Best of Turkey
A tour linking Muslim past and present, from Istanbul's charming streets to its mighty mosques and bustling energy. Visit the most famous sights of the old city, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia while enjoying the rich variety of old, new, exotic, mundane and antique shopping in Istanbul.
Istanbul’s position on an ancient trade route between East and West means that its inhabitants are merchants – and shoppers – to their core. From Ottoman antiques and fine carpets to jewelry and antique Art. Istanbul offers a wealth of all things Oriental.
February 19 - 26, 2017 - Land Only Package
- Inclusions and Exclusions
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- All private transfers as per as itinerary
- All private tours as per as itinerary with local lunch
- Proffessional English speaking guide during the local tours & transfers
- Hotel taxes
- AC deluxe coach during tours and transfers
- Entrance fees of the sites and museums
Few other cities in the world blend the history and cultures of east and west without stepping out of character. Today you step off the plane and into the tapestry that is Istanbul. Revel in the moment. Upon your arrival you will find friendly DST representative awaiting to chauffeur you to your hotel. Freshen up and hit the town or relax in your 5 star hotel, there are no formally planned excursions on arrival day, so feel free to explore and wander the streets of Istanbul, the city of two continents.
Istanbul City Tour
Let’s hit the sites! Today is your day to capture memories in every single landmark Istanbul visitors come to brag about. The city itself is modern and classic; from electric cable cars to cobble stone streets Istanbul is a place like no other. Among the most unique characteristics of the city you will see a skyline of domes and minarets. The city itself sits on the Bosphorus creating a majestic scene of lush rolling city hills tapering off to the edge of the sea. The tour itself includes highlights of the Islamic Heritage of the city with sites such as the Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)- the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and the Aya Sopia – the legacy of both the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empires.
Istanbul Shopping Day
After a few days of breathtaking sites, take some time to yourself and enjoy the immaculate Zeytinburnu Olivium Shopping Mall. Where you’ll find over 132 shops, movie theater, bowling alley and more, making it the premiere shopping experience. What better way to spend a day gathering gifts for yourself and your loved ones? Get ready to shop till you drop because it doesn’t end there! We will continue this day of gifts by heading over to the famous Marmara Forum Shopping Mall. Standing at 135,000 square feet, this shopping center is definitely a site to see! The Marmara also sets itself apart by hosting several events a week, including live entertainment for the whole family.
Istanbul visit the grand bazar
The Grand Bazaar, Turkey’s staple! Today we will be heading over to one of the largest covered markets in the world, with it’s 5,000 shops covering 60 streets, this bazaar attracts close to 250,000 to 400,000 people in a given day! This bazaar will hit every spectrum for any world traveler, from carpets to spices, jewelry to hand painted ceramics, this place is sure to have something for anyone and everyone! Become a part of Turkey’s history with this Bazaar has been operating the most important trading done since 1461! It doesn’t stop there, up next is a trip to Mahut Pasa Bazaar, where you can find anything from bridal dresses, wedding suits and ancient attire!
Istanbul visit the bosphorus cruise
After two days of shopping, we will spend our last adventure at sea. The Bosphorus cruise is the perfect last day activity as it will leave you with breath-taking views of Istanbul. After the cruise you will have an opportunity to visit the Suleymaniye Mosque.
After a week of unforgettable memory making its time to return home. DST will arrange for your trip to the airport. Once safely home we highly recommend you start planning for your next Getaway with DST!