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Istanbul with Cappadocia

5 Days 4 Night

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 5th Jan 2022 - 10th Mar 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 311

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Sharing Montagna Hera Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar Grand Washington Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar Grand Oztanik Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar
Single 455 498 535 584
Twin/Double 311 332 348 375
Triple 273 295 305 327

 

Star Category

Multiple

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Overview

Visit Istanbul and Cappadocia on this trip

Countries covered

Istanbu & Cappadocia Turkey

Unique Highlights

Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour, Bosphorus Cruise Tour and Cappadocia South Tour with Lunch

Accommodation:

Combo Location No. of Nights Hotel Name Star Category Room Type Meal Plan
Combo 01 Istanbul 03 Montagna Hera Hotel 3 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Cappadocia 01 Ramada by Wyndham 4 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Combo 02 Istanbul 03 Grand Washington Hotel 4 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Cappadocia 01 Ramada by Wyndham 4 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Combo 03 Istanbul 03 Grand Oztanik Hotel 4 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Cappadocia 01 Ramada by Wyndham 4 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Combo 04 Istanbul 03 Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel 5 Base Category Bed & Breakfast
Cappadocia 01 Ramada by Wyndham 4 Base Category Bed & Breakfast

Note: You can choose any one of the above hotels for this package. In case the same hotel is not available, we will give you a hotel in the similar category.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Istanbul Arrival

Welcome to Istanbul. Complete your airport formalities, immigration and medical tests (if any), collect your luggage and meet your drive outside the arrivals area. Then transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Check in as per standard check in time and relax.

 

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics

 

The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax / shop on your own.

 

Overnight at your chosen hotel in Istanbul.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast.

 

Day 02: Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour with Lunch

 

After breakfast today, indulge in a full day tour with Lunch.

 

Between 08:00 – 08:30 am:  Pick up from hotel and transfer to meeting point of group and tour guide for the Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour.

 

Hagia Sophia; Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it 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.

Lunch.

Topkapi Palace: Topkapi palace 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, inhabitants of the palace rarely had to venture out since 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 centre of the lost Ottoman Arts.

 

5.00 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.

 

Inclusions of the tour are – Hotel Pick-up & drop-off – by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches, Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries, English speaking Tour Guide, Lunch, Museum Fees, Gasoline, Parking Fees, Local Taxes and Service Charge.

 

After the tour, return back to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise

 

After breakfast today, indulge in a cruise tour on the Bosphorus. The tour lasts for 04 hours and the description of the tour is as follows –

 

Meet at hotel or Cruise Ship Port and Continue for the tour. Visit the following places –

 

CITY WALLS:

The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

 

DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN:

As natural and extremely secure harbour, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.

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.

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS:


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 pass the magnificent 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 is 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 (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT):

Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

CLOSED
Rumeli Fortress on Wednesday

Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar on Sunday Replaced with Golden Horn

 

Inclusions of the tour are – Hotel Pick-up & drop-off – by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches, Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries, Professional Licenced Tour Guide, Services Charges & Local Taxes.

 

After the tour, return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

 

Overnight at your hotel in Istanbul.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 04: Full Day Cappadocia South Tour with Lunch

 

After breakfast today, transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Cappadocia. (Flight cost is not included in your package cost).

 

Arrival to Kayseri airport and complete airport formalities and pick up your luggage, meet our driver outside the arrival lounge of the airport and transfer to your hotel.

 

Today, you visit the highlights of Cappadocia including Kaymakli Underground City. Hike through the beautiful Red and Rose Valley.

 

Discover some of the most impressive scenery of the Cappadocia region on an all-day guided tour. See fairy chimneys and unique rock formations. Get picked up from your hotel and head to Goreme Panorama. Take in wonderful views of the town’s spectacular cave houses. Hike through the beautiful Red and Rose Valley. Pass by fairy chimneys, local farms, and cave chapels. Learn interesting facts about the surrounding nature and history of the area from your guide. Stop off briefly at the old Greek village of Cavusin. Try traditional Turkish food during lunch in Avanos. Next, visit the impressive Kaymakli Underground City, which was used by early Christians as a shelter from enemies. Take in the terrific views of Pigeon Valley and learn about the carved pigeon houses.

 

Tour Includes: Hotel Pick up and drop back, Lunch, museum tickets, professional licensed tour guide and transportation.

 

After the tour, return back to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Cappadocia.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 05: Cappadocia Departure

 

After breakfast today, check out and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

End of Services…………………………………..

Package Inclusions

  • 04 Nights’ accommodation as per hotel chosen – 03 Nights Istanbul + 01 Night Cappadocia
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel (Day 02 – Day 05)
  • All tours mentioned above (including entrance fees, taxes & professional guiding) – SIC (Seat in Coach basis)
  • All transfers required to complete the program (in good model luxury vehicles) – PRIVATE basis

Package Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in “Package Inclusions”
  • Domestic & International Airfare, Train Fare, Travel Visa, Travel Insurance & Medical Premium, Medical tests, etc.
  • Individually extended accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, excursions pre, post or on tour.
  • Local Tax / City Tax / Tourism Dirham tax / Green Tax etc (if applicable)
  • Cost of Optional activities
  • OK to board for the airline (if applicable)
  • Meals, excursions and transfers other than specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Juices, Sodas, Soft & Hard Drinks, Bottled Water etc.
  • Incidentals, Tips, Porterage, Minibar and Bell-Boy charges, Gratuities etc

Visa Requirement and Charges:

Please check online or with our authorised representative if Travel visa is required to visit our country. It is your responsibility to submit all relevant documents and obtain a legal travel visa (as per requirement) before you travel.

