Romantic Antalya and dreamy Cappadocia

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Konya, Türkiye
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Duration

8 дни

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

70 people

Languages

Bulgarian

About this tour

Booking conditions:

  • Deposit 30% paid to TO within 24 hours after booking
  • Supplement 21 days before departure
  • Issue of travel documents 7 days before the flight

Cancellation Policy:

  • Up to 24 hours after booking without cancellation fee
  • Up to 30 days before departure 50 BGN/person cancellation fee
  • Up to 21 days before departure 30% of the cost as cancellation fee
  • Under 21 days 100% as cancellation fee

BONUS package MAXIMUM SECURITY
In the event of early termination of the contract at the initiative of the TRAVELER, the amount paid by him or on his behalf shall be refunded through the travel agent who concluded the travel package contract with the TRAVELER on behalf and at the expense of the tour operator, when the TRAVELER is unable to start and complete the trip due to any of the following reasons, which was unforeseeable at the time of conclusion of the travel package contract and occurred before the date of departure regardless of the will of the traveler:
1.1.Accident, acute illness or sudden exacerbation of a chronic illness of a TRAVELER under the Package Contract, except for a COVID 19 illness, provided that hospital or home treatment is in progress at the commencement date of the trip and there is a risk of deterioration of his/her health condition from the trip.
1.2. Sudden illness or accident of a relative of the TRAVELLER (spouse), relative in the direct line – without organs or in the consanguineous line – up to the second degree incl.), provided that on the starting date of the trip hospital or home treatment is being carried out and the traveller has to take care of the sick person.
1.3. Death of the Traveller
1.4. Death of a relative of the traveller (spouse, relative in direct line – without organs or in consanguineous line – up to the second degree incl.)
The traveller is obliged to provide valid written proof of the above circumstances.

Highlights

  • Flight from Sofia
  • Dates: 16.05.2024, 30.05.2024, 12.09.2024, 26.09.2024
  • Flight schedule (subject to reconfirmation):
  • Sofia - Antalya - 08:00 - 9:50
  • Antalya - Sofia - 10:40 - 12:30

Included/Excluded

  • Airfare including airport taxes and 20kg checked baggage / 5kg hand luggage with European Air Charter;
  • transport by licensed tourist bus Antalya - Konya - Aksaray - Cappadocia - Antalya;
  • road and motorway tolls;
  • 3 nights on a breakfast and dinner basis at Potobello 4* Antalya;
  • 3 nights with breakfast and dinner at Floria 4* Cappadocia
  • 1 night with breakfast in NEY 3* Konya
  • tourist program in Cappadocia, Aksaray, Konya, Nigde;
  • a guide in Bulgarian during the trip;
  • panoramic tour of Konia and Aksaray
  • visit of Aksaray
  • Transfer airport - hotel - airport;
  • Medical travel assistance insurance from Evronins with a coverage of 10000 EUR (Traveller, Option A);
  • BONUS MAXIMUM SECURITY PACKAGE - reimbursement in case of travel ban for medical reasons (proven by medical document);
  • Representative of the tour operator.
  • Recommended additional services booked upon request:
  • Additional excursions
  • Mandatory surcharges:
  • Fuel and Emissions Charge - to be announced 21 days before the flight;
  • The prices are calculated with aircraft fuel parameters of USD 1,000/tonne at an exchange rate of EUR 1/USD 1.

Itinerary

Flight Sofia - Antalya, Turkey.
Meeting at Antalya Airport by a representative of the company.
Departure to the town of Konya. Depending on flight schedule en route visit Turkey's third largest freshwater lake Beishehir.
Arrival in Konya. Accommodation in hotel "Nay "3* (or similar).
Free time for a walk and dinner on your own. Overnight.

Breakfast. Visit the Mausoleum of Mevlana Rumi and the Dervish Museum.
Departure to Cappadocia.
On the way visit Aksaray - the first city of Cappadocia region. Short tourist program with a visit to the Ethnographic Museum and the city park.
Arrival in Jurgüp and check in at Hotel Floria. Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Overnight.

A hot air balloon ride over the rock formations of Cappadocia (optional and at extra cost) - the world's most unique landscape. At 05:00 am transfer from the hotel to the balloon station. Early coffee/tea or snack, meet the crew and get ready for the balloon ascent, boarding into spacious, secure baskets and a one-hour unique flight between and over rock, whimsical shapes. After the flight, everyone involved receives a named certificate, champagne and souvenir photos.

Return transfer to the hotel. Breakfast time in the restaurant between 07:00 - 09:00. Free time or full-day optional extra program.

09:00 - Full day tour -> Ortahisar - Göreme - Chavushin - Pashabagh - Valley of Love - Valley of Fantasy.

Visit to the Panorama of Ortahisar. Its founder is St. Nino, whose parents were among the first Christian settlers in the area in the 4th century. With a cross made of vine sticks, he spread the Christian doctrine and performed his miracles. You'll hear amazing stories and see rock whimsical cones. From this platform, you can see all the grandeur of the Palace of Ortahisar and take some of the most amazing pictures.

