Duration: 8 Days


Experience the wonders of Istanbul with April Tours as we present an exclusive 8-day tourist program that includes a hotel stay, private car with a driver, and a knowledgeable tourist guide. Explore the breathtaking attractions of Istanbul with ease and comfort, all at affordable prices that cater to everyone’s budget.

Upon your arrival at the airport, our dedicated representative will warmly welcome you and accompany you to your hotel in a private car. After checking in and settling down, you will have free time to explore and familiarize yourself with the surrounding area at your leisure (without scheduled tours).

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will embark on an exciting day of exploration with a private car and a skilled driver. Our first destination is the Kabatas area, where we will visit the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, renowned as one of the most stunning Ottoman palaces. Marvel at its exquisite architecture and immerse yourself in its rich history.

Next, we will continue our journey to the famous Ortakoy area, where you can wander around and capture memorable photos with the iconic Bosphorus Bridge as your backdrop. Indulge in a culinary delight by trying the delectable Turkish Kombir, a local specialty, and savor the unique flavors.

Afterward, you will have some free time to leisurely explore the area or simply relax and take in the surroundings at your own pace. Finally, we will return to the hotel, concluding an unforgettable day of sightseeing in Istanbul.

Sites During the Tour:

  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Ortakoy Area
  • The Bosphorus Bridge

After indulging in a delicious breakfast, you’ll embark on a journey to the Old City in Istanbul, accompanied by a private car and driver. Your first stop will be the renowned Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, where you can marvel at its stunning architecture and intricate tilework. Next, you’ll visit the iconic Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has served as a church, mosque, and museum over the centuries.

Continuing your adventure, you’ll make your way to the opulent Sultans Palace, also known as Topkapi Palace, which was once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Explore its majestic halls, courtyards, and treasury, filled with treasures from the past.

Afterwards, you can unwind and take in the beauty of the tulips at Gulhane Park, famous for its spectacular display of natural tulip carpets during springtime, and enjoy the serene surroundings. Then, you’ll head to the bustling Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and shop for unique souvenirs.

As the day comes to a close, you’ll return to your hotel in the evening, enriched with the cultural and historical wonders you’ve experienced throughout the day.

Sites During the Tour:

  • Blue Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar

After indulging in a hearty breakfast, we will set off in a private car with our knowledgeable driver to discover the captivating beauty of Sapanca on the Asian side of Istanbul. Our first stop will be at the picturesque Sapanca Lake, where we will take our time to soak in the stunning views and perhaps even take a leisurely ride on a stagecoach to further explore the area.

Next, we will journey to the breathtaking Masukiye Waterfalls and Mahmudiyah Forests, where we can immerse ourselves in the serene countryside and revel in the pristine natural surroundings. Our adventure continues as we head to the country park in Sapanca, where you will have free time to enjoy a variety of activities such as motorsports and games, creating unforgettable memories.

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, there will be an option to visit Mount Kartepe and ascend to the mountain’s summit via a thrilling cable car ride. From the top, we will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Before we return, we will have the opportunity to wander around the area, taking in the scenic beauty of Sapanca once more.

Finally, we will head back to our hotel in Istanbul, cherishing the memories of a day filled with natural wonders and thrilling adventures in Sapanca.

Sites During the Tour:

  • Exploring Sapanca Lake
  • Masukiye Waterfalls
  • Mount Kartepe

After a delicious breakfast, we will embark on a journey in a private car with a driver to explore some of Istanbul’s cultural and scenic highlights. Our first stop will be at Miniaturk, a fascinating park that showcases miniature replicas of famous landmarks from Turkey and beyond. Here, we can marvel at the intricate details of these miniatures and learn about the rich history and architecture of these iconic landmarks.

Next, we will visit the Mosque of the Sahabi Abi Ayyub Al-Ansari, a significant religious site for Muslims, named after a companion of the Prophet Muhammad. We will have the opportunity to appreciate the spiritual significance and architectural beauty of this historic mosque.

Our adventure continues as we head to Pierre Loti hill, where we will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Golden Horn Bay. We will ascend to the hilltop via cable cars, taking in panoramic views of Istanbul’s skyline and surrounding landscapes. This vantage point offers a unique perspective of the city, perfect for capturing memorable photos.

After taking in the panoramic views, we will make our way back to the hotel, cherishing the memories of our cultural and scenic exploration of Istanbul’s highlights.

Sites During the Tour:

  • Miniaturk
  • Mosque of the Sahabi Abi Ayyub Al-Ansari
  • Pierre Loti hill

After a scrumptious breakfast, we will embark on a private car journey to the Princes’ Islands, accessible by an express ferry. Once we arrive at the islands, we will have free time to explore these beautiful destinations by cab, bicycle, or on foot. The Princes’ Islands are known for their serene atmosphere and stunning natural beauty, offering a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

After enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the islands, we will take a break for lunch and savor the local cuisine. We can indulge in delicious seafood or other culinary delights that the islands are renowned for.

Next, we will head to Taksim Street, a bustling and vibrant area in Istanbul known for its shopping and entertainment options. Here, we can explore the famous Istiklal Street, lined with shops offering a wide array of local and international products, from fashion to traditional crafts.

After indulging in some shopping, we will make our way back to the hotel, cherishing the memories of our island adventure and shopping spree in Istanbul’s vibrant streets.

Sites During the Tour:

  • Princes Island
  • Taksim Square
  • Istiklal Street

After a delightful breakfast, we will embark on a private car journey to visit Istanbul’s largest fish complex, the Aquarium. This fascinating destination offers a variety of attractions, including shopping centers, surrounding gardens, and the beautiful Florya beach. The Aquarium boasts over 50 types of fish and more than 20 basins, making it a captivating experience for all ages.

Next, we will make our way to the Chocolate Museum, the first of its kind in the world. Here, we can indulge in the history and art of chocolate-making, with displays of exquisite chocolate creations and interactive exhibits that offer insights into the chocolate-making process.

After immersing ourselves in the world of fish and chocolate, we will return to the hotel, with fond memories of our unique adventure in Istanbul’s Aquarium and Chocolate Museum.

Sites During the Tour:

  • Istanul Aquarium
  • Chocolate Museum

After a satisfying breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to our hotel and begin our journey to the airport. Our private car will provide a comfortable and convenient mode of transportation. As we embark on our departure, we reflect on the special memories created during our time in Istanbul, hoping that you have cherished moments that will last a lifetime.

The package includes:

  • Direct Flight
  • 7 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with ptivate car
  • Daily trips
  • Tourist Guide

The package doesn’t include:

    • Lunch, dinner, drinks
    • Personal Expenses
    • Tips 
  • 4% cancellation fee charge for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • 25% cancellation fee charge for notification up to 1 day in advance.
  • 100% cancellation fee charge for notification on the day of the tour.
  • No Show – 100% Cancellation fees.