"Thanksgiving in Istanbul"
Thanksgiving in Istanbul Thursday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 ITINERARY: may be subject to small changes. Thursday, Nov. 26 Depart Carney Park NOR Center at 0345. Happy Thanksgiving! Depart Capo roundabout, outside the base at 0400. Depart Support Site ITT bus stop at 0430. Please do not forget your passport. Bus transportation to Rome Fiumcino Airport. Arrival and check-in procedures for your trip to Istanbul. Your Alitalia flight AZ704 departs at 1015 with arrival at Istanbul at 1340. Custom’s procedures upon arrival. Note: For U.S.passport holders, the Visa fee is included. Meet local representative and bus transportation to the Hotel Arcadia. The address is DR Imran Oktem Cad No. 1 Istanbul Tel.0090-212-516-9696 and website www.hotelarcadiaistanbul.com Check-in procedures. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. Evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Friday, Nov. 27 Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local English speaking tour guide for ½ day tour of Istanbul’s old city. Visit the Hippodrome, the former center of sports and political activities of Constantinople. Visit the legendary Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), the most famous religious site both in the Turkish and the Islamic worlds. See St. Sophia Museum, built between 325-360 AD (the first church), and is the largest imperial church in the city. You will also visit the Underground Palace, better known as the Basilica Cistern, the largest of the Byzantine covered cistern. Meals and rest of day at your leisure. Overnight at your hotel. Saturday, Nov. 28 Breakfast at the hotel. Full day at your leisure to sightsee, or shop. Meals on your own. Overnight at your hotel. Sunday, Nov. 29 Breakfast at your hotel. Check-out procedures and meet your group leader for bus transportation to the airport. Check-in procedures for your flight AZ705 to Rome at 1435. Arrival in Rome at 1615. Bus transportation to Naples with approx. arrival at 2000. İyi yolculuklar Have a great trip!