Short Break in Istanbul - 3 days (TR-01)

This three-day break in Istanbul offers the chance to explore a city founded in 660BC and rich in history. Founded as Byzantium, renamed Constantinople and finally Istanbul, this fascinating place straddles the Bosphorus. The resultant blend of east and west, Asia and Europe, makes for a heady mix of sightseeing. From mosques to palaces, underground cisterns to panoramic views, Istanbul’s rich heritage will ensure no visitor leaves disappointed.
Istanbul
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Bosphorus Cruise
Egyptian Market

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Day 1. Istanbul. Arrival
On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free time. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2. Istanbul. City Tour
Today you will enjoy a city tour in Istanbul. We start from the Topkapi Palace - the residence of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th century. Originally a church, later a mosque and now a museum, Hagia Sophia is the next stop. The Blue Mosque, formally known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is equally magnificent, boasting six minarets and beautiful marble latticework. Also on today’s itinerary is the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the stage for chariot races, and the atmospheric Basilica Cistern, an underwater reservoir that used to provide the city’s drinking water. No tour of Istanbul could be complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 3. Istanbul. Egyptian Market. Bosphorus Cruise. Departure
This morning you’ll board a boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus. This important river is lined with palaces and grand mansions - look out for the Dolmabahçe Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Çırağan Palace and Rumeli Fortress as you chug by at a leisurely pace. Later, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
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Quick Facts
  • Season: Four Seasons
  • Starts: Istanbul
  • Ends: Istanbul
  • Departs: As per schedule
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Group Size: 2-4
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

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Day 1. Arrive in Istanbul. Transfer
On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. There’s likely to be time for a stroll around the neighbourhood and a delicious dinner before tomorrow’s sightseeing begins. The city of Istanbul is home to over 15 million people, but the compact Old Town is easily walkable and an efficient public transport system ensures you’ll be well connected wherever you stay. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 2. Istanbul. City Tour
The Topkapi Palace sits on a promontory overlooking the Golden Horn, where the Bosphorus meets the Marmara Sea. The residence of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th century, today its buildings, harem and courtyards form one of Istanbul’s most interesting museums. Originally a church, later a mosque and now a museum, Hagia Sophia is the next stop. Its impressive architecture, gilded decoration and ornate calligraphy will take your breath away. The Blue Mosque, formally known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is equally magnificent, boasting six minarets and beautiful marble latticework. It takes its nickname from the Iznik tiles that cover its interior. Also on today’s itinerary is the Byzantine Hippodrome, once the stage for chariot races, and the atmospheric Basilica Cistern, an underwater reservoir that used to provide the city’s drinking water and even some of its fish. No tour of Istanbul could be complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar; opened in 1461, it’s one of the world’s oldest markets. Overnight in Istanbul. (B)
Day 3. Istanbul. Egyptian Market. Bosphorus Cruise. Departure
Istanbul would be nothing without its waterways. Early risers can watch the fisherman landing their morning catch on the Galata Bridge, or the spice sellers opening up in the 17th century Egyptian Bazaar nearby. This morning you’ll board a boat for a cruise along the Bosphorus. This important river is lined with palaces and grand mansions - look out for the Dolmabahçe Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Çırağan Palace and Rumeli Fortress as you chug by at a leisurely pace. Later, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination. (B)


THE BORDERS ARE OPEN NOW. BOOK A PRIVATE HOLIDAY TO TURKEY
Minimum entry formalities. No quarantine upon return to the UK
All tours are private. Flexible booking & amendment policy
Book before 30 September 2020 & get 10% off.
Enter TURKEY2020 in the booking form. Read more…


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

Note on pricing
Prices depend on the hotel category and are listed below. Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section.

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20.03.2021 - 22.03.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
27.03.2021 - 29.03.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
03.04.2021 - 05.04.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
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26.06.2021 - 28.06.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
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02.10.2021 - 04.10.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
09.10.2021 - 11.10.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
16.10.2021 - 18.10.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
23.10.2021 - 25.10.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
30.10.2021 - 01.11.2021 £595 £895 £295 book now
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20.03.2021 - 22.03.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
27.03.2021 - 29.03.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
03.04.2021 - 05.04.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
10.04.2021 - 12.04.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
17.04.2021 - 19.04.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
24.04.2021 - 26.04.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
01.05.2021 - 03.05.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
08.05.2021 - 10.05.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
15.05.2021 - 17.05.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
22.05.2021 - 24.05.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
29.05.2021 - 31.05.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
05.06.2021 - 07.06.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
12.06.2021 - 14.06.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
19.06.2021 - 21.06.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
26.06.2021 - 28.06.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
03.07.2021 - 05.07.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
10.07.2021 - 12.07.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
17.07.2021 - 19.07.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
24.07.2021 - 26.07.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
31.07.2021 - 02.08.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
07.08.2021 - 09.08.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
14.08.2021 - 16.08.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
21.08.2021 - 23.08.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
28.08.2021 - 30.08.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
04.09.2021 - 06.09.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
11.09.2021 - 13.09.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
18.09.2021 - 20.09.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
25.09.2021 - 27.09.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
02.10.2021 - 04.10.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
09.10.2021 - 11.10.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
16.10.2021 - 18.10.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
23.10.2021 - 25.10.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
30.10.2021 - 01.11.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
06.11.2021 - 08.11.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now
13.11.2021 - 15.11.2021 £695 £995 £375 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour overview section.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.






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