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Duration :
04 Days

Country :
Istanbul

Cities :
Istanbul

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Description

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey constituting the countrys economic, cultural, and historical heart. Istanbul is a transcontinental in Eurasia, with its commercial and historical centre lying on the European side and about a third of its population living on the Asian side of Eurasia. With a population of 14.4 million, the city forms the largest global agglomerate as well as the largest in the Middle east and the sixth largest city in the world. Enjoying Istanbul means more than just seeing Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar. This big, lively city has lots of discovery possibilities.


Places To See

TOPKAPI PALACE, BLUE MOSQUE

Day 1 Istanbul Arrival – Transfer to hotel & Evening Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Transfer to your hotel, early check in is subject to hotel’s room availability and usually check in time is after 14:00 hrs.
Rest of the free at leisure for relaxing, shopping, exploring city on your own etc.

  • In the evening around 19:15 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel and proceed to port for Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with unlimited local drinks, local meals and Turkish shows.
TOUR PROGRAM

•  Welcome cocktail on deck
•  D.J. music
•  Katibim (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance)
•  Asuk Masuk (Asuk Masuk is an imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke and is performed by 2 male dancers)
•  Belly Dancer
•  Henna Ceremony
•  Folk Team
•  Turkish Romany Dance. After cruise drive back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul


Day 2 Istanbul – Full Day Historical City Tour

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to
ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. After that GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. Dinner at Indian Restaurant
Overnight in Istanbul 


Day 3 Istanbul – Full Day Prince’s Island Tour

Take a leisurely 28- kilometer cruise through the Sea of Marmara to the unspoiled charms of Buyukada. The largest of the Princes Islands, Buyukada boasts lush foliage, pine forests, turn of the century wooden mansions and incomparable views of Istanbul.Best of all, cars are banned, so you travel by horse- drawn carriage. If you feel the need to escape from the bustle of Istanbul for a day, nothing could be easier. You simply join us aboard a ferry bound for the charming Princes Islands.
Our destination is Buyukada, the largest of the island chain, but we will pass by four other islands on the way.  All are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman houses, and on all of them cars are banned. The preferred means of transportation is the charming horse- drawn carriage known as the phaeton, which we will use on our circular tour of Buyukada, passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea. You will feel as though you have stepped back into a more leisured and gracious age, almost expecting grand 19th century ladies and gentlemen to come strolling down to the waterfront on an afternoon promenade. Late afternoon return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner at Indian Restaurant Overnight in Istanbul 


Day 4 Istanbul – Transfer to Airport

Breakfast at hotel. 12:00 hrs check out from the hotel. Around 13:30 hrs Lunch at Indian Restaurant. After then 15:00 hrs transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your return flight to home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.


Place   Hotel
Hotel   Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center 

Bed and Breakfast on twin sharing
Meals at Indian Restaurant
Gala dinner with free flow of alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
International Air Tickets connecting all hubs in India
VISA service
Transport by Private air-conditioned Car/ Coach as per itinerary
All entrances fess to the monuments of visit, park entry tickets as per itinerary
Accompanying tour managers with complete local knowledge
Travel Insurance during travel period