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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 )

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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 5 Star Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bosphorus

Peninsula Hotel Bosphorus Transfer

Shangri-la Bosphorus

CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel

Swissotel The Bosphorus

St.Regis Hotel Transfer

Hagia Sofia Mansions

Six Senses Kocatas Mansions

Raffles Hotel Istanbul

Four Seasons Sultanahmet

Pera Palace Hotel Istanbul

Four Seasons Bosphorus

Ciragan Palace Kempinski

Highlights

Istanbul
Hippodrome Square
Serpent Column
Egyptian Obelisk
German Fountain
Topkapi Palace
Blue Mosque
Saint Sophia Museum
Grand Bazaar
Dolmabahçe Palace
Private Yacht

F.A.Q.

What is the description of Regular Group Tour - Private Tour – Guaranty Departure Tour.

Private Tours, on the other hand, is between 1 person and 40 people. It usually consists of small and private groups such as Families, groups of friends, or professional groups. No other travelers are allowed in Private groups. In private tours, the guide is given according to the group’s request (available in Turkey)

How many people is the quota of the tours?

There is no limit on the number of private tours, usually between 1 and 18 people.

What clothes should I bring to Turkey Tours, there is a dress code for local and private visits.

You can bring clothes and auxiliary items according to Turkey Tour regions and Tour season. During the winter seasons, you should bring thick and cold protective clothing and rain protective clothing.
Items such as clothes and umbrellas are required against rains that may occur in Spring and Autumn. In summer, have sunglasses, sunhat, comfortable walking shoes, swimming clothes, and equipment in lake and seashore tour programs.
It is appropriate for men and women to wear closed clothes in religious areas such as Churches, mosques, and synagogues. In Turkey, which is a Muslim country, mosques are not visited during prayer times. Mosques are visited after worship.

How to make tour reservations ?

After you write your contact information such as the name of the tour you prefer, the tour code number, the date of the tour, the number of people to attend, on the tour request form, you can send us your request by reading and approving the rules written in the (Terms and conditions) section.
Your registration is done and your official confirmation is sent to you. Then you make some payment.

How to make Tour Payments?

Tour payments are made by money transfer systems such as Credit Card, bank transfer or Western Union.

Is it possible to withdraw foreign currency or Turkish lira from ATMs in Turkey?

Visitors can withdraw money in Turkish Lira, Euro, and US Dollars with their bank cards from ATMs in Turkey. Most ATMs offer English or other language options for foreigners’ convenience.

Can I use my credit cards for shopping in Turkey?

Visitors can use their credit and debit cards for all kinds of shopping. During the tour, you can travel to smaller towns or villages far from the city center, where your credit card may not be valid, so it is recommended to always have cash, foreign currency, and Turkish Lira with you.

What kind of Sockets are used for electrical appliances in Turkey?

Two-pin sockets used in Europe are also widely used in Turkey.
If you are using a three-pin socket, it is recommended to bring a converter adapter.

Can I use my mobile phone in Turkey?

If you want to use your own country’s GSM operator in Turkey, you should ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before coming to Turkey. Or you can get a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from one of the local GSM operators such as Türk Telekom, Vodafone, to use while you are in Turkey.

Can I drive in Turkey with my driver's license?

Foreigners in Turkey can drive in Turkey, provided that they always have their passports, international driving licenses, and their car licenses with them. It is legally forbidden to drink and drive and there are penalties. In Turkey, the vehicle is driven on the right side of the road.

What are the working hours of Banks, Shopping Centers, Museums, and Pharmacies in Turkey?

Banks working hours 09:00 – 17:00 money transfer ends at 16:00.
Shopping Centers: 10:00 – 22:00
Pharmacies: 08:00 – 18:00 In each region, one on-duty pharmacy remains open between 18:00 and 08:00 at night.
There is a pharmacy on duty that remains open in every region on Sundays and public holidays. It is a legal obligation to keep the pharmacies on duty open.

Turkey Health Tourism treatment packages informations.

For the treatments, you want to have in Turkey, travel agencies that have work and agreements with Hospitals and Doctors, who are experts in their fields, provide communication with the patient by transmitting the patient information to the relevant hospitals and Doctors. Travel Agencies, during the treatment period, provide services such as flight tickets, hotel or house reservations for accommodation, transfer services, and tour organizations for the patient and their relatives.
Hair transplant, Dental treatment, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tour packages are among the most preferred health tourism packages in Turkey.

Why is medical treatment highly preferred in Turkey? What are the advantages?

Compared to other European and Asian countries, Turkey has a large number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals and medical institutions. It has world-renowned Doctors who are experienced in their special branches and private or corporate hospitals equipped with modern medical devices. You don’t have to wait in line for the highest quality medical treatment people deserve. Moreover, prices are much cheaper than world standards. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey. You can find the best quality medical treatment at the lowest price in Turkey Hospitals. Such as Dental treatments, Hair Transplantation, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Oncology, Urology, IVF – In Vitro fertilization, Cardiology treatments.

Is PCR test, Covid 19 or other vaccinations mandatory before going to Turkey?

For foreigners who come to Turkey, there is no other vaccination obligation other than the Covid 19 Vaccine. It is obligatory for foreigners who come to Turkey during the Covid-19 Pandemic to be vaccinated or have a PCR test 72 hours before. In addition, there is an obligation to document this information.
As in all countries of the world, Cpvid-19 travel rules change from time to time according to countries. For this reason, you should learn the current travel data from the Turkish Consulate in your own country before traveling.

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