If this is your first time to Istanbul
and you want to see all the highlights of this amazing city at a leisurely pace, this is the tour for you. This four-day stay will take you to the palaces of Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia
and there's even time for shopping in the Grand Bazaar
to pickup a souvenir or two.
Itinerary: Highlights include:
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque). A superb creation in classical Turkish architectural style, it stands with 6 towering minarets and 260 windows that illuminate its vast main chamber which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.
One of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world, Aya Sofya Museum was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to absorb the serenity and admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.
Many people consider it one of the most unique places in the world, as well as being the world's largest and oldest Palace. It is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire.
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets with 58 streets and over 4000 shops. Shop like traders have over the century in this bazaar that is well known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spice and carpets.
Please note: Topkapi Palace (Closed on Tuesdays; will be replaced with Istanbul Archaeology Museum), Hagia Sophia (Closed on Mondays; will be replaced with Chora Museum), Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays; additional time will be spent at the other locations).
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise your arrival details at time of booking
A supplement will apply to transfers to/from Sabiha Gokcen Airport