Taste of Istanbul,

Taste of Istanbul

Istanbul

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.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.


Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Services

Included

  • All airport meetings and transfers with deluxe A/C vehicle based on private driver and minibus.
  • 3-night accommodation in the hotels proposed.
  • Sightseeing tours, including professional English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Meal plan as stated at the itinerary.
  • Local taxes.

Excluded

  • Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
  • Any drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
  • International arrival & departure flight tickets.
  • Porterage services.
  • Any other items which are not counted in “What Is Included?” section.

Dates

You can start this tour any day all year round.


Pricing

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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