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12 April – 20 April

Delightful Turkey

A small group of women = a whole lotta fun! Together, we’ll discover the best of Turkey!

We’ll visit Istanbul’s iconic sites including the Blue Mosque, and shop in the colourful, chaotic Grand Bazaar. We’ll go on a hot air ride over the surreal and stunning Cappadocian landscape, and enjoy a day of sunshine and sea on a Bodrum yacht tour. We’ll learn to cook Turkish cuisine, and shop in the Grand Bazaar. And eat, explore, dance, laugh and learn with new friends throughout.

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Why Take This Trip With Us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Group

Our groups are deliberately small. We believe such groups make for better shared experiences.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul! Our Byond representative will be at the airport to welcome you to this beautiful country, and will chauffeur you to your hotel in a private coach. Check in and unwind.

In the evening: time to kick-start your Turkish experience with one of the best activities, a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus. Step aboard your cruise ship and sail down the river looking out at Asia on one side and Europe on the other. 

Onboard, let the good times roll! Feast on traditional dishes as you watch belly dancers, folk theatre, music, and dances – and then, as a DJ spins international and Turkish tunes , it's time to hit the dance floor!

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  The Elysium Taksim Hotel (or similar)

Istanbul 101

Fill up on breakfast. There’s a whirl of Turkish experiences in store today! We’ll be heading out around 9.00 AM to explore the city, visit it’s most iconic sights and local highlights.

On our route: the Hippodrome, famed Blue Mosque, St. Sophia (considered one of the architectural marvels of all time), the scandalous and opulent Topkapi Palace, and the Little Hagia Sophia. 

Then, time for some retail therapy at the Grand Bazaar – it’s an Aladdin’s cave of glittering delights. The noise, the food, the smells, and best of all, the shopping bargains! – this is the ultimate oriental shopping experience.

Afterwards, we’ll head back to the hotel, and you’ll be free to spend the evening as you please.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch,

  Hotel:  The Elysium Taksim Hotel (or similar)

Cooking Class in Cappadocia

This morning, we’ll be driven to the airport to catch our flight to Kayseri, and then transfer to Cappadocia.

At the hotel, it’s time to roll up your sleeves for a unique experience: an authentic Turkish cooking class. Learn how to make traditional dishes from a local chef.

Afterwards, you’re free to enjoy ‘me time’ for the rest of the evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Tekkaya Cave Hotel Cappadocia or similar

Up, down and all around Cappadocia

Rise and shine! This morning, we’ll take to the skies in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia. 

Just as the sun peeks over the horizon, drift upwards in a hot air balloon alongside tens of other balloons in bright patterns, while glancing below, you can take in the sight of a magical and bizarre landscape. Trust us, you’ll be talking about this  experience long after you’re back on solid ground.  (Please note that this is an optional activity at an additional cost of EUR 150-165/person approximately, subject to minimum 10 people).

After breakfast, we’ll set out to explore Cappadocia on a guided tour. We’ll visit the subterranean city of Kaymakli (which goes eight stories underground!), the world-famous Fairy Chimneys, the village of Avanos for a Pottery-making demonstration, amongst other sites. 

In the evening, ‘me time’ to relax or explore before dinner at the hotel.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Tekkaya Cave Hotel Cappadocia or similar

Bound for Bodrum

Check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Bodrum, the popular Turkish beach destination on the Aegean Sea.

After an evening at leisure, enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Salmakis Bodrum Hotel or similar

Yachting in Bodrum

Head out into the beautiful blue sea on a public yacht tour, and enjoy spending the day soaking up the sunshine and the sea, as well as a yummy lunch onboard. 

After we return to shore, you’re free to explore the town on your own. Bodrum has a thriving nightlife and you’ll have a variety of bars, clubs, discos and live music venues to choose from.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Salmakis Bodrum Hotel or similar

‘Me Time’ in Pamukkale

This morning, we’ll head out in a private coach  to Pamukkale meaning ‘cotton castles’ named after the region’s snow-white terraced cliffs, waterfalls and mineral-rich thermal hot springs.

After checking-in at the hotel, enjoy ‘me time’ to relax or head out. We’ll meet up at dinner time at the hotel’s restaurant.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Dinner

  Hotel:  Polat Thermal Hotel or similar

Pamukkale 101

Time to get a closer look at the treasures of the region on a guided tour.

We’ll visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Hierapolis, the ruins of the biggest Necropolis Graveyard of the ancient world, Roman baths, the Basilica and the area’s famous calcium cliffs. 

Returning back to the hotel, we’ll cap the day with dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Polat Thermal Hotel or similar

Back to Istanbul + Time to head home

Sadly, it's your last day in Turkey. We'll head back to Istanbul after which you'll be transferred to the airport. Have a safe flight home!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

Inclusions

Tour of Istanbul’s greatest hits, including the Sultanahmet Area, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Little Hagia Sophia

Tour of Cappadocia including the Kaymakli Underground City, Devrent Imagination Valley, Pasabaglari (the world-famous Fairy Chimneys), Avanos pottery-making demonstration, Uchisar Rock-Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum

A Bosphorus Cruise which includes a Derwish Show, belly dance, folkloric shows, local DJ performance, set menu dinner

Bodrum Public Yacht Tour

Local Cooking Class in Cappadocia with lunch

A tour of Pamukkale’s iconic sights including Hierapolis, Necropolis, Roman Baths, Basilica and Calcium cliffs

You’ll be staying at the following accommodation (or similar):

Istanbul: 2 nights at The Elysium Taksim Hotel 5*
Just a few 100 metres from the metro station, this 5* hotel promises a luxurious stay in Istanbul, with an in-house Turkish Bath + Sauna. Also, Istiklal Street is just 700 metres away, where you’ll get some of the best deals for shopping!

Cappadocia: 2 nights at Tekkaya Cave Hotel 5*
Ancient caves converted into beautiful rooms, the Tekkaya Cave Hotel promises a magical time! It’s located in the heart of the Goreme town and you can get panoramic views of the landscapes from the hotel property.

Pamukkale : 2 nights at Polat Hotel 5*
 The Polat is a thermal hotel located just 5 kms from Pamukkale's famed calcite cliffs 

Bodrum: 2 nights at the Salmakis Bodrum Hotel
Located right next to the beach and just 15 minutes from the city centre, this Mediterranean-styled hotel offers a relaxing stay with beautiful views of the Bodrum bay.

9 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
7 Dinners

A Byond Trip Leader will accompany you on the trip
A local, English-speaking guide will accompany you on all the tours
All the entrance fees to the sites specified in the itinerary
One bottle of water per person per day

Transfers from airports to hotels and vice-versa. (Please note that arrival and departure transfers will be as per the suggested flight schedules. In the event that you arrive or depart at a time other than that recommended by Byond, a private transfer can be arranged at an additional cost). 

Transportation for excursions in a private, air-conditioned coach

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Frequently Asked Questions

Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.

We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

We value the dynamics and intimacy of a small group and therefore restrict it to around 15 people. Our travellers are friendly and open-minded, and at the end of your trip, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.

A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

Our travellers come from all over India. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

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