Istanbul-Canakkale-Pergamon-Kusadasi-Pamukkale-Bursa / Westen Turkey Private Tour /6Days 5Nights (TMPL-2010)

Day 01 Istanbul – Canakkale (-,L,D)
Upon arrival, proceed to Istanbul city tour. Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles. Next, view the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consists 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races took place in the past. Then, visit St Sophia Church (Hagia Sophia), is a former Eastern Orthodox Church converted to a mosque and must see attraction because of its religious and architectural significance. Next, visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Presently, it is a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Today, a ferry ride cross Marmara Sea. Dinner and overnight in Canakkale.

Day 02 Canakkale – Pergamon – Kusadasi (B,L,D)
Drive to the ancient city of Troy. We will visit this ancient city and the infamous wooden horse. Continue to Pergamon and along the way, feast your eyes on the beautiful Agean Sea view with lush olive trees and some Greek and Turkish islands. Upon arrival visit Pergamon Ancient Asklepion, the Asklepion is a famed ancient medical center built in honor of Asklepios, the god of healing. It was also the world's first psychiatric hospital. After lunch, drive to Kusadasi. We may stop over at a Turkish Delight and Apple Tea Outlet in Kusadasi.  Overnight in Kusadasi

Day 03 Kusadasi – Pamukkale (B,L,D)
After breakfast, set off for Selcuk Village and explore Ephesus Ancient City, one of the world’s most outstanding archaeological sites. You will find awesome structures such as the Library of Celsius, Hadrian Temple, Marble Street and Agora.  Ephesus is also one of the 7 Churches of Revelation and holds the House of Virgin Mary, Virgin Mary and St John were said to have lived in Ephesus and died there.  After lunch, visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Artemis Temple. Continue to Pamukkale and visit the ruins Ancient City of Hierapolis and explore Cotton Castle, a World Heritage site, made of fascinating white terraces and pools created by calcareous hot spring waters flowing down the mountain. 

Day 04 Pamukkale – Bursa (B,L,D)
After breakfast transfer to Bursa. Welcome to the first Capital of Turkish people Bursa. Visit Ulucami (Grand Mosque) – the largest Mosque in Bursa with the most striking example of Ottoman Turkish art and impressive calligraphic wall decorations from 1399 AD. Next, Koza Han, which means the "silk cocoon market". Koza Han was built in 1491 by sultan Beyazit II. It was both used as a caravanserai and a silk market because Bursa was the last stop on the great Silk Road from China. Since 1491, the Koza Han has remained the center of the silk industry and trade.  Overnight in Bursa

Day 05 Bursa – Istanbul (B,L,D)
After breakfast continue to Istanbul by ferry and upon arrival start Bosphorous Cruise trip. Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul.  Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453.  Next, continue to Spice Market. Here is the another enjoying oportunity for you, shop till you drop. Next, visit the 500 year-old Grand Bazaar, which has more than 4000 shops selling local products handicrafts. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 06 Istanbul Departure (B,-,-)
You will have free and Easy day before you return back to your home. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation