8 Day Special Istanbul City Tour Package

TST22837-5042020
Highlights

Topkapi Palace, SultanAhmet Imperial Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Covered Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Princes' Islands, Miniaturk Museum

Day 1 : Istanbul - Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with our staff and transfer to your hotel, Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 : Istanbul City Tour
Breakfast Included

We depart at 08.30 for the Istanbul city tour. First, TOPKAPI PALACE; The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

Lunch break and then we head to Grand Spice Bazaar which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping on many Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Please Note: Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays. If your tour is on one of these days we would offer you to visit Hagia Sophia instead of Topkapi palace museum.

Day 3 : Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour
Breakfast Included

Pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat.

See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) 

CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education.

You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti's Tour's local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.



 

Day 4 : OPTIONAL Istanbul Prince's Island Tour
Breakfast Included

Enjoy a cruise in the Marmara Sea to Istanbul's famous Prince's Islands. This is your opportunity to see Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower and Uskudar from the sea. Stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes.

During the Summer season, enjoy the magical atmosphere that the Island's beach resort has to offer including many optional water sporting activities. Tour the island with horse-drawn carriages before stopping for an exquisite lunch at a fish restaurant. After your tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 5 : OPTIONAL Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast at 09.00 am we depart for Isfanbul Tour that is Turkey’s first modern theme park, is located in Eyup district in Istanbul. The complex is settled on 600.000 m2 with more than 50 attractions including a 110 km/h fast-launched roller coaster, a water coaster combining a roller coaster experience with a water ride, and a family coaster.

Other attractions contain a rapid river ride, drop tower, dark ride, and more. For the kids there is a carousel, playgrounds, mini-cars and 3D movies. The park’s theme reflects the daily life in old Istanbul and furthermore features a large shopping centre next to the park.

Isfanbul has been designed as different areas in order to serve to guests of all ages and preferences. It also allows guests access easily to any variety of fun they want to join within the park.  We will be back to hotel around 16.30. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 6 : OPTIONAL Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour
Breakfast Included

Today, we will visit the largest miniature park in the world. Miniaturk is a miniature park in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniaturk covers a total area of 60.000 m2. It is the world's largest miniature park with its 15.000 m2 model area. Miniaturk has 40.000 m2 of open space, 3.500 m2 of covered area, 2.000 m2 of pools and waterways, and a parking lot with a capacity of 500 vehicles.

The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale. 45 of the structures are from Istanbul, 45 are from Anatolia, and 15 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey. Also featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum). Additional space was reserved for potential future models. We will then take you to visit Pierloti: At the top of Eyup Sultan Cemetery, you can find one of the best places to look at the famous Golden Horn of Istanbul, this place, that now is a cafe called Pierre Loti Cafe, as a memorial for the writer Pierre Loti, a regular of the cafe, mainly for the views. Cevahir Shopping Center Cevahir Shopping Centre, is a modern shopping and entertainment centre located in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey. Called also Sisli Kultur ve Ticaret Merkezi (Sisli Cultural and Trade Centre). Cevahir Mall is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. After the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight Istanbul.

Day 7 : OPTIONAL Istanbul Aquarium Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast at 09.30 we wil take you for a visit the thousands of different inhabitants of the sea world including sharks, giant stingrays, piranhas and octopus. Istanbul Sea Life Akvaryum, the first modern giant aquarium in Turkey presents an unprecedented experience to visitors and introduces various inhabitants of underwater collected from all around the world.

There are 29 different aquariums with different themes from the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. The largest of 29 aquariums in Istanbul Sea Life Akvaryum is filled with 5 million litres of water and includes an 80 meter long acrylic underwater tunnel. The most spectacular site is the colossal observation deck featuring 270 degrees underwater views of the magnificent aquarium.

We invites you to explore the magical world of the underwater. Do not miss this fascinating experience. We will back to hotel around 16:00pm. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8 : Istanbul - End of Tour
Breakfast Included

After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Turkey Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing us.

Includes

  • Guided Istanbul city tour
  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach
  • Return airport transfer
  • Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul airport
  • 7 open buffet breakfasts
  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodation in Istanbul
  • Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour


Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
  • City tax
  • Guided Istanbul Prince's Island Tour
  • Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour
  • Guided Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour
  • Guided Istanbul Aquarium Tour
  • Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.

In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.


CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end. 

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:

As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.  

 

WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION

We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.

 

Please let us know in case of any further assistance required by yourselves that we are willing to help in every way that we can.

 

P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions  on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.


