Tour Style : Small Group Tour
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Departures : All year round, Guarantee Departure
Highlights : Istanbul, Bursa, Istanbul Mosques, Dolmabahce or Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus, Spice Bazaar and more
DAY 1 – Arrival in Istanbul
Arrival at Istanbul airport. Please look for your name after clearing customs. Meet your Yuki Tour travel representative and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.
DAY 2 – Byzantine Meets Ottoman Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
08:30 You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Old City. In this day you will be able to see:
Topkapi Palace : The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.
HIPPODROME: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II..
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR: In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:00. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 3 Istanbul to Bursa to Istanbul (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning, you will depart by ferry to Yalova. After which drive to Bursa for a visit to Ulucamii (Great Mosque), Cumalikizik Village, Green Mosque, Green Tomb and Uludag by cable car for a nice view of the mountain. After your tour of Bursa late evening, retun back to Istanbul around 8:30 pm. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 4 Bosphorus Cruise Two Continents Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Spice Bazaar : Mystical smells of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, caviar and dry fish etc…
BOSPHORUS Boat Cruise: On the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe. Opportunity to take photographs of marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture, besides modern residences and luxurious apartments.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to go from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) in two minutes.
BEYLERBEYI PALACE: The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the harem on the Asian side.d
Dolmabahce Palace: With more than 340 rooms & 8 Turkish Baths the Imperial Residence of the last 6 Sultans, is sure to fascinate its visitors.
__Note_: You can choose to either visit the Dolmabahce Palace or the Beylerbeyi Palace on this tour itinerary. However, due to time limitations, it will not be possible to visit both these Palaces. Please choose one.
CAMLICA HILL: Offers a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the highest point of the city.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 17:30. Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 5 – Princess’ Islands Cruise Tour (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Around 08:30 am You will be picked up from your hotel for Full day tour of Princess’ Islands. In this day you will be able to see:
Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes’ Islands, stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes..
Tour of the island with horse-drawn carriages before LUNCH at a fish restaurant.
Also visioned during the tour: Topkapi Palace, Leander’s Tower, Uskudar from the sea.
After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul
DAY 6 – Istanbul / Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
After breakfast check out from hotel (before 12:00), transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport regarding your flight details. End of tour and services. (If you would like, you can extend your trip by adding extra nights in Istanbul, please advise.
What is included
- Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
- 5 night hotel stay in Istanbul at 4 star or Boutique hotels (including breakfast)
- 3 Full Day Tour of Istanbul with lunch
- Fully Guided Bursa City Tour
- Meals Real Halal Turkish Food in Halal Turkish restaurants as indicated : Breakfast(B), Lunch(L).
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking luxury busses
- Services charges and local taxes
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours