Hagia Sofia | Istanbul | Turkey
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New Years in Istanbul - 4 days map

NEW YEAR TOUR: Step into the magic of Turkey's New Year by celebrating in Istanbul! Immerse yourself in the city's past with visits to iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Experience the allure of the Grand Bazaar and the opulence of Topkapi Palace. Cruise the Bosphorus, exploring the city's dual continents. Dive into the New Year's Eve excitement, enjoying a special dinner and fireworks from your hotel or the vibrant streets of Istanbul. Cherish the memories of this festive and culturally rich New Year's tour in Turkey.

Inclusions
Itinerary
4 Star Prices
5 Star Prices
Hotels

Trip Highlights

New Years Eve - Savour a New Years Eve dinner at your hotel, then enjoy the New Years fireworks celebrations as they light up the sky
Explore the Egyptian Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar
Beyerbeyi Palace and Buyuk Camilica - Marvel at the views from the city's highest vantage point
Istanbul - Visit Sultanahmet (Old Istanbul), Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait

Included

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
Guided sightseeing - Istanbul including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Hagia Sofia & Egyptian Spice Market
Escorted by an English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide
Relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights 4 star hotel
Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
Airport arrival transfer on day 1

Not Included

International flights and visas
Departure airport transfer
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

December 29. Welcome to Turkey! Upon your arrival at Istanbul airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure, soaking in the vibrant capital city.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2

Explore Istanbul

Today, delve into a guided tour through Istanbul, a city straddling two continents, Europe and Asia.

Your journey begins in the Hippodrome area, an iconic hub that thrived as the heart of Byzantine and Ottoman civilizations for centuries. You'll marvel at the Blue Mosque and visit the exterior of the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, which has transformed from a church to a mosque and now stands as a museum.

After lunch, continue your explorations with a visit to the historical Topkapi Palace, the former residence of sultans for nearly four centuries.

Finally, if available, wander through the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to over 4,000 stalls offering an array of treasures, from gold and carpets to intricate Turkish handicrafts.
Overnight: Istanbul  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

New Years Eve

On the eve of the new year, immerse yourself in the vibrant essence of Istanbul. Begin your day exploring the vibrant Egyptian Spice Market, offering delightful saffron, spices, and Turkish Delight.

Following this, embark on a cruise along the Bosphorus, marveling at the dividing line between European and Asian Istanbul. Your journey continues with a visit to the opulent Beyerbeyi Palace, followed by wonderous views from Buyuk Camlica, the city's highest vantage point.

Return to your hotel to relax and prepare for an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration. Enjoy a special dinner as the clock ticks towards midnight, with spectacular fireworks lighting up the skies, either from your hotel or amidst the enchanting old town, particularly Sarayburnu or Sirkeci.
Overnight: Istanbul  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Happy New Years!

January 1. We hope that you had a very memorable New Years in the vibrant Istanbul!

After breakfast, tour concludes.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
29 Dec - 01 Jan 18% off
USD $1,275
USD $1,046
USD $1,815
USD $1,488

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Kent Hotel, Istanbul

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The charming Kent Hotel is a great example of contemporary design and a friendly atmosphere. Guest rooms are superbly equipped with modern facilities including Wi-Fi connectivity, state of the art technology and bright marbled bathrooms. Enjoying a delicious Turkish meal at the in house Calcedoine Restaurant after a hard days sightseeing is highly recommended. The hotel is also fantastically located within a 10-minute walk of the Grand Bazaar and Old Town in the Bayazit area in the European side of Istanbul.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
29 Dec - 01 Jan 18% off
USD $1,915
USD $1,570
USD $2,965
USD $2,431

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Istanbul
Ends
Istanbul
Departs
December 29
Group Size
Min 2 / Max N/A
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes, for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
Sunset painting the sky orange in Istanbul
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