Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour
Dinning Out in a Turkish Way
Half Day Morning Bosphorus Tour
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 .
Day 2: Full Day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour & Dinning Out in a Turkish Way ( L )
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 demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Topkapı Museum is the big one…the most important 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 are 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. End of the tour programme, we will drop you back to your hotel. You will have enough time for freshening up till your food tour start.Around 18.30 pm , you will be picked up from your hotel, and we will take you where ‘real people’ go to dine in a ‘Turkish Way’. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional ‘Simit Bakery’. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane’- which means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses, we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste ‘Meze’, drink ‘Rakı’ and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional ‘İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a ‘Tripe Soup’- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with ‘Turkish Rakı’… And of course, no Turkish Night is ‘a complete’ without tasting the ‘Türk Kahvesi’-Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! Then, At the end of the tour our transfer coaches will take you back to your hotel.Overnight.
Day 3: Half Day Morning Bosphorus Tour& Transfer to Airport ( B , L )
After breakfast at the hotel around 08:30 you will be picked up and met by your tour guide.You will first visit the Spice Bazaar where your guide explains the miracle of the herbs and spices! We visit Rustem Pasha Mosque and then have a sightseeing tour for 90 minutes.The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything on the route. You will see the views of Dolmabahce Palace, Leander Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark near Spice Bazaar.According to your flight , we will transfer you to the airport.
Legend : B : Breakfast, L : Lunch, D : Dinner,
Hotel pickup and drop off
Return Airport transfers
2 Nights Accommodation with breakfast (Depending on your choice hotels can be any sort from hostel to 5 stars hotel)
1 Full day Istanbul tour with Lunch
1 Half day Boat Tur
Tips to staff, items of a personal nature
Gratuities ( Optinal )
Pick up time can be changed according to your hotel location. Pick up time will be given you once you inform us your hotel