Departure Day : Daily Start City : Istanbul End City : Istanbul
Blue Mosque - Topkapi Palace - Haghia Sophia - Bosporus - Spice Market - Grand Bazaar
Istanbul embraces two continents, one arm reaching out to Asia, the other to Europe. Through city's heart, the Bosphorus Strait, course the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Today Istanbul honors and preserves the legacy of its past as the former capital of three successive empires the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman while looking forward to its modern future.
Land Only Per Person in Double
Daily Departure - From Nov.01.2016 to Dec.31.2017
Discover the "must sees" of Istanbul: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, Cruise on the Bosphorus, Spice Market and famous Grand Bazaar.
Arrival at Istanbul
Upon arrival, meet your representative and transfer to your hotel.
Istanbul (From Byzantium to Ottoman Era)
Take a full day tour to explore Istanbul, a fascinating city straddling two continents. Visit the Blue Mosque, recognizable by its six minarets. Built between 1609 and 1616, the interior is decorated with some 21,000 blue Iznik tiles. Visit the Hippodrome, where political, cultural, and athletic activities took place during Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times. Tour treasure-filled Topkapi Palace (15th - 19th c. residence of the Ottoman sultans) with its terraces overlooking the
Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus, and the Golden Horn. End the day at the historic Grand Bazaar
In the morning, visit the imposing Hagia Sophia, which marked the apogee of Byzantine Emperor Justinian's reign. Then cruise on the Bosporus, separating Asia from Europe and connecting the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Relish the best views of the city and its historic monuments. Discover beautiful marble palaces (Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi), wooden Ottoman villas (yalis), and medieval fortresses. Enjoy lunch at a seafood restaurant along the Bosphorus. In the afternoon, visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the best works of the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan. Indulge yourself at the Spice Market with its exotic aromas.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight
Operates with a minimum of 2 passengers Included
o Escort by a professional guide.
o Entrance fees to the museums stated in the
o Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles.
o Arrival and departure transfers. Meals
o 2 lunches (mostly in small, quaint Turkish
restaurants near the sites).
o One bottle of water (1/2 lt.) per person per
lunch. Rates Land only rates do not include international or domestic
flights. Not Included
o International and domestic flights. Hotel
o Travel insurance.
o Personal expenses and beverages. Gratuities for the guide and driver.
o Visa fee.