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Istanbul Explorer

Journey Synopsis

Icon Holidays : Eastern Mediterranean : Turkey : Istanbul Explorer
Days: 4 Days
Nights: 3 Nights
Validity: 2016-2017
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Executive: $1458.33
Classic: $1708.33
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Day 1: 

Istanbul

After arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of your day is at leisure, with dinner this evening at the hotel.

Overnight: Istanbul (D)

Day 2: 

Istanbul

Today you begin with a full day, guided city tour. We begin with the home of Sultans between the 16th and 19th centuries, the Topkapi Palace, overlooking the Bosphorus.  Then you will visit St. Sophia’s Basilica, built by Constantine the Great. Next we head to the Blue Mosque with its impressive six minarets, beautiful blue Iznik tiles, unique architecture and marble latticework.  Our next stop is the Hippodrome where chariot races and competitive athletic games once took place.  Finally, amble through the Grand Bazaar where there is literally something for everyone! Lunch today is at an authentic Turkish restaurant in the Old City.

Overnight: Istanbul (B, L, D)

Day 3: 

Istanbul

After breakfast we begin our exploration on the Asian shores of Istanbul, with the first stop at Camlica Hill where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Bosphorus. Continuing on we reach Seven Hills panoramic terrace before crossing the bridge back to the European side. Here you can climb up Galata Tower to overlook the old town peninsula. Afterwards we then drive back to Pierre Loti café where you can enjoy views over Golden Horn Bay. Lunch today is at a local restaurant. We will then climb on to different terraces of buildings to see the old town monuments from different perspectives, before returning to your hotel for dinner.

Overnight: Istanbul (B, L, D)

Day 4: 

Istanbul

After check-out we will transfer you to the airport or Port for your onward journey.

End of services (B)

Accommodation

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Istanbul      
Ciragan Palace Kempinski (Sea View Room) Crown Plaza Old City (Standard Room) Sultenahmet Palace (Deluxe Room) Sultanhan (Deluxe Room)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure transfers
  • 2 Day guided sightseeing tour with an air-conditioned van
  • 3 nights accommodation with all meals included
  • local taxes and services charges
  • Museum fees

Exclusion

  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Visa fees
  • Flight tickets
  • Anything not on the itinerary
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