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4 Days / 3 Nights Istanbul  City Break

3 Nights / 4 Days Istanbul City Break

Highlights: 3 Nights Accommdotion, Daily Breakfast, Half-day Sightseeing Tour

HOTELS TO STAY

OLD TOWN / SULTANAHMET: Mina Hotel, Spina Hotel, Bekdas Hotel or similar
DOWNTOWN / TAKSIM: Metropark Hotel, Feronya Hotel, Konak Hotel or similar

INCLUDED SERVICES

• 3 nights’ accommodation in Istanbul at your selected hotel
• daily breakfast
• Half Day Istanbul Sightseeing Tour on regular basis with hotel pick up
• Admission fees for all sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Transfer service from/to Ataturk Airport (IST) and hotel on Private Basis
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Parking fees 

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• Visa for Turkey (if needed)
• International or domestic flights
• Meals other than stated
• Transfer service from/to (SAW) Airport (available with supplement)
• Tips for the guides drivers staff at hotels/restaurants (optiona

Day 1 - Arrive Istanbul

Upon arrival at Ataturk Airport, our transfer man will meet and transfer us to our hotel in Istanbul.
We have free time at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul Sightseeing Tour (Breakfast)

Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a half day tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul with an extensive guided walking tour.

Upon our pick up from the hotel, firstly we visit Hagia Sophia Museum. Built in the 6th century AD and then converted in a mosque in 1453 it was the first large domed building of the world and religious focal point of the Orthodox Church for 1000 years. We learn its history from our expert local guide and have a look at its unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Unlike of most city tours, our guide will also take us to the upper galleries. We enjoy a short walk from here across to Blue Mosque which owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles adorning its interior walls. Hippodrome is next to here. Here we see an Egyptian Obelisk and the Snake Column from ancient Roman Empire which used to promote regional power during horse chariots races. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Listen the stories of his liaison with the orient.

Then we go to the exciting Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by our guide at Turkey’s biggest oriental carpet export center we will have some free time to browse its 1 200 spice and gold shops. If time permits we have a short stop at an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. After the tour transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Free Day At Leisure in Istanbul (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure, or select a tour or an activity ticket from our rich choices. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul Departure Transfer (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to Istanbul Ataturk Airport according to guests flight time.

END OF TOUR.

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4 Days – Istanbul City Break

Single Room from USD 446 approx. AED 1633 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 327 approx. AED 1199 per person
Triple Room from USD 293 approx. AED 1073 per person

Remarks:
* Rates are subject to change
* Subject to availability upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

4 Days  / 3 Nights Cappadocia Hotel Package

3 Nights / 4 Days Cappadocia Hotel Package

Highlights: 3 Nights Accommodation, Full Day Cappadocia Tour, Transfer service on Private Basis

HOTELS TO STAY

URGUP: Perissia Hotel, Burcu Kaya Hotel, Dinler Hotel or similar
GOREME: Royal Stone Houses or similar

INCLUDED SERVICES

• 3 nights accommodation in Cappadocia at your selected hotel
• Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
• Full Day Cappadocia tour on regular basis with hotel pick up
• Admission fees for all sightseeing’s mentioned in the itinerary
• Transfer service from/to Airport and hotel on Private Basis
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Parking fees

EXCLUDED SERVICES 

• Visa for Turkey (if needed)
• International or domestic flights
• Meals other than stated
• Tips for the guides drivers staff at hotels/restaurants (optional)

Day 1 - Arrive Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport

Upon arrival at airport, our transfer man will meet and transfer us to our hotel in Cappadocia. We have free time at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2 - Full Day Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the famous “Devrent Valley” to picture the strange formations some of which are looking very like a camel, Virgin and the Child and Napoleon. A short drive from here brings us to the “Pasabagi” (or Monk`s Valley) where we view the pillar-like fairy chimneys. After lunch at a local restaurant in “Avanos” Town on the banks of Kizilirmak (Red River), we see some of world famous Turkish Handicrafts being made here.

