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TURKEY (08 NIGHTS / 09 DAYS)

Package Cost

Starting From

$ 1778

  • Istanbul
  • Antalya
  • Pamukkale

Day1

Welcome aboard Akshar Travels ‘Turkish Magic’ tour. Arrive in Istanbul. Enjoy Istikal street tour

Meals: Dinner

Bon voyage! Today, you are off to for your exciting tour of turkey. Embark on your flight to Istanbul Upon arrival at Istanbul, you will be greeted by your friendly and experienced Thomas cook tour Manager/ local representative outside the baggage hall. Proceed to your hotel and check-in. Enjoy Istiklal street tour with dinner at kebab house or similar restaurant. Check into your hotel.

Day2

Depart for Antalya.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

After American breakfast at your hotel, proceed to the airport for your flight to Antalya. Arrive at Antalya and check in the hotel. Enjoy local dinner.

Day3

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

After American breakfast at your hotel, proceed for a tour of Pammukale. Arrive into Pammukale Located 20 kilometers from the town of Denizli in the Aegean region of Turkey, Pamukkale is one of the most interesting places in the world, justly famous not only for the entrancing beauty of its unique geological formations but also for its historical remains. Enjoy a local lunch at the Turkish Restaurant. The calcium oxide-rich waters flowing down the southern slope of Caldag located north of the ruins have, over the millennia, built-up deposits of white travertine on the plateau thus fully justifying both the site's ancient name of Hierapolis (Holy City) and its modern one of Pamukkale (Cotton Castle). Enjoy local dinner.

Day4

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After American breakfast at your hotel, proceed for a tour of Antalya. All the streams of the region aim at finding their way into the Mediterranean and they pour down the slopes of the Taurus, sometimes overland sometimes underground and reaching their destination, result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty. Enjoy local lunch at the Turkish Restaurant. The loveliest of these are the Duden Falls, 15 km. north of Antalya, the Kursunlu Falls 18 km. along the Antalya-Alanya highway. Karpuzkaldiran waterfall is the highest as it is approx. 30 meters high and the water gushes down onto the massive rocks with great force. Enjoy local dinner.

Day5

Depart for Kayseri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After American breakfast at your hotel, Proceed to the airport for your flight to Kayseri. Later proceed to Cappadocia and then check-in. Post your local lunch at the hotel we take you for a quick panoramic city tour of Cappadocia to get a feel of this amazing destination. Enjoy local dinner tonight.

Day6

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Morning you have a chance to take a mystical Hot Air Balloon ride. Discover Cappadocia from the air on this early morning 1-hour hot air balloon ride. Pick up time: 4:00 am - Drop off time: 7:00 Am (Approx) Travel to the launch site in an air-conditioned minivan, and climb aboard for your scenic flight. Then, it’s up, up and away over the lunar-like chimneys, spires, pinnacles and valleys, all made extra magical by the soft morning light. Ogle the views, spot cave houses and villages, and capture the panoramas on camera as your pilot points out places of interest. Finally, float gently back to earth and collect a special souvenir certificate of your flight.

Breakfast at the hotel and then we proceed for a full-day tour of the many sights and sounds of Cappadocia. First, we visit the Devrent Valley and walk through the beautiful and colorful formations and rock formations in the valley and through the fairy chimneys valley. Next, we proceed to Pasabaglari Valley (Monk’s valley) and enjoy the view of the most beautiful mushroom shaped roofs of the region admiring old churches and monasteries. Local lunch today will be provided.

Post lunch we Tour Avanos town near the red river to watch production of beautiful Turkish pottery this underground place was a heritage given to the Turkish by Hattie people. Next the highlight of the day i.e. Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock Churches) and here we visit the Byzantine rock-carved orthodox churches, wall paintings and frescos dating back to the 8th century. It is possible to see geometrical wall paintings from the Iconoclastic Period. Next, we visit the photo stop at Esentepe to relax and take pictures at one of the most stunning areas of Cappadocia. We will end the day at Uchisar and we will drive from below the castle of Uchisar, the rock formations and pigeon shelters before heading back to the hotel. Enjoy local dinner tonight.

