JOYFUL TURKEY 2019

highlights

  • Travel with GEM TOURS serving since 1983.
  • World’s No. 1 Vegetarian Travel Brand.
  • World’s Richest and Wealthiest Tour Brand
  • Your Paid Tours are well SAFE, SOUND, SECURED with us
  • Pay for 3 Star and Avail services of 5 Star Hotels
  • Gigantic Buying power which enables clients to enjoy Mercedes S Class Service at the price of Maruti.
  • No. 1 Selling Company in India with the Guaranteed Departures around the Year.
  • Services of Tour Guide, Tour Manager, Indian Chef 
  • Great Culinary Experience of Inter-Continental Cuisines: Indian, Italian, Mexican, Lebanese, Chinese, Continental, Thai 
  • Enjoy Meals in the Banquets in the Same Hotel
  • Istanbul: 3 Nights stay covering City tour of Istanbul and Evening Bosphorus Cruise along with Belly Dance Show, Turkish Night Show with Unlimited Local Drinks and Enjoy Cable Car Ride.
  • Cappadocia: 2 Nights stay covering City tour of Cappadocia, Göreme Openair Museum, Avanos, Devrent Valley, Kaymakli Underground City 
  • Antalya: 2 Nights Stay Covering Orienatation Tour Visit Old Harbour, Kaleici, Hadrian Gaten and Waterfall Karpuzkaldiran and visit Perge. 
  • Kusadasi: 2 Night stay covering Orientation tour of Kusadasi visit Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary and Sirince Village. 
  • Pamukkale: 1 Night stay covering day Excursion to Hierapolis.

Itinerary

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Arrive/ Istanbul( DAY 1)
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Later proceed for Bosphorus Cruise along with Belly Dance Show, the strait between Black Sea and Marmara Sea which separates Istanbul into two continents. A beautiful cruise to see different aspects of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. (One Time pickup at 1400 Hours) (Meals: Dinner)
Istanbul( DAY 2)
After breakfast departure approx. 09:30 am for a full-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Topkapi Palace 15th C. The official and residential palace of Otoman Empire for 400 years. Huge Gates, different exhibition halls, and colorful gardens. Blue Mosque; Hagia Sofia The only Imperial mosque of the Ottomans with six minarets. The mosque takes its name from its 21043 dominant blue colored handmade tiles. It's built on the site of the Great Palace of Byzantium, on the southeastern side of the Hippodrome” Enjoy Cable Car Ride, The Hippodrome of Constantinople a chariot-racing track and the sporting and Social Centre of Constantinople. Grand Bazaar. Free time for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 
Istanbul /Cappadocia (Flight)( DAY 3)
After early / pack breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the early flight to Kayseri. Upon arrival transfer to Cappadocia and start the sightseeing of the area including; Uçhisar, the highest point of Cappadocia with a huge big rock Castle with almost 300 caves. Göreme Openair Museum, The biggest monastery of Cappadocia from Byzantine times. The cave churches are beautifully decorated with fresco. Paşabağ valley, the most interesting part of Cappadocia in terms of landscapes. The biggest Fairy Chimneys (Mushroom shape rocks), Avanos the handcraft center of Cappadocia, Avanos is the center of pottery for 4000 years Overnight in Cappadocia. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cappadocia( DAY 4)
After breakfast approx. departure 09:00 - 09:30 am for sightseeing of Cappadocia including; Devrent Valley The valley famous with its new rock formations. A good place to see the way of formation. Cavusin Village, Free time to explore the abandoned Cave Village Kaymakli Underground City, Underground settlements of the early Christians Pigeon Valley, Pigeon Houses in the rocks all along the valley Overnight in Cappadocia. (Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cappadocia - Konya (3 Hours Driving) /Konya - Antalya (5 Hours Driving)( DAY 5)
Early departure for Konya which is famous with Mevlana Museum and the Theological Scholl of Whirling Dervishes. Lunch enroute, drive to Antalya .Arrive and check in at hotel. Overnight in Antalya. (Meals :Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Antalya( DAY 6)
After Breakfast at the Hotel. Day free at Leisure. Overnight in Antalya. (Meals: Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner )
Antalya / Pamukkale ( 4 Hours Driving)( DAY 7)
After breakfast check out from the Hotel. Visit Old Harbour, Kaleici, Hadrian Gate. Also visit Waterfall Karpuzkaldiran (IF Time Permits) then Drive to Pamukkale. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in Pamukkale (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Pamukkale / Kusadasi (3 Hours Driving)( DAY 8)
After breakfast depart for Pamukkale visit the ancient city of Hierapolis. The ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman Baths, Basilica and calcium cliffs. Overnight in Kusadasi(Meals:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Kusadasi (City Tour )( DAY 9)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Ephesus, the Roman Capital of Asia Minor. Visit the ruins of Odeon, Hercules Gate, The Temple of Hadrian, the magnificent library, Agora and fantastic Greco-Roman theatre. Visit House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village Overnight in Kusadasi. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 
Kusadasi /Istanbul (Flight)( DAY 10)
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch a Morning flight to Istanbul. Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to the hotel. Spice Bazaar, Shopping Mall. Overnight in Istanbul. (Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Istanbul / Depart( DAY 11)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your flight home via Istanbul. (Meals :Breakfast)

