Best of Istanbul in 15 Days
Best of Istanbul in 15 Days
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Best of Istanbul in 15 Days
Istanbul | Bosphorus | Gallipoli | Troy | Kusadasi | Pamukkale | Antalya | Konya | Cappadocia
Validity: 01 Sep 2021 – 31 May 2022
The 15-day Tour will take you to the core of lovely Asian and European nations Turkey: This visit is an ideal presentation and ideal for newbies and the individuals who need to explore and enjoy however much as could be expected in a 15-day long trip. You’ll begin your excursion partaking in the amazing authentic urban communities of Istanbul, where you will have the chance to explore many long periods of custom and culture. Find the beauty of Istanbul, Bosphorus, Gallipoli, Troy, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Antalya, Konya, and the next day take a trip to the amazing Cappadocia to finish up your visit and be important for a genuinely significant memory.
Hotels in Istanbul:
|3-Star||Montagna Hera Hotel or Similar|
|4-Star||SV Business Hotel or Similar|
|5-Star||Sheraton City Center or Similar|
Hotels in Canakkale:
|3-Star||Helen Hotel Hotel Or Similar|
|4-Star||Iris Hotel Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Kolin Hotel Or Similar|
Hotels in Kusadasi:
|3-Star||Sozer Hotel Hotel Or Similar|
|4-Star||Marti Beach Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Charisma Deluxe Hotel Or Similar|
Hotels in Pamukkale:
|3-Star||Ninova Thermal Hotel Or Similar|
|4-Star||Ninova Thermal Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Doga Thermal Or Similar|
Hotels in Antalya:
|3-Star||Oscar Boutique Hotel Or Similar|
|4-Star||Afflon Loft City Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Rixos Downtown Hotel Or Similar|
Hotels in Konya:
|3-Star||Rumi Hotel Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Novotel Konya Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Novotel Konya Or Similar|
Hotels in Cappadocia:
|4-Star||Tourist Hotel Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Suhan Hotel Or Similar|
|5-Star||Ramada Cappadocia Hotel Or Similar|
Based On 3-Star Hotel
|Adult on Twin Share Basis||TK. 114,500|
|Adult on Single Share Basis||TK. 161,900|
|Child with Bed||TK. 80,500|
|Child without Bed||TK. 34,500|
Based On 4-Star Hotel
|Adult on Twin Share Basis||TK. 122,800|
|Adult on Single Share Basis||TK. 175,500|
|Child with Bed||TK. 86,500|
|Child without Bed||TK. 36,800|
Based On 5-Star Hotel
|Adult on Twin Share Basis||TK. 138,800|
|Adult on Single Share Basis||TK. 206,500|
|Child with Bed||TK. 97,300|
|Child without Bed||TK. 41,500|
Please visit the below link for detailed information and a checklist. Turkey Visa
- Phase-1: 50% of the total package amount at the time of booking.
- Phase-2: 50% of total package amount before 10 working days of travel date.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties and only air ticket depends on airlines’ cancellation policy.
- Meet and Greet at the Airport
- Domestic flight tickets: Cappadocia – Istanbul
- Intercity bus tickets
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul
- 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Canakkale
- 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Kusadasi
- 1 Nights hotel accommodation in Pamukkale
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Antalya
- 1 Nights hotel accommodation in Konya
- 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cappadocia
- Twin room with private facilities
- Daily continental breakfast
- Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches
- Istanbul Airport – Istanbul Hotel
- Istanbul Hotel – Canakkale Hotel
- Canakkale Hotel – Kusadasi Hotel
- Kusadasi Hotel – Pamukkale Hotel
- Pamukkale Hotel – Antalya Hotel
- Antalya Hotel – Konya Hotel
- Konya Hotel – Cappadocia Hotel
- Cappadocia Hotel – Cappadocia Airport
- Sightseeing: SIC
- Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour with Lunch
- Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour
- Gallipoli Anzac Tour with Lunch
- Troy Tour with Lunch
- Full Day Ephesus Tour with Lunch
- Full Day Pamukkale Hierapolis & Cotton Castle Tour with Lunch
- Full Day Antalya Tour & Waterfall Tour with Lunch
- Half Day Konya Mevlana Tour & 13 Century Caravansarai Tour with Lunch
- Full Day Cappadocia South Tour with Lunch
- International Air Ticket: DAC-IST-DAC (economy class) Approx.: Adult – BDT 55,000, Child – BDT 41,500, Infant – BDT 12,000
- Visa Fees with Travel Insurance and Service Charge (BDT 12,500)
- All optional activities and tickets for attractions not included in the itinerary
- Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary
- Lunch and dinner (the tour leader offers assistance with reservations and directions to local restaurants/cafés/service station restaurants)
- Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc
Day 01: Dhaka – Istanbul
Arrive at IST Airport meet our representative then transfer to Hotel. Check-in into Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 02: Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour with Lunch
After breakfast, Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour with Lunch. Between 08:00 – 08:30 am Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the meeting point of group and tour guide for the Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour. Hagia Sophia; Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, is a masterpiece of grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind’s greatest treasures. Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque); No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time. Hippodrome and Obelisk; The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or “plaze of the horses”, stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque Shopping Opportunity Grand Covered Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi); The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city. Topkapi Palace: Topkapipalace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity, a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire .
