Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul:You will be greeted at the airport by one of our colleagues holding a sign of Efendi Travel, he/she will accompany you to our vehicle and you will be transferred to your hotel directly. Free day in Istanbul. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30. You will visit: Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome Grand Bazaar After lunch you will see: Topkapi Palace , Sultan Tombs and the tour ends about 16:30 and back to hotel Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)
Please note that St. Sophia Museum is open everyday until 31st of October 2017, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque will not be visited on Fridays.
Day 3: Dolmabahce Palace & Beylerbeyi Palace Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30 for Dolmabahce Palace, Yildiz Royal Garden and Two Continents Tour. We firstly visit Dolmabahce Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms of 46 halls. After palace the next stop is Yildiz Royal Garden. We take a walk in the imperial gardens ornamented with some kiosks and beautiful vegetation in the middle of Istanbul. Lunch Break. After lunch you will be taken to the Asian Side of Istanbul, and you will have a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asian) side with our air conditioned tour bus in 2 minutes using the Bosphorus Bridge. The first stop is Beylerbeyi Palace which is the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with Harem. The next stop is Camlica Hill which is the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. As Turkey is one of the best leather producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different varieties of great quality leatherwear. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel about 18:00. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 4: Bosphorus Cruise:
You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise. Pick up time is at around 08:15 from the hotel. You will visit: Golden Horn (from the bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and then have a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will be transferred to your hotel.Free afternoon. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 5: This island tour starts from your about 08:30. Take the ferry to one of thePrinces' Islands, Buyukada (Big Island), which served as a place of exile for princes in the past. Leaving the Golden Horn you will go aroundSarayburnu (Seraglio Point), the peninsula on which the domes and minarets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque can be seen. Upon arrival to the island, you will see the lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian style summer villas around the island by horse-drawn carriage tour – on one of the islands this is the only allowed means of transport, motor vehicles are strictly prohibited. There are colorful fruit trees, beautiful gardens, forest areas and exotic flowers to be seen everywhere. Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy sea-side fish restaurant and relax looking back at the domes and minarets among skyscrapers of modern Istanbul's skyline.
This a perfect day for relaxing and enjoying where Istanbul's residents visit to have a run to outside the rush of the city . Return by ferry and drop off to hotel about 18:00. Accommodation in Istanbul.
Day 6 : Departure from Istanbul:You will be picked up from your hotel depending on your flight time and you will be transferred directly to Ataturk Airport.
The price of the program is 370 Eur per person, including:
- 5 night’s BB accommodation in double/twin room at 3* or equivalent hotel in Sultanahmet area
- 3 full-day regular group tours w/ professional guidance in English
- 1 half-day regular group tour w/ professional guidance in English
- Breakfast at hotel
- Lunch during full-day tours (except drinks)
- Airport transfers
- Entrance fees to the sites visited
The price excludes dinner, personal expenses and tips (optional).
If you prefer to stay at 4 star hotels the extra cost will be 160 euro per person
- For single travelers, there will be an extra 50% single supplement surcharge
- The prices are not valid for New Year’s Period, Easter Period, Anzac Period and Eid Holiday Periods
- Hotel upgrade options at 4*, 5* or equivalent quality accommodations are available upon request
- Airport transfers are to/from Ataturk Airport. For Sabiha Gokcen Airport, there will be an extra 30 Eur extra charge for one way.
- Additional arrangements below can added to your program as evening activities:
Whirling Dervish Show: 20 Eur per person extra
Rhythm of the Dance Show: 25 Eur per person extra
Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus: 60 Eur per person extra
Turkish Night, Dinner & Belly Dance Show: 70 Eur per person extr