Turkey

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TOUR PLAN

Istanbul - Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with local staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Istanbul City Tour

(Open buffet breakfast and local lunch included)

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the full day tour of old Istanbul city.

  • HIPPODROME, The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the German Fountain Of Wilhelm Ii, The Obelisk Of Thedosius, The Bronze Serpentine Column And The Column Of Constantine.
  • SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
  • SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. GRAND BAZAAR(COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brasware and trays, water ewers, onyxware and meerschaum pipers.

LUNCH (Drinks are extra)

  • LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s 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. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS. (Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Istanbul City Tour

(Open buffet breakfast and local lunch included)

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the full day tour of old Istanbul city.

  • CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
  • DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
  • SPICE BAZAAR (EGYPTIAN BAZAAR) The air here ıs filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
  • BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
  • THE RUMELI FORTRESS(FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.

LUNCH (Drinks are extra)

  • SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best leather producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different varieus of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories.
  • BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE)
  • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN SİDE.

ÇAMLICA HILL one of the highest points in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of İstanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscape in traditional style, as you sip your drinks in a cafeteria.

Istanbul - End of Tour

(Open buffet breakfast included)

After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one .

  • 3 nights hotel in Istanbul on BB basis
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 local lunches
  • Guided mentioned City Tours on SIC basis
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides
  • Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

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