Tour Information

5 day program in Istanbul visiting Sultanahmet area, Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Cruise on the Bosphorus and Dolmabahce Palace

 

 

Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul:You will be greeted at the airport by one of our colleagues holding a sign of Efendi Travel, he/she will accompany you to our vehicle and you will be transferred to your hotel directly. Free day in Istanbul. Accommodation in Istanbul.

 

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:30. You will visit: Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome Grand Bazaar After lunch you will see: Topkapi Palace , Sultan Tombs  and the tour ends about 16:30 and back to hotel Accommodation in Istanbul. (breakfast at hotel, lunch on the tour)

 

 

Please note that  Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque will not be visited on Fridays.

 

Day 3: Dolmabahce Palace & Beylerbeyi Palace Tour: You will be picked up from your hotel at around 08:00-08:30. We firstly visit Dolmabahce Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms of 46 halls. After palace the next stop is Bezmi Alem Mosque  You will have a lunch and then you will have a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asian) side with our air conditioned tour bus in 2 minutes using the Bosphorus Bridge. The first stop is Beylerbeyi Palace which is the summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with Harem. The next stop is Camlica Hill which is the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. As Turkey is one of the best leather producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherwear ad you will be transferred back to your hotel about 18:00. Accommodation in Istanbul.

 

Day 4: Bosphorus Cruise: 

You will have a half day Bosphorus Cruise. Pick up time is at around 08:15 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, Çiragan Palace Hotel Kempinski and Beylerbeyi Palace during the tour. After the cruise, you will be transferred to your hotel.Free afternoon. Accommodation in Istanbul.

 

 

Day 5: Departure from Istanbul:You will be picked up from your hotel depending on your flight time and you will be transferred directly to Ataturk Airport.

 

The price of the program is 345 Eur per person, including:

-       4 night’s BB accommodation in double/twin room at 3* or equivalent hotel in Sultanahmet area
-       2 full-day regular group tours w/ professional guidance in English
-       1 half-day regular group tour w/ professional guidance in English
-       Breakfast at hotel
-       Lunch during full-day tours (except drinks)
-       Airport transfers
-       Entrance fees to the sites visited

 

The price excludes dinner, personal expenses and tips (optional).

 

If you prefer to stay at 4 star hotels the extra cost will be 80 euro per person

 

Notes:

-       For single travelers, there will be an extra 50% single supplement surcharge
-       The prices are not valid for New Year’s Period, Easter Period, Anzac Period and Eid Holiday Periods
-       Hotel upgrade options at 4*, 5* or equivalent quality accommodations are available upon request
-       Airport transfers are to/from Ataturk Airport. For Sabiha Gokcen Airport and New Istanbul Airport, there will be an extra 30 Eur extra charge for one way.
-       Additional arrangements below can added to your program as evening activities:

 

Whirling Dervish Show: 20 Eur per person extra

Rhythm of the Dance Show: 25 Eur per person extra

Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus: 60 Eur per person extra

Turkish Night, Dinner & Belly Dance Show: 70 Eur per person extra