Istanbul Tulip Festival Tour

Istanbul Tulip Festival Tour

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5 Days / 4 Nights
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  • Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the day to relax, unwind and get ready for our tour starting the next morning. The hotel is just a short walk to some wonderful sidewalk cafes, bakeries, coffee and Turkish delight shops, book shops and more. Rest up

    Day 2: Basilica Cistern

    Our first visit this morning will be to the Underground Basilica Cistern, the largest surviving Byzantium cistern. From here we explore the Hippodrome (square) and domed Basilica of St. Sophia, which has inspired architects and religious leaders for over fifteen hundred years and is considered one of the finest architectural works in the world. A church first and then a mosque. The dome of the Hagia Sophia, believed to represent the infinity of the cosmos, is most impressive. To think that this dome was built in the 530’s contributes even more to the importance of the mosque. Despite being damaged, the mosaics found within Hagia Sophia are among the most precious in the world. The additions of the Ottomans, far from spoiling its original beauty, have only reinforced its magnificence. The calligraphies, on plates 7.5 meters in diameter, the stone work, which gives it a lace-like appearance, and the glazed tiles are all priceless. Apart from its calmness and quietness, this park is also known as the oldest park in Istanbul. It is located in the heart of Sultanahmet area, next to Topkapi Palace. For centuries it has been used as a garden of Topkapi Palace and was accessible only for Sultan, his family, harem and Sultan’s guests. The name of the park “Gülhane” means “a rose house” in Turkish, so there was a rose garden and everyone could breathe that smell on the territory of the Topkapi Palace and around.Modern Gulhane Park is one the biggest and of course the most visited one in Istanbul. Every day, year by year, hundreds of locals and tourists, pupils and students, couples and families come to this park to get a breath of freshness after the long work day, during the break and on weekends. You can buy some snacks, corn and drinks in many kiosks that located at the entrance to the park.If you visit Istanbul in April, come here and enjoy the beautiful Tulip Festival that takes place in the biggest parks of Istanbul, one of them is Gulhane Park. Every year, during one month, from late March until late April, the park is soaked in fragrances of almost 100 kinds of tulips and other flowers.Walk the park’s main street until its edge, climb a small hill, and you will find a lovely cafe, tea-house on the top on it. Take a rest and enjoy amazing view to the Bosphorus and Golden Horn, the bridge, European and Asian sides.This evening we will enjoy our Welcome Dinner in one of the famous restaurants of Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner included

    Day 3: Dolmabahce Palace

    After breakfast we shall visit the hugely impressive Dolmabahce Palace and its beautiful gardens that surround this seaside palace. The architectural design contains eclectic elements from the Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles, blended with traditional Ottoman architecture. More was always better than less as you will discover here but I feel you must visit to truly appreciate what an Ottoman/European palace is like. The designer of the Paris Opera was even brought in to do the interiors. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier is in the Ceremonial Hall. The chandelier, a gift from Queen Victoria, has 750 lamps and weighs 4.5 tones. Dolmabahce has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world. The famous Crystal Staircase has the shape of a double horseshoe and is built of Baccarat crystal, brass and mahogany. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic, spent his last years here. Dolmabahce Museum Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecit between 1843 and 1856 with 285 rooms, 44 reception rooms and 6 hammams.
    Then a stop at a yummy Baklava Shop to see how this sweet is made and continues on to explore Emirgan Park home to an incredible Tulip Festival. The Park is especially well known for its vibrant collection of tulips, which appear on mass every April during the Istanbul Tulip Festival.Emirgan Park dates to the mid 16th century, when it was gifted to Lord Chancellor Nisanci Feridun Bey, of whom the Park was originally named after. During the 17th century, Sultan Murad IV offered the entire estate to Safavid Persian commander Emir Gûne Han, who had surrendered his castle to the Ottomans without resistance. Over time, the name of the Park changed to Emirgan and the ownership changed many times until the 1940s when it was granted to the city of Istanbul.Emirgan Park is spread over more than 100 acres of land and boasts an extensive variety of flora and fauna. It has a playground, jogging tracks, several pavilions and an ornamental lake.The Ataturk Arboretum, comprising part of Belgrade Forest, contains a spectacular collection of plants and trees from around the world. Located only 20km from Istanbul, this 345 hectare peaceful sanctuary is a heaven for nature lovers.The Arboretum is especially popular with students and researchers, who come to admire and study the wide variety of greenery. Established in 1949, there are more than 2,000 species of trees here, such as the American tulip tree, Spanish fir and red-leaved Judas tree. The Ataturk Arboretum has contact with other botanic institutions worldwide and they are involved with regular exchanges of seeds.Two and a half hectares are entirely dedicated to various oaks. Exotic species include the Chinese scythe tree, Asian sweet gum, Japanese hydrangea and Arizona cypress. There are plaques displaying the names of the trees and country of origin. Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on own

    Day 4: Blue Mosque

    Today’s included excursions are the unique Blue Mosque whose interior walls are covered with twenty thousand blue Iznik tiles. This imperial mosque is an example of classical Turkish architecture, and it is the only mosque that was originally built with six minarets. The minarets of the mosque are classical examples of Turkish architecture. The balconies are reached by spiral stairs. It is from these balconies that five times a day the believers are called to prayer - in our day using loudspeakers. And magnificent Topkapi Palace once home to the great Sultans, is filled with treasures and antiquities. The Ottoman sultans had many palaces in all ages, but the Topkapi was the official residence until the completion of the Dolmabahce Palace. After Lunch with samples of Turkish Appetizers, we visit the Grand Bazaar, built in 1453.Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on own

    Day 5: Departure

    After Breakfast Check Out From Your Hotel, Transfer To The Airport.

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