Highlights: Istanbul Luxury Honeymoon Tour. 5 nights hotel in Istanbul at 5 star and boutique accommodation, Turkish 1001 Night Show with Dinner…
What is Included:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners
- 5 nights hotel in Istanbul at 5 star and boutique accommodation
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Turkish 1001 Night Show with Dinner
- Guided Taksim district walking tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Private Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Private return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
Not included :
Drinks, tips to guide and driver, personal expenses and optional tours
Day 1 – Istanbul – Arrival Day
(Welcome dinner included)
Transfer from Istanbul airport and check in to your hotel. Tonight you and your significant other will enjoy a welcome dinner where you will be introduced to Turkish cuisine and enjoy the magical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 9am for the guided Istanbul City Tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three surrounding monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultan Ahmed Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its exquisite interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Just across from the Blue Mosque we visit the renowned Haghia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural wonders of all time. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 – Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour
After breakfast at 8:30am we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway which separates Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, marble palaces, fortifications, and picturesque fishing villages. During the cruise we pass in front of the magnificent 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 is marble facade faces the shore. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
From your romantic boat cruise you will be able to see:
Spice Bazaar (also known Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the heady fragrances of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other herb and spice imaginable.
Rumeli Fortress, built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only three months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most remarkable works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
Beylerbeyi 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 Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.
Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 – Free Day until 8pm
Evening Show in Istanbul (With Dinner) starts at 20:30 and ends at around midnight. Enjoy your night in Istanbul : We have dinner in a first class restaurant with all inclusive local drinks. You will watch a spectacular floor show of famous authentic belly-dancers and enjoy a full night of traditional live 1001 Nights Anatolian Folklore entertainment featuring popular musical instruments and live Turkish singers. Around midnight we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 – Taksim
A late start with an opportunity for a lazy lie-in and maybe breakfast in bed in your luxury hotel. At 10:30 we will start a different city tour of Istanbul. Taksim District, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has vibrant bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, a street in which is the centre of the Turkish Film Industry. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6 – Istanbul – End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel. End of our services