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Turkey, the land of Gods, Emperors, Kings and Sultans. Turkey has gorgeous sandy beaches along its Aegean, Mediterranean & Black Sea coasts, warm climate and famous monuments and landmarks mean it now has one of the most successful tourism industries in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Turkey's numerous historical and archaeological sites each year, with many more also visiting its beautiful beaches.

A trip to Turkey is an enchanting experience and an unforgettable adventure. We hope this web-site encourages you to come. Even if you can't, we hope that by reading the text and looking at the photographs you will have a better idea of Turkey and what she represents. As a destination for school trips, Turkey has also become very popular, allowing pupils to combine learning of its legendary history with its breath-taking natural environment.

03 Nights / 04 Days Turkey Special

Topkapi Palace, as seen from across the Bosphorus Image Credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen / Wikipedia / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

Day 02: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 03: Princes' Islands Tour

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Early departure from hotel by A/C coach to pier for full day Princes' Islands tour. You will have a chance to see three different Islands. Princess Island (Buyukada) is the popular summer resort with fresh sea and pine fragranced air.

Also the attractive sandy beaches and the pine forests. Having lunch in an open air restaurant. It is possible to have a trip on the Island by a horse-drawn carriage among the classical Turkish houses and villas after the lunch. And also the narrow paths among the forest. Late afternoon return to hotel and overnight.

Day 04: Departure

After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Airport for last departure.

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

07 Nights / 08 Days Istanbul

Princes' Islands Image Credit: Arild Vågen / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

Day 02: Leisure

Free day for leisure.

Day 03: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 04: Leisure

Free day for leisure.

Day 05: Princes' Islands Tour

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Early departure from hotel by A/C coach to pier for full day Princes' Islands tour. You will have a chance to see three different Islands. Princess Island (Buyukada) is the popular summer resort with fresh sea and pine fragranced air.

Also the attractive sandy beaches and the pine forests. Having lunch in an open air restaurant. It is possible to have a trip on the Island by a horse-drawn carriage among the classical Turkish houses and villas after the lunch. And also the narrow paths among the forest. Late afternoon return to hotel and overnight.

Day 06: Leisure

Free day for leisure.

Day 07: Suleymaniye Mosque / Bosphorus Tour

Tour starting with Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent. After that, transfer to pier for Bosphorus tour. Bosphorus Tour, through waterway seperating the two continents, Europe and Asia with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Lunch at restaurant with a perfect view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. Tour ends with visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 08: Departure

After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Airport for last departure.

Inclusions:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

07 Nights / 08 Days Istanbul - Izmir

Facade of the Celsus Library, Ephesus Image Credit: Ben Lieu Song / Wikipedia / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul, Izmir

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel by A/C coach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 03: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Free day for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Suleymaniye Mosque / Bosphorus Tour

Tour starting with Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent. After that, transfer to pier for Bosphorus tour. Bosphorus Tour, through waterway seperating the two continents, Europe and Asia with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Lunch at restaurant with a perfect view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. Tour ends with visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 05: Izmir

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Izmir. Meeting at the Izmir airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Izmir.

Day 06: Ephesus, Temple of Hardian

Drive to Ephesus and visit the ancient city Ephesus which has one of the Seven Holy Churches. You will see marble street, Odeon, Temple of Hardian, Library of Celsus and Great Theatre in there. After that, you will visit Virgin Mary House which was built in Bulbul Mount (Mt. Nightingale) for her.

Virgin Mary passed last time of her life in this small house. There is a popular site of pilgrimate and visited both by Christians and Muslims. Have lunch at Restaurant. Return transfer to Izmir.

Day 07: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Free day for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Departure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel in Izmir. After breakfast, pick the group up and departure from hotel to Izmir Airportt for flight to Izmir.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Izmir
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

07 Nights / 08 Days Istanbul - Bursa

Interior of Ulu Cami, Bursa Image Credit: Ibrahimcengiz / Wikipedia / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul, Bursa

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel by A/C coach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 03: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Free day for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Suleymaniye Mosque / Bosphorus Tour

Tour starting with Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent. After that, transfer to pier for Bosphorus tour. Bosphorus Tour, through waterway seperating the two continents, Europe and Asia with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Lunch at restaurant with a perfect view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. Tour ends with visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 05: Bursa

After breakfast transfer from Istanbul to Bursa.

Day 06: Bursa City Tour

After breakfast, Bursa city tour starting with Muradiye Complex which is located in a large park in the 15th century, consists of a mosque, a theological school and 12 extraordinary tombs among which the most important ones are of Murat II and Cem Sultan. Then the tour goes on with a visit to the Great Mosque (Ulucami) that was built by Yildirim Beyazit in the 14th century.

Having a shopping tour, while visiting the Grand Covered Bazaar and Kozahan which is an old silk market on the last station of the famous Silk Road. Lunch at the most famous restaurants of Bursa to taste Iskender Kebab. You will visit Green Tomb and Green Mosque, their decorated with blue tiles which were built by Sultan Celebi Mehmet. Then you will visit Emirsultan Mosque. Tour ends with tea break under the 700 years old tree on the way of Uludag.

