Turkey - Istanbul

Turkey - Istanbul

Turkey - Istanbul

Themes: Family

Your day to day

19/11/2018 23/11/2018

Istanbul

About the city

Istanbul owes its historic importance and its amazing cultural and architectural heritage to its perfect strategic location, straddling the Bosphorus straits which separate Europe and Asia Minor. Through most of its 2,500-year-long history, the city (first known as Byzantium, then as Constantinople and since 1930 as Istanbul) was a cultural melting pot. Today, its population of more than 13 million is almost exclusively Turkish, and many of its people are recent migrants from provincial Turkey, lured by the promise of jobs and careers in this vibrant, fast-growing city. Istanbul is no longer the nation's capital, but is Turkey's economic and cultural powerhouse - a status underlined by its role as a European City of Culture in 2010 and the award of UNESCO World Heritage listing to many of its most important landmarks, which range from stunning Ottoman mosques and Byzantine churches and catacombs to the columns of Hellenistic temples and the remains of massive medieval city walls. But there's more to Istanbul than Byzantine and Ottoman heritage. A fast-growing economy contributed to a flourishing arts and music scene, with a plethora of new bars, clubs, private art galleries, restaurants and designer fashion outlets.

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Midtown

  • At 3.8 km from the center
  • Lamartin caddesi 13 taksim istanbul 34437 turkey, 13, Istanbul 34437
The hotel is located in Taksim, in the heart of Istanbul's new city. It features 73 deluxe rooms, 9 of which have exquisite views over the Bosphorus. It is air-conditioned and has a lobby with 24-hour reception. Room and laundry services also feature...
  • Twin/Double room - De Luxe (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 4 Accommodation nights

4 Activities
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour

day 0 - Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour
Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Come and join our half day Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour to get the most out of these most prominent highlights in the company of an expert local guide.
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

day 1 - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Tour
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque

Pass By: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul

Hippodrome

Pass By: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul

Hagia Sophia

Pass By: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace

Pass By: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
St. Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

day 2 - Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kucuksu Palace
Start your day with a hotel pickup, and travel to Kasımpaşa port to board your sightseeing boat. Once on board simply settle into your seat on deck to soak up the views. After a quick introduction from your onboard guide, cruise along the waters of the glorious Bosphorus Strait, the famous stretch of water that splits Istanbul onto the European and Asian continents.
Have your camera ready to capture photos of legendary Istanbul landmarks such as Bosphorus Bridge, a contemporary-looking suspension bridge that spans the water, and the 14th-century Galata Tower that dominates its surroundings. As you cruise, learn about the city and its sights from your guide’s commentary. Hear how Dolmabahçe Palace was one of the last buildings to be built during the Ottoman Empire, and learn about the sultans who spent summer vacations at nearby Rumeli Fortress.
Dock on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, and hop out for a visit to Küçüksu Palace. The historical building was built in the mid-19th century for one of the city’s extravagant sultans and its lack of size is more than made up for by its grandeur. Ogle the palace’s gilded interiors and furnishings lined with gold while exploring with your guide. Küçüksu Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, so if your tour falls on those days, the visit will be replaced with a tour of Rumeli Fortress.
Return to your boat after your tour, and cruise over the water to Eminönü, a pier near one of the city’s spice bazaars. Step back onto dry land, where your tour ends.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Concludes at Eminönü, a pier near one of the city’s spice bazaars at approximately 2pm
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Princess Island Tour ( Büyük Ada)

day 3 - Princess Island Tour ( Büyük Ada)
Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul Buyukada is everyday departure daily Tour from Istanbul Hotels,Arabic or English Speaking Tour ,  lunch and horse carriage tour is included the our Daily Princes' Island Buyukada Tour.

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Turkey - Istanbul
 Turkey - Istanbul