7D6N Turkey Western Tour
Day 1 ARRIVAL ISTANBUL (Dinner)
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 – BURSA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, visit the Roman Hippodrome where Horse Chariot races were held in Constantinople. Then visit 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 court yards. After lunch, drive to Bursa. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Bursa.
Day 3 BURSA – PAMUKKALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, visit Silk Market, Green Mosque and Green Tomb. After lunch, drive to Pamukkale .Upon arrival visit the extensive Ruins of Hierapolis. The ruins of this once-grand city brilliantly evoke life in die early centuries of the modem era. It was here mat the mix pagan, Roman, Jewish and early-Christian elements evolved into a distinctly Anatolian environment. Proceed to the unique Cotton Castle, Pamukkale a magical and spectacular natural phenomenon which was» created by deposits from the thermal waters that tumble down the mountain over thousands of years, forming into myriad of pools. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 4 PAMUKKALE – KUSADASI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Kusadasi and begin our memorable visit to Ruins of Ephesus – probably one of the largest and most outstanding archaeological site in existence. Some outstanding structures include: the Library of Celsius, The Grand Theater, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street, Agora etc. After lunch, we will visit the famous local production center for leather garments whereby after a live Fashion Show, time will be allocated for shopping. Transfer to hotel dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 5 KUSADASI – CANAKKALE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Canakkale and visit the Ruins of Troy-the first thing you see as you approach the ruins is a huge replica of the wooden Trojan horse designed by Turkish artist Izzet Senemoglu. Today it holds models and superimposed pictures that should help you understand what Troy looked like at different points in its history, as well as information on the importance of the Troy myth in Western history. As you approach the ruins, take the stone steps up on the right. There bring you on top of what was the outer wall of Troy V1II/IX from where you can gaze on the fortifications of the east wall and the tower of Troy VI. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Day 6 CANAKKALE – ISTANBUL (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After an early breakfast, we will begin our scenic drive down to Gallipoli, historically famous for being the site of many battles during WWI. Upon arrival to Istanbul visit Grand Covered Bazaar of Istanbul which covered by hemispheric domes-houses 4, 000 shops. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Istanbul.
Day 7 DEPARTURE ISTANBUL (Breakfast)
After breakfast free for leisure. Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.