Imperial Capital of Turkey
Imperial Capital of Turkey
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Welcome to Istanbul! After arrival at Istanbul airport you will be met by our local representative in the arrival area outside the customs hall. Proceed to the coach for a drive to the hotel.
Overnight stay: Istanbul
After a filling breakfast guests will be picked up and brought to the Sultanahmet district, the oldest most historic part of the city. The first stop of the day will be the Hagia Sophia, as our tour guide explains the significance of this massive building that was once a Christian church, then a mosque, and now a museum. Afterward, we will pass the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where we will see the sites impressive obelisk, before reaching the Blue Mosque. We should be sure to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of this impressive building. Next, we will continue to the Grand Bazaar, a massive, bustling complex to find clothing, decorative furnishings, food, and more. On the way to the bazaar, we will see other historical monuments, like the Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, the Firuz Aga Mosque, and the exterior of the Tomb of Mehmed II. After our visit to the Grand Bazaar, we will make a brief stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Topkapi Palace, the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Afterward, the guests are returned to their hotels.
Overnight stay: Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
After a filling breakfast ,proceed to full day Princes island tour. There is no better way to escape the bustle of Istanbul for a day than with a visit to the idyllic Princes’ Islands. Enjoy cool breezes and charming sights along the way to Büyükada, the largest Island in the chain. Famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation, and ornate Ottoman Houses, all the islands are unspoiled by traffic. Instead of cars there are carriages, called phaetons, which we will use to tour the island and its beautiful scenery studded with elegant mansions draped with purple bougainvillea, reminiscent of a more leisured and graceful era. We will enjoy our lunch at the best of one of the many excellent fresh fish restaurants that line the waterfront, gazing across the Asian shore of Istanbul, so close - though it feels worlds away.Later transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay: Istanbul
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
After breakfast spend the day for leisure activities. Later checkout from hotel and proceed to airport for the departure flight as per flight schedule.Bid goodbye with a promise to return back soon to explore more of the magical city.
Meal: Breakfast Only
inclusions / exclusion
- Cost of lunch, dinner and travel insurance
- Early check-in & late check-out (Standard Check-in time: 1400 hrs & Check-out: 1200 hrs)
- Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, mini bar, telephone calls, pay channels etc.
- Tips of any nature i.e. drivers, guides etc
- Any item not mentioned in inclusions
- Meals other than what is mentioned in ’Package Inclusions’
- Cost of excursions, city sightseeing, entrance fees and local guides availed of by the passengers, other than that mentioned in ’Package Inclusions’
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