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Duration

5 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Embark on a 5-day journey through the heart of Istanbul, where ancient history, cultural treasures, and unforgettable experiences await you. Our exclusive package is meticulously crafted to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Istanbul’s past and present. From panoramic views at the Galata Tower to the mystique of the Whirling Dervishes ceremony at Hodjapasha, each day unfolds a new chapter in this extraordinary adventure.

Descend into the mystical Underground Cistern, an architectural marvel beneath Istanbul’s surface. Marvel at the towering columns and reflective waters that whisper tales of Byzantine grandeur.

Indulge in the opulence of the Cağaloğlu Hamam, where a traditional Turkish bath with a rubbing and foam massage awaits. Feel the centuries-old rituals revive your senses. Later, explore the historic Sultanahmet area, home to the majestic Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.

This 5-day package promises an unforgettable blend of history, culture, and rejuvenation, ensuring you leave Istanbul with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for its timeless allure. Book now and let Istanbul’s wonders unfold before you.

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • 24-hour online available support team
  • Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private 2 hours bosphorus cruise
  • Entrance fees as mention in itinerary
  • English-speaking licenced private tour guide
  • All meals mentioned by the itinerary ( B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • International flights
  • Beverages during lunch
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature Medical services.

Itinerary

  • Welcome by our representative at the IST/SAW airport, who will ensure your smooth transfer to the pre-booked hotel.
  • Upon reaching your hotel, fulfill the check-in procedures and take some time to relax.
  • Enjoy a leisurely day, exploring local attractions, and flea markets, or simply meandering through the surroundings.
  • Alternatively, you can return to your hotel and unwind for a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul 5* Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel Junior Suite Bosphorus View

Duration: 8 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Pick up/ Drop Point: Hotel | Pickup Time: 08:30 am | (Breakfast, Lunch)  

  • Start your day by waking up to a delicious breakfast, and gearing up for an exciting full-day city tour.
  • Kick off your exploration at the heart of old Istanbul, the iconic Hagia Sophia. Marvel at its magnificent mosaics, featuring glittering portraits of emperors, empresses, and a poignant Virgin and Child.
  • Continue your journey to the Blue Mosque, the sole imperial mosque with six minarets, showcasing a grand courtyard. Explore the Hippodrome, the ancient Byzantine stadium that once accommodated 100,000 spectators and now features remnants like an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of entwined serpents from Delphi.
  • Nestled beneath the bustling streets of Istanbul lies a hidden marvel, the Underground Cistern. This subterranean architectural gem, also known as the Basilica Cistern, is a silent witness to the city's rich history. Built during the reign of Emperor Justinian in the 6th century
  • Stroll through the vibrant Grand Bazaar in the old city, boasting 4,000 shops brimming with treasures, including carpets, kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods.
  • Venture into the historic Topkapi Palace, the opulent residence of Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Admire its exquisite collection, featuring precious gems, jewelry, thrones, robes worn by the sultans and their families, miniatures, the Holy Mantle, and the Chamber of Sacred Relics.
  • Conclude your day with a visit to the Grand Bazaar once again.
  • Return to your hotel after this exhilarating day and unwind for a comfortable overnight stay in Istanbul.

Overnight in Istanbul 5* Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel Junior Suite Bosphorus View

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Pick up/ Drop Point: Hotel | Pickup Time: 09:30 am | (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  

  • Start your day with a visit to Pierre Loti Hill, named after the French author and naval officer, Pierre Loti. Take the cable car from Eyup to the hilltop, offering panoramic views of the Golden Horn and the city below.
  • Head towards the Egyptian Bazaar, also known as the Spice Bazaar. Explore the vibrant market, filled with the fragrant aromas of spices, herbs, and various Turkish delights. 
  • Take a short drive to the historic district of Balat. Wander through its colorful streets lined with picturesque houses, street art, and unique shops. Explore the vibrant Jewish Quarter, and soak in the multicultural ambiance of this charming neighborhood.
  • Visit the opulent Dolmabahçe Palace, a symbol of the Ottoman Empire's grandeur. Marvel at the exquisite architecture, luxurious interiors, and stunning Bosphorus views. Take a guided tour to learn about the palace's history and the significant events that unfolded within its walls.
  • Embark on a private sunset cruise along the Bosphorus. Enjoy a leisurely two-hour cruise with stunning views of Istanbul's skyline as the sun sets. Indulge in a delicious dinner on board, featuring a mix of Turkish specialties and international cuisine. The shimmering city lights and gentle breezes create a magical atmosphere for an unforgettable evening on the water.

