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Istanbul Express
4 Days

ITINERARY

4 Days: Istanbul

Tour overview:
One of the world’s great cities, bustling and modern Istanbul does not hide its ancient history. For a thousand years the greatest Christian city, Constantinople in May of 1453 was conquered by the young Ottoman prince Mehmet II to begin its journey to become the modern Istanbul we find today. Immerse yourself in this fascinating city during comprehensive touring days.

Day 1 – Istanbul

Arrive to Istanbul, Turkey where you are met and escorted to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.


Day 2 – Istanbul – City Sightseeing

This morning depart on a full day city tour, visit magnificent St. Sophia’s Basilica built originally by Constantine the Great. We continue our visits with the fascinating and impressive Blue Mosque, famous for its six minarets, it’s beautiful blue Iznik tiles, unique architecture and marble latticework. Then visit the Byzantine Hippodrome where chariot races and competitive athletic events took place as well as the famed Topkapi Palace. Finally we visit the famous vast and bustling Grand Bazaar. (B)


Day 3 – Istanbul – City Sightseeing

Today’s tour starts with a visit to the Spice Bazaar, the center for the spice trade in Istanbul. Continue on the Bosphorus Cruise, a magical journey which covers both European and Asian shores. You will see the marvelous monuments and districts like: Maiden Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy, Fethi Ahmet Pasa Mansion, Ortakoy Mosque, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuleli Military School, Arnavutkoy, Bebek and more highlights of Istanbul located on both sides of the Bosporus. In the afternoon cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia and visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We end our day with a visit to Camlica Hill, one of the highest points of the Bosphorus and Istanbul. The Camlica Hill has a wonderful panorama including the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, historical Peninsula and islands. (B)


Day 4 – Depart Istanbul

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
Departures: Daily, minimum 2 passengers
FIRST CLASS JOIN-IN PRIVATE
DOUBLE SINGLE DOUBLE SINGLE
May 01 to Oct 31 894.7368421052632 1370 1230 941.8283
Nov 1 to Dec 31 865 1265 1255 1655
DELUXE JOIN-IN PRIVATE
DOUBLE SINGLE DOUBLE SINGLE
May 01 to Oct 31 1170 1735 1495 2065
Nov 1 to Dec 31 1145 1660 1535 2040
Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
Solo Traveler Supplement available on request
Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels
ISTANBUL
Titanic City Hotel or Kent Hotel (F)
The Marmara Taksim or Ersin Crown Hotel (D)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodation in first class or deluxe hotels
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Local tour guides
  • Join-in or Private day tours

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