Eternal Istanbul Tour

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.

Activity Level

Moderate

Comfort Level

Deluxe or Uncommon Hotels

Best Time of Year

Ideal

(APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV)

Not Recommended (DEC, JAN, FEB)

TOUR DURATION

10 days

Day-by-Day Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul, Turkey

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)

 
Day 2: Istanbul 
Spend the day in Sultanahmet with these amazing sights: Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Archeology Museums, and Topkapi Palace & Harem. Overnight in the old city. (B)
 
Day 3 : Istanbul 
Your morning begins with  Sokollu Pasha Mosque visit and continues with Little St. Sophia. Then head to the famous Blue Mosque, with the side visit to the Mosaic Museum. Later, finishing the morning with the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. This afternoon, enjoy first the Theodosius Cistern and the Column of Constantine. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the stores in the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in the old city. (B)
 
Day 4: Istanbul 

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)

 
Day 5: Istanbul 

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)

 
Day 6: Istanbul 

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)

 
Day 7: Istanbul 

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)

 
Day 8: Istanbul 

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)

 

Day 9: Istanbul 

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)

 

Day 10: Istanbul 

Fly home anytime. A private transfer to Istanbul airport is included. Allow three hours for flight check-in. Bon voyage. (B)

 

Includings

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.

 

Excludings

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.

 

Pricings

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

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