Tour Code : EN-067

Istanbul Tour - 6 Days/5 Nights

Arrival at Istanbul Airport. Transfer and check in to your hotel. You’ll have free time for the rest of the day. After a short rest, you can start exploring Istanbul on your own.
Accommodation in Istanbul hotel.

Meet at your hotel lobby at 08:30 to start the day's tour. We will begin by visiting the Saint Sophia Museum, originally built as a church by the emperor Justinian in 532-537. It was later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman period before becoming a museum.
Our next destination will be the Topkapı Palace, which served as the administrative hub of the Ottoman Empire for more than 400 years, from the 15th to the 19th centuries. It also served as the residence for the Sultans and their families. Harem section: The exhibit showcases an exceptional array of treasures from the Ottoman Imperial Treasury, including precious jewels, diamond-encrusted daggers and swords, war armour, exquisite silver items, and Chinese porcelain. See and admire the opulent attire of sultans, their family members, and sacred relics such as the Prophet Muhammad's cloak, Hırka-i Sherif.
After the lunch break at a local restaurant, we'll stroll around Hippodrome Square, where horse races, entertainment, sports, and political activities were held during the Roman and Byzantine periods. During our walk, we'll see the Serpent Column from Delphi in Greece, the Egyptian Obelisk from Egypt, the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, and the tombs of Ottoman sultans and princes. Afterwards, we will tour the Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, which was constructed from 1609-1617 and is famous for its 6 minarets and blue Iznik tiles that give the mosque its name.

Ultimately, we will explore the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and most expansive enclosed bazaar worldwide. It consists of 61 covered streets and over 4000 shops. You can purchase many items, including carpets, jewellery, leather goods, souvenirs, garments, bags, decorations, spices, and home textiles.
Return to the hotel and relax.
We have a Bosphorus tour and dinner with a show on the boat tonight.
Accommodation in Istanbul. ( Breakfast )

Embarking on a journey to explore Istanbul through the eyes of the locals is an enriching way to delve into the city's culture and lifestyle. Our itinerary promises to unveil captivating insights and transform your perception of Istanbul. We are on a walking tour and public transportation.
Our expedition commences with a stroll along the historic Mahmutpaşa Bazaar and Tahtakale Bazaars, exuding an aura of traditional oriental marketplaces teeming with a diverse array of products. Subsequently, we venture to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, renowned for its compelling assortment of spices, delectable desserts, and succulent dried fruits. Immerse yourself in the rich aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans at the iconic 150-year-old establishment of Kahveci Mehmet Efendi, pausing for a delightful coffee interlude.
Continuing our adventure, we embrace the local mode of transportation by boarding a public bus to the Balat district. This neighbourhood's harmonious coexistence of Islam, Christianity, and Hebrew religions creates an authentic and serene ambience. This cosmopolitan enclave houses an array of churches representing various Christian denominations alongside synagogues and mosques. The presence of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople further underscores the neighbourhood's significance as a religious focal point for the Orthodox community. Stroll through the Balat district, admire the historic, colourful houses,  and enjoy coffee at a cosy café.
The best way to discover Balat is to walk. Wander through the narrow, winding streets with colourful houses, historic churches, and synagogues.
Take lunch at your choice of local restaurant.
Crossing the storied Galata Bridge on foot, our journey leads us to Karaköy, where we embark on a scenic city line ferry voyage to Kadıköy, unveiling the vibrant and youthful ambience of Istanbul's Asian side. Kadıköy pulsates with the energy of modernity as vibrant streets bustle with the presence of young residents. Returning to the European side, we arrive at Taksim Square, where we board a nostalgic tram that halts at Nevizade Street, celebrated for its alfresco dining venues, inviting taverns, and an array of tempting mezes from Turkish and Greek culinary traditions. Our sojourn culminates with a visit to French Street, offering an exquisite selection of domestic wines and an indulgent assortment of local cheeses.
As the day draws closer, our knowledgeable guide will accompany you back to your hotel, concluding our immersive exploration of Istanbul's captivating locales.
Accommodation in Istanbul. ( Breakfast )

Today, explore Istanbul on your own. It is a free day for shopping and leisure. For example, visiting a Turkish Bath, a traditional bathing and socialising ritual that dates back centuries and is deeply ingrained in Turkish culture, can be a wonderfully relaxing and invigorating experience. You can also watch traditional Turkish dance shows or Whirling Dervishes performances at Hocapaşa Cultural Center.

BOSPHORUS DINNER CRUISE   20:00 – 24:00                    
Menu: Grill fish or meatballs or chicken, cold and hot appetisers, 
Beverages.; Unlimited soft and alcoholic ( Raki, Beer, Wine, vodka)
Program: Music, Folklore performance, Whirling Dervishes show, Traditional wedding ceremony, Oriental belly dancer Show, and more.
Transfer: Return transfer from the hotel. 19:30 – 24:0
Accommodation in Istanbul. (Breakfast )

Enjoy your day in Istanbul today, and do as you please. If you're interested, you can join an optional tour.

Accommodation in Istanbul. ( Breakfast ) 

Free time until your airport transfer. Transfer from the hotel to Istanbul Airport will be made 4 hours before your flight time. We wish you a good flight! ( Breakfast )
** Note:  If your flight from Istanbul is after 20:00, you may discover some shopping centres at your own will. Some popular malls are Akmerkez, İstinye Park, Zorlu, Kanyon, and Cevahir.

