Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival in Istanbul, our representative makes your transfer to the hotel, Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and start a full day of sightseeing tour of Istanbul old city, discover the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics, visit Saint Sophia Museum, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time, then visit the Sultanahmet Cami (Blue Mosque), built in the 16th century, unique with 6 minarets and its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles. The Ancient Hippodrome, was the scene of chariot races and constains three monuments: Obelisk of Theodosius,bronze serpentine column and German Fountian of Wilhelm II. Before lunch visit the Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) one of the oldest and biggest Bazaars in the world with more than 4,000 shops selling souvenirs, rugs & kilims, jewelry, pottery, leather and almost everything. Visit Royal Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. As a last, Suleymaniye Mosque will be viseted. Little Hagia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed – basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 03 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and takken to meeting point. Firstly we will drive along the Byzantine City Walls that surround the Old City. Then we will reach Golden Horn, the river that separates European side into two parts.There we will stop in Spice Bazaar, a small version of Grand Bazaar, where you can buy Turkish delight, apple tea, turkish tea etc. After this stop, we will get on the boat and start for Bosphorus Cruise until the second bridge.While we are cruising on Bosphorus you will see Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahçe Palace and many other houses and palaces on European and Asian Side of Istanbul. After the cruise we come back to the port and we go to a restaurant for lunch.After lunch, we get on the bus and cross the Bosphorus Bridge to get to the Asian Side.We will visit Beylerbeyi Palace,the summer house of Ottoman Sultans.After this visit, we will drive to
Camlica Hill which is the highest point in Istanbul.You will have the best view of the city on that hill. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off at your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 - Departure Day from Istanbul and Transfer to Airport
You can extend package with additional night(s) in Istanbul or transfer directly on to Istanbul Airport for return international flight.
- All hotel accommodations in choice of preferred class
- All noted city sightseeing tours on regular group OR private guided basis
- All tours with professional tour guide, licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
- All main entrance fees to sights mentioned by the itinerary
- All meals mentioned by the itinerary - Vegetarian meals available
- All required land transport & round-trip airport transfers with A/C minivans throughout the trip.
- All parking fees, ferry, tolls
- Local taxes & handling services