Welcome to Turkey!
This tour has everything the title stands for. From the European Cultural Capital to Aegean gem of Kusadasi. You will see many attraction and take your stand in great activities throughout the tour.
Day 1 : Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel and have some rest. Tonight you will have a welcome dinner, be introduced to our friendly crew and other travelers while enjoying traditional Turkish food and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 : Istanbul City Tour - Turkish Cooking Lesson
After a morning orientation, sightseeing tour of Istanbul, you will participate in your first Turkish cooking lesson: preparing lunch which you will enjoy! After lunch visit to TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, 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. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 : Istanbul City Tour - Belly Dancing and Folklore Class
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. Visit the 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. After the Tour,we return to hotel for a rest. In the evening, we depart for your Belly dancing and folklore class. This will be a very memorable class learning belly dancing techniques and folklore dance. You will learn the special moves and how to get the attention of the audience. We have dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 : Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul to Izmir and Kusadasi
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast we depart for Bosphorus Cruise tour. Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08.30. 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. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch, we depart for Istanbul airport for domestic flight to Izmir. Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 : Ephesus Tour - Tour of Village Sirince - Textiles and fruit wine tasting
Breakfast and Dinner Included
After breakfast at 08.30, we will depart one of the best preserved ancient ruins in the world. A visit to Ephesus - once the commercial center of the ancient world - is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. After Ephesus tour depart for Sirince Village. Visit the beautifull village of Sirince and the ruins of 42 churches, the suggested birth place of the Virgin Mary. Today we will go to Sirince Village to see locals making handmade textiles. The textiles that we will see include carpets, kilims, clothing and homewares such as pillow covers. You will see first hand, the ancient techniques used by the Turkish women to make these intricate styles and patterns that are famous to Turkey and the local region. Sirince is also very famous for it's many different varieties of fruit wine. We will have a chance to enjoy some of these wines at the local wineries. Overnight and dinner in Kusadasi.
Day 6 : Fashion Show & Turkish Bath
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Today, we will go to a leather factory where you will see the leather products being made. You will see how jackets, handbags and many other products are made. You will view a demonstration from a local expert and you will also get the chance to join in a fashion show where you will feel like a model. The most famous brands of leather are often made in Turkey, and you can be assured that all of the products here are of the highest quality and best craftsmanship. After the fashion show drive to Turkish Bath. When entering to Turkish bath, you leave all the hastiness of daily life outside, you exchange your clothes for a waistcloth and adorn the traditional clogs. Inside temperature reach up to 50 degrees celcius under the central dome of the building. This heat and humidite opens the pores of body and extracts the fatty anoils of the body in preperation for your scrub down and amassage by the attendant. After a gentle soap massage you leave the bath place with towels and pass to resting room. Here, tea is offered to you. You leave the Turkish Bath renewed, beautiful and refreshed.
Overnight and dinner in Kusadasi.
Day 7 : Izmir to Istanbul
After breakfast, we depart to Izmir airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul, from where you will make your way 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 and thanks for choosing us.
TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.
In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.
BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.
TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end.
DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:
As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.
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We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.
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P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.