Flora and Fauna: As the climate and topography vary greatly in Turkey, so does the flora and fauna. The Black Sea region is renowned for its forests of leaf bearing and coniferous trees and for the apples, pears, cherries which is originated from Turkey, hazelnuts, mandarin oranges, tobacco and tea that are grown there. Along the eastern Mediterranean shores the local vegetation is tropical, with flourishing banana, palm and citrus trees and sugar cane and cotton. From the western Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara coasts: olive, citrus and pine trees along the mountains are found. On the steppes of Central Anatolia: natural pastures with scattered-forested areas. In Europe, there are 11,500 kind of flora with flowers. In Turkey, this number is 9,000 but 3,000 of this flora only grow in Turkey
Day 1: ISTANBUL - : Arrive Istanbul airport Meet and drive to hotel afternoon drive to Suleymaniye mosque and visits to Miniaturk Turkish and islamic sample wonders in our country. Return hotel dinner and ON. (D)
Day 2: BURSA: Morning depart to Bursa (2 hrs drive time, Lunch on road Afternoon arrival to Bursa (the city was the First Capital city of Ottomans) and visit Grand Mosque, have Lunch, follows Green Mosque and at 4:00pm return back to Istanbul. Stay our hotel in Istanbul (B,L,D)
Day 3: ISTANBUL: After breakfast arrival and visits to Camlica Hill, lunch after visit to Hippodrome, Blue mosque, Topkapi Palace, visit famous Grand Bazaar. Accommodate and dinner Hotel Istanbul (B,L,D)
Day 4: ISTANBUL: Half/Day tour Morning visit to the old city, Golden horn tours and Eyup El Ansari grave visits in Eyup town uses cablecar to Pierre Loti hill. Afternoon Bosphorus boat cruises (2 hrs) and Follows we have visit to Spice bazaar. Transfer to hotel dinner and ON (B,L,D)
Day 5: Breakfast at hotel and get our buses Transfer to airport to get our plane for departure Medinah way or homebound direction. End of our services. Goodbye (B)
Stays and accommodate hotels above named as 4 stars or 3* range (4 X open buffet
breakfast, 3X lunch and 4 X dinners) all Muslim food and meals
A/C Midibus 32 seats or 47seats Coach, All transfers, Entrance fees, 1 Sng free room, Guidance,
Tips to guide or driver, drinks on meals, self expences, minibar, telephone ,laundry use at hotels.
We never get such a beautifull Blue Cruise (Wooden yacht) as we travelled all over the world.
Captain and his wife (cooker) Turkish Dolmas unforgettable in my life. I get this meal receipe and will use in my kitchen at home.
Again respectfully her affort.
We wish you well and much happiness.
If you, ever get to the Ohio area in the USA, we hope you would call us so we could return your hospitality.
Alinda Breukhuisen / Thomas Everglades