This is the Highlight Tour of Istanbul for those who want a quick but informative tour round the most famous attractions including the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in the morning. After lunch you will be taken to the church of St Sophia before finishing up at the Grand Bazaar. With a two night stay in a choice of hotels our guides will recommend and/or help you book a restaurant of your choice.
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul / Transfer to Hotel Arrival to Istanbul. Your guide will meet you at the airport and will give you the documents and briefing about your tour. You can ask to your agent to have a reservation at one of the Dinner Restaurants or Night Clubs. Overnight in Istanbul.Day 2: Full Day City Tour / Byzantine & Ottoman Relics (B-L) After having breakfast at hotel, you will have a full day city tour.Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.Lunch: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant. St.Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Suleymaniye Mosque: The mosque of Sultan Suleyman "The Magnificent" built in the 16th century by Sinan, the famous architect of all times. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.After the tour you will be transferred to your Hotel. You can ask to your agent to have a reservation at one of the Dinner Restaurants or Night Clubs. Overnight in Istanbul.Day 3: Departure / Transfer to Airport (B) After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will be transferred to airport according to your flight time.