DAY - 1 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL (choose your own travel dates)
Arrival in Istanbul International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 2 ISTANBUL TOUR (B-L)
08:30 am pick up from the reception and depart for the tour. Visiting, Haghia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque (There may be a long queue in front of the Blue mosque. So, we may be replace the visiting with underground cistern), Hippodrome, Islamic arts Museum, Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and Eid Holidays). Tour ends around 4:00 / 5:00 pm. Return back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 3 BOSPHORUS & 2 CONTINENTS TOUR (B-L)
Around 08:15 am pick up from the hotel. Today's tour is Bosphorus and 2 Continents where you will visit the following places - Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise for an hour, Rumeli Fortress (vision from the sea), Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill. 5:00 pm back to the hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 4 ISTANBUL TOUR (B-L)
Pick up from hotel around 8:30 am and drive to Suleymaniye Mosque, which construction began in 1550 and is one of the most magnificent buildings of not only the Ottoman Empire but the world history as well. The four-thousand-square-meter Suleymaniye Mosque is located in the vast Suleymaniye Complex with an area of 700.000 m2. The tombs of Sultan Suleiman, his wife Hurrem Sultan, and the architect of this immortal structure Koca Mimar (Grand Architect) Sinan Aga are located in the complex which also hosts buildings of hammam, hospital, public kitchen, caravanserai and schools of different degrees.
Continue to Rustem Pasha mosque (The authentic magnificence of the mosque with the tiles, covering almost all of the interior walls, including that of mihrab and minbar.) (The mosque may be under construction. It will be replaced with Chora Museum which is actually a church building that constitutes the center of the Chora Monastery, which was a great building complex in the Eastern Roman Empire period and it was dedicated to Jesus Christ. Since it stood outside of the city walls built by Constantine the building was called “Chora” which means “in the country” or “outside of the city.)
Today we will also be able to visit Eyup Sultan Mosque which was the first mosque built after Turks took Istanbul. One of the first muslims ever, Eyup El Ensari was killed during the Arab army’s 668-669 siege of Istanbul. Mehmet the Conqueror’s teacher Aksemseddin, found what he thought to be Eyup’s tomb, and Fatih built a large tomb, a mosque and shoup kitchen here.
Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY - 5 GOODBYE (B)
Pick up 3 hours before your international flight and transfer to the airport. Have a safe trip back home!
P.S.: You can ask to your guide when you need to make pray in a mosque.
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4 nights hotel accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels according to your choice.
Services of professionally licensed guides on local tours.
Meals as : B breakfasts, L lunch.
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking minivans on local tours. (Group)
English speaking guided tours mentioned in the itinerary. (Group)
Inbound and outbound airport transfers to/from your hotel. (Group)
All taxes, entrance & museum fees, baggage handling. (unless otherwise stated)
VISA needed for Turkey.
Tips to guide, driver, hotel staff etc.
Harem and Treasure room entrance fees in Topkapi Palace.
Travel Insurance and personal expenses.
No extra hidden cost !