Great Fortune Hotel
Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.
On Arrival at Istanbul Airport our representative welcome you and Transfer to Hotel. Check into hotel and Spend the Day at Leisure.
After Breakfast visit Hippodrome, The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. Continue with the Blue Mosque, famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and then Saint Sophia (Aya Sofya), primarily a church – turned mosque – turned museum, to the sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome. The city tour continues with a visit to the spectacular Topkapi Palace Built on one of the seven hills of Istanbul, this huge complex commands views of the Sea of Marmara, The Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It was the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire for many centuries (1453-1852) and see the extravagant Treasury, the priceless Chinese porcelain. Today, exploration of Istanbul's treasures concludes with a visit to the bustling Grand Bazaar(Covered bazaar - Kapalicarsi), with its more than 4000 shops and stalls. Enjoy shopping for almost anything but the bazaar is best known for jewelry, carpets, textile, garments, spices, etc.
After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, the tour of Bursa (former capital of Ottoman Empire before Istanbul) will commence. To reach Bursa, one of the most visited tourist sites in Turkey, you will first drive in ferryboat to Yalova and then drive to Bursa enjoying the lovely countryside. Your beautiful day will end with visits to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum, and then old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar. Late in the evening, you will return to Istanbul for the overnight stay in your hotel.
After Breakfast visit beautiful Dolmabahce Palace, on the Bosphorus. Built during Turkish Renaissance style between 1843 and 1856, the palace has 285 rooms, 46 halls, four grand salons, six galleries and six baths, famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. Then, drive through the Bosphorus Bridge and pass between continents, a unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in minutes. You’ll also get a chance to see Istanbul from Camlica Hill exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus. After the tour, you would be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After Breakfast visit St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22-km long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age. Pass by Golden Horn, a natural harbor of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul. Continue to your excursions with the Spice Bazaar full of mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. After sightseeing Transfer to Airport for Drop.