6 DAYS ISTANBUL LUXURY HONEYMOON TOUR ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - Arrival Day
(Welcome dinner included)
Welcome to Turkey. Arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from the airport & check in to your hotel. Tonight you and your special loved one will enjoy a welcome dinner where you will be introduced to Turkish cuisine and enjoy the mystical atmosphere of Istanbul at night. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour
We depart at 09:00 for the Istanbul City Tour. We will begin with ancient Hippodrome, which was the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We will then continue with Sultanahmet Mosque across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles we then arrive to our last stop, which is the famous Hagia Sophia. This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. After the tour you have the option to make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery. As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3 - Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour
After breakfast at 08:30am we depart for Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Enjoy a magical Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise and Spice Market Tour starting at 08:30. Enjoy the array of sites you can see from the boat including:
SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.
BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)
CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style.
SHOPPING AT BEDESTEN (after cruise)
Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 4 - Free Day Until 20:00pm
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Evening Show in Istanbul (With Dinner) starts at 20:30 pm and ends at about 23:45pm.
Enjoy your night in Istanbul : We have dinner in a first class restaurant with all inclusive local drinks. You will watch a spectacular floor show of famous authentic belly-dancers and enjoy a full night of traditional live 1001 NIGHTS Anatolian Folklore entertainment featuring popular musical instruments and live Turkish singers. Around midnight we will transfer you back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 5 - Taksim
Today you don't have to wake up early. At 10:30 we will start a different city tour of Istanbul. Taksim District, which is the heart of the night and intellectual life of Istanbul. It has nice bars, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, a street in which is the centre of the Turkish Film Industry. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 6 - Istanbul - End of Tour
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey..
6 DAYS ISTANBUL LUXURY HONEYMOON TOUR INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners
- 5 nights hotel in Istanbul at 5 star and boutique accommodation
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise
- Turkish 1001 Night Show with Dinner
- Guided Taksim district walking tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Private Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Private return airport transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport
6 DAYS ISTANBUL LUXURY HONEYMOON TOUR PRICES IN EURO:
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