Riha Travel

Riha Travel

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:35

Half day Istanbul Classic Tour Morning

Half day Istanbul Classic Morning Tour


OVERVIEW

 

Tour Style : Group Tours
Duration : 4 Hours
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Pick Up Time  : 08:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask.)
Highlights : Sultan Ahmet Center,Old City,Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Grand Covered Bazaar
Tour Itinerary
Half day Istanbul Classic Tour MorningTour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. 
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. 
Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. 
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Tour finishes at Grand Bazaar.

CLOSED; Hagia Sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern, Blue Mosque - visited from outside on Friday mornings until 13:00 because of noon-pray,Topkapı Palace on Tuesday replaced with Tour to Byzantium, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops, Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with Eyüp + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk, St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum) on Wednesday

 End of your dervice.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

What's Included

- Air-conditioned cars.

- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide

- Museum Tickets.

- Transfers (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:

- Your own expenses.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 

Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year

Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.

End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.

Duration: 7 hours

Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr. longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:34

Full Day Princes' Islands Tour

Full Day Princes' Islands Tour

 

OVERVIEW

 

Tour Style : Group Tours
Duration : 7 Hours
Departures : All year round - Guaranteed Departure
Pick Up Time  : 08:30 ( It might change according to your hotel location.Please ask.)
Highlights : Princes' Islands,Marmara sea.
Tour Itinerary
 
Pick up from your hotel or the Istanbul cruise port, you will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide. 

Take the ferry to one of the Princes' Islands, Buyukada (Big Island) which is a quiet sea front town and summer holiday escape from the city. Leaving the Golden Horn by ferry, you will round Sarayburnu (Seraglio Point), the headland on which the domes and minarets of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque can be seen.  We will pass four islands with their charming old Ottoman houses and finally reach Buyukada, the largest of the islands.  Upon arrival to the island, you will see the lavish Ottoman mansions and other beautiful Victorian summer villas around the island.

We will take a tour of the island by Phaeton (horse and cart) and will pass elegant old wooden mansions and beautiful natural scenery. you can enjoy a delicious lunch in a cozy sea-side fish restaurant and relax looking back at the domes and minarets among skyscrapers of modern Istanbul's skyline.  This a perfect day for relaxing and enjoying one of Istanbul's residents' favorite summer retreats. Return by ferry and drop off to hotel or port.
P.S. Itineraries subject to change according to weather and/or daily circumstances.

 
End of your service.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

What's Included

- Air-conditioned cars.

- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide

- Museum Tickets.

- Transfers (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:

- Your own expenses.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 

Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year

Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.

End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.

Duration: 7 hours

Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr. longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:33

Highlights of Istanbul Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Tour

This is very knowledgeable tour. You will see highlights of Istanbul with their great history. After you have enough knowledge you will be ready to buy correct souvenir for your family or your friends from Grand Bazaar.

chery

Highlights Of Istanbul Tour Itinerary
 Departure from the hotel or port.
 Blue Mosque;One of the biggest mosques of
Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of
the principal adornments on the skyline of
Istanbul.
Hippodrome Square;The former center of sportive
and political activities of Constantinople
Topkapi Royal Palace; The former imperial
residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was
ruled.
Lunch, Our guides knows the best local restaurants please ask him/her to take one of them.
Hagia-Sophia;The magnificent Byzantine Church of
all times; one of the finest and largest
architectural works of art in the world
Grand Bazaar; You will enjoy 4000 traditional and
historical shops.
Back to the hotel or port

GENERAL INFORMATION

Price for Children: 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Duration : 7 hours

What's Included:
- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Transfers from hotel or meeting point. (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.
- Museum Tickets.
- Lunch

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Egyptian Bazaar-Hagia Sophia-Topkapi Palace-Blue Mosque-Hippodrome-Basilica Cistern

1-3 People   : EURO 320
4-11 Peple   : EURO 350
12-16 People : EURO 410
Please ask for big groups....


Overview Of The Tour
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Attention Please; Some museums are closed 1 or 2 Days in a week. We replice them similar category museums. Before you book the tour check your visit date.
Hagia Sophia on Monday; Replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum,
Topkapı Palace on Tuesday; Replaced with Turkish Islamic Art Museum
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday; Replaced with Spice Bazaar
Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; Replaced with YIldız Palace

TOUR ITINERARY
chery

 

09:00 Departure from the hotel or port
09:30 - 10:15 Blue Mosque
10:30 - 11:00 Hippodrome Square
11:00 - 11:30 Hagia-Sophia
11:30 - 12:00 Roman Cistern

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch, Our guides knows the best local restaurants please ask him/her to take one of them.

