When you arrive to Istanbul airport we will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Hotel
DAY 2 Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Walking Tour
We will pick you up at 08:30 from your hotel. Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia Sophia Mosque (Aya Sofya) is a UNESCO-listed museum that contains Ottoman and Byzantine works. Listen the history and examine the architecture displays with your professional guide. Then, make a visit to the Blue Mosque with six minarets, was built at the bequest of Sultan Ahmet I and one of the best preserved and most significant examples of Ottoman architecture. Continue to Istanbul Hippodrome where chariot races were held and also the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400 years and has been the scene of countless political dramas. Stop by Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture, also organises various workshop about handicrafts and music. Then give a little break for lunch in a local restaurant, then walking to Topkapi Imperial Palace. It is the largest palace in Istanbul and also it was primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. The next stop is the Grand Bazaar, one of the most famous bazaar around the world. Discover the bazaar with your guide and make some shopping. It is full with jewelery, leather and spices shops. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your European-side hotel or in central Istanbul. Overnight Hotel
DAY 3 Bosphorus & Two Continents Full Day Tour
We will pick you up at 08:30 from your hotel. Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Market) was built between 1597 and 1664, also it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You can find exotic aromas and various spices. It contains fruit vegetable, flower and fish shops inside. Rüstem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Croatian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. Bosphorus Bridge, pass through the bridge and watch the beautiful view. It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest bridge around the world. Don’t miss this unique chance to pass from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul city and Bosphorus. Give a little break for lunch here and Enjoy the view while your are eating your tasty meal. Ortaköy is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus. Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews are leaving here. The neighbourhood hosts many different religious. It is also a popular spot for locals with art galleries, night clubs, restaurants. Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846. This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with the great collection of European antiquity. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died there. Closed: Mondays; Dolmabahce Palace (Replaced with Galata Tower) includes; Lunch, Transportation, Guide, Boat Cruise, Museums and Entrance Fees. Overnight Hotel
DAY 4 Princes' Islands (Full Day)
We will pick you up at 08:30 from your hotel. Cruise along from Marmara Sea to Princes islands. First stop is Heybeliada and second stop is Buyukada, one of the top holiday places in Turkey. It contains a really long coast and beautiful beach where you can enjoy the sun and walk around to take some photos. Take a tour of the island by Phaeton (horse and cart) and pass elegant old wooden mansions and beautiful natural scene. Then, take a break for lunch at a fish restaurant, In the evening return to Istanbul. Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport.