Exotic Turkey - Durga Puja
07 DAYS | 06 NIGHT
2019 : 4th OCT
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi & Istanbul

Exotic Turkey - Durga Puja

07 DAYS | 06 NIGHT

2019 : 4th OCT
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi & Istanbul

Itinerary

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Day 01

Welcome aboard! Enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you begin your memorable journey of Turkey. Arrive into Kayseri. Onto Cappadocia.

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Day 01

Arrive at Kayseri International airport, upon arrival you will be met by our professional and experienced tour manager/ local representative in the arrival area located outside the customs hall, proceed towards Cappadocia. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. After lunch, proceed to hotel and check-in. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Ramada or similar in Cappadocia. (L, D)

Day 02

City tour of Cappadocia.

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Day 02

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a city tour of Cappadocia. We first visit to Pigeon Valley near Uchisar - one of the longest valleys that reflects distinctive formation challenging the time. Later, proceed to the Open-Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley and visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, visit the Kaymakli Underground City - the place early Christians hid from persecutors. It is the widest, enchanting, one of the most famous and wonderful underground city in Cappadocia. Later, visit Pasabagi in Zelve region - Valley of the Monks. We also visit Avanos – a tented market that has everything for the house, clothing, fruits and vegetables and some world-wide famous handicrafts. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Ramada or similar in Cappadocia. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Onto Pamukkale. En-route visit Konya. Visit the famous sights in Konya.

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Day 03

ITINERARY DAY 01 Welcome aboard! Enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you begin your memorable journey of Turkey. Arrive into Kayseri. Onto Cappadocia. Arrive at Kayseri International airport, upon arrival you will be met by our professional and experienced tour manager/ local representative in the arrival area located outside the customs hall, proceed towards Cappadocia. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. After lunch, proceed to hotel and check-in. Rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Ramada or similar in Cappadocia. (L, D) DAY 02 City tour of Cappadocia. After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a city tour of Cappadocia. We first visit to Pigeon Valley near Uchisar - one of the longest valleys that reflects distinctive formation challenging the time. Later, proceed to the Open-Air Museum in Goreme through Avcilar Valley and visit to the early Christian churches decorated with unique frescoes depicting various scenes from the Bible. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, visit the Kaymakli Underground City - the place early Christians hid from persecutors. It is the widest, enchanting, one of the most famous and wonderful underground city in Cappadocia. Later, visit Pasabagi in Zelve region - Valley of the Monks. We also visit Avanos – a tented market that has everything for the house, clothing, fruits and vegetables and some world-wide famous handicrafts. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Ramada or similar in Cappadocia. (B, L, D) DAY 03 Onto Pamukkale. En-route visit Konya. Visit the famous sights in Konya. After breakfast at the hotel, check-out & drive to Konya - one of Turkey's oldest continuously inhabited cities and was known as Iconium in Roman times. En-route visit 13th century Sultanhani Caravanserai built on the famous silk route. It is the biggest masterpieces in Seljuk period. We also visit Mausoleum of Mevlana, the worldwide famous Persian Sufi mystic. Later, visit Karatay Theological School known for its tilings and mosaic decorations. It is now the Museum of Tile Works. Enjoy Lunch at a restaurant. After lunch, drive to Pamukkale. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Ninova or similar in Pamukkale. (B, L, D)

Day 04

City tour of Pamukkale. Visit to Aphrodisias & Kusadasi.

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Day 04

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out & proceed to Pamukkale Cotton Fortress, ancient city of Hierapolis with the Theatre, Apollo Temple and magnificent Necropolis, the graveyard. Enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant. Later visit to Aphrodisias, an ancient city dedicated to the goddess of love, Aphrodite and famous for its sculpture school. Continue your drive to Kusadasi. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Marina or similar in Kusadasi. (B, L, D)

Day 05

Visit to the Ephesus Antique City. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate and the temple of Hadrian. Fly to Istanbul.

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Day 05

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out & proceed for tour to Ephesus Antique City (Hillside Houses are excluded). Ephesus is a Roman capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, the temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and the fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, visit the House of Virgin Mary, Selcuk Ephesus Museum and St. John Church. Later, transfer to Izmir Airport for a Domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, transfer to the hotel and check-in. In the evening relax and experience the Turkish bath. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel Grand Halic or similar in Istanbul. (B, L, D)

Day 06

City tour of Istanbul. Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze.

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Day 06

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed on a full-day tour of Istanbul. Visit the St. Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. Blue Mosque (closed to visit on Friday mornings due to Friday Pray), which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof. Enjoy lunch. Evening we experience the Dinner Cruise. Sail along the Bosporus, separating two continents of ‘Europe’ and ‘Asia’. Enjoy your dinner while watching Traditional Shows including Belly Dance Show at the cruise. Don’t miss to look around outside as you will be sailing just between two continents. One side is the continent ‘Europe’, and the other side is the continent ‘Asia’. You will be amazed by the view of two continents at the same time. Enjoy dinner on board the cruise. Overnight stay at Hotel Grand Halic or similar in Istanbul. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Farewell!!!

