8 Days Explore the City Istanbul Excursion

What to expect during the 8-day Explore City Istanbul Excursion?

This Istanbul Discovery Excursion Package is available all year for young couples, groups, and families. This 8 Days Istanbul Discovery Tour to Turkey offers you to explore the city of Istanbul and around Istanbul with a professional English-speaking guide, highlights the most essential destinations and attractions in Istanbul, and visits Ertugrul Ghazi tomb Bileck and Sogut.

What to see during the 8-days in Istanbul

Highlights

  • Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise,

Itinerary:

Day 1:  Istanbul – Arrival Day

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with our staff and transfer to your hotel, Transfer from the airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2:  Istanbul City Tour

Pick up at 08:30 am from your hotel for the day tour of old Istanbul city.

Visit TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm after lunch the Tour will then take you to the GRAND BAZAAR. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 3:  Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour

Pick up at 08:30 am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. Visit the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme, and every other conceivable herb and spice.

BOSPHORUS BY BOAT is a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade facing the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque, and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoys a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe)

CAMILA HILL is the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewelry, a handcrafts center, and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with your local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 4:  OPTIONAL Istanbul Vialand Tour

Pick up at 10:00 am from your hotel and depart for Vialand. Vialand is the new center of Istanbul similar to Disneyland. It has lots of shops, game centers, pools, and more entertainment. Enjoy an adrenaline kick, a shopping fix, and non-stop entertainment with an action-packed day out at Vialand theme park. Park includes different parts like a theme park, Vialand shopping center, performance and demonstration center, legend world, game world, adventure world, Vialand castle, Vikings, 360, roller coaster, crazy river, safari tunnel, dungeon, and Vialand express. Vialand has 4 parts Fun Zone, Shopping Zone, History Zone, and Adventure Zone. First of all, it is a safe place for the kids. It is entertaining and educative. Also, Vialand has the biggest Food Court with lots of restaurants. The Center has a small tram to travel around the shops. One of the biggest Roller Coasters in Euro will be waiting for you in the center. Vialand also has a part for the people like the exciting time of King Kong. If you are a water fan, then you will like Splash Coaster. And Fatih Dark Ride will take you to the times of ottoman and old Istanbul streets. Star shape and Safari Coaster will be your other favorites.

Day 5:  Istanbul – Free Day 

The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, explore Istanbul city, shop in the local markets, or enjoy one of the many day trips offered to you as an Extra / Optional Tour. These include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Dolmabahce Palace, Family Shopping Tour, Traditional Turkish Bath, Green Bursa, Istanbul Princes’ Island, Turkish Village Tour, Istanbul Museums Tour, Aquarium Tour, Private luxury yacht cruise, Helicopter Tours, or enjoy the Istanbul Evening Show, 1001 Istanbul Traditional Turkish Night, Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus by Night with dinner, popular musical instruments and Turkish singer. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 6:  Istanbul – Free Day 

The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, explore Istanbul city, shop in the local markets, or enjoy one of the many day trips offered to you to choose as an Extra /Optional Tour. These include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Dolmabahce Palace, Family Shopping Tour, Traditional Turkish Bath, Green Bursa, Istanbul Princes’ Island, Turkish Village Tour, Istanbul Museums Tour, Aquarium Tour, Private luxury yacht cruise, Helicopter Tours, or enjoy the Istanbul Evening Show, 1001 Istanbul Traditional Turkish Night, Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus by Night with dinner, popular musical instruments and Turkish singer. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 7:  Istanbul – Free Day 

The day is yours. You don’t have to wake up early, explore Istanbul city, shop in the local markets, or enjoy one of the many day trips offered to you to choose as an Extra / Optional Tour. These include Ephesus, Cappadocia, Dolmabahce Palace, Family Shopping Tour, Traditional Turkish Bath, Green Bursa, Istanbul Princes’ Island, Turkish Village Tour, Istanbul Museums Tour, Aquarium Tour, Private luxury yacht cruise, Helicopter Tours, or enjoy the Istanbul Evening Show, 1001 Istanbul Traditional Turkish Night, Dinner Cruise on the Bosphorus by Night with dinner, popular musical instruments and Turkish singer. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 8:  Istanbul – End of Tour 

After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another İstanbul Voyage Travel Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thanks for choosing Istanbul Voyage Travel

Tours can be customized according to the group you want to go to. Our knowledgeable and experienced travel consultants will be able to reach your desired holiday location without having to search for individual places.

Extra Tour Details

  • Everyday departure (All year round)
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Private / Group

What has been included during the 8 Days Explore the City Istanbul Excursion?

Included:

  • Accommodation BB Hotels in Istanbul
  • All sightseeing & excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch during the tours
  • Transfer service from Hotels & Airport
  • English Guide

Excluded:

  • Beverage during the tour
  • Entrance fee for Harem Section in Topkapi Palace.
  • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
  • Vialand
  • Personal expenses

Which extra activities can you do in Istanbul?

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

8 Days Explore the City Istanbul Excursion