– Blue Mosque
– Egyptian Spice Bazaar
– Topkapi Palace
– Grand Bazaar
– Minimum 4 to go
Day 1:ARRIVAL ISTANBUL
Arrive at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Welcome and assist by our English speaking tour guide. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2:ISTANBUL – EDIRNE
Breakfast at hotel. Then depart for Edirne. Upon arrival Edirne, we will visit Selimiye Mosque. Thereafter, having lunch at local restaurant. Then we will pass historic bridge and visit Sarayiçi where Sultan Murat II’s Old Palace, which was built in the 15th century, Sarayiçi is now the home of the Kırkpınar stadium as well as the rebuilt kitchens where Ottoman palace cuisine began. Then we will visit Üç Şerefeli Mosque, Old Mosque, Sultan Beyazıt II Mosque and Mimar Sinan Statue. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3:EDIRNE – CANAKKALE
Breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Canakkale. We will begin our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WWI. Then we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia we will cross the second strategic waterway, the Dardanelles, and land in Asia. Upon arrival, we will proceed to Troy. Referred to in Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey”, Troy has in fact nine cities superimposed one upon another. Troy VI pertains to the famous Trojan War of Homer where the legendary heroes included Agamemnon, Achilles, Ulysses, and Nestor on the Greek side and Priam, Hector, and Paris on the Trojan side. Free time at center. You may see replica wooden horse which was used at Troy Movie. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4:CANAKKALE – BURSA
Breakfast at Hotel. Then drive to Bursa. Upon arrival, lunch at local restaurant. Then we will visit Silk Market, Grand Mosque, Green Tomb and Mosque. Last stop is for free time at Cumalikizik Village. Then transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5:BURSA – ISTANBUL
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive back to Istanbul. Upon arrival Istanbul, joining live fashion show at leather outlet center. After free time for shopping, Visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Then, visit the Blue Mosque-Sultan Ahmet I set out to build a mosque that would rival and even surpass St. Sophia (Aya Sofya). The layout of the Blue Mosque is classic Ottoman design. The forecourt has an ablutions fountain in its center. The portico around three sides could be used for prayer, meditation or study during warm weather. Continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)-was the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and is Istanbul’s premier must-see attraction. Unlike European-style palaces, Topkapi is not one large building with outlying garden Its form-inspired and informed by Islamic architectural sensibilities-consists of series of pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks built around a series of garden count yards. Thereafter, drop to Spice Market for free time. Then transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 6:DEPARTURE ISTANBUL
After breakfast, free time until we transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for flight back to home.
– Private transportation as per itinerary
– 5 night’s accommodation
– Full board meals as per itinerary
– Tour & entrance fee as per itinerary
– English speaking guide
– Return international air ticket
– Travel Insurance
– Compulsory tips USD 8 / pax / day
– Others not mentioned