• 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour
  • 12 Day Turkey And Bulgaria Special Tour

Tour overview

First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Turkey, and historical sites to visit in Bulgaria

Itinerary

Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul’s original name is Byzantium then Constantinople. It is a most fascinating city, which actually crosses two continents Europe and Asia. It is a city of amalgamation of bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to every one’s taste, museums, customs and twelve million people. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul
(Breakfast included) Our journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Today we discover the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures of Istanbul. We visit Hippodrome and the Obelisk brought from Egypt. Then our next visit is the Blue Mosque with its six minarets. Visit 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. Afternoon we will visit the Topkapi Palace, which was the residence of the Ottoman sultans, with its fabulous treasure chambers. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the Grand Spice Bazaar, which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul
(Breakfast and Dinner included) After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Your tour consultant will give you final timing one day before. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See 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 its 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 (view from boat), Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosporus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALACE (view from boat), is the summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. After that we will then 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. Lunch break at the Turkish restaurant. After the lunch, 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.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Izmir Kusadasi
(Breakfast and Dinner included) After breakfast at 08.30, we depart from hotel for 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 13.00. After the lunch, we will visit a place, which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet-weaving center. After that, we will have a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince's construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will see 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. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick ups from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Today we depart for Pamukkale. Upon arrival to Pamukkale 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 hotel .Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Kusadasi
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) After breakfast, we depart for İzmir Airport for our domestic flight to Cappadocia. Transfer from Kayseri airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia Izmir Kusadasi
(Breakfast and Dinner included) After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pickups from hotel. Your tour consultant will give you final timing one day before. We will drive you to Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best-preserved Underground cities in Cappadocia. Than visit to 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 workshop, to see how to make potteries. Then you go to Love Valley. Love Valley Cappadocia is a hidden valley with scenic formations to say the least. Despite the resemblance to man hood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made. After Love Valley you visit another workshop to see Cappadocian handwoven carpets and kilims. Next stop is Devrent Valley, which is also called Imagination Valley, where you can see natural rock formations looking like animals. Last stop is Three Beauties, three beautiful fairy chimneys with their hats, which is the symbol of Cappadocia. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and you will be returned back to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia
(Breakfast included) Today, we depart for Kayseri airport for our domestic flight to Istanbul and then fly to Bulgaria Sofia. Arrive Sofia Airport and meet and greet with our office's English speaking representative who will transfer you to your Hotel. Guided sightseeing tour of Sofia including a visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda and St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, the Presidency, etc. Free time in the city center and main shopping area around Vitosha Boulevard. Optional evening panoramic tour “Sofia by night” and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Cappadocia Sofia
(Breakfast included) Departure for Plovdiv after breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Plovdiv including visit to the Old town - Ethnographic Museum, Roman Stadium, St. Constantine and Helena Church, etc. Visit to the Roman Theatre, which was built in the 2nd century AD under the rule of the Roman emperor Trajan and is nowadays considered to be the largest surviving Roman construction in Bulgaria. Drive to the village of Bachkovo. Visit to Bachkovo Monastery, which dates back to the 11th century and is one of the most important and well preserved Bulgarian monasteries. The monastery is known and appreciated for the unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture, united by the common faith. Upon request visit of Todoroff wine cellar in the village of Brestovitsa for a tour and wine-tasting. Drive back to Plovdiv. Overnight in Plovdiv.

VISITED PLACES

Plovdiv Sofia
(Breakfast included) Departure for Stara Zagora upon breakfast. Sightseeing tour in Stara Zagora – the Ancient Forum Augusta Trayana and the History Museum. Drive to Kazanlak. Visit to Kazanlak Thracian Tomb, which dates back to the 4th century BC and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its murals and paintings are Bulgaria’s best-preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period. Departure for Veliko Tarnovo via Shipka Pass. On the way stop for a visit of Etara open-air museum near the town of Gabrovo. The museum represents Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship. The park features typical Bulgarian Revival houses and tourists are able to see how locals use original old instruments in crafts such as woodcarving, pottery, coppersmith, needlework, etc. Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo in the evening. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo.

VISITED PLACES

Plovdiv Veliko Tarnovo
(Breakfast included) Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo - visit to the historical Tsarevets Hill, which served as a primary fortress of the capital town during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Drive to the village of Arbanassi, famous for its well-preserved 17th and 18th century churches and the typical Revival architecture of its houses. Drive back to Veliko Tarnovo and departure for Sofia. Overnight in Sofia.

VISITED PLACES

Sofia Veliko Tarnovo
(Breakfast included) If time permits - shopping tour in the city center. Transfer to the airport for your departure. 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 TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Sofia

Routes

Included

• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Golden Horn Hotel
• 3 nights’ hotel accommodation in Kusadasi - Comfort Ada Class Hotel
• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Cappadocia - Antique House Cave or Sura Hotel
• 2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Sofia - Ramada Sofia Hotel
• 1 night hotel accommodation in Plovdiv - Imperial Hotel
• 1 night hotel accommodation in Veliko Tarnovo - Tarnovo Gurko Hotel

PS: If This hotel list 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
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• Professional English - speaking tour guides
• 11 open buffet breakfasts
• 5 dinners
• Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Airport
• Airport transfer to Denizli Airport
• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
• Return Airport transfers
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• Guided Istanbul City Tour
• Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
• Guided Ephesus Tour
• Guided Sirince Village Tour and Wine tasting
• Guided Pamukkale Tour
• Guided Cappadocia Tour
• Guided Sightseeing Tour of Sofia
• Guided Sightseeing Tour of Plovdiv
• Guided Sightseeing Tour of Stara Zagora
• Guided Sightseeing Tour of Kazanlak
• Guided Sightseeing Tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi
• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Please check the information below before your departure
1- International & Domestic Flight Tickets
2- Covid-19 PCR Test
3- Tour Itinenary
4- Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc.
5- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
6- Passport Validation Terms
7- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa)
8- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
9- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any
11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

• International flights Istanbul to Sofia • Domestic flight from Istanbul to Izmir • Domestic flight from Denizli to Kayseri / Nevsehir • Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul • Please Note: 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.
• Insurance: All types
1001 Nights Dinner Show Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise Istanbul Evening panoramic tour ‘Sofia by night’ and dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances Visit of Todoroff wine cellar in the village of Brestovitsa for a tour and wine-tasting

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