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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:
Day 01: Mumbai – Istanbul (Lunch, Dinner)
Assemble at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2 at 02:00 AM and check in for flight Turkish airways for Istanbul
Airlines : Turkish airways
Departure from Mumbai : 06:25 Hrs
Arrival in Istanbul : 10:40 Hrs
Depart from Mumbai airport at and arrive at Istanbul Ataturk airport, and transfer to the hotel. Arrive and have a scrumptious lunch prepared by our own Rajasthani Maharaj.
Istanbul – The Former capital of three successive empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Istanbul today honours’ and preserves the legacy of the past while looking forward to a modern Future. Istanbul of the day conforms the definition of a great city, not only with her population and the area she covers but also with the variety of cultures and ways of living.
Evening enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus and visit to spice bazaar. From the deck of our cruise boat take in the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway that is lined with historic villages, grand wooden mansions, imposing fortresses, like Anadolu Hisarı and the Baroque palaces of the late Ottoman sultans. Dinner and overnight in istanbul
Day 02: Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning wake up to the scrumptious breakfast prepared by our very own Maharaj and set off for a full day sightseeing of Istanbul.
We shall today visit the Blue Mosque: “Istanbul’s imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I (Sultan AhmetCamii) is called the Blue Mosque because of its interior tiles, mostly on the upper level and difficult to see unless you’re right up there with them. Forget the blue tiles! The mosque (built 1603-17) is the masterwork of Ottoman architect Sedefkâr Mehmet Aga. It’s built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome” and Hippodrome; “The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a horse-racing track that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and the largest city in Europe. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with only a few fragments of the original structure surviving.”
Later visit Topkapi Palace: The first buildings of the Topkapı Palace, the primary and official residence of Ottoman sultans, were constructed after the conquest of İstanbul in 1453, between 1460 and 1478, by order of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (Fatih Sultan Mehmet). The palace was built on the site of the acropolis of the ancient city of Byzantion located on the Seraglio Point (Sarayburnu), at the end of the historic peninsula of İstanbul between the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.
Enjoy lunch cooked by our chef.
After lunch visit Miniaturk.
One of the coolest attractions to visit in Istanbul! Imagine all the attractions and iconic places from all over Turkey combined into one! Miniaturk is a park that displays all of them as pieces of artwork so you can see all the details and have a closer look from above.
Also enjoy a helicopter simulator ride this fun filled day.
This simulation, consisting of 3D shootings of helicopter and land views, is enriched with the realistic effects such as wind, rain, snow and tactile effects.
Return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03: Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today day to enjoy at the Vialand Theme Park.
Visitors may find variety of amazing attractions in Vialand such as theme park with lots of attractions, shopping mall with lots of lovely streets, great boutiques, festival and event areas, and more… Vialand is also one of the best places to see in Istanbul.
The Game World, Legends World and Adventure World are the main themes and areas in Vialand and there are more than 50 amusement units.
Visitors may enjoy the attractions such as Adventurer, Viking, 360, Crazy River, King Kong, Safari Tunnel, Dungeon and Jet Ski entertainment units at the Adventure World part of Vialand. At the Game World part, especially kids may spend great time.
The Shopping Street of Vialand is the other attraction for the visitors. It is an open shopping street where visitors may find about 250 quality shops and boutiques. After visit return back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 04: Istanbul-Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Airlines : Turkish airways
Flight Number : 2004
Departure from Istanbul : 12:40Hrs
Arrival in Cappadocia : 13:55Hrs
Early morning wake up the lovely aromas of Indian Breakfast and international breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cappadocia. Cappadocia, a region with an unrealistic desert-like landscape, is one of the most magical places you’ve ever been to. The natural scenery of Cappadocia looks like something out of a Dr Seuss book, complete with the so-called Fairy Chimneys, limestone structures that have been carved by nature into the most interesting shapes.
To add to the mystique, humans have transformed the scenery over centuries in the most unusual way: by carving houses, churches, and even an entire castle, into the inside of these fairy chimneys. In some instances, the man-made caves are complemented by additional brick and mortar structures, while in others, the only hints that someone has taken over the fairy chimney are the small windows carved from the inside out to bring in the light.
Arrive and proceed for lunch at a restaurant.
After lunch enjoy quad bike adventure in Cappadocia
Later this evening enjoy the Belly Dance show in Cappadocia.
