This tour covers the main highlights of Istanbul in 4 days. You will see Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus, and Dolmabahce Palace. We did choose for you the best of what Istanbul can offer.
The Highlights of Istanbul -4 days
This tour covers the main highlights of Istanbul in 4 days. You will see Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus, and Dolmabahce Palace
- Discover more demands in your limited time
- Flexibility with and without a tour guide
- Regular tours, with no hidden costs
Additional activities to do during the tour with extra payment.
- Bosphorus Dinner Cruise
TRIP TYPE: Private Tour
DEPARTS: Daily Full Year
GROUP SIZE: Min 2 / Max 6
HOTEL RATING: 5 star
TOUR GUIDE / LANGUAGE: Yes – English
MEALS: Breakfast: 3 / Lunch: 2 / Dinner: 3
Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus, and Dolmabahce Palace
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and shoes.
- Take your camera (without professional equipment)
- Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
- If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated team to advise of your requirements.
- Please take always a passport
Welcome to Istanbul. Our driver will meet you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel where you will prepare yourself for the dinner cruise.
Private Cruise on the Bosphorus on Yacht
Bosphorus Dinner Cruise on a private boat is maybe the most romantic activity among couples especially. Float past the glittering city lights and enjoy views of Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, on an atmospheric 3-hour dinner cruise along the Bosphorus. Feast on a 3-course dinner as you glide past Dolmabahce palace, the Blue Mosque, Faith Sultan Mehmet Bridge, and the Maiden Tower.
Abagangus -Roasted eggplants mixed with yogurt and garlic served with virgin olive oil on top homemade yogurt served with chili red pepper slices on top
Kopoglu – Small cubes of fried eggplants, potatoes, and green capsicum served with special tomato puree and homemade yogurt on top
Barbequed eggplants puree, lightly mixed with virgin olive oil Cubed tomatoes with finely chopped onions and Turkish herbs with lemon juice dressing, walnuts, and special pomegranate sauce on top
Muhammara – Traditional spicy paste prepared with crushed walnuts, stale bread, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and special pomegranate sauce
Cig Kofte – Special bulghur hand mix and pounded with onion and chili red pepper; served with lettuce cups and lemon slices
Homemade condensed yogurt with cubes of cucumber
Traditional palette with ground seasoned lamb
Simsek – Traditional palette with cheese
Salik Kebap – Barbequed slices of specially marinated beef loin and onion rings
Ali Kebap – Lamp and beef kebap mix, low, fat, hand ground daily and mix with Turkish spices
Pilic Kanat – Specially marinated and barbequed chicken wings
A mix of Seasonal Fruits
Kabak tatlisi -Special pumpkins dessert served with ice cream and sesame oil – walnuts on top
Unlimited local drinks of wine, beer, raki, and all sort of soft drinks including coffee, tea, etc.
Experience a unique setting and the spectacular scenery of Istanbul’s skyline illuminated by night for stunning photo opportunities.
On this 3-hour evening cruise by private yacht in Istanbul, you will glide along both European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus soaking up the sights and sounds of the city by night. No other Istanbul experience can match this unique combination of romantic ambiance. We combine fresh food with unparalleled views of Istanbul.
What you see on the Cruise: Topkapi Palace, Europe You motor out of the Golden Horn past Topkapı Palace, covering the hill at the tip of Saray Burnu (Palace Point).
Maiden’s Tower, mid-Bosphorus A 12th-century Byzantine fortress occupied the tiny islet where the 18th-century Kız Kulesi (also called Leander’s Tower) now stands. A tower here may have served as a customs post. Featured in the James Bond movie From Russia With Love, the tower now houses a restaurant.
Uskudar, Asia The largest Asian district, directly across the Bosphorus.
Dolmabahce Palace, Europe The façade of this great Ottoman palace (1853) is nearly a quarter of a mile (400 meters) long.
Ciragan Palace, Europe Finished in 1874, the marble palace of Ciragan (CHEE-rah-AHN) has a tragic history.
Yıldız Park & Palace, Europe The swath of green forest behind Ciragan is Yıldız (“Star”) Park.
Ortakoy & Mecidiye Mosque, Europe You’ve probably seen photos of the Mecidiye Mosque (1854).
Bosphorus Bridge (connecting Europe and Asia) Ever since the Persian emperor Darius built his bridge of boats across the Bosphorus in 490 BC, the rulers of Istanbul have dreamt of a bridge between Europe and Asia.
Beylerbeyi Palace, Asia 2.5 km (1.5 miles) northeast of Üsküdar, is a “small” Istanbul summer palace overlooking the Bosphorus from its Asian shore Northern Bosphorus Beyond the Bosphorus Bridge there’s plenty more to see: The village of Cengelköy, Kuleli Naval Academy, Arnavutköy with its photogenic Ottoman yalisi (wooden Bosphorus seaside mansions),
Rumeli Hisari (the mighty Fortress of Europe), the town of Bebek with its pretty bay, and Bosphorus University.
At the end of the tour we drive you back in all style to your hotel.
After breakfast, you enjoy a fully guided tour of the only city to span two continents. The Istanbul tour will begin with a magnificent, Aya Sophia which was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. You will also see the Byzantine Hippodrome. This place was famous as the heart of Constantinople. You will also visit one of the most well-known places in the city; the elegant Blue Mosque. The next destination is Topkapı Palace. It was once the palace of the Ottoman sultans and now it is home to an extraordinary collection including tile porcelain, artworks, and brilliant Topkapı Diamond jewelry. At the end of the tour, we will bring you back to your hotel.
Today you will visit Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Bazaar, and a Boat trip on Bosphorus.
Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. Dolmabahce Palace was built between 1843-1856 and was ordered by Sultan Abdülmecit I. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire. After the Turkish Republic when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk come to Istanbul he stayed and welcomed his foreign guests at Dolmabahce Palace. Also, Ataturk spent his last time here.
The Spice Bazaar is in Eminönü, It is one of the oldest covered bazaars in Istanbul. In this bazaar, which is famous for its herbalists, additional products suitable for the old tradition such as natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots, and shells; dried nuts, delicatessen products, and various foodstuffs are sold.
In the afternoon we go for a private boat cruise on the Bosphorus.
During the two-hour tour, you will see the best of Istanbul while you cruise down the sparkling Bosphorus.
From your seat on a luxurious yacht, you will see Sultanahmet, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Ortaköy Mosque, the Maiden Tower, pass beneath the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, and many other attractions that sit along the banks of both Europe and Asia!
Your friendly and experienced guide will share with you stories that go back thousands of years, explaining the history and mystique that surrounds this unique city which sits on two continents. Delicious refreshments will be provided throughout the tour in addition to a glass of wine.
At the end of the tour, we do drive you back to your hotel.
After breakfast, our tour concludes, with a last morning visit to the Grand Bazaar for the last shopping. After the tour, around midday, we do bring you back to the airport.
- • Admission fees to attractions
- • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary in private
- • Transfer service during tours
- • Airport transfers
- • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
- • Accommodation included dinner
- • Beverage during the tour
- • Tips to the guide and driver
- • Personal expenses
- • Visits and services not mentioned in the itinerary
Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you. The tour will be confirmed by the Excursions Finder sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.
For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 50% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.
For Travel Agencies
We require full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Excursions Finder and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.
The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.
Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.
Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905323959925 along with the following information:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.
The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.