İstanbul
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Istanbul 
(3 nights/4 days) 

 

DAY 1 ISTANBUL :  
Start discovering Old City. Visit Topkapi Palace, the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Proceed to Haghia Sophia Museum; great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Continue to  visit Blue Mosque;  Designed with 6 delicate minarets and a striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Visit ancient Hippodrome where we will see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Fountain of Wilhelm II.  Proceed to Grand Bazaar that is one of the largest and oldest covered market in the world with 61 covered streets and over 3.000 shops. Transfer back to hotel and overnight. 

 

DAY 2 ISTANBUL : 
Depart for Bosphorus Tour. Visit Spice Bazaar; 17th century origin - a colorful bazaar heaped with spices, Turkish sweets, dried foods and much more. After visiting Spice Bazaar we embark on our private to cruise on the beautiful blue waters of the Bosphorus admiring the marble palaces, ancient wooden villas and all other Ottoman architecture. After cruise; lunch at local fish restaurant on the shore of Bosphorus. Transfer back to hotel and overnight.

 

DAY 3 ISTANBUL :
Depart for visit Princess Islands. After a small boat trip we reach Büyükada (Big Island) which is a quiet sea front town and the largest of the islands. Upon arrival we take a tour with horse and carriages to admire elegant old wooden mansions and unforgettable natural beauty. Lunch at local fish restaurant on the shore of island. Turn back to hotel and overnight. Optional Turkish night tour for the visitors who want to discover the traditional Turkish entartainments with Anatolian Folk Dances, belly dancing and delicious Turkish dinner. Transfer back to hotel and overnight. 

 

DAY 4 ISTANBUL :
Transfer to airport and end of the tour.