Belly Dance Show History: The term “belly dance” is a translation of theFrench term “danse du ventre”, which was applied to the dance in the Victorian Era, and referred to Egyptian and oriental female dances. Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on isolations of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space. Although some of these isolations appear similar to the isolations used in jazz ballet, they are sometimes driven differently and have a different feeling or emphasis. In common with most folk dances, there is no universal naming scheme for belly dance movements. Some dancers and dance schools have developed their own naming schemes, but none of these is universally recognized.Overnight in Cappadocia
Day 05: Cappadocia (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wake up early in the morning and head out for the most amazing experience that Turkey has to offer the Hot Air Balloon. Experiences glide over the scenic Red Valley the Deverent valley and the odd shapes in the sky called the Fairy chimneys.
Cappadocia is a landscape that you will have never witnessed before in your lifetime. This makes it one of the most popular spots in the world to go up in a Hot Air Balloon. As you take off for sunrise you will start to be hypnotised by the spectacular and surreal landscape that lies below you. You will gently drift over the Fairy Chimneys, through valleys scattered with Pigeon houses, over Orchards and Vineyards. The different colours of the diversified landscape will leave you breathless.
After breakfast, full day excursion in Cappadocia including visits to Underground City, entails views of the Fairy chimneys at the Deverent Valley the Pasabag Valleyand a photo stop at Uchisar castle.
Fun-filled evening at the Zelve Valley
It is an activity not to be missed!
Zelve valley 3 D Show:
The show begins with the sunset. The visual show accompanied by an impressive music coalesces with the unique Cappadocia environment and gives you an unforgettable half-hour experience.
Acoustic and visual show starting with the geological formation of the region gets more interesting with the revival of human race. You can watch first residents, living conditions, Assyrian, Hittite, Persian and Alexandria civilizations, social and cultural relations chronologically in this show.
You will see intense Christian residences, monastery life, crusades, underground cities and imprints of Seljuks and Ottomans respectively and witness the development of modern republic and Cappadocia region.Overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 06: Cappadocia – Konya -Pammukkale (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today after breakfast drive to Pammukkale via Konya.
Konya is one of Turkey’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and was known as Iconium in Roman times. As the capital of the Seljuk Turks from the 12th to the 13th centuries, it ranks as one of the great cultural centres of Turkey.During that period of cultural, political and religious growth, the mystic MevlanaCelaleddin-i Rumi founded a Sufi order known in the West as the Whirling Dervishes. The striking green-tiled mausoleum of Mevlana is Konya’s most famous building. Attached to the mausoleum, the former dervish seminary now serves as a museum housing manucripts of Mevlana’s works and various artefacts related to the mysticism of the sect.
Once we arrive in Konya we shall visit the famous mausoleum of the Sufi philosopher Mevlana. The Mevlana Museum (MevlanaMüzesi), also known as the Green Mausoleum or Green Dome, is the original lodge of the Mevlevi Whirling Dervishes, a mystical Sufi Muslim group. It contains the tomb and shrine of the Mevlana, or Rumi, which remains an important place of pilgrimage.
Post visit we shall have a lunch prepared by the fantastic Rajasthani chef.
Then we shall continue our journey to Pamukkale- meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in
Turkey’s Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.
Upon arrival we shall check into our Thermal Hotel.Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 07: Pamukkale (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast depart to visit the Heriapolis, Necropolis and “Cotton castle”
Travertine terrace formations at Pamukkale, Turkey. The ancient Greco-Roman city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white “castle” which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.
Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Hierapolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.
Enjoy leisurely lunch and then visit the cotton textile factory.
As Denizli is well-known for its exports of quality cotton textiles to the world, the household linens shops are very common in Pamukkale. Especially the products made of “Buldan” fabric are very popular.
Evening to enjoy thermal pool in the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 08: Bodrum (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and depart for Bodrum
Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle.
In Bodrum you can enjoy the good service of full board hotels, shopping in the bustling center of the city or relax on the beach. The nightlife is a lively fun until dawn.
Arrive and check into your hotel.Dinner & overnight in Bodrum
Day 09: Bodrum (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast day at leisure to enjoy the hotel.
The resort is ideally located in the center of Bodrum, renowned for its historical sites, unique nature and the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. For guests who value perfection, this ideal location in Turkey is the right place for them to spend their holidays in joy amongst loved ones.
Afternoon we set out to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves.Return back to the resort.Dinner & overnight in Bodrum
Day 10: Kusadasi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast depart for Kusadasi
Kusadasi: Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean coast, and the centre of the seaside district of the same name within Aydın Province.
