The landscape of the country is a revelation. Rightly touted as a country of wonderful beaches and coastline, Turkey is also home to untouched mountains and lakes. In the phenomenon of Pammukale’s limestone ‘cotton castles’ and Cappadocia’s strange geological formations, nature displays its penchant for the beautiful and bizarre.
Assemble at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to board your flight to Istanbul. After arrive at Istanbul after clearing customs & immigrations we proceed to our hotel and check in. After desired rest and Lunch, Visit Galata Tower it is a medieval stone tower in the Galata quarter of Istanbul, just to the north of the Golden Horn's junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul's historic peninsula. Evening Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces,waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. Late evening return to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed for City Tour of Istanbul Head to the Blue Mosque to marvel at its six minarets and the thousands of Iznik tiles that cascade a sea of blue over the building's interior. One of the finest examples of classical Ottoman architecture, the mosque was built at the bequest of Sultan Ahmet I who demanded a mosque to rival the grandeur of the Hagia Sophia. Both a church and a mosque in its past life, Hagia Sophia is now a UNESCO- listed museum that showcases Ottoman- and Byzantine-era artifacts. Browse the interior's architecture and historical exhibits with your guide, and then continue to Topkapi Palace. Like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace now exists as one of Istanbul's premier museums, home to a collection of ornamentation that once belonged to the city's 15th-century sultans and harems Continue through Istanbul Hippodrome, seeing the granite Egyptian obelisk that was gifted to the city, and hear how the site once represented the hub of the city's sporting and political life. And then a short orientation tour of Asia side of Istanbul. Istanbul Bridge is the perfect introduction to a city that strides two continents - Europe and Asia .. The final attraction included in your tour is the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's most famous souks. Comprising nearly 60 streets and thousands more shops, the bazaar can be overwhelming. Enjoy the Belly Dance and Turkish Folk Dance with Dinner on Cruise. Later return back to hotel & Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed for Turkuazoo Aquarium which is located inside biggest shopping mall of Istanbul, FORUM. The Mall hosts 270 local and international brands as well as global giants such as IKEA, Koctas, Decathlon, and H&M, to satisfy every shopping need. This Aquarium is home to an exciting collection of sea creatures. With an amazing 83m long underwater Ocean Tunnel, 270 degree panoramic viewing Sea Bed, 21 themed zones with 47 display tanks and more than 15,000 sea creatures! After Lunch at the hotel proceed for exciting tour to Vialand Theme Park. Vialand is divided into three areas. Game World, Legends World and Adventure World are the main themes in Vialand and there are more than 40 amusement units. Visitors can enjoy the attractions such as Adventurer, Viking, 360, Crazy River, King Kong, Safari Tunnel, Dungeon and Jet Ski entertainment units at the Adventure World part of Vialand. At the Game World part, especially kids may spend great time. The Shopping Street of Vialand is the other attraction for the visitors. It is an open shopping street where visitors may find about 250 quality shops and boutiques. Later have Dinner & spend Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for Istanbul Ataturk airport to board your flight to Cappadocia. Arrive Kayseri Airport and proceed to Cappadocia which is 1 hour away from the hotel and transfer to Hotel. After Lunch and desired rest proceed for Jet Boating, experience the ultimate dose of adrenaline packed adventure including extreme 360 degree Hamilton spins, high- speed drifting, and other exciting maneuvers. Later Enjoy the Turkish Night Show. The Turkish Night Show highlights the dance traditions of various regions of Turkey, complete with traditional costumes and of course, exhilarating belly dancers. This lively performance is a great way to enjoy traditional Turkish music and dance. Enjoy Whirling Dervishes Ceremony which will give you an idea religious ceremony in the 13th century caravanserai with traditional Dress. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Today early morning proceed for exciting Hot Air Balloon Ride, Cappadocia is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. The spectacular surrealistic landscapes combined with excellent flying conditions allow the balloons to gently drift over and between fairy chimneys, pigeon houses hew into the unique rock formations, orchards and vineyards - through impressive valleys,each with distinctive rock formations, colours and features - and then float up overrippled ravines for breathtaking views over the region. Later return back to hotel for Breakfast. After lunch proceed for City Tour of Cappadocia. City Tour includes Uchisar Castle highest point of Cappadocia, Goreme open Air Museum It resembles avast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-byside, each with its own fantastic church. It is also listed on UNESCO World Heritage. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. Devrent valley, which is also called Imagination Valley. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Some of the most important, or the easiest seen animal shapes are camel, snake, seals, and dolphin. If you let your imagination run free you will find many others, Visit three Beautiful fairy Chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. Later visit Kaymakli underground city consisting of one hundred tunnels, cellars, storage areas and stables. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast Checkout Hotel proceed to Antalya, Enroute visit The Mevlana Museum located in Konya, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi mystic also known as Mevlana or Rumi better known as the whirling dervishes. Arrive at Antalya and Transfer to Hotel. Dinner at Restaurant & Overnightat Hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for City Tour of Antalya and Perge Tour, Perge is located sixteen kilometers from Antalya. It is one of the better- preserved archaeological sites in Turkey. Discover the, Greco-Roman type theater and stadiumwhich is in a fine state of preservation. After Lunch, the rest of the day is free to enjoy and explore beautiful Antalya city. Dinner at Restaurant & Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast morning free for personal activities and to enjoy & explore the hotel. Checkout hotel and after Lunch depart forPamukkale. Arrive Pamukkale and transfer to hotel. Later visit an unusual natural and historical site with the sparkling white castle- like cascades, Pamukkale meaning "Cotton Castle" in Turkish. Pamukkale is one of the most important highlights of Turkey. Waters in the terraces are the sediments of the springs with calcium bicarbonate in 33C. Waters, containing mainly calcium salts and carbon-dioxide, run off the plateau's by depositing calcium while carbon-dioxide disappearing. The marvelous landscape of Pamukkale has been created by this gradual formation, leaving a cotton-like image. Also visit the Ruins of Hierapolis. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast checkout hotel and proceed to the party hub of Turkey, The city of ‘KusaDasi’. Kusadasi, which means “bird Island”, is set in a superb gulf in the Aegean Region of Turkey and is known for its turquoise sparkling water of the sea, broad sandy beaches, bright sun and large marina with a capacity for 600 boats. A glorious ancient city stands beside it, Ephesus with thousands of visitors from tours each year. Spend rest of the day at leisure and Indian Dinner and Overnight at Hotel in Kusadasi.
After morning breakfast & desired rest proceed for the Tour of Ephesus, which was established as a port, was used to be the most important commercial centre. It played a great role in the ancient times with its strategic location. Later visit the House of Virgin Mary's.The belief is that Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast morning free for rest & personal activities. Checkout hotel and proceed for Izmir Airport to board your flight for Istanbul. On arrive at Istanbul board your connecting flight for Mumbai.
Total Nights : 10 N
Cooked Breakfast will be provided as per hotel menu. Additionally Indian Tea will be served by self-service from the hot case with Khakhra & Methi Sambhar will be served (Subject to hotel permission)
Afternoon light Lunch will be minimum of two or three item(s) such as PavBhaji, PuriBhaji, Bhel, CholePuri, Biryani Curd; Handva etc. will be served along with Soft Drinks in Picnic Area, park or Gardens or Restaurant etc.
Vegetarian Indian Dinner will be served at Indian Restaurants/Hotel of that particular City which will be prepared by our Indian Rajasthani Maharaj & served in the restaurant / hotel.
Tourist Visa for Consulate General of Turkey - Charges are Included in the Tour Cost.
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