In the afternoon visit the “Goreme Open Air Museum” which is a UNESCO recognized medieval monastic complex of painted cave churches and dwellings, carved out of the tufa rock by the Christian monks. We continue on to "Uchisar Rock Castle" and upon climbing up we view the fairy-tale like Goreme Town from a bird eye’s view. We finalize this dream-like day with a visit to the “Underground City of Kaymakli”, which is one of the best preserved and deep subterranean towns of the region. After the tour transfer back to the hotel. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 - Free Day At Leisure in Cappadocia (Breakfast)

Free day at leisure, or select a tour or an activity ticket from our rich choices. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4 - Nevsehir or Kayseri Departure Transfer (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to airport.

END OF TOUR.

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4 Days – Cappadocia Hotel Package

Single Room from USD 427 approx. AED 1563 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 368 approx. AED 1349 per person
Triple Room from USD 313 approx. AED 1146 per person

Remarks:
* Rates are subject to change
* Subject to availability upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

4  Days / 3 Nights Bodrum Package

3 Nights / 4 Days Bodrum Package

Highlights: 3 Nights Accommodation, Full Day Boat tour, Transfer service on Private Basis

HOTEL TO STAY

THE BLUE BOSPHORUS HOTEL or similar

INCLUDED SERVICES

• 3 nights accommodation in Bodrum at your selected hotel
• Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
• Full Day Boat tour on regular basis with hotel pick up
• Admission fees for all sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary
• Transfer service from/to Bodrum Airport and hotel on Private Basis
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Parking fees

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• Visa for Turkey (if needed)
• International or domestic flights
• Meals other than stated
• Optional excursions (you can add into the basket)
• Tips for the guides drivers staff at hotels/restaurants (optional)

Day 1 - Arrive Bodrum (Lunch, Dinner)

Upon arrival at airport, our transfer man will meet and transfer us to our hotel in Bodrum.

We have free time at leisure for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 2 - Bodrum Boat Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transferred to the boat which you spend your whole day. In this trip lunch will be served on board.

We set out at approx. 11:00 to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves.

At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion.
After the tour transfer back to the hotel.

Free time at leisure.

Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 3 - Free Day At Leisure in Bodrum (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Free day at leisure, or select a tour or an activity ticket from our rich choices.
Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 4 - Bodrum Departure Transfer (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to airport.

END OF TOUR.

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4 Days – Bodrum Package

Single Room from USD 546 approx. AED 1999 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 379 approx. AED 1389 per person
Triple Room from USD 313 approx. AED 1146 per person

Remarks:
* Rates are subject to change
* Subject to availability upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

5  Days / 4 Nights Taste of Turkey

4 Nights / 5 Days Taste of Turkey

Highlights: 2 Nights Istanbul, 2 Nights Cappadocia, Domestic flights, Guided Istanbul city tour, Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Guided Cappadocia tour, Tour Guide

HOTEL TO STAY

If the hotel list is not available at the time of your booking, then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a different category hotel, there might be an additional cost.

ISTANBUL:   

Ramada Plaza Tekstilkent or similar
Feronya Hotel or similar 
Holiday Inn Old City or similar  
Dora Hotel or similar

CAPPADOCIA:

Spelunca Boutique Cave Hotel or similar
Dedeman Hotel or similar
Heaven Boutique Cave Hotel or similar

INCLUDED SERVICES

• Arrival airport transfer from Ataturk airport
• Arrival airport transfer to Kayseri / Nevsehir airport
• Domestic flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia
• Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia
• 4 open buffet breakfasts
• Guided Istanbul city tour
• Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
• Guided Cappadocia tour
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
• Professional English - speaking tour guides
• Return airport transfer

Please Note:
Hagia Sophia closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays.

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day

  • Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
  • You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.
  • 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 (Breakfast included)

  • Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for 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 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.
  • Lunch break at 13:00pm (at your own expense)
  • After the lunch 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 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 Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul to Cappadocia (Breakfast included)

  • After breakfast 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 (at your own expense).
  • After the lunch depart for Istanbul Ataturk airport for domestic flight to Cappadocia.
  • Transfer from airport and check in to your hotel in Cappadocia.
  • Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 4 - Cappadocia Tour (Breakfast included)

  • 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 approximately 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 hand-woven 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 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.
  • This tour will end approximately 18:00 and you will be returned back to your hotel.
  • Overnight in Cappadocia.

