When you arrive to Istanbul airport we will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Hotel
DAY 2 Istanbul Classics Walking City Tour
Istanbul Classics Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia (St.) Sophia is one of the greatest architecture around the world. It was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then it was turned into an Imperial mosque after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet 2. Today it is a stunning museum and featuring marvellous Byzantine mosaics. Don’t miss the chance to explore the second-most visited museum in Turkey.
Blue Mosque is famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. The last great imperial mosque at Ottoman era; takes its name from 20.000 magnificent blue-toned Iznik tiles which is decorating the interior walls.
Hippodrome, center of the chariot races and political activities in the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm 2 are the monuments, decorating Hippodrome.
Caferaga Medresesi is a foundation, that is serving Turkish Culture organises, various workshop on handicrafts and music.
DAY 3 Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise (Half Day) Morning
Istanbul tour Cruise along Istanbul Bosphorus Strait and enjoy visiting famous places like Spice Bazaar and Rustem Pasha Mosque. Eat your delicious onboard lunch and sip on a cold drink under the sun. Cruise along from the Rumeli Hisarı Fortress along the Bosphorus Strait, take some photos, relax and watch the panoramic view of Istanbul.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) 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.
Rustem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Bosnian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. One of the most famous mosque in Istanbul for her interior design.
Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. This romantic cruise along the Bosphorus will allow you to admire the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace the Ciragan Palace. Ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes.
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. ( See it from sea side )
Ortakoy, 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, and restaurants. ( See it from sea side )
Rumeli Fortress: is built in 1452 by Sultan Mehmet II, it was the largest and strongest fortress of the Middle Age. ( See it from sea side )
DAY 4 Istanbul Hotel
Free Day Overnight Hotel
DAY 5 We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport.
We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul Airport.
Visit up to 10 museums in Istanbul over 5 days
· Save time and save money
· Avoid waiting in the long queues for admission tickets
· Take a boat tour along the Bosphorus Strait
· Enjoy transportation to the port for the boat tour