottoman Relics.
This comprehensive sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this one day sightseeing tour you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul’s four “must-see” historic sites.
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.
The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.
Now a museum, Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest covered markets, with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops. The bazaar is specially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets. (closed on Sunday additional time will be spent at the other locations).
The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast transfer to airport: 9:15am
Flight Departure: 12:20pm
Transfer: Cappadocia North Tour
Upon arrival meet and transfer to our tour point.
Devrent Imagination Valley (a lunar landscape), Pasabaglari (Fairy chimneys), Avanos (pottery demonstration with the Hittite technique), Lunch -Uchisar rock
Castle (own expenses), Esentepe (panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (rock cut churches, frescos, monastery).
Overnight stay at hotel
Cappadocia Blue Tour – (Optional: Hot Air Balloon Ride)
After breakfast around 10am we will start for 2nd day tour.
Mustafapasa (old Greek village Sinasos), Keslik Monastery, Taskinpasa Medresesi (an Ottoman theological school), Soganlı Valley (3 km walking in the traditional village, churches and Lunch), Cemil (Greek-orthodox church) and Kaymakli Underground city.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning after breakfast at 8:30am proceed to Konya & Antalya. After 4 hours’ drive from Cappadocia we will arrive Konya which known as the adopted home of Rumi ( Mevlana ), the Sufi mystic who founded the Whirling Dervish, also Konya used to be one of the most important trading center on the Silk Road. After lunch (own expenses) we will procced to Antalya, end of the day we will arrive in Antalya.
Overnight stay at hotel in Antalya.
8:30AM – Checkout from the hotel and proceed to visit Perge, the place where most of the statues that are on display in Antalya Museum were unearthed. An important city of ancient Parnphylia, originally settled by the Hittites around 1500 BC. St. Paul visited Perge on his first missionary journey. The theater stage has finely carved marble reliefs, and other carvings from around the city are displayed in the stadium. Amateur archaeologists will want to see the handsome city gate flanked by two lofty towers, a long colonnaded road once paved with mosaics and lined with shops, a large agora, the public baths and a gymnasium.
Overnight at hotel
11:00AM: A private half day city sightseeing tour is the perfect introduction to Antalya on the Mediterranean Sea, an area known as the Turquoise Coast. The highlights on this four-hour private tour include a visit to Hadrianus Gate, Clock Tower, Republican Square and finally Antalya Archaeological Museum.
In the evening around 5pm transfer to Antalya airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul.
Flight Departure: 19:10
Arrival in Istanbul: 20:25
Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.
Transfer to Ataturk Airport for your international flight to back home: End of our services.