Two days pre and post cruise package tour. Before your cruise embarkation in Istanbul you will enjoy a private guided tour to Istanbul old city including Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar with an overnight in Istanbul.
Day 1: Arrival, Istanbul City Tour
You will be met by your guide at Istanbul International Airport and transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. Check into your hotel with some time to relax. Mid-afternoon, you will set out on a half-day tour of the wonderful highlights of Istanbul. First, you will visit the Byzantine Hippodrome with its famous Egyptian Obelisk, the Obelisk of Constantine, the Serpentine Column and the German Fountain. Then, you will proceed to the Blue Mosque. The blue iznik tiles covering the walls lend the mosque its name. Next, you will visit one of the most famous buildings in the world: Hagia Sophia. Finally, enjoy an orientation drive around the Old City, as well as the newer sections of Istanbul. Continue to the famous Grand Bazaar to end the day shopping in its over 3,500 shops. A variety of Turkish handicrafts, oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs are all sold in its small shops. At the end of the day, you will return to your hotel.
Day 2: Final Departure
Enjoy breakfast and a transfer to your ship in the afternoon. End of our service.
- Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
- All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
- Accommodation for 1 night in Istanbul including breakfast
- All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide during the tour
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
- International airfare
- Turkey entry visa
- Any optional tours
- Personal spending
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan :
- Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
|2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-10 Pax||11+ Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 339||$ 224||$ 184||$ 166|
- Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
2 Days / 1 Nights
|You'll be protected up to $50,000|
Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country