Group Tours

passport & visa information

  • 4 recent photographs ( 35mm*45 mm white background matt finishing; 80% face focus) 
  • Original passport with minimum validity of six months. ( please provide all old passports if any) (Validity of Passport should be 10 year from the date of issue) 
  • Last three years income tax – Saral form (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • Recent 6 months personal bank statements of all the passengers travelling. (photocopies) Company & Personal. 
  • 3 Letterheads individual / company. 
  • Pan card copy 
  • Insurance copy 
  • Student id proof 
  • Business Proof (Partnership Deed / MOU of Proprietor / MOU of shop & establishment) 
  • If salaried person, we need leave letter on company’s letter head and 3 months’ salary slip
  • FAQ's and other information

    1.      Best time to visit Turkey? Spring and autumn, from April to May and from September to mid November respectively, are the ideal times to visit Turkey as temperatures are pleasant and the skies are clear. 
    2.      How is the weather in Turkey? Turkey’s climate varies by region, but summer means hot sunny weather all around. On the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts temperatures reach 30°C and above in July. Spring and Autumn are pleasantly warm, and winters average around 10°C, but there can be some rain showers.   
    3.       Which are the prominent languages in Turkey? Turkish is the most prominent language in Turkey. Aside from Turkish, Arabic and English are widely used.   
    4.      What currencies are accepted in Turkey? The Turkish lira is the currency of Turkey. The Turkish lira is subdivided into 100 kuruş.   
    4) Is tipping customary in Turkey?  It is customary to leave a tip in restaurants (10%). Taxi drivers do not normally expect a tip, but they do appreciate it.   
    5)  What are the popular dishes in Turkey? There are many Turkish delicacies that are available in vegetarian options such as Menemen, Simit, Goze Leme, Pide, Lahmacun etc.         
    6) Do's and Don'ts 
    Do's·         Do be aware of the month of Ramadan.
    ·         Do Dress Appropriately. Wear conservative clothing when visiting anywhere outside of cities
    ·         Do bargain in local markets
     Don'ts
    ·         Don’t make negative remarks about Kemal Atatürk, the Turkish Republic’s Founding Father. They have immense respect for him.
    ·         Do not ride a taxi without a logo
    ·         Don’t go to an expensive spa. Go to an authentic Turkish hamam instead.   
    7)  Adventure sports and activities in Turkey For a country with a long-standing reputation as an open-air historical treasure-trove, over the last decade, Turkey has also become synonymous with outdoor pursuits and adventure activities such as:- 
    ·      Scuba Diving in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas 
    ·      Paragliding in Kas and Olu Deniz 
    ·      White Water Rafting in Antalya 
    ·      Trekking the Lycian Way 
    ·      Horse Safaris and Mountain Biking in Cappadocia  
    8) Is travel insurance necessary? 
    Yes, travel insurance is necessary. You should never travel without adequate travel insurance.

    Sockets & plugs

    Turkey uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

    TYPE C
    TYPE F