A city that is the melting pot of cultures, a bridge between the East and the West.
Please note that the itinerary below is just a sample. We can add more days in any of the destinations listed. Or, we can add more places to visit. Just tell us your wishes so that we can craft the best possible itinerary for you.
Welcome to Istanbul & Free Day
Arrive in Istanbul and meet your greeter at the airport. Transfer to your hotel with your private vehicle. On the way, you will get some instruction about your tour by the agency representative. You can spend the day discovering the amazing dishes of Turkish cuisine with a view of Bosphorus, having a feast for your eyes at the same time. Overnight in Istanbul.
* No meal included.
** Early check-in is subject to availability.
Byzantine and Ottoman Relics
This day is dedicated to discovering Old Istanbul’s marvels, from Byzantine to late Ottoman times. After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel and join the tour group. First visit is to Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque, which is famous with its unmatched blue tiles. Then take walk through Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Reach breath-taking Hagia Sophia Museum, the culmination of Byzantine architecture. Then proceed to Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered bazaar in the World. Have lunch with a beautiful view of Bosphorus at a roof top. In the afternoon, get on the bus and visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. Finally visit Topkapi Palace, where Ottoman sultans ruled the vast empire for more than 400 years. After the tour, a bus will drop you near your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
* Breakfast and lunch included.
** Tour is around 08:30-16:30.
Morning Bosphorus Cruise & Free Afternoon
Today you will enjoy a half day cruise on the amazing Bosphorus, the straight between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join the tour group. Before embarkation on the boat, visit the Spice Market, the center of spice trade for hundreds of years between the East and the West. You can make some spice, dried fruit, seeds and lokum shopping. Then, embark on a tour boat for a short voyage on the Bosphorus. You will see on the both sides of the strait old Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old and new faces of Istanbul. After the tour, your will be dropped at your hotel. Afternoon is free to enjoy the city on your own.
* Breakfast included.
** Tour is around 08:30-12:30.
Transfer to Airport & Goodbye
Pick-up in your hotel and transfer to airport to take your departure flight back home. End of your services.
* Breakfast is included.
You can start this tour any day all year round.
Approximate price of the tour is 80-90 EUR per person/ per day, depending on the participant number, accommodation type, travel season, etc.
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