City of Sultans - 4 days


Visit Istanbul - the only city that spans two continents. See the beautiful Blue Mosque and ancient Hagia Sofia, explore opulent Topkapi Palace and test your bartering skills in the Grand Bazaar. 4 days of pure Turkish delight!

Day 1: Istanbul
Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul airport and transfer to your hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free. Overnight - Istanbul
The Roman Ruins of Ephesus in Turkey
This morning embark upon a fully guided tour of the only city that spans two continents, Europe and Asia. Before lunch, visit the Hippodrome area - famed as the centre of Byzantine life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400! Continuing, explore the stunning Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, built by Emperor Justinian. Once a church, then a mosque, today it is a museum. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, residence of the sultans for almost 4 centuries and finally the Grand Bazaar, (if open) housing some 4000 stalls selling a wide range of goods including gold, carpets, leather, clothing and Turkish handicraftsl. Overnight - Istanbul (B, L)
City of Sultans - 4 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
A mosque and the Bosphorus in Istanbul
Today, visit the Egyptian Spice market (stock up on bargain saffron, spices and Turkish Delight here!) before enjoying a cruise on the Bosphorus - the body of water that separate European from Asian Istanbul. Later, visit the Beyerbeyi Palace in all its sultanate splendour and take in the stunning views atop the city’s highest point - Buyuk Camlica. Return to your hotel and spend the remains of the day at leisure. Overnight - Istanbul (B, L)
Day 4: Istanbul
Arrangements end after breakfast. (B)

General Information

Upgrade your stay! - Our City Of Sultans mini-break includes 3 star accommodation. Consider treating yourself and upgrading to a 4 star or 5 star hotel in Istanbul. Contact our reservations team for more information, cost and availability.

Planning when to travel - Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, Hagia Sofia is closed on Mondays and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Please consider this when booking.

Guided touring -Your sightseeing on days 2 and 3 may be conducted with other passengers. Private touring is available upon request for a supplement.

Airport transfers - An airport arrival transfer is included for all flights arriving into Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Istanbul / Ends in: Istanbul
  • Departs: Any day of your choosing
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:3, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: 3 star (4 and 5 star available upon request)
  • Tour Guide: Yes - for included sightseeing
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