Overnight in Istanbul 5* Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel Junior Suite Bosphorus View  

 

Duration: 10 hours (approx) | Tour category: Private Tour | Pick up/ Drop Point: Hotel | Pickup Time: 09:30 am | (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  

  • Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Galata Tower. Take in panoramic views of Istanbul from the observation deck. Learn about the tower's rich history and its role in the city's skyline.
  • Explore the ancient Walls of Constantinople, a testament to the city's historical significance. Walk along the walls, which once protected the Byzantine capital, and appreciate the impressive architecture.
  • Head to the Yedikule Dungeons Museum located within Yedikule Fortress. Explore the dungeons, which were once used as a prison during the Ottoman period. Discover the history of this fortress and its role in the city's defense.
  • Visit the Galata Mevlevi Museum to delve into the mystical world of the Whirling Dervishes. Learn about the Sufi order and their spiritual practices. Explore the museum's exhibits, which showcase the history and traditions of the Mevlevi Order.
  • Indulge in a relaxing experience at the Cağaloğlu Hamam. Enjoy a traditional Turkish bath with a rubbing and foam massage, immersing yourself in the centuries-old practice of Ottoman-era bathing rituals. Allow yourself to unwind and rejuvenate in the historic ambiance of the Hamam.
  • Savor the diverse flavors of Istanbul's street food scene. Head to a local market or street food area to try a variety of delicious Turkish specialties, including kebabs, gözleme, and Turkish sweets. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and culinary delights as you feast on a street food dinner.
  • Conclude your day with a mesmerizing Whirling Dervishes ceremony at Hodjapasha Cultural Center. Experience the spiritual and meditative dance of the Whirling Dervishes, a unique and captivating cultural performance. Let the rhythmic movements and music transport you into a state of contemplation and appreciation for this ancient tradition.

Overnight in Istanbul 5* Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel Junior Suite Bosphorus View  

(Breakfast)

  • Begin your departure day with a delicious and fulfilling breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, pack your bags, ensuring that all your belongings are ready for departure. Join our private transfer to the IST/SAW Airport and drop off.
  • Your trip concludes with the satisfaction of exploring new places and creating lasting memories.

Language

English

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  • Tour category: Tours are planned as group tours or private tours depending on the program content. Please read the description for this. If you would like all tours to be private for you or your family, please specify this request. For group tours, the pick-up time is fixed. We kindly ask you to take into consideration the time we recommend for private tours.
  • Accommodation: Sample hotels for accommodation are listed in the itinerary section. As Comfort Class, we are planning 4-star hotels. Accommodation includes breakfast, and dinner varies and is partially included or excluded. If you would like Economic Class or High-Class accommodation, we would be happy to offer you options.
  • Meals during the tour: You can find out from the itinerary section whether meals are included in the tours.
  • Flight services: golfintravel.com does not undertake international flights. Since domestic flight prices are flexible, they are not included in the package but can be included in the package at current prices upon your request. For domestic flights, you should consider an average of 50 EUR per way.
  • Guidance service: Apart from the fact that tours generally provide English guidance services, in some tours there are English consultants who do not give historical or cultural explanations but guide you. Please read the descriptions.

Of course, we can offer you the package that interests you by making changes to the tour content, accommodation options, number of days and included or excluded services according to your wishes. If you want, consult us for a standard travel package or our travel packages where you can enjoy luxury and create memories that will last a lifetime.

  • This tour is based on a minimum of four participants.
  • Tour available period: all year round.
  • Tour available days: every day
  • Tour category: Offered as private tours
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Even if we use fast track at the museum entrances, please do not forget that waiting times at security points can take time
  • Remember to wear modest clothing at the mosques (arms and legs covered). Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your scarf, you can buy one at the entrance at some mosques but not all. .
  • Prices are per person in double-twin or triple shared room.
  • Travel Insurance is recommended and charges are not included.
  • Please note that prices are dynamic and may change in the peak season and on blackout dates.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • The itinerary shared is tentative and is subject to change at the time of confirmation.
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