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PRE & POST CRUISE ISTANBUL TOUR PACKAGES 2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS

(Sample Program)

 

Day 1:

Arrive in Istanbul, you will be met by your guide and private transfer to your hotel.

After your check-in, you will meet your guide in the lobby for a light introduction tour of Istanbul.

We start with Hagia Sophia, built in 6th century with huge dome. It was the biggest cathedral for decades where you can see the best “Deisis” from 12th century. It will fascinate you with its gold mosaics and its gallery. Then, smells of the spices will welcome us before entering the famous Egyptian Market or Spice Market located in the busy part of the city. Outside of the market is as interesting as inside. We start our day with good smells and let’s finish our days with another attracting scent, smell of the salt and moss from sea. After drive to the pier, we start relaxing with this smell. Before getting a little boat, have some Turkish tea with view of Bosphorus. Our little private boat will make 1 ½ hours trip in Bosphorus that allows us to see the best parts of the Bosphorus; old mansions, beautiful shores, and fascinating fortresses.

 

At the end of your tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 

Day 2:

At 9:00am, meet your guide in your hotel lobby for a full-day tour in Istanbul.
Istanbul, served as a capital city for Empire of Byzantium (4th-15th centuries) and Ottoman (16th-20th centuries) and as a consequence, old city adorned with magnificent monuments. Our first stop is the marvelous Topkapi palace that served as the palace of the Ottoman Sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries. We will have opportunity to see the Treasury, where the extensive exhibits include priceless world-class collections of jewelry including the 7th largest diamond in the world, the Spoonmakers’ Diamond, porcelains, and costumes of the Sultans. Holy Relics will be our another stop Topkapi Palace. You will also visit Harem section with many labyrinths of corridors where once the royal family lived. 
You will have your lunch in the best restaurants where serves the most delicious examples of Turkish Cuisine.
After lunch break, Blue Mosque will be our next. You will be stunned by the magnificence of its architecture and the blue Iznik Tiles that cover all the walls inside where the name of the mosque comes from. It still serves as a mosque and keep it alive with vibrant atmosphere. Then we will make a small walk in Hippodrome remains from Roman time. It is one of the greatest area of horse races of Byzantium. Underground or Basilica Cistern is the “sine qua non” for this part with its 336 columns. Grand Bazaar will be our last stop which dates back to Byzantine period.  You will get lost while checking the shops and items. Little information that Grand Bazaar has more than 3,500 shops.


At the end of your tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 

Day 3:

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the port for embarkation to your cruise or Istanbul Ataturk International Airport for your ongoing flights.

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