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4 Days Istanbul City Tour

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BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

Points of Interest: ST. SOPHIA; TOPKAPI PALACE; SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE; BLUE MOSQUE HIPPODROME; GRAND COVERED BAZAAR; SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar); BOSPHORUS BY BOAT; RUMELI FORTRESS; BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE); BOSPHORUS BRIDGE; CAMLICA HILL.

Route: St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Covered Bazaar, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill.

Inclusion

Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport; 3 nights at 4 Star hotel in Istanbul; 3 open buffet breakfasts; Guided Istanbul City Tour; Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and shopping tour; All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary; Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach; Professional English-speaking tour guides; Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport.

Exclusion

International flights; Gratuity: Tips for guides and drivers; Insurance: All types; Turkey entry visa; Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry; And any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily.

Duration

4 Days 3 Night.

Exclusion

International flights; Gratuity: Tips for guides and drivers; Insurance: All types; Turkey entry visa; Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry; And any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost includes section.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily.

Duration

4 Days 3 Night.

Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul - Arrival Day.

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Turkey staff and transfer to your hotel. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul City Tour (Breakfast included).

Pick up at 8:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Murtis Tour will then take you to the

GRAND COVERED BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3: Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour (Breakfast included).

Pick up at 8:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar).

BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).

CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.

SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4: Istanbul - End of Tour (Breakfast included).

After breakfast check out from the hotel.

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