Travel to Turkey
Upon arrival in Turkey, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport before being transferred to your hotel.
Tour of Istanbul
Enjoy a morning city tour of Istanbul, which will include visits to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum (viewed from the outside, closed on Mondays), the Egyptian Obelisks, the Roman Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace.
This lively city is a perfect combination of modern and ancient, displaying a range of architecture from majestic skyscrapers to historic mosques, temples and churches.
The afternoon will be at leisure, to relax and get to know your surroundings. Your guide will be happy to suggest places of interest.
Asian side of Istanbul
After breakfast, set off on a half day guided city tour of Istanbul’s Asian side including Camlica Hill, where you can have a panoramic view of Istanbul, you will also have a view of Beylerbeyi Palace as you pass by, the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans.
The afternoon will be at leisure. Your guide will be pleased to advise on sightseeing suggestions to suit your interests, like a cruise down the Bosphorus, or the Spice market, Istanbul is a big city and there is lots to see.
You will have today free to take in some sightseeing and shopping at your own pace. You might like to visit the Underground Cistern, a fascinating network of water channels and ornamental pillars, dating back to Roman times. Another Istanbul highlight is the Grand Bazaar, a sprawling, lively covered market where you can haggle with vendors while drinking apple tea and enjoying the unique atmosphere.
Transfer by coach from your hotel to Istanbul Airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.