TURKEY in 5 Days / 4 Nights



TURKEY in 5 Days / 4 Nights
Istanbul – Cappadocia (1) – Istanbul (3) - Bursa

 

Destination: Turkey


Package Price
: 399 USD/person


Inclusions

Breakfast 
Lunch (All Lunches at Full Day Tours) 
English Speaking Guide 
Entrance fee/Museum charges 
Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges 
Sightseeing / Tours / Excursions (as per itinerary) 
Transfers
Private transfers in VIP AC Minivan
Private Transfers airport-hotel-airport in Cappadocia
Private airport-hotel and hotel - airport transfers in Istanbul
Tour transfers - special AC non-smoking tour bus- seat in coach 

Regular SIC tours (Tours and Excursions as per itinerary: 
1 Full day Tour in Cappadocia 
1 Full day Tour of Old City Istanbul and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul 
1 Full day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag from Istanbul 
1 Half day Tour of Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar and Bosphorus Cruise 
Airport Transfer: Arrival
Private airport-hotel transfers in Kayseri (Cappadocia)
Private airport-hotel transfers in Istanbul
Airport Transfer: Departure
Private hotel-airport transfers in Cappadocia
Private hotel-airport transfers in Istanbul

Other Inclusions
All domestic Flights
Accommodation as per itinerary
Hotel pickups and drop-off during tours and excursions

Exclusions
Lunches and dinners (except the meals stated in the itinerary)
Visa
Private Tours
Other Exclusions
International Flights
Personal expenses, extra expenses at the hotels
Drinks with meals
Tips to the guide and driver

Extra Tours 
Balloon Tour in Cappadocia (extra) 135 USD ( adult) 80 USD ( child) 
Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night (extra) 75 USD/adult, 55 USD / child)


Day 1 : ISTANBUL ( Inbound international flight to Istanbul) (Domestic Flight to Kayseri) / KAYSERI / CAPPADOCIA
Arrive Istanbul Airport. Following the passport control and customs, continue to Domestic Flights Terminal for your flight to Kayseri. Fly to Kayseri. Arrive Kayseri and meet and greet by our representative at the airport. Private transfer to Cappadocia with VIP AC minivan to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 : CAPPADOCIA (Extra-Hot Air Balloon Tour ) ( Full day Excursions in Cappadocia , Uchisar , Goreme Open Air Museums Tour) (Domestic Flight to Istanbul) / ISTANBUL (B,L)
If interested (and if the weather conditions permit) an Extra Balloon tour will be the start of your day in Cappadocia. A very early wake up for your balloon tour before sunrise. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the take off site. Snacks and beverage service before the flight. Charmed with incredible panoramic views of the Cappadocia, the stunning volcanic rock formations as you fly up approximately 500-1000m. above the ground. The flight takes between 45-65 minutes. Receive your flight certificate after landing. Transfer to your hotel.
After the breakfast our excursions will start with full day tour of Cappadocia where the sights of the Fairy Chimneys are phenomenal especially when seen for the first time. The natural wonder of Cappadocia is a result of volcanic deposits being eroded away by wind and water over millions of years. These soft rocks were hollowed out by early Christians and used as secret dwellings as they were being sought first by their Roman and later by Byzantine persecutors. We will also visit many churches that have been decorated with vivid frescoes which have withstood the corrosive effects of time. The excursions will start with the natural citadel of Uchisar which will enable you to get a panoramic view of the region. And then the Goreme Valley which is the highlight of the day. This valley houses, the Goreme Open Air Museum with its churches hewn out of rock and the colorful frescoes which decorate them. The next stop is Zelve and the caves of this ancient village continuing with the Cavusin Village. Following the tour transfer to Kayseri Airport. Fly to Istanbul. Arrive Istanbul Airport and meet our transferman for your private transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 : ISTANBUL ( Full Day Tour of Old City of Istanbul and Topkapi Palace) ( Extra- Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night) (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a full day tour of Old City Istanbul and Topkapi Palace. Meet you guide at the reception and drive to the Sultan Ahmet Center, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantian and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Visits will start with the Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.  Then visit The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, displaying art collection from different civilizations of Anatolia. Continue with the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque), famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and then Saint Sophia (Aya Sofya), primarily a church – turned mosque – turned museum, which takes the breath away with the sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Exploration of Istanbul's treasures continues with the visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar (Covered bazaar - Kapalicarsi), biggest “souk” in the World with its more than 4000 shops and stalls. Enjoy shopping for almost anything (jewelry, antiques, carpets, textile, garments, spices, souvenirs, etc.).
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. Following the lunch afternoon visits will continue with the spectacular Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans. Built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, this huge complex commands the views of the Sea of Marmara, The Bosporus, and the Golden Horn. It was the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire for many centuries (1453-1852). Visit the extravagant Imperial Treasury, Sacred Islamic Relics of Prophet Mohammed, Sultan Portraits, Imperial Kitchen, where up to 800 cooks prepared as many as 6,000 meals a day with valuable collection of golden dining sets, the priceless Chinese and Japanese porcelain, Weapons and Armors Section, Calligraphy Section, and the Imperial Harem ( extra) encompassing more than 400 rooms … Tour will continue with the Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. Return to hotel and overnight.
In the evening you may join an extra Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night- Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face…Dinner with a rich variety of specialties from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht. Belly Dancers and Folklore Show will accompany your dinner program of unforgettable Bosphorus Cruise. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 : ISTANBUL / BURSA (Full day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag) / ISTANBUL (B, L)
After breakfast you will join a Full Day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag. Drive to the port for ferryboat to Yalova. Arrive Yalova and drive to Bursa enjoying the lovely countryside. Arrive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital and one of the most visited tourist sites in Turkey. Lunch at a known local restaurant will be the famous “Kebab of Alexander the Great “. Drive to the 600-year survivor Inkaya Plane Tree and coffee break on the way to Uludag. Climb to Uludag, the legendary Mount Olympus, by cable car (if the weather conditions are inconvenient and Uludag is cancelled, extra sightseeing in Bursa will be supplemented), visits to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 5 : ISTANBUL ( Half Day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise ) ( Homebound International Flight) (B)
After breakfast, if your flight schedule permits, our half day excursions will start with the Golden Horn and the Spice Bazaar, mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, etc. followed by a memorable boat trip on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residents and luxurious apartments. While passing by vision the Imperial Gardens of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace from the sea. Disembark at Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit), your tour terminates near Taksim Square. Return to your hotel. Meet the transferman for your private transfer to Airport to International Flights Terminal for your homebound flight.
Fly back to home with pleasant and unforgettable memories…Thank you for your preference of N&M Tourism and Travel services.


