Day 1 :
Welcome to ‘Turkish Getaway’ tour! Your representative greets you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1400 hrs).Embark thereafter on the Bosphorus Cruise, with opportunities to photograph the shoreline with its landmarks – Dolmabahce & Beylerbeyi palaces, Ortakoy Mosque, the defensive Rumeli Fortress, and the Bosphorus Bridge. Overnight in Istanbul Local dinner at Local restaurant.
Day 2 :
After breakfast, proceed to visit to the last great Imperial Blue Mosque. Leaving the mosque, proceed to the Roman Hippodrome, an open-air stadium built by Roman Emperors in 203 AD. The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column & German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. Finally, shop at the Grand Bazaar, the biggest “souk” with nearly 4000 shops, selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. Overnight in Istanbul Breakfast at the hotel, Local dinner at Local restaurant.
Day 3 :
Today, after breakfast proceed to Princes’ Islands – once the pleasure islands of Byzantine Princes and now a popular city get-away with sandy beaches, lush pinewoods, and beautiful old wooden Ottoman homes. Tour includes a visit to Buyukada, the largest of the three main islands and a popular summer resort with beautifully decorated old wooden houses, pine trees and wonderful panoramic views. Take a relaxing tour through the quiet narrow streets of the island by horse-drawn carriage. There will be time for you to relax or explore at your leisure. Overnight in Istanbul Breakfast at the hotel, Local dinner at Local restaurant.
Day 4 :
After breakfast, enjoy the shopping tour. You can explore the Spice Bazaar’s stalls independently and shop for a selection of edible treats, Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, also known a modern shopping mall and Istinye Park (shopping center). The rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul Breakfast at the hotel, Local dinner at Local restaurant.
Day 5 : Istanbul
This morning after breakfast, drive to Istanbul airport for your flight back home. Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your ‘Turkish Getaway” tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon… Breakfast at the hotel