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  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
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  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022
  • 16 Day Christmas New Year Tour Program 2022

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Duration
16 days
Tour languages
English
Guiding type
Fully guided
Group size
1 - 45
Hygiene protocol
Included
Budget Class
Luxury
Physical Rating
Relaxing
Suitable ages
0 - 99
Pickup Location
Istanbul
Dropoff Location
Istanbul
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Tour overview

We have created a unique Christmas and New Year Holiday Route including 9 nights in a 5-star hotel that starts from Istanbul which has outstanding streets, historical places with a magnificent atmosphere on Christmas, Kusadası is the next step that will be waiting for you with an admirable sea view, rich open buffet, and drinks (unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic)… For Christmas Celebrations and new year’s eve parties, 7 of the best destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Canakkale, Pergamon, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya, and Cappadocia are come together. Please have a look at this Christmas tour package to have a glamorous time during Christmas Holiday in Turkey that you can arrange and book as a group or privately. To have fun, travel around and meet with new people, do not miss out on our special program for Christmas.  

Itinerary

Upon our arrival at Istanbul International Airport, your guide will meet, assist and transfer you to the hotel. Istanbul was the capital city of the East Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire. Also, it is one of the most fascinating cities around the world which crosses two continents; Europe and Asia. It is a city of a mixture of museums, bazaars, minarets, mosques, churches, palaces, and restaurants catering to everyone’s taste and the destination of more than 7 million tourists annually from all cultures.

Overnight in Istanbul.  

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

After breakfast, we have Istanbul City Tour. Our first visit will be to 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. Then we will visit Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque. Across from Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, it was 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 to 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.

Lunch break at 1:00 pm. After lunch, TravelShop Group will take you to the Asil Efendi 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-natural olive oil, soaps, and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores.

 

Please Note:

1.    Please do not forget to carry a headscarf with you for the visit to religious places such as Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.

2.     If you wish to join our optional activity of Cappadocia Hor Air Ballooning for tomorrow, please contact your guide and register because it will take place early the next morning.


VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

A new day, new destinations… The day starts with an Ozkonak Underground city visit that was built in Idis Mountain where volcanic granite-made tuff layers are quite dense and the galleries are connected by tunnels. The Goreme Open Air Museum will be the following destination that can be said that it is the heart of Cappadocia. The region was Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1985 and it hides the churches of Durmuş Kadir, Yusuf Koç, El Nazar, Saklı, Meryem Ana (Virgin Mary) Kılıçlar, Tokalı, and Dark churches. Plus Convent of Monks and Nuns, Chapel of St Basil, and St. Barbara can be seen either with lots of captivating church interior paintings that have reached today. With a few minutes’ walk, Cavusin will be waiting for you and you can explore The Christians who created living spaces for themselves in the fairy chimneys of those fleeing the oppression of the Romans. Lunch will be in Avanos which is the home of pottery dating way back to the Hittites. There will be a workshop visit and shopping chances here that can’t be missed. Love Valley and Devrent Valley that you can see the symbols of Cappadocia Three Beauties. This tour will end approximately at 18.00 and overnight in Cappadocia.

Please Note: Our guests who are wishing to experience the Hot Air Balloon Tour will be picked up from the hotel at about 05:30 by sunrise. On the Hot Air Balloon, the sunrise over splendid fairy chimneys and valleys can be watched. The flight will last about 1 hour and end with a champagne celebration on the land.


VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

A great breakfast first for energy and arrive at Konya about 2.5 hours drive with a coffee break. Lunch will be in Konya. Mevlana Museum and the striking green-tiled mausoleum of Mevlana will take you to the peaceful world of the Sufi sect known as Whirling Dervishes. Arrive in Pamukkale at around 18:30 and overnight. 

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Around 8:00 the tour will move to the world-famous marvel of calcite travertines to Pamukkale. Before walking or swimming in Pamukkale’s travertine pools we will have a lunch break around 13:30. Walking around white calcium terraces and the ruins of Hierapolis, lying in the natural, hot springs waters will renew your body. The region at the same time has well-known textile products that and there will be an outlet shopping chance. At approximately 18.30 we will be on the way back. Overnight in Kusadası.


