Turkey Tulips - Leisure Holidays

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From RM5,827 / per person for 9 nights
Explore the colourful city of Turkey.

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Summary

MUSLIM TOUR

From ancient history and fascinating landscapes, to magical cities and delicious food, experience the many facets to captivating Turkey on an in-depth journey from Istanbul to Bolu, via Bursa. Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Konya. Cappadocia and Ankara. In April, the cold grey days of winter make way for the bright colours of spring when over 11 million tulips blossom in the parks and streets of Istanbul. 

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Itinerary

Flight

Return Flight Ticket by Saudi Arabian Airlines including 23kg baggage allowance.

Kuala Lumpur - Jeddah depart at 1930, arrive at 2340 next day
Jeddah - Istanbul depart at 0630, arrive at 1025

Istanbul - Jeddah depart at 1500, arrive at 1850
Jeddah - Kuala Lumpur depart at 2020, arrive at 1010 next day

Sightseeing

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur - Jeddah - Istanbul (Meals On Board)

Assemble and meet our Tour Manager at KLIA. Accompany by our Tour Manager, board a night flight to Istanbul via Jeddah.


Day 2: Arrive Istanbul - Bursa (Lunch / Dinner)

Upon arrival Istanbul, visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Proceed to visit the Blue Mosque-Sultan Ahmet Mosque. Then visit Topkapi Palace – the seat of the Ottoman Empire, after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today, a museum palace with a wide collection of Kitchen wares and Porcelains, Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Courtyards, Holy Relics etc. After lunch, depart to Eskihisar and embark on a ferryboat to Yalova enjoying the countryside drive to Bursa (around 2,5 hours). Check-in hotel in Bursa for dinner and overnight in Tiara Thermal Hotel 4* or similar.


Day 3: Bursa - Kusadasi (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Following breakfast, we will visit Grand Mosque, Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum and the Silk Market where time will be allocated to shop for local souvenirs. After lunch, drive to Kusadasi. Visit Turkish Delight & Olive Oil Outlet center . Free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Marina Hotel 4* or similar.


Day 4: Kusadasi - Pamukkale (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Following breakfast, we drive to Selcuk to visit Ephesus as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Temple of Artemis (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity) and the Basilica of St. John from a distance, followed by lunch in the township of Selcuk. After lunch we will visit the famous local production center for leather garments whereby after a live Fashion Show time will be allocated for shopping. Drive to Pamukkale, which known as Cotton Castle. Visit Pamukkale, where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins Free time for walking on terraces. Then visit the ruins of Ancient City of Hierapolis. Enjoy Thermal Spa at hotel. Dinner and overnight in Tripolis Hotel 4* or similar.

 

Day 5: Pamukkale - Konya - Cappadocia (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Following breakfast, we will drive to Cappadocia. Lunch will be enroute before arriving in Konya. Konya was the center of the Seljuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum, we will continue to Cappadocia Cappadocia which is considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world with its surrealistic geological creation. Visit Oresin Caravanserai, an 13th century outstanding example of the Inns used by traders during the Silk Road. Dinner and overnight in Cave Hotel Cappadocia, Best Western Cave Hotel 4* or similar.


Day 6: Cappadocia (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Today we visit one of the Underground City where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Picture stops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery work shop . Then visit Dervent Valley & Pasabag Valley which has unique volcanic formations. Stop by local carpet weaving cooperative to see hand-made Turkish carpets. Dinner and overnight in Best Western Cave Hotel 4* or similar.


Day 7: Cappadocia - Ankara - Bolu (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Depart for Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Visit Salt Lake on the way. After lunch, visit the Ataturk Mausoleum – the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – Father of modern Turkey. The architecture of the mausoleum is a mix of different styles that represent the various Anatolian civilizations. Transfer to Bolu for dinner and overnight in Soylu Hotel 4* or similar.


Day 8: Bolu - Istanbul (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival have lunch in local restaurant. Then visit Tulip Garden. The tulips begin to bloom around the end of March or beginning of April, depending on the weather. They bloom for several weeks and may delight the eye and the spirit for nearly a month. The tulip is one of Istanbul's traditional symbols. Dinner and overnight in Grand Anka Hotel 4* or similar.


Day 9&10: Istanbul - Jeddah - Kuala Lumpur (Breakfast / Meals On Board)

Free until transfer time. Then, transfer to airport to catch your flight back to Kuala Lumpur via Jeddah. Home sweet home!

Airport Transfer

Airport transfer as per itinerary

Accommodation

7 nights hotel accommodation.
Extras

Included Extras

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On-Trip Transport

As per itinerary

Meals

21 Meals as per itinerary - 7 breakfast, 7 lunch & 7 dinner

Travel Insurance & Travel Kit

Travel Insurance & Travel Kit included

Tour Manager

Service of local Tour Manager.

Tour Director

An expert Tour Director

Optional Extras

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