Tour Information

4 nights Istanbul Package

Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul: Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our colleagues with a sign of “Efendi Travel”. He/she will accompany you to the vehicle outside and will be transferred directly to your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul.

 Day 2: Istanbul Old City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:20 for the tour of the Old City. You will be visiting Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, and Grand Bazaar in the morning part of the trip. After lunch, you will visit Topkapi Palace and Sultan Tombs. The tour ends at around 16:30, then you will be dropped off at your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, Blue Mosque is not visited on Fridays, Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Day 3: Morning Bosphorus Cruise, Beylerbeyi Palace Tour: You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise. Pick up time is at around 08:20 from the hotel. You will visit: Golden Horn (from the bus), Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) and then have a boat cruise on Bosphorus by public boat. You will also view Imperial gardens of Royal Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will have lunch at a restaurant, then cross to the Asian Side visiting Beylerbeyi Palace, summer palace fort he Ottoman Sultans, and guesthouse for important state visitors in Ottoman times. Then you will visit visit Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel at aroun 18:00. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays.

Day 4: Princes’ Islands Tour: This island tour starts from your hotel at around 08:30. Take the ferry to one of the Princes' Islands, Buyukada (Big Island), which served as a place of exile for princes in the past. Leaving the Golden Horn you will go around Sarayburnu (Seraglio Point), the peninsula on which the domes and minarets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque can be seen. Upon arrival to the island, you will see the lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian style summer villas around the island by electricity -drawn carriage tour – on one of the islands this is the only allowed means of transport, motor vehicles are strictly prohibited.  There are colorful fruit trees, beautiful gardens, forest areas and exotic flowers to be seen everywhere. Afterwards, you can enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy sea-side fish restaurant and relax looking back at the domes and minarets among skyscrapers of modern Istanbul's skyline. The tour ends at around 18:30 with drop-off at your hotel. Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

Day 5: Departure: You will be picked up from your hotel depending on your flight time and will be transferred directly to the airport. End of services by Efendi Travel.

The program includes:

4 nights’ BB accommodation at 3* or equivalent quality accommodations

3 days’ regular group tours w/ professional guidance in English

Airport transfers

Entrance fees to sites visited

Lunch on the tours (except drinks)

Local transportation w/ A/C vehicles

Excludes dinner, personal expenses and tips (optional).