Istanbul 4 Days 3 Nights

Istanbul 4 Days 3 Nights  Istanbul 4 Days 3 Nights tour   Istanbul tour

Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Istanbul and meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel, check- in. Leisure afternoon.
Overnight Istanbul.

Day 2 – Sultanahmet (Old Istanbul )
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:00am
Visit The St. (Haghia) Sophia, which was built by the Emperor Justinian. It was the largest building in the world for over 1000 years. See its intricate mosaics and huge central dome. Continue to the Topkapi palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed.(Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch we will see the Blue Mosque,
built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the Yerebatan underground Cistern. See the Grand Covered Bazaar (except Sundays). *May be done as a walking tour if your hotel is centrally located. Return to Hotel around 17:00pm

Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise with Beylerbeyi
Meeting at the hotel reception at 08:45am
Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market on the Golden Horn. Board your cruise of the Bosphorus, the waterway, which separates the continents of Europe and Asia. Pass Rumeli fortress, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 to prepare for his conquest of Istanbul. We will visit the museum of Sadberk Hanim, which has an excellent private collection of artifacts dating back to the prehistoric period and an ethnographic section housed in an old Ottoman building.  After lunch in a seaside fish restaurant, cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia and visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica Hill, for a magnificent view of Istanbul. Cruise is done by public boat unless other arrangements are made. Return to Hotel around 17:00pm

Day 4 -
Pick-up from hotel 3 hours before departure for international, 2 hours for domestic flights.
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport and leave Istanbul

CLOSING DAYS OF MUSEUMS IN ISTANBUL

INCLUDING:
- Pick-up from Ataturk airport hotel and back
- Transportation by a comfortable AC nonsmoking car/Van with professional driver
- Accommodation in Charming or Deluxe superior Hotels
- Professional licensed guide during the tours.
- Entry fees to the sites and museums

 

EXCLUDING:
- Flights
- Hotel
- Lunch, Dinner
- Drinks
- Tips

 

NOTE: Rates based on pick-up from any hotel in European side. We may pick-up from hotels on the Asian side but may cost extra. You may call or e-mail us to reserve. We can add daily tours in Cappadocia and Ephesus area to your tours of Istanbul. You may book your own hotel and still join the tour.

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