Taste of Istanbul

Departs daily - 4 days/3 nights Istanbul package. Includes accommodation with breakfast daily, arrival and departure transfers, a full-day city tour, a half-day Bosphorus cruise and a special dinner at a traditional Ottoman restaurant.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program

Excludes

  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Istanbul - Arrival

You are greeted upon arrival in Istanbul and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore this amazing city.

Day

2

Istanbul

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)

Day

3

Istanbul

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)

Day

4

Istanbul - Return

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your next destination. (B)