DAY 01***ARRIVAL ISTANBUL
Arrival in Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Meet our representative and transfer you to your hotel in Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul at 4 star Hotel Zurich Istanbul or similar.
DAY 02***BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR [B / L]
At 09:00 pick up from hotel for the full day private Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour to visit the Hagia Sophia(closed on Monday) a 5th century church, once the greatest in all the world. The next stop is at the Blue Mosque renowned for its striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Afterwards, visit the ancient Roman Hippodrome. Following a lunch break in the old town, visit Imperial Palace of Topkapi(closed on Tuesday) from which Ottoman Sultans ruled their grand empire for over 400 years and visit the world-famous Grand Bazaar - a shopper`s paradise of over 4000 authentic shops (closed on Sunday. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 03***PRINCES ISLANDS TOUR [B / L]
At about 08:30 pick up from your hotel for the full day private Princes Islands Tour. Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes` Islands by public ferry, stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Tour of the island with horse-drawn carriages before lunch at a fish restaurant. Return with 15:00 ferry arriving at 16:35. Transfer back to hotel(arrival to hotel around 17:00-17:15). Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 04***DOLMABAHCE PALACE – PERA – BOSPHORUS CRUISE TOUR [B / L]
At 09:00 pick up from your hotel for the full day private Dolmabahce Palace, Pera & Bosphorus Cruise Tour to visit the luxuriously opulent Dolmabahce Palace(closed on Monday and Thursday), the last residence of the sultans. Pera by foot with the Istiklal Street. After lunch Cross the Galata Bridge and drive to Eminonu to visit Spice Market. Finally boat cruise through the Bosphorus, the strait dividing the European and Asian continents. Tour finishes around 17:00, transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 05***GREEN BURSA TOUR [B / L]
At about 07:30 you will be picked up from your hotel for the full day private Green Bursa Tour. Departure by ferry-boat enjoying the lovely countryside view. Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital and lunch of famous "Kebap of Alexander The Great". Climb to Uludag, the legendary Mount Olympos under snow, by Teleferik (Cable Car). After lunch visit to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Drive back to Istambul. Transfer back to hotel. Over night at Istambul.
DAY 06***GOLDEN HORN – MINIATURK TOUR [B / L]
09:00 pick up from hotel for the full day private Golden Horn & Miniaturk Tour Drive along the Valens Aqueduct to Golden Horn to discover unforgettable architectural of mosques, churches and bridges. Visit Eyup Mosque. Take the Cable Car to Pierre Loti. After lunch visit Miniaturk. Tour finishes around 16:30. Transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
**optional Turkish Night Show with dinner at Istanbulin for extra 40Euros per person and Turkish Night on Bosphorus for extra 50Euros per person; At 19:30-19:45 pick from your hotel for the Turkish Night Show with dinner and belly dance Show and transfer back to hotel after Show around midnight.**
DAY 07***DEPARTURE BACK [B]
Please check out from hotel before noon. Free day in Istanbul. Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport 3 hours prior to your flight departure time. End of tours and services.
∙Arrival and departure airport transfers from/to Istanbul Ataturk Airport
∙6 nights BB accommodation in Istanbul
∙6 Breakfast at hotels, 5 Lunch on tours(drinks are extra)
∙Professional English speaking guide on private tours
∙Entrance fees to the various sites
∙Transportation with A/C and non smoking private vehicles
∙Local taxes and service charges
Price doesn`t include;
∙Tips to driver and guide
∙Drinks(at lunches too)
∙Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
∙Turkish Night Show
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