In case your tour is cancelled or curtailed short due to visa issues, we will be unable to provide you any refund of the tour cost.

For E-Visa, we are happy to provide you the visa requirement charges and documents required at highly competitive rates on our portal: https://www.visadone.com

You may click the above link and check the details there. Visa fees once paid is totally non-refundable which you are requested to note.

For Sticker Visa, please check with our local branch for the costing, documents required and approximate processing time.

Travel & Medical Insurance Charges:

It is Traveller’s responsibility to obtain and be in possession of the comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance, including medical insurance with provision for air evacuation, insurance in case of accidents, sudden sickness, medical expenses or death, before embarking on a tour. Our company is neither responsible nor liable for any claims, damage or loss as a result of Client’s failing to obtain necessary insurance cover.

We are however, happy to provide you travel insurance as per the plan you select which can offer you comprehensive coverage at highly competitive costs.

Age limit to provide Insurance – Up to 75 years. For Insurance, all rates given are per person in USD.

Current Exclusion:

  • To & from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal & Bangladesh.
  • From India (However to India (Inbound) is allowed).

 

Up to 75 years per person Travel Insurance Anywhere 2 Anywhere
Premium in USD  per person Platinum Plan/Limit Gold Plan/Limit Silver Plan/Limit
Return Plan
01 – 07 Days 37 25 15
08 – 15 Days 49 36 21
16 – 30 Days 74 54 32

 

Insurance fees once paid is totally non-refundable. For further details you can check with us on insurance@solidarityinvest.com

*Disclaimer: Please do check with our Branch / Authorised representative about the latest requirement as visa requirement / fees / travel insurance charges are dynamic and subject to change. The consulate at their discretion may ask for additional documents also for visa processing. Visa issuance is purely at the discretion of the consulate and not us.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • 50% payment at the time of confirmation
  • Balance 50% within 07 days of confirmation or travel date whichever is earlier.

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards also. In case of a bank transfer please add USD 30 per transfer per time you transfer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We need to receive a cancellation request in writing for us to proceed with cancellation. The following charges will be applicable based on the cancellation request received by us.

If you cancel –

  • 60 days prior to departure there will be a 15% deduction on the package cost.
  • 59 – 45 days prior to departure: 25% deduction on the package cost.
  • 44 – 30 days prior to departure: 45% deduction on the package cost.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to departure: 65% deduction on the package cost.
  • 15 – 07 days prior to departure: 85% deduction on the package cost.
  • 06 days or less: 100% deduction on the package cost

TERM AND CONDITIONS:

  • All rooms, rates and services are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
  • Rates are not valid for Events / Fairs / Long weekends / Festivals / Blackout dates. (surcharges/ supplements will be applicable during these dates)
  • In case the same hotels / lodges / camps / resorts are not available we reserve the right to change them in the same star category.
  • Child rates apply for children aged from 2 to 11 years old. 1 child sharing a room with 2 adults (depending on hotel policy). If the hotel doesn’t have availability for family rooms, adult rates will apply.
  • If certain tours / entrances are closed during certain periods, alternative options will be provided.
  • Train fares / reservations are dynamic, subject to availability and non-refundable once issued.
  • Standard check-in time at the hotel is generally 1500 hrs. and check-out 12 Noon.
  • Rates quoted are not applicable during trade fair periods, major European Holidays and other major events.
  • Train fares / reservations are dynamic, subject to availability and non-refundable once issued
  • Early check-in, late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel and not guaranteed unless paid for.
  • We reserve the rights to reschedule the itinerary or routing.
  • Unused inclusions in a tour package are non-refundable.
  • Tours will be seat in coach basis (Unless mentioned otherwise) where guests have to reach on time at designated pick up point.
  • Any delays from your side are considered a no show.
  • No refund applicable in case of no show.
  • Rates are not valid during any events & festivals and blackout dates.
  • Most of the Hotels/ Lodges/ Camps / Apartments may ask for a security deposit at the time of check-in, which is refundable at the time of check-out and is subject to the hotel/lodge’s policy.
  • We reserve all rights. Any damages caused whilst on tour shall be borne (paid or settled) locally by the client, we will not be liable for the same.
  • In view of the current situation, please be advised that whilst the information and rates quoted are correct as of today’s date – we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.

Package Cost

Sharing Montagna Hera Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar Grand Washington Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar Grand Oztanik Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel + Ramada by Wyndham Hotel or similar
Single 455 498 535 584
Twin/Double 311 332 348 375
Triple 273 295 305 327

 

Child Rates:

  •  00-02 Years child is free
  • 02 – 06 years child will be charged 30% of per person double rate.
  • 06 – 12 years child will be charged 70% of per person double rate.
  • Above 12 years child will be considered on adult rate basis.

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