- 4-day Istanbul tour and package
- 3 nights of accommodation in a first-class hotel
- 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch included
- See major attractions like Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and more
- Free time and optional dinner with traditional dancing
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel, day at leisure.
Day 2 (B, L):
Sightseeing Tour of Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.
Day 3 (B):
Enjoy a half-day tour of Dolmabahce Palace or a cruise on the Bosphorous depending on weather conditions. Explore the city during a free afternoon. In the evening you can choose to attend an optional dinner including Turkish belly and folk dancing.
Day 4 (B):
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Airport or Port.
Please advise your arrival details at time of booking
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque). A superb creation in classical Turkish architectural style, it stands with 6 towering minarets and 260 windows that illuminate its vast main chamber which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.
One of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world, Aya Sofya Museum was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to absorb the serenity and admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.
Many people consider it one of the most unique places in the world, as well as being the world's largest and oldest Palace. It is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire.
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets with 58 streets and over 4000 shops. Shop like traders have over the century in this bazaar that is well known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spice and carpets.
Dolmabahce Palace was the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons, famous with its great collection of European antiquity, furniture and a chandelier weighing 4.5 tonnes.
Reviewed by Donald S, May 2012
EXCELLENT! the hotel (Sultanhamet) was fabulous...great location, terrific view from the rooftop dining room. We loved Istanbul and found the Turkish people everywhere to be friendly, kind and very helpful, especially at the hotel. We will return!
Reviewed by Keith K, September 2011
they were waiting at the airport for us, very nice.
the tour guides were great taking us all over we were a whole group of 2 and were treated like kings