ISTANBUL in 5 Days / 4 nights


ISTANBUL in 5 Days / 4 nights

 

Destination: Istanbul, Turkey

Quotation Price:
335 USD/person


Inclusions

Breakfast 
Lunch (All lunches during full day tours) 
English Speaking Guide 
Entrance fee/Museum charges 
Government Taxes/VAT/ Service Charges 
Sightseeing / Tours / Excursions (as per Itinerary) 
Professional guidance at all tours 
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 and Dolmabahce Palace
1 Full day Cruise to Princes' Island in Istanbul 

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
Lunches and dinners (except the meals stated in the itinerary)
Drinks at meals
Visa
Private Tours
Other Exclusions (International Flight Tickets
Personal expenses, extra expenses at the hotels
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, meet and greet by our representative at the airport. Private transfers to your hotel... Free for 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 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. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 : ISTANBUL ( Full Day Tour of Old City of Istanbul and Topkapi Palace) (B,L)
Following breakfast drive to the Old City to visit the Hippodrome, The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Continue with the Blue 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. Exploration of Istanbul's treasures continues with the visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar (Covered bazaar - Kapalicarsi), with its more than 4000 shops and stalls. Enjoy shopping for almost anything (jewelry, carpets, textile, garments, spices, souvenirs, etc.).
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. Following the lunch afternoon visits will continue with the spectacular Topkapi Palace. Built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, this huge complex commands 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) and see the extravagant Treasury, the priceless Chinese porcelain. 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.

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) (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.

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.


Hotel Details

Night 1,2,3,4, Best Western Plus President Hotel 4*, Istanbul
Booking.com Rating: 8.5 Very Good
Room Type: Standard
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   

 

Flight Details

International Flight Tickets: (not included in the quoted price)

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 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