Overview

Istanbul's strategic location has attracted many marauding armies over the centuries. The Greeks, Romans and Venetians took turns ruling before the Ottomans stormed into town and decided to stay – physical reminders of their various tenures are found across the city. The fact that the city straddles two continents wasn't its only drawcard – it was the final stage on the legendary Silk Road linking Asia with Europe, and many merchants who came here liked it so much that they, too, decided to stay. In so doing, they gave the city a cultural diversity that it retains to this day.

Inclusion

  • Economy group ticket on Turkish Airlines
  • Hotels in 4 and 5 star category
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as stated in the itinerary

Exclusion

  1. Airport taxes and Airline Surcharges
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. Meals/Drinks not stated in the itinerary
  4. Optional Tours
  5. Phone Calls & Laundry Services

Inclusion

  • Economy group ticket on Turkish Airlines
  • Hotels in 4 and 5 star category
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as stated in the itinerary

Package Itinerary

DAY 1 - SINGAPORE <> ISTANBUL

  • Assemble at T1 for your flight on Turkish Airlines TK55 to Istanbul. Meals on Board

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL - BURSA (B/L/D)

  • Arrive at 6.30am in Istanbul. Met upon arrival breakfast in local restaurant and depart for Bursa. 
    • Bursa which was the first capital city of Ottomans is a region full of various Islamic Relics ( Mosques,Madrasahs etc. )The city is usually known as "Green Bursa" because of its lush vegetation and the vast forests which provide fresh air.
    • Bursa is famous for textiles and other industries.. Bursa has also spiritual importance because early Ottoman Sultans are buried there. The Ulu Mosque and Green Mosque reflect the style of Great Ottoman Empire .
    • The rich merchants of Silk Road have contributed wealth to this site
      leaving remarkable heritage. Koza Han is well-known for silk production so it differs from Grand Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel in Bursa and Overnight.

DAY 3 - BURSA - KUSADASI (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast Departure to Ephesus, a Greco-Roman city very well preserved in Asia Minor, which once had a population of 250,000 inhabitants and monopolized the wealth of the Middle East. It keeps treasures as the impressive Roman Theater that housed more than 25,000 spectators, the magnificent Library of Celsus (third largest library in the ancient world, the Temple of Hadrian and the Marble Street.

  • We will watch a lovely leather fashion show. Turkish leather production goes back to 12th century and leather tanning is one example of the diverse and traditional turkish handcraft.

  • Overnight in Kusadas?

  • FOR WINTER GROUP
    After breakfast Departure to Uludag mountain and free time on snow and after lunch departure to Kusdas?. Overnight in Kusadasi

DAY 4 - KUSADASI - PAMUKKALE (B/L/D)

  • After breakfast , we depart for Pamukkale (Cotton Castle).
  • Visit the extensive ruins of Hierapolis & Necropolis – known for its thermal baths and health centre.
  • Thereafter, see “Cotton Castle” or Pamukkale's magical and unique terraces & castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs.
  • Enjoy your overnight stay in Pamukkale Thermal Hotel.

DAY 5 - PAMUKKALE - KONYA - CAPPADOCIA (B/L/D)

  • Today, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the

    cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes.
  • Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religious are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.

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DAY 6 - CAPPADOCIA  (B/L/D)

  • Early this morning just before your breakfast, if you are ready for some excitement, you may consider
    trying out the possible optional Hot Air Balloon experience.
  • Then after breakfast at the hotel, visit Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians, witness their ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms all within this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways.
  • Next, do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and work of local hand-made crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course.
  • Thereafter, make a visit to the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum, to explore the unusual troglodyte dwellings, remains of the early churches comprising of complicated rooms hollowed out of the cones of volcanic ash and decorated with scratched frescoes.
  • Photo-stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasyland of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to their local Cave House and Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilimak (Red River).
  • After dinner, a fascinating Belly Dancing and Folkdance performances awaits you.

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DAY 7 - CAPPADOCIA - ANKARA - ISTANBUL (B/L/D)

  • This morning, drives pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing Highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum.

  • After lunch depart for Istanbul.

 

DAY 8 - ISTANBUL   (B/L/D)

  • Visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Today, it is a museum palace with a wide

    collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures.
  • After lunch, visit Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. Admire its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles.
  • Next, view the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, consisting of 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is the site where chariot races took place in the past.
  • You will also visit Hagia Sophia Museum, a must-see attraction due to its religious and architectural significance.
  • Dinner and overnight.

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DAY 9 - ISTANBUL   (B)

  • After breakfast at the hotel. Our visits today starts with BOSPHORUS TOUR. We will navigate the Bosphorus strait that separates Europe and Asia continents, in which 60,000 ships pass annually. From the boat we can see a wonderful view of the strait with its palaces, forts and summer houses.

  • After the boat tour we will continue to the Spice Market, built in the seventeenth century, with typical products like pashmina, saffron, spices (seasonings), dried fruits, teas, treats, perfumes and more!

  • Visit the famous Grand Bazaar which is a covered market of the fifteenth century, consisting of 5000 stores, and is considered one of the first shopping centers in the world. 

  • Dinner in Asian restaurant and then drive to airport for your flight to Singapore.

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DAY 10 - SINGAPORE  - Arrive Singapore with lots of souvenirs for your loved ones

 

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON

TWIN

TRIPLE

CHILD TWIN

CHILD WITH BED

CHILD NO BED

S$1779

S$1729

S$1479

S$1349

S$1269

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS :

  1. NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF S$500 PER PARTICIPANT UPON BOOKING

  2. BALANCE PAYMENT 1 MONTH BEFORE DEPARTURE DATE

  3. VISA FEE(IF APPLICABLE-SINGAPOREANS DO NOT NEED VISA)

  4. IF PAYMENT BY NETS, THERE WILL BE A 1% SURCHARGE

  5. ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS

  6. MINIMUM GROUP SIZE IS 20 PARTICIPANTS

 

Inclusion

  • Economy group ticket on Turkish Airlines
  • Hotels in 4 and 5 star category
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Lunch and Dinner as stated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as stated in the itinerary

Exclusion

  1. Airport taxes and Airline Surcharges
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. Meals/Drinks not stated in the itinerary
  4. Optional Tours
  5. Phone Calls & Laundry Services