Istanbul Essence

Tour Code:

5 Nights / 6 Days
Starting From

57,000

Per Person on twin sharing

Description

Itinerary

Day
1
Istanbul Arrival & Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

Experience the warmth of Turkish hospitality as you arrive at Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, greeted by our friendly guide holding a "WELCOME TO TURKEY" sign at the designated meeting point. After a seamless name check, follow your guide to your awaiting transfer vehicle for a private journey to your hotel, approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away, navigating through Istanbul's bustling streets. Upon check-in at the hotel, relax and unwind before embarking on an enchanting Bosphorus Dinner Cruise. Later in the evening, you'll be picked up from your hotel and escorted to the port, where you'll set sail across the Marmara Sea. Indulge in a sumptuous dinner while being entertained by captivating shows, including a Sword Dance, Turkish Gypsy Dance, Belly Dance Shows, a Whirling Dervish Show, and a DJ performance. As you admire the breathtaking view of the illuminated Bosphorus Bridge connecting Asia and Europe, immerse yourself in the cultural extravaganza, creating unforgettable memories of your first day in Istanbul.

Meals: dinner,

Day
2
Historic Istanbul Exploration

Prepare for a captivating journey through Istanbul's rich history with our Old City Tour. Your driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel, beginning the day's adventure. Explore the iconic landmarks of Istanbul, including the awe-inspiring Blue Mosque, adorned with magnificent architecture and intricate tilework. Marvel at the exterior of the Ayasofya-i Kebir Cami-i Serifi, or Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in centuries of architectural brilliance. Delve into the opulence of the Topkapi Palace, once the administrative hub of the Ottoman Empire for over four centuries, where Ottoman sultans resided. Discover the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, renowned as one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, offering a myriad of shopping opportunities, including legendary Turkish Delight shops, famous leather shops, and traditional Turkish handmade carpet shops. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before concluding your tour and returning to your hotel, enriched with the history and culture of Istanbul's Old City.

Meals: breakfast,lunch,

Day
3
Leisure Day

Enjoy a day of freedom to indulge in your own activities and interests. Whether you choose to explore more of Istanbul's vibrant neighborhoods, relax at a local cafe, indulge in shopping at your leisure, or simply unwind at your hotel, the day is yours to savor as you wish. Take advantage of this opportunity to delve deeper into the city's culture, sample delicious Turkish cuisine, or immerse yourself in the beauty of Istanbul's architecture. With no set itinerary, you have the flexibility to tailor the day to your preferences, ensuring a truly personalized experience in this captivating city. Relish the chance to recharge and rejuvenate before continuing your adventure in Istanbul.

Meals: breakfast,

Day
4
Princes' Island Escape

Commence a scenic journey to the Princes' Islands, starting with a pickup from your hotel by your knowledgeable guide and driver. Traverse the picturesque archipelago located in the northeastern part of the Marmara Sea, off Istanbul's southern coast. Explore the captivating islands of Büyükada, Kinali Ada, and Burgazada, each boasting its own unique charm and history. Savor a delightful lunch served on board as you cruise along the azure waters, immersing yourself in the panoramic views of the sea and coastline. Upon reaching Büyükada, the largest of the islands, take pleasure in free time to engage in optional activities, from leisurely walks along its scenic trails to exploring its quaint streets and historical sites. Discover the ancient Greek influence on Büyükada, formerly known as Prinkipos, translating to "Prince" in Greek, before proceeding with your exploration to Kinali Ada and Burgazada. After a day brimming with exploration and relaxation, return to your hotel, cherishing the memories of your enchanting Princes' Island escapade.

Meals: breakfast,lunch,

Day
5
Bursa City Excursion

Prepare for an enriching Bursa City Tour as your guide and driver pick you up from your hotel to embark on this cultural journey. While initially, the itinerary mentions the Princes' Islands and Büyükada, we'll adjust the plan for a Bursa City experience. Delve into the heart of Bursa, known for its rich history and stunning landmarks. Marvel at the architectural wonders like the Grand Mosque (Ulu Camii) and the Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), each a testament to the city's glorious past. Enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, sampling authentic Turkish cuisine. Following your guided tour, you'll have leisure time to explore Bursa further or partake in optional activities like visiting the Koza Han silk market or indulging in a traditional Turkish bath experience. Conclude your day of exploration with a transfer back to your hotel, filled with memories of Bursa's cultural treasures.

