4 DAYS INDIAN SPECIAL DIWALI ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with our representative and get transferred to your hotel, checking in to your hotel for a night''''s rest.Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour Pick up at 08:30 am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)
CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti''''s Tour''''s local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul City Tour Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a daily tour of old Istanbul City.
Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.Then proceed to SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00pm. After the lunch we will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR for your shopping and free time.After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note :
St. Sophia Museum Closed on Mondays , Topkapi Palace Closed on Tuesdays and The Grand Bazaar Closed on Sundays.
Day 4 - Istanbul - End of Tour After breakfast, check out from the hotel,transferred to the Airport and on your way back to home with unforgettable moments in your luggage and in your mind. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.
4 DAYS INDIAN SPECIAL DIWALI ISTANBUL CITY TOUR Photos
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Airport3 nights hotel in Istanbul3 breakfasts2 indian lunches3 indian dinnersGuided Istanbul City TourGuided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and shopping tourAll entrance fees mentioned in the itineraryTransportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coachProfessional English-speaking tour guidesReturn transfer to Istanbul Airport
Tour Not Includes
International flightsPersonal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional mealsTipping: Tips for guides and driversInsurance: All typesOPTIONAL Istanbul Vialand TourOPTIONAL Istanbul Princes' Island TourOPTIONAL Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour
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Topkapi Palace:The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries
Sultan Ahmet Imperial Mosque:Built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue tiles
Hippodrome:Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine
Grand Spice Bazaar:Great Venue for shopping..Everything from Traditional Turkish Delight to clothing;all in one place...