DREAM HONEYMOON in ISTANBUL
5 Days / 4 nights
Trip Type: Honeymoon
Destination: Istanbul, Turkey CUSTOMIZABLE
Package Price: 470 USD/person Hotels: 4*
Lunch (All lunches during full day tours)
English Speaking Guides
Entrance fee/Museum charges
Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges
Sightseeing / Tours / Excursions (as per Itinerary)
Professional guidance at all tours
Tour Transfers in AC non-smoking special tour bus
Private transfers in VIP AC Deluxe Minivan
Private Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in Istanbul
Regular SIC tours
1 Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night
1 Full day Tour of Oldcity Istanbul and Topkapi Palace
1 Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace
1 Full day Cruise to Princes' Islands in Istanbul
1 Full day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag from Istanbul
Airport Transfer: Arrival
Private Airport-Hotel transfers in Istanbul
Airport Transfer: Departure
Private Hotel-Airport transfers in Istanbul
Accommodations as per itinerary
Pickup from Hotels and drop off hotels for the tours and excursions
International Flight Tickets
Lunches and dinners (except the meals stated in the itinerary)
Drinks at meals
Personal expenses, extra expenses at the hotels
Tips to the guide and driver
Day 1 : ISTANBUL ( Inbound international flight to Istanbul) (Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night)
Your honeymoon delight starts with your arrival to Istanbul Airport. Following the passport control and customs you will be met and greeted by our representative at the airport. Private transfers to your hotel... Free at leisure for rest of the day.
In the evening you will join the Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night- Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face…Dinner with a rich variety of specialties from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht. Belly Dancers and Folklore Show will accompany your dinner program of unforgettable Bosphorus Cruise. Return to the hotel for a restful night sleep.
Day 2 : ISTANBUL ( Full Day Tour of Old City of Istanbul and Topkapi Palace) (B,L)
A hearthy breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a full day tour of Old City Istanbul and Topkapi Palace. Meet you guide at the reception and drive to the Sultan Ahmet Center, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantian and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Visits will start with the Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Then visit The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, displaying art collection from different civilizations of Anatolia. Continue with the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque), famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and then Saint Sophia (Aya Sofya), primarily a church – turned mosque – turned museum, which takes the breath away with the sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Exploration of Istanbul's treasures continues with the visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar (Covered bazaar - Kapalicarsi), biggest “souk” in the World with its more than 4000 shops and stalls. Enjoy shopping for almost anything (jewelry, antiques, carpets, textile, garments, spices, souvenirs, etc.).
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. Following the lunch afternoon visits will continue with the spectacular Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans. Built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, this huge complex commands the views of the Sea of Marmara, The Bosporus, and the Golden Horn. It was the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire for many centuries (1453-1852). Visit the extravagant Imperial Treasury, Sacred Islamic Relics of Prophet Mohammed, Sultan Portraits, Imperial Kitchen, where up to 800 cooks prepared as many as 6,000 meals a day with valuable collection of golden dining sets, the priceless Chinese and Japanese porcelain, Weapons and Armors Section, Calligraphy Section, and the Imperial Harem ( extra) encompassing more than 400 rooms … Tour will continue with the Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. Return to hotel for a relaxing overnight.
Day 3 : ISTANBUL ( Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace) (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pickup from your hotel and drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 km. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age. Pass by Golden Horn, a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines, the residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other minorities. Continue to your excursions with the Spice Bazaar full of mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers, etc. Tour will proceed by a memorable boat trip on the Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residents and luxurious apartments. While passing by, vision the Imperial Gardens of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace from the sea. Disembark at Rumeli Fortress (no interior visit), where you will have a lunch. Afternoon visits will start with the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace, on the Bosphorus, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Built in Turkish Renaissance style between 1843 and 1856, the palace has 285 rooms, 46 halls, four grand salons, six galleries and six baths, famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Then, drive through the Bosphorus Bridge and pass between continents, a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in minutes. See Istanbul from Camlica Hill exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. Return to hotel and overnight.
Day 4 : ISTANBUL (Full day Tour of Princes' Islands) OR BURSA ( Full day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag) / ISTANBUL (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a full day tour you may enjoy will be the spectacular cruise in the Marmara Sea to Princes’ Islands by boat. Stop at Buyuk Ada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Tour of the island by horse-drawn carriages before lunch at a fish restaurant. Evening return to Istanbul and overnight at the hotel.
After the breakfast you will join a Full Day Tour of Bursa and Mount Uludag. Drive to the port for ferryboat to Yalova. Arrive Yalova and drive to Bursa enjoying the lovely countryside. Arrive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital and one of the most visited tourist sites in Turkey. Lunch at a known local restaurant will be the famous “Kebab of Alexander the Great “. Drive to the 600-year survivor Inkaya Plane Tree and coffee break on the way to Uludag. Climb to Uludag, the legendary Mount Olympus, by cable car (if the weather conditions are inconvenient and Uludag is cancelled, extra sightseeing in Bursa will be supplemented), visits to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 5 : ISTANBUL ( Free day ) ( Homebound International Flight) (B)
After breakfast, free to self explore the highlights of the city on your own till you meet the transferman at your hotel. Meet the transferman for your private transfer to Airport to International Flights Terminal for your homebound flight.
Fly back to home with pleasant and unforgettable memories…Thank you for your preference of N&M Tourism and Travel services.
Night 1,2,3,4, Best Western Plus President Hotel 4*, Istanbul
Booking.com Rating: 8.5 Very Good
Room Type: One double deluxe room
Hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul, 100 meters from the Grand Bazaar, very close to the main tourist attractions (Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque) in the Old City Istanbul, the Sultanahmet Area within walking distance. Sultanahmet (the old city)700 m where the Grand Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi) is around 150 m. and the Egyptian Bazaar(Spice Bazaar) is1,3 km from the hotel. Taksim Area is about 7 km. and Ataturk Airport is 15 km. from the hotel.
Hotel's soundproofed rooms are equipped with air conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, safe box and private bathrooms. Panoramic Sea of Marmara views can be admired from the rooftop terrace.
Web site: http://www.bestwestern.com.tr/en/hotels/best-western-plus-the-president-hotel-istanbul 78001?iata=00167570&gclid=CL3V56iUwtQCFQmdGwodGzkN0g
International Flight Tickets: (not included in the quoted price)
Private transfers in VIP AC Deluxe Minivan
Private Airport - Hotel - Airport transfers in Istanbul
Tour Transfers in AC non-smoking special tour bus
Terms & Conditions
30% Advance Payment is required with booking (non-refundable)
70% Payment 30 days prior to Tour starting date
Cancellations ( For refundable part):
100 % refund prior to last 21 days to tour starting date
50 % refund prior to last 15 days to tour starting date
Non refundable during 15 days to tour starting date