6D5N Istanbul Bursa Canakkale Edirne Tour

Blue Mosque

Highlights: Blue Mosque Egyptian Spice Bazaar Topkapi Palace Grand Bazaar St.Sophia

  from RM 3,158/
  What you get
  • Stay: 4*/5* Hotel - 8 Nights
  • Meals: 8 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 6 Dinner
  • Transport: Return Airport transfer (seat-in-coach basis)

Turkey is a Eurasian country, located mostly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is one of the seven independent Turkic states. The country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken by the population as mother tongue. The vast majority of the population is Muslim.

 
Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) demarcate the boundary between East Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia.
 
In part owing to their Islamic heritage, in part to their origins as nomadic herdsmen on the steppes of Central Asia, the Turks are an incredibly hospitable, open and friendly people. 
 
But the thrill of holidaying in a different culture amongst some of the world’s friendliest people is not sufficient to explain why Turkey attracts some 35 million visitors a year. With over 1,700 miles of Aegean and almost 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline, Turkey is a major draw for visitors looking for a beach-based holiday.
 
Another major joy of exploring Turkey is its ancient sites – the Aegean and Mediterranean littoral is liberally strewn with superb Graeco-Roman ruins, from well-know places like Troy and Ephesus to little-visited wonders such as Arykanda and Sagalassos. Most sites are easy enough to visit either on an organised tour or by hire car.
 
Turkey is a huge country, and with so many repeat visitors it is not surprising that after initial forays to the coastal belt, many find themselves lured by the austere landscapes of Anatolia. The rock-cut Byzantine churches and weird volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia, now home to hundreds of "cave" boutique hotels, is the most popular inland region.
 
Wherever you go in Turkey, and whether you stay in a posh villa or modest guesthouse, criss-cross the land in a hired car or go on an organised coach tour, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome, and come away with an intriguing insight into a country that is neither East nor West - but wholly its own.

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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 - EDIRNE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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, Lunch, Dinner)
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

DAY 04: CANAKKALE – BURSA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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, Lunch, Dinner)
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 (Breakfast)
After breakfast, free time until we transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for flight back to home.

Your hotel options with ground arrangement

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Packages on per person rate in RM $

NO OF PAX

TRAVEL DATE

ADULT

CHILD

SINGLE

TWIN/TRIPLE

+ BED

NO BED

Minimum 2 Adult

01 Apr 19 – 31 Oct 19

6,448

5,618

5,518

5,148

Minimum 4 Adult

01 Apr 19 – 31 Oct 19

3,988

3,158

3,048

2,678

Minimum 6 Adult

01 Apr 19 – 31 Oct 19

3,188

2,358

2,218

1,848

CITY HOTEL (Local 4*)
Istanbul Rotana Hotel Centro or similar
www.rotana.com
Edirne Rys Hotel or similar
www.ryshotel.com
Canakkale Tusan Hotel or similar
www.tusanhotel.com
Bursa Burcman Hotel or similar
www.burcmanhotel.com

Booking period: 04Mar’19~20Mar’19 (Minimum 2 to go)
Travel Period: 01Apr’19~31Oct’19
 

Includes/Highlight

  • Private transportation as per itinerary
  • 5 night’s accommodation
  • Full board meals as per itinerary
  • Tour & entrance fee as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide

 

Excludes

  • Return international air ticket
  • Travel Insurance
  • Compulsory tips USD 8 / pax / day
  • Others not mentioned

 

 

Updated: 09APR19

Peak season and public holiday surcharge may apply for certain dates.

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