13:30 - 15:45 Topkapi Royal Palace
16:00 - 17:00 Egyptian Bazaar.
18:00 Back to the hotel or port

GENERAL INFORMATION

Price for Children: 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Duration : 7 hours

What's Included:
- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Transfers from hotel or meeting point. (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.
- Museum Tickets.
- Lunch

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Half Day Istanbul; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand bazaar

Overview Of The Tour
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. This is suitable who doesnt have much time. It can be morning or afternoon. Even our half day tour you can start any hours in aday begins at 8:30am to 13:30. Choose what time suitable for you.

chery

 TOUR ITINERARY

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

HAGIA SOPHIA, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

BLUE MOSQUE, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

HIPPODROME, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

GRAND COVERED BAZAAR, most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Price for Children: 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Duration : 7 hours

What's Included:
- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Transfers from hotel or meeting point. (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.
- Museum Tickets.
- Lunch

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:32

Istanbul The City of Love and Hospitality

Istanbul The City of Love and Hospitality

 

Overview Of The Tour;

A lovely classic tour program covering most important historical places of Istanbul. You will have information about Pagans, Romans and Ottomans.
Attention Please; Some museums are closed 1 or 2 Days in week. We replice them similar category museums. Before you book the tour check your visit date.

Hagia Sophia on Mondays; Replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum,
Topkapı Palace on Tuesdays; Replaced with Turkish Islamic Art Museum
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sundays; Replaced with Spice Bazaar
Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; Replaced with YIldız Palace

chery

 TOUR ITINERARY

 09:00 Departure from the hotel or port
09:30 - 10:15 Blue Mosque;One of the biggest mosques of

Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of
the principal adornments on the skyline of
Istanbul.
10:30 - 11:00 Hippodrome Square;The former center of sportive
and political activities of Constantinople
11:00 - 11:30 Hagia-Sophia;The magnificent Byzantine Church of
all times; one of the finest and largest
architectural works of art in the world
11:30 - 12:00 Roman Cistern;is the largest of several hundred
ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of
Istanbul.
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 Topkapi Royal Palace; The former imperial
residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was
ruled.
15:00 - 16:30 Grand Bazaar;You will enjoy 4000 traditional and
historical shops.
17:00 Back to the hotel or port

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:31

Istanbul Tour The Capital of The World

Istanbul Tour The Capital of The World

Overview Of The Tour;

This is a lovely Istanbul tour designed by our professiaonal tour Guide Mr.Hanifi YILMAZ. We are having many good comments from our guests baout this tour.

chery

 TOUR ITINERARY

 Istanbul Tour The Capital Of the World

08:45--09:00 Meet you up.
The Walls of Constantinople, are also known as the Theodosian walls or Bizantian walls. You can see the ruins here and there. It is amazing that so much of them had left after all these centuries.It was the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II (408-450) who expanded the area of his imperial capital of Constantinople by building these great land walls farther out into the country. When finished, the Theodosian Walls were almost 7 km (over 4 miles) in length. With periodic repairs, they defended the city effectively until the late 19th century.

St.Saviour in Chora (Kariye), originally a Byzantine monastery, dedicated to Jesus Christ the Savior, survived with fantastic mosaics and frescoes, portraying scenes from the Bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.


Drive to Suleymaniye Mosque via Fatih one of the firs setlemet of Ottoman after the conquest of Constantinople.
The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

Lunch Break

We will drive from Suleymaniye Mosque to Pierloty Hill to have a lunch. There is a nice local restaurant called Aziyade. Pierloty is one of the hill in Istanbul you can see Golden Horn under your feet.

Drive to Galata Tover.

The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.

Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (Turkish: İstiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, English: Independence Avenue) is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, approximately three kilometers long, which houses exquisite boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theaters, libraries, cafés, pubs, night clubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolateries and restaurants.

16:30--17:00

Drive back to your location.

GENERAL INFORMATION

What's Included:
- Air-conditioned cars.
- English Speaking Professional Tour Guide
- Transfers from hotel or meeting point. (Not airport transfers)

What's Extra:
- Your own expenses.
- Museum Tickets.
- Lunch

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:31

Three Days Istanbul City Tour

THREE DAYS ISTANBUL CITY TOUR


Overview Of The Tour;

Sit back and enjoy the ride as your personal guide shows you the very best of Istanbul. All your questions will be answered by a very knowledgeable tour guide.

chery

 TOUR ITINERARY

THREE DAYS ISTANBUL CITY TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with the Riha Travel staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from the airport & check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour

We will pick you up at 08:30 am at your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.

ST. SOPHIA - Visit 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.

TOPKAPI PALACE - The great palace of the Ottoman sultans during the 15th through the 19th centuries which houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE - Across from St. Sophia and built in the 16th century by the architect Sedefkar Mehmet this mosque is often referred to as the “BLUE MOSQUE” because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME - Ancient Hippodrome, the site of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine

GRAND COVERED BAZAAR - More than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers (pitcher), onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast, checkout from your hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Traveling Istanbul Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Traveling Istanbul.

