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6 Days ISTANBUL CITY PACKAGE
| DAY 1 || 5 NTS HOTEL BB +3 FULL DAY TOURS INCLUDING LUNCH |
Arrival to Istanbul.
Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Full Day Old City Tour.
Breakfast and Lunch included
ISTANBUL -SULTANAHMET - HAGHIA SOPHIA
Visit the St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. Continue to the Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the elegant little Sokullu Pasa Mosque and the hidden underground Theodosian Cistern. See the Grand Bazaar. This tour may be done all or partially as a walking tour.After the tour transfer to your hotel, Overnight at Istanbul
Full Day-Bosphorus Cruise Tour.
included meals:Breakfast and Lunch
BOSPHORUS CRUISE WITH DOLMABAHCE PALACE
The tour starts with a visit to the exotic and aromatic Egyptian Spice Market. You may buy spices, caviar, and almost anything imaginable. Continue over the Galata Bridge and the Golden horn. We will visit the Selamlik; chambers of the incredible 19th c. Dolmabahce Palace. We continue up the Bosphorus and cross over to Asia to Camlica Hill for a view of Istanbul. After lunch visit the Sadberk Hanim Museum, with its well-organized archaeological and ethnographical sections. The Bosphorus cruise begins in the afternoon. We pass by the Rumeli Fortress and you will enjoy crossing from continent to continent traveling down the Bosphorus, which is lined with old Ottoman seaside mansions, marble palaces and small fishing villages. After the tour transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Istanbul
Full Day-Princes Island Tour.
Princes Island and Asian Side
Full Day Tour: Lunch and Entrance fees included
Breakfast and Lunch included
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning at 08:30 am and Departure from European side ,accross the Bosphorus by the first bridge. Drive along the Asian side through Kadiköy all the way to Bostanci by seeing the differnt face of Istanbul (The Asian side is mostly residential area and you can clearly see the difference comparing to the European part).
Once we reach to Bostanci, you will have a chance to see one of the most beatiful district of Istanbul. After having little time in Bostanci, embark the boat going to Princes islands. Disembark at Büyükada which is the largest and the most famous of this Islands chain. There are several small hotels where people stay for the weekend. Some of the historical buildings are Aya Yorgi Church and Monastery from 6th century, Ayios Dimitrios Church, Hristos Church and Monastery and enjoy the lunch in a nice seaside restaurant. After a small tour in the town centre and listening to the history of this lovely island, you will have free time to enjoy the beautiful island shores by renting a phaeton (Hors drawn carriage) or bycle until the departure time. As there is no car aloud in the island, this promenade would be an unforgettable memory for you.
On the way back we are going to catch a cruise which is going to call at Heybeli, Burgaz and Kinali Island before reaching Kabatas port on the European side.
after the boat transfer to your hotel.
| DAY 5 || Day at Leisure. |
Today is free for you to enjoy Istanbul by your own. Overnight in Istanbul .
| Departure. |
After Breakfast and check out,you will be transfered to Ataturk airport for your departure flight. Hopefully to see you an another tour in Turkey