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Monthly Special: Istanbul & Jerusalem
  • Day 1 - Friday, Depart US Departure Cities: JFK, BOS, WAS, CHI, MIA, HOU, SFO, LAX
    Depart for Istanbul, on Turkish Airlines. Enjoy superior in flight service with free personal entertainment, meals, and beverages. Meals: Onboard
    Day 2 - Saturday, Arrive in Istanbul
    Upon arrival later afternoon in Istanbul, you will be met by a Troy Tours representative and transferred Radisson Park Inn Istanbul. Meals: Dinner is your own.
    Day 3 - Sunday, Istanbul - Optional Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour $20 per person
    After Breakfast, you will meet your guide at 9:30AM in the hotel lobby to begin your walking city tour of exotic city of Istanbul. You will tour the blue Mosque, famous for its blue Iznik tiles, followed by the timeless Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. Next is the Topkapi Palace, the seat of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years. Explore the breathtaking ground, domes, porticos, terraces and great halls of the palace, marveling at its exhibits of costumes, china, jewels and manuscripts. Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own.
    Day 4 - Monday, Istanbul - Optional Exotic Spice and Grand Bazaar & Bosphorus Cruise Tour $20 p.p.
    After breakfast, depart your hotel at 9AM for the Spice Bazaar beckon with an exotic bouquet of fragrances and a kaleidoscope of colors and must-see-and smell experience for foodies on Istanbul tours. Continue you tour with the Bophorus cruise relax enjoy magnifies palaces and huge suspension bridges, and “yalis” along the Bosphorus all sipping your traditional Turkish tea. Your final stop will be famed Grand Bazaar with 4000 stores Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch and Dinner is your own
    Day 5 - Tuesday, Istanbul to Tel Aviv
    After breakfast, transfer to airport for a short flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Gold Hotel in Jerusalem. Remainder of the day is at your leisure Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel. Lunch is your own.
    Day 6 - Wednesday, Jerusalem - Optional Old City Tour $15 per person
    Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit king David's tomb, room of last supper and the Dormition Abbey; Enter the old city and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the new city and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel. Lunch is your own.
    Day 7 - Thursday, Jerusalem Optional Death Sea & Masada Tour $89 per person
    Depart Jerusalem via the Judean hills to the dead sea, the lowest place on earth; Roadside view of Qumeran caves (visit not included) where the dead sea scrolls were found; Visit a dead sea cosmetic products shop. Drive along the shores of the dead sea to Massada where you will learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by king Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palace, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Descend by cable car. Continue to the dead sea; Enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the dead sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Return to hotel. Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at the hotel. Lunch is your own
    Day 8 - Friday, Return Home
    Your tour ends. Early morning transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your journey home. Meals: Breakfast

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