4 Days 3 Nights Turkey

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4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
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Istanbul’s strategic location between Europe and Asia on the ancient Silk Road elas made it one of history’s most important cities. The blue tiled interior gave the name “The Blue Mosque”. Its cascading domes and 6 minarets dominate the skyline. Shop at Grand Bazaar for souvenirs. It’s the place for local Turkish products like scarves, lamps & unusual stuff. Hand pick the enticing Egyptian spices for your Home kitchen at Spice Bazaar.

DEPARTURE Muscat
INCLUDED
Muscat – Istanbul roundtrip Direct Flights 
4 Days Hotel Stay in Istanbul (4 Star Hotel)
Return Airport – Hotel transfers (Private Car)
Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour
Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour
4 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Included
Add-on 
Travel Insurance (OMR 7)
Visa Fee (OMR 25)

Visa Information 

  • Citizen of Nationalities listed on www.evisa.gov.tr/en/info/ are eligible to obtain E – Visa, including other nationals having Valid Schengen, USA & UK Visa.
  • For Other Nationalities (Indians, Pakistanis, Philippines, Arab Countries etc) , Visa can be obtained through Turkish Embassy in Muscat. For further details please contact +968 24566441  or email info@precise-travel.com

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Day 1: Arrival – Istanbul

Arrival at Istanbul Airport. A friendly welcome by our airport representative. Transfer to Hotel.

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Day 2: Full Day Istanbul Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour (Inc. Lunch)

Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and
Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture,
constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets,
built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, centre of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city.
Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping centre and the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request).
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
Topkapı Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program) Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia.
The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

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Day 3: Full Day Bosphorus Cruise & Two Continents Tour (Inc. Lunch)

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities.

Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. (Visit a leather showroom if time permits).

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city.

also:

  • IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE
  • BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents
  • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE from the boat

The tour starts with pick ups around 08:00 and will end around 17:00

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants is not provided for the private boat.

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Day 4: Istanbul – Departure

Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport for departure.