Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents Tour
Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
Art Walks Istanbul &Turkish Coffee Trail
Sufi Music Concert and Whirling Dervish Ceremony
Upon your arrival you will be picked you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul
Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul & Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival, you will be picked you up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel for Byzantine Relics Tour and you will be taken to meeting point.This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque, the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings, will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain – a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. and listen to the stories of his liaison with the Orient. Hagia Sophia – The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits, your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for a demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Topkapı Museum is the big one…the largest museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks… Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art, and its culture is simply to come directly to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final places of interest are Caferağa Medrese and Soğukçeşme Street. To see these things with a great guide…well, you will never be quite the same again.Overnight.
Day 3: Bosphorus cruise & Two Continents Tour
Breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide at the hotel lobby for a short drive to Spice Market, Egyptian Bazaar heaped with various sweets & spices is one of the world’s largest spice bazaars since 1665. Soon after, we embark on the Bosphorus ferry for an unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus, the beautiful strait that divides Europe from Asia. After a lunch break, we continue driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge & head for the summit of Camlica Hill, which offers 360° panoramic views of Istanbul overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Driving back to Europe over the Bosphorus Bridge, we visit Dolmabahce Palace, with more than 340 rooms & eight Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last six Sultans. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel Overnight.
Day 4: Art Walks Istanbul &Turkish Coffee Trail
After breakfast approximately at 9:00 am pick up from your hotel to begin the full day tour. After meeting in front of Galatasaray High School, we will start off walking on Istiklal Street and visit some of the leading art institutions of Istanbul. We will continue our way through the narrow streets of Beyoglu and find out about the hidden art galleries of Tophane and Karaköy neighborhoods. Enroute we visit Pera Museum offering an outstanding range of diverse, high-quality culture and art services. We will finish arty part of our tour at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, which was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.Our coffee tour begins with a Turkish coffee making the course where participants will get certificate et the end. Afterward, the tour will continue with the historical “Coffee Route” – where we will have coffee and some Turkish delight tasting in this historical venues. Tiny streets, ancient walkways, intriguing old bazaars, Ottoman coffee storages. And a guide that will exhilarate the past and make your day valuable is the event of this day!, After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight
Day 5: Relaxing Day (Turkish Bath, Sufi Music Concert and Whirling Dervish Ceremony)
After four days of touring with us, we thought you may wish to spoil yourself with a late start. We pick you up by 10:30 AM and take you to one of the most famous historical Turkish baths of Istanbul. You will spend approximately 2 hours. to have a wash, scrub and massage services rendered to you by Turkish “tell” and then we drive you back to the hotel to rest until evening.
We pick you up again at 17.45 PM to take you to Sufi Music Concert and Whirling Dervish performance at 19.00 Pm The theater is located at the center of the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul.It was originally built by Hoca Sinan Pasa who was a teacher and later vizier to Fatih Sultan Mehmet during 1470’s. Drive back to your hotel/hostel at around 20:00 PM.Overnight.
Day 6: Goodbye Istanbul.
Breakfast & Check out. Transfer to airport.
Hotel pickup and drop off
Return Airport transfers
5 Nights Accommodation with breakfast (Depending on your choice hotels can be any sort from hostel to 5 stars hotel)
2 Full day Istanbul tour with Lunch
Turkish Bath ( Hammam )
Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
Gratuities ( Optinal )
Pick up time can be change according to your hotel location. Pick up time will be given you once you inform us your hotel