People Per person in
Double
Single Room Extra Bed Children Fee
1 Pax 0.00 2366.00 0.00
2 Pax 1339.00 1693.00 1339.00
7 - 11
1162.00
3 - 6
387.00
3 Pax 1095.00 1449.00 1095.00
7 - 11
918.00
3 - 6
306.00
4 Pax 979.00 1333.00 979.00
7 - 11
802.00
3 - 6
267.00
5 Pax 932.00 1286.00 932.00
7 - 11
755.00
3 - 6
252.00
6 Pax 873.00 1227.00 873.00
7 - 11
696.00
3 - 6
232.00
7-9 Pax 831.00 1185.00 831.00
7 - 11
654.00
3 - 6
218.00
10-14 Pax 779.00 1133.00 779.00
7 - 11
602.00
3 - 6
201.00
15-19 Pax 746.00 1100.00 746.00
7 - 11
569.00
3 - 6
190.00
20-24 Pax 732.00 1086.00 732.00
7 - 11
555.00
3 - 6
185.00
25-29 Pax 726.00 1080.00 726.00
7 - 11
549.00
3 - 6
183.00
30-40 Pax 715.00 1069.00 715.00
7 - 11
538.00
3 - 6
179.00
People Per person in
Double
Single Room Extra Bed Children Fee
1 Pax 0.00 2543.00 0.00
2 Pax 1516.00 1870.00 1516.00
7 - 11
1251.00
3 - 6
625.00
3 Pax 1272.00 1626.00 1272.00
7 - 11
1007.00
3 - 6
503.00
4 Pax 1156.00 1510.00 1156.00
7 - 11
891.00
3 - 6
445.00
5 Pax 1109.00 1463.00 1109.00
7 - 11
844.00
3 - 6
422.00
6 Pax 1050.00 1404.00 1050.00
7 - 11
785.00
3 - 6
392.00
7-9 Pax 1008.00 1362.00 1008.00
7 - 11
742.00
3 - 6
371.00
10-14 Pax 956.00 1310.00 956.00
7 - 11
690.00
3 - 6
345.00
15-19 Pax 923.00 1277.00 923.00
7 - 11
657.00
3 - 6
329.00
20-24 Pax 909.00 1263.00 909.00
7 - 11
643.00
3 - 6
322.00
25-29 Pax 903.00 1257.00 903.00
7 - 11
637.00
3 - 6
319.00
30-40 Pax 892.00 1246.00 892.00
7 - 11
627.00
3 - 6
313.00

Tour Type    : Private Tour
Price Policy : Price changes depending on people's number.
** Ask about price discount rates on particular dates.

Price includes

 Private Return Transfer Istanbul Airport – Hotel  –  Istanbul Airport

5 nights of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast

2-day Istanbul tour as per itinerary. ( Group tour )

Museum Entrance Fees (Topkapi Palace and St. Sophia )

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Professional licensed English guide for the duration of the tour

Private A.C. non-smoking vehicle with experienced drivers

 All parking, highway, and bridge fees

VAT – City tax.

Price Excludes

Personal expenses

Beverages, lunch and dinners

Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Tips for the guide and driver.


Cancellation Policy  

- For cancellations made 45 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except per person 175 € for register, bank commission, and domestic flight ticket cost)
- For cancellations made 44 - 30 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 29 - 15 days before the tour, 20 % refund.
-No refund cancellation 14 days before the tour. A 100-percent Penalty will be applied.

Remarks
- Please note that travel health insurance is mandatory.
- Our team confirms the selected hotels' availability on the booking date. if unavailable, book similar hotels for your stay.
- The guide may change the tour program due to bad weather, traffic jams, or similar situations.
- If any location in the itinerary is closed, we will arrange to visit other places.
- During the tours, you will walk approximately 2 km daily on uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and steps.
- You should wear comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- Please bring a raincoat, warm clothes, winter walking shoes, an umbrella, etc., to stay comfortable in winter.
- When visiting religious places like churches, mosques, and cathedrals, it is recommended to wear plain clothing, including closed and long skirts
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid crowds.
Please ensure that you carry your passport for all domestic flights. Domestic flights are economy class, and the luggage limit is 15 Kg.

Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul
Sunday           - Grand Bazaar
Monday         - Dolmabahçe, and Beylerbeyi palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Tuesday         - Topkapı Palace, Military Museum
Wednesday  -  Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress
Thursday       - Usually, all museums are open
Friday             - St. Sophia and Blue Mosques 11:30 - 14:00, not visit

 

Gold  Package Hotels 
Istanbul (5)      : The Elysium Taksim 5*
                            Dosso Dossi  Down Town 5*

Standard Package  Hotels 
Istanbul (5)      : The Halich Hotel 4*   
                            Yasmak Sultan 4* 
 
Note: Sample hotels are confirmed on the date of booking in case of availability. Otherwise, reservations are made in similar hotels.

HIGHLIGHTS

Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia
Sultanahmet Mosque
Hippodrome Square
German Fountain
Grand Bazaar
Serpentine Column
Bosphorus Cruise
Golden Horn
Egypt Bazaar
Maiden Tower
Rumeli Fortress
Dolmabahçe Palace
Çiragan Palace
Balat District
Eminönü Square
Galata Bridge
Galata Tower
Istiklal Street
Taksim Square
Kadiköy

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Tour Code
EN-067
Tour Name
Istanbul Tour - 6 Days/5 Nights
Departure Point
İstanbul, Türkiye
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6 days best Istanbul tour package

Istanbul, where the East meets the West, is the only city that unites the Asian and European continents. It offers a fascinating blend of ancient history and vibrant modern culture. To fully appreciate the oriental culture of Asia and the Middle East and Europe's contemporary, rich texture, we recommend a carefully selected 6-day Istanbul tour package. This itinerary allows you to experience the best of Istanbul, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems, while immersing yourself in the local culture and lifestyle.

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  • Tour Code : EN-067
  • Duration : 6 Days
  • Start : İstanbul, Türkiye
  • End : İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Tour Season : All Year round
  • Transfer : Vehicle & Ferry
  • Distance : 140 Km
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