Istanbul Tour 5 Days – 4 Nightsfrom
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
The largest and most famous city in Turkey, Istanbul is home to
beautiful buildings and landscapes. This unique city which is admired
for its charming nature and attractive atmosphere is also the
symbol of dynamic and modern city life.
- Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport with A/C Luxury Minivan/Minibus
- 4 Nights Stay In A 4/5* Hotel (Breakfast)
- 3 Days Guided Istanbul Tour
- 3 X Lunch During Tours
- Bosporus Cruise
- Entrance fees to the museums and sights
- Personal Expenses
- International Flight Ticket
ARRIVE IN ISTANBUL
Upon arrival at The Istanbul International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to yourhotel
where you get a general briefing on your trip. Rest of the day on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
Your guide will meet you after breakfast for a tour of the Ottoman Istanbul and takes you to the Blue Mosque
which was completed in 1616. Our next stop will be the Topkapi Palace, more than just a palace, it is an
assemblage of museums containing collections amassed by the Sultans for almost fivecenturies. Our visit also
takes you to the famous Harem where the Imperial Family resided. We then walk out to Divan Yolu, the old
”Road to the Imperial Council’ now a busy thoroughfare, for lunch at a local restaurant. Next we walk through the
old cobbled streets down to Rustem Pasa Mosque, designed by Mimar Sinan in 1561, and then the Spice Market,
where Genoese and Venetian goods were sold at a time when there was no Suez Canal, and all the spices from
the East were also broughthere after being loaded on vessels in Egypt. We end the tour with a visit to the
greatest Bazaar of them all, the Grand Bazaar, one of the most extraordinary shopping experiences in the world.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Our second day in Istanbul takes us to a number of Byzantine Relics. We first stroll to the great squarewhich was
once the Byzantine Hippodrome. Now it is a great park like area surrounded by the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia,
and the Underground Cistern. The Hippodrome exhibits the Walled Column, The Serpent Column and the
Egyptian Obelisque from the Byzantine times and the German Fountain is located in the North end of the
Hippodrome. Next we visit the Hagia Sophia, the most important Byzantine building in the world. After lunch at a
local restaurant we take a short drive to The Chora Church to see the climax of Byzantine Mosaic Art. We end the
tour with a visit to the Underground Cistern, commonly called the Basilica Cistern. Overnight in Istanbul.
On our last day in Istanbul, we take after breakfast a short drive to the shores of the Bosporus to visitthe
Dolmabahce Palace. Overlooking the Bosporus, its beauty is incomparable with 14 tons of pure gold used for its
interior decoration, its priceless paintings, furniture, and a rich collection of Bohemiancrystal in addition to its
famous Harem section. Then we get on board for a cruise of the Bosporus.
We end the tour with lunch at a local restaurant and we are transferred to our hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
ISTANBUL - HOME
We check out after breakfast, we are transferred to Istanbul International that gives best connection to your
international flight out of Istanbul.