Two Day Best of Istanbul (without accommodation)

Day 1 This 8 hours tour starts at Hippodrome Square continues to the Blue Mosque as one of the landmarks of the city. Then visit to the St. Sophia Museum, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of the Great Ottoman Empire, today a museum holding large collection of porcelains and displaying holy relics. Proceed to Little Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar, tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather, where the tour ends. Lunch in a local restaurant will be served during the tour. Day 2 After your pick up from the hotel, tour starts with a visit to the Egyptian Spice Bazaar which is full of the mystical aromas of various spices and colourful shops selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Next we board our boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus from/to Eminonu Pier, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. As we travel, you will have the chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottomans and the palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern villas that line the shores. Lunch will be served in a local fish Restaurant. After lunch, proceed the tour with Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843 - 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Redeem informationVoucher type: E-VoucherE-voucher. Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity.LocationStart point: Pick-up available from both the Old City and the New City areas. If your hotel is not located in these areas, please make your way to the meeting point: Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus (Hotel reception), Harbiye Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:50, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul. Please call 24 hours in advance to confirm the pick up time and location.End point: Same as the starting pointScheduleOpening dates08:30Duration: 8 HoursApproximately.Guide optionsGuide type: GuideRequirementsPlease indicate the name of the hotel at the moment of making the reservation, otherwise the booking will not be considered confirmed.

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