Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Turkey staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, 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.Then proceed to ST. 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. Lunch break at 13:00pm. After the lunch we will then take you to the GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths'' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.
After the tour, transfer back AirporT.
St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, SultanAhmet Imperial Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Covered Bazaar
Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
1 nights hotel in Istanbul
1 open buffet breakfasts
Guided Istanbul City Tour
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Underground Cistern instead of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace museum, instead of Grand Baazar you will visit Spice Bazaar.
Tour Does Not Include
Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
Insurance: All types