Leave your centrally located Istanbul hotel by coach and travel to the Aqua Florya shopping mall — a beachfront complex that is also home to Istanbul Aquarium.
Head into the aquarium and enjoy ample free time to explore independently. This huge sea life showcase takes you on an enchanting journey through 16 spectacular marine environments, from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
Follow the route through the wrap-round chambers and overhead tunnels, all brought to life by stunning audio-visuals. Marvel at sharks, stingrays and piranhas as they drift above and around you. Gaze at bright-eyed caimans, exotic frogs and graceful sea turtles, and be surrounded by swarms of neon-colored reef fish. With over 1,500 species and 15,000 creatures to admire, it’s a fascinating and educational experience for all ages.
At the end, perhaps visit the aquarium’s 5D cinema (additional cost). This state-of-the-art movie house features moving screens, creating the 5D effect. Wear your special glasses and take a rollercoaster ride through everything from jet pack journeys to underwater expeditions, complete with fog, wind and water.
Afterward, enjoy time at your leisure to stroll around the Aqua Florya mall. This 4-story complex has over 140 stores and eateries, including seafront restaurants. Shop at big-name outlets and perhaps relax over lunch or snacks (own expense) at one of the many restaurants and cafes.
After around five hours, join up with your coach and enjoy a drop-off at your hotel, where your experience ends.