8 Days Istanbul Tour - 8 days

Turkey - Sightseeing Tours

Tour Itinerary
8 Days Istanbul Programme
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1. Day:

You will be welcomed by Welltur Tourism representatives at the airport. As we say in Turkey, HOS GELDINIZ! Welcome to Turkey. Then we will be transferred by our luxury air coached buses to the hotel. After a short briefing about your tour you will have the afternoon free to rest and explore Istanbul on your own… Overnight in our luxury hotel.

2. Day:
After having breakfast in our hotel, we are taking this day as the day of exploring the historical sites of ?stanbul. We are visiting the Ottoman and Byzantine Relics;
Tour of "Sultan Ahmed Square", 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 ?znik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmed.
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, leatherwear and souvenirs.
TOPKAPI PALACE, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. (Harem is not included in the program and visit it due to an extra entrance fee)
RÜSTEM PA?A MOSQUE, designed by the court architect Mimar Sinan for the Grand Vizier of Süleyman The Magnificent. A typical sample of Islamic architecture amidst the rows of shops near the Spice Bazaar, famed with its exquisite and colorful tiles set in floral and geometric designs.
After the finish of our historical tour, we are returning our hotel and overnight in our luxury hotel.

3. Day
After having breakfast in our hotel, we are going out for our Bosporus Cruise.
Bosporus Cruise, thorough the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential of luxurious apartments.
After the tour we will leave you at most prominent shopping centers of ?stanbul; first ?stinye Park and then Cehavir Shopping Center. You will have free time to explore and some souvenir shopping and then return back to the hotel. Overnight in our hotel.

4. Day:
After having our breakfast in our hotel, we will be taken us for our Princes Island Tour. Cruise in the MARMARA SEA to PRINCES' ISLANDS by Maritime Lines boat. Stop at BÜYÜKADA, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes. Tour of the island by horse-drawn carriages before having lunch. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer our hotel. Overnight in out luxury hotel…

5. Day:
After having our breakfast in our hotel, we have free time until night. At 19:30, we are attending our night tour. Our night tour which meets our guests with the shining face of ?stanbul, begins from Taksim and follow the route of Dolmabahçe Palace and reach Beylerbeyi Palace by passing the magnificent Bosphorus Bridge. Without no doubt, you will be affected by the gorgeous scene of Beylerbeyi Palace and then we are continue for Çaml?ca Hill. We will take a break at here and take a chance to feel as if ?stanbul is under our feet. Then we are on the return way for our hotel.

6. Day
After having our breakfast in our hotel, departure by ferry-boat via Yalova, enjoying the lovely countryside view. Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital and lunch of famous "Kebap of Alexander The Great". Climb to Uludag, the legendary Mount Olympos, by Teleferik (Cable Car), visit to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotel.

7. Day
After having our breakfast in our hotel, we are having free time to make some shopping before return. After this free time, you can attend our optional Turkish dinner entertainment.

8. Day
Gule, Gule! It is time to go home. We will transfer you to the airport and wish you well, asking that you keep Turkey in your hearts and hoping that our paths cross again in this life! If you have extended your time with an additional add-on trip, we will be confirming this day with you your additional schedule.

Included Services:
•Airport welcoming by Welltur Representatives and transferred to our hotel.
•All airport – hotel roundtrip transfers by our luxury air coached busses
•7 night accommodations in 4 STAR TAKS?M luxuryhotel.
•Full day Ottoman & Byzantine Relics Tour ( including lunch)
•Full day Princes Island Tour (including lunch)
•Full day Shopping Centers and Bosporus Cruise.
• Full day Green Bursa Tour (including lunch)
•Çamlica NightTour

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7 nights 4 star Taksim Hotel Accomadition, 6 lunch including tours ( Bursa, Princess Island, Bosphor
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