Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
ARRIVE ISTANBUL (L/D)
Welcome to Instanbul and our English speaking tour guide will assist you. Upon arrival, drive to Asian side to visit Camlica Hill. From here, there is an absolutely magnificent view of Istanbul. Then, visit to the Mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) "was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural genius of Sinan Pasha". The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast, depart to Old City – Sultanahmet to visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Proceed to visit the Blue Mosque, which Sultan Ahmet I set out to build at 1616. The layout of the Blue Mosque is classic Ottoman design. The forecourt has an ablutions fountain in its center. The portico around three sides could be used for prayer, meditation or study during warm weather. Next is the St Sophia Museum. After lunch, continue to visit Topkapi Palace which was the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and is Istanbul's premier must-see attraction. Unlike European-style palaces. Topkapi is not one large building with outlying garden Its form-inspired and informed by Islamic architectural sensibilities-consists of series of pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks built around a series of garden count yards. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast, visit Leather Outlet Center for live fashion show. Free time for shopping. Then visit Ortakoy, a popular by Bosphorus with cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. Free time to enjoy the scenery with coffee or shopping. After lunch, visit Taksim Square & Istiklal Street – situated in the European part of Istanbul, is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
After breakfast, visit the Spice Market which is also called Egyptian Bazaar. Then take Bosphorus Cruise along the shores of the legendary Bosphorus, the natural gateway that divides Asia and Europe. Numerous summer palaces and palatial homes will pass by on either side. After lunch, visit famous Grand Covered Bazaar of Istanbul which covered by hemispheric domes-houses 4, 000 shops. Free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
ISTANBUL DEPARTURE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for departure.
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