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Taste of Istanbul Escapade

Starts in
Istanbul
Duration
4 Days
Route
Istanbul

A city of contradictions; a gifted treasure where European tradition ends and the Turkish way of the Orient begins. Explore the remains of Byzantine times from the Hellenistic era to early Christianity; observe the changing of the centuries in style, religion, culture and incredible architecture from the powerful Byzantines to the legendary Ottoman Empire.

Includes

  • Transfers: Private vehicle with driver and assistant as per itinerary
  • Select luxury accommodation
  • Emergency assistance

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Local city taxes

Itinerary

Day

1

Istanbul - Arrival

Upon arrival, meet your driver for a private transfer to your selected hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore this enchanting city.

Day

2

Istanbul’s Historical Peninsula

Meet your private guide at your hotel and explore Istanbul’s Ottoman Heritage. During its 500-year presence in Istanbul, the formidable Ottoman Empire constructed magnificent mosques and palaces, many of which still stand today. Spend half a day exploring Topkapi Palace and its Harem, with imperial family quarters as well as government sections, visit the Blue Mosque to witness the elegant tile work, and the Museum of Islamic Arts, which was once home to the Grand Ottoman Vizier in the 16th century. (B)

Day

3

Bosphorus by Yacht

Meet your guide for a private transfer to the port. The narrow strait that links the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara is one reason for Istanbul’s preeminence and offers days of leisurely exploration. Here, in one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic waterways, western cultures meet in the architecture of the houses and palaces built along the shores of the Bosphorus by generations of Ottoman families and Sultans. Take in the romance and tangible history of this outstanding city as you sail calmly through the turquoise Bosphorus in a private yacht. (B)

Day

4

Istanbul - Return

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport to continue on to your next destination. (B)

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