During Five Days, grant yourself a one-in-a-million experience and be part of this exciting annual festival in Istanbul. Ever since 2006, during April, the city government in Istanbul has been planting millions of tulips in Istanbul’s parks, avenues, traffic roundabouts, and just about anywhere with open ground. In 2016, an outstanding amount of 30 million tulips was planted all over Istanbul. This has resulted in a glorious spring flower festival with brilliant splashes of colors everywhere you look. The Istanbul Tulip Festival is not just about tulips; in fact, other flowers—pansies, bluebottles, etc.—are planted in contrast and for variety in shape and color. The displays are breathtaking! Grant yourself a one-in-a-million experience and be part of this exciting annual festival in Istanbul. Not to mention the countless other things that make this city, for us, the most fascinating on earth.
What to see during your 5- day World-famous Istanbul Tulip Festival?
What to expect during your 5-day World-famous Istanbul Tulip Festival?
Day 1: Pick-up at the airport in Istanbul
Upon arrival at Istanbul International Airport, you will meet your tour guide and you will be transferred to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure. You can explore by yourself the area.
Day 2: Istanbul City Tour
You will have breakfast at your hotel and we will start Istanbul’s full-day Old City tour. The tour will cover Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column, the Grand Bazaar, where Turkish Handicrafts and local products are demonstrated, and Sultanahmet Square and Gulhane Park, where you’ll get to enjoy Istanbul’s phenomenal Tulips. After the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel, where you will spend your night.
Day 3: Bosphorus Tour
You will have breakfast at your hotel and we will start on a full-day Bosphorus tour. The tour will start with a visit to the Galata Tower, from which you will enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Istanbul and its beautiful Tulips in April. After that, you will be transferred to the Spice Bazaar, where your guide will assist you in getting the most out of your shopping experience. From Eminonu, you will catch a ferry along the Bosphorus, which separates the Asian and European continents, for a 90-minute journey experiencing the best sceneries the city has to offer. After the Bosphorus cruise ends, you will be transferred to Ortakoy to enjoy a walk by the Bosphorus, before you proceed to Emirgan Park, one of Istanbul’s best spots during the Tulip Festival. After the tour ends, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 4: Istanbul Asian Tour
You will have breakfast at your hotel and we will start on a full day of discovering Asian Istanbul. The tour will start with a visit to Beylerbeyi Palace in Uskudar, after which you will visit Camlica Hill and enjoy the view from one of Istanbul’s highest spots. You will then proceed to Kadikoy, to enjoy an authentic walk in the less visited, artistic streets of Bahariye and Moda. The tour will end with a visit to Goztepe 60. Yil Park, which will be filled with the magical colors of the Tulips spread. After the tour ends you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 5: Depart from Istanbul
After breakfast, we will do the check-out and you will get your transfer direction to Istanbul Airport.
Extra Tour Details
- Tulip festival
- Duration: 5 days
- Private / Group
What has been included during the 5 Days Istanbul Tulip Festival?
- Accommodation BB Hotels in Istanbul
- All sightseeing & excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- Lunch during the tours
- Transfer service from Hotels & Airport
- English Guide
- Beverage during the tour
- Entrance fee for Harem Section in Topkapi Palace.
- Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
- Personal expenses
- Turkish bath and Hammam
- Helicopter flight above Istanbul
- Day Tour to Pamukkale from Istanbul