Turkey is an amazing country with a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea coasts. It is a great holiday destination for culture, spa, and health care tourism.
This 3 Days/2 Nights package includes flight, accommodation and returns airport transfer.
|CURRENCY||TURKISH LIRA (TRY)|
|BEST TIME TO VISIT||APRIL TO MAY / SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER|
|TIME DIFFERENCE||GMT + 3|
|TRANSPORTATION||LOCAL DOLMUS (SHARED TAXIS), METRO, TRAM, MINI-BUSES.|
|THEME||HISTORICAL AND RELIGIOUS|
|PLACES TO DINE||IZOLA RESTAURANT (MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE)
RETRO BISTRO (ITALIAN CUISINE)
SWAAD RESTAURANT (INDIAN CUISINE)
|FESTIVALS||ISTANBUL MUSIC FESTIVAL (JUNE)|
On arrival at the Istanbul international airport, you will be met and transferred by our local representative to your hotel. Day at leisure overnight stay at hotel.
After Breakfast, First stop is the famous Spice Bazaar. With a strong Egyptian influence, exotic aromas of fruits, flowers and, of course, a multitude of spices fill the air and flood the senses. Be sure to purchase some for yourself. Next you will hop on a boat and cruise leisurely down the Bosphorus past the marble palaces and ancient wooden villas, which date back to the Ottoman Empire. Glide past the imposing Rumeli Fortress, built in the 15th century by Sultan Mehmed II as he prepared to conquer Constantinople. Be sure to bring your camera to capture these impressive sights.Satisfy your hunger after the cruise with a delicious lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant, sampling all the local delicacies that have made Istanbul famous. After lunch you will drive along the coastline to the majestic Dolmabahce Palace, home to the sultans of the powerful Ottoman Empire and featuring an incredible 4.5 ton chandelier. Continue over to the Asian side of Istanbul and place one foot in each continent before climbing the Çamlica Hill for an awe-inspiring panoramic view over the city and the Bosphorus.
After breakfast, Proceed to full day Prince’s Island, The car-free Princes’ Islands are only a short ferry ride from Istanbul, and provide a welcome break from the city heat and bustle. The morning begins when you are picked from your hotel at 8am and you are transferred to the ferry terminal for a cruise on the Sea of Marmara heading for Büyükada, the largest of the nine islands making up the archipelago. On the way you’ll be able to enjoy great views of the Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower and Üsküdar on Istanbul’s Asian shore. Büyükada is a popular resort for the locals in the summer with its white sandy beaches and fragrant pine forests, but it was once a place of exile for Byzantine Emperors (and Leon Trotsky) as well as a popular retreat for wealthy Istanbulites in the first half of the 20th Century. You’ll be enchanted by this small slice of traffic-free paradise. When you explore some of the islands’ quiet back streets, you will feel as if you have found your way back to the late 19th century and an Istanbul that no longer exists on the mainland. Tour the island in a horse-drawn carriage before having lunch in one of the island’s many pleasant restaurants if you fancy it.
We will return to Istanbul in the afternoon arriving back at your hotel at around 5pm. This full-day tour includes a return boat ride to the island of Büyükada with a guided tour.
After breakfast, proceed for check out at 12:00 pm, later proceed to Airport to board your return flight.
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