If you do not have Cappadocia pass, you can stay at the hotel or you can also buy one of our optional daily tours, which are more than 15 different options.

Day 5 - Cappadocia to Istanbul - End of Tour (Breakfast included)

  • 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.
  • Have a nice trip back home!

Special Note:

  • Availability is on first come, first service basis.
  • Terms and Conditions Apply

END OF TOUR.

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5 Days – Taste of Turkey Package

Single Room from USD 991 approx. AED 3629 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 865 approx. AED 3169 per person
Triple Room from USD 824 approx. AED 3017 per person

* Rates are subject to change upon final confirmation

What are the discounts for children?

  • Under 2 years of age, your child will travel free of charge by land.  But flight ticket insurance cost approx. AED 550.
  • Children under 6 years of age are charged at 50% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
  • Children 7-11 years of age are charged at 75% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul.
  • Children 12 years and above are full priced adult fares.      


Remarks:
* Rates are subject to change
* Subject to availability upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

5  Days / 4 Nights Muslim Tour Package Turkey

4 Nights / 5 Days Muslim Tour

Highlights: 4 Nights Accommodation, Topkapi Palace (closed on tuesdays), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Covered Grand Bazaar (closed on sundays), Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Spice Bazaar

5 DAYS ISTANBUL MUSLIM TOUR SUMMARY

5 Day Special Fully Guided Umrah Tour Package in Istanbul Turkey. Great Muslim Sightseeing Tour Istanbul. Tour Includes 4 Breakfast Fully Guided Istanbul Islamic Tour, Gren Bursa Ulucamii (Great Mosque, Pick up Airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport Professional English speaking tour guide All entrance fees mentioned in the Itinerary Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking luxury busses.

INCLUDED SERVICES

• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
• 4 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 4 breakfasts
• Guided Istanbul Islamic tours
• Guided Bursa city tour
• Guided Istanbul city tour
• Professional English speaking tour guide
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in fully air - conditioned, non - smoking luxury buses
• Return airport transfer to Ataturk airport

Please Note:
Hagia Sophia closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day

Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.

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 Islamic and Sahabe Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 08:30 we have Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe Tour. Istanbul is the center of religion for centuries. After the ottoman period Islamic Religion spreaded througout the city. The first mosque in Istanbul was built in Kadikoy on the Asian side of the city, which was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1353. The first mosque on the European side of Istanbul was built inside the Rumeli Castle in 1452. The first grand mosque which was built in the city proper is the Eyup Sultan Mosque (1458). Next to Eyup Sultan Mosque we will visit the tombs of the Sahabe, which is very famous in Turkey by being the first generation of Muslims, who had come as far as Istanbul and besieged the city. The small Sahabe Cemetery just outside Egrikapi Gate may seem like a standard Muslim cemetery. The Suleymaniye Mosque becomes most meaningful when understood in its historical and cultural context. It was built during the latter part of Suleyman’s long and prosperous reign, which stretched from 1520 to 1566.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul - Bursa Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 07:30am depart from the hotel and drive to Bursa for a daily guided tour in Bursa.Today we will visit Bursa with all famous and Islamic heritage places. We will visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Ozdilek Factory. After Bursa City tour depart for Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul City Tour

(Breakfast included)
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. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch 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.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 5 - Istanbul - End of Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tour with SouthTravels.com in partner with TravelShop Turkey.

Have a safe trip back home.

END OF TOUR.

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5 Days – Muslim Tour

Tour Start Date: Available every day

We are offering 3 different prices for you as Silver, Gold and Platinium with the best hotel options. We can offer you both winter and summer prices, for 1 to 40 pax. We can suggest you the best hotel for your request or you can also choose one of the hotels from our below hotel list. Please kindly note that if the hotel you have requested is not available, we need to provide you an alternative similar available hotels.