GENERAL INFORMATION

What's Included:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport

What's Extra:
- Hotels
- Lunch.
- Admission fees.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 
Ideal size for us is 1 to 16 people.

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:30

Four Days Istanbul City Tour

FOUR DAYS ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

Overview Of The Tour;

Sit back and enjoy the ride as your personal guide shows you all the very best of Istanbul. All your questions will be answered by a very knowledgeable Tour Guide.
chery

 TOUR ITINERARY

 FOUR DAYS ISTANBUL CITY TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with the traveling Istanbul staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from the airport & check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour

We will pick you up at 08:30 am at your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.
ST. SOPHIA - Visit 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.
TOPKAPI PALACE - The great palace of the Ottoman sultans during the 15th through the 19th centuries which houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE - Across from St. Sophia and built in the 16th century by the architect Sedefkar Mehmet this mosque is often referred to as the “BLUE MOSQUE” because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME - Ancient Hippodrome, the site of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR - More than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers (pitcher), onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour

We will pick you up at 08:30 am from your hotel and depart for an 
SPICE BAZAAR - (Egyptian Bazaar) The air is filled with enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT - A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from the boat: The Dolmabahce Palace and the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, you will see Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of marble facade that faces the shore. At Ortakoy, a small village within Istanbul, a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a Greek Orthodox Church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS - Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, and prior to the conquest of Istanbul, this structure was completed in only four months with the purpose of controlling and protecting the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) - The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the house reserved for the women (Harem) on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE - Enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).
CAMLICA HILL – This is the highest point in Istanbul. You can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.
SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) - Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by “The Ministry of National Education.” You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and along with a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping while gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Your guide will escort you teaching you the art of how to haggle on the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

Day 4 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast, checkout from your hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Traveling Istanbul Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Traveling Istanbul.

GENERAL INFORMATION


Duration : 4 Days

What's Included:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport

What's Extra:
- Hotels
- Lunch.
- Admission fees.

Transportation Method: Modern clean cars. According to your group size it can be a car, or a van. We like to organize small size group tours. This big groups like more than 30 people we organize more than one guides and more buses. 

Dates and Times: All around the year
Meet up location: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location). Will be waiting you with board written your name on it at the time of arrangement or meet at the hotel lobby.
End location: Depending on the tour, your hotel or near one of the downtown Metro stops or taxi stands -- convenient for relaxing with dinner or drinks before going back to the hotel.
Duration: 4 days.
Attention Please: According to museums crowd, tour might take around 1 hr longer or lesser in the day.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 17:30

Five Days Istanbul City Tour

FIVE DAYS ISTANBUL CITY TOUR

Overview Of The Tour;

 Sit back and enjoy the ride as your personal guide shows you the very best of Istanbul. All your questions will be answered by a very knowledgeable tour guide.

chery

 FIVE DAYS ISTANBUL CITY TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Welcome to Turkey, Istanbul Airport. Meet with the traveling Istanbul staff and transfer to your hotel for your first night. Transfer from the airport & check-in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
We will pick you up at 08:30 am at your hotel for a day tour of old Istanbul city.
ST. SOPHIA - Visit 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.
TOPKAPI PALACE - The great palace of the Ottoman sultans during the 15th through the 19th centuries which houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE - Across from St. Sophia and built in the 16th century by the architect Sedefkar Mehmet this mosque is often referred to as the “BLUE MOSQUE” because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME - Ancient Hippodrome, the site of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR - More than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers (pitcher), onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free evening and optional Istanbul evening shows or Bosphorus dinner cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
We will pick you up at 08:30 am from your hotel and depart for an Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. 
SPICE BAZAAR - (Egyptian Bazaar) The air is filled with enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT - A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from the boat: The Dolmabahce Palace and the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, you will see Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of marble facade that faces the shore. At Ortakoy, a small village within Istanbul, a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a Greek Orthodox Church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS - Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, and prior to the conquest of Istanbul, this structure was completed in only four months with the purpose of controlling and protecting the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) - The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the house reserved for the women (Harem) on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE - Enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).
CAMLICA HILL – This is the highest point in Istanbul. You can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.
SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) - Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by “The Ministry of National Education.” You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and along with a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping while gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Your guide will escort you teaching you the art of how to haggle on the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Princes Island Tour
Take a leisurely 28 kilometer cruise through the Sea of Marmara to the unspoiled charms of Buyukada passing by four other islands along the way. Buyukada, the largest of the Prince's Islands boasts lush foliage, pine forests, turn of the century wooden mansions and unmatched views of Istanbul. Best of all, cars are banned, so you travel by horse-drawn carriage known as a phaeton, which is the preferred means of transportation on the island. One of these horse-drawn carriages will take you on a circular tour of Buyukada, passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea.
Evening - return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
Day 5 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast, checkout from your hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Traveling Istanbul Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Traveling Istanbul.

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