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Balat, Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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Duration

5 дни

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

40 people

Languages

Bulgarian, Bulgarian

About this tour

Minimum number of tourists for the excursion: 40 tourists.

The deadline for notification in the event that the minimum number of tourists for the implementation of the organized tour is not reached is as follows: 7 days of the start of the implementation of the tour. package

Method of payment: deposit – 30% of the package price; additional payment – 15 days before departure.

Cancellation periods and penalties:

  • For bookings made at EARLY BOOKING rates for all types of programs – 95% of the deposit paid.
  • For bus programmes at regular prices:

– From the day after the day of booking until the 60th day before the date of departure – 10% of the basic price of the trip per tourist.

– From the 59th day to the 10th day before the departure date – 30% of the base price of the tourist’s trip.

– From the 9th day to the 1st day before the departure date – 100% of the base price of the tourist’s trip.

  • For holiday offers (Easter, May Day, Christmas, New Year, etc.) at regular rates:

– From the day following the day of booking until the 91st day before the date of departure – booking fee 30 BGN per tourist, except in cases where an air ticket is issued. Then the carrier’s conditions apply.

– From 90 to 60 days prior to the departure date – 30% of the base price of the tourist’s trip.

– From 59 to 31 days prior to the departure date – 50% of the base price of the trip per tourist.

– From the 30th to the 1st day before the departure date – 100% of the basic price of the trip per tourist.

Required documents and travel conditions: ID card or international passport with min. 6 months validity from the date of departure for Bulgarian citizens. For children under 18: International passport , notarised declaration from the non-travelling parent(s) – original and copy, copy of birth certificate, copy of passport photo page. The offer is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. There are no passport, visa, medical or health requirements associated with travel.

Remark:

The tour operator shall provide the possibility to take out an additional trip cancellation insurance in accordance with the Tourism Act, covering the costs of cancellation of the trip, curtailment and interruption of the trip due to health reasons of the traveler, his relatives, etc., in accordance with the terms and tariffs of the insurance company. More information at the agency office. The tour operator does not refund the amount of the insurance in case of non-fulfilment of the excursion.

The tour operator provides the opportunity to conclude a med. travel assistance insurance at a higher premium, as well as voluntary insurance to cover the costs of assistance, including repatriation of the traveller in case of accident, illness or death, dental services, loss of luggage, etc., according to the requirements and tariffs of the respective insurance company. More information at the agency office. The tour operator does not refund the amount of the insurance in case of non-fulfilment of the excursion.

The tour operator is NOT responsible for changes in museum fees and museum opening hours. The above fees are according to the information on the websites of the mentioned tourist sites. Changes may occur.

The tour operator reserves the right to change the sequence of the program for reasons beyond its control and is not responsible for tourists not admitted by the relevant border authorities.

Highlights

  • Departure dates: 20.03. | 29.05. | 26.06. | 31.07. | 21.08. | 25.09. | 16.10. | 13.11.24
  • 5 days / 3 nights / 3 breakfasts
  • * Opportunity to visit :
  • Reservoir of Constantinople
  • Scherefie or Theodosius' Cistern
  • The colourful Kuzgunjuk district on the Asian coast
  • The Balakli Monastery with the Church of the Life-giving Source
  • Museum "Panorama 1453"
  • The Chocolate Museum
  • Ormanya WildLife Park

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by licensed bus 3*
  • 3 nights with breakfast in a 3* hotel
  • Representative from the Agency
  • Medical insurance with 5000 euro coverage for persons up to 64 years of age of Euroins
  • Luggage up to 25 kg, distributed in 1 piece of hand luggage / handbag / small backpack and 1 piece of suitcase / travel bag / in the luggage compartments of the bus
  • Additional payment for medical insurance for persons aged 65 to 84 - BGN 10.00 (mandatory surcharge). Persons over 84 are required to make their own honey. insurance and present it to the tour operator.
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Extra charge for the use of a double seat by one tourist - BGN 100.
  • Extra charge for boarding at min. 10 people from Dupnitsa at 17.30h. - 15 BGN, from Radomir at 18.10h. from the bus stop on ul. 15 BGN, from Pernik at 18.30. from Lukoil gas station - BGN 10, from Samokov at 18.00. from Lukoil petrol station - 26 BGN (If the minimum of 10 people is not collected, the departure is from Sofia)
  • Fuel surcharge if introduced (mandatory surcharge)
  • Trip cancellation insurance - optional and according to the insurance company's rates and conditions
  • Additional excursions:
  • - Walking tour - BGN 30. /15€, for a child up to 10 years - 20 lv. /10€ (entrance fee for the Water Reservoir is not included)- Boat trip on the Bosphorus and a walk in the quarter of the city. Kuzgunduk - 50 BGN / 25 €, for a child up to 10 years - 40 BGN. /20€;- Tour of the Capture of Constantinople with a local guide - 30 BGN / 15€, for a child up to 10 years - 20 BGN / 10€ (the ticket for Panorama 1453 is not included);- Tour of the Kingdom of Chocolate - 20 BGN. /10€, for a child up to 10 years - 16 BGN /8€ (the entrance fee for the Chocolate Museum is not included);- Day trip to Ormanya WildLife Park - 60 BGN /30€, for a child up to 10 years - 50 BGN./25€ (park entrance fee not included);- Dinner voucher on a yacht on the Bosphorus with a show program, transfer to the port and unlimited locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages - 45€, for a child under 10 - 25€;*IMPORTANT:
  • Optional activities must be requested and paid for at the agency office prior to departure.
  • A minimum of 20 registered tourists is required for the additional excursions.
  • If you have paid for an additional tour but do not show up at the scheduled time and place to start the tour, the amount will not be refunded !

