Tulip Festival Tour 8 Days 7… Istanbul

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Tulip Festival Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

DAY 01 ISTANBUL –BURSA ( Lunch / Dinner )  

Welcome to Istanbul, after arrival breafast in local restaurant and departure for Bursa.  Bursa which was the first capital city of Ottomans is a region full of various Islamic Relics ( Mosques, Madrasahs etc. )The city is usually known as "Green Bursa" because of its lush vegetation and the vast forests which provide fresh air. Bursa is famous for textiles and other industries.. Bursa has also spiritual importance because early Ottoman Sultans are buried there. The Ulu Mosque and Green Mosque reflect the style of Great Ottoman Empire . The rich merchants of Silk Road have contributed wealth to this site leaving remarkable heritage. Koza Han is well-known for silk production so it differs from Grand Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel in Bursa and Overnight.
 

 DAY 02 BURSA -KUSADASI (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast Departure to Ephesus, a Greco-Roman city very well preserved in Asia Minor, which once had a population of 250,000 inhabitants and monopolized the wealth of the Middle East. It keeps treasures as the impressive Roman Theater that housed more than 25,000 spectators, the magnificent Library of Celsus (third largest library in the ancient world,. the Temple of Hadrian and the Marble Street.We will watch a lovely leather fashion show. Turkish leather production goes back to 12th century and leather tanning is one example of the diverse and traditional turkish handcraft. Overnight in Kusadası

 

DAY 03  KUSADASI  -PAMUKKALE (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast , we depart for Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), visit the extensive ruins of Hierapolis & Necropolis – known for its thermal baths and health centre. Thereafter, see “Cotton Castle” or Pamukkale's magical and unique terraces & castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs. Enjoy your overnight stay in Pamukkale Thermal Hotel.

 

DAY 04 PAMUKKALE-KONYA-CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

Today, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religious are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.

 

DAY 05 CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

Early this morning just before your breakfast, if you are ready for some excitement, you may consider trying out the possible optional Hot Air Balloon experience.

 

Then after breakfast at the hotel, visit Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians, witness their ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms all within this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next, do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and work of local hand-made crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Thereafter, make a visit to the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum, to explore the unusual troglodyte dwellings, remains of the early churches comprising of complicated rooms hollowed out of the cones of volcanic ash and decorated with scratched frescoes. Photo-stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasyland of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to their local Cave House and Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilimak (Red River). After dinner, a fascinating Belly Dancing and Folkdance performances awaits you.

 

DAY 06 CAPPADOCIA - ANKARA – ISTANBUL  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

This morning, drives pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing Highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum. Lastly, drive to Istanbul  for your overnight stay.

 

DAY 7  ISTANBUL CITY TOUR (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast,we visit the Old Town where we will see, German Fountain, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, Constantine Column and then continue to visit Blue Mosque, famous with its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Continue to the palace via viewing Ayasofia. Then we reach to the Topkapi Palace, where all the sacred leavings of Islamic history are exhibited. Then visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

gardens of Sultanahmet square

Gulhane parkı tulips

 

DAY 8 ISTANBUL (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast,We ll visit Spice Market and new mosque till lunch then cruise for Bosphorus Strait. Afternoon we'll visit the 500 year-old Spice market and

Gardens of Emirgan and Eminönü tulip festival after dinner transfer to airport with the destionation to country of origin.

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Tulip Festival Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

DAY 01 ISTANBUL –BURSA ( Lunch…

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Description

Tulip Festival Tour 8 Days 7 Nights

DAY 01 ISTANBUL –BURSA ( Lunch / Dinner )  

Welcome to Istanbul, after arrival breafast in local restaurant and departure for Bursa.  Bursa which was the first capital city of Ottomans is a region full of various Islamic Relics ( Mosques, Madrasahs etc. )The city is usually known as "Green Bursa" because of its lush vegetation and the vast forests which provide fresh air. Bursa is famous for textiles and other industries.. Bursa has also spiritual importance because early Ottoman Sultans are buried there. The Ulu Mosque and Green Mosque reflect the style of Great Ottoman Empire . The rich merchants of Silk Road have contributed wealth to this site leaving remarkable heritage. Koza Han is well-known for silk production so it differs from Grand Bazaar. After the tour transfer to your hotel in Bursa and Overnight.
 

 DAY 02 BURSA -KUSADASI (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast Departure to Ephesus, a Greco-Roman city very well preserved in Asia Minor, which once had a population of 250,000 inhabitants and monopolized the wealth of the Middle East. It keeps treasures as the impressive Roman Theater that housed more than 25,000 spectators, the magnificent Library of Celsus (third largest library in the ancient world,. the Temple of Hadrian and the Marble Street.We will watch a lovely leather fashion show. Turkish leather production goes back to 12th century and leather tanning is one example of the diverse and traditional turkish handcraft. Overnight in Kusadası

 

DAY 03  KUSADASI  -PAMUKKALE (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast , we depart for Pamukkale (Cotton Castle), visit the extensive ruins of Hierapolis & Necropolis – known for its thermal baths and health centre. Thereafter, see “Cotton Castle” or Pamukkale's magical and unique terraces & castles created by deposits of white limestone from thermal springs. Enjoy your overnight stay in Pamukkale Thermal Hotel.

 

DAY 04 PAMUKKALE-KONYA-CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

Today, visit the museum of 13th century Philosopher Melvana Celaleddin-i Rumi, which used to be the cloister for Mevlevi Dervishes. Mevlana was a philosopher and mystic of Islam, but not a Muslim of the orthodox type. His doctrine advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness, charity and awareness through love. To him and to his disciples all religious are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on Muslim, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.

 

DAY 05 CAPPADOCIA (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

Early this morning just before your breakfast, if you are ready for some excitement, you may consider trying out the possible optional Hot Air Balloon experience.

 

Then after breakfast at the hotel, visit Underground City of Kaymakli, once a place of refuge for 15,000 Christians, witness their ancient bedrooms, church, meeting hall and food storage rooms all within this eight-storey city connected by 30km of corridors and passageways. Next, do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and work of local hand-made crafts through a Turkish carpet weaving course. Thereafter, make a visit to the fascinating frescoed rock churches and chapels at Goreme Open-Air Museum, to explore the unusual troglodyte dwellings, remains of the early churches comprising of complicated rooms hollowed out of the cones of volcanic ash and decorated with scratched frescoes. Photo-stops will be made at Uchisar “castle” village, a fantasyland of strange and wonderful works of man and nature. Then, proceed to their local Cave House and Avanos Pottery Village, set on the banks of the Kizilimak (Red River). After dinner, a fascinating Belly Dancing and Folkdance performances awaits you.

 

DAY 06 CAPPADOCIA - ANKARA – ISTANBUL  (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

This morning, drives pass picturesque Salt Lake and arrive into Ankara – capital of Turkey. Our Ankara sightseeing Highlights include the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum. Lastly, drive to Istanbul  for your overnight stay.

 

DAY 7  ISTANBUL CITY TOUR (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast,we visit the Old Town where we will see, German Fountain, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, Constantine Column and then continue to visit Blue Mosque, famous with its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Continue to the palace via viewing Ayasofia. Then we reach to the Topkapi Palace, where all the sacred leavings of Islamic history are exhibited. Then visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul.

gardens of Sultanahmet square

Gulhane parkı tulips

 

DAY 8 ISTANBUL (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )  

After breakfast,We ll visit Spice Market and new mosque till lunch then cruise for Bosphorus Strait. Afternoon we'll visit the 500 year-old Spice market and

Gardens of Emirgan and Eminönü tulip festival after dinner transfer to airport with the destionation to country of origin.

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