Private arrival transfer from Istanbul Int'l airport to your hotel
Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul, in selected hotels sharing double occupancy in standard double room on bed and breakfast basis
Full day, guided Istanbul tour visiting Topkapi Palace, Aghia Sofia, the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar
Full day, guided tour visiting the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Bosporus boat trip, Underground Cistern
Private departure transfer from your hotel to Istanbul Int'l airport
Professional, licensed English speaking guide
Transportation with private AC vehicle
All entrance fees for the guided tour included in the itinerary
All service fees and local taxes
24-hour assistance telephone service
Departs: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Visiting: Istanbul, Hipodromme, Blue Mosque, St. Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Underground Cistern, Spice Market
Day 1: Arrival at Istanbul Arrival at Istanbul Int'l airport. Welcome and briefing by our representative who will meet you at the airport with your name on a company sign. Private transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Istanbul
Day 2: Full-day Istanbul tour After breakfast, at approximately 09:00am, pick up from your hotel and your journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - its three names span more than 2,600 years, nearly 1,600 of them as the capital of two of the greatest empires the world has known; the Byzantine and the Ottoman. We visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Istanbul (B)
Day 3: Full-day Istanbul tour - Bosporus boat trip After breakfast, at approximately 08:30am, pick up from your hotel and start our tour by first visiting the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Continue with a Bosporus boat trip; a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, marble palaces, fortresses and small fishing villages. Afternoon visit to the Underground Cistern. Overnight in Istanbul (B)
Day 4: Departure After breakfast private transfer to Istanbul Int'l airport for departure
Rates upon request for higher class hotel accommodation
Greek phrase of the day
pa'me gia' pso'nia: let's go shopping
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