Unlimited (3 Nights/4 Days)
Place Covered : Istanbul, Turkey
Package Duration : 3 Nights 4 Days
Travel Period: April - October, 2016
With return Airfare
(Price may change based on availability at the time of Booking)
Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport or Sahiba Gokcen International Airport, your driver will meet you in the arrival and and transfer you to your hotel. Rest of the day at your own leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 Full Day Istanbul City Tour
After your breakfast at hotel, enjoy a full day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul and enjoy your lunch. Our local guide takes us to Hagia Sophia. Built in 537 AD as world's first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its much unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods.
Then we enjoy a short walk to Blue Mosque. Built in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Hippodrome is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column where once horse chariots races of the Eastern Roman Empire took. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. We then go to Grand Bazaar. Following introduction by our guide at a recommended store we will have some free time to browse its 1 200 spice and gold shops.
Then we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace which from 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final place of interest is Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”. To see these things with a great guide...well, you will never be quite the same again. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 Morning Bosphorus Cruise - Spice Market
After your breakfast at hotel, our driver will pick you up from your hotel and short drive brings us to the Eminonu Pier where we embark on a Bosphorus ferry for a 1.5 hours long breathtaking cruise along the Bosphorus strait which runs right through Istanbul city and also between Asia and Europe continents. Our expert local guide explains us about several Ottoman palaces ancient fortresses suspension continental bridges and wealthy shore villages with typical Ottoman architecture that we view along the shore. Then have a guided visit at the colorful Spice Market from the 17th century where we can smell and taste various kinds of herbs and Turkish delights. If time permits we have a short stop at an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 Departure- Shahjalal International Airport
After your breakfast at hotel, you will have a free time for last minute shopping. Then your driver will transfer your to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport or Sahiba Gokcen International Airport according to your flight schedule.
Admission fees for all the sites mentioned in the itinerary
3 nights’ accommodation at centrally located 4 star hotels
Bed and Breakfast meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
All sightseeing’s mentioned in the itinerary on Private basis
Transfer service from/to Airport and hotel on Private Basis
Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
Meals other than stated
Entrance fees, drinks, fees for any other transportation.
Any portage at airports and hotels, tips, insurance, wine, mineral water, telephone charges, and all items of personal nature.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, and vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc. Any services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
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