Explore the beauty of nature, blend yourself with rich cultures, enjoy the local music and make your time memorable by joining our amazing trip to Istanbul, Princess Island, Bursa,
DAY 1: Istanbul Arrival and Bosporus cruise night dinner
(Bosporus Dinner Cruise with Show Included)
Arrive in Istanbul NEW Airport (flight details to be advised) you will meet with our airport transfer representative holding a board with code outside the luggage claim area at the airport, transfer to hotel by a private vehicle for check-in & rest. (Early check-in upon availability) The remainder of the day at your leisure.
At 7:30 pm our representative will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby and transfer to local pier to embark a cruise for dinner & dance show on the Bosporus.
Menu: Traditional Turkish Starters Plate (10 Different cold starters), Seasonal salad, Main Dish (served with rice and garnitures), Grilled Fish or Grilled Chicken or Meatballs, Dessert & Fresh Fruits, Unlimited soft drinks. (Whirling Dervish, Folk Dances & Belly Dance performances) At the end of the night (11:45 pm) transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Historical City Tour: Byzantine & Ottoman Empire (with lunch)
During our Istanbul Historical Tour, we will visit all the sightseeing in Istanbul and will have a lunch break. Lunch and all entrance fees are included!
Hippodrome: The Hippodrome square was a place for a horse-racing track, court ceremonies, as well as coronations, parades. It was a center of Byzantine’s social life for many centuries.
Hagia Sofia: It is one of the most famous places to visit in Istanbul. Hagia Sofia is a great and monumental building which is surrounded by four slender minarets. Being the Cathedral of St. Sophia for 1500 years, it amazes with its architecture, magnificent mosaics and aura of the place of power. You can find symbols of Christianity on its walls that coexist with Arabic script. They are not mingling, but mutually complementing each other. You can find only a few similar ancient buildings in the whole world that have preserved their architecture and luxurious decoration, despite the complexity of their history and fate.
Blue Mosque: We will visit The Blue Mosque also known as Sultanahmet or Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It is called the Blue Mosque thanks to beautiful special blue tiles on the walls which were produced on the order Sultan Ahmed I. You will be amazed by the magnificence and majesty of this mosque.
Grand Bazaar: It is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world which originates in the Ottoman Empire. An oriental tale can’t exist without a real bazaar filled with bright colorful goods, laughter, noise, aromas of oriental spices. You will experience unforgettable emotions! Famous Grand Bazaar is a real eastern market, it represents a huge area which is spread out over several blocks of the city, having ancient arches, roofs, etc. The building of the market dates back to 1461. Grand Bazaar has 61 streets, more than 4400 shops, around 2195 studios, currency exchange offices, several cafes, 18 fountains, and 12 mosques. You can also find a school and even one bath there.
Lunch Break: We will have a delicious lunch break in Buhara Restaurant.
The menu includes:
- Chicken or lamb kebap with rice (There is also a vegetarian main course);
- Water and soft drink.
Topkapi Palace: You will see the residence of the greatest Ottoman Sultans - The Topkapi Palace. It was built in 1479, by order of Sultan Mehmed, and until the mid-19th century, it had been the main residence of the Ottoman Padishahs. Today Topkapi Palace is one of the richest museums in the world and one of Istanbul’s favorite attractions. The walls of the palace keep many secrets and mysterious facts. Let’s explore it together!
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: The Mosque Little Hagia Sophia (Küçuk Ayasofya Camii) was founded as a result of the transformation of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. It is located not far from the Kennedy Embankment, in the historic district of Sultanahmet. It is undeservedly unknown among tourists. Its interior and decorative elements are amazing. Colonnades, capitals, ornaments create a great example of graceful architecture.
Includes: Transfer from the hotel, Entrance fees, Professional English-speaking tour guide, lunch
At the end of your tour, back to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Istanbul.
Day 3: Princes’ Islands Tour
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
Today will be spent on Istanbul’s Princes' Islands, favorite by locals to escape Istanbul's stressful city life and feel a different atmosphere. Upon arrival to the island, you will see lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian summer villas. A Horse-drawn carriage is the only transport as the motor vehicles are strictly prohibited. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy seaside fish restaurant. Return by ferry and drop off to your hotel.
Day 4: Bursa and Uludag Mountain Tour with Chair Lift
(Breakfast & Lunch included)
During the Bursa And Uludag Mountain Tour with English speaking driver there will be experiences of Green Tombs (Yesil Türbe), Olympos Mountain (Uludag), 600 years old Pine Tree, Cable car of Uludag Bursa (Teleferik), using the car ferry and experience of the seaway from Istanbul to Yalova and driving way sightseeing from Yalova to Bursa and bus sightseeing on the way of Bursa from Yalova.
DAY 5: Istanbul – Departure
After your breakfast & check-out (12:00 pm) free time until your departure. Then proceed to Istanbul NEW Airport for your international departure flight. END OF OUR SERVICES…
* All the above rates are NET in EURO currency.
* No rooms blocked in advance, availability and rates are subject to change.
* Package rates are not valid during festive periods.
OUR PACKAGE RATE INCLUDES
• 1 Arrival private transfer from Istanbul NEW Airport to the hotel on Day 1.
• A/C Luxury vehicles used; Mercedes Benz Vito
• 4 Nights’ accommodation at the hotel in Istanbul on a BB basis.
• Daily buffet breakfast at the selected hotel. (Not included on arrival day)
• Bosporus dinner cruise & shows in Istanbul on Day 1. (Combined Transfers included)
• 1 Full-day regular private guided tour in Public transport (ferry, Bus, Tram and Subway)
• 1 Full-day regular (SIC) princess island tour in Istanbul on Day 3 with lunch.
• 1 Full-day regular (SIC) Bursa and Uludag Mountain Tour
• 1 Departure private transfer from the hotel to Istanbul NEW Airport on Day 5.
• All meals as stated above.
• Licensed professional local guides in the English language.
• Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary.
OUR PACKAGE RATE EXCLUDES
• Any flight tickets
• Any visa fees
• Gratuities to the Restaurants, Guide & Driver & Restaurants
• At the discretion of the guests.
• Personal expenses of the guests
• Drinks are extra