All Around Istanbul Tour invites you explore, Istanbul and Around the Istanbul's most historical and natural sites , you will able to discover hisorical palaces and mosques, beside these you will have change to relax on thermal pool in Yalova, winter time you can do ski on the Uludag Mountain and visit Abant Lake Lovely Place to Relax and Breath Fresh Air.
Departure: Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport
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DAY 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Upon arrival, you will be met at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transferred to your hotel in the city of Istanbul, the only city in the world that overlaps the two continents of Europe and Asia. Remainder of day will be at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 2 – Byzantian & Ottoman Relics (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be met by your tour guide who will take you to visit some of Istanbul’s most fascinating sights such as the Blue Mosque (unique with its 6 Minarets) and St Sophia Museum, the jewel of Byzantine architecture in Istanbul, a 6th Century Church dedicated to Divine Wisdom. You will walk around the Hippodrome, once the home of chariot races and other activities during the Roman period. After lunch and visit to Grand Bazaar, next stop is the Topkapi Palace, the home of the Ottoman Sultans and their families for over 400 years, a city within a city with 3000 residents. Your final stop for the day will be the Rustem Pasha Mosque which is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles, set in beautiful floral and geometric designs. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 - Princess’ Islands Cruise Tour (B,L)
Meet your guide to for your full day tour, escaping the bustle of Istanbul for the day. Start the day by boarding a ferry bound for the charming Princes' Islands, your destination, Buyukkada, the largest of the island chain, passing by four other islands during the trip. The islands are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, ornate Ottoman houses and for being vehicle-free. The preferred means of transport is the charming horse-drawn carriage known as the Phaeton, which you will use on your trip around Buyukada, passing by elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvilleas. Feel as though you have stepped back in time to a more peaceful and graceful era. You can feel the 19th century grandeur that adorned the waterfront on your leisurely stroll along the promenade. Lunch will be at one of the many exceptional traditional fish-restaurants on the waterfront, with time to gaze across the water at the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close, yet feels a world away. After the tour, you will cruise back to Istanbul and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 4 - Bosphorus Cruise & Asian Istanbul Tour (B,L)
Your day starts with driving journey along the Golden Horn, the arm of the Bosphorus peninsula which separates the old and new cities of Istanbul. Next stop, the Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar), with mystical aromas of various spices, followed by a cruise along the Bosphorus on one of the iconic ferries of Istanbul, giving you the chance to see the two bridges that link Europe and Asia. Disembark the ferry for a trip over the Intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill, the highest hill in Asiatic Istanbul to enjoy breathtaking views of both shores. Travel back to Europe with a stop at Dolmabahce Palace which was the residence of the late royal Ottoman family. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 5 - Lake Abant Tour (B,L,D)
After breakfast and check-out, you will be met at your hotel and driven to Bolu, enjoying magnificent mountains views, verdant woodlands and clear lake waters. After taking in a panoramic view from Mount Bolu, enjoy lunch at lovely hotel with spectacular views of Lake Abant. This region is known for its brilliantly-colored foliage, and the nearby forests can be explored on foot, horseback or by horse-drawn carriage. After the tour, you will be dropped at your hotel in Abant. Overnight in Abant.
DAY 6 - Free Day in Abant (B,D)
After breakfast at your hotel, remainder of day will be at your leisure in Abant. Overnight in Abant.
DAY 7 - Drive to Bursa via Yalova (B,L)
We leave our hotel right after breakfast and begin a short journey towards Sapanca Lake for barbecue lunch break at a good restaurant. Then we continue to Yalova to visit Thermal. After some free time at Yalova, you will be driven to Bursa. Overnight in Bursa.
DAY 8 - Bursa City & Uludag Tour (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, the Green Mosque is our first places for visit. Green Mosque is the one of the oldest mosque in Bursa and this mosque is famous with green tiles and the one of the mid work of old and new style of Ottoman art. After mosque we will climb to the mountain by cable car if the weather is not allow us we will climb by our bus. This mountain is natural park also. There will be a barbecue party on mountain as lunch. After lunch we are turning to the city center by cable car or our bus. In city center we are going to see Ulu Camii which is the biggest mosque of the Bursa. Near this mosque the traditional Grand Bazaar is our next place to see. After bazaar if we have time we will see other shopping centers in Bursa. Overnight in Bursa.
DAY 9 - Oldest Village & Waterfalls Tour (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, departure and first of all we will see the oldest tree of the Bursa which is 600 years old and 35 m. height. After tree we will see the oldest village of the Bursa. This village is famous with its houses,handmade foods and straight streets and than we are going to waterfall to take rest and having our lunch there in a restaurant near a river. After lunch the last place is Ozdilek shopping center to see. Ozdilek is very famous all of the Turkey with its cottons. After shopping we are turning to our hotel. Overnight stay at Kervansaray Thermal Hotel
DAY 10 - Oylat Cave & Thermal Tour (B,L)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven for 1 hour to arrive to the Oylat Cave. You can walk about 500m into this cave. During this walk you can see stalactites and stalagmites. This cave is near to Oylat village which is famous by thermal baths. Thermal waters are so good for health. Baba Sultan village is another village to see. We will see waterfall of this village. After village we are going to fruit farm to eat some fruit and to see many kinds of fruit in the same farm. After farm we are going a town called Inegol which is very famous with its meatballs. We are having our lunch here. After lunch you will be driven back to your hotel in Bursa. Overnight in Bursa.
DAY 11 - Drive to Mudanya / Ferry to Istanbul (B)
After breakfast and check-out, you will be driven to Mudanya for the ferry to Istanbul. On your arrival to Istanbul, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, with the remainder of day at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 12 – Transfer to Istanbul International Airport (B)
After you have checked-out from your hotel, we will arrange for the transfer to Istanbul International Airport for your onward 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 and petrol.
Local taxes & handling services
International flights to/from Turkey a
Ppersonal travel insurance,
Any other expenses not noted in the above included section or airport tax,
Visa for Turkey (if required),
Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels, items of a personal nature, hotel extras (minibar, telephone/internet usage, laundry, etc), drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast) and medical services.
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2 Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday; replaced with Underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday; replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum Spice Bazaar is closed on Sunday replaced with Pierre Loti Hill Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
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