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: Little Hagia Sophia (Kucuk Ayasofya Camii), formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. Today the environment is a worth seeing natural culture center of the lost Ottoman Arts. 17:00 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour
After Breakfast, Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour.
Pick up from your city center hotel. After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour of the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour on Gurtour Travel’s boat, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia with a possibility to photograph the unique beauties of the Bosphorus. You can also see Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit.) Before the Bosphorus Tour have a visit to the famous Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. (Instead of Spice Bazaar, according to availability you can choose to visit Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. You can continue with the cable car (teleferique) to Pierre Loti Coffee House and have a coffee for yourself enjoying the view.) End of the daily Istanbul bosphorus cruise tour. After tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 04: Istanbul – Canakkale. Gallipoli Anzac Tour with Lunch.
After Breakfast, transfer to Canakkale. On the way, Gallipoli Anzac Tour with Lunch.
Travel back to the dark days of World War I and learn about the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, when western Allies launched a massive attack on the beaches of the Gallipoli Peninsula, leading to the loss of thousands of lives. Following a transfer from your hotel in Istanbul, journey across the Dardanelles to Eceabat on the eastern shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Visit the Kabatepe War Museum inside the Gallipoli Historic National Park to learn about the defining moments of the campaign and the involvement of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Continue to Beach Cemetery, site of John Simpson´s Grave, one of the best known of the Anzac soldiers. Then, go to Anzac Cove where the Australian and New Zealand troops set up base during the campaign. See the 1st Anzac landing site at Ari Burnu, and pay your respects to fallen Australian soldiers at Lone Pine Cemetery. See some of the original trenches at Johnston´s Jolly, where unidentified soldiers were buried after the Armistice. Soak up the views of Shrapnel Valley and its Judas tree. Then, go to the Turkish Memorial to remember the many Turkish soldiers that also lost their lives. Continue to The Nek on the Anzac battlefields, and go to Walker´s Ridge, a small cemetery located near Suvla Bay. Finally, pay your respects to the fallen New Zealand soldiers at Chunuk Bair, the main memorial for New Zealand’s Anzac troops, before your return transfer to Canakkale. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 05: Free Day for Shopping and Leisure
Breakfast at Hotel, free Day for Shopping and Leisure. Overnight in Canakkale
Day 06: Canakkale – Kusadasi – Troy Tour with Lunch
After Breakfast, Troy Tour with Lunch.
Discover the ancient history of Troy on a full-day sightseeing tour from Canakkale. Travel by comfortable coach through the European side of Turkey to Gallipoli. Cross the Dardanelles Strait by ferry to reach Troy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide shows you highlights including a replica of the Trojan Horse, ancient ruins from nine different epochs, the Roman Temple (Bouleuterion) and more. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Full-day tour to Troy from Istanbul Learn about the history of Troy and the civilizations that once flourished there See a replica of the Trojan Horse Visit the Roman Temple (Bouleuterion) and museum Walk around ancient ruins from a number of civilizations Ride through the scenic Turkish countryside in a comfortable coach. After tour transfer to Kusadasi. Transfer to hotel. Overnight and Dinner in Kusadasi
Day 07: Full Day Ephesus Tour with Lunch
After breakfast, Full Day Ephesus Tour with Lunch. Ephesus is one of the most well preserved ancient cities in the world and a highlight of any visit to Turkey. After we pick up from your hotel in the Ephesus region including Selcuk, Kusadasi and Kusadasi port for cruise customers wanting to join a shore excursion, we will begin our fully guided Ephesus tour with Ephesus Ancient city.
