Turkey by Van

8 Nights / 9 Days | 1 Countries / 5 Cities

Turkey by Van

8 Nights / 9 Days - 1 Countries / 5 Cities

Istanbul (3N)/Cappadocia (2N)/Konya (1N)/Pamukkale (1N)/Kusadasi (1N)

  • Family
  • Family with Kids Friendly

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 83,675

  • day 1

  • NOON

    Arrival at Istanbul and transfer to the hotel for check in

  • EVENING

    Day at leisure

  • day 2

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Cable car to Pierre Loti viewpoint. Visit the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent and Topkapi Palace.

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Evening transfer to the Taksim neighbourhood

  • day 3

  • MORNING TO NOON

    2 hours boat trip on the Bosphorus admiring the palaces, typical wooden houses and the Ottoman villas.

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Free time to explore

  • day 4

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Travel to Ankara by a high speed train

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Discover the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Continue to Cappadocia passing the Salt Lake and incredible landscapes

  • day 5

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Explore Cappadocia with its lunar landscapes, churches and troglodyte villages. Discover Goreme Valley. Visit Uchisar

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Visit the underground city at Kaymakli. Return to Avanos, stop at Pasabag. Free time.

  • day 6

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Visit Ihlara Valley, Travel to Konya, en route stop at Caravanserai.

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Visit Mevlana Mausoleum.

  • day 7

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Travel to Egirdir

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Continue to Pamukkale-Hierapolis. Visit the cotton castle

  • day 8

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Travel to Ephesus. See the house of Virgin Mary, Basilica of Saint John and the impressive ruins of Ephesus

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Continue to Kusadasi

Day 1

| Istanbul

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Welcome to Europe.  Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts.  Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.

Day 2

| Istanbul

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing tour. Cable car to Pierre Loti viewpoint. Topkapi Palace. Night transfer to Taksim. A sightseeing tour of the city. We find ourselves in a city built in two continents.  On our tour, we will include a cable car ride up to the Pierre Loti viewpoint and we will enter the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (the largest in Istanbul). We will see the walls, the Golden Horn, the fishing district, and we will admire the exterior of Hagia Sofia. After the visit, we will offer tickets and a visit to the Top Kapi Palace, which was the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire, with its magnificent courtyards and its pavilions. At the end of the afternoon we will provide a transfer to the Taksim neighbourhood, the most commercialised and lively area of the city. There will be time to dine in one of its many restaurants, and you can also take the old tram that crosses the area or go to see the nearby Galata Tower. 

Day 3

| Istanbul

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat trip on the Bosphorus. Today we include a boat trip on the Bosphorus that will last about two hours. We will undertake the trip on a boat exclusively for Europamundo travellers. The Bosphorus is a strait that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of ??Marmara, which separates Istanbul into two parts: the European part and the Asian one. We will enjoy seeing the liveliness of the strait with its multitude of boats. We will pass under the two bridges that unite Europe and Asia and we will admire the palaces of the sultans, the typical wooden houses and the Ottoman villas. Free time.

Day 4

| Cappadocia

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: High speed train. Arrival to the fantastic Cappadocia region. Dinner included. Today we travel by train: from the station in the Asia district, we take the most modern and fast train in Turkey, a pleasant 4-hour trip through the Anatolian landscapes, perhaps having a coffee in the train café. Arrival in ANKARA. After a time to have lunch in the area of ​​the station, travelling by bus, we will take you to discover the Mausoleum of Ataturk. After that, we will continue en route to Cappadocia. We will pass through the SALT LAKE, with its incredible landscapes. Arrival in AVANOS (CAPPADOCIA), dinner included.

Day 5

| Cappadocia

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: landscapes of spectacular shapes. Picturesque towns. Dinner included. Full day in the fantastic region of CAPPADOCIA, with its lunar landscapes, its churches and troglodyte villages. We will discover the GOREME Valley with its open-air museum and its churches carved into the rocks, entry tickets included. We will visit UCHISAR, a natural fortress. In Kaymakli we will visit the underground city that could house 30,000 people. Returning to Avanos we stop at PASABAG, the valley of the fairies, we will walk in this spectacular natural area. Free time and dinner included.

Day 6

| Konya

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ihlara Valley, Caravanserai, Konya. Dinner included. At the far end of Cappadocia, we will visit the IHLARA Valley; known for the freshness of its waters, its churches and villages excavated in the rock. Then we continue our route, with a stop in an old CARAVANSERAI from the 13th Century before arriving in KONYA where we visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana. Here we will learn about the sect of the Dervishes (entrance included). Dinner included.   At night, we suggest that you attend the dance performance of the whirling dervishes in the cultural centre.

