You’ll discover Istanbul, a city of business frenzy, entertainment, and a wealth of rich culture. Absorb it’s ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. Take advantage of your guide’s knowledge on visits to St. Sophia Church and the Blue Mosque, known for its blue colored tiles and architecture. Continue your tour to Byzantine Hippodrome, the renowned Topkapi Palace, and massive bazaar where virtually every knick knack is available. The Intercontinental Suspension Bridge is a must-see for those who want to capture this city from all perspectives. You will enjoy a cruise by boat on the Bosphorus, the world’s narrowest internationally traveled strait.
|DAY 1||DAY 2||DAY 3|
|Check in at Blue Mosque Topkapi Palace||Hagia Sophia Blue Mosque Hippodrome Basilica Cistern Grand Bazaar||Depart|
|Ottoman Imperial Hotel||Ottoman Imperial Hotel|
Topkapi Palace was home to all the Ottoman sultans until the reign of Abdulmecid I (1839-1860), a period of nearly four centuries. The order for the construction of the Topkapi Palace on the Seraglio Point overlooking both Marmara and Bosphorus was given by Mehmed II after the conquest of Constantinapolis in 1453. The place was then an ancient olive grove. The final form of the first palace covered an area 700m², and was enclosed with fortified walls 1400 meters in length
|Blue Mosque :
One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Grand Bazaar :In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs
2 days / 2 nights $270/ person (single rooms + $75).
Offered 3-5 Dec, 4-6 Dec, 11-13 Dec or 14-16 Dec.
Price of the package includes:
Accommodation:Istanbul: The Sultan Hill Hotel or its equivalent– 2 nts (Boutique)
Meals : All breakfasts, 1 lunch, others meals you can have while exploring!
Services of a private licensed professional tour guide
Air conditioned transportation with driver
Admission fees to sights and museums
Parking, portage, tipping (except guide & driver), toll road
Price of the package excludes:
International/Domestic flight tickets and international air and departure taxes
Sodas or alcohol
Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.
Visas, laundry, and personal items
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