4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package
 

4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

$ 3165

You don't need magic to disappear; all you need is a destination!

  • Luxury Accommodation is based on The Raffles Hotel or similar (which is quoted in package price).
  • Elegant Accommodation is based on Four Seasons Bosphorus or similar (additional charges apply on request).
  • Superior Accommodation is based on Swissotel or similar (rate reductions will apply on request).
  • Moderate 4* Accommodation is based on Morgans Hotel or similar (rate reductions will apply on request).

Includes:

  • Arrival & departure transfers from/to IST airport in a modern air conditioned vehicle. 
  • Four nights at Raffles Hotel or similar including Breakfast. 
  • Full day Private Imperial Neighborhood Tour to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Grand Bazaars with a private English Speaking Guide.
  • Full day Private Bosphorus Delight Tour 
  • Full day Private European Influences Tour 
  • Three Lunch meals at local Restaurants.
  • Bottled water.
  • Entrance inside mentioned sites
  • All taxes

Exclude:

  • Personal Expenses
  • Any other not-mentioned services
  • Tipping
4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

Day 1

Welcome to Istanbul, the Queen of all cities in the world. Upon your arrival, you will welcomed by hostess and she will assist you during your entrance procedures. She will be with you until you meet your vehicle & driver. Rest of the day will be at your leisure to rest and settle in hotel, you can have short walks around the hotel to know the area and if you want we can provide assistant for this walk.

Welcome to Istanbul, the Queen of all cities in the world. Upon your arrival, you will welcomed by hostess and she will assist you during your entrance procedures. She will be with you until you meet your vehicle & driver. Rest of the day will be at your leisure to rest and settle in hote...more


4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

Day 2

We start our day by visiting Topkapi Palace, the home of the Ottoman Sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries. In its Treasury section, we will have the opportunity to see the ‘Sultans’ priceless jewelry, the most important of which is the 99-carat diamond and the thrones covered with gold and precious gems. One of the most important parts of the palace is the famous Harem, where we will discover the secluded private life of the Ottoman dynasty. As we leave Topkapi Palace, we drop in on the Aya Irini, which is older even than the Hagia Sophia, our next stop. A true wonder of the world, the architecture, design, and historical significance of the Hagia Sophia makes it one of the most important stops on this tour. After this visit, we will make our way to Constantine the Great’s Hippodrome, which in its heyday had a seating capacity of 100,000. Next to the Hippodrome is the Blue Mosque with its magnificent 6 minarets, our next stop. We then visit the Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern), one of the most interesting structures of Byzantium. We wrap up our tour with the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and biggest covered mall in the modern world.

We start our day by visiting Topkapi Palace, the home of the Ottoman Sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries. In its Treasury section, we will have the opportunity to see the ‘Sultans’ priceless jewelry, the most important of which is the 99-carat diamond and ...more


4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

Day 3

The day begins by visiting Dolmabahce Palace, home to latter Ottoman Emperors with its glamor of European palaces. Before the magic of this splendor wears off, we will descend on the Spice Bazaar, which used to be the source of the delicious cuisine in the Ottoman palaces; glorious, pungent smells and riotous colors await! When we later walk down the narrow market street behind this bazaar, we will see Rustem Pasa Mosque, an architectural artwork by the renowned Mimar Sinan. During this short visit, you are sure to admire the unique tiles on the walls of the mosque. Following this visit, after a short drive, we arrive at Chora Museum, whose walls are decorated with frescos depicting important tales from Christianity. After this, we will board our private boat to spend a couple of hours enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the unique Bosphorus. We will disembark at the pretty Bosphorus town of Ortaköy for a brief walk before returning to the hotel by car.

The day begins by visiting Dolmabahce Palace, home to latter Ottoman Emperors with its glamor of European palaces. Before the magic of this splendor wears off, we will descend on the Spice Bazaar, which used to be the source ...more


4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

Day 4

The day begins by visiting Dolmabahce Palace, home to latter Ottoman Emperors with its glamor of European palaces. After this, we will board our private boat to spend a couple of hours enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the unique Bosphorus. We will disembark at the pretty Bosphorus town of Ortaköy for a brief walk & lunch time. Then we will drive to Taksim Square, very much the bustling social center of the European side. You can see all kinds of inspiration in the European architecture along Istiklal Street, which, with its old tramline, runs off the square and is visited by more than a million people every day. You’ll likely find Istiklal Street is a joy, full of art galleries, old shops and hidden bazaars, shopping arcades and churches. At the end of this street, you will get to see the world’s second oldest subway, known simply as the Tunnel. A short walk from the Tunnel and we arrive at the famous Galata Tower with its splendid panoramic view of Istanbul. We finish our day off in Ni#1;anta#1;ı, one of the most modern districts of the city. Its streets are full of world-famous brands and European-style cafés. East again meets west here, this district feeling very much like you’re in a European city—only Istanbul style!

The day begins by visiting Dolmabahce Palace, home to latter Ottoman Emperors with its glamor of European palaces. After this, we will board our private boat to spend a couple of hours enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the unique Bosphorus. We will disembark at the pretty B...more


4 Nights Istanbul Colonial Package

Day 5

Depending on your flight time, we will pick you up and transfer you to Ataturk Airport for your international flight.