1. DAY Arrival to Istanbul / Meet and Pick up / Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport, our team will meet and assist you before providing a private transfer to your hotel. Once you have checked in, you will have the rest of the day free to relax at the hotel or explore Istanbul at your leisure.
2. DAY Istanbul Classics Tour
The Istanbul Classics Tour is a full-day excursion that takes visitors on a journey through the rich history and cultural heritage of this magnificent city. The tour highlights some of the most iconic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar.
Hagia Sophia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Istanbul’s most famous landmarks. Originally built as a Byzantine church in the 6th century, it later became a mosque and is now a museum. The Hagia Sophia is renowned for its stunning architecture, with its massive dome and intricate mosaics that depict religious scenes.
Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. This magnificent mosque is one of the most important religious sites in Istanbul and is famous for its impressive blue tile work that adorns its interior walls. Visitors can witness the beauty of Islamic architecture and experience the peaceful ambiance as they explore this sacred place of worship.
Hippodrome was once the center of sporting and social activities during the Byzantine Empire. Here, visitors can see the remnants of ancient structures, including the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column, and Constantine Column. This historic site offers a glimpse into Istanbul’s past and showcases its rich cultural heritage.
Grand Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. With over 4,000 shops, this bustling marketplace is a paradise for shoppers looking for traditional Turkish handicrafts, carpets, jewelry, spices, and more. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere and indulge in some retail therapy while exploring the labyrinthine alleys of this historic market. Overnight in Istanbul.
3. DAY Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour
The Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour is a must-do experience for anyone visiting Istanbul. This tour allows visitors to explore the beauty and history of the city from a unique perspective as they cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. The Bosphorus Strait is a natural waterway that separates the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, and it offers stunning views of the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Dolmabahce Palace and the Ortakoy Mosque You will see the place below from inside:
Spice Bazaar is a bustling market where visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant colors and aromas of traditional spices, teas, and other local products. This is the perfect place to stock up on souvenirs or sample some delicious Turkish delights before embarking on the cruise.
You will see the places below from the seaside:
Dolmabahce Palace is an opulent structure that served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The palace offers a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of the Ottoman sultans with its grand halls, stunning chandeliers, and intricate architectural details. Visitors can explore the palace’s magnificent gardens and learn about its fascinating history from knowledgeable guides.
Ortakoy Mosque is located in the bustling Ortakoy neighborhood. The mosque’s stunning architecture and picturesque setting make it a popular spot for both locals and tourists. As the cruise boat glides along the Bosphorus, visitors are treated to breathtaking views of the mosque and its surroundings, creating a truly unforgettable experience.
Beylerbeyi Palace: This magnificent palace served as a summer residence for Ottoman sultans and is renowned for its opulent design and rich history.
Ciragan Palace, which is now a luxury hotel. This grand palace was once the residence of Ottoman sultans and is considered one of Istanbul’s most prestigious landmarks. Its stunning architecture and beautiful waterfront location make it a popular destination for tourists seeking a taste of Ottoman luxury.
The Rumeli Fortress, also known as Rumelihisarı in Turkish, was built in the 15th century by Sultan Mehmed II. Its strategic location on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus made it an essential defense structure during the time of the Ottoman Empire. The fortress played a significant role in the conquest of Constantinople and served as a military base for the Ottomans. Today, it stands as a remarkable example of Ottoman military architecture and attracts visitors from all over the world. Overnight in Istanbul
4. DAY Explore fatmagul's Filming Locations for Enthusiasts in Istanbul
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests. Overnight in İstanbul.
5.DAY Explore Fatmagul’s Filming Locations for Enthusiasts in Istanbul
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests. Overnight in Istanbul.
6.DAY Mudanya-Bursa- Golyazi-Overnight in Bursa
After breakfast, drive to Bursa City; on the way, we will stop at Mudanya. After that, we will drive to Bursa city center. You will be able to see the Grand Mosque (Ulucamii), Silk Bazaar (Koza Han), Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), Green Tomb, Tophane Osman Ghazi, and Orhan Ghazi Tombs; after the lunch break, Kircilar leather One of the must-visit destinations in Bursa is the Kircilar leather market. Known for its high-quality leather products, Kircilar offers an extensive range of leather goods, from jackets and bags to shoes and accessories. Whether you are a fashion enthusiast or simply looking for a unique souvenir, visiting Kircilar will leave you spoilt for choice.
We will drive to Golyazi Lake for sunset. It hasn’t been that long since it was discovered. With the pictures shared on social media, the name Gölyazı became popular. While the number of visitors is increasing rapidly, it has become the most sought-after route, especially for weekend getaways. Everyone was amazed by this cute village on the shores of Uluabat Lake. Moreover, in the “30 most beautiful towns in Europe” voting held a few years ago, Gölyazı was the only village from Turkey to be included in this list. After the beautiful sunset, drive back to Bursa. Overnight and dinner in Bursa.
7. DAY Drive to Canakkale-Overnight in Bozcada or Canakkale
In the morning, drive to Canakkale; on the way, we will stop at Munira Turkish Delight Shop. Munira Lokum Apart from its leather market, Bursa is also famous for its delectable delicacies, and Munira Lokum is a prime example. Munira Lokum is a traditional Turkish delight shop that has been serving mouthwatering "Lokum" since 1893. With a wide variety of flavors and textures, Munira Lokum is a haven for those with a sweet tooth. From classic flavors like rose and pistachio to more unique combinations like pomegranate and coconut, Munira Lokum offers something for everyone. A visit to Bursa would not be complete without indulging in these delightful treats. Arrival to Canakkale. See the Dardanel strait, The Wooden Horse of Troja. After the lunch break, we will get to the ferry to Bozcada.
Bozcaada is a Turkish island, also known as Tenedos, a small island in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey. This picturesque island is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, charming vineyards, and historic sites. Bozcaada offers a unique and relaxing experience for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
One of the main attractions of Bozcaada is its stunning beaches. With crystal clear turquoise waters and soft sandy shores, the beaches on this island are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and various water sports. Ayazma Beach and Habbele Beach are popular spots where visitors can enjoy the sun and sea in a tranquil environment.
In addition to its beaches, Bozcaada is famous for its vineyards and wine production. The island has a long-standing tradition of winemaking, with vineyards dating back to ancient times. Visitors can explore the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and sample local wines. The unique climate and fertile soil on Bozcaada contribute to the high quality of the wines produced here.
8. DAY: Discover the “A Small September Affair” Film locations
We will visit the locations where Engin Akyurek’s series took place. Since visiting these locations depends on the permission of the State, we keep these places secret. We are planning a surprise for you, our guests.
Overall, visiting Bozcaada promises a memorable experience filled with natural beauty, delicious food and wine, and a glimpse into the island’s fascinating history. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an exploration of Turkish culture, Bozcaada has something to offer for everyone. Overnight in Bozcada.
9. DAY: End of the Tour. (Departure from Istanbul)
After the local breakfast, we will drive back to Istanbul. We will drop you off at Istanbul Airport. Fly to your sweet home.
All mentioned transfers in the program.
All mentioned tours in the program include transportation with air-conditioned buses, guidance, and entrance fees.
*The local tour guide is in English (Ask for the other language options for groups, or private tours).
All meals if it is described in the itinerary.
Accommodation in 3,4 or 5-star hotels according to your choice.
All local taxes.
What’s Not Included
International flight tickets.
All domestic flights are mentioned in the itinerary.
Drinks with meals (except the drinks served at breakfast).
Visa (if needed).
Private sections in the museums.