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ISTANBUL


Istanbul is Turkey's most populous city as well as cultural and financial center. Located on both sides of the Bosphorus, the narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea and bridges Asia and Europe both physically and culturally.  

From USD 325 * | from £ 237.25*

per person sharing

With a mix of scheduled tours around Istanbul’s most famed sites and landmarks, and some leisure time to see the city the way you want, this trip will enchant and fascinate all kinds of travellers. We’ll handle your breakfast and lunch on the first couple of days as we take you on amazing tours around Istanbul including the world-famous Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square (historic site of gladiator fights!), Hagia Sophia and more. We’ll also take you on the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, where you’ll sail over the two continents that Turkey spans – Asia and Europe. There’s the Spice Market, Taksim Square and so much more. Then enjoy some leisure time to see the sites you haven’t seen yet, or revisit your favourite ones again. Enjoy a Turkish coffee, and take in the ancient culture. Turkey can be yours to discover on this fantastic trip!

 

Day 01: 
Istanbul Arrival Day () Welcome to Istanbul! After meeting with driver transfer to your Istanbul hotel. Free and easy day. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

Day 02:
Istanbul Old City Tour (B,L)  After Breakfast start your Istanbul tour, covering the following: Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a 16th century’s religious center and the only mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets. Hippodrome square where horse carriage and gladiator fights took place during the Byzantian Empire. Next, Topkapi Palace – a museum palace with a wide collection of Porcelains, Treasuries, religious collect peace. It is the first Great Imperial Palace of Ottoman Dynasty.  Visit St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), at one time a cathedral and a mosque, a now a magnificent museum. Next, visit the 500 year-old Grand Bazaar, which has more than 4000 shops selling local products handicrafts. Overnight in Istanbul. 

Day 03:
Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise&Two continents tour (B,L) After breakfast, Bosphorous Cruise trip. Here, you will be able to soak in the sights and sounds of Turkey’s Asia and Europe sector as you cruise through this water channel that is the very beat of life in Istanbul.  Witness the magnificent architecture of the buildings along the river and the interesting activities of our local people. We will get very chance of taking photo of Rumeli Castle and Anatolia Castle build by the conquerer of Istanbu in 1453.  Next, continue to visit Spice Market (Egyptian Market), this marketplace was constructed in the 1660s as part of the New Mosque complex, with rents from the shops going to support the upkeep of the mosque and its charitable activities. It was called the Egyptian Market because it was famous for selling goods shipped in from Cairo. Next, why not to visit and enjoy leather outlet and light fasion show. Continue to visit and walking tour on Istiklal Street (Taksim Square), in the late 19th century, this major street was known as the Grande Rue de Pera, and it carried the life of the modern city up and down its lively promenade. It's still the center of Istanbul life, and a stroll along its length is a must. 

Day 04:
Istanbul(B)
Free and easy day in Istanbul.

Day 05:
Departure from Istanbul(B) You will have free and Easy day before you return back to your home. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home, bringing back wonderful memories and superb souvenirs from your Turkish vacation.

 

Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation on sharing basis 
  • Breakfast (B)
  • Lunch (L)
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking
  • Local Taxes

 


Excludes:

  • Gratuity to guide and driver
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa Expenses if required
  • Portage services in the airport 
  • Domestic Tickets
     
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