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$1200 p.p on DBL $1500 on single
When : Valid Throughout 2018
Duration : 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Welcome to Turkey
IN TURKEY WITH THE WORLD AT HER FEET
At the cross roads between East and West, for centuries Turkey has captivated kings, warriors and visitors alike. Come with us to witness the rise and fall of empires that fought to seize its beauty. A sprawling metropolis, Istanbul is a mosaic of sights with stunning scenery and rich historic legacy; where European panache greets oriental mystique, where ancient treasures sit alongside modern designs, and where traditions thrive in a contemporary world.
Highlights of the tour
View treasures from the Byzantine and the Ottoman Empire
The palace is not our first stop but its definitely THE stop in Turkey. Overlooking the Bosphorus, it is a veritable treasure chest – an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts, jewels and the Topkapi Diamond ! Visit the Sultan’s Harem and primary quarters.Our experience to Turkey is a guaranteed departure and needs a minimum of just two women travelling together
Topkapi Palace Hippodrome
The palace is the former palace of the Sultans and overlooks the Bosporus. View the world’s finest treasures – an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts, jewels and the Topkapi Diamond, all gifts to the empire. Get a sense of the sultan’s lifestyle at the Harem, and the home and primary quarters of the Sultan.
Blue Mosque – SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE
The Blue Mosque gets its name from the blue tiles surrounding the walls of the interiors. Built in the 1600’s during the rule of Sultan Ahmet I it comprises of his tomb, a madrasa and a hospice.
It is a popular tourist attraction . Headscarves are mandatory.
Covered Grand Bazaar
They say the Grand Bazaar gets over 250,000 visitors daily and thats on a bad day. It is the biggest shopping area in Turkey ! Here you can buy anything and everything Turkish! – rugs, kilns, Turkish lanterns, lamps, scarves, foodstuff, et al – all under one roof. Pack lightly to keep space for your shopping ! – Trust us this is a shopping haven!
Sail past the Bridge during the Bosporus Cruise and prepare to be awed by its size; This bridge is the most important part of Turkey and links Europe to Asia !
Istanbul Bosporus Cruise
View Istanbul’s sights, the old city and its monuments while cruising along the mighty Bosporus Strait with live commentary giving you an insight into this magnificent and vibrant city.
Enjoy the aroma of a thousand spices wafting through the air, while you soak the atmosphere in this Bazaar with a Buzz ! There are plenty of cafes around the Bazaar making it such a fun place to hang out, shop and eat. The bazaar was designed by the court architect Koca Kasim Aga.
HAGIA ST. SOPHIA
Gaze at the beauty and wonder of one of the most mystical buildings in Istanbul, with Byzantium and Ottoman influences. At Hagia Sophia you get to see the perfect synthesis of these civilizations.
Turkish food anyone? Prepare succulent kebabs, delicious mezzes and exotically spiced Ottoman’s dishes. We visit an Ottoman kitchen to learn the real flavors of Turkish cuisine in a friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere. You get to eat what you’ve cooked, a mouthwatering afternoon of food, food and more food.
Belly Dancing and Folklore Class
Going to Turkey without a day in the Belly dancing studio? Not a chance! We have organized a fun class to learn the art of belly dancing. In this session, our belly dancing teacher will show us how to get our rhythm going one step and one sway at a time.
Turkish Ceramics Lesson
We invite you to understand the art of Turkish tiles and ceramics, the history of Islamic art and its roots. The Turkish Ceramic arts can be traced as far back as the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, and Iranian Seljuk art.
Here’s what’s included:
What’s not included
- International Airfare.
- Travel/Medical Insurance.
- All extra excursions that are not stipulated will be borne by travelers.
- Drinks & personal items that are not stipulated.
- Tips & gratuities.
- Personal expenses in the hotel and during the tour (including mini bar/ room service/ laundry etc)
- Services of a tour director