Tonight you will have a Christmas night that is going to be a remarkable one. The stupendous open buffet, drinks (unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic) plus an amazing sea and city lights view will accompany you. Enjoy this great Turkish cuisine feast that is specially prepared for the New Year party, dance with your new friends with Turkish live music by our DJ. Santa will not forget your gift box, to make you remember Turkey. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

Merry Christmas! Today is at your leisure for celebrating your holiday and taking your day as easy. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, soft drinks, and Christmas Eve Party included)

Ephesus is a 9000 years old city that houses the biggest temple dedicated to Artemis is The Artemision which is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. This guided tour will focus the Curetes street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library, Grand theatre House of the Virgin Mary with details in this outstanding example of a Roman port city. Lunch break around 13:00. The next visit will be to one of the oldest handicrafts of Turkey; a carpet weaving center. By leaving the colorful, handmade carpets behind we will move to Isa Bey Mosque in Seljuk that is reflecting all the features of Turkish architecture in the Anatolian Principalities period with its asymmetrical structure and Seljuk tiles decorated domes. In addition, it bears the imprint of the Umayyad mosque which is also known as one of the largest and oldest mosques around the earth in Damascus. According to the belief, The seven Sleepers who are the first Christians in Ephesus and running from Emperor Decius have visited here. Overnight in Kusadasi

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

Kusadası is a great place to visit because of its numerous historical and natural treasures. After a good breakfast, Sirince will be on the target. It is an old-style, well-preserved Greek village that has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. In Sirince we will visit the vineyards and learn to make fruit wine with Turkish winemakers plus there will be Turkish coffee and Turkish Delight tasting breaks. On the way, we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to buy leather goods at good rates. This tour will end at approximately 16.30 and you will be returned to your hotel. Your hotel in Kusadasi is all-inclusive. Overnight in Kusadasi

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

The day is yours. Today you can enjoy the sunshine and take in the views and natural magnificent beach & crystal clear sea and explore the city, shop in the local markets, relax on the hotel or enjoy one of the many day trips you can choose. Here is some advice that may inspire you: Quad Safari,

or city tour…

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

The day is yours. You can spend time in the hotel or join for activities such as Suv Offroad Safari, cooking, or aquapark tour…

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

The day is yours. In Kusadasi, you can always find something to do, somewhere to go or something to taste… Today you may join for daily activities; Boat Cruise or Turkish night show… Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

Tonight you will have a New Year night that is going to be a remarkable one. The stupendous open buffet, drinks (unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic) plus an amazing sea and city lights view will accompany you. Enjoy this great Turkish cuisine feast that is specially prepared for the New Year party, dance with your new friends with Turkish live music by our DJ. Santa will not forget your gift box, to make you remember Turkey.

Plus for the day you can join an optional Horse Safari. Overnight in Kusadasi. 

VISITED PLACES

(All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included)

Happy New Year! Today is at your leisure for celebrating your holiday and taking your day as easy. Getting lost in bubbles with a Turkish Bath can take the tiredness of the New Year’s fun Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

We depart at 08:30 and drive 3 hours to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00 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 center at its time. Bergamo is a famous city for its jewelry, stones, and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewelry center for 30 minutes. Then it will take 2 hours to arrive Troy. You will see an amazing archeological and mythological ancient city: Troy, where the mythological Trojan battle war takes place. Overnight in Çanakkale.  

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast and Lunch included)

At 08:30 am we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battlefields. Kabatepe Museum is the first place that will be visited which has a rich weapon, photograph, and garment collection that was used by soldiers during Gallipoli Campagne.

 

Ari Burnu Cemetery will be next which was built for the soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, India, and Malta that lost their lives during WW1 in Gallipoli Campaign. Anzac Cove, Beach Cemetery, Lone Pine, and Chunuck Bair are on the list where the most intense struggles have occurred. While listening to their sad stories you may feel the cruelty of the war again.  After the tour 3 Hours drive to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.


VISITED PLACES

(Open buffet breakfast included)

After breakfast, this remarkable tour ends. Until we meet on another exceptional travel hope the best for you. Thanks for traveling with TravelShop Booking.

