Taste of Turkey & Iran

Iran, Turkey

Turkey: the cradle of cultures and civilizations connecting Europe and Asia and capital of civilizations that have reined the lands of Anatolia for centuries

Since the beginning of history, Anatolia, well known as one the earliest settlements, has continued to flourish with the migration of various tribes, and accumulated a large cultural heritage through a line of succeeding empires and civilizations. Many empires ranging from the Sumerians to the Hittites, the Lydians to the Byzantines and the Seljuks to the Ottomans have once thrived and expired within the borders of Turkey.

Ankara is the capital of Turkey, which established a democratic regime with the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. The Bosporus and the Dardanelles, connecting the seas of this magnificent landscape surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara seas, function as bridges connecting the lands of the region almost like silk threads.

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. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch 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 to Izmir (BY Air) and Izmir to Kusadasi by road

After breakfast depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar). BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia.. Lunh break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

DAY 4

Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince

08:30 Departure from hotel fully guided tour of Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre and House of the Virgin Mary. Lunch break around 13:00pm. After the lunch, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre. After Lunch we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirinces construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all Orginal with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen Overnight in Kusadasi.
 

DAY 5

Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour by road

At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. We will check at the hotel around 12.00 and we have a lunch break until 13.30. Afterwards we shall visit the calcium terraces of Pamukkale (cotton castle) and the ruins of Hierapolis, then walk around this natural phenomenon and have the option of lying in the waters of the natural springs. Overnight in Pamukkale.

DAY 6

Pamukkale and Antalya Old City Tour by road

After breakfast, we depart for Antalya. After 2 hour we will have coffee break, After coffee break then continue to Antalya. Upon arrival in Antalya we have lunch break around 13:30pm. After lunch visit to Old city Kaleici, Clock Tower and Alexander the Great gate. After the tour, drive to your hotel for checking. Overnight in Antalya.

DAY 7

Antalya to Istanbul – Tehran (by air)

Early morning after breakfast you will have free time shopping in Antalya. Today we depart for Antalya airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then to Tehran. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again.

DAY 8

Tehran

After breakfast, day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 9

Tehran - Delhi

After breakfast, check out from the hotel for your transfers to airport.

Above is the Indicative Itinerary

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

Superior : Rs.1,25,000/-
 

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: –

  1. 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  2. 2 nights hotel in Kusadasi
  3. 1 night hotel in Pamukkale
  4. 1 night hotel in Antalya
  5. 2 nights hotel in Tehran
  6. Daily buffet breakfast
  7. 4* Hotel accomodations
  8. Return airport – Hotel – Airport transfers by SIC shared vehicle
  9. Return airfare on Mahan Air with all taxes
  10. Guided Istanbul city tour
  11. Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise
  12. Guided Ephesus tour
  13. Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
  14. Guided Pamukkale tour
  15. Guided Antalya City tour
  16. Domestic flight from Istanbul to IZMIR & Antalya to Istanbul
  17. All entrance fees included as per itinerary
  18. All tours and transfers are based on SIC Seat in coach shared vehicle
    basis
  19. Professional English – speaking tour guide
  20. Turkey 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. 5 % 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 ; Dora Hotel
Antalya Nazar Beach Hotel ; Triana Hotel
Kusadasi Pam Marina Hotel ; Tatlises Hotel
Pamukkale Tripolis Hotel
Iran Hotel Esteghlal International or similar