Day 1; Welcome
Welcome to Turkey. Arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, get picked up and transfer to your hotel. Check in,
First overnight in Istanbul,
Full day tour of Iconic Istanbul - pick up by 08:30, drop off by 18:00;
The tour commences with a visit to the Blue Mosque which was completed by Sinan in 1616.
Continue outside to stroll along the Hippodrome. This public space was built by the Romans in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. It is also home to the Column of Constantine, an Egyptian obelisk and the Serpentine Column. Next to the Hippodrome we will visit the Hagia Sophia. Originally built in 537AD as a Greek Orthodox church, and converted to a mosque by the Ottomans and is now a museum.
Come on a tour to the famous Topkapi Palace which was built in the middle of the 15th century.
A lesser known part of the Hagia Sofia complex is the adjacent structure that houses the Sultan Tombs where five 16th and 17thcentury Ottoman sultans are interred. Alongside each sultan’s sarcophagus are many others that hold their wives, children and other notables.
Not far from Topkapi Palace, this tour also takes you to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque which was constructed in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox Church before being converted to a mosque in the early 16th century.
Second overnight in Istanbul,
Full day Green Bursa Tour - pick up by 08:30, drop off by 22:00;
Bursa is known as the birth place of Ottoman Empire. Visit the city’s many UNESCO world heritage listed sites, magnificent mosques, the covered bazaar and the silk market. The day’s tour also takes you to Mt Uludag where you are free to wander on your own or you may prefer to go on a quad bike safari or snow ski during the winter.
Third overnight in Istanbul,
Full day tour of Europe & Asia, Panoramic views from Camlica Hill - pick up by 08:30, drop off by 18:00;
Take a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. After getting off the boat at Eminounu, continue your tour into the historic Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar
This tour also takes you on a drive around part of magnificent stone walls of old Istanbul.
The Dolmabahce Palace was built during the 19th century as the administrative centre for the Ottoman Empire Later you will drive over the Bosphorus Bridge to the summit of Camlica Hill
Fourth overnight in Istanbul,
Transfer to Ataturk Airport 3 hours before your flight. End of our services here.