Untitled Document ISTANBUL EXCURSIONS

IS-1, Tour of Istanbul
Blue Mosque, Hippodromme, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise
495.- EUR single room
425.- EUR per person in twin room

Duration: 02 nights/02 days

05 March 2012, Monday (departure), Antalya to Istanbul
Early morning transfer to the airport. Flight to Istanbul and full day city tour upon arrival.
We first drive to the Hippodrome. Famous for chariot races, this Roman stadium dates back to the time of the Emperor Constantine the Great. Also see the Blue Mosque, probably the most impressive mosque in the world.

Our tour continues with the visit of the Underground Water Cistern.

After lunch, visit Topkapı Palace, the imperial residence of the Ottomans. See the courtyards, a superb porcelain collection, the famous treasury, a collection of calligraphy, Sultan's costumes and the Holy Relics of Prophet Muhammed.

Check in at your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

06 March 2012, Tuesday 2011, Istanbul
Depart for a Bosphorus tour. We visit Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar where you can find spice shops selling varieties of spices, nuts, fruit and herbal teas and surely Turkish Delight. Walk across the road to the pier where we catch the ferry for a cruise on the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia. Enjoy the magnificent views on both sides. Also see Rumeli Fortress which was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conquerer as part of the preparations of his campaign to capture Istanbul. We land on the European side half way up the Bosphorus and drive to the restaurant for lunch.

Then visit the Hagia Sophia Museum which was originally built as a church then converted into a mosque after the conquest in the 15th C. One of the oldest ancient buildings on Earth, this is well worth a visit.

After lunch we drive to the Grand Bazaar where thousands of small shops are located.

Overnight in Istanbul.

07 March 2012, Wednesday, Departure from Istanbul
Check out and own arrangements for the transfer to the ariport.

This package includes:
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
One way flight from Antalya to Istanbul on the morning of March 05
2 night accommodation at a four star hotel
Breakfasts
2 Lunches
English speaking guidance
Museum admission fees
Local taxes

Please note 6 participants min. required to operate this excursion.
Departure transfer from your hotel to the airport is excluded.