4D3N Istanbul Tour Package + Imperil Capital
DAY 1 – ARRIVE ISTANBUL (LUNCH, DINNER)
Arrive at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Welcome and assist by our English-speaking tour guide. Upon arrival we drive to Asia side to visit Camlica Hill. From here, there is a magnificent view, which makes it well worth the climb. In the morning when the sun is still easterly one has a panoramic sight of the whole city, the Bosphorus almost as far as the Black Sea, the Marmara Sea with the Princes Islands, and behind that, the great snow-covered ridge of Uludag, the Bithynian Olympus. Toward evening the sun sets almost directly behind Istanbul and its domes and minarets are silhouetted against the flaming western sky like a splendid stage drop. After lunch visit to the Mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The Süleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of SultanSüleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) “was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural genius of Sinan Pasha”. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558. Visit Golden Horn. The Golden Horn (Turkish: Halic) is an inlet of the Bosphorusdividing the city of Istanbul and forming a natural harbor. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Istanbul.
DAY 2 – ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Welcome to Istanbul, the magic city gateway to Aegean and Mediterranean Coast, land of fascinating history and beauty. It is a metropolis of exquisite palace, magnificent mosques and museum of great interests, as well as the leading city of modem Turkey! Let’s embark on an exciting tour, visiting the various landmark of Istanbul. Visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Then, visit the Blue Mosque-Sultan Ahmet I set out to build a mosque that would rival and even surpass St. Sophia (Aya Sofya). The layout of the Blue Mosque is classic Ottoman design. The forecourt has an ablutions fountain in its center. The portico around three sides could be used for prayer, meditation or study during warm weather. Continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)-was the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and is Istanbul’s premier must-see attraction. Unlike European-style palaces, Topkapi is not one large building with outlying garden Its form-inspired and informed by Islamic architectural sensibilities-consists of series of pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks built around a series of garden count yards. After lunch, visit Ortakoy is probably a district envied by other districts in the Bosphorus. It is in such a beautiful spot. The history of Ortakoy is as old as sultans’ using here as their summer residence… If you pass by the area, come to Ortakoy, one of the places where you can best view the Bosphorus, and enjoy it with your tea cup on your hand. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3 – ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
After breakfast, we board our private boat for our Bosphorus Cruise. We disembark at Sariyer and have lunch at a local fish restaurant. After lunch, we visit Spice Market which is also called Egyptian Bazaar. Then visit leather center for live fashion show. Free time for shopping. Then visit famous Grand Bazaar. Transfer to hotel. Dinner at Hotel
DAY 4 – LEAVING ISTANBUL (BREAKFAST)
After breakfast, transfer to airport.