MarmaraTour



HISTORY OF TURKEY - 7 Nights / 8 Days


DAY 1 – ISTANBUL
Welcome to Istanbul. After clearing customs and immigration, our representative meets you at the airport and helps you transfer to your hotel. After check-in to the hotel, afternoon is leisure time. You can rest in your room or you can take a walk around the hotel. Before dinner, gather for an Orientation Briefing. Your tour guide will go over the details of your upcoming trip.



DAY 2 – ISTANBUL
Today you will visit the Hippodrome, where chariot races were held and competitive athletic events took place during the Roman period. Afterwards world famous St.Sophia - the great Byzantine Basilica built in the 6th century. Following the Blue Mosque which famous for its six minarets and magnificent interior blue tiles. Then the Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans housing richness of 700 years. Later on you will be browsing the Grand Bazaar. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)



DAY 3 – ISTANBUL
This morning we will explore the bustling Egyptian Spice Market of 17th century origin - a colorful bazaar heaped with spices, Turkish sweets, dried foods and much more. Then we take a Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing Boat Trip * (2 hr boat ride) up Istanbul's winding straits for a chance to relax and admire the shoreline of beautiful mosques, lavish palaces and decadent villas - you'll see Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Ottoman summer mansions and Ortakoy mosque, the defensive Rumeli Fortress and Bosphorus Bridge - one of the world's largest suspension bridges, all alongside passing fishing boats, yachts, huge cargo ships and tankers. After lunch we will drive across the Bosphorus Bridge to reach the highest point of Istanbul called Camlica Hill. There you can enjoy an absolutely magnificent view of the whole city. Then walk around Uskudar which was anciently known as Chrysopolis meaning The City of Gold. After dinner transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight to Bursa or by our bus drive toward Bursa.(B)



DAY 4 – BURSA
Today you will visit the beautiful Green Mosque and Green Tomb. Now enjoy your stroll through Bursas colorful bazaar, where you can shop for silk and beautiful Turkish towels. After lunch we drive towards ULUDAG.



DAY 5 – BURSA - CANAKKALE
After breakfast drive to Canakkale. After lunch drive to Homer's Troy, and the site of King Priam's Treasures. Probably the most famous city of classical times - who doesn't know the story of the Trojan Horse. After Troy, you will enjoy a scenic drive through Thrace to visit the hauntingly beautiful the ancient city of Pergamon. You will visit the Altar of Zeus, Temple of Dionysus and the 200,000 volume library, and The Asclepieum of Pergamon. Enjoy dinner at our hotel on the beach in Canakkale. (B,D)



DAY 6 – CANAKKALE - ISTANBUL
After visiting all historic places in Canakkale we will drive to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.(B)



DAY 7 – ISTANBUL
Enjoy a free day in Istanbul to explore the city on your own and overnight stay in Istanbul. (B)



DAY 8 – ISTANBUL
Departure transfers by our representative to the Istanbul Airport for your flight to the next destination. (B)