You are greeted upon arrival in Istanbul and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this amazing city.
Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul including Topkapi Palace - the residence of the Ottoman sultans, the Hippodrome, the Underground Cistern, the Blue Mosque, and St. Sophia. Enjoy 3,000 shops in the Grand Bazaar. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a traditional restaurant. (B,L,D)
Weather permitting, take a Bosphorus cruise today. Start your day with a visit of the Spice Bazaar. Then cruise along the Bosphorus waterway and view the dramatic sights lining the Bosphorus' wooded shores: mosques, mansions of the Ottoman elite, the Sultan's fanciful gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges, and a fortress built by Fatih the Conqueror. In the evening, you may want to enjoy an optional Turkish dinner including a belly dancing show and an Anatolian cultural performance. (B)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your next destination. (B)