Istanbul Stopover in 4 Days

From 1389,00 EUR
Istanbul's natural and historical beauties in 4 days

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form

OVERVIEW
A short trip experience of 3 nights and 4 days package tour visiting all important heritage and nature sights of Istanbul only.

Day 1; Istanbul
Dinner,
Arrive at Istanbul International Airport,
Transfer to your hotel and check in,
Free day at leisure,
Overnight in Istanbul,

Day 2; Istanbul
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Old City Icons Tour: Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia, Little Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar,
Overnight in Istanbul,

Day 3; Istanbul
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Europe & Asia in a Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, Eyyub Sultan Mosque, Old City Walls, Camlica Hill,
Overnight in Istanbul,

Day 4; Istanbul
Breakfast, 
Free day at leisure,
Departure to Istanbul International Airport.

Welcome to Turkey. Get picked up, transfer to your hotel and check in,

Free day at leisure

After dropping your luggage off in the room, head into the town as you are free to hang around in this beautiful city on your own. You can go shopping, try local food and take photos of interesting Istanbul streets.

First overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul,

Full Day Tour of Old City Icons

You can take in some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul in this morning tour that commences with a visit to the Blue Mosque. This magnificent mosque which was designed by Sinan and completed in 1616 is known for its majesty and superb iznik ceramic tiling.

Continue outside to stroll along the Hippodrome. This vast public space was built by the Romans in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD to accommodate events such as chariot races and gladiator fights. It is also home to the Column of Constantine, an Egyptian obelisk and the Serpentine Column.

Next to the Hippodrome we will visit the Hagia Sophia. Originally built in 537 AD as a Greek Orthodox Church, this breath-taking building was converted to a mosque by the Ottomans and is now a museum. Inside there are two floors built around a central nave. It is adorned with superb decorations and has an enormous dome that soars overhead.

A lesser known part of the Hagia Sofia complex is the adjacent structure that houses the Sultan Tombs where five 16th and 17th century Ottoman sultans are interred. Alongside each sultan’s sarcophagus are many others that hold their wives, children and other notables. The tombs are all beautifully designed and feature beautiful examples of tile work, mosaics, calligraphy and kundekari (a decorative form of carpentry consisting of interlocking pieces of wood and mother of pearl).

Not far from Hagia Sophia, this tour also takes you to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque which was constructed in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox Church before being converted to a mosque in the early 16th century.  Inside, this small octagonal mosque features a beautiful two-storeyed colonnade, marble pillars and a stunning umbrella dome.

Finish the day tour with a walk through the Grand Bazaar for some shopping or just to absorb the sights, sounds and historic architectural beauty of this bustling market.

Second overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul,

Full Day Tour of Europe & Asia

Take a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, the busy waterway that runs between the Marmara and Black Seas with European Istanbul on one shore and Asian Istanbul on the other.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh air, the sea and the sights as you pass magnificent palaces, mosques, mansions and places of historical note.

After getting off the boat at Eminonu, continue your tour into the historic Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar nearby that is bursting with traditional sweets, coffee and spices, and oozing with appeal.

After the cruise we will visit The Eyyub Sultan Mosque which is a significant building and requires special reverence.

This tour also takes you on a drive around part of the 20 km of magnificent stone walls of old Istanbul that date from the 5th century. This series of walls surrounded the old city, featured 55 gates and 400 towers and is still an integral part of Istanbul.

Later you will drive over the Bosphorus Bridge to the summit of Camlica Hill which is popular for its magnificent panoramic views and the opportunity to take some great photos.

Third overnight stay at your hotel in Istanbul,

Free day at leisure

After having a delicious breakfast, head into the town as you are free to hang around in this beatiful city on your own for the last day of your Turkey trip. You can go shopping, try things you missed while travelling and take last cup of Turkish tea.

Transfer to Istanbul Airport 4 hours before your flight,

End of our services here. Thank you for choosing us for your travel in Turkey.

CODE: GITPKG - 01, DURATION: 3N/4D
General Information & Policies About All Packages
If cancelled 60 full days prior to the package’s local start time, the guest will receive a full refund minus the 15% service fee
* If cancelled within 60 full days to package’s local start time, no refund will be made
* Fees include VAT, all services listed in the ‘’Itinerary’’ section of the package
* Please telephone us to make last minute reservations
* If the package is cancelled because of a natural problem/disaster (eg winter flight cancellations because of snow and guests could not arrive in destination etc.), guests will receive a full refund including our own service fees, except for the fees that third parties/local places such as the yacht/hotel/flights etc. do not refund to us

Included
* 2 full day Istanbul tours & Museums entry fees, parking and road tolls
* Pick up and drop off at your accommodations
* Transportation in A/C non-smoking car or bus with professional English speaking guide and driver and their daily expenses
* Meals as mentioned at above itinerary day by day
* 3 nights accommodation in Istanbul
* Airport transfers
* Bus travel
* Private group tours
* Step back in time on a history tour
* All taxes, fees and handling charges

Excluded
* Suggested optional activities
* Tips of driver and guide (4 Euros per person per day)
* International flight tickets
* Insurance: All types 
* Turkey entry visa 
* Items as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry 
* Any other expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

Important Notes
* Old city Icons tour: Pick up by 08:30, drop off by 17:00
* Europe & Asia in a day tour: Pick up by 08:30, drop off by 17:00
* Hotels' check in time is at 14:00 and check out is at 11:00. In case you are in a tour around the check in and out time, know that you can leave your luggage packed in your room or at the reception together with your room’s key. For your convenience, early and late check in and out could be arranged. Just let us know in advance and also an extra fee will be applied for  this accommodation

Hotel Details

Standard Type
Saruhan Hotel
Address:
 Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi, Cinci Meydanı Sk. No:30, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul

Luxury Type
Dosso Dossi Hotel Sultanahmet
Address: 
Alemdar Mh., Alaykosku Cd, No:12, 34110 Fatih/Istanbul

Blue line: Driving route
Grey line: Tour city route
Green line: Walking route
Turquoise line: Cruising route
Brown line: Cable car route
Tour city: Istanbul