ISTANBUL in 4 Days / 3 nights


Destination: Istanbul

 

ISTANBUL in 4 Days / 3 nights

 


Price:
From 299 USD/person


Inclusions
Breakfast
Lunch (All lunches during full day tours)
English Speaking Guide
Entrance fee/Museum charges
Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges
Sightseeings / Tours and Excursions (as per Itinerary)
Professional guidance at all tours
Entrance fees of the museums and sites mentioned in the tour program

Transfers
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 Full day Tour of Oldcity Istanbul and Topkapi Palace
1 Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace and Two Continents 

Airport Transfer : Arrival
Private Airport - Hotel transfers in Istanbul 

Airport Transfer : Departure
Private Hotel - Airport transfers in Istanbul 

Other Inclusions
Accommodations as per itinerary
Pickup from Hotels and drop off hotels for the tours and excursions

Exclusions
Visa 
Private Tours 
Other Exclusions
International Flight Tickets
Personal expenses , extra expenses at the hotels
Lunches and dinners ( except the meals stated in the itinerary)
Drinks at meals
Tips to the guide and driver
Extra Tours
Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night-75 USD/person 


Day 1 : ISTANBUL ( Inbound international flight to Istanbul) ( Extra- Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night)
Arrive Istanbul Airport. Following the passport control and customs and meet and greet at the airport by our teoesentative. Private transfers to your hotel. Free rest of the day. Overnight at your hotel.
In the evening you may join an extra Dinner Cruise and Bosphorus by Night. Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapı 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 specialities 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. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 : ISTANBUL ( Full Day Tour of Old City of Istanbul and Topkapi Palace) (B,L)
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 and overnight.

CLOSED
Hagia Sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern,
Blue Mosque - visited from outside on Friday mornings until 13:00 because of noon-pray,
Topkapı Palace on Tuesday replaced with Tour to Byzantium,
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops,
Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with Eyüp + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk,
St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum) on Wednesday
 

Day 3 : ISTANBUL ( Full day Tour of Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace and Two Continents) (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.

CLOSED
Dolmabahce Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with “Eyup Sultan Mosque and Tomb + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniaturk” Half day Tour


Day 4 : 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…
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Hotel Details

Night 1,2,3, GK Regency Suites Hotel 4*, Istanbul, Standard,Booking.com Rating: 8.4 Very Good
Located near Taksim Area of Istanbul, only a 5-minute drive from lively Istiklal Street, GK Regency Suites offers a terrace and modernly decorated units with free Wi-Fi access. International Lutfu Kirdar Congress Center is a 5-minute walk from the premises. Free private car parking is also available on site.
Room Type: Superior Room
Web site: http://www.gkregencysuites.com/

Flight Details

International Flight Tickets: ( not included)

Cab Details

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:

Payment:
30% Advance Payment is required with booking (non-refundable)
70 % Payment 30 days to Tour starting date 

Cancellations (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,