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Tantalizing Turkey Treat

The 5-day tour of Istanbul is your chance to discover the best of Istanbul’s rich heritage evident in quaint quarters as well as ancient palaces, bazaars and museums. You will also visit some of the most stunning natural landscapes including picturesque lakes and islands towards your discovery of the city.

 

Tour Night

  • Istanbul: 4 nights
  • Tour CodeTour code: AWTK07
  • Accommodation GradeAccommodation Grade
  • Private TourGroup Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Go on a dinner cruise and savour sumptuous traditional delicacies and watch entertaining cultural and local dance performances
  • Explore the popular and historical attractions in the Old City, including Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia and the Grand Bazaar
  • Retire to peace and serenity at the Princes’ Islands located in the Sea of Marmara
  • Enjoy a picturesque day by Sapanca Lake and Maşukiye Waterfall

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul and Dinner Cruise
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    Upon arrival at Istanbul new Airport, meet with our English-speaking representative who will arrange for your transfer to a hotel by a private vehicle. Check in and spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. In the evening, our representative will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you to a local pier for your dinner boat cruise comprising of traditional Turkish delicacies and unlimited soft drinks. You will enjoy an entertaining Dervish, Folk Dances & Belly Dance on the Bosporus later. Transfer back to your local hotel for overnight stay. M eals included: Dinner Read More

  • Day 2 Full Day Old City Tour in Istanbul
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    After breakfast, you will meet your local guide in the hotel lobby. Today is reserved for the exploration of quaint quarters of Old City. Start by visiting the Topkapi Palace, the seat of government during the Ottoman Empire and a large museum now. Look for the ‘Spoonmaker’s Diamond’, the 7th largest diamond in the world in the treasury section and search for sacred leavings from Prophet Mohammad at the chamber of Holy Mantle. Visit Hippodrome next, one of the largest chariot race grounds in the Byzantine Empire. Your explora tion will then take you to Blue Mosque, built in the 17th century and named after blue Iznik tiles that adorn its interiors. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before you visit St. Sophia, built during the reign of Emperor Justinian in AD537.  The church remained one of the greatest churches in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert it into a Mosque. Culminate your day by visiting the renowned Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops selling everything from handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels, antiques, home wares, books, copper ware, ceramics, gold and souvenirs. Overnight stay at your local hotel.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch 
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  • Day 3 Tour of Princes’ Island
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    Get away from the rush of tourists at Princes’ Islands, an archipelago off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, in the Sea of Marmara. Havens of tranquillity, these islands are dominated by quaint Ottoman mansions and stunning Victorian summer villas. The prohibition of vehicles here means that you will travel only by horse-drawn carriages, an experience that will remind you of the good old times. Savour a sumptuous lunch in a cosy seaside restaurant and return by ferry to be dropped off at your hotel later.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

  • Day 4 Sapanca Lake & Masukiye Waterfall Tour
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    After breakfast, meet with your English-speaking local guide at your hotel to start your tour for the day. You will first visit the biggest zoo in Turkey, home to over 200 species of animals including lions, penguins and kangaroos. There is also an aquarium at the zoo. Stop by the picturesque Sapanca Lake; enjoy a leisurely walk by lakeside or pedalling on the lake. After lunch at the local restaurant, drive to Maşukiye Waterfall, one of the most spectacular picnic places in the Istanbul. Culminate your day’s visit by Viaport Outlet Mall, the bigge st outlet mall in Istanbul.
    Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch 
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  • Day 5 Departure from Istanbul
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    Transfer to the Istanbul Airport for your onward flight.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

Dates & Guide Prices

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Hotels

  • Metropolitan Taksim Hotel
    Metropolitan Taksim Hotel
    Star Rating Istanbul
  • Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel
    Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel
    Star Rating Istanbul

Metropolitan Taksim Hotel Star Rating

Istanbul
  • Metropolitan Taksim Hotel

located in Taksim at the heart of Istanbul within talking distance to the Istiklal Avenue, the famous shopping district. Metropolitan Hotels Taksim offers a unique accommodation experience to its distinguished guests wit

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Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel Star Rating

Istanbul
  • Crowne Plaza Old City Hotel

The hotel is within walking distance of the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia Museum, the Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace. It is located 5 km away from the Taksim Square as well as Nisantasi, Osmanbey an

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What's Included?

  • Transfers on private basis by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Sightseeing tours on Seat-in coach basis.
  • Accommodation at specified hotels or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of professional tour guide in English languages.
  • Service charges & local taxes.

What's not Included?

  • International Flights.
  • Domestic flights if any.
  • Visa fees.
  • Gratuities to the Restaurants, Guide & Driver.
  • Any personal expenses such as: phone calls, laundry, drinks, etc..
  •  Porter service in hotels and airports.
  • Supplements for Chirstmas & New Year period.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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