A Round Trip around Istanbul

DAY 1: ISTANBUL / BURSA

We depart from Istanbul hotel and drive to Bursa. We take a ferry across Izmit Gulf of the Sea of Marmara and view a medieval castle built by Emperor Alexius Comnenus after the arrival of the Selcuk Turks and before the arrival of the First Crusaders in late 11th century.
On the way to Bursa, we visit Iznik, ancient Nicaea that presents the Christian World Nicaean Creed in the time of Emperor Constantine the Great in early fourth century. We visit Hagia Sophia Church that housed stormy council meeting about icons.
Then we arrive to Bursa. We visit Green Mosque and Green Tomb which have superb turquoise tiles from early 15th century. We also visit Grand Mosque with beautiful calligraphy art. Then Cocoon Market of the 15th century.
We have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.

DAY 2: BURSA / CANAKKALE

After breakfast in the hotel, we drive to Canakkale. We visit Troy site with 34 layers of settlement. It boasts so much about its contribution to mythology and archeology.
We have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.

DAY 3: CANAKKALE / EDIRNE

After breakfast in the hotel, we drive to the ferry station to go across from Asian continent to European continent. We visit ANZAC section of the Gallipoli Battlefields. Then drive to Edirne.
We have dinner and stay in the hotel.

DAY 4: EDIRNE / ISTANBUL

After breakfast in the hotel, we visit Selimiye Mosque late 16th century mosque, masterpiece of Sinan the architect, the most well known Ottoman architect ever.
We visit Rustem Pasha Caravanserai and Uc Serefeli Minaret Mosque, interesting with its minaret style.
Then we drive to Istanbul.

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