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TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 – (10 Apr 2020, Friday) Istanbul (B)

Arrival to Istanbul Airport. You will be met and transferred to your hotel by driver (check-in time is generally 14:00. İf rooms will not be ready, pax should wait at hotel lobby).

 

Day 02 – (11 Apr 2020, Saturday) Istanbul (B,L)

Departure from the hotel and visit to St. Sophia museum is one of the great architectural marvels of the ancient world. We continue on to the Hippodrome, the sportive and political center of the Old City. Blue Mosque (under renovation now), facing St. Sophia, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. We then visit Topkapi Palace, seat of the Ottoman Empire for four centuries. At last we will browse around the exciting Grand bazaar, a maze of over 4000 tiny shops selling gold, jewelry, leatherwork and fine carpets. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

* St. Sophia Museum is closed on Monday. Topkapi palace is closed on Tuesday. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.

 

Day 03 – (12 Apr 2020, Sunday) Istanbul (B,L)

Departure from the hotel for a visit to the Spice Bazaar where we will experience the smell of cinnamon, cloves and thyme rising from every store, the same smells that filled the air over 400 years ago. We then embark on a scenic tour of the Bosphorus, the natural waterway that divides Asia from Europe, viewing imperial palaces, castles, palatial homes, and the two magnificent suspension bridges. On the Asian side we visit Beylerbeyi Palace located in the Asian side of Istanbul on the eastern shore of the Bosphorus. It was the Sultans’ summer palace and Camlica Hill which is one of the highest points in Istanbul, offering breathtaking views in all directions.

* Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday & Thursday.

 

Day 04 – (13 Apr 2020, Monday) Istanbul (B,L)

Departure from hotel and arrival to port where we embark our boat for a cruise of the Marmara Sea to the Princes’ Islands. We stop at BuyukAda, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pine trees. This was also the Pleasure Island of the Byzantine Princes. Following lunch at a seaside restaurant, we will go on a horse-drawn carriage tour of BuyukAda and see the traditional wooden houses that cover this island. Some free time for you too.

 

Day 05 – (14 Apr 2020, Tuesday) Istanbul / Kayseri / Cappadocia (B)

Transfer to Istanbul airport to catch your flight to Kayseri. Pick up from Kayseri airport and drive to Cappadocia. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 06 – (15 Apr 2020, Wednesday) Cappadocia (B,L)

Our first real encounter with Cappadocia almost Martian landscape is in the Derwent valley. We visit Pasabag’s “fairy chimneys”, where the voice of the wind harmonizes with songs of the fairies. From here we pause at Avanos center of terracotta art which is a popular destination because of its attractive old town with cobbled streets, and views over the river and is its production of earthenware pottery, it is also the most economic activity in the town. The ceramic trade in this district and its countless pottery factories date right back to the Hittites, and the ceramic clay from the red silt of the Kızılırmak has always been used. A visit to ceramic & tile center to see how the ceramics made by hand. After lunch we visit the famous Goreme Open Air Museum to see the best examples of Byzantine art in Cappadocia. People of Goreme, at the heart of the Cappadocia Region, realized that these soft rocks could be easily carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. These Christian sanctuaries contain many examples of Byzantine art from the post-iconoclastic period. These frescoes are a unique artistic achievement from this period. You visit a carpet cooperative, where you’ll see how exquisite Turkish carpets are hand-woven.  We complete the tour with a panoramic view of the valleys of Cappadocia.

*OPTIONAL BALLOON TOUR

 

Day 07 – (16 Apr 2020, Thursday) Cappadocia / Kayseri / Istanbul (B)

Transfer to Kayseri airport to catch a flight to Istanbul & connecting flight to your home.

INCLUSIONS:

All Flights :

Flight from Delhi to Istanbul

Flight from Istanbul to Kayseri (For Cappadocia)

Flight from Kayseri to Istanbul

Flight from Istanbul to Delhi

* 4 night hotel accommodation including breakfast & V.A.Tax in Istanbul (4 breakfasts)
* 2 night hotel accommodation including breakfast & V.A.Tax in Cappadocia (2 breakfasts)
* Standard local meals specified in the tour program (4 lunches)
* A/C vehicle during transfers & tours

* English speaking guide during tours
* Entrance fees of museums specified in the tour itinerary
* Service charge and V.A.Tax

* GST

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EXCLUSIONS
* Personal expenses
* Mineral water, soft drinks, tea and coffee during tours & meals
* Airport porterage
* Hotel In & Out porterage
* Tips to guide and driver
* Hot Air Balloon ride