WINTER SEASON: from November 16, 2015 – March 1, 2016

SILVER WINTER PRICES

Single Room from USD 1669 approx. AED 6109 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 705 approx. AED 2581 per person
Triple Room from USD 689 approx. AED 2512 per person

GOLD WINTER PRICES

Single Room from USD 1819 approx. AED 6652 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 809 approx. AED 2961 per person
Triple Room from USD 779 approx. AED 2855 per person

PLATINUM WINTER PRICES

Single Room from USD 2029 approx. AED 7429 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 919 approx. AED 3365 per person
Triple Room from USD 886 approx. AED 3244 per person

Silver Package - 3 star
Gold Package - 4 star
Platinum Package - 5 star

Remarks:
* Rates are subject to change upon final confirmation
* Packages are subject to availability.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

8  Days / 7 Nights Special Islamic Tour Package

7 Nights / 8 Days Special Islamic Tour Package

Highlights: 7 Nights Accommdotion, Topkapi Palace (closed on tuesdays), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Covered Grand Bazaar (closed on sundays), Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Spice Bazaar, Bursa : Ulucamii (Great Mosque, ), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque and Green Tomb, Gallipoli: Gabata Museum, Ariburnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley, Kusadasi: Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus Sirince Village

TOUR ROUTE

Istanbul, Bursa, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Sirince back to Kusadasi

8 DAYS SPECIAL ISLAMIC TOUR PACKAGE SUMMARY

For those with about a week to experience Turkey this is it! We will take you to all of the must see spots in Turkey. If you come you have to experiences Muslim Special Packages to Istanbul, Konya, the underground cities and fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, and the ancient ruins of Ehpesus

INCLUDED SERVICES

• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk airport
• Domestic flight from Izmir to Istanbul
• airport transfer from Kusadasi to Izmir airport
• 4 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 1 night hotel in Canakkale
• 2 nights in Kusadasi
• 7 breakfasts
• 3 dinners
• Guided Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe tour
• Guided Bursa tour
• Guided Istanbul Old City tour
• Guided Gallipoli tour
• Guided Troy tour
• Guided Acropolis of Pergamon tour
• Guided Ephesus tour
• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
• Professional English - speaking tour guides
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Return transfer

Please Note:
Hagia Sophia closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day

Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.

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 Islamic and Sahabe Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 08:30 we have Istanbul Islamic and Sahabe Tour. Istanbul is the center of religion for centuries. After the ottoman period Islamic Religion spreaded througout the city. The first mosque in Istanbul was built in Kadikoy on the Asian side of the city, which was conquered by the Ottoman Turks in 1353. The first mosque on the European side of Istanbul was built inside the Rumeli Castle in 1452. The first grand mosque which was built in the city proper is the Eyup Sultan Mosque (1458). Next to Eyup Sultan Mosque we will visit the tombs of the Sahabe, which is very famous in Turkey by being the first generation of Muslims, who had come as far as Istanbul and besieged the city. The small Sahabe Cemetery just outside Egrikapi Gate may seem like a standard Muslim cemetery. The Suleymaniye Mosque becomes most meaningful when understood in its historical and cultural context. It was built during the latter part of Suleyman’s long and prosperous reign, which stretched from 1520 to 1566.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul - Bursa Tour

(Breakfast included)
After breakfast at 07:30am depart from the hotel and drive to Bursa for a daily guided tour in Bursa.Today we will visit Bursa with all famous and Islamic heritage places. We will visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb, Ozdilek Factory. After Bursa City tour depart for Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4 - Istanbul City Tour

(Breakfast included)
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. Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch 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.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 5 - Gallipoli Tour

(Breakfast and dinner included)
07:30am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later we will give you 20 minutes for relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. After the tour drive to your hotel.

Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 6 - Troy Tour - Pergamon - Kusadasi

(Breakfast and dinner included)
We depart at 08:30 and driving 30 minutes for to Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, 3 hour drive to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes. Arrival to Kusadasi around 18:00pm.

Overnight in Kusadasi. 

Day 7 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkish Village Sirince

(Breakfast and dinner included)
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. Sirinces 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 non alcoholic 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.

Overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8 - Kusadasi - Izmir to Istanbul - End of Tour

(Breakfast included)
Today we depart for Izmir airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then back to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Tour with SouthTravels.com in partner with TravelShop Turkey.

Have a nice trip back home.

END OF TOUR.

