3 Days 2 Nıght Private Istanbul Tour All Inclusive
This excellent 3-day tour begins when you arrive at Istanbul Ataturk Airport when you are picked up by our driver and taken to the hotel which will be your base for the next 2 nights. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure.
On day two, you are collected from the hotel and taken on an Ottoman Istanbul tour for the day. This tour will bring you to see such places as Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Rustem Pasha Mosque, the Spice Market and ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar.
At night you are free to do as you please and our tour guide will happily recommend places to eat and drink.
The final day of this tour takes us to a number of Byzantine Relics. This includes the great square which was once the Byzantine Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, the most important Byzantine building in the world and the Chora Church to see the climax of Byzantine Mosaic Art.
This tour ends when you are dropped back to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.
- Hagia Sophia
- Spice Market
- St. Chora
- Grand Bazaar
- Harem section
- Topkapi Palace
- Basilica Cistern
- Blue Mosque
- Scheduling: Private Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Duration: 3 days
- Instant Confirmation
- Ship to shore “Stress-free” tour guarantee.Get a full refund for non-docking ships or late port arrivals.
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- Local taxes and 18 % VAT
- Private guiding on tours
- Lunches on tour
- All admission fees to the sites and museums on tour
- Private A/C minivan for the tours and transfers
- 2 nights BB accommodation at a small boutique hotel in Sultanahmet
- Return private airport transfers
- Gratuities for the guide and driver
- Drinks at lunches
- Personal expenses
Arrive at Ataturk airport and meet our driver at the exit gate. He will be holding a board that your name is written on. Transfer to your small boutique hotel in Sultanahmet area. Spend the rest of the time at leisure.
Overnight at a hotel in Sultanahmet
Your guide will meet you after breakfast for a tour of the Ottoman Istanbul. A short walk takes you to the Blue Mosque which was completed in 1616. Our next stop will be the Topkapi Palace, more than just a palace, it is an assemblage of museums containing collections amassed by the Sultans for almost five centuries. Our visit also takes you to the famous Harem where the Imperial Family resided. We then stop at Divan Yolu for lunch at a local restaurant.
Next, we walk through the old cobbled streets down to Rustem Pasha Mosque and then the Spice Market, where Genoese and Venetian goods were sold at a time when there was no Suez Canal, and all the spices from the East were also brought here after being loaded on vessels in Egypt. We end the tour with a visit to the Grand Bazaar.
Overnight at a hotel in Sultanahmet.
Our third day in Istanbul takes us to a number of Byzantine Relics.
We first stroll to the great square which was once the Byzantine Hippodrome. Now it is a great park like area surrounded by the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Underground Cistern, commonly called the Basilica Cistern. The Hippodrome exhibits the Walled Column, The Serpent Column and the Egyptian Obelisque from the Byzantine times and the German Fountain is located in the North end of the Hippodrome.
Next, we visit the Hagia Sophia, the most important Byzantine building in the world.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we take a short drive to The Chora Church to see the climax of Byzantine Mosaic Art.
Transfer you back to the airport for the flight.
- Please be sure to cover your shoulders and knees when entering mosques