Meals: breakfast,lunch,

Day
6
Departure

As your memorable journey in Istanbul draws to a close, it's time to check out from your hotel. Please note that international check-out time is at 12:00 PM. Ahead of your departure, you will receive specific pick-up timing details one day in advance, typically scheduled four hours before your flight time. Meet your transferman or driver at the hotel lobby, where they will assist you with your luggage and ensure a smooth transfer to the airport. Bid farewell to the enchanting city of Istanbul, carrying with you cherished memories of your unforgettable experiences and adventures.

Meals: breakfast,

Inclusions

  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.  
  • Hotel accommodation at the above mentioned hotels (or similar category) regarding availability by the time of desired tour dates.  
  • English speaking government licensed professional tour guide.  
  • All the entry fees to sites and museums.  
  • Meals as per indicated in the itinerary  
  • Transportation by A/C non smoking and sanitized vehicle.  
  • Local taxes and VAT.  

Exclusion

  • All meals and beverages which are not indicated in the itinerary.  
  • PCR test before departure from Turkey (either last overnight day at a hospital or at the airport on departure day). 
  • All personal expenditures.  
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver.  
  • International flight
  • Domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa
  • City Tax 
  • Everything which is not particularly mentioned in 'Including' section. 
  • Portage

Hotel Details

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Address: Kocatepe, Dolapdere Taksim Cd 89-91, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
Included in trip

Our Policy

  • Flight & Hotels rates are subject to availability on the day of actual booking confirmation
  • Hotel / Flight rates are valid for only a specific time.
  • If those hotels we are giving you it sold out we'll provide you similar Hotel.
  • Cancellation of Flight tickets is as per airline policy.
  • 100% Amount is mandatory to issue an Air Ticket.
  • 50% Amount is mandatory to book your land package
  • Travel Agency Service cost will be charged on cancellation of the package, hotel, flight, cruise, bus, taxi, activities etc
  • All refund and cancellation policies are as per the travel agency. - Itinerary may be subject to change due to climatic conditions or other reasons.
  • Any change in No. of Pax will attract a change in cost.
  • Christmas/New Year/Peak season surcharge may apply to be borne by the traveller
  • An itinerary will be Fixed No Amendment in date/time allowed.
  • The standard time of check-in is at 14:00 o’clock. and standard check-out is at 12:00 o’clock.
  • Early Check-in and late Check-Out unless pre-booked and paid in advance are subject to availability.
  • A mandatory refundable security deposit may be required at the Hotel at the time of check-in. The amount may vary depending on the hotel. Cash or credit card is acceptable. The amount is refunded at the time of check-out after clearing all incidental charges.
  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions.
  • Peak Period surcharge if applicable
  • If you will not pay your instalments on the given date after that if any fluctuations in the Flight rates or any booking failure may occur so we are not responsible for that.
  • Visa Confirmation will depend on the Embassy.
  • Visa Fee not refundable and not Transferable
  • If any country asks about city tax or tourism fees you need to pay direct at the hotel
  • If any Traffic jam or any Natural calamities happen during your trip, we are not responsible for that.
  • You need to clear full payment before departure for domestic tours.
  • You need to clear full payment 20 days before you depart For International Tours.

Cancelation Policy

  • More than 60 days before the tour: Booking Amount
  • 60 – 46 days before the tour: Non-Refundable Component + 15% of Tour Cost
  • 45 – 31 days before the tour: Non-Refundable Component + 25% of Tour Cost
  • 30 - 15 days before the tour: Non-Refundable Component + 55% of Tour Cost
  • 14 – 6 days before the tour: Non-Refundable Component + 80% of Tour Cost
  • 6 – 1 days before the tour: Full Cancellation

Payment Policy

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  • A payment plan will be included in the package proposal we send you.
  • Tripoholidays retains the right to cancel the reservation after making an effort to contact you if payment is not received according to the timetable specified in the initial booking confirmation email.
  • The cancellation policy for the package would govern refunds.

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