Your stay includes
- Return air tickets with Air Arabia
- 3 nights stay in Best Western Empire Palace Hotel 4*
- Daily Breakfast
- Full Day Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour with Lunch
- Tours on SIC Basis
- Entrance fees
- City Taxes
||Cost per person
on twin sharing basis
|Cost per person
on single sharing basis
|Best Western Empire Palace
Arrival & Check-in and Optional Bosphorus Cruise Tour
Arrive at Istanbul International Airport at 2:40 PM on Air Arabia flight G9 321. Transfer and check-in to Best Western Empire Palace Hotel, Istanbul. Have the rest of the day free for leisure OR you can opt for the Bosphorus Cruise Tour in the evening.
Bosphorus Cruise Tour (Optional Tour).
Later in the evening, you will be picked up from the hotel for your 6 PM transfer to the ship. Sail up the Bosporus - the waterway between Europe and Asia - passing under the suspension bridges and viewing the stunning Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions, and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic night view of Istanbul by the Bosporus will surely be an experience to remember. Dinner will be included, in addition to live entertainment shows like a folkloric show, belly dance show, and live music. Transfer to the hotel at midnight, for overnight stay.
Full Day Ottoman Relics and Byzantium Tour with Lunch
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, after which guests will be transferred to the Sultanahmet district, the oldest, most historic part of the city. The first stop of the day will be the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s most iconic attraction, where your tour guide will explain the significance of this massive building that was once a Christian church, then a mosque, and now a museum. We pass the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where you will visit the site’s impressive obelisk, before reaching the marvelously designed Blue Mosque. Be sure to take pictures of both the interior and exterior of this Ottoman mosque. Next, we continue on to the Grand Bazaar, a massive, bustling complex perfect for shopping enthusiasts looking to buy clothing, decorative furnishings, food, and more. On the way to the bazaar, we stop by other historical monuments, like the Tomb of Sultan Ahmet I, the Firuz Aga Mosque, and the exterior of the Tomb of Mehmed II. After our visit to the Grand Bazaar, we will make a brief stop for lunch. Later, we visit Top Kapi Palace (entrance fee included), and after the tour transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel in Istanbul.
Meal Inclusion: Breakfast.
Leisure Day OR Bursa Tour
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, after which you will have the choice of opting for the full-day Bursa Tour or having the day free for leisure (at your own arrangement).
Full-Day Bursa tour (Optional Tour).
Bursa city, synonymous with the mountain Uludag, towers behind the city center and is also a famous ski resort. A must-see attraction in Bursa is the Inkaya Plane Tree, which is over 600 years old, standing at an astonishing height of 35 meters, and located in the Inkaya Village. Lunch will be a delicious Mixed Grill in a Lovely restaurant, located at the skirt of the mountain. Next, take the Cable Car up to the Uludag mountain, well known for its winter tourism and for being the center of winter and nature sports in Bursa, Turkey. Also known as Olympus Mountain and Kesis (Mosk) Mountain, Uludag is 2543-meter high, 40 km long, and approximately 15-20 km wide. On reaching Uludag Mountain, you will have free time for leisure and can try out exciting activities like ATV safari, ski motor, and skiing. Take the cable car down to the city center and begin your excursion, visiting the Green Mosque, Silk Market, Green Mausoleum, Historical Bath House, and Ottoman House. Bursa is also known as one of Turkey’s largest manufacturing sectors, so you may have the opportunity to buy popular delicacies like Turkish Delights, Honey, Preserved Jam, etc. from the manufacturers themselves.
Meal Inclusion: Breakfast.
njoy breakfast and then check out from the hotel at 12 PM. Have the rest of the afternoon free for leisure, and later in the evening, transfer from the hotel to Istanbul International Airport for your Air Arabia flight G9 288 at 11:40 PM, arriving in Sharjah at 5 AM.
Meal Inclusion: Breakfast.
(SIC Basis) (3-7 Years)
|Bosphorus Cruise (with dinner)
- Seat Allocation on flight
- Lunch & Dinner
- Early check in or Late check-out charges
- Anything else which is not mentioned in the “Inclusion” section
- PCR for Non vaccinated (AED 125)
*Rates are subject to availability. Above is just a quote, no booking made yet. Prices include return economy fares. Additional options are available upon request. Peak season surcharges may apply on some dates. The itinerary is subject to change/swap without any prior notice. There will not be any refund for any unutilised service or sightseeing. In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel. Any meals and services, unless mentioned in the itinerary, are not included. You are fully responsible for verifying and obtaining the documents required for your trip and visa. Please Note: Check-in to the hotel is always at 3 PM and/or 4 PM & check-out is always at 11 AM and/or 12 noon. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability unless & otherwise specified in the inclusion column. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.
*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,20% of the holiday amount is non-refundable + Full cancellation for non-refundable tickets ; 44 - 31 days prior to departure, Non-refundable booking amount + 35% of the holiday cost will be deducted; if the holiday is cancelled 30 - 15 days prior to departure Non-refundable booking amount + 50% of the holiday cost will be deducted ; if the trip is cancelled 14 - 10 days prior to departure, Non-refundable booking amount + 75% of the holiday cost 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 non-refundable tickets, the entire amount of the ticket will be deducted.