5 Day Istanbul Landmarks Tour

  • Istanbul Landmarks 5 Day Tour

Istanbul Landmarks 5 Day Tour (Option 5 D)

Tour map

Take a tour of Istanbul where you will visit both popular destinations including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and many others. While touring you will visit quieter and less known places where you will take Bosphorus cruise and walking tours as well as visit the Underground Cisterns from the Roman period.

Welcome to Turkey!

You will be transferred to your accommodation begin your time in Istanbul. 

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Today you will take a Tour of Istanbul, visiting the icons that have come from different eras of history. While touring this beautiful and ancient city you will visit the Blue Mosque, a stunning collection of 6 minarets and a series of domes and semi-domes. A stunning courtyard offers a welcome sight as you enter the mosque to view a whole new place of worship. In the grounds surrounding the mosque is a wonderful park for the public to use with an Obelisk that marks that area that was once a Hippodrome for public entertainment.

The Hagia Sophia is a Byzantium Church that was converted into a mosque following the Ottoman Empire conquered the city. Today this building shows the history and is being preserved and maintained be having been converted into a museum. Topkapi Palace was the treasure of the Sultans, the Ottoman Empire used this extravagant palace as the administration for over 400 years. The Palace was also home for female members of the Royal family to live including wife, sister, mother and any other women. The Grand Bazaar is a traditional interior market, with 4399 shops and 497 Stalls with 2195 workshops that offer a wide variety of products.


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This tour shows a different side of Istanbul, beginning in the Eyup area you will head to the top of this hilly district offering amazing views of the Golden Horn of Bosphorus. At the top of the Pierre Lot hill, you will be able to enjoy a traditional Turkish tea or coffee while taking in the view. Chora Church is the next destination, a beautiful orthodox church with many paintings and mosaics that date back to the 14th century. Taking a walk through the area of Balat you will see historic houses that were once part of a poor part of the city, today they are brightly coloured and many are becoming popular with visitors. Your walking part of the tour comes to an end in the Fener district.

This afternoon sees you taking a Bosphorus Cruise, you will travel the Bosphorus waterway that separates the European and Asian side of the city. As you cruise you will pass under many different bridges showing a variety of styles. When you dock again you will head for the final destination, the Spice Bazaar, where the senses are in for a treat. Brightly coloured herbs and spices are found all around with the smells fragrant the air, you will also be able to try Turkish coffee and teas are served in small market cafes.


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Istanbul has many landmarks of however, the city has more to be seen that is hidden beneath the surface. The Roman and Byzantium eras left a lot of evidence of their culture, Beneath your feet. Travelling from one Underground Cistern to another you will take routes that are less travelled allowing you to see the cisterns easily. These Hidden Gems date back to Roman and Byzantium period, where even the utilitarian buildings were designed to be opulent while maintaining efficiency.

Important
This tour is brand new and offers a unique look Istanbul and its subterranean beauty. Due to this the exact destinations are unavailable and offer a fascinating and intriguing tour. Please also be aware that the number of sites visited varies between 8-10 destinations depending on the time of year and Opening times.


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Today you will be transferred back to the airport. If you have any queries about travel in Turkey we will be happy to help.

Tour Prices

Rates are:
-Per person
-For a double/twin/triple private room
-Based on standard range accommodation options


Important - Prices can change according to the following options:
-Dorm rooms are available for budget travelers
-Single private rooms are available
-Upgrades to TOP END and PREMIUM accommodations are available (see accommoton options on next tab above)


Please contact us for further information.

INCLUSIONS
  • Guided tours
  • Hotel transfers
  • Tips
  • Drinks-Beverages
  • Ferry Ticket
  • VAT
  • Entrance tickets
  • Accommodations
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MEALS INCLUDED
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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STANDARD: Standard style accommodation in Turkey is your where you will find basic style guesthouses and/or hostels that have a variety of private rooms and some dorm rooms. The rooms will be clean but basic with no extras found within. Most standard style accommodation options would be 1-2 star equivalent.
Type of accommodations at this range: Guesthouse, Boutique guesthouse, Hostels, 1* and 2* Hotels.

TOP END: Top End style accommodation in Turkey is where you will find 3-5 star equivalent. Here you will get a mix of larger style hotel rooms to smaller boutique places that will have clean, comfortable rooms with a little extra.
Type of accommodations at this range: Boutique Hotels, 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels.

PREMIUM: Premium Luxury accommodation in Turkey is your 5 star and similar hotels. This can include your large chain hotels and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Luxury Boutique places that are full of charm and worth the extra dollar.
Type of accommodations at this range: Premium Boutique +4* and +5* Hotels.


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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    5 Days
  • Departing Cities
    Istanbul
  • Returning Options
    Istanbul
  • Departure days
    Every day
Essential Info
  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Tailormade Package Tour
  • Group Size
    16
  • Language(s)
    English
  • Tour Range(s)
    Standard, Top End, Premium
Transport
  • Shuttle transfer, Domestic ferry
Overnight Stays