Overview

A mesmerizing mix of the exotic and the familiar, Turkey is much more than its clichéd image of a “bridge between East and West”. Invaded and settled from every direction since time immemorial, it combines influences from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Central Asia. Mosques coexist with churches, Roman theatres and temples crumble near ancient Hittite cities, and dervish ceremonies and gypsy festivals are as much a part of the social landscape as classical music concerts or football matches.

Itinerary

  • Meet and Greet

    ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL

    Upon your arrival in Istanbul, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. You will be having a welcome meeting at the hotel with your guide and fellow guests at 7 pm.  Tonight, we will drive to Taksim square for our dinner. We will have our dinner and have walking tour in Taksim square and Istiklal Street. Overnight in Istanbul.

    Hotel – The Marmara Pera or Similar

  • Blue mosque, Grand Bazaar

    FLIGHT TO CAPPADOCIA

    After breakfast we will start the guided tour of the Hagia Sophia Mosque, pride of the Byzantine architecture, Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races were held, Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles, Topkapi Palace, former residence of Ottoman Sultans and Grand Bazaar, Turkey’s largest covered market with 4000 shops (with respect to time). Transfer to the airport with your private car and driver. You will take a direct flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia, which is about 1 hour. Upon arrival, you will meet with your private car and driver and be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia. The rest of the evening is free time to explore at your leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia. Dinner will be done at a local restaurant.
    Hotel – Gamirasu Cave Hotel or similar

  • Pigeon valley, Avanos, Open air museum

    CITY TOUR

    You can book an early morning optional hot air balloon tour to enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys and the region (Hot air balloon is approximately 250 Euros) with respect to availability. After breakfast,  Start from Pigeon Valley (Imagination Valley), spectacular fairy chimneys and scapes. After Pigeon, we will visit one of the underground city. Avanos, famous for pottery, we will explore and try to do pottery as well. And than pass to Redriver ( Kızılırmak). After lunch, and open air museum which is heart of Cappadocia. Open air museum famous for wall painting, dates back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christand monks. The last stop will be Uchisar castle, naturalan done of the biggest mass fairy chimney of the region. Overnight in Cappadocia.

    Hotel – Gamirasu Cave Hotel or similar

  • Selimiye mosque, Mevlana Museum

    KONYA CITY TOUR

    After breakfast, we depart for Konya, which is the home of the Whirling Dervishes, a religious order founded by the Sufi (Muslim sage), Mevlâna in the 13th century. We will visit Selimiye mosque and Mevlana Museum and Overnight in Konya.

    Hotel -Novotel or Garden Inn similar

  • Pamukkale & Hierapolis Ancient City

    PAMUKKALE CITY TOUR

    After breakfast, the first visit will be to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city on top of hot springs. You will see the large necropolis, Great Baths, Frontinus Street, Theatre, Martyrion of St. Phillip. (Please note the Hirepolis sights are covered by walking. Hirepolis also offers buggys at the entrance which can be hired by paying extra directly).

    Finally be amazed by travertines, (the terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water) on which you can enjoy a barefooted walk. Overnight in Pamukkale

    Hotel – Pamukkale Adempira Hotel or similar

  • Ancient Roman City of Ephesus

    EPHESUS TOUR

    Today after breakfast, we will visit the Ancient Roman City of Ephesus, to explore the Arcadian Way, Roman Baths, Temple of Hadrian, the Celsius Library, and the Antique Theatre. We will explore the leather fashion show which will be performed for our group. Overnight in Kusadasi.

    Hotel -Ramada Suits Hotel or similar

  • Kusadasi to Canakkale

    TURKEY'S AEGEAN COAST

    After breakfast, visit to the famous Sirince village with the cute village houses. We will continue our  journey to Cannakale via Pergamum, a city located on Turkey’s Aegean Coast. Visit Asklepion (the ancient medical complex, hospital), this famed ancient medical center, built in honor of Asklepios, the god of healing, was also the world’s first psychiatric hospital. The Asklepion gained in prominence under the Romans in the 2nd century A.D., but a sacred site existed prior to this as early as the 4thcentury B.C.

    We will visit the Trojan horse which is located in city center which was held in the movie of Troy and listen about the first war of East and West, Greek and Trojan heroes fought the Trojan War for the honor of the beautiful Overnight in Canakkale.

    Hotel – Troia Tusan  or similar

  • OLD CITY TOUR

    Early morning, drive to Istanbul. Day is free for shopping, spa etc… Overnight in Istanbul.

    Hotel – The Marmara Pera or Similar

  • Parting Hugs

    BID ADIEU

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for your outbound flight.

     

     

Inclusions

  • 08 nights 4* hotel accommodation with continental breakfast & Local/Indian Dinner.
  • AC Deluxe coach with English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing tours and per the itinerary below.
  • Museum entrance fee as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic flight: ASR – IST
  • Visa fee and insurance
  • Optional tour, tips and gratuities, any medical expense, any kind of drink.
  • Mandatory tipping to the driver and guide (per person/per day EUR5/- non negotiable) as per international standards.
  • Expenses occurred due to bad weather, flight or ferry cancellation, strike or political unrest to be paid by guest as per actual.
  • Anything not specified in the inclusions.

What To Pack & Carry

  • Original I'd Proof (Aadhar card / Voter I'd card / Passport / Driving Licence)
  • VISA
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Your favorite snack to munch on

Trip Highlights

  • Turkish Baklawa.
  • Final home of RUMI
  • Spellbinding Byzantine glory of the Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • The mighty ruin of Ephesus
  • The surreal, swooping rock valleys of Cappadocia
  • Göreme Open-Air Museum
  • The pure white travertine terraces of Pamukkale "Cotton Castle"
  • Cruising along the Bosphorus

CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • Booking amount & Tickets:
  • (Non Refundable)
  • 60 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 45 days prior to arrival: 70% of the Tour / service cost
  • 30 days prior to arrival: No Refund

DISCLAIMER

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.

SAFETY

Please be aware that during your participation in vacations operated by Jugni, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control, including but not limited to: the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft, or other means of transportation; forces of nature; political unrest; acts of lawlessness or terrorism; and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Jugni will not have liability regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. While Jugni will use its best efforts to ensure that adequate measures are taken, by agreeing to participate in a vacation and/or optional excursions you agree that you will hold Jugni harmless regarding any provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care rendered. Jugni is not responsible for such risks and dangers that may arise beyond our control. Payment of your deposit indicates you accept these risks and dangers and agree to hold Jugni harmless for the same.