8 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar - Istanbul
On arrival in Istanbul – the largest city in Turkey where the East meets the west, meet & greet by local representative outside the baggage hall at the Istanbul airport. Later shall be transferred to your hotel. Evening is free to explore the city at your own. Dinner & overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02 : Istanbul - Ankara
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out and meet your English speaking local guide who will show you this fascinating city which is historic yet modern. Visit the Blue mosque, the 17th century mosque made world famous due to its six minarets and exquisite interior. You will also see the Byzantine Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and many more interesting sights. Next you proceed to the Turkish capital city on Ankara – the house of the Turkish government and the second largest city in Turkey. Today, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a restaurant. Next we proceed to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Ankara.
Day 03 :Ankara - Cappadocia
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out and meet your English speaking local guide who will take you around this capital city and show you the top sights of this beautiful city situated in a rocky hill. Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations with its Neolithic, Hittite, Urartian and Phrygian works of art. Just up the hill from the museum, you'll visit the Citadel, and then, down the hill near Ulus Square, the ruins of the Roman Temple of Augustus and Rome. Later stop at the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, the national hero who founded the Turkish Republic. Next sit back and relax in your coach as you drive towards Cappadocia – a region of exceptional natural wonders. This is a region where nature and history come together with the most beautiful scenery in the world. Today enjoy dinner at a restaurant. Next proceed to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Cappadocia.
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, get set to visit the Goreme open air museum which resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side by side, each with its own fantastic church. It contains the finest of the rock cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colours still retain all their original freshness. After this we take you to the Pasabagi in Zelve area where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Also get a chance to visit the stunning Pigeon. Valley where one can see wonderful architecture constructed amidst the idyllic landscape with pigeon houses carved inside the rock. After a fun filled day enjoy a buffet dinner at and restaurant. Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 05: Cappadocia- Kusadasi
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out and head to the airport for your flight to Izmir. On arrival proceed to Ephesus where you will visit the famous ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus as well as the temple of Diana – one of the wonders of the ancient world. Later proceed on an orientation tour of the beautiful city of Kusadasi where you will see the beautiful sea front of this port city. You have some free time to stroll along the beach this evening before we proceed for dinner. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 06: Kusadasi
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, proceed to Pammukale. This city is famous for its hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. Meet your local speaking English guide who will show you this beautiful city. Pamukkale's terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs. Visit the natural hot mineral springs of Pamukkale's calcium terrace baths. Later we drive back to the beautiful resort town of Kusadasi on the Aegean coast. Tonight enjoy a hot dinner at a restaurant before heading back to the hotel. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 07: Kusadasi - Bursa
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out as we proceed from Kusadasi to Bursa where you will meet your local English speaking guide who will show you the best sights of this beautiful city also nicknamed as "Yesil Bursa" (meaning "Green Bursa") in reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban fabric. On the guided tour visit the Bursa Center, Ulu Camii ( Grand Mosque ), Yesil Camii ( Green Mosque ), Yesil Turbe ( Green Mausoleum ) and many more interesting sights. Next proceed to the restaurant where a hot dinner awaits you. Later we drive to the hotel and check in. Overnight in Bursa.
Day 08: Bursa-Istanbul
After a continental buffet breakfast at your hotel, check out and sit back in your coach and proceed to Istanbul. On arrival you have some free time to shop at the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest markets of Turkey with more than 4000 shops, full of treasures inclusing silks, jewellery, ceramic and leather goods. Today enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus. Next drive to the hotel and check in. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 09: Istanbul - Bhubaneswar
After a buffet / boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home with sweet memories of holidays.
Tour Includes :
• Return economy class airfare Mumbai-Istanbul by Turkish Ailines
• 01 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul.
• 01 night hotel accommodation in Ankara
• 02 nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
• 02 nights hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
• 01 night hotel accommodation in Bursa
• 01 night hotel accommodation in Istanbul
• Internal Flight from Kayseri – Izmir included
• Guided city tour of Istanbul, Ankara, Kusadasi, & Pamukkale Bursa
• Visit the Blue mosque, Topkapi palace & the Grand Bazaar
• Cruise on Bosphorous
• Visit th the Pigeon valley in Cappadocia
• Services of an English speaking local Representative in Turkey
• Multiple entry Turkey tourist visa with Medical Insurance
Extra charges apply:
• Peak Season Surcharge – If applicable.
• Any items of personal nature like telephone, beverages, laundry etc.
• Porterage,Tips and gratuities
• Photography and video making fees at the sites