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City of Sultans

4 days  |  Starts/Ends: Istanbul  |  from USD $795  |   Guaranteed Departures 

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!

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1

Istanbul

Welcome to Turkey! Arrive Istanbul airport and transfer to your hotel in Sultanahmet. Rest of day free.
Overnight: Istanbul

Day 2

Old City sights

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  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Bazaars & the Bosphorus

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  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Istanbul

Arrangements end after breakfast.
Breakfast

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 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.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

 
Price/Person
Single Supp.
City of Sultans - 4 days
USD $795
USD $260

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Departure Transfer - Sabiha Gokcen Airport
USD $75
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City of Sultans 3 star - Pre-Tour Accommodation
USD $110
USD $80
City of Sultans 3 star - Post-Tour Accommodation
USD $110
USD $80

Prices are based upon 3 star accommodation, an upgrade to 4 or 5 star hotels is available upon request, please contact us for pricing.

Departs daily. When choosing your travel dates please bear in mind that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Please note that your Istanbul sightseeing on day 2 and 3 may be conducted with other passengers. If you wish to have private touring this can be arranged upon request for a supplement. Please contact us for a quote.

The airport arrival transfer is included for all flights arriving into Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul and also for Easyjet and Turkish Airways flights from London Luton Airport, that arrive in Sabiha Gokcen Airport.

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 when necessary.

Erbil Hotel, Istanbul

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The historic and charming Erbil Hotel is designed in an old fashioned Turkish style. With old world paintings, vintage chandaliers and ottoman style sofas- it's like stepping back in time. Rooms are well designed with hard wood flooring and en-suite facilities. Grabbing a drink in the friendly bar before heading out into town for the evening is our top tip. Well located in the Sultanahmet side of town within east walking distance of many of Istanbul's top sights.

Orka Royal Hotel, Istanbul

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Opened in 2005, the Orka Royal is a modern and elegant hotel offering guests a traditional Turkish welcome. The contemporary guest rooms are comfortable and well equipped. The hotel also boasts an Al Fresco Restaurant and Bar - why not try some classic Turkish dishes washed down with a few glasses of wine? The perfect way to end an enjoyable day sightseeing. Perfectly located within walking distance of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, a few streets away from the mighty Bosphorus.

Trip Highlights

Istanbul - Sultanahmet (Old Istanbul) The Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace
Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait
Egyptian Spice Market and the Grand Bazaar
Beyerbeyi Palace and Buyuk Camilica - the city's highest vantage point

Included

3 breakfasts and 2 lunches
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 from Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport
English speaking, degree qualified Turkish tour guide on day 2 and 3
Transportation in a modern air-conditioned vehicle
3 nights 3 star hotel (Upgrade to a 4 or 5 star available upon request)
Guided sightseeing of Istanbul sights* - day 2 and 3, plus a cruise along the Bosphorus. *Please note: Your guided sightseeing may be conducted with other passengers (private touring available upon request at an additional cost).
Relevant transfers and transportation
Entrance fees to all included sites

Not Included

Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
International flights and visa
Tour Details
Starts
Istanbul
Ends
Istanbul
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
3, 4 or 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3, Lunch: 2

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