- Discover Istanbul on a 3 day trip
- Visit to Highia Sophia,Hippodrome, German fountain, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace, Caferağa Medres, Soğukçeşme street, Haghia Irene Church ( from outside)
- Explore the city by ferry
- Stay in the heart of old Istanbul.
Price 3 nights/ 4 days
Hotel **** ( 3 N) based on bed and breakfast
Transfers from Atatürk airport airport to the hotel (VV)
Guided tour Istanbul classics and highlights, full day.
- Entrance fees
* Ferries and other public transport on day 3
* transfers to Sabiha Gökçen airport are longer and subcharged
|Dates||DBL room (BB)p.p.||Single / Solo (BB)p.p.||Suite (BB)p.p.|
|01.11-14.03 WİNTER except Christmas period||€ 220||€ 270||€ 270|
|Christmas 26.12 – 03.01||€ 270||€ 350||€ 350|
|15.03 – 31.10 Summer||€ 270||€ 350||€ 350|
Arrive at Istanbul airport and private transfer ( 30 mins) to your hotel in Sultan Ahmet district and a perfect place to discover the city.
Overnight. Arena hotel (BB) http://www.arenahotel.com/tr/ana-sayfa/
Day 2: guided Istanbul highlights and classics tour.
Visit to Haghia Sophia,Hippodrome, German fountain, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace, Caferağa Medres, Soğukçeşme street, Haghia Irene Church ( from outside)
This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue mosk , the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German fountain, a gift of Kaiser Wilhem 2 and listen the sories of his liaison with the orient. Haghia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of today. Following the visits, your guide will take you to the Grand Bazaar for a demonstration of Turkish handicrafts. Topkapı Museum is the big one… the most important museum of Turkey . It is an incomparable rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance.
Finish the tour with a visit to Caferağa Medres and Soğukçeşme street.
Overnight. Arena hotel (BB)
Day 3 .Explore the city by ferry
Why not take tram or walk to Eminönü and hop onto a boat for a short circle Bosphorus cruise ( 2,5 hrs) or the longer full Bosphorus cruise. This cruise takes several hours and ends in Anadolu Kavağı, the last harbour before the Black Sea. On Board you can use digital guides explaining over 70 points of interest along the way, in 10 different languages. After lunch catch bus and/or ferry back to Eminönü.
If you decided to go for the shorter option you have time for Beyoğlu,Taksim and visit to Rüştem paşa Mosque and Egyptian Bazaar when you walk back to your hotel.
Not everybody knows that you also could explore the Golden horn by ferry . Highlights along the shore include the suburbs of Balat and Fener which are home to synagogues,mosques and churches.
Last but not least you could decide to hop on a ferry to tranquil Princes’ islands, a idyllic escape in summer.
Overnight. Arena hotel (BB)
Day 4: After breakfast end of arrangement. Transfer to Istanbul airport and onward travel.