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  • Day 1 - Saturday, Depart US

    Depart for Istanbul, on Turkish Airlines. Enjoy superior in flight service with free personal entertainment, meals, and beverages.


    Meals: Onboard

    Day 2 - Sunday, Arrive in Istanbul

    Upon arrival later afternoon in Istanbul, you will be met by a Troy Tours representative transferred to Deluxe Doubletree Old Town Istanbul. En route to your hotel, drive by the periphery of the world’s most impressive city walls constructed between 413 and 447 by Theodosius II . Remainder of the day is at your leisure


    Meals: Dinner is your own.

    Day 3 - Monday, Istanbul

    After breakfast, you will meet your guide at 9:30AM in the hotel lobby to begin your city tour of exotic city of Istanbul. You will tour the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles. Next is the Topkapi Palace the seat of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. Explore the breathtaking grounds, domes, porticos, terraces and great halls of the palace, marveling at its exhibits of costumes, china, jewels and manuscripts. Your final stop is exotic Grand Bazaar with its 4000 shops.


    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.

    Day 4 - Tuesday, Istanbul

    Full day at your leisure in Istanbul to explore on your own.


    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own

    Day 5 - Wednesday, Istanbul to Rome

    After breakfast, transfer to airport for a short flight to Rome, Italy. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Napoleon Hotel in Rome. Remainder of the day is at your leisure


    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.
    There is a meal on board Turkish Airlines flight to Rome
    Day 6 - Thursday, Rome

    Caesars’ and the Popes’ Rome


    After Breakfast, Meet your tour representative in the lobby at 9AM

    Today, you will enjoy panoramic views while passing the Pyramid of Caio Cestio, the Aurelian walls, the imposing remains of Caracalla's baths, the Aventino hill with a view of Circus Maximus and the ruins of the Imperial Palace on the Palatine Hill, the "Bocca della Verità", the temples of Hercules and Portunus, the Marcello's Theatre, the Campidoglio hill with its monumental staircase and the square master piece of Michelangelo. Piazza Venezia, the heart of Rome dominated by the monument of the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II and the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I. Driving along the Imperial Forum street we will see Trajan’s Column, Trajan's market and the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Arch of Constantine. Stop for a visit to the Colosseum, one of Rome’s grandest monuments. Continuing along Via Cavour, see the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Piazza della Repubblica with Najad's Fountain and the remains of Dioclesiano's Baths, the Via Nazionale and a stop to visit the Trevi Fountain. After lunch continue by bus to the Vatican, passing through the elegant Via Veneto, the Villa Borghese, the Tiber River,  the Justice Palace,
    the Castel Sant’Angelo and arrive at St. Peter’s Square with its imposing
    Colonnade by Gianlorenzo Bernini. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica with its
    magnificent dome and see Michelangelo’s masterpiece La Pietà. Before returning to your hotel; you will have some free time for shopping in the Vatican area.


    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.


     

     

    Day 7 - Friday, Rome

    Full day at your leisure in Rome to explore on your own.


    Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own

    Day 8 - Saturday, Return home via Istanbul

    Your tour ends. Early morning transfer to Rome airport for your journey home.


    Or chose one of the 4 extension options: Extend in Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice.

    Meals: Breakfast on board Turkish Airlines flight





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