7 Nights - 8 Days
Welcome to the vibrant city of Istanbul, where the past meets the present in an extraordinary fusion of cultures and landscapes. Join us on an unforgettable 8-day journey, as we delve into the heart of this ancient city and explore its hidden gems and iconic landmarks. From historic mosques to bustling bazaars, serene islands to stunning hillsides, each day promises a new and captivating experience, carefully crafted to leave you with cherished memories that last a lifetime.
You will be welcomed by one of our representatives at the airport, and then you will be taken to the car to transfer you to the hotel. After checking in, our representative will explain all the details of the program and will stay in direct communication with you around the clock during your stay here. Additionally, they will take you on a walking tour around the hotel to familiarize you with the area and nearby places.
The driver (English speaking) will pick you up from the hotel at 9 AM for a tour to Sapanca and Maşukiye and Izmit. These recreational areas in Istanbul are among the most important places to visit in Turkey. They are considered the nearest summer and winter resorts for Istanbul residents and a haven of rest and relaxation for tourists from all over. Sapanca is located in the Sakarya province, in the Marmara region of Turkey, about 130 km away from Istanbul. It is known for its natural beauty, including waterfalls, Lake Sapanca (one of the largest lakes in Turkey), and the famous Kartalkaya Mountain, especially loved by winter sports enthusiasts. After our tour, the driver will take you back to your accommodation in the evening, wishing you a pleasant night and looking forward to a beautiful day ahead.
The driver will accompany you at 9 AM on this day for an enjoyable shopping experience, in addition to visiting the major tourist attractions on the Asian side of Istanbul. We will start with the biggest mall in Istanbul, Viaport Istanbul Mall, which includes both Turkish and international brands for ready-to-wear clothing. It also features one of the largest amusement parks in Istanbul, an aquarium, and a zoo. Then, we will proceed to visit the famous district of Üsküdar, considered one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Istanbul. Here, buildings, churches, mosques, cafes, and restaurants all coexist in a historical embrace. The neighborhood is home to some of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks, such as Maiden's Tower, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, and Beylerbeyi Palace. We will continue our tour with a visit to Emaar Istanbul Mall for more shopping opportunities. This mall stands out as one of the best shopping malls in Istanbul, offering diverse shopping options that attract tourists. We will conclude our tour with a visit to Camlica Hill, a distinctive area in Istanbul for nature lovers, where you can stroll through the gardens on designated paths. Camlica Hill also houses beautiful tourist attractions, such as Camlica Tower and Camlica Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Turkey.
The driver will pick you up from the hotel at 9 AM and take you to the Sultan Ahmed area for a tour of the old city of Istanbul. Our tour will start with the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, one of the most famous mosques in Istanbul. Then, we will head to the AyaSophia Mosque, one of the most important landmarks in Istanbul, attracting tourists to admire its stunning architecture and magnificent decorations. Next, we will proceed to Topkapi Palace, also known as the High Gate, one of the most famous museums in Istanbul. Continuing our journey, we will arrive at the Egyptian Bazaar, part of the Istanbul Bazaars, which is the second-largest popular market in Istanbul. We will continue our shopping tour with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest markets in Turkey. After completing our shopping tour, we will head to the Galata Bridge in Istanbul, one of the most important and famous tourist attractions in the city, offering a fun atmosphere, enjoyable activities, and a charming view of the Bosphorus waters. Our tour will end here, and we will return you to the hotel.
The driver (English speaking) will pick you up from the hotel at 10 AM and take you to the tourist ship that departs from the Bosphorus strait for a tour to the Princes' Islands. These islands are a group of islands in the Sea of Marmara off the coast of the Asian side of Istanbul. In Ottoman history, they were important places of exile for princes, kings, and sultans, hence the name "Princes' Islands." As one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul, these islands are known for their peaceful environment, away from noise and pollution, and cars are prohibited there, with electric vehicles being the main means of transportation. After completing our tour, the driver will be waiting to take you to the historical Galata Tower, which overlooks the old city of Istanbul with a breathtaking panoramic view. Our tour will end here, and we will return you to the hotel. We wish you a happy vacation!
At 9 AM, the driver will take you from the hotel towards the Ortakoy area located on the Bosphorus strait. It has been known as the "Sultan's Resort" since ancient times. Ortakoy includes the famous Ortakoy Mosque, with its distinctive location on the Bosphorus Bridge. The square of Ortakoy is filled with many charming cafes and restaurants, as well as small stalls selling delicious waffles and the famous Turkish Kumpir dish, which is one of the most popular Turkish foods. Then, we will head to Dolmabahce Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in Istanbul. After completing the tour of Dolmabahce Palace, we will head to Taksim Square, known for its colorful buildings and its location in the Golden Horn. Some people call this area "the Pit" because it was the filming location of the famous TV series "The Pit." At the end of our tour, we will head to Ayub Sultan area, which includes the Mosque of the Noble Companion Abu Ayyub al-Ansari and Pierre Loti Hill, one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Istanbul and a popular destination for Arab and foreign tourists, as it offers enchanting views of the Bosphorus. Its name is related to the French writer and navy officer Marie-Julien Viaud (Pierre Loti), who visited Istanbul during the Ottoman era, fell in love with this place, married a Turkish woman, and settled there. After completing our tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel.
At 10 AM, the driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the Miniaturk Istanbul Museum, considered one of the most important tourist attractions in Istanbul and one of the best parks in Istanbul, especially for families. You will see the most beautiful historical landmarks in Turkey in miniature forms, taking you through different eras of time. Then, we will head to Florya Coast, one of the most beautiful beaches in Istanbul and one of the top tourist destinations in the city. Its clear blue waters, soft golden sands, and enjoyable recreational activities attract local families, Arab tourists, and foreign visitors to visit and enjoy its charming beauty. We will continue our tour with a shopping pleasure and head to the Hijab Mall, a mall dedicated to veiled women, and it is one of the first commercial malls that offer this type of clothing. What distinguishes this mall from others is that it specializes only in women's clothing for veiled women, and it does not display any other clothes. After completing our shopping, we will head to one of the most beautiful tourist spots in Istanbul, the Suleymaniye area, where you will find cafes with magnificent views of the old city of Istanbul, as well as unique photo spots like the Istanbul Throne, which is one of the most famous photography locations in Istanbul. After completing our tour, the driver will take you back to the hotel. We wish you a pleasant time spent with us
On this day, you will check out of the hotel and hand over the room, as the driver awaits outside to transfer you to the airport for your return to your homeland. We hope that you had a happy and enjoyable vacation with us.