Itinerary

Departure from Sofia at 20.00 hrs. Al Nevski str. At 20.20 from Motel Ihtiman on Trakia motorway; at 20.50 from Max Oil (Shell) and McDonald's on Trakia motorway - Pazardzhik; at 21.45. from the OMV petrol station to the Hotel St. Petersburg in the town of St. 22.45 from Insa oil gas station to the town of Plovdiv. In the afternoon - from 24.00 to Haskovo. Night crossing at the border crossing points Capitan Andreevo and Kapule Kule.

Arrival in Istanbul in the morning. Check in at a 3* hotel (If there are rooms available at the time of arrival, guests check in immediately, if there are no rooms available, check in is after 14.00). Short break. Optional (at extra cost) walking tour - with a visit to one of the masterpieces of the architect Sinan (the greatest architect of the Ottoman Empire) - the Suleymaniye Mosque (Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent), in the courtyard of which are the tombs of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and Roxolana. There will be time for a short break to buy souvenirs from the shops in front of the djami or refresh with Turkish tea or Turkish coffee. We continue to Beyazid Square (also called Pigeon Square) with the eponymous mosque and the famous Kapalı Çarşı covered market. To fully enjoy Istanbul, one should definitely lose oneself in the city and blend in. Kapalı Çarşı is the perfect place to do that. It is actually a separate world within Istanbul. The tour, will end with a visit to one of Constantinople's underground reservoirs - the Sherefiei or Theodosius Cistern - the place where history meets art and technology and we can enjoy the laser show. Return to the hotel. After lunch optional (extra charge) boat trip on the Bosphorus and a visit to the colorful Kuzgunjuk district on the Asian coast with its neat cafes and colorful streets. During this walk, you will hear the fascinating story of the guide about the beautiful Sultan's palace "Dolma Bahce", the most expensive hotel "Ciraan Palace", which is a former Sultan's residence, the Ortaköy district - a favorite place of Istanbul's youth with its beautiful exquisite mosque, the fortresses "Rumeli Hisar" and "Anadolu Hisar". The ship, will stop near Kuzgunjuk district, where we will have free time to walk around and explore the historical buildings, cafes and colorful streets. The most magnetic place in Kuzgunjuk is Icadie Street. This is the street where all the sightseeing, historic synagogues, churches and cafes are located. Some of the most famous Turkish TV series have been filmed in the neighborhood. The neighborhood has been and still is a favorite place of many celebrities. Franz Liszt lived in one of the colourful houses. One of the favorite restaurants of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is located here, as well as the favorite fish restaurant of actress Meryl Streep. Free time. Return to the hotel by coach in the evening. Overnight.

Breakfast. Optional (extra charge) half-day "The Conquest of Constantinople" tour with a visit to the Balakli Monastery with the Church of the Life-giving Source, which houses the icon of the Virgin Mary and the healing spring that still brings healing to those who step out in faith. The tour then continues to the Panorama 1453 Museum, which evocatively recreates the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans on 29 May 1453. led by Sultan Mehmet II, who adopted the nickname Fatih (Conqueror). Realistic 3D paintings covering a 38 m diameter dome on an area of 2350 sqm tell a story to the sound of rumbles and shouts. Return to the hotel. Free time.
After lunch, optional (extra charge) half-day tour to the "Kingdom of Chocolate" with a visit to the Chocolate Museum - Turkey's first and still only chocolate museum presents a unique exhibition of hundreds of objects, historical figures, works of art and landmarks (such as St. Sophia, Galata Tower, Kuz Kulesi, etc.) masterfully sculpted from chocolate. It is estimated that more than three tons of chocolate were used in the construction of the museum, which can be tasted from a liquid fountain. Free time for shopping at Akbati Mall, located next to the museum. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Breakfast. Free time or optional (extra charge) day trip to Ormanya WildLife Park or Hobbit House Park, located about 130km from Istanbul. The Ormania Hobbit Park is described as a project that makes the conservation of natural life important and includes over 571 animal and plant species, on an area of about 4 thousand acres, with a zoo, unique hobbit houses that transport to fairy tales and more. A leisurely stroll. Late afternoon return to the hotel.Optional dinner on a boat on the Bosphorus at an additional cost (the dinner includes transfer, dinner, program and unlimited consumption of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages).

Breakfast. Departure to the city of Adrianople. Stay in the city centre for a short break (1 hour). Departure for Bulgaria. Late in the evening arrival in Sofia on the square. Al. Nevski and ul. Oborishte.

Durations

5 days
5 days

Езици

Bulgarian
Bulgarian

Tour's Location

Balat, Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

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