Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Princess Island & more

28 Dec 19 - 02 Jan 20
Starting From
€ 599

Itinerary

Meet the group at 07:30 hrs in time for check in of your flight departing at 09:30 hrs. On arrival, your coach will head towards the hotel through a panoramic drive before check-in and room allocation. Later join the group for an orientation walk before free time for dinner (extra).

After breakfast join your tour leader for a full day excursion in experiencing the Ottoman Treasures of Istanbul. Start by driving towards the Topkapi Palace. Stroll through the ground's courtyards and see centuries of Ottoman weaponry at the Imperial Armoury. Later head to the Yerbatan Underground Cistern and Basilica, before a visit at the Chora church. After such visit head to the Dolmabache Palace before return transfer to your hotel in time for dinner (extra).

Today, after breakfast join your tour leader for the Highlight of Istanbul Tour. Head towards the Roman Hippodrome, in Sultanahmet Square and visit the Blue-Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox Cathedral, later an Ottoman Mosque and now a museum famous for its massive dome. Later head towards the Grand Bazaar, which house more than 4000 shops.

After breakfast enjoy your free day. Some cities are the sum of their monuments, but İstanbul factors a lot more. Chief among its manifold attractions are the locals, who have an infectious love of life and generosity of spirit. Later head back to your hotel in tome for the New Year’s Eve Dinner with unlimited local beverages.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today, join your group members for a tour to Princess Island. Leaving Istanbul by ferry, you will pass numerous islands with their charming old Ottoman houses and finally reach Buyukada, the largest of the islands. Upon arrival, take a tour of the island by horse carriages and pass elegant old wooden mansions and beautiful scenery. After lunch (extra) relax looking back at the domes and minarets of Istanbul's skyline

After breakfast and checkout (safe and secure luggage room will be made available), enjoy your last few hours in Istanbul. You may take the opportunity to visit the pedestrianised Istiklal Caddesi, one of the most famous and busy streets in the city. You can also opt to visit the Badgdat Caddesi. Later head back to your hotel in time for the evening transfer towards Istanbul airport for your direct flight back to Malta.

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€599€699
Twin€649€749
Single€849€949
Children under 12 yrs sharing with 2 adults€499€549

Excursions

ExcursionAdultChild
Istanbul – Ottoman Treasures€49€39
Istanbul – Highlight Tour€49€39
Princess Island €49€39
Rate for all Excursions €147€117

Price Includes

  • Direct Return Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul
  • 20 Kgs Checked-in Luggage
  • 10Kgs Hand Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 5 Nights at the 4* Hotel Konak (or similar) in Istanbul on BB Baris
  • Tour Leader
  • City Tax
  • Protected by the Insolvency Fund

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (but highly recommended)

Notes

  • Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package is taken

Extra Entrances (not included):

Hagia Sophia @ €10* | Topkapi Palace @ €10* | Yerbatan Cistern @ €4*

Chora Church @ €8 | Dolmabache Palace @ €10

*Prices above may vary

Optional New Year’s Eve Dinner:

Gala Dinner inc. Unlimited Local Beverages:  Adults & Children @ €89