Istanbul is the most unique city in the world, and with two continents of historical treasures and magnificent monuments. Istanbul sprawls over an enormous area on the both banks of the scenic Bosphorus Strait. The western half lies in Thrace, and the east in Anatolia, thus making Europe meets with Asia. The two sides are connected by three huge suspension bridges, a rail tunnel, a car tunnel, many commuter-friendly ferries. For millennia, Istanbul has been at the crossroads of civilizations. She boasts the main sights like Topkapi, St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Dolmabahce and the other palaces on the natural Bosphorus river. Plus this eternal city is famous for its bustling bazaars.
Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels
Best Time of Year
(APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV)
Not Recommended (DEC, JAN, FEB)
Arrive Istanbul, Turkey
Arrive in Istanbul Airport and private transfer to your hotel. Later, gather for a welcome dinner, where you meet your fellow travelers. Overnight in the old city. (D)
Head out to Eminonu for the Orient Express Train Station, Rustem Pasha Mosque and the Spice Bazaar. Later, enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruising on the Bosphorus Strait. Overnight in the old city. (B)
Today’s sightseeings include Dolmabahce Palace, Yildiz Chalet and Ortakoy Mecidiye Mosque on the Bosphorus Strait. Plus finish day with the charming Bebek neighborhood. Overnight in the old city. (B)
Today, you’ll explore Suleymaniye Mosque, the Chora Church, Fener & Balat Sights, Eyup Sultan Mosque, and Pier Loti Hill. This view point has the unforgettable iconic picture of the entire Golden Horn. Following all, finish the day at Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum. Overnight in the new city. (B)
This morning sightseeing includes the monuments of Karakoy, Tophane and Kabatas. Later in the afternoon, a great walking tour to Istiklal avenue, Galata tower and the historic Tunel. This walking tour reveals all Beyoglu’s hidden secrets to you, from its famous cafes and cosmopolitan charms. Overnight in the new city. (B)
Today provides a rare chance to experience the sights and sounds in the Asian side of Istanbul. Asian sights include Beylerbeyi Palace, the Maiden Tower, Camlica Hills and the famous-modern Bagdat shopping avenue in Kadikoy. Overnight in the new city. (B)
The entire day is free to explore as you please… This evening, we invite you to join us for an authentic farewell feast in this eternal city. Overnight in the new district. (B,D)
Fly home anytime. A private transfer to Istanbul airport is included. Allow three hours for flight check-in. Bon voyage. (B)
Transfers, Ferries, Best available hotels, Modern Vehicles, Bosphorus River Cruise, All admissions’ fees, the meals as indicated in the tour program, all taxes, all tolls, all parking fees, and the professional official guiding throughout the tour itinerary.
The personal expenses, the international flight tickets, the domestic flight tickets, the other optional shows and tours which are not mentioned in the tour program, and any gratuities to the drivers and the guides are not included.
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occurancy
10 days from $8,495 per person
Single supplement $2,835
Limited to 18 guests
Guaranted departures with just Two Guests