5-Day Istanbul Signature
Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
- Walk around the magnificent Topkapi Palace
- Experience local life in the Covered Bazaar
- Relax on the boat cruising along the scenic Bosphorus
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- Day 1
Welcome to Istanbul! Upon arriving at Istanbul Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
- Day 2
After breakfast, your private guide will transfer you to board a boat to enjoy a one-hour scenic cruise on the Bosphorus Strait. The strait stands between the Europe and Asia continents, and connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Next, you will visit the Rumeli Fortress. Built by Ottoman sultans, this fortress was set up to prevent any aid to Byzantine Empire from the north. Later, explore the Spice Market. There is a variety of herbs, Turkish delight, and souvenirs for sale.
- Day 3
Today, you will visit some of the most important cultural and historical sites in Istanbul. Start with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, an imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for about four centuries. Marvel at some of its splendid collections inside the palace, and then go along the maze of narrow courtyards, passage to visit the Imperial Harem.
Continue to explore the Hagia Sophia, which was said to have changed the history of architecture. Next, visit the Blue Mosque. Gained its name through blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design, the mosque has undoubtedly the most recognizable landmark of Istanbul. After that, head to the Basilica Cistern to learn about its function in ancient times. Finally, visit the ancient Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, and Serpentine Column before returning to the hotel.
- Day 4
Today, you will visit the Islamic Art Museum, then step out and walk to the Covered Bazaar. Known as the worldwide “first shopping mall”, it is an age-old labyrinth of shops filled with all sorts of colorful and tempting items. Later, a tour to Dolmabahce Palace, the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire until 1922. After that, descend along the old streets and trade areas to the Suleymaniye Mosque, one of the greatest and most beautiful mosques in Turkey. After the tour, return to the hotel.
- Day 5
It is time to say goodbye. After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Spices at the Grand Bazaar
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- Basilica Cistern
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