ISTANBUL THE CITY OF INTRIGUE


Explore the historical sights and the colorful daily life of the magnificent city of Istanbul; tour the Bosphorus, the impressive waterway that divides two continents; stroll around the Spice Bazaar where time stands still; visit the district of OrtakOy, a melting pot of Istanbul's many contrasting cultures; taste the exquisite Turkish cuisine, one of the world's three greatest; walk in the rooms of Topkapi palace, full of secret corners and old intrigues.

DAY 1 - USA TO TURKEY

 

DAY 2 - ISTANBUL

Our representative welcomes and escorts you to your hotel in Istanbul. (-/-/-)

DAY 3 - ISTANBUL

A full day in the old part of Istanbul starts with a visit to the Hippodrome where chariot races took place in ancient times. The Blue Mosque, a landmark on Sultanahmet Square with it's six minarets of beautiful blue tiles and the St. Sophia Church are to be visited in the morning. We explore the magnificent residence of the Ottoman emperors and their life at Topkapi Palace. (B/L/-)

DAY 4 - ISTANBUL

We board our boat for a cruise on the Bosphorus, a waterway dividing Europe and Asia. A visit to architecturally unique SUleymaniye Mosque is next. we then explore the two huge Ottoman marketplaces, the Covered Bazaar and the Spice Market. (B/L/-)

Portal Detail - Istanbul

DAY 5 - ISTANBUL

After breakfast we visit the DolmabahCe Palace located on the shores of the Bosphorus. This was the last residence of the Ottoman Sultans until the fall of their empire. Here we reflect upon the golden days of Ottoman Culture. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the city as you wish. Our staff will be happy to give you suggestions. (B/-/-)

DAY 6 - ISTANBUL

Full day free in Istanbul. May we suggest you check out the modern shops in Taksim Square or explore nearby museums. (B/-/-)

Grand Bazaar - Istanbul

DAY 7 - ISTANBUL

The whole city is yours to explore and experience. You can stroll through the narrow streets of the Galata Quarter or visit the famous Pera Palace Hotel that once hosted the travelers of the Orient Express. (B/-/-)

DAY 8 - RETURN TO USA

Our staff escort you to the airport four your flight home. (B/-/-)

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