Day 1 Arrive Istanbul Muslim Tour Program / Canakkale (Lunch, Dinner)
Upon arrival Istanbul, visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace – the seat of the Ottoman Empire, after it shifted its capital from Bursa to Istanbul. It is today, a museum palace with a wide collection of Kitchen wares and Porcelains, Treasuries, Royal Antiques, Courtyards, Holy Relics etc. Then 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. We will check-in to our hotel in Canakkale for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Canakkale / Kusadasi" Istanbul Muslim Tour Package Program (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Following breakfast, we 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. Depart for Kusadasi, enroute we will have lunch in Bergama before visiting Pergamon to see the Asklepion. Drive to Kusadasi. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 3 Kusadasi / Pamukkale Istanbul Muslim Tour Package Program (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Following breakfast we drive to Selcuk to visit Ephesus as well as viewing one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, the Temple of Artemis (One of the Seven Wonders of Antiquity) and the Basilica of St. John from a distance, followed by lunch in the township of Selcuk. After lunch we will visit the famous local production center for leather garments whereby after a live Fashion Show time will be allocated for shopping. Then continue to Pamukkale. You will tour the Ancient City of Hierapolis today called Pamukkale where Calcareous hot springs descending over cliffs have created fascinating travertines in the form of white terrace and basins. After a picture break, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Pamukkale / Konya / Cappadocia" Istanbul Muslim Tour Package Program (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Following an early breakfast we will drive through an interesting landscape where peasants make their living, to have lunch enroute before arriving in Konya. Konya was the center of the Seljuk Empire as well as the city of Mevlana and his Whirling Dervishes. After visiting the Mevlana Museum, we will continue to Cappadocia and visit the Sultanhani Caravanserai enroute. Dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 5 Cappadocia Istanbul Muslim Package Program (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today we visit the incredible Underground City of Serhatli where early Christians lived secretly in order to survive and keep their faith. Picture stops will be given at the Valley of the Birds and at the foot of the Uchisar Castle. Afterwards Then proceed to the rock carved churches hollowed out of volcanic ash. Then visit Pigeons Valley. Lunch will be at Avanos Village followed by the famous local pottery and carpet shows allowing ample time for shopping in the afternoon. Also time will be allocated for the local souvenir shopping before returning to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 6 Cappadocia / Ankara / Bolu "Istanbul Muslim Package Program"(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Depart for Ankara, the capital of Turkey. Visit the Ataturk Mausoleum – the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – Father of modern Turkey. The architecture of the mausoleum is a mix of different styles that represent the various Anatolian civilizations. Then drive to Bolu for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Bolu / " Istanbul Muslim Tour Package Program " (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Istanbul. Upon arrival have lunch in local restaurant. Then visit famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar (or Covered Bazaar, Turkish: Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets and 4,000 shops, and has between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Day 8 Departure Istanbul (Breakfast)
After breakfast free for leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight.
Today is free at leisure. You may do some last minute shopping till your transfer to the airport for your flight.