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5 Day Special Istanbul City Tour

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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

100 people

Languages

Arbi, English, Hindi

Overview

5 Day Special Istanbul City Tour

Introduction

Welcome to the enchanting city of Istanbul, where history meets modernity in a seamless blend. In this 5 Day Special Istanbul City Tour, we will embark on a journey through the heart of Turkey, exploring its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking architecture, and delectable cuisine.

Day 1: Exploring Historical Wonders

Visit to the Hagia Sophia

Our adventure begins with a visit to the iconic Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine architecture. Step back in time as you explore the history encapsulated within its walls.

Exploring the Blue Mosque

Adjacent to the Hagia Sophia lies the Blue Mosque, adorned with stunning blue tiles. Discover the religious and architectural significance of this masterpiece.

Stroll through the Hippodrome

Take a leisurely stroll through the ancient Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople’s social and political life. Immerse yourself in the stories of chariot races and political gatherings.

Day 2: Bosphorus Cruise Adventure

Departure for the Bosphorus Cruise

Embark on a picturesque Bosphorus Cruise, a journey along the strait that separates Europe and Asia. Marvel at the panoramic views of Istanbul’s skyline.

Highlights of the cruise

From historic landmarks to charming waterfront mansions, the Bosphorus Cruise offers a glimpse into Istanbul’s diverse architecture. Don’t forget your camera – photo opportunities abound!

Visiting the Dolmabahce Palace

Our cruise concludes with a visit to the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, a symbol of the Ottoman Empire’s grandeur. Explore the lavish rooms and gardens that once hosted sultans and dignitaries. For more explore 5 day special Istanbul city tour.

Day 3: Cultural Immersion in Topkapi Palace

Touring the Topkapi Palace

Delve into the rich history of the Ottoman Empire as you explore the Topkapi Palace. Marvel at its exquisite architecture and artifacts that showcase the empire’s glory.

Visit to the Harem

Discover the secrets of the Harem, the private quarters of the Ottoman sultans. Admire the intricate design and learn about the lives of the palace’s residents.

Discovering the Imperial Treasury

Wrap up your day with a visit to the Imperial Treasury, home to priceless artifacts, including the famous Topkapi Dagger. Gain insights into the wealth and luxury of the Ottoman rulers.

Day 4: The Grand Bazaar Experience

Introduction to the Grand Bazaar

Dive into the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Let the maze of shops and stalls captivate your senses.

Exploring the vibrant market

From Turkish carpets to intricate ceramics, the Grand Bazaar offers a plethora of treasures. Bargain with local vendors and take home a piece of Istanbul’s unique craftsmanship.

Tips for shopping at the Grand Bazaar

Navigate the Grand Bazaar like a seasoned local with our tips on bargaining etiquette and must-buy souvenirs. Make the most of your shopping experience in this bustling marketplace.

Day 5: Relaxation and Turkish Cuisine

Visit to a traditional Turkish bath

Indulge in relaxation at a traditional Turkish bath, experiencing a ritual that dates back centuries. Rejuvenate your senses and unwind in this cultural spa experience.

Culinary delights at local restaurants

Savor the flavors of Turkey with a culinary adventure at local restaurants. From kebabs to Turkish delight, immerse yourself in the country’s diverse and delectable cuisine.

Evening walk along the Bosphorus

Conclude your tour with a leisurely evening walk along the Bosphorus. Absorb the beauty of Istanbul’s city lights reflecting on the water, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

Conclusion Of 5 Day Special Istanbul City Tour

As our 5-day special Istanbul City Tour comes to an end, take a moment to reflect on the memories created. Istanbul, with its blend of history, culture, and modernity, promises an unforgettable experience. If you want less than 5 day tours then visit our 4 Day Istanbul Park Formula 1.

FAQs

How can I book the Istanbul City Tour?

Booking the Istanbul City Tour is easy. Visit our official website or contact our customer service for details on availability and reservations.

What is the best time to visit Istanbul?

Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) are ideal for pleasant weather and fewer crowds. However, Istanbul’s charm persists year-round.

Are the attractions wheelchair accessible?

Many attractions are wheelchair accessible, but it’s advisable to check with the specific sites. Some historical sites may have limited accessibility.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes, the tour is family-friendly. Istanbul’s rich history and diverse activities offer something for every age group.

Can I customize the itinerary?

While our tours are curated for the best experience, we can accommodate certain customizations. Contact our customer service to discuss your preferences.

Highlights

  • Istanbul Old City, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise, Local Bazaars, Shopping.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Istanbul- Arrival

Book a private or with us and keep a booking invoice ready with you when you arrive at the airport. Our representative will pick you up and take you to your hotel, you can have complimentary breakfast. You can explore Istanbul at your convenience for the day.

Day 2: - Istanbul city tour

After having complimentary breakfast, your tour will start at 08:30 AM from Topkapi Palace which is the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries lodging of an elegant collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, the Holy Mantle; enclosing souvenirs of the Prophet Mohammed. Resuming your tour, your next stop will be Sultanahmet imperial mosque, besides St. Sophia which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its brilliant and impressive interior design of blue Iznik tiles. After this, you will get a chance to visit the Hippodrome. The scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine will be well displayed by their magnificence. The last stop will be the grand spice bazaar. Where the air will be filled with aromatic spices like saffron, cinnamon, thyme and numerous others.

Day 3: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour

After having complimentary breakfast, your tour will start at 08:30 from the hotel and then be conveyed to the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. The very stoppage is Bosphorus by boat, a traditional expedition with all the water dividing Europe and Asia. The shore is bordered with aged wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. You will view the brilliant sights and attractions on your boat. Explore the Dolmabahce Palace, moreover the parks and majestic pavilions of the Yildiz Palace. The coastal end of the park is surrounded by a palace called Ciragan which is 300 meters of its marble frontage facing the shore. Resuming your tour, your next stop will be the Rumeli Fortress built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 before the capture of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and safeguard the famous Bosphorus transit. It is one of the most exquisite works of military architecture be it anywhere in the world. Next is the Beylerbeyl Palace, the summer home of Ottoman sultans which was renovated and showcases the original ancient furniture and splendid gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. The Bosphorus bridge is a unique view with the continents separating against the water bodies. The highest point in Istanbul is Camlica Hill. At the top, you will be mesmerised by the panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens. When the cruise is over, you will be deported to the shopping centre. There you will find the silk weaving skills of Turkish women. Take a look at the jewellery, handcrafts centre and modern leatherwear. Get to know the ancient craftsmanship with local escort full of knowledge. At last, you will drop off at your hotel. You can explore Istanbul at your convenience in the evening.

Day 4: (OPTIONAL) Istanbul Prince's Island Tour

Relish a cruise in the Marmara Sea to Istanbul's most renowned Prince's Islands. It will be an opportunity to visit Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower and Uskudar from the sea. Halt at Buyukada, the touristy summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood vicinity. Throughout the Summer season, experience the mystical ambience at the beach inclusive of optional water adventure activities. Tour the island with horse-drawn carriages before stopping for a delicious lunch full of Turkish delicacies. At last, you will drop off at your hotel. You can explore Istanbul at your convenience in the evening.

Day 5: Istanbul - End of Tour

After having complimentary breakfast, you will check out from your hotel. Our conveyance will be provided to you for safety and efficiency, allowing you to arrive at the airport fully relaxed and with an abundance of time left for your departure flight.

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