Istanbul is that magical place where East meets West. It has more top-drawer attractions than it has minarets (and that's a lot). In fact, the city's location isn't its only drawcard, back in the day it was the final stage on the legendary Silk Road linking Asia with Europe, and many merchants who came here liked it so much that they decided to stay. In so doing, they gave the city a cultural diversity that it retains to this day.
- Tips to driver and guide - USD2 per person per day
- Return economy class flight tickets - Pegasus
- 3 Nights stay in Hotel Bekdas 4* or similar
- Daily breakfast
- Half-day city tour - Hippodrome & Egyptian Obelisk, Topkapı Palace and Blue Mosque
- Grand Bazaar
- Bosphorus Cruise and shopping opportunity at Spice Market
- Return airports transfers
Your holiday itinerary
Arrival and day at free
Upon arrival at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, you’ll meet with a representative and will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Half-day city tour
After a scrumptious breakfast, take a city tour of Istanbul. Visit the Sultan Ahmet Center, the heart of the Imperial Center from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires once ruled. Explore the Hippodrome, a beautiful park known as the Byzantine chariot racetrack – a stadium capable of holding 100,000 people. There are three great monuments in the Hippodrome: The Egyptian Obelisk of 1500 BC, the Serpentine Column from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Later, visit the Blue Mosque, which faces Hagia Sophia, and features six towering minarets along with spectacular interiors covered by overwhelmingly blue Iznik tiles and takes a peek into the opulent existence of Ottoman Sultans at the Topkapi Palace.
Bosphorus cruise and Spice Bazaar
Enjoy a delectable breakfast and go on an exciting half-day Bosphorus cruise. Enjoy splendid views as you cruise through the waterway that divides Europe and Asia. It is the best way to to get an overall glimpse of the charming city of Istanbul, where old world charm blends beautifully with modern infrastructure. See the splendid mansions, marble palaces and ancient wooden houses embodying typical Ottoman architecture stand in striking contrast beside modern villas lining the shores.
Optional excursion to Princess Island and departure
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and spend the day shopping and exploring the city on your own. You can also opt to visit Princess Island at an extra cost of AED 150 per passenger. In the evening, transfer to the airport and board your flight to return home with great memories of your holiday.
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on twin sharing basis
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without extra bed
- The third person sharing the room is provided with an additional mattress or a roll away bed.
- Owing to EU hotel occupancy regulations, a maximum of 3 persons are allowed in a room.
- A surcharge may be applicable on certain departures.
- Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.
- Additional person is not allowed in single occupancy.
- Rooms are generally small in Turkey.
- Visa rejection/approval is totally depend upon the embassy.
- Musafir as a tour operator held no role in it.
*Prices include return economy class fare from Dubai on Pegasus Airlines or similar. Prices are quoted per person on a twin-sharing basis in a deluxe room with inclusions listed above. Departure is fixed for August 21, 2018 and arrival for August 24, 2018. No amendments or changes possible. Rates are subject to availability. Check In to the hotel is always 1400/1500 hours & Check Out is always 1100/ 1200 Hours. Early Check in and late checkout is subject to availability. Infant and children rates are applicable. No amendments or changes will be possible. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. The prices mentioned above are based the lowest available airfare. Surcharge will be applicable in case of non-availability of seats on the lowest airfare. Cost of VISA and Travel Insurance are not included. Above is just a quote, no booking made yet. Any meals and services unless mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Rates are not valid during black out dates, Trade fairs, Exhibitions and special events. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel. There will not be any refund for any unutilised service or sightseeing. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.
*In the event of a cancellation, 10% of the holiday amount is non-refundable. Refunds will be based on how many days prior to your booked departure we receive your cancellation notice, with the charges increasing closer to your departure date. If the cancellation is received prior to 45 days or more of departure, full price of the non-refundable tickets will be deducted; 44 - 31 days prior to departure, 25% of the total amount will be deducted; if the holiday is cancelled 30 - 15 days prior to departure 50% of the total amount will be deducted; if the trip is cancelled 14 - 10 days prior to departure, 75% of the total amount will be deducted; and if the trip is cancelled 10 days prior to departure, 100% of the total amount will be deducted. In case of any non-refundable tickets, the entire amount of the ticket will be deducted.