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Istanbul: Classics and Highlights, Bosphorus Cruise, and Dolmabahçe Palace & Dining Out In A Turkish Way

Istanbul, Turkey

Cancellation Allowed

3:Days

English

Minimum Persons : 0

Maximum Persons : 50

Description

Day 1: You will be picked up by your tour guide early in the morning from your hotel. The tour begins with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. After that, The Blue Mosque, the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2- and listen to the stories of his liaison with the Orient. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits, your guide will take you to the Grand Bazaar for some irresistible shopping and a demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. After that, you will visit Topkapı Museum, which is the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside), and finally Our 2 last places of interest are Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of the tour.
Day 2: From the awe-inspiring Dolmabahce Palace to the ancient Walls of Constantine and onto the Topkapi Palace, experience the best views the city has to offer while enjoying a wonderful cruise along the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn.
Gain a unique insight into the great city’s history during your journey along the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Your cruise ends in Eminönü Pier where it started. The tour continues with a drive over the first Intercontinental Bridge that connects Europe and Asia headed towards the Çamlıca Hill, the highest peak in Istanbul, for your chance to see the splendid panorama of the Bosphorus Strait. Following a photo stop, we continue to drive over the suspension bridge and then arrive at Dolmabahçe Palace where you will have a unique experience of this magnificent 19th-century building with an excellent guide.
Day 3: This tour has no touristic places, but you will see much more than that! We will take you where people go to dine in a ‘Turkish Way’. You will have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional ‘Simit Bakery’. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and go to visit one of the local kıraathane’- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in traditional tea glasses we will visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with a glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane, a traditional Tavern where you taste ‘Meze’, drink ‘Rakı’ and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional ‘İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a ‘Tripe Soup’ the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with ‘Turkish Rakı’. And of course no Turkish Night is complete without tasting the Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.

Included

- Entrance fees.
- 2 Lunches.
- Dinner.
- Boat cruise.
- Hotel pick up/drop-off.
- Transportation.
- Local professional guide.
- Limited local alcoholic beverage.

Location

Extended Details

  • Excluded :

    - Tips.
    - Beverages during lunch.


  • Additional info :

    - This tour is available daily.
    - Mobile or printed vouchers are accepted.
    - In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited.


  • Confirmation type :

    The booking is available after 48:Hours minutes of purchase.


  • Logistics :

    Hotel pick up/drop-off
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  • Cancellation policy :

    - Cancellations made within 24 hrs or less from the tour date will be subject to 100% cancellation fees.

    - Children (3-6) get reduced prices.