10D SPECTACULAR TURKEY
DAY 1 ISTANBUL (L/D)
You will take the Bosphorus Cruise to take great pictures and explore the beauty of Istanbul after arriving at the Istanbul Airport. You will be visiting places in Turkey that are very significant historically and religiously. The Blue Mosque, one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations, will be the next stop. It was erected in 1617. Additionally, you will get to view the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which served as the hub of social and sporting activities in ancient Constantinople. After seeing the Hagia Sophia Mosque, we’ll spend the afternoon at the Topkapi Palace. It is renowned for its exquisite architecture and treasures, which include Holy Relics that are the personal effects of several prophets, such as the Staff of Moses and a few items of the Prophet. We’ll have supper in a neighbourhood eatery in Istanbul and spend the night there.
DAY 2 ISTANBUL – TRABZON (B/D)
On day 2, we will have breakfast at the hotel in Istanbul and take a 1-hour 30-minute flight to Trabzon. After arriving at the Trabzon Airport, we will see Uzungol Lake, which is popular all over the world for having an amazing natural view. We will also explore the Sumela Monastery, which has some attractive ruins and an icon of Theotokos called Panagia Gorgoepekoos, which is believed to be painted by Apostle Luke. We will stay overnight at Trabzon.
DAY 3 TRABZON – ERZURUM (B/L/D)
We will drive from Trabzon to Erzurum, which will take around 4 hours. We will visit the Erzurum Grand Mosque, which was built way back in 1179 CE, and the Seljukian Cifte Minarelli Madrasah, which was a center of learning and religious education during the 13th century. The rest of the day will be dedicated to exploring Erzurum city and sightseeing. The overnight stay will be at the hotel in Erzurum.
DAY 4 ERZURUM – DIYARBAKIR – MARDIN (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the hotel in Erzurum, we will drive to Diyarbakir in about 4 hours and 15 minutes. After visiting the Diyarbakir Grand Mosque, known for hosting four different Islamic traditions, we will drive to Mardin and explore the Old City, Old Bazaar, and Mesopotamia, which is known for breakthrough research in astrology and mathematics. We will have dinner at a nice hotel in Mardin and stay the night there.
DAY 5 MARDIN – SANLIURFA (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will drive from Mardin to Urfa in 2 hours and 40 minutes approximately. Here you will get to visit the Harran Ancient University and Houses and take photos there. We will also explore Balikligol, the place at which Nimrod threw Prophet Abraham into the fire, according to the Jewish and Islamic legends. We will visit the nearby mosques like Rizvaniye Mosque and Halil-ur Rahman Mosque, along with Maqam-i-Ibrahim. You will have ample free time for shopping in the Urfa Old Bazaar. Our overnight stay will be at Sanliurfa.
DAY 6 SANLIURFA – ADIYAMAN (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the hotel in Sanliurfa, we will drive to Adiyaman, which will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. We will have a photo stop at the Ataturk Dam, one of the largest dams in the world. We will be taking a minibus to visit Nemrut Mountain and see an amazing sunset from the top of the mountain. After these steps, we will travel back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 7 ADIYAMAN – MARAS – CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at the hotel in Adiyaman. After driving for around 2 hours, we will explore the famous Kahramanmaras City Center, Turkish Ice Cream & Baklava in Maras. You can shop around in the city and take some amazing pictures before driving to Cappadocia.
DAY 8 CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)
Before we visit the renowned carpet plant, you may have a great hot air balloon flight over the stunning Cappadocian region. We’ll also go to the expansive, multi-level Underground City, which can accommodate 20,000 people. One arrives in Avanos town, the center of Cappadocia’s pottery industry, after passing through the Derbent Valley, which is renowned for its spectacular beauty and extraordinary rock formations. Before we reach the Pigeon Valley, which has several artificial pigeon homes cut in malleable volcanic tuff, you will also get the chance to visit Cappadocia’s highest point at the Uchisar Citadel and capture some stunning images there. On the last day, we’ll stop by the Turquoise Factory to look at the lovely jewellery before heading back to the hotel.
DAY 9 CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL (B/D)
You can also enjoy an early morning hot air balloon tour on day nine and have a great photo stop at the Red Valley, Cappadocia’s most beautiful natural scenery. We will visit Avanos Pottery Atelier and Urgup City before taking a flight to Istanbul, and after arriving at the Istanbul Airport, we will have dinner at a nice local restaurant. Our overnight stay will be in Istanbul.
DAY 10 ISTANBUL (B)
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Turkish Leather Factory, as Turkey is one of the largest high-quality leather manufacturers. We will explore the Ayyub Mosque and Maqam and take a cable car at Pierre Loti Hill, which is well-known for having spectacular observation platforms in Istanbul. Spend your spare time on Taksim Square and Istiklal Street shopping and enjoying yourself. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
- Hotel Accommodation
- All airport transfers
- Transportation by AC Coach with Wi-Fi
- Professional Tour Guide Service
- Meals as per itinerary
- Museum entrance fees as per itinerary
- Water service during meals and in the bus
- Portage in out at hotels and Parking fees
- All taxes of the services within the itinerary
- Bosphorus Cruise
- Domestic & International Flight Tickets
- Visa (in any)
- Airport tax & travel insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Drinks during meals except water
- Portage Service at Airport
- Hot Air Balloon Tour
- Optional Tour
- Gratuities (tipping) for guide and driver
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Price valid until June 2023
- Price based on DOUBLE/TWIN/TRIPLE Room
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- Deposit required upon confirmation received and non refundable
- Price and itinerary subject to change without prior notice and subject to availability
- Cancellation policy apply
- Timing on itinerary may change due to traffic, weather or unexpected situations. There will be no refund for unused services.
- The above named hotels are examples and may be replaced by hotels of the same standard.
- Prices are not applicable on fair dates, on religious holidays and Christmas – New Year period
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