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Take this 5-day Istanbul city break and see all that this fabulous city has to offer. It will be a fantastic long-weekend holiday full of Istanbul, ancient and modern.

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Day 1: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome. 
Free time in Grand bazaar with it’s 3,500 shops to end the day and then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Half Day Istanbul Tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit Chora Museum and Underground Cistern. Spend some free time in the Spice Bazaar and enjoy the afternoon free in Istanbul. Return to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Half Day Bosphorus Cruise

After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a excursion by boat on the Bosphorus, which divides Europe from Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. You will have the afternoon free to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure. End of our services
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by English speaking driver at airport.
  • All transfers by private A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights 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.
What's Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Turkey entry visa.
  • Any optional tours.
  • Personal Spendings.
  • Tipping.
Prices per Person
  • Ottoman Hotel Park Istanbul or similar
 DOUBLESINGLE
JAN.01 - DEC.31.2015 $ 850 $ 1055
JAN.01 - DEC.31.2014 769 $ 959
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
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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)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
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
Clothing
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
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