Day 07: Leisure

Free day for leisure.

Day 08: Departure

After breakfast, departure from Bursa hotel to Istanbul Airport for finale departure.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Bursa
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

07 Nights / 08 Days Istanbul - Antalya

Lower Duden Waterfalls Image Credit: W. Lloyd MacKenzie / Flickr / CC-BY 3.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul, Antalya

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel by A/C coach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 03: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Free day for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Suleymaniye Mosque / Bosphorus Tour

Tour starting with Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent. After that, transfer to pier for Bosphorus tour. Bosphorus Tour, through waterway seperating the two continents, Europe and Asia with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Lunch at restaurant with a perfect view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. Tour ends with visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 05: Antalya

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Antalya. Meeting at the Antalya airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Antalya.

Day 06: Kursunlu Waterfalls

Tour starts with a visit to Kursunlu Waterfalls where nature displays its beauties. Then, moving to Duden Waterfalls which offers an excellent view while having lunch. A visit to Antalya Museum to feel the extraordinary atmosphere of ancient world lying from Stone Age to the Ottoman Age.

Tour ends with a visit to the Old Town (Kaleici) to have a panaoramic view of Ottoman houses and Broken Minaret that is part of a mosque, was once used as a church during 5th century.

Day 07: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Antalya.

Day 08: Departure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel in Antalya. After breakfast, pick the group up from hotel to Antalya Airport for final departure.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Antalya
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

07 Nights / 08 Days Istanbul - Canakkale

The maquette horse from the 2004 film Troy - a present to Canakkale from Brad Pitt Image Credit: Edal Anton Lefterov / Wikipedia / CC-BY-SA 3.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul, Canakkale

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel by A/C coach. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 03: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at hotel. Free day for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Suleymaniye Mosque / Bosphorus Tour

Tour starting with Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent. After that, transfer to pier for Bosphorus tour. Bosphorus Tour, through waterway seperating the two continents, Europe and Asia with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Lunch at restaurant with a perfect view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. Tour ends with visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 05: Canakkale

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Canakkale. Meeting at the Canakkale airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Canakkale.

Day 06: Troy

Full Day Troy Tour

Day 07: Gallipoli

Full Day Gallipoli Tour.

Day 08: Departure

After breakfast transfer from hotel to Istanbul airport for final departure.

Inclusions:

  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Canakkale
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

08 Nights / 09 Days Istanbul-Abant-Bursa-Yalova

Hagia Sophia Image Credit: Dennis Jarvis / Flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0

Destinations Covered

Istanbul, Abant, Bursa, Yalova

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Meeting at Istanbul airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Istanbul.

Day 02: City Tour

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day city tour starting with Sultan Ahmet Square, the heart of Istanbul from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. You will visit Hippodrome, center of sportive events and political activities of old Istanbul.

Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then tour will continue with visiting Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) with famous blue Iznik tiles with unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Before you have lunch you will visit Topkapi Place. It's imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, Chinese porcelain, weapons and calligraphy. Lunch will be taken in luxury restaurant.

After have lunch you will be visiting St. Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Istanbul city tour ends with Grand Covered Bazaar for shopping. Nearly 4000 shops are selling carpets, antiques, leather, jewellery, gold and souvenir in Grand Covered Bazaar.

Day 03: Leisure

Open buffet breakfast at the hotel. Free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Istanbul - Abant

After breakfast transfer from Istanbul to Abant. Overnight at Abant.

Day 05: Leisure

Free day for leisure.

Day 06: Abant to Bursa

After breakfast transfer from Abant to Bursa. Overnight at hotel in Bursa.

Day 07: Bursa City Tour

After breakfast, Bursa city tour starting with Muradiye Complex which is located in a large park in the 15th century, consists of a mosque, a theological school and 12 extraordinary tombs among which the most important ones are of Murat II and Cem Sultan. Then the tour goes on with a visit to the Great Mosque (Ulucami) that was built by Yildirim Beyazit in the 14th century.

Having a shopping tour, while visiting the Grand Covered Bazaar and Kozahan which is an old silk market on the last station of the famous Silk Road. Lunch at the most famous restaurants of Bursa to taste Iskender Kebab. You will visit Green Tomb and Green Mosque, their decorated with blue tiles which were built by Sultan Celebi Mehmet. Then you will visit Emirsultan Mosque. Tour ends with tea break under the 700 years old tree on the way of Uludag.

Day 08: Bursa - Yalova

After breakfast departure from Bursa to Yalova and overnight at Yalova.

Day 08: Departure

After breakfast, departure from Yalova hotel to Istanbul Airport for final departure.

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Istanbul
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Bursa
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Abant
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in Yalova
  • 4 star category hotel
  • Transportation by deluxe A/C coaches

Exclusions:

  • Tips
  • Flight Tickets

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