See the best Istanbul has to offer with this 2 day sightseeing package! Day 1: You'll be picked up from your accommodation in Istanbul and will visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, Obelisk of Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi, Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Blue Mosque (built in the 16th century with its magnificent interior decorations unique in the Islamic world), as well as St Sophia Byzantine church, with the finest and largest architectural works of art and often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. After lunch, you'll visit Topkapi palace, which was the private residence of the Ottoman Sultan from the XV to XVII century and now a spectacular museum with one of the largest collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelains as well as the famous treasure of the royal family. Finish the day at the grand bazaar (dating from 1894) with its labyrinth of streets and which hosts more than 4,000 shops to spoil yourself. Day 2: Today you will visit 2 continents; Europe and Asia. The tour begins with the Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence of the Ottoman dynasty, which competed with its European rivals with the tons of gold used for the project. After a fish lunch, take a Bosphorus cruise, which connects the Black Sea and Marmara Sea. This 32 km long strait offers the most beautiful examples of Ottoman summer palaces. Lastly, visit the famous spice market or Egyptian bazaar (covered shopping complex) with its mystical smells of various spices.
Tour does not include accommodation and must be arranged in advance under own arrangement. Pickup times as follows: Day 1 & 2 at approx 08:15 hrs. Duration of each tour is 8 hours. Confirmed hotels must be located within the city limits. If not, a supplement must be paid on the spot. Make sure you are waiting in the lobby of your hotel at least 5 minutes prior to your pick up time. Place of worship is included in this tour sensible dress must be worn. Your pick up time will be within 45 minutes of the time shown on your voucher. Our supplier will contact you at your hotel the day prior to your tour to reconfirm your actual pick up time. If you don't receive your pick up details by 17:00hrs the day prior to your tour please urgently call the supplier directly to reconfirm details. Contact telephone number is 00 90 212 247 5066 or 00 90 212 247 5044 (Monday-Friday from 09:00-18:00 and Saturday from 09:00-13:00). For out of office hours please call 00 90 544 234 02 58. Out of respect to other passengers onboard we can not guarantee that the tour/coach will be able to wait for you should you not be on time. On 01MAY due to demonstrations around Taksim Square, hotel pickup from this area won't be possible. Dolmabahce will be closed on 01JAN. Topkapi palace is closed on Tuesdays, St Sophia closed on Mondays, Dolmabahce palace closed on Mondays & Thursdays. Due to religious festivities, Grand Bazaar and Spice Market will be closed from 8-10 August and 15-18 October 2013.
This tour is operated in air conditioned vehicles. Not suitable for children under the age of 6.
- Length2 days
- Not available dates8/8/2013, 10/15/2013, 11/17/2013, 1/1/2014