THE LAND OF SULTANS
Embark on a journey through Istanbul’s captivating past with April Tours. We’ll take you on an unforgettable adventure, exploring the city’s most prominent art museums and historical landmarks. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Aya Sofya Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque), and the grandeur of the Topkapi Palace and Museum. Visit the serene Suleymaniye Mosque and Ottoman sultans’ shrines, and enjoy the panoramic views of the Bosphorus from the cafes of Suleymaniye.
We’ll also venture to Fatih Mosque, the vibrant Fawzi Pasha Street with its bustling shops, and the unique Gulhane Garden. Then, we’ll head to Kabatas to marvel at the opulent Dolmabahce Palace, and Ortakoy to see the iconic Bosphorus Bridge. Our journey will continue to Bursa, where you’ll experience the splendor of Mount Uludag, the ancient Ottoman village, and the renowned Ulu Mosque.
Explore the bustling markets of Bursa, including the Long Market and Carrefour Mall Bursa, before returning to Istanbul. Discover the fascinating historical museum of Istanbul Miniaturk, enjoy the scenic views from the garden overlooking the Golden Horn Bay, visit the Mosque of Abu Eyup Al Ansari, and take in the panoramic vistas from the Hill of Pierre Loti.
With April Tours, you’ll be transported to the pages of Istanbul’s bright past, weaving together the threads of history with a fun and exciting journey. Come join us and create cherished memories of this remarkable city.
Upon arrival at Istanbul airport, our representative will warmly welcome you and accompany you (with a private car and driver) to the Old City. You will visit the famous Blue Mosque in the Sultan Ahmet area, followed by a visit to the majestic Hagia Sophia. Next, we will head to the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans (also known as Topkapi Museum). Afterward, you can relax and enjoy the unique beauty of Gulhane Park. We will then proceed to the Grand Bazaar for some shopping before returning to the hotel in the evening to check-in to your rooms.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head (with a private car and driver) to Kabatas area to visit Dolmabahce Palace, one of the most beautiful Ottoman palaces. From there, we will continue to the famous Ortakoy area to stroll around and take memorable photos in front of the Bosphorus Bridge. You can also try Turkish Kumpir (loaded baked potatoes) during our visit. After enjoying some free time, we will return to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head (with a private car and driver) to visit the panoramic Topkapi Museum and enjoy the most magnificent moments by looking into the past at the museum, witnessing the history of the conquest of Constantinople. Then we will proceed to Suleymaniye Mosque and visit the tombs of the Ottoman sultans. We will take a break at the cafes overlooking the Bosphorus at Suleymaniye area, then we will visit Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Mosque and spend enjoyable time shopping at the bustling Fozie Pasha Street. Finally, we will return to the hotel in the evening.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head (with a private car and driver) to Bursa and ascend to the summit of Mount Uludağ using the cable car, which is the longest cable car in the world. We will enjoy the magnificent nature of these heights and participate in various activities and events. After finishing our tour of Mount Uludağ, we will continue our journey to visit the old Ottoman village and shop in the famous markets of Bursa, such as the Grand Bazaar and Carrefour Bursa Mall. We will also visit the Ottoman Mosque (Ulu Cami) and spend some free time before returning to the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head (with a private car and driver) to visit Miniaturk, the miniature version of Istanbul (Miniaturk), and continue our visit to the Mosque of the Companion Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari. Then we will go to Pierre Loti Hill using the cable cars, where we will enjoy the enchanting view of the Golden Horn Bay, and then return to the hotel.
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
- 5 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
- 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.