Holiday Packages Weekend ISTANBUL

Price
$450 per person
Duration
4 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
1

A Weekend in Istanbul Istanbul Tour

Istanbul is the only city in the world that lies on two continents. The division between Europe and Asia is a natural one: the Bosphorus Strait passing between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. The historic nucleus of the city is located on the European side.
  • Information
  • Tour Plan
  • Location
  • Gallery
  • Reviews
  • Additional Info
  • Similar Tours
  • More Information

What's included

Destination
marmaris , TURKEY Discover Destinations
Departure Location
You will be departing from an airport of your choice in the UK. Please be aware that prices may vary.
Return Location
You will be flown into Sabiha Gokcen International Airport ( Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul) or to Istanbul Airport (Tayakadın, Terminal Caddesi No:1, 34283 Arnavutköy/İstanbul)
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday
Price includes
  • Accommodation in single twin share room
  • Beautifully illustrated souvenir map
  • Breakfast
  • English Speaking Guide
  • First Entrance fees
  • Flights
  • Free Time
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Professionally guided tour
Price does not include
  • All meals included
  • Departure Taxes or Visa handling fees
  • Drinks
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Meals, unless expressly states
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements

Living History

İstanbul’s strategic location has attracted many marauding armies over the centuries. The Greeks, Romans and Venetians took turns ruling before the Ottomans stormed into town and decided to stay – physical reminders of their various tenures are found across the city. The fact that the city straddles two continents wasn’t its only drawcard – it was the final stage on the legendary Silk Road linking Asia with Europe, and many merchants who came here liked it so much that they, too, decided to stay. In so doing, they gave the city a cultural diversity that it retains to this day.

Art & Architecture

The conquering armies of ancient times tended to ransack the city rather than endow it with artistic treasures, but all that changed with the Byzantines, who adorned their churches and palaces with mosaics and frescoes. Miraculously, many of these remain. Their successors, the Ottomans, were quick to launch an ambitious building program and the magnificently decorated imperial mosques that resulted are architectural triumphs that together form one of the world’s great skylines. In recent years, local banks and business dynasties have reprised the Ottomans’ grand ambitions and endowed an impressive array of galleries, museums and festivals for all to enjoy.

 

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
Day 1

BYZANTINE RELICS

(Walking Tour)

Half day Morning Tour

This tour is finished at Grand Bazaar (No transfer to hotels)

HIPPODROME, The center of  sport activities with its four monuments;  The GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, Egyptian Obelisk,  SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.


The BLUE MOSQUE
The most famous mosque of  Istanbul which is known as the BLUE MOSQUE as well because of its beautiful blue Iznik tiles.
(Visit is not possible on Friday due to Friday Prayer)

St. SOPHIA
 This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
(St. Sophia closed on Monday, replaced with Underground  Cistern)

GRAND BAZAAR(COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brasware and trays, water ewers, onyxware and meerschaum pipers.( Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday)

 

CLOSED

St. Sophia closed on Monday / Replaced with Underground Cistern
Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday

Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer

Day 2

OTTOMAN RELICS

(Walking Tour)

Half day Afternoon Tour

SULTANS’  TOMBS  there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at St. Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, green, blue, and red flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. (Sultans Tombs closed on Monday, replaced with Ishakpaşa Mosque)

 

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, costumes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHAMBER OF SACRED RELICS.

(Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)

 

 

CLOSED

Topkapı Palace on Tuesday

Sultans Tombs closed on Monday / Replaced with Ishakpaşa Mosque

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE
This tour is not operated on Tuesday

Day 3

BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS

                   (Walking Tour)

Full Day Tour   

Lunch Included

HIPPODROME, The center of  sport activities with its four monuments;  The GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, Egyptian Obelisk,  SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.


The Blue MOSQUE The most famous mosque of Istanbul which
is known as the BLUE MOSQUE as well because of its beautiful blue Iznik tiles.
(Visit is not possible on Friday due to Friday Prayer)

St. SOPHIA
 This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
(St. Sophia closed on Monday, replaced with Underground  Cistern)

GRAND BAZAAR(COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brasware and trays, water ewers, onyxware and meerschaum pipers.( Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday)

 

LUNCH (Drinks are extra)

 

SULTANS’  TOMBS  there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at St. Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, green, blue, and red flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. (Sultans Tombs closed on Monday, replaced with Ishakpaşa Mosque)

 

TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, costumes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS.

(Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)

 

 

Also visioned during the tours

 

*OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS  *SERPENTINE COLUMN *GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II


CLOSED

Sultans Tombs closed on Monday / Replaced with Ishakpaşa Mosque

St. Sophia closed on Monday / Replaced with Underground Cistern
Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer

Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday

Topkapı Palace on Tuesday

Day 4

Free Day

This day is all yours you can explore the city and what you havent before and enjoy the last day of your holiday.

More about marmaris

More about TURKEY

Travelicious Review

0
0out of 5
Transport
Summary

The name Istanbul evokes immediately a rich imagery of opulent Oriental culture, architecture straight from the fairytales, exotic customs and the scent of spices. This melting point of the Western and Eastern culture has been for two thousand years one of the mightiest and wealthiest cities on Earth. Everything about it is fascinating, so let us share with you some fun facts about Istanbul – a truly unique city.

There are no comments yet.

Write your Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More about this tour

Living History

İstanbul’s strategic location has attracted many marauding armies over the centuries. The Greeks, Romans and Venetians took turns ruling before the Ottomans stormed into town and decided to stay – physical reminders of their various tenures are found across the city. The fact that the city straddles two continents wasn’t its only drawcard – it was the final stage on the legendary Silk Road linking Asia with Europe, and many merchants who came here liked it so much that they, too, decided to stay. In so doing, they gave the city a cultural diversity that it retains to this day.

Art & Architecture

The conquering armies of ancient times tended to ransack the city rather than endow it with artistic treasures, but all that changed with the Byzantines, who adorned their churches and palaces with mosaics and frescoes. Miraculously, many of these remain. Their successors, the Ottomans, were quick to launch an ambitious building program and the magnificently decorated imperial mosques that resulted are architectural triumphs that together form one of the world’s great skylines. In recent years, local banks and business dynasties have reprised the Ottomans’ grand ambitions and endowed an impressive array of galleries, museums and festivals for all to enjoy.

Share on social networks
Close

ISTANBUL

Price
$450 per person
Duration
4 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
1

Fill out the form to book the Tour. Required fields are marked *



Enquiry about the Tour availability or anything you’d like to know. Required fields are marked *