The area has been a centre of art and culture since some of the earliest recorded history, and has been settled by many civilizations since being founded by the Leleges people in 3000 BC. Later settlers include the Aeolians in the 11th century BC and Ionians in the 9th. Originally, seamen and traders built a number of settlements along the coastline, including Neopolis.
Prior to arrival into Kusadasi we shall be visiting Sirince Village Known throughout Turkey for wine tasting and production, it’s mountainside location is perfect for seeing natural Turkey and all through the village are shops where you can put your wine tasting skills to the test.
Sirince was formed when people were fleeing Ephesus. They settled in the mountains and named the village Cirkince which translated into ugly. The reasoning for this was to keep outsiders from getting curious and coming into the village.
Upon completion of the tour we shall enjoy a grand Indian lunch and thereafter we will complete Check in Formalities.
Rest of the day at Leisure to enjoy the city of Kusadasi and its beaches. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 11: Kusadasi(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After Breakfast we embark on the tour of Ephesus
Ephesus, once the most important commercial center of the western Anatolia , is one of the highlights of Turkey that awaits the exploring tourists.
The city was established as a port on the mouth of the river Cayster and was one of the foremost cities of the world for its being on a strategic trade route in Anatolia.The city itself and the ruins are all on the sides of a fertile valley. The extensive ruins including the theatre, library or gymnasium create the special atmosphere of Ephesus, and appeal to every visitors.
After the tour drive back to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 12: Kusadasi – Istanbul – Mumbai (Breakfast, Lunch,)
Airlines : Turkish airways
Flight Number : 2331
Departure from Izmir : 16:05Hrs
Arrival in Istanbul : 17:20Hrs
Layover time : 2 Hours 40 minutes Connecting flight details
Airlines : Turkish airways
Flight Number : 720
Departure from Istanbul : 20:00Hrs
Arrival in Mumbai : 04:45 Hrs ( Next Day)
Breakfast and early lunch in Kusadasi and then transfer to Izmir airport for your flight to Mumbai via Istanbul.
|Istanbul||Titanic Hotel Downtown or similar||3||City Center|
|Cappadocia||Suhan or similar||2||City Center|
|Pammukale||Hierapark Thermal Hotel (New Hotel) or similar||2||City Center|
|Bodrum||Labranda Resort TMT Bodrum (All-Inclusive) or similar||2||City Center|
|Kusadasi||Ramada Suites or similar||2||City Center|
|Twin Sharing Per Person Cost||INR175000.00|
|Triple Sharing Per Person Cost||INR173000.00|
|Per Person in a Single Room||INR197500.00|
|Per Child (2 – 12 Years)||INR155000.00|
10 Kilos Per person (Only One Bag per person for Check in)
07 Kilos Per person (Cabin Baggage Dimension Length 56 CM (22 Inches), Width 45 Cms(18 Inches) Depth 25 Cms (10 Inches).
*Itinerary design subject to change as per discretion of Aurora Travel Tours Pvt Ltd.*
Non-refundable deposit amount of Rs. 50,000
More than 45 days from the date of departure – 25% of the cost of the holiday over and above Advance Deposit amount
44- 31 days from the date of departure – 50% of the cost of the holiday 30 – 20 days from the date of departure – 75% of the cost of the holiday
20 and below days from the date of departure 100% of the cost of the holiday
|All Hotel check in is 1400 Hrs& check out is 1000 Hrs.||AIRLINES CHANGES IN RESERVATION DATES: Penalties are applicable as per Airline rules, for any changes & any sector. As per airline group booking policy all members have to travel together till last destination. Any change on Return reservation will be strictly on request Basis and Subject to Flight and Class availability.|
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|Also the company is not responsible in case of mistake made by the suppliers like the Airlines, Consulates, Hotels, Insurance Company etc.||In Case the weather does not permit for any sightseeing it shall be Cancelled and money is fully Non- Refundable for that sightseeing.|
|Itinerary/Hotels/Route are subject to vice-versa changes.||For Optional Activities: Force Majeure Rules apply to any services out of control of Aurora Travel Tours Pvt Ltd., for services including activities such as Quad Biking, Hot Air Ballon, Boat rides, Belly Dance Shows, If weather Does not Permit For, Then Aurora Travels Is Not Responsible. In case You Wish To Do Any Additional Optional Activities Our Coach Will Not Be Available, Our Tour Manager Will Help You Arrange The Transport To The Optional Activity Places (WITH EXTRA OPTIONAL COST), for those activities not already included in the programme.|
|All Passengers Will Have to Carry 1 Kitchen Bag Per couple For Kitchen From Mumbai Intl. Airport And On Arrival At The Final Destination Airport.|