Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Old City
Day 3: Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise
Day 4: Departure
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Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul Airport and proceed to meeting point. Transfer to your hotel.
Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
* No meals included.
Full Day Istanbul Old City
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Then, have some free time in Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World.
After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles.
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
* Breakfast and lunch are included.
Half Day Spice Market & Bosphorus Cruise
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. Before embarkation on the boat, visit the Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar), the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Filled with spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, lokum (Turkish delight) and other edibles, Spice Bazaar have a smell of the fragrance of the exotic East.
Then, embark on a ferryboat for an excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, citadels, centuries-old mansions and old and new faces of Istanbul on the European and Asian shorelines at the same time.
After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Free afternoon. Overnight in Istanbul.
* Breakfast is included.
Transfer to airport according to your departure flight time. End of services.
* Breakfast is included.
- Transfers on private basis.
- 3-night accommodation including daily breakfast.
- Full day Istanbul old city tour on group basis including transportation, English speaking guide, lunch and entrance fees.
- Half day Spice Market tour & Bosphorus cruise on group basis including transportation, English speaking guide and entrance fees.
- Local taxes.
- Items of a personal nature.
- Drinks with meals (except the drinks served with breakfast).
- International flight tickets.
- Entry Visa (if needed).
** Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
*** Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday.