Best of Istanbul Tour
Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey
Arrive to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2: Istanbul (Breakfast – Lunch)
Cross the Bosphorus by the underground and near Uskudar, visit the Maiden Tower built on a natural rock in the middle of the sea, the stage for the final scene of James Bond movie “The World is Not Enough”. Continue to Kadikoy District. Discover the typical marketplace and lunch. Take the nostalgic tram to stroll around the neighborhood and free time at leisure in the pedestrian area. Return to the European side by “Vaporetto” (traditional boats for the public transportation on the Bosphorus). Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3: Istanbul (Breakfast – Lunch)
Visit of the Suleymaniye Mosque, the finest and most magnificent of the imperial mosques in the city. Take in wonderful panoramas of the Golden Horn on the cable car and in Pierre Loti Coffee House. Visit Istanbul’s most sacred site at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb. Discover why thousands of faithful visit every day. After lunch discover the new city with Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and Ancient Pera. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4: Istanbul (Breakfast – Lunch)
Visit Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest of the remaining palaces where Ottoman Sultans used to live; admire the gardens, kitchens, the treasury section as well as terraces overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horne. Explore Saint Sophia, one of the marvels of Byzantine architecture. Visit the Blue Mosque covered by more than 20,000 Iznik tiles and the Roman Hippodrome. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover the handcrafts of Anatolia and shop in the labyrinth tunnels of the Grand Bazaar. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5: Istanbul (Breakfast)
Free time in the historical Spice Market to feel the exoticism of the Orient. Enjoy a languorous boat trip along the European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus. Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for your flight back home.