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Istanbul: 4 Days City Break

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Tour Code:
TAT-0047
Season:
Everyday (All year round)
Departure Point:
Istanbul Airports / Istanbul Hotels
!Driver will be waiting for you with a sign your name written on it.
Ending Point:
Returns to original departure points
Duration:
4 Days / 3 Night
Service Basis:
Sit in minibus (Shared)
 
Available Language(s): 
• Tour guide throughout the tour
• English 
Included Services:
• 3 night accommodation in Istanbul
• Meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary
• Admission fees for all sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary
• Transfer services from/to Airports on private basis
• Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle 
Excluded Services:
• Beverage with meals
• Tips for the guides & drivers (0ptional)
 
Good to know:
•Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and shoes
•Take your camera (without professional equipments)
•There will be roughly 3mile walking in Sultanahmet
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Underground Cistern
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, will be replaced Arasta Bazaar
•Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer we will visit from the garden.
 
Hotels Info:
•Monopol Hotel (3*)
•Avicenna Hotel (4*)
•Elite World hotel (5*)
 
Additional Info:
• Contact our dedicated Custom Team for tailor-making your tour with special private service rates even for small groups of 4 people with special rates.
• Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
• If you cannot find the service you need, please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
• Day tours are english guided and small group
• Guiding in your own language is upon availability and may require additational charge.
• Please take passport for children if any.
 

Itinerary

Highlights:
-Enjoy cruising on Bosphorus and see Ottoman Mensions, Ortkakoy Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace
-Walk on the ancient streets of historical Peninsula and see Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace
-Learn history about Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Modern Turks from expert local guide
-Visit Grand Bazaar with its 18 entrances and more than 4.000 shops
-Walk through cobblestone streets lined with colorful flowers of Princes Island and see ottoman mensions
-Get the mesmerizing spice smells of Spice Bazaar
-Tasty typical turkish foods at tours
Overview:
Explore Istanbul; where Asia meets to Europe and was capital for 3 different empires. Walk on the ancient street of historical peninsula and witness monuments bearing the traces of 3 different empires such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Learn history about Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Modern Turks from your expert local guide. Take a photos from the best photoshoot points, experience shopping with locals in Grand Bazaar. Walk through cobblestone streets lined with colorful flowers of Princes Island and see ottoman mensions. Enjoy cruising on Bosphorus and and see Ottoman Mensions, ortkoy Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace among, taste typical Turkish foods in a local restaurants.
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul 
Upon arrival at Istanbul Airport greeted by your driver and drive to your hotel. Check in and the rest of the day is yours to explore city. Overnight in Istanbul
(No Meal)
Day 2: Treasures of Istanbul
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; Meaning Divine Wisdom, Hagia Sophia was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. Today's Hagia Sophia was built by the Emperor Justinian in 537AD. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. It was used as a church for 916 years and as a mosque for 481 years, In 1934, by the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk it was converted into a museum and since it is open to the visitors. 
Next; Topkapi Palace; As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years until the Dolmabahçe palace was built. In 1924 it was converted into a museum. Today it is famous with harem, royal treasury, and holy relics sections. Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held.  Located in the heart of Sultanahmet surrounded by Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace, today it is home to The Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), The Serpentine Column (Burma sütun), The Constantine Column and German Fountain. Next, Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, it is located opposite the Hagia Sophia.  Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Although it is officially called Sultanahmet Mosque, the name Blue Mosque was given to it by the visitors because of the amazing blue tiles decorating the interior walls.  Next, Grand Bazaar; With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops it is one of the greatest bazaars in the world. It was built between 1455-1461 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Today, shops selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their own streets or inns as it was the original Ottoman system. At the end of the tour drive to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 3: Princes Island Tour
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your full-day tour. Explore magical escape from the bustle of the city of Istanbul. Its when the crazy Istanbuls traffic and the stressed lifestyle of its habitants start getting to you that you should escape one day to the Princes islands;(Buyukada) the biggest out of a set of 9 islands. There are colourful fruit trees, beautiful gardens, forest areas and exotic flowers to be seen everywhere, see the lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian style summer villas around the island by horse-drawn carriage tour – on one of the islands this is the only allowed means of transport, motor vehicles are strictly prohibited. At the end of the day drive to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
(Breakfast-Lunch)
Day 4: Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Tour
Upon breakfast at the hotel check out, According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; Built-in 1664 it is on an ‘L’ shape with six gates. It was called Egyptian Bazaar during the ottoman period because shopkeepers used to sell herbs and spices brought throughout Egypt and Asia. Today still many spice shops and herb specialists are continuing their business there, You can get the mesmerizing spice smells from a mile away.
Next, Cruising on Bosphorus; where you will enjoy a magnificent view. A great history, beautiful nature. The Bosphorus divides Europe and Asia geographically but connects culturally & historically. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Rumeli Fortress and further along with the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. This cruise will be highlights of your trip in Istanbul.  At the end of the tour drive you back to your hotel, take your luggage and drive you to Istanbul airport / bus station for your next destination. End of our service.
(Breakfast)
 
 

Conditions

•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show at specified meeting time.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Its highly recommended to make a travel insurance for your holiday, as the provider can not be held responsible for the incident(s) which may occur during the tour.
•Amendments caused by the flights are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: Hotels, Airport Transfers, Tours can be cancelled without any penalties 3 day(s) prior to first service date.