Tour Style : Available to manage on a regular ( SIC-seat in coach ) and on a private basis
Departures : All year round – Guaranteed Departure
Runs on as a private tour : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Runs on as a regular tour : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Price : Per person in a double room – 4* Hotel basis
Arrive in Istanbul by …….. , meet and greet at the airport by our reps. Transfer to the hotel on the vehicle . (Early check-in is not guaranteed / Normal check-in time at hotels is 15:00) Free at Leisure . Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast proceed to half day Istanbul tour . We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Saint Sophia . Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses. Next we visit the Blue Mosque, which owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Dating from the 17th century, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets.The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive. The Grand Bazaar, was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style. *On Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, we visit the Chora Church, famed for its mosaics and frescoes. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel.
MORNING BOSPHORUS CRUISE
We begin with a brief visit to the 17 th century Spice Bazaar one of Istanbul’s most colorful and bustling attractions. Next, we take an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestıc strait that runs through Istanbul, linking Europe and Asia.From our cruise boat, we view the dramatıc sights lining the Bosphorus’ wooded shores: mosques, a bridge that for a time was the world’s longest and the massive Rumeli Hisarı , a fortress built by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also noteworthy are the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultan’s fanciful gingerbreadpalaces and hunting lodges. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day will be free for leisure. You can choose from our list of optional tours and have a wonderful day. Accommodation at the hotel.
After breakfast, free time until checkout. According to your flight schedule you will be transferred to the airport for onward flight.
Accommodation with breakfast as per the itinerary
Return airport transfers on PRIVATE basis from / to Ataturk Airport
Meals as per itinerary B : Breakfast , L : Lunch , D : Dinner as indicated schedule
The tours on SIC- Regular basis as per the itinerary with English speaking guidance with pick up and drop at the hotel
Entrances as per the itinerary
Drinks at meals
Porterage at airport
Tips and portrage at hotels
Tips to the driver and the guide
This tour is a Guaranteed Departure Tour and this means that it will depart regardless of how many people are booked on to it.
The tour is available all year round .
There are two international airports in Istanbul (Istanbul Ataturk Airport IST and Sabiha Gokcen Airport SAW) We run free arrival or departure transfers from/to Ataturk International Airport. If you arrive or depart Sabiha Gokcen Airport SAW there will be an additional fee. Please contact us for further information.
Also the tour can be modifiable to private tour with guidance on your native language basis.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact us for your group tour needs or to inquire about group pricing.
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