1. Day : Arrival
Upon your arrival we will pick you up from the airport and transfer to Hotel in Sultanahmet area. Overnight in Istanbul

2. Day : Istanbul Full Day City Tour (B,L)
We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Hagia Sophia. Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child.

Next we visit the Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive. The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.

Topkapı Palace, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapı Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the 3rd largest in the world. It also possesses numerous Ottoman court costumes and ceramics, notably including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics, many of which were gifts from other rulers. Interestingly, some of the ceramics have a special glaze that was said to change color in the presence of poison.

We also visit the Imperial Armory, displaying centuries of Ottoman weaponry. But perhaps the loveliest feature of Topkapı Palace are its courtyards with their ancient trees; it is easy to imagine the sultan strolling here far from the cares of state and empire. Overnight in Istanbul

3. Day : Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar (B)
>Half-Day Morning Tour
Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines.

The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age. Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. After the tour you can discover Taksim Square.
THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT TAKSİM SQUARE Overnight in Istanbul

4. Day : Departure
Checkout and we will transfer you to Istanbul international airport according to your flight schedule. Goodbye!
Legend: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

  • All domestic private transfers to – from Airport
  • 3 Nights Istanbul
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Lunch mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking car
  • International and any Domestic Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities ( optional )

Important notes :

  • Blue Mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer
  • Blue Mosque is visioned from outside on Friday because of Friday Prayer
  • If St.Sophia closed on Monday, replaced with Underground Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday, replaced with Arasta Bazaar
  • Beylerbeyi Palace closed on Monday / Replaced with Chora Museum
  • If Sultans Tombs closed on Monday, replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Due to technical issues if cable car doesn’t operate can not be held responsible and not refundable.
  • On regular tours can be shopping breaks at several handicraft centers.

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