Hotel Details

Night 1, Sakura Cave Hotel 3*, Cappadocia
Booking.com rating: 9.4 Superb
Room Type: Deluxe Cave Room
Located in Goreme near the world known Goreme Open Air Museum. Urgup is 8 km. from the hotel, while Nevsehir is 10 km. away. Rooms have centrally controlled air conditioning, some units have views of the mountain or city. Each room has a desktop telephone, high ceiling, openable windows, and private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, vanity mirror. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries. Sakura Cave Hotel features free Wi-Fi .The hotel also offers bike hire. The nearest airport is Nevsehir Airport, 29 km. from the property. Couples particularly like the location. This property is also rated for the best value in Goreme! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Web site: http://www.sakuracavehotel.com/en/

Night 2,3,4, GK Regency Suites Hotel 4*, Istanbul
Booking.com Rating: 8.4 Very Good
Room Type: Superior Room
Located near Taksim Area of Istanbul, only a 5-minute drive from lively Istiklal Street, GK Regency Suites offers a terrace and modernly decorated units with free Wi-Fi access. International Lutfu Kirdar Congress Center is a 5-minute walk from the premises. Free private car parking is also available on site.
Web site: http://www.gkregencysuites.com/

Flight Details
International Flight Tickets: (not included in the price)

Domestic Flights: (included in the price) 
Istanbul / Kayseri (Cappadocia) 
Kayseri / Istanbul

Cab Details
Private transfers in VIP AC Deluxe Minivan
Private airport-hotel-airport transfers in Istanbul
Private airport-hotel-airport transfers in Cappadocia
Tour transfers- seat in coach, special AC Non-smoking tour buses 


Terms & Conditions

Payment: 
30 % Advance Payment is required with booking (non-refundable) 
70 % Payment 30 days before tour starting date 
Cancellations: 
100 % refund prior to last 21 days to tour starting date 
50 % refund prior to last 15 days to tour starting date 
Non refundable during 15 days to tour starting date