Gems of Turkey

10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS
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INCLUDES
6 night’s accommodation in Istanbul
2 night’s accommodation in Bursa
2 night’s accommodation in Yalova
All transfers as per the itinerary
Meals as per the itinerary
Sightseeing per SIC basis
Services of English-speaking tour guide
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Port-rage, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours
All items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the itinerary
Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions
Any sightseeing not mentioned in inclusions
Any optional tours/sightseeing
Visa
Airfare
Travel Insurance

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Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey - a mesmerizing land of Romans and Ottomans! On arrival in Istanbul, you will be welcomed by your representative and transferred to your hotel.
With an over-abundance of important historic buildings and exciting new art galleries and museums, visitors have more than enough to see during the day, but it's at night that the place swings into high-velocity, mega-stylish action.

  • Overnight: Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 2: ISTANBUL

Enjoy half day morning city tour of Istanbul (Seat in Coach).
Today morning, enjoy a city tour of Istanbul. Visit Byzantine Hippodrome, in which stand the obelisk brought from Egypt by Theodosius and the Serpent Column taken from Delphi by Constantine. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque, which has six minarets and a middle dome of 109 feet and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays) dating back to 15th century. It covers over 4,000 shops under one roof.

The rest of the evening is at leisure to discover this breathtaking city. Why not take an optional Istanbul by Night tour if you haven't already on the first day?

  • Overnight: Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: Istanbul

Harbour for full day Princess Islands tour, including cruise to the island there is no better way to escape the bustle of Istanbul for a day than with a visit to the idyllic Princes’ Islands. Enjoy cool breezes and charming sights along the way to Buyukada, the largest Island in the chain. Famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, and ornate Ottoman Houses, all the islands are unspoiled by traffic. Instead of cars there are carriages, called phaetons, which we will use to tour the island and its beautiful scenery studded with elegant mansions draped with purple bougainvillea, reminiscent of a more leisured and graceful era. We will enjoy our lunch at the best of one of the many excellent fresh fish restaurants that line the waterfront, gazing across the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close - though it feels worlds away. Mini tour around the island with horse-drawn carriages, lunch at a sea side restaurant.

  • Overnight: Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 4: Istanbul

Free day at leisure
Today will be day free at leisure. Explore the city on your own.

Or

Enjoy the Bosphorus cruise with Lunch (Seat in Coach). (optional)
In the afternoon, proceed on a Bosphorus cruise along the Bosphorus, the winding strait separating Europe & Asia. Along the shores, there is a delightful mixture of the past and the present, as well as the grand splendor and quaint beauty of the ancient wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses and small fishing villages and spice market.

  • Overnight: Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 5: Istanbul - Bursa

Transfer to Bursa via Yalova town,
Our shuttle will pick you up from hotel or from cruise port drop off back at the end of the tour. You will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional tour guide with this tour. You will be picked up from your hotel at early morning, and drive from Istanbul to Eskihisar port and take ferry to Topcular. Enjoying the lovely country and seaside. Ferry takes about 45 minutes than drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital. Cable Car to Uludag Mountain, for barbeque lunch. You will have free time for Atv safari or ski motor and skiing (in winter). Visit to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Depart from Bursa around 19:00 and Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotels. The city BURSA is frequently cited as "Green Bursa" in a reference to the beautiful parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the vast forests in rich variety that extend in its surrounding region. The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which towers behind the city core and which a famous ski resort is also. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks. The surrounding fertile plain, its thermal baths, several interesting museums, notably a rich museum of archaeology, and a rather orderly urban growth are further principal elements that complete Bursa's overall picture.

  • Overnight: Bursa
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6: Bursa

Free day at leisure

Today will be day free at leisure. Explore the city on your own.

Or

Shallala tours "Waterfall" tour will be optional (optional)

  • Overnight: Bursa
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7: Bursa - Yalova

After breakfast, Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Yalova Rest of the will free at leisure. Get ready to explore the finest city of Istanbul.

  • Overnight: Yalova
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 8: Yalova

Day Free at leisure
Free day for swimming in the pool of the hotel or Day trip to Yalova Thermal & Hamam ; Open and closed roof pools with hot spring water, hamam, sauna, lunch and transportations. Yalova is one of the best positioned Turkish sanatorium complexes. Yalova Thermal is located in a mountain valley in the north-west of Turkey, on the coast of the Marmara Sea and in the resort town of Yalova.The most favorable time for travel to Yalova is from September to May. Yalova Thermal is situated in a scenic natural area inside the peninsula, which is rich lush forests, hot springs, thermal pools in the open air, hamams, parks and restaurants. Tourists that visit this magnificent place who want to diversify their vocation and aling it with the maximum benefit for their health. Curative springs with drinking and bathing water (40 C) are rich in fluoride, sodium chloride, and calcium not only limited to relaxing effect on the human body

  • Overnight: Yalova
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 9: Yalove – Istanbul

After breakfast Pack you bag and get transferred to the Istanbul our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Istanbul.
Rest of the day free at leisure

  • Overnight: Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 10: Istanbul

Free day at leisure or Istanbul by Night tour (optional)
After breakfast, enjoy the shopping tour. You can explore the Spice Bazaar's stalls independently and shop for a selection of edible treats, Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, also known a modern shopping mall and Istinye Park (shopping center).
The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

  • Overnight: Istanbul
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 11: Depart Istanbul

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home

HOTELS
Eresin Taxim - Istanbul
Tiara Thermal - Bursa
Elegance Resort - Yalova
HOTELS
The Marmara Taksim - Istanbul
Almira - Bursa
Elegance Resort - Yalova
Cost Per Person
Cost valid till 15 Jul to 31 Oct 2017
HOTELS USD 973 (Twin/Double Sharing)
HOTELS USD 1519 (Twin)

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