Our representative will meet you at Istanbul Airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfer you to your hotel. You are free for the rest of the day. You may explore the streets of Istanbul at your own will. Accommodation in Istanbul hotel.

  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Return Time

    9:15 AM - 17 PM
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    5 Star Accommodation
    Airplane Transport
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included

    Airport Fast Track
    Departure Taxes

Day 1 : Arrival to Istanbul

Our representative will meet you at Istanbul Airport holding a sign with your name on it and transfer you to your Istanbul hotel. You are free for the rest of the day. You may explore the streets of Istanbul at your own will. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 2 : Istanbul Old Town Byzantine & Ottoman Relics tour 9:30 – 17:30

Meet at your hotel lobby at 10:00 to start the day’s tour.
We will begin by visiting the Saint Sophia Museum, originally built as a church by the emperor Justinian in 532-537. It was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman period before becoming a museum. Our next destination will be the Topkapı Palace, which functioned as the administrative hub of the Ottoman Empire for more than 400 years, spanning from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Moreover, it was also the place of residence for the Sultans and their families. The exhibit showcases an exceptional array of treasures from the Ottoman Imperial Treasury, including precious jewels, diamond-encrusted daggers and swords, war armor, exquisite silver items, and Chinese porcelain. Visitors can also admire the opulent attire of sultans and their family members and sacred relics such as the Prophet Muhammad’s cloak, Hırka-i Sherif.

Please note that the Treasury and Harem sections are included in the program After the lunch break (excluded) at a local restaurant, we’ll stroll around the Hippodrome Square, where horse races, entertainment, sports, and political activities were held during the Roman and Byzantine periods. During our walk, we’ll see the Serpent Column from Delphi in Greece, the Egyptian Obelisk from Egypt, the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, and the tombs of Ottoman sultans and princes. Afterward, we will be touring the Blue Mosque, also identified as the Sultanahmet Mosque, which was constructed from 1609-1617 and recognized for its six minarets and blue Iznik tiles that give the mosque its name.

Day 3 : Grand Bazaar & Spice Market, Dolmabahçe Palace, Private Yatch 9.30 – 17.30

Meet at your hotel lobby at 9:30 to start the day’s tour. We will begin exploring the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and most expansive enclosed bazaar worldwide, consisting of 61 covered streets and with over 4000 shops where you can purchase a plethora of items, including carpets, jewelry, leather goods, souvenirs, garments, bags, decorations, spices, and home textiles. We will stroll Spice Bazaar In the notes of Western historians, this bazaar was described as a place where all kinds of spices are sold in large barrels. During the Ottoman period between the 15th and 20th centuries, only spices were sold here. Today, most of the shops in the bazaar are similar to each other. In a typical Spice Bazaar shop, you can buy Turkish delight, tea leaves, various local nuts, dried fruits, saffron and, of course, spices. After the lunch break (excluded) at a local restaurant Then We continue to Dolmabahçe Palace The grand Dolmabahçe Palace was the last and likely most expensive residence of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It has 285 rooms, 44 halls, 68 toilets, and six hammams (Turkish baths) and is set along the beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. There are many beautiful furnishings, artworks, and other priceless treasures on display but one of the most spectacular is the 4.5-tonne crystal chandelier hanging in the Grand Ceremonial Hall. It’s the largest chandelier in the world! Private Yatch With private yachts, you can enjoy an exclusive sightseeing experience on the Bosphorus from the private deck of your luxurious yacht on a 2-hour private cruise past some of Istanbul’s most famous sites. You’ll admire the beautiful scenery with 360 degree views from the spacious upper fly-bridge, or enjoy relaxing in comfort on the sun deck or in the comfortable outdoor and indoor lounges. End of the tour and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.

Day 4 : Istanbul – Departure Day

Free time until your Private transfer to the Istanbul Airport. Transfer from the hotel to Istanbul Airport will be made 3,5 hours before your flight time. We wish you a good flight! ( Breakfast )

Tour Location

Turkey, Istanbul

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Value for Money

Cancellation Policy – For cancellations made 30 days before the tour, 100% refund. ( Except for the % 15 Service Charge, Flight ticket, mandatory expenses, and Bank Commission,) – For cancellations made 29 – 15 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission, and mandatory expenses ) – For cancellations made 14 – 11 days before the tour, 30% refund. – No refunds will be made on reservations made 10 days before the tour. %100 Penalty is applied. Remarks – Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance – Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, similar hotels are booked. – In the event of bad weather, time scarcity, traffic jams, and similar situations, the Guide may make changes to the tour program. – The locations given in the itinerary can be changed with other places if they are closed. – During the tours, you will be walking approximately 2 km every day on uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps. – You must wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in summer months and raincoats, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, umbrella, etc. in winter. – The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds. – You will need your passport at check-in for all domestic flights. – Domestic flights are economy class. Luggage limit 15 Kg. Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul Sunday – Grand Bazaar Monday – Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Tuesday – Topkapı Palace, Military Museum Wednesday – Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress Thursday – Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces Friday – Most museums are open Saturday – Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum of Istanbul)
Istanbul Hippodrome Square Serpent Column Egyptian Obelisk German Fountain Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque Saint Sophia Museum Grand Bazaar Dolmabahçe Palace Private Yacht