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Day 07

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and visit to Topkapi Palace Museum that exhibits the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire and maintains an extensive collection of books and manuscripts in its library. Topkapi Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, starting with Fatih Sultan Mehmet until 1856. Enjoy lunch at an Indian restaurant. Later, drive to Ataturk Airport for an international flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. (B, L)

Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete tour with quality sightseeing
  • Stay at comfortable hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotels
  • Stay 02 nights’ in Cappadocia
  • Visit the Pigeon Valley, Open Air Museum and Kaymakli Underground City
  • Stay 01 night at Pamukkale
  • Visit the 13th Century Sultanhani Caravanserai, Visit Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya
  • Pamukkale Cotton Fortress, Ancient City of Hierapolis, Apollo Temple, Visit to Aphrodisias an ancient city
  • Stay 01 night at Kusadasi
  • Tour of Ephesus – Roman Capital, Visit ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, House of Virgin Mary & St. John Church
  • Stay 02 nights’ in Istanbul
  • City tour of Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace,
  • Cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus Strait
  • Experience Turkish Bath – a one of a kind experience in Turkey
  • Visit 04 cities in 07 days: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Kusadasi and Istanbul
  • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager traveling with you throughout your tour
Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    • Cappadocia
        • Visit the Pigeon Valley
        • Open Air Museum
        • Kaymakli Underground City
    • Pamukkale 
        • Visit the 13th Century Sultanhani Caravanserai
        • Mausoleum of Mevlana in Konya
        • Visit the Cotton Fortress
        • See the Ancient City of Hierapolis & Apollo Temple
        • Visit to Aphrodisias
    • Kusadasi 
        • Tour of Ephesus – Roman Capital
        • Visit ruins of Odeon, the Hercules Gate and House of Virgin Mary & St. John Church
    • Istanbul
        • City tour
        • Visit the famous Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace
        • Enjoy the Bosporus Cruise with dinner
        • Turkish Bath – a one of a kind experience
  • ACCOMMODATION
    • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Ramada or similar in Cappadocia
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Ninova or similar in Pamukkale
    • 01 night accommodation at Hotel Marina or similar in Kusadasi
    • 02 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Grand Halic or similar in Istanbul
  • MEALS
    • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel
    • Local/ Indian/ Local Jain / Vegetarian lunches as specified in the itinerary
    • Local/ Indian/ Local Jain/ Vegetarian/ Non-vegetarian dinners as specified in the itinerary
  • TRANSFERS

    All transfers and excursions as specified in the itinerary will be by an air-conditioned coach

  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or a local representative throughout your tour (Subject to a minimum of 15 full paying passengers)
  • NOTE
    • All tours will be operated subject to a minimum of 15 full paying passengers traveling together. In case there are less than 15 full paying passengers, the clients will be given an option of travelling on another departure date.
    • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms/ coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Vacations Exotica will not be liable for the same.
    • The Company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, injury, accident, death, delay, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out of the tour arrangement.
    • Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses due to delay or changes in train, plane, bus, ship or other services, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expenses must be borne by the passengers.
    • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised or substitute a hotel of similar class if deemed advisable or necessary.
  • PRICING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    • Above mentioned prices are per person on Twin-sharing Basis.
    • Rate of Exchange taken for calculation purposes: 1 USD = 71
    • Rate of Exchange will be calculated at the rate prevailing on the date of final payment.
    • The above prices are valid for travel until the departure date.
    • High season supplements / surcharges may be applicable.
    • Subject to GOI and RBI regulations. GST not inclusive & will be as applicable above the tour price.
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

VISA REQUIRED TO TRAVEL ON YOUR TOUR

  • Single-entry Turkey visa. The cost of the visa is NOT included in the tour cost.
  • The dates and granting of Visa are at the sole discretion of the concerned consulate. Vacations Exotica is not responsible for granting of visas and is only a facilitator in the visa application process.

 

OVERSEAS Travel INSURANCE

  • It is extremely important to possess an overseas travel insurance policy before you travel on your tour. The cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour is not included. However, for any passengers above the age of 70, and those who extend their holiday, additional charges would apply.

 OTHER EXCLUSIONS

  • International & internal Airfare, Airport transfers, visa and overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour.
  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at the time of booking or at least 30 days prior to departure date.
  • Tour cost is subject to GOI/RBI regulations under Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS)
  • No Porterage included.
  • Tips to drivers, guides, etc of USD 02 per person per day for the duration of the tour.
  • The foreign currency component will be calculated as on date of payment. The tour price is subject to increase without notice if this rate changes substantially prior to the departure of your tour.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, pay TV, mini-bar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than what is mentioned in your Itinerary
  • Govt. of India Goods and Services Tax (GST) as applicable.
  • Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides other than that mentioned in “What Your Tour Price Includes”

 NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.

NOTE: Offered discounts cannot be clubbed or used with any other ongoing discounts, vouchers, offers and promotions.
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