Discover Istanbul Tour is 4 nights 5 Days package with our professional guiding service, everyday guarantee departure all year around. The historical peninsula is the centre of interest for both Turkish and foreign tourists.There is so much to do here in one day !The Grand Bazaar,Hagia Sophia,the Sultanahmet Mosque,Akbıyık Street and Soğukçeşme street all wait to be discovered.One of the best features of the historical peninsula is that there are places of worship of all three religions.
Departure: Ataturk or Sabiha Gokcen Airport
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Day 01 - Arrival in Istanbul Upon your arrival transfer to Hotel
You will meet with our repersentitive at the Atatturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Arport. After meeting at the airport, you will be transfered to your hote. Check in to hotel and you will have free afternoon and evening for relaxing after flight journey or you can go out and check around.
Day 02 - Istanbul Old City Tour (B - L)
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 (B - L)
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 04 - Istanbul Princes Island Tour (B - L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and takken to meeting point. After taht, drive along to seasight to port. Embark to boat and Cruise the Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands by a Maritime Lines boat. Stop at Büyükada, a popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Get to also view from the boat Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower, and Haydarpasa Railway Station.There you will enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees after relaxing on the beaches in the numerous coves of its coast. In the evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.Overnight at your hotel.
Day 05 - 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
International flights to/from Turkey
Personal 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
Dear Gamze, It was really a wonderful experience visiting Turkey and we loved it very much! It was very memorable and we felt very safe while there. We definitely will want to return to see other parts of Turkey next year. Thanks so much for organizing and suggesting places to see around Istanbul and we loved the Black Sea and Princes's Island tour very much. The guide who took us to the Bahai house in Edirne was very professional and nice and we enjoyed going with him that day on that long trip. I will not hesitate to pass your contact information to all of my friends if they want to visit Turkey. Again thanks so much. I wish I had the chance to meet you in person to thank you while I was there. one of the guide who took us to Prince's Island, I think his name was Juniot (maybe wrong spelling, sorry) told me that you are a very nice person and your tour company is the best! Thanks.. Regards, Shoba
Dear Gamze, Firstly thank you for your nice service and your kidness with me since the begining.. me and my family really enjoyed everything ın Istanbul with your guidance.. hotel location was perfect, professional guides, and ofcourse foods was delicious.. i will higly recomanded you to my all friends and family..