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Bucketlist Experiences in Turkey : 18-24 November

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Duration

6 Nights 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Turkey is a popular tourist destination known for its Mediterranean coastline, impressive mosques, and stunning natural scenery. But there’s also a lot that travelers probably don’t know. And we make sure you visit the best places & explore the hidden gems with Wander XO.

Join us on this 7 Days trip to Turkey to Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pamukkale.

Click on this link to initiate a WhatsApp Chat with Wander XO if you have issues making the payment or if you have any questions regarding the trip: mywa.link/ixuhz7h5

Itinerary

Day 1 : Istanbul - Arrival Day and Dinner Cruise on Bosporus

According to your international flights we will arrange 4 different transfer for you. Upon our arrival at
Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel.
Istanbul was the capital city of Byzantium & Roman Empires and Ottoman State. It is a most fascinating
city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of museums,
bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, customs
and fifteen million people.
At 19:30 pick up from your hotel and depart to your Group Boat but Private Area with Open Buffet
TOUR PROGRAM
 Welcome cocktail on deck
 D.J. music
 Belly Dancer
 Local Folk Team
 Turkish Romany Dance
 Dj Music will play end of the Night
At boat during the night, Dinner will be served with unlimited Soft drinks. After the show, transfer back to
your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 : Istanbul City Tour 

(Breakfast and Lunch included)
After breakfast, we have Istanbul City Tour. Our first visit will be HIPPODROME. Ancient Hippodrome
was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze
Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Than we will visit SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL
MOSQUE. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it 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.
Our next visit will be HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE. The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, previously
known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is the
greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years, it was once the largest church in
the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. After that visit
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. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, One Above Turkey will take you to the
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with
each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as
hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and
meerschaum pipes. After the tour transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 : Istanbul to Cappadocia Tour

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Early morning before flight to Cappadocia you will have airport transfer in Istanbul. After arrival to Kayseri
airport we will drive to visit Uçhisar Castle, the highest point of Cappadocia. Next you visit Goreme
Open Air Museum, the heart of Cappadocia. Goreme Open Air Museum is famous for frescoes dating
back to 10th century describing the life of Jesus Christ and monks. Next stop is Çavuşin, which is an
abandoned village with old cave Greek houses. After Çavuşin you go to the restaurant in Avanos to have
lunch. After lunch, you visit a pottery workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to visit
another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley,
which is also called İmagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals.
Then you head to a wine shop in Urgup for wine tasting. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful
fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4 : Cappadocia Tour

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby at 09:00am for your full day tour of Ihlara Valley trekking.
We visit the churches which are covered by frescoes, the walking distance is around 4km. We have our
lunch next to the river bank of Melendiz River of Ihlara Valley. After our lunch break, we visit Selime
Cathedral and Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved Underground cities in
Cappadocia. We also pass though the Nar Crater Lake during our journey. Afterwards, we drive back to
Pigeon Valley to see the pigeon houses which were built for collect guano. After the tour return back to
hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 5 : Cappadocia - Konya tour to Pamukkale

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast early in the morning at 08:00 drive to Konya. Once your reach to Konya stop at a
restaurant for lunch at 13:00pm. After the lunch visit the imposing green - tiled Mausoleum of Mevlana,
the mystic founder of the Sufi sect (Whirling Dervishes). After the Konya Mevlana tour drive to
Pamukkale. Arrival to Pamukkale and check into your hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 6 : Pamukkale Tour

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
At 08:30 we depart for Pamukkale. 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 the tour transfer to your hotel in Pamukkale. Overnight in
Pamukkale.

Day 7 : Pamukkale to Istanbul - End of Tour

(Breakfast included)
Today we depart for Denizli Airport for your domestic flight to Istanbul and then international flight 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 and thanks for choosing us.

Included/Excluded

  • INCLUSIONS
  • 2 Nights in Istanbul on a Breakfast basis
  • 2 Nights in Cappadocia on a Half Board (HB)basis
  • 2 Nights in Pamukkale on an HB basis
  • All the transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary on a private basis
  • English speaking guide during the tours
  • Luxury vehicle
  • entrance fees
  • 5 lunches
  • Hot air balloon
  • Istanbul-Cappadocia & Pamukkale-Istanbul air tickets
  • (20 kg luggage limit)
  • EXCLUSIONS
  • International Air Tickets.
  • Hot Air Balloon Fee (100 Euros-To be paid if it is operational)
  • Visa Fee
  • Trip Insurance
  • City Convinience Fee (If required, to be paid at the hotels directly)
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks,
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Tour Length

6 Nights 7 Days

Tour's Location

FAQs

Can I join solo?
Yes, you can join solo. Most of the travelers join solo. This is a great way to meet new people!
If I join solo, who will I be staying with?
We assign rooms on double occupancy.
You would be paired with a roommate and yes you can decide who you want to share the room with.
We create a Facebook and WhatsApp group before the trip, so travelers are familiar with everyone in the group.
Can I get myself a single room?
Yes, you can get yourself a single room if you don't want to share. The price for a single room however increases.
Please select the option from the 'Extra' tab to add a single room through out the tour.

The upgrade will cost you USD 450
What if the trip is cancelled due to COVID?
If the trip is canceled due to COVID, Wander XO refunds 100% amount paid by you.
There are no cancellation or retention charges.
Note: The transaction fee is not refunded.
What if I'm infected by COVID19 and cannot join the trip?
If you are infected, you will be asked to submit proof of positive report. And we will refund the amount paid by you.
In some cases, hotels provide credit notes, which are valid for two years.
But we try our best to get you a full refund.
Do I have to pay for the entire tour in one go?
No, you are only supposed to pay 20% of the tour price to secure your seat.
Use Code DEPOSIT20, to pay the deposit.
The remaining amount can be paid in installments or in one go 45 Days prior to the trip.
How do we ensure everyone is safe to travel with in the group?
It is MANDATORY for everyone to get their COVID19 tests done when they travel International.
The tours are conducted keeping in mind the COVID Protocols.
So it is safe to travel in a group.
What are the Cancellation Charges?
If you cancel the trip 45 days prior to the trip, the cancellation amount is USD 100

If you cancel the trip in less than 45 Days prior to the trip date, the amount is nonrefundable.

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