Best Price Guaranteed

8 Days – Special Islamic Tour Package

Tour Start Date: Available every day

We are offering 3 different prices for you as Silver, Gold and Platinium with the best hotel options. We are offering you both winter and summer prices, for 1 to 40 pax. We can suggest you the best hotel for your request or you can also choose one of the hotels from our below hotel list. Please kindly note that if the hotel you have requested is not available, we need to provide you a different option from available hotels.

WINTER SEASON: from November 16, 2015 – March 1, 2016

SILVER WINTER PRICES

Single Room from USD 2994 approx. AED 10959 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 1277 approx. AED 4675 per person
Triple Room from USD 1245 approx. AED 4559 per person

GOLD WINTER PRICES

Single Room from USD 3157 approx. AED 11555 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 1396 approx. AED 5109 per person
Triple Room from USD 1354 approx. AED 4957 per person

PLATINUM WINTER PRICES

Single Room from USD 3541 approx. AED 12961 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 1595 approx. AED 5836 per person
Triple Room from USD 1530 approx. AED 5602 per person

Silver Package - 3 star
Gold Package - 4 star
Platinum Package - 5 star

Remarks:

* Packages are subject to availability.
* Rates are subject to change upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

6  Days / 5 Nights Christmas Holiday Istanbul

5 Nights / 6 Days Christmas Holiday Istanbul

Highlights: The corner stone of Europe and Asia. Istanbul is full of wonders and with the festive season upon us the streets of Istanbul come alive, enjoy our tour of the city visiting the infamous blue mosque and Aya Sophia. Shop in the Grand Bazaar and the stunning markets with in the old city. Celebrate Christmas morning with a Turkish Bath and relax on the Bosphorus. 6 wonderful days of Christmas.

TOUR ROUTE

Istanbul

TOUR HOTELS

We have selected the central 5 star Hotels in Istanbul. Feel the comfort of a 5 star stay

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Covered Bazaar, Turkish Bath, Bosphorus Cruise.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
• 5 nights at hotel in Istanbul
• 5 open buffet breakfast
• Turkish Bath in Istanbul
• Istanbul City Tour
• Shopping Tour
• Bosphorus Cruise
• Christmas Party with Turkish cuisine Turkish show
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
• Return Airport transfer

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• International flights
• Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
• Insurance: All types.

Day 1 - Istanbul - 22nd December 2015

Meet at theairport Transfer toyour hotel.
You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul.
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, extra supplement will apply.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - 23rd December 2015 (Breakfast included)

Pickup at 08:30am from your hotel for 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 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 Izniktiles.

HIPPODROME- Ancient Hippodrome, thescene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze
Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

Lunch break at 13:00pm (at your own expense).
After the lunch, we will then take you to the SPICE BAZAAR (EgyptianBazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.

The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Shopping Tour - 24th December 2015 (Breakfast included)

Shopping Tour - 29th December 2015 (Breakfast included)
Christmas Eve and it's a chance for some last minute Christmas gifts, or even to treat yourself.

We will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

We will then visit the GRAND COVER 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 hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copper ware, brass ware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

Enjoy a big xmas feast of rich Turkish cuisine and party the night away with your new friends.

Day 4 - Christmas Day& Turkish Bath - 25th December 2015

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Merry Christmas!
We start our morning with a Hamam, that's the word for the Turkish bath and is surely an unforgettable part of your holiday and the best way to start Christmas day. Receive a pummeling from head to toe, let the expert scrub of all those dead cells, relax and drift away.

Late afternoon, we start our Christmas celebrations, and yes, Santa will visit you at the Hotel, the festive atmosphere is in there. You will definitely have a Christmas night to remember.

Enjoy a big Christmas feast of rich Turkish cuisine and party the night a way with your new friends with Turkish live music.

Day 5 - Bosphorus Cruise - 26th December 2015 (Breakfast included)

We have a leisurely start this morning with departure of 13:00. Bosphorus Cruise: 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- 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.

BEYLERBEYI PALAS - The summer residence of ottoman sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE- unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).

Day 6 - End of your Tour - 27th December 2015 (Breakfast included)

After breakfast, check out from your hotel, transfer to the airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Have a safe trip back home!

END OF TOUR.

