Day 2 - Istanbul Old City Tour with Private Tour Guide
Experience the best of Istanbul's historic and cultural treasures on this comprehensive tour. After breakfast you will meet your guide at your hotel loby. Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Admire its striking blue tiles and serene atmosphere. Next, explore the magnificent Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine engineering and artistry. Witness its grandeur and historical significance. Descend into the mysterious depths of the Basilica Cistern, an ancient underground reservoir with intriguing history. Step into the opulent world of the Topkapi Palace, once home to Ottoman sultans. Discover its ornate rooms, courtyards, and the priceless treasures within. Conclude your tour at the Grand Bazaar, a bustling market where you can shop for a wide array of Turkish goods, from carpets to spices. This tour offers a rich tapestry of Istanbul's heritage, art, and culture, making it an unforgettable exploration of the city's most iconic landmarks. End of the tour return back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
• Places We'II Visit: Blue Mosque - Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palace - Hippodromme and Obelisk - Grand Bazaar - Basilica Cistern
• Meal: Breakfast
Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Bazaar Tour
Departure from your hotel at around 08:15am. - 08:45am. The adventure begins with a scenic Bosphorus Cruise, where participants embark on a boat journey along the Bosphorus Strait. The Bosphorus Strait is a narrow waterway that connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, offering breathtaking views of the city's skyline, stunning palaces, ancient fortresses, and charming waterfront neighborhoods. As the boat glides through the sparkling waters, visitors can marvel at iconic landmarks such as the majestic Dolmabahçe Palace, the picturesque Ortaköy Mosque, and the historic Rumeli Fortress. Following the cruise, the tour continues with a visit to the Spice Market, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. This bustling marketplace is a feast for the senses, filled with a vibrant array of colors, scents, and flavors. Visitors can wander through a labyrinth of stalls selling a wide variety of spices, herbs, teas, dried fruits, nuts, and traditional Turkish sweets. The Spice Market is a perfect place to immerse oneself in the local culture, interact with friendly shopkeepers, and even sample some delectable Turkish treats.. End of the tour, return to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
• Places We'II Visit/Do: Bosphorus Cruise - Spice Bazaar ( Egyptian Bazaar )
• Meal: Breakfast