Tour Overview:This is an optional 4-day extension to add onto your trip.
Day 1:Welcome to Istanbul! You will be met and privately transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. May we suggest a visit to Taksim Square, the pedestrian walk way in Istanbul? Near- by is the Pera historic area of Istanbul.
Day 2:Istanbul’s blend of East and West has resulted in the most magnificent architecture in the world. Your full-day tour with lunch takes you to the old city’s masterpieces- the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Agia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. The last stop is the Grand Bazaar where you can find your own treasures!
Day 3:Day at leisure. There is so much to see and do. Visit the Church of the Holy Savior (Chora) to see beautiful Byzantine mosaics, take a cruise on the Bosphorus, see Dolmabahce Palace, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the center of the world’s Orthodox Christians, with St. George Cathedral housing historic icons and a column of Christ’s flogging.
Day 4:Private departure from your hotel to the airport.
Three nights at a selected hotel including service fees, taxes and daily breakfast
One full day tour: St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Bazaar, Topkapi Palace including lunch
Private arrival and departure transfers