Best Price Guaranteed

6 Days – Christmas Holiday Istanbul - Fixed Departure

Tour Start Date: 22 December 2015
Tour End Date: 27 December 2015

Adult Rate (12 years old & up):
Single Room from USD 895 approx. AED 3289 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 719 approx. AED 2645 per person
Triple Room from USD 699 approx. AED 2565 per person

Children Rate:
6-11 years old, 65 % charges will apply per adult fare
2-5 years old, 40% charges will apply per adult fare
Below 2 years old, Free of Charges
Maximum 2 kids below 11 per room

HOTEL LIST - ISTANBUL
5 Star Barcelo Eresin Topkapi Hotel or similar

Remarks:

* Packages are subject to availability.
* Rates are subject to change upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.

6  Days / 5 Nights New Year Party Istanbul

5 Nights / 6 Days New Year Party Istanbul

Highlights: New Year’s Eve is simply electric in Istanbul. The streets, the bars and clubs enhanced by the atmosphere of the New Year. Perfect!! Our tour will take you through out the streets of the old city. Through the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia, Shop for those post-Christmas bargains in the heart of Istanbul visit the Grand Bazaar, Spice Markets and cruise the Bosphorus. Wine and Dine before partying all night in the vibrancy of Istanbul.

TOUR ROUTE

Istanbul

TOUR HOTELS

We have selected the central 5 star Hotels in Istanbul. Feel the comfort of a 5 star stay

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Topkapi Palace , Hippodrome , Blue Mosque , Grand Covered Bazaar , Bosphorus Cruise

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES

• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
• 5 nights hotel in Istanbul
• 5 open buffer breakfast at the hotel
• Big New Year Party with Turkish food, Turkish Show and free local drinks
• Guided Istanbul City Tour
• Guided Bosphorus Cruise
• Guided Shopping Tour
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
• Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
• Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
• Return airport transfer

EXCLUDED SERVICES

• International flights
• Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
• Insurance: All types.

Day 1

Istanbul - 27th December 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. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2

Istanbul City Tour - 28th December 2015 (Breakfast included)
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.

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.

Lunch break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to 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.

The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.
Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3

Shopping Tour - 29th December 2015 (Breakfast included)
Christmas Eve and it's a chance for some last minute Christmas gifts, or even to treat yourself.

We will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen.

We will then visit the GRAND COVER 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 hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copper ware, brass ware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

Enjoy a big xmas feast of rich Turkish cuisine and party the night away with your new friends.

Day 4

Bosphorus Cruise - 30th December 2015 (Breakfast included)
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.

BOSPHORUS ON BOAT: 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: 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.

BEYLERBEYI PALAS: The summer residence of ottoman sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE: unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).

Day 5

New Year's Eve - 31st December 2015 (Breakfast included)

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Istanbul before your New Year's Eve celebrations start. The whole of Istanbul is electric on this night and everyone is out to celebrate.

At 19:00 we will meet in the foyer of the Hotel and taken out to one of our Favourite restaurants in Istanbul. You will enjoy traditional Turkish food and free local drinks between 9-11.30 while you are entertained by the live Music.

We will celebrate into the New Year until 2am, when you can keep partying or be taken back to the Hotel with your guide. This will truly be a night to remember.

Day 6

New Years Day - 01st January 2016 (Breakfast included)

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016!

After breakfast check out from your hotel, transfer to the airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and Have a safe trip back!

END OF TOUR.

Best Price Guaranteed

6 Days – New Year Party Istanbul - Fixed Departure

Tour Start Date: 27 December 2015
Tour End Date: 01 January 2016

Adult Rate (12 years old & up):
Single Room from USD 895 approx. AED 3289 per person
Double/Twin Room from USD 679 approx. AED 2495 per person
Triple Room from USD 652 approx. AED 2395 per person

Children Rate:
6-11 years old, 65 % charges will apply per adult fare
2-5 years old, 40% charges will apply per adult fare
Below 2 years old, Free of Charges
Maximum 2 kids below 11 per room

HOTEL LIST - ISTANBUL
5 star BARCELO ERESIN TOPKAPI HOTEL

Remarks:

* Packages are subject to availability.
* Rates are subject to change upon final confirmation.
* Terms and conditions apply.

If you are interested to book, please send us an inquiry.