• Bosphorus Cruise • Blue Mosque • Hagia Sophia • Hippodrome • Grand Bazaar • Topkapi Palace
• Kaymakli Underground City • Goreme Open Air Museum • Pigeon Valley • Pasabag • Devrent Valley
• Mausoleum of Mevlana
• Antalya Marina
• Hierapolis • Cleopatra Pool
• Artemis Temple • Ruins of Ephesus
• City Tour (Time Permitting)
• Cappadocia - Hot Air Baloon Champagne Flight
Day 1: Begin Your Tour • Arrive Istanbul • Bosphorus Cruise
Welcome to your ''EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays – Best of Turkey– Summer 2020" tour!
We begin our tour of Turkey by arriving at Istanbul airport, the Iconic city located at the crossroads of Europe & Asia.
After the customary immigration clearance at the airport, you are warmly received by our EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays representative and transferred comfortably to your Hotel. (check-in after 1400 hrs).
Embark thereafter on the Bosphorus Cruise, with opportunities to photograph the Istanbul shoreline with its landmarks – Dolmabahce & Beylerbeyi palaces, Ortakoy Mosque, the defensive Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorous Bridge. Overnight in Istanbul. (L, D)
Day 2: In Istanbul • Guided Orientation Tour of Istanbul
After breakfast, embark on a guided orientation tour of Istanbul. Visit Hagia Sophia, Proceed to visit the last great Imperial Blue Mosque. Leaving the mosque, proceed to the Roman Hippodrome, an open-air stadium built by Roman Emperors in 203 AD. The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column & German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Visit the Topkapi Palace. Finally, shop at the Grand Bazaar, the biggest "souk" with nearly 4000 shops, selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware & souvenirs. Overnight in Istanbul. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Onto Cappadocia • Kaymakli Underground City
Today transfer to the Airport for your flight to Cappadocia On arrival, proceed for a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, carved out of rocks by early Christians to evade invading armies and completely self contained.Later, proceed to your hotel and check-in. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
Day 4: In Cappadocia • Optional Hot Air Baloon Champagne Flight • City Tour Cappadocia
Optioal : Today you have an option to enjoy early morning balloon adventure Hot Air Baloon Champagne Flight.
Later, after breakfast, proceed on a city tour that includes visit to to Pasabag in Zelve area, where monks used to live in seclusion in rock cut rooms. Proceed to the pottery town of Avanos, where Kizilirmak (Hallys), the longest river of Turkey, meanders leaving the red clay on its banks that has been the raw material of pottery for centuries. Proceed to Goreme Open Air Museum - a complex of several painted cave-churches. Visit some caves on the cliffs to see Byzantine frescoes decorating early Christian churches followed by a visit to Pigeon Valley and the natural citadel of Uchisar. Also visit Pasabag & Devrent Valley. Enjoy some leisure time here for shopping. The morning is at leisure to enjoy early morning balloon adventure, drifting across the surreal troglodyte rock formations, traditional villages and the landscapes of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: Onto Antalya • Visit Konya - The Mausoleum of Mevlana
Today after breakfast, drive to Konya visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana.
Later, poceed to Antalya , On arrival at Antalya. Prceed for a walking tour of Antalya Marina Overnight in Antalya. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Onto Pamukkale • Visit the Cleopatra Pool • Hierapolis
Today morning we proceed to Pamukkale, the cotton fortress, which rises above the fertile Menderes Valley. Hot mineral waters burst from the earth and cascade over steep cliffs forming pools, channels and stalactites. The therapeutic waters here are known for ages.Visit the Cleopatra Pool which has the most distinct features of ancient natural thermal pools. The great ambience and surroundings make the swim one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences possible. A swim in Cleopatra's Pool is indeed a must do on a visit to Pamukkale.
We visit the ancient city of Hierapolis and while strolling through its ruins, see the Temple of Apollo, the Theatre, a large and extensive Necropolis and an ancient thermal pool. Overnight in Pamukkale. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: Onto Kusadasi • Ephesus
This morning, drive to Ephesus area with Ephesus Antique City, one of the most popular ancient sites of Turkey with many acres of carefully excavated ruins. The temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of ancient world and the centre of pagan religion for 15 centuries. Here Marc Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession; St. Paul preached in the Great Theatre and in a little house outside. Overnight in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Onto Izmir • Panoramic City Tour of Izmir • Homeward Bound
Today, after an early breakfast & Check Out , drive to Izmir for a short panoramic city tour and Shopping drop. Izmir is the 3rd largest city of Turkey. Soak in the laid back spirit of the city. Visit Konak Square, Kordon area & the Kemeralti as per time at hand. After, lunch transfer to Izmir airport to board our departure flight.
We part ways with Happy Memories of your ''EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays – Best of Turkey– Summer 2020" tour. We Thank You! sincerely for choosing to join this tour and we hope to see you soon joining the EBIXCASH Family for many more such exiting Journeys in the future. (B, L )
THE TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour price includes:
Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
Airline / Airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
Cost of your visa valid for the duration of the tour.
Services of EbixCash Travel & Holidays Tour Manager or Local Representative or Local Guide.
Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance valid for passengers upto 60 years of age.
Tour price excludes:
Optional and Add -On excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
Any increase in airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airline for ticket (presently calculated on 01 Jan 2020).
Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during High / Festive season to be paid extra per person.
Cost of extension of validity of your air ticket.
Medical test and premium cost of insurance valid for passengers above 60 years of age.
Porterage at hotels, airports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.
Baggage handling fee charge by the operating airline for the excess check in baggage
Any increase in rate of EUR (presently calculated at 1 EUR = INR 80) leading to an increase in Tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.