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Turkey: Istanbul Stopover

$885

per person

Enhance your layover with a 3-night Istanbul stopover tour. Discover the majestic Hagia Sophia and the enchanting Blue Mosque, both are iconic symbols of Istanbul’s storied past. Stroll through the vibrant Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of history and commerce. Delight in the city’s culinary landscape, a paradise for gourmands where traditional kebabs, fresh flatbreads, and exotic spices tantalize the senses.

Don’t just pass through Istanbul Airport β€” transform your stopover into an unforgettable cultural journey!

You can also add this stopover with your Dubai, Maldives or Greece tours.

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4 Days, 3 Nights: Istanbul, Cappadocia

β“˜ Every Tuesday and Saturday Departures Includes hotels, daily breakfast, tour guide, driver, admission fees, and private airport transfers

β“˜ Airfare is not included in the price that is listed

Classic (Included)
⭐⭐⭐ Hotels + Istanbul Old City Tour + Istanbul Two Continents Tour with Cruise and Cable Car
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β“˜ Upgrade to Deluxe or Flex Date Private Tour
Deluxe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hotels OR you pick your departure dates with select trip upgrades and personalizations

 

 

A cruise on the Bosphorus Strait is a must

Hagia Sophia Mosque was a church built by Roman Empire in 537 AD

Harem of Topkapi was the residence of the Sultan, wives, concubines and extended family


4000 shops in the Grand Bazaar

Istanbul Street Food by the water front

Taste authentic succulent Turkish kebabs


3 Night Accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE ISTANBUL (IST)

Upon arrival into Istanbul, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

*Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. If your flight arrives in the early morning (e.g. midnight or 7 am) we suggest you add a pre-tour hotel night during booking for a well-deserved rest before starting your tour.

πŸ›οΈ.Β  3 Nights in Istanbul 🍴  Meals: None

 

DAY 2: ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR

Discover the best of Historic Areas of Istanbul (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on this guided group tour (9 hours @8am, group).

  • Hagia Sophia (Admission is included): This timeless mosque was the pride and glory of Byzantine architecture. Take in the structure’s imposing faΓ§ade matched only by the grandeur of its towering vaulted ceilings within.
  • Blue Mosque: Also known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque that is famous for its architecture as well as its iconic blue tiles.
  • Hippodrome and Obelisks: Also known as Sultanahmet Square where chariot races were held.
  • TopkapΔ± Palace (Admission is included): Witness the opulent and powerful history of the Ottoman sultans, showcasing magnificent architecture and priceless treasures. Closed on Tuesdays.
  • Hagia Irene Museum in Topkapi Palace’s courtyard (Admission is included): Offers a unique glimpse into Byzantine history and architecture.
  • Harem in Topkapi Palace (Admission is included): Offers an intimate look at the lavish and intricate design of the Ottoman royalty’s private lives.
  • Grand Bazaar: This lively historic market is dotted with over 4000 shops filled with traditional Turkish handicrafts and more. A place where visitors can immerse themselves into local live and hunt for unique souvenirs amidst the echoes of centuries-old trade.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 3: ISTANBUL TWO CONTINENTS TOUR WITH BOSPHOROUS CRUISE

After breakfast, we join the Istanbul Two Continents Tour (9 hours @8am, group).

  • DolmabahΓ§e Palace (interior visit): An opulent 19th-century Ottoman Sultans’ palace boasting an exquisite blend of various European architectural styles.
  • The Bridge: A scenic drive across this intercontinental suspension bridge connecting Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus strait.
  • Asian Hill (Γ‡amlΔ±ca Hill): The highest point in Istanbul, Γ‡amlΔ±ca Hill provides panoramic views of the city and the Bosphorus Strait.
  • Pierre Loti Hill: Named after the famous French novelist, this hill offers a stunning vista of the Golden Horn.
  • Fly over by Cable Car: The EyΓΌp-Pierre Loti cable car provides a memorable ride with scenic views of the Golden Horn and the historic peninsula of Istanbul.
  • City Walls: The ancient Walls of Constantinople, now known as the Istanbul City Walls, protected the city against numerous sieges.
  • Lunch on the Boat: Enjoy a delightful lunch and admire Istanbul’s skyline and historical landmarks from the water.
  • Golden Horn: Cruise on this historic inlet of the Bosphorus which is a natural harbor and supported the trading center for centuries. See Rumeli Fortress and Leander’s Tower from the water.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY 4: DEPART TURKEY VIA ISTANBUL

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul airport for your flight home.