Day 7

| Pamukkale

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Fantastic Cotton Castle at the end of the day. Dinner included. We take a scenic road between the lakes, and get to know EGIRDIR, a beautiful town next to a large lake, with its walls and mosques. There’s time to have lunch. We then continue to PAMUKKALE-Hierapolis, whose calcareous waters have created the Cotton Castle (entrance included). Dinner included.

Day 8

| Kusadasi

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Ephesus. Dinner included. We leave for EPHESUS, the best-preserved ancient city of Asia Minor; 2000 years ago, it had a quarter of a million inhabitants. We see the house of the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of Saint John and the impressive ruins of Ephesus (entrance included). We then go on to KUSADASI, a popular coastal town with a lot of atmosphere, commercial life and a small castle. Dinner included.

Day 9

| Istanbul

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Interior of Anatolia. Hanging bridges crossing the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus Strait. We leave for the city with the fourth largest population in Turkey: IZMIR. We see the church of Saint Polycarp, the oldest in the city, which reminds us of the importance of this area in early Christianity (entrance included). We then return to inland Turkey. Stop en route for lunch before reaching BURSA, the fourth largest city in Turkey, whose historic centre has been declared UNESCO World Heritage, with its traditional commercial districts, mosques, religious schools, public baths … The green mosque stands out.  Arrival in ISTANBUL and we transfer you to the airport for your return flight. End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night 

Standard :

  • Istanbul                Movenpick golden horn or similar

    Capadocia             Altinoz or similar

    Konya                    Hilton garden konya or similar

    Pamukale              Lycus riveror similar

    Kusadasi                Ada class comfort or similar

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Class airfare (estimated around INR 44,000) is included in the package cost and is subject to availability at time of confirmation
  • 8 nights accommodation in given or similar hotel
  • 8 breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Return airport transfers
  • City tour in: ISTANBUL
  • Boat: Tour of the Bosphorus in Istanbul
  • Evening transfer: Taksim Square in Istanbul
  • Ticket admission: Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara, Goreme Valley; Valley of Uchisar; Underground city of Kaymakli; Pasabag Valley in Cappadocia, Valley of Ihlara, Caravanserai; Mevlana Mausoleum in Konya, Pamukkale - Hierapolis, house of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, Ruins of Ephesus, Church of Saint Polycarp in Izmir
  • Funicular: Cableway Viewpoint of Pierre Loti in Istanbul
  • High speed train: Istanbul - Ankara
  • 5 dinner included in: Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi
  • All transfers, sightseeing, meals according to mentioned itinerary
  • Airfare, Visa

Note: Child No Bed is offered to children upto 8 years only and Children above 8 years should take Child with bed cost.

Exclusions

  • GST of 5% and .TCS payable to Govt of India.
  • Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.

Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

Inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation in given or similar hotel
  • 8 breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Return airport transfers
  • City tour in: ISTANBUL
  • Boat: Tour of the Bosphorus in Istanbul
  • Evening transfer: Taksim Square in Istanbul
  • Ticket admission: Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Mausoleum of Ataturk in Ankara, Goreme Valley; Valley of Uchisar; Underground city of Kaymakli; Pasabag Valley in Cappadocia, Valley of Ihlara, Caravanserai; Mevlana Mausoleum in Konya, Pamukkale - Hierapolis, house of the Virgin Mary, Basilica of St. John, Ruins of Ephesus, Church of Saint Polycarp in Izmir
  • Funicular: Cableway Viewpoint of Pierre Loti in Istanbul
  • High speed train: Istanbul - Ankara
  • 5 dinner included in: Cappadocia, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi
  • All transfers, sightseeing, meals according to mentioned itinerary
  • Visa

Note: Child No Bed is offered to children upto 8 years only and Children above 8 years should take Child with bed cost.

Exclusions

  • GST of 5% and  TCS payable to Govt of India.
  • Airfare and Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:Cancellation Charge:
10 days100%
10 to 15 days75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment PolicyOnline Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour100% of total tour cost
  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.

  • **For Air tickets being issued / blocked on time limit: Full INR component to be collected before issuance,else price will be subject to change.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

  • Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

About Explore Tour

A fascinating mix of modern and ancient, where East meets West, Turkey is one of the most incredible countries in the world. As such it has plenty of European and Asian influences from all sides. With close proximity to Africa too, it is a cultural melting pot where people of all beliefs and faiths can feel at home. Turkey is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Indian travelers, and it truly has something to offer everyone’s tastes: white sandy beaches, ruins of ancient civilizations, world-class sights, delicious food, cosmopolitan feels, and holiday spirits. Turkey is truly a country that leaves you breathless.