Day 1 Arrival at Istanbul Airport
Welcome to Turkey
On arrival at Istanbul International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
Overnight in Istanbul
Day 2 Istanbul
After breakfast get ready for the Hop On Hop Off tour, One ticket, to explore two continents. The distinctive double-decker bus offers flexible hop-on and hop-off service all over the city. There are two routes namely Red(City Tour) & Blue route(The Golden Horn) provides a complete city tour which is the perfect introduction to Istanbul city centre,taking you to a number of the city's most popular attractions in both Europe and Asia. This carefully designed tour also takes you to the major landmarks and places of interest giving you an insight into Istanbul's incredible history and diverse culture. It provides the opportunity to discover the reminiscence of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires as well as the modern Republic of Turkey we see today. You will discover Istanbul's distinctive blend of European and Middle Eastern cultures. Throughout the City Tour, you'll have the opportunity to hop off and explore many of Istanbul's attractions, such as the Egyptian Bazaar, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Beylerbeyi Palace, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sohpia, the old great wall of Constantinople, Aynal kavak Palace, cable car, Dolphinarium, the Rahmi Koc Museum and The Basilica Cistern. The tour also journeys across the famous Bosphorus Bridge; a suspension bridge connecting Europe and Asia and one of the prominent and most important landmarks of the city. Crossing the bridge provides spectacular views of the Bosphorus estuary, Europe and Asia, and is one of the highlights of the city tour.
Day 3 Istanbul
After breakfast tour has been arranged. On this tour enjoy this panoramic Bosphorus Cruise tour with a trip to the Egyptian Bazaar. After your hotel pickup, we will cross the Golden Horn area were you will have a chance to take a photo from the car or bus. You will visit the colourful Egyptian Spice Market where you will have an opportunity to haggle with the vendors and buy local spices or souvenirs for yourself or friends back home. You will then be taken to the pier to board your Bosphorus cruise where you will see sights such as the Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, European and Asian side, and the Bosphorus Bridge on route. During this tour there may also be a visit to a leather showroom if time permits.
Day 4 Istanbul
After breakfast you have the full day to explore Istanbul and enjoy some shopping, taste the most famous Turkish delicacies or you can relax and unwind in your hotel. There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us.
Take a cruise to the largest of the Princes' Islands. We begin the day with a cruise on the Marmara Sea to the Princes' Islands, once the pleasure islands of Byzantine Princes. Our tour includes a visit to Buyukada, the largest of the three main islands and a popular summer resort with beautifully decorated old wooden houses, pine trees and wonderful panoramic views. We take a relaxing tour through the quiet narrow streets of the island by horse-drawn carriage before stopping for lunch at a seafood restaurant.
Cost per person AED 275.00
Full Day Excursion to Troy
Visit one of the most famous cities in history, where you will take a step back in time as you immerse yourself in the ancient city of Troy where the Trojan wars once took place! Take the Odyssey journey with this day tour to one of the most famous cities in history. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. Troy is a city which existed over 4,000 years and known as the center of ancient civilizations. For many years people believed that it was the city mentioned only in tales and never existed until it was first found in the 19th century. Troy (Truva in Turkish) is located in Hisarlik near Canakkale province where the remains of this once-great city can be visited. You will see and hear about The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, The battle between Achilles and Paris, The Sacrificial Altars, The 3700 year old city walls, The Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. - 2500 B.C., The Senate Building and The Odeon. You may also see some current excavations in progress before returning to Istanbul at the end of the tour.
Cost per person AED 450.00
Day 5 Istanbul/End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 1990/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
Destinations: Istanbul, Princess Island, Troy.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Istanbul / Dubai.
4 nights / 5 days accommodation in Istanbul based on double room occupancy.
Return airport transfer in Istanbul on private car.
Hop on Hop off city sightseeing tours.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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