Istanbul & Tehran

Iran, Turkey

Package Name: Istanbul & Tehran Short Break!
Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days

Istanbul once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country’s economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side.

Approximately 12.56 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2015, five years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world’s fourth-most-popular tourist destination.The city’s biggest attraction is its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city’s natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district. Considered a global city, Istanbul is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world.

DAY 1

Istanbul Arrival

Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 2

Istanbul – Full Day City Tour

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE.

Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 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. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 3

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tourto

(Open buffet breakfast, Indian lunch and Indian dinner included)
Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the 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.

BOSPHORUS BY BOAT 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 see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See 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 its 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.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe). CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. We have lunch stop at an Indian restaurant. and after the Lunch depart for the SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise).

Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti's Tour's local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Tonight we have an Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul..

DAY 4

Istanbul -Tehran

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Istanbul. Today we depart for Istanbul airport for your flight to Tehran. Arrival Tehran, meet and greet transfers to Tehran hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 5

Tehran - City Tour of Tehran

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast, City Tour of Tehran, After having late breakfast start your Tehran tour by visiting, Archaeological museum, Golestan palace, Carpet museum and jewelry museum. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6

Tehran

After breakfast, day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 7

Tehran - Delhi

After breakfast, check out from the hotel for your transfers to airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again.

Above is the Indicative Itinerary

Starting Price Per Person on Twin Sharing :-
(Validity 01st April 2017 – 31st March 2018)

Superior : 1,05,000
 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: –

  1. 3 nights hotel in Istanbul
  2. 3 nights hotel in Tehran
  3. Buffet breakfast
  4. 3 Indian Dinners & 2 Indian Lunches in Istanbul
  5. Guided Istanbul & Tehran city tour
  6. Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  7. All entrance fees included as per itinerary
  8. Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  9. Professional English – speaking tour guides
  10. Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
  11. Turkey & Iran Visa
     

PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS: –

  1. Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions.
  2. Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses.
  3. Expenses of personal nature, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone
    bills, tips, gratuities etc.
  4. Surcharges applicable during Conventions, Special Events and Trade fair,
    New Year Peak Season.
  5. Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions.
  6. Any increase in the cost that may come into force prior to the departure
    date including change in price owing to fluctuation in the rate of exchange.
  7. Water sports can be practiced at own expense.
  8. 9 % Govt. Service Tax on Total Package cost.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: –

  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
  • To proceed with the booking a non-refundable Booking deposit of Rs.50,000/- per person.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the
    duration of the trip, change the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Check in / check out timings is 14.00 hrs. and 12.00 noon.
  • Early check in and late check out will be subject to availability and at discretion of the hotel.
  • Above is just a quotation. Rooms and rates will be subject to availability at the time of doing confirmed booking.
  • We reserve the right to revise the costing in the event of increases in tax, service charges, fuel costs and other such events
    beyond our control. Prices are subject to change during large conferences and other major events.
  • The above price has been budgeted in EUR1 = INR 70.00, the difference will be collected as per the rates of exchange
    applicable on the day of the full & final payments.
  • High Season / Peak Season surcharges Extra.

Envisaged Airlines (Mahan Air)

FLIGHT NO. FROM TO DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
W5-070 DELHI TEHRAN 0210 0410
W5-112 TEHRAN ISTANBUL 0650 0835
W5-113 ISTANBUL TEHRAN 1035 1510
W5-071 TEHRAN DELHI 1830 0030+1

HOTELS OFFERED

CITY SUPERIOR 4*
Istanbul Feronya Hotel ; Klass Hotel
Tehran / Iran Hotel Esteghlal International or similar