We head to Göreme, a UNESCO outdoor museum. This is the place with the best preserved frescoes, the earliest of which dates back to the 7th century. (According to local legend, there were 365 churches in this place - 1 for each day of the year, but today about 30 are open for visits). Here you can see the memorable frescoes of the saints, the royal images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
Chavushin - one of the oldest fortresses of the Hittites, which time has changed and destroyed. We will tell you the story of its discovery for Europe in the early 18th century by a French explorer. Time for impressions and photos.

BONUS and INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

Visit Avanos - a charming town located on both banks of the longest river flowing entirely in Turkey - the "Red River". For these lands, ceramic mining and production is one of the main crafts to this day. We will witness the entire process of creating a clay product - from the mixing of the clay to its firing. There will be an opportunity for one of you - if you wish - to try your hand at shaping the clay. Finally - we'll visit the company shop and you'll have the opportunity to purchase some gorgeous handmade pieces that will take your breath away.
Next LUNCH - INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - in a buffet restaurant, salads, main courses, starters, meat and vegetarian specialties, desserts
The excursion continues to Pashabagh (Pasha's Vineyard), another open-air museum which, in addition to the magnificent Chimneys of the Spirits, also displays the traditions of people from different eras to plant and cultivate local vineyards. The taste of wine in Cappadocia leaves a slightly tart taste.

After lunch we head to the Valley of Love. This is where the rock formations add romance and tenderness. There is a belief for unattached visitors that within a year of visiting, they find their life companion. You can write down and pin your wish on the Wish Tree.
Another valley is included in our program, namely the Valley of Fantasies. Shaped by climatic influences - wind, rain, erosion, this valley offers wonderful rock figures and images. We'll show you the more famous ones, you show us the new ones - according to you.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner - 18:30 - 20:00 (according to the selected boarding)
Traditional Cappadocian evening - extra charge.
At 20:00, after dinner at the hotel, transfer to the rock restaurant. The Turkish traditional evening lasts 2.5 hours. - held in the restaurant, no dinner is offered. Customers can consume unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, nuts, appetizers and fruit on site. The whole program is rich in music and dance. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Additional events for each day at sunrise or sunset (optional and for a fee):

- ATV among rock formations - an hour-long ride into the heart of the mystical world.

- Jeep "holliday" tour - Two-hour event amidst the fairy and charm of natural rock formations. Photo shoots against the backdrop of Cappadocia music and the participation of an animator guide. On a flight day photo sessions among the balloons taking off.
- Safari with camel - an incredible emotion in the valleys of Cappadocia. The semi-desert climate and amazing cliffs will transport you to the Tales of Scheherazade.

07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast. Free time or full-day optional program.
Hot air balloon flight over the rock formations of Cappadocia (optional) - one of a kind in the world over a unique landscape. At 05:00 am transfer from the hotel to the balloon station. Early coffee/tea or snack, meet the crew and get ready for the balloon ascent, boarding into spacious, secure baskets and a one-hour unique flight between and over rock, whimsical shapes. After the flight, each participant receives a named certificate, champagne and souvenir photos (for an additional fee).
Return transfer to the hotel. Time for breakfast in the restaurant.
09:00 All Day Tour -> Underground Cities (Kaymakl or similar) - Valley of the Pigeons - Uchhisar - Rose Valley
Visit one of the Underground Cities ( Kaymaklı or similar). All the cities are interconnected and have been dug into the rocks since the 8th-7th centuries BC, 18-20 stories underground and served as a refuge for the local people from raiders and wild animals. They were arranged with living space including dining rooms, kitchens, stables, churches, cellars, schools, etc. Incredible and to this day unproven by science how they were built so uniquely to have natural ventilation on so many floors underground. Inhabited by hundreds of thousands of ancient people. With all the necessary accommodations for humans and animals. With the ability to have food and water for months on end. (The tour is not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia or other medical diagnoses related to tight spaces, lack of air, fear and phobia of underground spaces)

The Valley of the Pigeons - here is a spectacular view of rock houses for pigeons, kept by all ethnic groups that inhabited the lands of Cappadocia. We will reveal to you why pigeons used to get so much attention and why their home is still Cappadocia.

LUNCH - INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - at a rich buffet you will taste a wide variety of dishes, salads, desserts of your choice as a type and unlimited quantity.

Visit the Rose Valley - a wonderful place where you will have the opportunity to see the different colors of the rock formations, enjoy the wonderful views while drinking traditional Turkish coffee or pomegranate juice, or take amazing photos amidst the beautiful landscapes.

Visit Uchhisar and the rock formations, where you can see many rock dwellings that were inhabited until 20 years ago. Here is also the highest rock palace, the most expensive rock hotels. We will tell you, show you and take your photos.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm One-hour Mystical World with the Whirling Dervishes - additional charge. The power of the spirit, of divine love, which passes through the heart of the Sufis to reach our human senses. What will make us better. We will experience another world and be energized.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner - 19:30 - 21:30 in the hotel restaurant (according to the selected board). Overnight.

07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast. Departure to Antalya. On the way visit Nigde - one of the districts of Cappadocia. Visit of the fortress with cultural monuments from different eras, the Roman aqueduct 4 km. long (above ground part 1,5 km.) and the Roman thermal pool from the 2nd century.
Hotel accommodation in Antalya area. Overnight.

Free time for the beach.

Free time for the beach. Transfer to Antalya airport for flight to Sofia.

Durations

8 days

Езици

Bulgarian

Tour's Location

Konya, Türkiye

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