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Luxury Istanbul 4 Day Sightseeing Tours is beautifully constructed so that you see all the most significant sights of Istanbul aided by an expert guide , ensuring you retain an understanding of its History and Culture… DEPARTURE Istanbul hotel or istanbul airports DURATION 4 Days / 3 Nights WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing VISITING Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Dolmabahce Palace, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Egyptian MarketGratuities, Personal Expenses Drinks
Day 1 : Istanbul - Arrival
The tour begins when you are met at istanbul’s ataturk airport by our representative, for the transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 : Istanbul City Tour
After your breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up at 08:30 for a full-day tour of istanbul’s old quarters.
We take you to St. Sophia, also known as Hagia Sophia. The Ancient Basilica was originally built by constantine the great in the 4th-century, and reconstructed by justinian in the 6th-century. One of the architectural marvels of all time, it is the largest byzantine church, and the 4th largest church, in the world.
Next on our agenda is Topkapi Palace where you discover how it was used by the ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th-centuries. See its exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and chinese porcelain, as well as robes worn by the sultans and their families. See also the famous jewels of the imperial treasury, relics of the Prophet Mohammed, and the pavilion of the holy mantle.
We move on to sultanahmet imperial mosque, located opposite st. sophia, and one of the city’s greatest buildings. built in the 16th-century by the architect mehmet, it is more popularly known as the Blue Mosque, due to its magnificent interior of blue iznik tiles.
See the Hippodrome, scene of chariot races in the ancient world, and explore its 3 remaining monuments; the obelisk of theodosius, the bronze serpentine column, and the column of constantine.
Next you will explore the labyrinth of streets at the Grand Bazaar one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, you will discover more than 4,000 shops, with a dedicated area for each trade.
Walk along alleys full of goldsmiths, carpet sellers, and arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes. Absorb the atmosphere of this authentic bustling bazaar.
Finally after your full day of sightseeing, we transfer you back to your hotel. You may spend the evening at leisure, or decide on an optional Istanbul evening show or a bosphorus dinner cruise, including traditional turkish entertainment.
Day 3 : Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
Following your breakfast we pick you up at 08:30. We depart for a full-day istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and shopping tour this commences with a visit to the Spice Bazaar also known as the egyptian bazaar. take in the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice.
You will then go on a traditional boat cruise along the bosphorus, the waterway that separates europe and asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages, truly a spectacle.
During the excursion, look out for magnificent sights, such as the splendid dolmabahce palace, the imperial pavilions of yildiz palace, and ciragan palace, with its extensive marble façade facing the shore.
At ortakoy, you will see a interesting variety of artists, who gather every sunday to display their work along the street. Throughout the centuries, Ortakoy has been a great symbol of Istanbul’s religious harmony, with a church, mosque, and synagogue all existing side-by-side.
See Rumeli fortress, built by mehmet the conqueror in 1452, prior to the conquest of Istanbul. completed in only 4 months, it was built to control and protect the infamous bosphorus passage, and is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
Cruise past Beylerbeyi palace, summer residence of the ottoman sultans, and immaculately preserved, with original antique furniture, sublime gardens, and a harem. step from one continent to another as you pass the bosphorus bridge.
Then we go to Camlica hill, the highest point in Istanbul. at the top, admire the breathtaking panorama of Istanbul and the bosporus from beautiful gardens, landscaped in a traditional turkish ottoman style.
After your relaxing cruise, experience traditional silk weaving skills at one of the carpet weaving courses provided by the ministry of national education. see jewelery, a handcraft centre, and a modern leatherwear show during a shopping tour. explore the world of ancient craftsmen, as a local escort shows you how to haggle for the best bargains.
Return to your hotel, where the rest of the evening is yours to relax and reflect on your day.
Day 4 : Istanbul - Departure
After breakfast, check out from your hotel at the end of your tour.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 3900 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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