🍴  Meals: Breakfast

*Hotel check-out time is generally aroundΒ 11 am.Β If your flight departs in the evening or past midnight, we suggest you consider adding aΒ post-tour hotel night during booking, to be comfortable and well rested before your flight home.

*The duration and start time of excursions are subject to change without prior notice.

 


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Hotels We carefully handpick our hotels to ensure they provide you with the best comfort and experience. For Private Tours, you may request a specific hotel as one of the customizable options.

Destination Classic ClassΒ  Premium ClassΒ  Deluxe ClassΒ 
Istanbul Golden Crown Hotel
  • * Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • *Β Standard double room is included with your tour. Room upgrade available in the same hotel.

Accommodation Classification

  • CLASSIC ⭐⭐⭐-Β 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
  • DELUXE ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations

Hotel Check-in and Check-out

Hotel check-in time is generally 3 pm or later. Check-out time is around 11 am. Hotels usually allow early arrivals and late departures to store your luggage in their luggage room for a few hours.

Pre-Tour HotelΒ Add-onΒ and Post-Tour Hotel Add-on

Depending on your flight arrival and departure times we may suggest you consider aΒ pre-tour hotel night and/or post-tour hotel night during booking.Β  Β The additional night allows you to be well rested before your tour or your flight home.

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Fixed Date Tour Price Details

  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. A special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ If the hotels mentioned are unavailable then similar properties will be substituted. You will be advised of any changes to the price.
  • β€£ This tour operates with aΒ minimum of 2 guests.Β Excursion group size varies from 12 - 50 people.

Flex-Date Guided Departures (Land Only)

  • Guaranteed Departure with 2 Persons
Year Tour Dates Classic Premium
2024 Jan 5 – Dec 15 From $900 + Air From $1000 + Air

Price Details (Land Only)

  • β€£ You Choose Your Own Dates
  • β€£ Required add-on: domestic airfare Istanbul-Cappadocia. Indicative fare from $100, actual price available at tour booking.
  • β€£ Daily departures.
  • β€£ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
  • β€£ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
  • β€£ Seasonal surcharges may apply during applicable major holidays. 2024 surcharge dates: Jan 1-5, March 29-April 1, Dec 22 - 05 Jan 2024, and major holidays.
  • β€£ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

Flight Add-On

  • β€£ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
  • β€£ The nearest arrival airport is IST (Istanbul Airport).
  • β€£ Contact us for more detail and pricing.

Inclusions

  • β€£ Private Airport Transfers
  • β€£ Hotel Accommodations
  • β€£ Daily Breakfasts and selected meals (See tour plan for details)
  • β€£ English-speaking Local Guide
  • β€£ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

Exclusions

  • β€£ Air Fare
  • β€£ Travel Insurance
  • β€£ Medical Expenses
  • β€£ Visa Fee
  • β€£ Gratuity
  • β€£ Personal Expenses

Optional Add-Ons

  • β€£ Pre-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Post-tour hotel night
  • β€£ Note: must be booked with your tour reservation

Deposit

  • β€£ For 2024 departures: A deposit of $325/$375 (classic/premium) is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ For 2025 departures: A deposit of $375/$425 (classic/premium) is due within 3 days of booking confirmation. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to the departure date.
  • β€£ The airfare is due upon flight booking. Airfare and flight schedule shown are indicative only. Actual prices and schedule will be available at flight booking. All airfares are subject to change until paid in full at time of ticketing.
  • β€£ Credit card fee for non-US issued credit card is 1%. No charge for most other credit cards.

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Suggested Gratuity

  • β€£ Local Guide: US $7 per person per day of sightseeing. US $4 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Driver: US $5 per person per day of sightseeing. US $3 per half day of sightseeing.
  • β€£ Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollars. You can tip the guides and drivers when they finish their assignment with you e.g. end of day, end of city stay, on departure, etc.

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