Turkey is our first international tour and therefore very special to us. We take you to popular places like Capadoccia and Pammukale, but the real essence of this trip is the North East. Trabzon and Uzungol will show you a very different Turkey, one where tourism is still not very commercial. We cover both the coasts of Turkey in this tour.

Departures

April - May 
October - November 

Days 9 Nights / 10 Days
From Istanbul To Istanbul
Tour Departures

05 Nov 2024 to 14 Nov 2024

Tour Cost

INR 95,000 + EUR 1,900

Single Supplement Cost

Will be updated soon

Includes
  • Accommodation
  •  Airfare (International & Internal)
  • Transfers in a Private Coach
  • Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Travel Insurance
Excludes
  • Visa
  • Lunches
  • Portage
  • Laundry and any other personal expenses
  • 5% GST + 5% TCS
Direct Joining Cost

Will be updated soon

Night Stay

Kusadasi (1N) | Pamukkale (1N) | Cappadocia (2N) | Trabzon (2N) | Uzungol (1N) | Istanbul (2N)

Booking Procedure

Step 1 -  Advance of INR 70,000 + Euro 500+ 5% GST + 5% TCS together with a copy of your Passport and Pan Card, at the time of booking.
Step 2 -  1st Instalment of EUR 1000 + 5% GST + 5% TCS, 60 days before the tour departure date.
Step 3 - The balance payment of INR and EUR + 5% GST + 5% TCS along with the visa fee has to be paid at least 30 days before the tour departure. 
**Tour cost is subject to change at the time of booking. 

Cancellation Policies

Under any other circumstances other than government or flight restrictions, the following charges will be considered as a cancellation fee.
59 - 30 days** before the tour departure / before the issuance of the visa 100% of the advance and the first installment.
29 - 16 days before the tour departure / after the issuance of the visa, 50% of the total tour cost.
Less than 15 days until before the tour departure 100% of the total tour cost. 

**This clause is applicable even before this period if the flight tickets are issued.

Note for Solo Travellers:
In the event of us not being able to find a partner for you, we shall bear half of your single occupancy cost.
  • Mumbai - Istanbul - Izmir - Kusadasi | Flight: 1h30 Drive: 1h30

    Arrive in Istanbul and connect with the flight to the port city of Izmir. Drive down to Kusadasi and check in to your hotel later in the afternoon. The rest of the evening is free to explore the beautiful coast. Dinner and overnight stay in Kusadasi.

  • Kusadasi - Ephesus - Pammukale | Drive: 190 km 3h

    After an early breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to visit Ephesus the most well-preserved Roman sight in Turkey. Explore the ancient city with its library, amphitheatre, etc. Later proceed to Pammukale. On arrival visit the calcium pools and the famous cotton castles of this region. Later, check in to our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Pammukale - Konya - Cappadocia | Drive: 500 km 10h

    Today's journey is a long one, so we will depart at 7.30 am and proceed to Konya first. Konya is a seat of the famous Rumi Mevlana. We will visit his tomb and the museum. Later, drive to Cappadocia, the geographical center of Turkey.

  • Cappadocia

    Those who want to explore the beautiful colours of the valley from the sky can opt for the hot air balloon ride (optional) early in the morning. Later after breakfast, we will visit the prime attractions of this region which would include Kaymakli (underground city), and Goreme open-air museum to see the most ancient rock churches painted with frescoes.

  • Cappadocia - Ankara – Trabzon | Drive 4h30m Flight: 1h30m

    We will set off for our drive to Ankara. Enroute pass the Tuz gol (Salt Lake). On arrival in Ankara, we will visit the Mausoleum of Ataturk, dedicated to the father of Turkey and learn about how he laid the foundations of this great country. Later proceed to the airport to board the flight to the Black Sea coastal city of Trabzon.

  • Trabzon - Uzungol | Drive: 120 km 5h

    After breakfast, we will drive on the scenic coastal road which later heads to the beautiful landscape on our way to Uzungol. On the way we will pass by Suremene, which makes the most popular and high-quality knives, we will stop in this town to buy some sharp ones. We will also visit Rize, the tea capital of Turkey. Later we will proceed to Uzungol. It is a lake at an altitude of 1090 meters and surrounded by picturesque forests and wooden houses. Dinner and overnight stay in Uzungol.

