ISTANBUL A ROMANTIC GATEWAY


Leave your daily life behind as you step into this 2600 year old city of intrigue.

The sensation of traveling through history will accompany you every step of the way, from your stroll through the secret passageways of the legendary Topkapi Palace to your exquisite candlelight dinner in a 2000 year old roman cistern.

Witness the beauty that was enjoyed by Istanbul's elite for centuries as you take a carriage ride through Heybeli Island.

The city that once housed the Sultans, is waiting to pamper you in a imperial way.

DAY 1 - USA TO ISTANBUL

 

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL

Arrival in Istanbul. Our representative will welcome and escort you to your hotel, the world famous Ciragan Palace on the Bosphorus. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. (-/-/-)

DAY 3 - ISTANBUL

Today a full day private tour of Istanbul is scheduled. In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. The day starts in the old part of the city with a visit to Hippodrome where chariot races took place in ancient times. The Blue Mosque, a landmark on Sultanahmet square with its six minarets and beautiful blue tiles, the underground Cistern, and the St. Sophia Church are to be visited in the morning. You will explore the magnificent residence of the Ottoman Emperors and their daily life at Topkapi Palace. You will be escorted back to your temporary Palace on the Bosphorus. (B/L/-)

DAY 4 - HEYBELI ISLAND

After breakfast, your private boat will pick you up from Ciragan Palace Hotel and take you to one of the Princess Islands, Heybeli Island where you will be spending the night at one of the oldest and finest hotels in vicinity of Princess Islands. A traditional horse carriage will take you to the hotel. (B/-/-)

DAY 5 - ISTANBUL

The morning is yours to enjoy this charming Island. If you prefer, you may tour the island by bicycle, or you may consider a horse carriage, the more traditional way to get around the island. Late afternoon, your boat will take you back to Ciragan Palace Hotel. (B/-/-)

DAY 6 - ISTANBUL

Spend the day at your leisure. You may wonder around the Covered Bazaar or visit a colorful neighborhood like Ortakoy. Tonight we will make a dinner reservation for you at Sarnic Restaurant, a 2000 year old cistern turned into a romantic restaurant. (B/-/-)

DAY 7 - ISTANBUL

Enjoy your last day in Istanbul at your own pace. (B/-/-)

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