DAY 1: ISTANBUL
Welcome Istanbul airport and transfer to hotel.
DAY 2: ISTANBUL
Istanbul City Tour : Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. We will visit the Topkapi Palace,where Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place and shopping at Grand Bazaar.
DAY 3: ISTANBUL
Bosphorus Tour Pick up from your hotel or the Istanbul cruise port, you will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide. Visit to the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) Bosphorus Tour on Boat: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
DAY 4: ISTANBUL
Princess Island Tour :Cruise in MARMARA SEA to PRINCES' ISLANDS, retreats for the Byzantine princes are famous for their beautiful pine woods and beaches. The largest and most enjoyable of the islands is Buyukada. There you can enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees after relaxing on the beaches in the numerous coves of its coast. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotel
DAY 5: ISTANBUL-TRABZON
Transfer to Istanbul Airport and flight to Trabzon.Arrive and Overnight at Trabzon.
DAY 6: TRABZON
We visit Sumela Monastery, which was built centuries ago in the foothills of Karadag and
located on the boundaries of Altindere National Park. After the visit of Monastery,we begin to the
journey of Zigana Mountain and we have our lunch at the restaurant among pine trees. We visit
Karaca Cave after lunch, which is in the province of Torul belonging to Gumushane offering a visual
resital to its visitors with its stalactites and stalagmites. Then we give time to shop in Kral Pestil-Kome
to taste pulp. We reach to the hometown of rice-puding Hamsikoy passing through Zigana Pass,
which has two different climates on both sides and following historical Iran Transit Road. We taste
the rice-puding at our village, drinking tea at rural coffeehouse and trekking. Overnight.
DAY 7: TRABZON-ISTANBUL
Transfer to Istanbul. Free time and Overnight at Istanbul
DAY 8: ISTANBUL - HOME
Transfer to the Istanbul Atatürk Airport. Fly back home