Ancient City of Ephesus
Explore the best-preserved marble ruins of the ancient capital of Roman Asia, with its 25,000 seats great theatre. Ephesus is the second largest ancient city in the world! A city where over 200,000 people lived over 3000 years ago.
Ephesus, once the most important commercial centre of western Anatolia, was established as a port on the mouth of the river Cayster. Being located on a strategic trade route in Anatolia, Ephesus quickly became one of the most important cities in the world.
The city itself and the ruins are all on the side of a fertile valley. The extensive ruins including the theatre, library and gymnasium. Ephesus has been a “centre” throughout the ages. Once a trade centre of the ancient world, a religious centre of early Christianity and today, a unique tourism centre.
Temple Of Artemis
The Temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It has been built in the area of Ephesus, which has over the centuries turned into swamps. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this incredible construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns capitals and shafts.
Some of the most beautiful remaining parts of this temple are today exhibited in the London British Museum. The oldest remaining relics date back to the 6th century BC, when it was surrounded by 36 huge columns, later enlarged upon the orders of the Lydian King, Kreisos, during the 6th century BC. Most of the exhibits in the London British Museum belong to this period.
House Of Virgin Mary
House of Virgin Mary is a popular place of pilgrimage for Catholics, where it is believed Virgin Mary spent the remainder of her life. Located on top of Bulbul Mountain, it offers visitors a panoramic view over the town.
Isabey Mosque is one of the most delicate examples of Seljukian architecture, situated below the Basilica of Saint John. It was constructed between the years of 1374 and 1375. An inscription from God decorates the doorway.
The mosque was built by the master builder Ali, son of Mushimish al-Damishki. Crown-like doors from the Seljukian architectural style open up to the rest of the Mosque now combined with the decoration elements of Ottoman style. The influential details including the plant motifs and the beautiful marble workmanship with the variety of glazed mosaics create the marvellous atmosphere of Isabey Mosque. Overnight and Dinner in Kusadasi
Day 08: Kusadasi – Pamukkale – Full Day Pamukkale Hierapolis & Cotton Castle Tour with Lunch
After Breakfast, Full Day Pamukkale Hierapolis & Cotton Castle Tour with Lunch. Pick up by 09:30, transfer to explore full tour. This tour starts in the village of Karahayit and a visit to its red, green and white travertines and thermal pools of red water due to its iron content. Then on to Pamukkale to visit the expansive and magnificent ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis that was founded in the 2nd century BC to take advantage of the thermal pools nearby. Hierapolis sits atop a hill and features an enormous necropolis, baths, theatre, temples, an agora and antique pool. You will have time to yourself to wander the site before walking down the hill on the sparkling white travertine and enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. Entry to Cleopatra’s Pool in Hierapolis is not included in the cost of the tour. Evening transfer from your tour to Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale
Day 09: Pamukkale – Antalya
After breakfast, transfer to Pamukkale Bus Station for Antalya. Transfer to hotel. Overnight and Dinner in Antalya
Day 10: Full Day Antalya Tour & Waterfall Tour with Lunch
After breakfast, Full Day Antalya Tour & Waterfall Tour with Lunch. Turkey is renowned for its shopping and for being a haggler’s paradise, but there’s a natural side to discover, too. On this full-day tour we’ll combine these two sides of Turkey, taking you to the best places to grab a bargain and pick up a souvenir, as well as the stunning Duden Waterfalls. First up you’ll get the low-down on the best gold, and why it’s such a good buy here. Then it’s onto the Duden Waterfalls which cascade down from the Taurus Mountains. They are hidden in a peaceful valley and it’s a beautifully cool and peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Following this is a guided tour of the old town of ‘Kaleici’ which winds up the hill from the harbor – it’s a gem of a place. Ringed by Roman walls, it’s all cobbled lanes, Ottoman-style houses, and pretty cafés. You’ll also get some free time to explore Antalya city center. Overnight and Dinner in Antalya
Day 11: Free Day for Shopping and Leisure
Breakfast at Hotel, free Day for Shopping and Leisure. Overnight in Antalya
Day 12: Antalya – Konya
After breakfast, transfer to Antalya Bus Station for Konya. Transfer to hotel. Overnight and Dinner in Konya
Day 13: Half Day Konya Mevlana Tour & 13 Century Caravansarai Tour with Lunch
