5 Days Best of Istanbul

 

Day 1 :Istanbul
Arrive in lstanbul, a city of many contrasts. Our guide meets you and private transfer to your hotel by the Bosphorus shore. The remainder of the day is yours, free to explore Istanbul.
SUMAHAN BOSPHORUS HOTEL

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Day 2 :lstanbul old city
Explore the extraordinary Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, then to Basilica Cistern, Its the most impressive water reservoir, continue to Istanbul Archaeological Museum, which housed in three building.The museum of ancient Orient, the tiles Pavillion,The Alexander Sarcophagus is the highlights of museum, then drive to Chora Church; an exquisite monument from the Byzantine Empire. This little church is one of the 30 ‘must see’ museums in the world. It has many impressive mosaics and frescos illustrating scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary, next visit to Suleymaniye Mosque. A splendid 16th centruy mosque.

Breakfast Lunch
Day 3 :Palaces of lstanbul
A day exploring the palaces of Ottoman era.Topkapı Palace, Canon Gate Palace is a magnificent Oriental palace overlooking the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It was the imperial residence of the 25 Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the mid 19th century. Today it is one of the richest museums in the world with outstanding collections of Chinese porcelains , imperial thrones, holy relics, sultans khaftans and the imperial treasury. Harem: lt was a seperate world and undoubtedly the most interesting place in the palace.

Dolmabahçe Palace, built by Aldulmecit between 1843-1856 it is an example of the turn towards European style by the Sultan. Was home to Sultans and Atatürk.

Beylerbeyi Palace was built as summer residance for Sultan Abdulaziz but used as a guest house for Sultans guest.Some of the furnutire in the palace was made sultan himself. Lunch by the bosphorus Cengelköy.

Breakfast Lunch

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Day 4 :Bosphorus and Bazaars
Today we travel by private boat up to the Bosphorus,the jewel of Istanbul, the majestic waterway that separates Asia and Europa. Continue to unforgettable cruise along the Bosphorus and enjoy the wonderful surroundings, like palaces, grandiose waterfront mansions,imposing fortresses.

Spice Bazaar ,One of the İstanbul’s most colorful bazaars with different aromas of various spices and taste famous Turkish baklava then have turkish coffee at old caravanserai. Continue to world famous Grand Bazaar, As one of the oldest and largest historical bazaars in the world the Grand Bazaar is beyond imagination for many travellers. lt has being the center of commerce , trade and industrial activity through out its long history.Lunch at famous kebap house in bazaar.Then continue to dazzling Blue Mosque, is one of the most prominent landmarks of Istanbul.It takes its name from the exquisite tiles and only imperial mosque with six minarets.

Breakfast Lunch

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Day 5 :Balat & Fener & Pera
lstanbul has many colorful neighborhood each comes with something unique and fener balat walking tour is truly a spectacular thing to do .Fener & Balat neighborhoods are rich in history and unique in their own ways.Get lost amidst the cobbled-stoned street of fener balat. Sheltring different religions ethnicities and backrounds.With its sinagog and churches and mosques the area is melting pot the jewish, armenian and turkish people.After driving along the Byzantine city walls, we go to Pierre Loti Hill and drink our cup of Turkish coffee.Afternoon we walk in Pera , the pedestrian avenue and it was a residential area for Greeks and Jews after the Ottoman conquest in 15th Century.

End of the day , we transfer you to international airport for your flight home.Thank you for spending your vacation in lstanbul.

 

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