Strolling through The Imperial City of Istanbul

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This magical meeting place of East and West.

 

As a city that cradles both Asian and European cultures, Istanbul has innumerable stories to count. Sitting at the throat of the Bosphorus Strait, this city is at the confluence of eastern and western culture. Three ancient empires “the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans” made this their capital city, previously known as Constantinople and Byzantium. An abundance of ancient relics and structures each culture left behind have been preserved. In the old Sultanahmet District, you can see the magnificent Blue Mosque and in the same visit, go to the nearby Hagia Sophia, a Greek Orthodox Church that became a mosque and is now a museum and the Ottoman-era Topkapı Palace. The century-old Grand Bazaar is a spectacle not to be missed. The goods inside are dazzling to behold and it is a good place to buy souvenirs.

Cruise along the Bosporus Straits and you will have the mystical experience of having Europe on your left and Asia on your right. Treasure hunting at the ancient Islamic minarets, enjoying the sights of antiquated trams passing by, and visit the Dolmabahce sultan palace to witness the splendor and glory of the Ottoman Empire. In the afternoon, you could chill out at a café, savor Turkish Red Tea and Turkish Coffee Divination. In bustling and yet ancient Istanbul, every inch of land seems like a historical poem and you will love it if you are there.

Starting price for a 3 nights/4 days package in Istanbul is:

 $165 in 4* hotel and $285 in 5* hotel.

 

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a double room.

 

What’s included

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Elite World Taksim 4* hotel or CVK Park Bosphorus 5* hotel or similar with breakfast
  • Transfers from Ataturk airport to hotel in Istanbul and back with an English speaking driver

 

What’s not included

  • Flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Any visas you may require

 

Tips:

  • Currency: Turkish Lira
  • Language: Turkish
  • Dialing code: +90
  • Climate: Mediterranean/ Humid Subtropical/ Oceanic Climate
  • Driving side: Right

 

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalized quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

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