After breakfast, Half Day Konya Mevlana Tour & 13 Century Caravansarai Tour with Lunch. Our guide and driver will meet you in your hotel at 08:30am and we will first drive to one of the biggest caravanserais on Silk Road: Sultanhani. We will visit this 13th century monumental caravanserai and our guide will give you information about the Silk Road. Then, we will drive another 1,5 hours to get to Mevlana Museum. Mausoleum of Rumi (in Turkish ‘Mevlana Müzesi’), is a must see destination in Konya and there is the tomb of the famous mystic/sufi/thinker Rumi (known shortly as Mevlana in Turkish, or with the full name Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi in English literature), as well as the neighboring museum that displays relics of his life and his time. The items on display in the museum range from old manuscripts, hand written copies of the Koran, musical instruments used at Rumi’s time, as well as numerous art works dating from the Seljuk era. After visiting the museum, you will have your lunch in a local restaurant. Finally, we will visit Ince Minareli Medrese (theological school) with its amazing portal gate which is one of the best examples in Turkey. The tour will end around 17:00 – 17:30 and we will drop you off to your hotel. Transfer to Cappadocia. Overnight and Dinner in Cappadocia
Day 14: Full Day Cappadocia South Tour with Lunch
After breakfast, Full Day Cappadocia South Tour with Lunch. In the morning we will pick you up from your accommodation in Cappadocia. (Pick-up areas include Uchisar, Goreme, Urgup, Avanos, Ortahisar, Nevsehir, and Cavusin. We do not do pickup from Kayseri). On the tour you will be able to see the following sites:
KIZILCUKUR VALLEY: One of the nicest and most beautiful places to go walking in Cappadocia in Red and Rose Valley. The two valleys are next to each other and are easily combined. Start at Sunset point (near Ortahisar) and hike down through the first Red Valley and then continue on the Rose Valley.
CAVUSİN VILLAGE: After our wanderings through Swords and Rose Valleys on our second day in the Goreme area, we arrived in Çavuşin village. It was a lovely quiet village and had some amazing sites to visit. The ‘old’ village, now abandoned, was all carved into the hillside. I’m not really sure how old the settlement is, but it’s definitely been around for a long, long time. All the buildings and churches and homes of the village were within the hill and were probably connected internally via tunnels and such. As we wandered around the ruins and took in the amazing view of the plains and hills stretching all the way to the horizon, I could understand why people living here would want to burrow into the mountains. Basically, if you lived out here in a village in Cappadocia, you were on your own. If raiders or brigands or enemy armies or whatever arrived in the area, there was really no one to help you. It must have been a strange and precarious life, living in such isolation. So, these villages built into the rock must have been much more secure and difficult to attack or raid than if the people just lived in houses on the plain.
KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY: is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to visitors in 1964. The people of Kaymakli (Enegup in Greek) village have constructed their houses around nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city. The inhabitants of the region still use the most convenient places in the tunnels as cellars, storage areas and stables, which they access through their courtyards. The Kaymakli Underground City has low, narrow and sloping passages. While the underground city consists of 8 floors below ground, only 4 of them are open to the public today, in which the spaces are organized around ventilation shafts.
PIGEON VALLEY: Pigeon valley is situated between Goreme and Uchisar and is ideal for walking, as the trek is relatively easy. The name comes from the thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times. Although they can be found throughout Cappadocia, they are especially numerous in this valley. They were carved wherever space allowed, including abandoned cave houses and churches. In Cappadocia, pigeons have long been a source of food and fertilizer. The advent of chemical fertilizers has reduced the use of pigeon dung. However, some farmers still maintain their lofts because they insist that the reputation of Cappadocian fruits as the sweetest and most succulent in Turkey is entirely due to pigeon dung. Overnight and Dinner in Cappadocia
Day 15: Cappadocia – Istanbul – Dhaka
After Breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch a suitable flight to Istanbul. Arrive & catch a home-bound flight.
- Tour package Confirmation always depends subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Children (2-11) must share a room with two adults and will not be considered for extra bed requests, will occupy a seat on the coach.
- Child prices only apply if there are 2 adults. In the case of 1 adult and 1 child, you will need to book for 2 adults.
- Not wheelchair accessible.
- Travelley only provides consultancy service, doesn’t provide any guaranty for visas.
- File processing for visas will start only after receiving all necessary documents.
- Visa Processing time, requirements, and fees are subject to change by the Embassy without any prior notice.
- The embassy reserves all the rights to ask for any additional document other than the above-mentioned checklist.