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 Transfer to Istanbul Airport
After breakfast, Transfer to Istanbul Airport. Fly to 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.