Our vehicles differ in line with group sizes. For 8 pax, we have Mercedes Vito, over 14 pax, we provide Sprinter, for over 29 pax, we have midibuses and finally for up to 45 pax, we have Coaches available. Taking into consideration of guests’ luggages we make an arrangement as below:

For 8 pax van: Maximum 5 persons.
For 14 pax van: Maximum 10 persons
For 29 pax van: Maximum 24 persons
For 45 pax Coach: Maximum 40 persons

Our vehicles are fully equipped with A/C, refrigeration, clean, comfortable and brand new or latest models. For long bus rides, we will have regular breaks in rest points on highways fora quick coffee and food, rest room breaks and such neccesities.   

All of our Tours include Professional and knowledgeable Professional Tour Guides. Our guides have all the information that may be requested by yourself whether historically, culturally or locally with very good English spoken. Although Regular Tours will have an English Speaking guide, for private Tour Options, we will have multi-lingual Professional Tour guides available as you may need.

 

We use mostly 4 star, 5 star or boutique hotels for your convenience and comfort. For example, in Istanbul and other regions we have 4-5 star hotel where for Cappadocia and such areas, we use classy cave resorts. On guaranteed tours, we declare the accommodation venues but it may differ for private ones within the same category, with good reviews. 

Dinners usually served in the hotels on half board category. Lunches will be served in restaurants on the destination route.  Meals are mostly served as Set Menu or Open Buffet Style. If you have meal preferences or special diet requirements, please inform us beforehand for necessary arrangements during your tour confirmation.    

On our Tour Routes, we include all the “must see” museums and sight-seeing venues in our itinenary. This service is included within the Tour price. Some museums have different operation days and times but we will have similar sites to fill in for them.  

Turkey is a great destination for shopping opportunities especially Trukish rugs/carpets, jewelry, leather, textile, ceramics and many other hand made artifacts. During the tours, we recommend some of the reliable and reasonable shopping venues to be visited. Our shopping stops are consisted of trustworthy, guaranteed vendors. Our guide will direct you to such stores during the tours. You may get informed by our guide in regards to shopping mattters while on the tour. Some of our shopping venues may apply group discount that you may want to take advantage of.

It is not a  -must- to tip on our tours. However, if you are satisfied with the services provided by driver and the guide, you may consider tipping them accordingly as 2 EUROS for the guide and 1 EUROS for the driver. It is customary in Tourism industry in line with customer expectations and we inform our personnel to provide the best of our services whether or not tip is given.

 

Most of major sight seeings, museums included within the tour prices. However, some of the activities and excursions that are not favoured everyone, are not included. Such as Hot-Air Ballooning, Paragliding, Dinner Cruise, Turkish Night Shows, Whirling Dervishes Ceremony and Turkish Bath visits may be extra upon requests.
The prices for such exclusions are available on our website. We recommend that you book before the booking of your tour to make sure the Availability. You may not find space for some of these activities on the last minute or once you have arrived.  

We provide your airport transfers for arrival and returns. Please, provide us the flight details when purchasing the tour for proper arrangements with flight code, destination, date and arrival timing. Our airport officer will be present to Welcome you after you pass the customs,luggage claim and greet you with a name board outside the gates.

Winter Season: Between the months of December, January, February as the weather is around 10 degrees celsius
Spring: Between the months of March, April and May as the weather is around 22 degrees celsius
Summer: June, July and August are summer time with approx 30 degrees celsius.
Autumn: September through November is considered to be Autumn month with a National average of 20 degrees celsius.
Have your attire accordingly and dress with proper clothing as per the guidance above.

Turkey is a very modern Islamic country. You may just have fun and go around as in any European country when you are in Turkey. Only a few things to pay attention for such as entering into a Mosque with an alcoholic beverage in hand. Women should be carefully head-covered when in a holy environment. Rest is Pretty much the same as in any western city. Bars, cafes and restaurants are open until late nights and People get entertained safely.  We suggest for you have the items listed below.

  1. Travel Insurance that covers Health as well. Globally recognized credit cards
  2. Cash needed for small purchases where cards are not accepted. It is best to use an official Exchange office for Turkish currency transactions.
  3. Clothing in line with seasonal standarts as indicated above.
  4. Camera
  5. Universal adaptor and charger equipments for electronical devices.
  6. Comfortable trekking shoes for walking around as the tours most likely to have walking distances
  7. International Telephone Communication checked
  8. Have a copy of your flight ticket with you

Have a personal identification on you at all times.

Please check the information below before your departure

  1. International Flight Tickets
  2. Tour itinenary
  3. Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.
  4. Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
  5. Passport Validation Terms
  6. Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )
  7. If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
  8. Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
  9. Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny
  10. Obtain emergency contact details from our office 

Available On Dates

17 April, 2020 - 1 April, 2021 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
Hotels List:
Ramada Hotel Golden Horn
Pulman Hotel
Westside Arjaan by Rotana
Dedeman Hotel
Hyatt Regency Hotel
The Marmara Hotel Pera
Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel
Le Meridien Hotel
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Ciragan Palace Kempinski
Istanbul - Istanbul
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