TASTE OF ISTANBUL
Tour Code: CS-ISG
Highlights: Istanbul (Topkapi Palace, Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, “Blue Mosque”, Grand Bazaar, “Spice Bazaar”, Half-Day Bosphorus Cruise)
Departure Location: Istanbul
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Departure Dates: All year round, Daily
Tour Price: US$ 350 per person, in double occupancy.
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Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.
Day 2: Tour to ancient Istanbul – Byzantine and Ottoman Relics
Today will be very impressive with specific history scenery and culture. Ancient Istanbul tour starts from the Sultan Ahmet , the heart of the “ancient city” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Hagia Sophia, Symbol of Christian history one of the extraordinary examples of architecture, built as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian, Blue Mosquefacing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, dedicated to the Sultan Ahmet. Hippodromewas the center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius,Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar is a massive shopping center and largest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelery, gold, souvenirs.Topkapi Palace was imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy. Overnight stay in Istanbul. (B, L)
Day 3: Half Day Morning Bosphorus Cruise
Another beautiful day is waiting for you. Bosphorus is separating Europe and Asia from each other. While you are in Bosphorus, you can see both European and Asian Sides of Istanbul with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments, Rumeli Fortress,Historical military base built by the Conqueror to control and protect Bosphorus. Free afternoon for leisure. Overnight stay in Istanbul. Istanbul Short Stay Tour (B)
Day 4: Departure
Free time till transfer to airport or extend your holiday with one of our tour packages in Turkey or pickup combined tours to Turkey, Greece and Egypt. (B)
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
- Transportation in non-smoking mini/midi bus with professional English speaking guide and experienced driver.
- All accommodation at selected category 3/4/5 star or boutique hotel
- 1 Full Day Tour of Istanbul with lunch
- 1 Half Day Bosphorus Cruise
- All of the meal mentioned in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch)
- Entrance to the various sites
- Services charges and local taxes
TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:
- Gratuities to staff, items of a personal nature.
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
- International flight tickets.
- Entry visa.
Prices & Departure Dates
Everyday, All Year Round
Minumum 2 participants
|Per Person in Double Occupancy||USD 350|
|Per Person in Triple Occupancy||USD 320|
|Single Supplement||USD 100|
PRICE NOT VALID FOR NEW YEAR, CHRISTMAS AND EASTER HOLIDAYS