Day 1 – Istanbul Arrivals
After arrival in Istanbul you will be transferred from the airport & checked into your hotel, and tonight you will enjoy a welcome dinner and the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. (Dinner Included)
Day 2 – Historical Treasures of Istanbul
You will be picked up from your hotel and you will visit the first Hagia Sophia (The Grand Mosque of Istanbul), This ancient basilica was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century it was one of the architectural marvels of all time. Hagia Sophia is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and is of great artistic value as the decorated interior is that of mosaics and marble pillars and coverings. The temple itself was so richly and artistically decorated that Justinian proclaimed,” Solomon, I have outdone thee “ Justinian himself had overseen the completion of the greatest cathedral ever built up to that time, and it was to remain the largest cathedral for 1,000 years up until the completion of the cathedral in Seville in Spain. The Blue Mosque was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet and is recognizable from its six minarets and decorated inside with 21,043 tiles from Iznik in a dominant blue color and has magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. The Hippodrome is the scene of chariot races and with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. We will continue to Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays) - The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. There will also be a chance to see The Suleymaniye Mosque, Süleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia which is conspicuous by its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard. Conclude your day of touring with a short drive to the exotic Grand Cover Bazaar, (Closed on Sundays and Feast days) which is one of the most colorful institutions of Istanbul. In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area. After finish your tour, you will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Between the tour, you have taken free time to relax, you can take some refreshments or lunch. (Breakfast Included)
Day 3 – Bosphorus Cruise in the middle of the continent of Europe and Asia
You will pick up from your hotel to visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), (Closed on Feast days) air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice. Free time for shopping. A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia Bosphorus Tour on Boat. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace,300 meters of marble facade faces the shore. Rumeli Fortress, Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 before the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect the Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. Beylerbeyi Palace, The summer residence of Ottoman sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. Bosphorus Bridge uniquely changes to step from one continent Asia to another Europe Camlica Hill is the highest point in Istanbul, at the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the bosphours from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style. After the boat tour, you will back to your Hotel. Overnight in Istanbul. Between the tour, you have taken free time to relax, you can take some refreshments or lunch. (Breakfast Included)
Day 4 – Dinner & 1001 Nights Show on a Boat
Free day until 07:30 pm. Dinner & 1001 Nights Show starts: at 8:30 pm. You will enjoy your night's entertainment. An open buffet dinner with a stage full of belly dancing and cultural shows. (Dinner cruise dance show) You will watch the most famous oriental in Turkey, other belly dancers, and Anatolian folklore groups featuring popular musical instruments. They have Turkish dishes of all kinds, including meats, fish, mezes, salads, desserts, and more. Around midnight you will transfer to your hotel with an overnight in Istanbul. (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Day 5 – Taksim & Istiklal Avenue
You will start a different city tour of Istanbul.Taksim District, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, café, cinemas. Taksim is a main transportation hub and a popular destination for both tourists and the native population of Istanbul. Istiklal Caddesi is a long pedestrian shopping street. There is a nostalgic tram that runs from the square along the avenue. Istiklal Avenue is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day throughout weekends. Located in the historic Beyoglu district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, approximately three kilometers long, which houses exquisite boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theaters, libraries, cafés, pubs, night clubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolates, and restaurants. The avenue, surrounded by the unique 19th-century Turkish architecture, starts from the medieval Genoese neighborhood around Galata Tower and ultimately leads up to Taksim Square. You will have free time for shopping on Istiklal Avenue.Overnight in Istanbul. Between the tour, you have taken free time to relax, you can take some refreshments or lunch. (Breakfast Included)
Day 6 – Istanbul The End of The Tour
After breakfast check out from your hotel. You will transfer to Istanbul Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour. We hope to see you future in another tour. (Breakfast Included)
No extra hidden cost..!
Pick-up and drop-off services.
Transportation, guidance, and all entrance fees for museums and sites.
5 nights 5 5-star hotel accommodation.
Local tours with professional tour guides as indicated in the itinerary.
Night Show in Istanbul (With Dinner).
Bosphorus Boat Cruise.
What’s Not Included
Some private sections in the museums such as Harem at Topkapi Palace.
No extra hidden cost!