This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
- Flight into and out of Istanbul
- Hotel for 8 nights in Istanbul
Sample of Included Tours:
- Old Town Guided Tour
- Guided Galata Neighborhood Walking Tour
- Byzantine and Ottoman History
- Jewish Heritage Tours
- Day Trip to Bursa
Your price will only include confirmed available tours; if an included tour becomes unavailable there may be alternate options available at an additional cost.
- Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.
In the footsteps of the rich history of Turkey!. Istanbul`s (world-famous for its rich legacy and culture, stunning scenery, magnificent structures across the sprawling Bosphorus Strait) location, where Europe and Asia collide, provides the historic city with a complicated and fascinating legacy. From UNESCO Sites and major religious movements to war stories and modernization, get a glimpse into all the influential eras of Turkish history... Unforgettable!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Apart from Russia, no other country can stake such a proud claim to bridging `the East and the West` like Turkey, which sits astride two continents. It is called the `Cradle of Civilization`, where there are more Roman archaeological sites than in all of Italy, and more ancient Greek ruins available for viewing by the public than in Greece. The history from the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and finally the modern Turkish nation are all on display here, and the Turkish vacation experience can encompass everything from being in the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, to attending a whirling dervish dance ceremony, to sunning yourself on the country`s beautiful shores, to climbing mountains and skiing at top resorts, to enjoying an iconic hot-air balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.
Istanbul is one of the truly great romantic cities. Istanbul is home to a layering of civilization on civilization, of empire built on empire. A stroll through this historic city will reveal ancient Roman hippodromes, peristyles, and aqueducts, the greatest excesses of the Byzantine Empire and the mystique and power of the Ottoman Empire. In this sprawling, continent-spanning city you can tramp the streets where crusaders and janissaries once marched; admire mosques that are the most sublime architectural expressions of Islamic piety; peer into the sultan's harem; and hunt for bargains in the Kapali Carsi. Visit and explore the Ayasofya,Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Suleymaniye Camii, St. Savior in Chora, the New Mosque, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, the Hippodrome and so much more!
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Visit and explore the Ayasofya,Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, Suleymaniye Camii, St. Savior in Chora, the New Mosque, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, the Hippodrome and so much more!