3 Nights Istanbul Pre and Post Cruise

from $667
Duration:
4 Days / 3 Nights
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Everyday
Take 3-night before or after your cruise to explore Istanbul. Thise itinerary will allow you to see everything that the city has to offer, including the Church of St. Savior in Chora, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Underground Cistern, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand and Egyptian Bazaar.
Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for 3 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
Excluded:
  • International airfare
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
Itinerary:
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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: Islamic Arts Museum, Underground Cistern

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by English speaking tour guide to visit the Church of St. Savior in Chora. Then you will visit the Rustem Pasa Mosque, built by the imperial architect, Sinan. The mosque was built for Rustem Pasa, son-in-law of Suleyman I. Next visit will be to the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, situated in the historical palace of Ibrahim Pasha, opposite to the Blue Mosque. Finally, you will visit the Underground Cistern. The 336 beautiful columns that support the cistern were salvaged from pagan temples destroyed during the Roman Empire's conversion to Christianity. Back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Istanbul old city tour

After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby for your full-day tour of Istanbul and surroundings. After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your English speaking guide to visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, where you will see 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.
Meals: Breakfast

Day4: Bosphorus Cruise and Egyptian Bazaar

After breakfast, you will check out and meet your English speaking tour guide to take a short drive to the pier where you will board a private motor-yacht for a cruise on the Bosphorus Strait, which bisects Istanbul, separating Europe and Asia and connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. You will pass by the Imperial Pavilions of Yildiz Palace, the famous Ciragan Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge, Ortakoy, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, built to control the Bosphorus and protect Istanbul from its enemies. Next you will disembark from the yacht and visit the Egyptian Bazaar to explore the second-largest covered market in Istanbul. Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to your ship.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation :
Double
$ 667 JAN.01 / DEC.31 2015 Check Availability
Single
$ 1000 JAN.01 / DEC.31 2015 Check Availability
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.

Prices
Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the best price possible. Prices valid till 30 December 2017, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy

Each child travelling with two accompanying adults will  pay the following:

·         0 years to 1,99 years of age : Free of charge.

·         2 years to 4,99 years of age : 50% from the full rate.

·         5 years to 11,99 years of age : 75% from the full rate

.         12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

  • If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.

Cancellation:
Cancellation requests should be sent via fax or emailed to provide the Company with written confirmation that your reservation should be cancelled.
In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:


- More than 40 days before your arrival, 6% of the deposit paid will be charged as a bank transaction fee.
- Between 40 and 30 days before your arrival date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
- Between 29 and 15 days before your arrival date 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
- Between 14 and 7 days before your arrival date 75% of the entire tour price will be charged.
- Between 7 and 1 days before your arrival date 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.

Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to airline’s cancellation policy.


Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions which is cancelled for disastrous reasons such as: volcanoes, earthquakes, or any reason that is out of control. Memphis Tours cancellation policy will be applied if cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons.


Deposit and Balance of Payment
A down payment (50%) will be required when you confirm your booking as requested and it can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Version Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (50%) is required to be paid upon your arrival/pick up to your tour director in Turkey / Greece in cash.

Tour Voucher
After your trip is confirmed, we will email you with the final confirmation as voucher to print and bring it with you. Details will include: contact numbers for your tour operator, customer care and additional information for your convenience.

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