Day7

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast at the hotel, take a flight to Istanbul. Pick up by your coach at Istanbul and visit Blue Mosque, standing directly opposite the Hagia Sophia the Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Famous for its Iznik tiles this Turkish jewel is a must-see for everyone visiting Turkey. Next, we proceed to the Hippodrome (Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm): Visit the square once used as a sporting arena predating Constantinople itself. Though a few fragments of the original structure survive, the square still boasts some of the most glorious monuments built in this great city. The Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm are the ancient treasures to be seen.

Today’s Lunch is at one of the most authentic Turkish Kofte restaurants. Next we Topkapi Palace which is the grand palace that served as a residence to the Sultans for over 400 years. A must-see attraction in Turkey, the museum carries some of the most revered treasures in Islamic history including items belonging to the Prophet Mohammad. It also displays a magnificent collection of jewels, different weaponry, clothing, and calligraphy. Harem not included Evening we visit the Grand Covered Bazaar - In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Indian restaurant.

Day8

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast at the hotel, start with the Full Day Bosphorus tour. We start with the Dolmabahce Palace which was the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Next visit Yildiz Royal Garden a historical, urban park in Besiktas district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul. The park is located in Yildiz quarter between the palaces of Yildiz and Ciragan. Yildiz Park was once part of the imperial garden of Yildiz Palace. Extending down the slopes from the palace, this walled park was reserved only for palace dwellers during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. Local lunch will be provided today. Visit the City Walls next - The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

Next, we drive by Bus to the Golden Horn as a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end. Free time at Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) - The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Lastly we take the Boat Trip on the Bosphorus which is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. You will also see the Rumeli fortress (from the Sea, no interior visit): Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world

Enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant.

Day9

Time to say goodbye.

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, bid good-bye to all the friends you made on the Tour. After checking out from the Hotel, proceed to the airport, where your memorable Thomas Cook tour of Turkey Extravaganza comes to an end.

What your tour price includes?

Istanbul :

Enjoy BOAT an amazing boat ride on the Bosphorus | Visit the Spice Bazaar | Visit the Hippodrome | Half-day Olivium shopping mall (Time permitting) | Topkapi Palace | Visit the amazing Blue Mosque | Hagia Sophia Museum (From outside) | Take in the view of the Golden Horn | Shopping time at the Grand Bazaar | Half-day Istiklal street tour | Visit the Dolmabahce Palace and Yildiz Royal Garden

Cappadocia :

Visit Uchisar Castle to view the natural rock formations | Visit the colourful fairy chimneys at Devrent Valley | Visit Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock Churches) to view the Iconoclastic Period wall painting | Watch the production of Turkish pottery at Avanos (Red River) | Enjoy Pasabaglari Valley (Monk’s Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped roofs | Esentepe – The most stunning area of Cappadocia

Antalya :

City tour of Antalya | Enjoy Day trip to Pamukkale

What your tour price does not include?

  • The cost of your internal tickets required to participate on this tour has been included in your tour cost (Presently calculated as prevailing on 01st December 2018).
  • Tips to guides, drivers, hotel waiters, etc. of USD 05 per person per day for the duration of the tour to be paid to the Tour Manager on day 01 of the tour.
  • The cost of the Passport, POE charges, etc.
  • Any services not mentioned in the Inclusion list
  • Taxes as payable extra

Visa, Passport & Insurance:

MEDICAL INSURANCE

  •  Normal insurance charges for the duration of the tour are included in the tour price. However, any passenger above the age of 60 years and those passengers who wish to extend their stay will be required to pay additional charges.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  •  Cost of visas including documentation and processing fees as of 01st December, 2018. Any further increase in the same has to be borne by the passengers.

PASSPORT

  • Passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of departure

​TOUR PRICE: 1778/‐ USD

Price

​TOUR PRICE: 128000/‐ USD PER PERSON ALL INCLUSIVE

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