6 DAYS NEW YEAR PARTY ISTANBUL ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Istanbul - 27th December
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and
the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.
There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk Airport is 20 km away from
city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer
from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen
airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - 28th December
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th
centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese
porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of
the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the
Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in
the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of
its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient
Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of
Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch
break at 13:00pm after the lunch Murtis Tour will then take you to the SPICE
BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of
cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and
spiceThe rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in
Day 3 - Shopping Tour - 29th December
Christmas Eve and it's a chance for some last minute Christmas gifts, or even to
treat yourself. We will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the
ancient arts of Turkey like carpet weaving, leather manufacturing and jewellery.
As this will be a guided tour, you will avoid being hassled which will enable
you enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient
craftsmen. We will then visit the GRAND COVER BAZAAR. In this labyrinth of
streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own
area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such
as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copper ware, brass ware and trays,
water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.
Enjoy a big xmas feast of rich Turkish cuisine and party the night away with
your new friends.
Day 4 - Bosphorus Cruise - 30th December
Visit to ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the
4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the
architectural marvels of all time.
BOSPHORUS ON BOAT: A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating
Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble,
fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the
magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial
pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace,
300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of
artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a
symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by
side for centuries.
RUMELI FORTRESS: Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of
Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It
is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the
BEYLERBEYI PALAS: The summer residence of ottoman sultans with its original
furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE:
unique change to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe).
Day 5 - New Years Eve - 31st December
The day is yours to relax and enjoy Istanbul before your New years eve
celebrations start. The whole of Istanbul is electric on this night and everyone
is out to celebrate. At 19:00 we will meet in the foyer of the Hotel and taken
out to one of our Favourite restaurants in Istanbul. You will enjoy traditional
Turkish food and free local drinks between 9-11.30 while you are entertained by
the live Music. We will celebrate into the New Year until 2am, when you can keep
partying or be taken back to the Hotel with your guide. This will truly be a
night to remember.
Day 6 - New YearsDay - 01st January
Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! After breakfast check out from your hotel,
transfer to the airport. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look
forward to seeing you in the future on another TravelShop Turkey Tour. Have a
safe trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.
6 DAYS NEW YEAR PARTY ISTANBUL INCLUDES:
- Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Ataturk Airport
- 5 nights hotel in istanbul
- 5 open buffer breakfast at the hotel
- Big New Year Party with Turkish food, Turkish Show and free local drinks
- Guided Istanbul City Tour
- Guided Bosphorus Cruise
- Guided Shoping Tour
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
- Professional English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
- Return airport transfer
Please Note: Hagia Sophia is open on every day, Topkapi Palace closed on tuesdays, Grand Bazaar closed on sundays.
- International flights
- Personal expenses: Lunches, extras at hotel or additional meals
- Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
- Insurance: All types
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