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Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. If you arrive early, we can arrange some activities for you upon request. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Private Istanbul City Tour (St. Sophia / Hippodrom / Blue Mosque)
Your tour will commence at 08:30. Hagia Sophia: This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Hippodrome: Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine Grand Bazaar: In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths'' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Private Istanbul Bosphorus & Two Continents
Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including: Egyptian Bazaar: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Bosphorus Cruise: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. Rumeli Fortress: Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. Beylerbeyi Palace: The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. Bosphorus Bridge: Enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe). Camlica Hill is highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. Shopping at Bedesten (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast check out from your hotel. We hope your private luxury Istanbul City Tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our private luxury tours again. Have a nice trip back home. Please Note: Hagia Sophia closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
Welcome to Turkey! A compact 4 day tour of Istanbul including all the important sites the city has to offer, VIP treatment and accommodation in only the finest 5 star deluxe hotels. Enjoy First class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, including private daily excursions to Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, the Bosphorus waterway, Princes Island, and Dolmabahce Palace. This is an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. We want to offer the best and the most luxurious travel throughout Istanbul whilst maintaining quality of service, quality of life and value for money.

Tour Includes

-Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport

-3 nights 5 star hotel in Istanbul including breakfast

-Private full day city tour with professional tour guide

-Private full day Bosphorus Cruise with professional tour guide

-All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

-Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

-Professional English-speaking tour guides

-Return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport

Tour Does Not Include

TravelShop Turkey has two different pricing options: • 1.) Private tour summer prices: 2 people, 4 people, 6 people, 8 people, 10 people • 2.) Private tour winter prices: 2 people, 4 people, 6 people, 8 people, 10 people If your group is larger than 10 people, please contact us, we will arrange it for you. You can book our tours and services without hotel or with 5 Star hotel. Without Hotel prices include all mentioned above at TOUR INCLUDES but exclude hotel accommodation, breakfasts and dinners. The prices at 5 Star Hotel include all mentioned inclusions.