27-Aug 1 Arrival in İstanbul and transfer to hotel . short orientation  Overnight in Istanbul.
28-Aug 2 Drive to Plovdiv. Visit old town. Overnight in Plovdiv.
29-Aug 3 Head to Veliko Turnovo.  On the way we visit Thracian Tomb in Kazanluk. After a brief stop at the Shipchenski monastery of St Nicholas, we cross Shipka pass.  Our next stop is the Etar Ethnographic village, a UNESCO world heritage site. Its street of Balkan buildings demo traditional crafts, plus historical water mills. Overnight in Veliko Turnovo.
30-Aug 4 After breakfast at hotel, walking tours Tsarevets Citadel and Arbanassi village Free time in Turnovo. Overnight in Veliko Turnovo.
31-Aug 5 Depart for Sophia and visit museum town Koprivshtitsa and Troyan Monastery. Short sightseeing city tour. Overnight in Sophia.    
1-Sep 6 Walking tour including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Serdica archaeological site and old bazaar. Head south to Rila Monastery, if time on the way to Edirne, Turkey. Overnight in Edirnecal site and  old bazaar. Head to Rila Monestery and visit historical site and depart for Edirne/ turkey. Overnight in Edirne
2-Sep 7 Visit Selimiye mosque and Beyazit complex which was medical school and hospital during Ottoman times and drive to İstanbul.  Overnight in istanbul.
3-Sep 8 Full day in Istanbul
4-Sep 9 Full day in Istanbul
5-Sep 10 Fly to Tibilsi - Walking tour of Tiblisi Overnight in Tibilisi.   
6-Sep 11 Day trip to Mtsketa Jvari monastery Overnight in Tibilisi
7-Sep 12 Depart towards Gori visiting Rabati Castle and short tour in Akhaltsikhe. Overnight in Akhaltsikhe
8-Sep 13 Cross back into Turkey, then visit Savsat Castle and head to Kars. Overnight in Kars.
9-Sep 14 Ancient city of Ani walking tour; later, tour in old city of Kars. Drive to Erzurum. Overnight in Erzurum
10-Sep 15 Full day tour in Erzerum. Overnight in Erzurum
11-Sep 16 Fly to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul 
12-Sep 17 fly home 
Combine this tour with tour B - Georgia & NE Turkey