-3 Days and 2 nights' accomodation at a 4-star or boutique hotel in the historical peninsula, with a good breakfast.
-1 full-day tour of Istanbul
-Transportation in airconditioned , luxury coaches with experienced drivers.
-Taxes, all entrance and museum fees.
-Meals mentioned in the itinerary
-Professional tour guides
3- Day Tour - Istanbul
Day 1 - Istanbul
When you arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport one of our staff will meet you and take you to your hotel. On Day1 you have free time to explore the city. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul ( B / L )
After breakfast we pick you up from your hotel and the full day Istanbul Classic tour begins. We start at the historical peninsula of Sultanahmet, with Ayasofya, a masterpiece of 6th century architecture that uniquely blends the Occident and Orient. Ayasofya was used as a church for 916 years and as a mosque for 481 years; it has been a museum since1935.
Blue Mosque is one of the most famous monuments of the Islamic world and the only mosque with six minarets. Its original name is Sultanahmet but it is also known as the Blue Mosque because of the beautiful glazed Iznik tiles decorating its interior. Built between 1609 and 1616, it was located in a large complex that included social and cultural structures.
Hippodrome, the scene of ancient chariot races and sporting events, has four notable monuments: the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Topkapı Palace construction was initiated in1459 by Mehmet II, after which it grew like a living organism. It is not a palace built and completed according to a specific plan but a collection of magnificent buildings within a walled garden. It was the home of all the Sultans for almost four centuries, until the reign of Abdulmecid I (1839-1860). The palace became a museum in 1924. Important displays include miniatures, manuscripts, sacred objects, porcelain, the Sultan's wardrobe and the Spoonmaker's Diamond, one of the most valuable diamonds in the world. In the armoury you will see the fabulous jewel-encrusted Topkapi dagger.
Lunch at a local restaurant that serves delicious Anatolian food.
Suleymaniye Mosque crowns one of the seven hills dominating the Golden Horn and provides a magnificent landmark for the entire city. It was commissioned by the greatest, richest and most powerful of the Ottoman sultans, Suleyman the Magnificent (1520-1566) and was the fourth imperial mosque built in Istanbul. The great Architect Sinan built it between 1550 and 1557 and his only wish was to surpass the builder of Hagia Sophia. It has four minarets, one rising from each corner of the courtyard.
Important note: Ayasofya closed Mondays / replaced with Underground Cistern. Topkapı Palace closed Tuesdays / replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace. Grand Bazaar and Spice Market closed Sundays.
Day 3 - Bosphorus Tour No tour of Istanbul is perfect without a cruise up the Bosphorous, the majestic strait that runs through the city, linking Europe and Asia. After breakfast we go by bus to the Golden Horn, a natural and secure harbour, which has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. Before starting our cruise, we visit the Spice Market, where the air is filled with the aroma of exotic spices. Then we board our boat to enjoy the many sights along the wooded shores of the Bosphorous, including Istanbul Bridge, which for a time was the world's longest, and the massive Rumeli Fortress, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. One of the most interesting sights is Dolmabahçe Palace, which was designed in a blend of European architectural styles in 1843-1856 by Karabet Balyan. The three-storied palace is built on a symetrical plan and has 285 rooms and 43 halls. Its final resident was Kemal Ataturk. (The Bosphorous boat trip has no interior visits.)
Then back to your hotel and transfer to the airport for your international flight.
Prices: Please, contact with us for the prices.
3 star or same quality boutique hotels
per person in double room - Euro per person in single room
4 star or same quality boutique hotels
Euro per person in double room - Euro per person in single room
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