  • Uzungol - Trabzon | Drive 120 km 5h

    After breakfast, we will drive to Trabzon. We will visit Tea Factory. Later visit Sumela Monastery. Dinner and overnight stay in Trabzon.

  • Trabzon - Istanbul | Flight: 1h30m

    After a leisurely breakfast, board the flight to Istanbul. On arrival we will check in at the hotel in the heart of the city, later we will proceed to take the Bosphorus Cruise and cross the famous bridge connecting the two continents. After the cruise, we will shop at the traditional Spice Bazaar. Dinner and overnight stay in Istanbul.

  • Istanbul

    Today we will visit the Dolmabache Palace (Optional), where Ataturk, The Father of Turks used to live, later we will head to the charming Taksim square and then head to visit the world’s largest covered market - the Grand Bazaar, and see the view of the city from Galata Tower.

  • Istanbul – Mumbai | Flight: 6h30m

    In the morning, check out and proceed to visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Basilica Cistern and later enjoy on your own. After lunch, we will depart to board our flight back to Mumbai.

  • In our tour, we visit the remote North East of the country to experience the Alpine scenery with tea-growing hills, dotted with beautiful lakes. Tourism is still not developed in this region making it a peaceful place to discover.

  • We offer three internal flights on this tour making this a unique way of exploring the length and breadth of the country in the most competent time possible. Our Turkey itinerary like any other tour is not rushed and we give plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings.

  • Although you can carry 23 kgs check-in luggage on the international flight, only 15 kgs are allowed on domestic flights.

  • The Pistachios and the dry fruits of Turkey are the best in the world. The leather and the carpet industry is also booming. Turkish cotton is famous for its thread count too. There are a lot of souvenirs to be bought also.

  • Spring (April - May) and Autumn (Oct - Nov) is the best time to go to the country. The temperatures are pleasant all throughout.

DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Current Passport (Validity more than six months) and Latest old passport (If Available)
  2. (3) recent photos, Size 2.5 X 2.5 inch with white background, Matt finish, (70-80% face with the ears clearly visible)
  3. Completely filled online form signed by the applicant.
  4. Covering Letter addressed to “To, The Consul General, Turkish Consulate, Mumbai”
  5. Original updated bank statement last 6 months (Balance should be minimum INR 1,00,000/- or more Per Person)
  6. 03 years IT Paper / Form 16.
  7. If Employed: Leave sanction letter / No-Objection Certificate on company letterhead & 03 Months Salary Slip.
  8. Xerox Copy of Credit Card (if Available)
  9. If Self-employed need his business letterhead for covering letter purpose. Company Registration copy / Partnership Deed / Company Memorandum. Company Bank Statement Last 6 Month and 3yrs IT Paper.
  10. If retired need proof of retirement.
  11. For out Station Passport: 02 address proofs like Aadhar card, Electricity Bill, MTNL Bill.
  12.   Applicant if Divorced then need Divorce paper’s copy and if Widow/Widower then spouse’s death   certificate copy.
  13.  Marriage Certificate (if married and passport do not contain spouse name)
  14.  If Student: Bonafide Certificate/School or College ID
  15. Travel Insurance
  16. If applicant is INFANT then NOC from parents is required on Stamp paper of Rs. 100/-

Note:   If applicant holds Valid USA/UK/Schengen Visa, above documents are not required.

The Embassy reserves the right to request additional information/documents and, if deemed necessary, to interview the applicant.

Visa Note:

Our management team will do its best to ensure you acquire your visa in time, but we hold no responsibility if due to any unforeseen circumstances, your visa application gets rejected or is kept on hold till departure resulting in the cancellation of your tour. In this case:

The tour cost will be non-refundable and cancellation charges will be applicable.

Additional costs for re-application of visa and consulate visits outside Mumbai will be charged.

Additional costs will be charged for changes in the tour itinerary due to any visa issues.

 

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