Discover the magic of Istanbul, where East meets West in a city that weaves together the ancient and the contemporary. With its historic landmarks, bustling bazaars, and unique blend of cultures, Istanbul beckons you to explore its timeless charm and modern allure
Architecture Tours | History & Archaeology Tours | Market | Museums & Galleries | Caves | Local Cruises | Palace | Castle | Mansion | Small Towns | Villages | Hot Air Balloon Tours | Outdoor Adventures
Relaxation | Luxury Cruise Vacations | Outdoor Adventures
BEST TIME TO VISIT
June – September
Day 01 ARRIVAL IN ISTANBUL
Welcome to the mesmerizing city of Istanbul! Guests will be greeted upon arrival and transferred to their accommodations. The first day encourages a gentle introduction to the city, perhaps with a leisurely stroll along the Bosphorus or an exploration of the historic Sultanahmet Square.
ISTANBUL’S HISTORICAL TREASURES A full day of exploration awaits, focusing on Istanbul’s historical marvels. The itinerary includes visits to the iconic Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Blue Mosque, and the awe-inspiring Topkapi Palace. Guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, a haven for traditional Turkish crafts and spices.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE AND SPICE BAZAAR
Embark on a Bosphorus cruise, offering panoramic views of Istanbul’s skyline. The journey includes stops at the enchanting Spice Bazaar, known for its aromatic spices and vibrant market stalls. In the afternoon, guests can explore the historic district of Karakoy and indulge in delicious Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant.
TURKISH ART AND CULTURE
Dive into Istanbul’s rich art scene with a visit to the Istanbul Modern Art Museum, showcasing contemporary Turkish art. Explore the trendy neighborhoods of Beyoglu and Galata, known for their bohemian atmosphere and artistic flair. The day concludes with a visit to the iconic Galata Tower for breathtaking city views.
DAY TIP TO PRINCE’S ISLAND
Escape the city buzz with a day trip to the Princes’ Islands. A ferry ride transports guests to these serene islands, known for their pine forests, horse-drawn carriages, and historic monasteries. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride or a horse-drawn carriage tour, followed by a relaxing afternoon by the sea.
ISTANBUL’S ASIAN SIDE
Cross the Bosphorus to explore Istanbul’s Asian side. Visit the trendy Kadikoy district, known for its lively markets and diverse culinary scene. The day includes a visit to the Uskudar district, where guests can explore historic mosques and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
OTTOMAN HERITAGE AND DEPARTURE The final day invites guests to explore the Ottoman heritage of Istanbul. Visit the stunning Suleymaniye Mosque and the historic Grand Bazaar. The tour concludes with a farewell dinner, providing an opportunity to reflect on the week’s experiences. Guests will be transferred to the airport for their departure, carrying with them the memories of a captivating week in Istanbul.