Arrival in ISTANBUL
The only city in the world built on two continents. Transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon and overnight in ISTANBUL.
Full day HISTORICAL ISTANBUL TOUR; visit the St. SOPHIA MUSEUM (built in 6th century, once was the largest Christian Church in the world), the TOPKAPI PALACE (Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans, with displays of priceless World-class collections of artifacts, jewelry and rare porcelain), the BLUE MOSQUE (unique with its 6 minarets, and famous for its blue Iznik tiles), the HIPPODROME SQUARE where ancient chariot races were held, and then visit the world famous GRAND COVERED BAZAAR. Overnight in ISTANBUL. (B)
Full day BOSPHORUS & ASIA TOUR; visit the EGYPTIAN SPICE MARKET, and then embark on a BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR viewing the beauty of the European and Asian shorelines on either side. Cross to the Asian side to visit the Camlica Hill and tour the BEYLERBEYI PALACE, the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans with its magnificent gardens. Overnight in ISTANBUL. (B)
Transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport per your departure time. (B)