8 DAYS DIWALI FESTIVAL TOUR TURKEY | Istanbul - Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pamukkale - Cappadocia - Istanbul | Turkey Tours |
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Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day - Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner - Friday 13 November 2015
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. This evning at: 19:30pm we have Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner Cruise (Bosphorus By Night) Including A rich variety of open buffet dinner, unlimited Turkish drinks and soft drinks. Belly Dancing and some traditional Turkish folklore show and music will also be included in the cost . Cruise be back around 23:30pm. Overnight in Istanbul. There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - Saturday 14 November 2015
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 handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise incluing traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul to Kayseri and Cappadocia - Sunday 15 November 2015
After breakfast at 08:30 am Murtis Tour will then take you to the Bosphorus Cruise tour. 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. 13:00pm Lunh break at the Indian restaurant. After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk Airport for domestic flight to Kayseri. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Gamirasu Cave Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4 - Cappadocia Tour - Monday 16 November 2015
Today we will get to know the Cappadocia region, a volcanic area in which the geological formation started 10 million years ago. As a result of these formations phallic like pillars have come to life. The beautiful horse country Katpatuka, (as the Persians called her) is an unbelievable strip of land, enchanting and mysterious. Cappadocia region is also famous for its arts, including ceramic and carpets. You will be picked up approximatley 09:30 from your hotel to join our regular tour. Tour starts with Uchisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. After Uchisar, you visit Goreme Open Air Museum, the Heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Cavusin, which is an abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Cavusin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery work shop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go Pasabagi where you can see three-headed fairy chimneys. After Pasabagi you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Then you head to a wineshop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately 17:00 and you will be returned back to your Gamirasu Cave Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 - Cappadocia - Kayseri Airport / Izmir to Kusadasi - Tuesday 17 November 2015
After breakfast, we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from Izmir airport to your 5 Star Charisma Deluxe Hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Kusadasi. Dinner and Overnight in Kusadasi
Day 6 - Kusadasi - Pamukkale Tour - Wednesay 18 November 2015
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. After Pamukkale tour come back to Kusadasi. Dinner Overnight in 5 Star Charisma Deluxe Hotel Kusadasi.
Day 7 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince - Thursday 19 November 2015
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. Sirince's 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. For your farewell gift, we would like to offer you Turkish Bath tour. You leave the Turkish Bath renewed, beautiful and refreshed. Transfer back to your hotel. Dinner Overnight 5 Star Charisma Deluxe Hotel in Kusadasi.
Day 8 - Kusadasi to Istanbul - End of Tour - Friday 20 November 2015
After breakfast you will have free time shopping in Cappadocia. Today we depart for Kayseri Airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home.
We are proud to offer you a Great programme with Great prices during the Diwali Holiday, that includes 7 wonders of Turkey at 4 most popular touristic Destinations of our country. 3 different domestic flights, Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner, Diwali Gift: Traditional Turkish Bath , breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in this package along with Luxury Hotels of Turkey, experienced guides and comfortable transportation. To have fun, travel around and meet with new people, do not miss out our special programme for our diwali festivali.

Tour Includes

Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
Return Airport transfer from Izmir Airport
Return Airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir Airport
Domestic flight from Istanbul to Kayseri
Domestic flight from Kayseri / Nevsehir to Izmir
Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
2 nights hotel in Istanbul
3 nights hotel in Kusadasi
2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
Diwali Welcome Gala Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show and Drinks in Istanbul.
Diwali gift; Turkish Bath Tour in Kusadasi
1 Indian Dinner
5 Turkish Indian Style Dinner
2 Indian Lunches
3 Turkish Indian Style Lunches
7 open buffet breakfasts
Guided Istanbul City Tour
Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
Guided Ephesus tour
Guided Sirince village tour and wine tasting
Guided Pamukkale tour
Guided Cappadocia tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides

Tour Does Not Include