Overview

Especially for International arrivals that are connecting to other destinations in Turkey but want to to discover Istanbul, a city of business frenzy, entertainment, and a wealth of rich culture. This 2 night 3 day tour, allows you to arrive on day 1 from your international flight and get your footing before jumping into all that Istanbul offers on day 2.  2 nights in the hotel in Sultanahmet gives you a chance to deal with jet lag, with day 3 transfering you on to your onward journey in Turkey.   

2 Nights 3 Days 22 Jan, 23 Jan, 24 Jan, and more Fatih, İstanbul
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation in Istanbul
  • Breakfast daily, Lunch on Full Day tour day 2
  • Private Tours with licensed professional English speaking guides

  • Airport Transfers
 with air conditioned transportation with driver
  • Admission tickets to sites and museums

  • Private VIP transportation per tour itinerary

  • Parking, portage, toll roads

  • Coordination and attentive customer service throughout the tour by Sojourn staff

  • Required Association ofTurkish Travel Agencies Foreign Visitors Insurance 
(a basic mandatory policy and not an adequate replacement for purchasing your own travel insurance.) 

What is not included in the tour

  • Drinks at lunch and dinner
 Sodas or alcohol
  • Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.
  • Entry Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, and personal items
  • International flight tickets

  • Entry Visas

  • Optional programs listed in the itinerary 
Highlights

 You see Istanbul in all its amazement - absorb it’s ancient structures, from its mosques to the Roman influenced architecture. Take advantage of your guide’s knowledge on visits to St. Sophia Church and the Blue Mosque, known for its blue colored tiles and architecture. Continue your tour to Byzantine Hippodrome, the renowned Topkapi Palace, and massive Grand Bazaar where virtually every knick knack is available. The Intercontinental Suspension Bridge over the Bosphorous is a must-see for those who want to capture this city from all perspectives. You will enjoy this unique view on a short ferry ride across the Bosphorous straits to modern, hip Istanbul in Kadikoy, where you'll see one of the true heartbeats of modern Turkey.  

 

Haghia-Sophia :

  • The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
  • It has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.

Tokapi Palace

  • Topkapi Palace was home to all the Ottoman sultans until the reign of Abdulmecid I (1839-1860), a period of nearly four centuries.
  • The order for the construction of the Topkapi Palace on the Seraglio Point overlooking both Marmara and Bosphorus was given by Mehmed II after the conquest of Constantinapolis in 1453.
  • The place was then an ancient olive grove.
  • The final form of the first palace covered an area 700m², and was enclosed with fortified walls 1400 meters in length

Blue Mosque

  • One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul.
  • Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.

Hippodrome :

  • The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople.
  • During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm I.
Itinerary

Day 1 

When you arrive to the Istanbul Airport and exit baggage claim, look for a person holding a sign bearing your name. Your private guide and driver will welcome you and transfer to hotel.

Day 2

You will visit Emperor Justinian's masterpiece the St. Sophia and then see the Sultahmet or Blue Mosque.  Next you will be visiting the Hippodrome and its monuments. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you will continue your tour by visiting the Topakapi Palace and then the Spice market. A late afternoon Ferry to Kadikoy and a brief walking tour in Kadikoy to see real life Istanbul  before returning to your hotel in the evening.

Day 3

Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Istanbul Airport for your onward flight.

Map
Alemdar, Sultanahmet Köftecisi, Divan Yolu Caddesi, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey View on Map
Price
Participants
Price per participant
1
$1120
2
$625
3 to 5
$552
6 +
$485
Single Supplement
$285