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Routes

Included

2 Night hotel in Istanbul - Ramada by Wyndham Istanbul Golden Horn

2 Nights hotel in Cappadocia - 4 Star Troia Tusan Hotel

1 Night hotel in Pamukkale - 5 Star Infinity By Yelken

9 Nights hotel in Kusadasi with All meals, alcohol, and soft drinks included - 5 Star Pam Thermal Hotel

1 Night hotel in Canakkale - EL-Puente Cave Hotel

NOTE : If this hotel list is not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange a similar (another) hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost. 

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Domestic flight from Cappadocia to Istanbul

Professional English - speaking tour guides

Christmas Eve Party with a meal and unlimited local alcoholic drinks

New Year’s Eve Party with unlimited local alcoholic drinks

13 Dinners

9 Lunches

Meal Plan as mentioned in the itinerary

All airport transfer services mentioned inside the itinerary

Arrival airport transfer to Istanbul airport

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle

Return Airport transfer


Guided Istanbul City Tour

Guided Cappadocia Tour with Underground City and Goreme Open Air Museum

Guided Konya Mevlana Tour

Guided Pamukkale Tour

Guided Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Seven Sleepers Tour

Guided Turkish Village Sirince Tour

Guided Gallipoli Tour

Guided Troy Tour - Pergamon

Guided Pergamon Tour

Guided Troy Tour

Guided Gallipoli Tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Local taxes

City tax

THINGS TO BE CHECKED PRIOR THE TOUR;

Please check the information below before your departure

1- International Flight Tickets

2- Tour itinenary

3- Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.

4- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)

5- Passport Validation Terms

6- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )

7- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process

8- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services

9- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny

10- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

Insurance: All types

Available On 2nd Day - Cappadocia Turkish Night Show

Available On 3th Day - Cappadocia Hot Air Balloning

Available On 5th Day - Pamukkale Tandem Paragliding

Available On 5th Day - Pamukkale Hot Air Balloning

Insurance: All types

Turkey entry visa

Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section

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There are 5 kinds of Credits:

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  • d. %2 Guest Credit; you gain it when you become a member by someone else’s invitation,
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TravelShop Booking Credits can be collected and spent within certain rules as a discount for its products

  • 1. It is not liquidity and can never be converted into cash. It can only be used as a means of payment within the rules defined in the system.
  • 2. Travelshopbooking credits can not be transferred to others.
  • 3. 1 Credit is equal to 1 € (for USD please check the exchange rates).
  • 4. Every member receives 20 € Welcome Credits regardless of how they joined the system.
  • 5. Any kind of credit can not be used on the first bookings. You can use them on your second and next bookings as a discount.
  • 6. Travelshopbooking can arrange campaigns about gaining and spending Credits at certain times and keep the right to change the rules of the campaigns.
  • 7. Above the campaigns and conditions link, you can learn more about current campaigns and conditions.
  • 8. All the Credits have to be used within the next year from the first booking. Unused credits are automatically deleted from the system after 1 year.
  • 9. Only travelshopbooking.com members can collect and use credits.
  • 10. The credits are assigned to your account after your first booking on the system. They can be used as a discount starting with your second and next bookings.
  • 11. Each product/tour listed in our online store, has its own credit. Credits have been shown in the price information section on the right side of the product detail page. Every product that has been ordered earns you credits equal to the quantity of your order. So as you shop, your credit will increase.
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  • 14. You will be earning 1% credit on every booking.
  • 15. Credits are valid for one year after they are given.
  • 16. Every and each shopping/booking can use only one kind of credit at a time.

How does the invitation system work?

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  5. • New members gain 2% guest credit at the end of this process automatically.
  6. • Book your next trip.
  7. • Click the "Use Your Wallet" section on the paying stage and use your credits.

Attention:

  1. • Invitation credits cannot be earned by married couples, parents, and children, or those who live together and are younger than 18 years old. No problem with the cousins, co-workers, second-degree relatives, and else…
  2. • As mentioned on the main page 'Lowest Price Guarantee’ section, if you find a better price for the same services within 24 hours of booking, the difference is refunded as a credit to your account.

Travelshopbooking holds the right to cancel travel credit if suspected of any abuse, gaming, or misuse that is contrary to the principles of all kinds of Credit programs.

Regards.