Days : 5 | Nights : 4Istanbul , Turkey
Turkey is a right destination for people who look for some holidays with a difference. It is a captivating destination ideal to relax at the charming Mediterranean white sandy beaches and take advantage of the sunny climate. You just love to explore the historical grounds and museums in the country and to experience its rich heritage. This country offers plenty of opportunities for thrill seekers to take part in like paragliding over the stunning blue crisp lagoon or try some rock climbing or mountain biking. Take a trip to Istanbul for some city breaks or enjoy shopping.
Exploring the historic sites of Turkey can be mind-blowing. Plan some Ottoman tour to walk through the bustling ancient Spice Market. You can discover the unique Ottoman history by visiting the majestic Topkapi Palace and the illustrious Blue Mosque. Visit Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire to enjoy plenty of historic structures. It is also UNESCO World Heritage site. A trip to Turkey also provides you the chance to enjoy variety of food that will certainly make your mouth watering. Try to experience the rich culture and heritage that this country has to offer during your holidays. It shall be interesting for the travelers to watch the rhythmic and colorful ancient folk dances.
Day 01: Arrival Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul and meet and assist at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Istanbul –Ottoman Tour
After breakfast full day city tour of Istanbul visiting; Hippodrome : The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you'll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine column from Delphi, and fountain of Willhelm II. Blue Mosque: One of the largest mosques in Istanbul dating from the 17th century it is one of the principal adornments of the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church; one of the finest architectural works in the world. It has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Topkapı Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs. Lunch at typical Turkish Restaurant included. Also visioned during the tour: Galata Tower, Golden Horn, Leander’s Tower. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Istanbul
After a short visit to the famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar, an unforgettable excursion starts between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise takes you along the Bosphorus, past the European style palaces of the Ottomans, Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi, as well as beautiful wooden kiosks from 19th century. Also mansions and modern villas, which form the elegant sections of the city. Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity furniture and 4,5 tone chandelier. Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes. Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Istanbul – Bursa - Istanbul
Pick up from hotel. Departure by fery-boat to Yalova then drive to Bursa to visit the Green Mosque, Green Mausoleum, Grand Mosque. After the lunch at a very nice Kebap restaurant, visit the covered bazaar and old silk market, then climb by cable car to Uludag (Olympos) Mountain overlooking Bursa for the magnificent panoramic views (if weather permits). After a short drive through the country side of Bursa, you arrive at one of the oldest Turkish villages where the oldest examples of the early Ottoman civil architecture can be seen. Then drive back to Istanbul.
Day 05: Istanbul Departure
After breakfast at your hotel the rest of the day will be free. Transfer to the airport for your flight.
Days : 5 | Nights : 4