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Istanbul – Bursa Tour Package – 5 Days / 4 Nights

Summary

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5 Days / 4 Nights
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Daily, Year-Round

Basic Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Istanbul | Transfer to your hotel; Some good local restaurants can be pointed out for dinner this evening.
  • Day 2: Istanbul | Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour. Sites observed: Sultanahmet Square, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar.
  • Day 3: Istanbul – Bursa| Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour. Sites observed: Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar.
  • Day 4: Istanbul – Bursa | Full day Bursa Tour. Sites observed: Silk Bazaar, Green Mosque, Mount Uludag.
  • Day 5: Bursa – Istanbul – Departure  | Transfer from Bursa to IST Airport, Flight back home.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul | Welcome

You will be met by your guide at the Istanbul International Airport (IST) and transferred to your hotel. After checking into your hotel, you will have some time to relax.

Free leisure day afterwards. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2: Istanbul Tour of Old City Istanbul | Sultanahmet Square, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar

After early breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up around 08:15-08:45 for full day tour. We will first visit Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th. century by Emperor Justinian. Afterwards, we visit the Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Right next to the mosque is the Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city, where we will see the Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.

The day will continue with the Grand Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. After lunch at a Turkish Restaurant, we will visit Topkapı Palace, 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. Tour end around 17:00, drop off to Hotel.

Overnight in Istanbul (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Istanbul | Tour of Old City Istanbul | Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar

After early breakfast and check out at the hotel, you will be picked up around 08:15-08:45 for half day tour. We will first visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. Bosphorus Cruise, 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. Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

After the tour, we will drive to Bursa. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and free time afterwards for your leisure. Overnight in Bursa. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4: Bursa | Tour of City of Bursa – Uludag Mountain

After early breakfast, Full Day Bursa City and Mount Uludag Tour. Tour of the magnificent Bursa, one of the former Ottoman Capitals. First, the day will commence with a visit to the central historic area of Bursa, where you will visit Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum (from the outside). You will also have the chance to tour around the old Silk Market and the Covered Bazaar. We suggest you to try the original iskender kebab for lunch. We will then drive to the 600 year old Inkaya Plane Tree, where you can take a small coffee break while enjoying the amazing scenery and the sound of fresh mountain water. We will then drive up to Mount Uludag, and stop at the first stage for a short while. Prepare to dress well, as it may be colder on this small plateau on every season. In the evening, end of the tour, drive back to your hotel.

Overnight in Bursa. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: Istanbul | Departure

We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning after your breakfast at the hotel. You will then be transferred to the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, from where you will board your homebound flight. (Breakfast)

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Accommodations in Istanbul (2 nights), Bursa (2 night).
  • All tours mentioned in the itinerary, including entrance fees and guide.
  • Meal plan as indicated in the itinerary: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D).
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers in the package.
  • All tours and transfers in an airconditioned, clean and comfortable coach.
  • International flights
  • Any tours labelled as “optional” or otherwise not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks during the meals, use of minibars and other hotel extras
  • Any meals that have not already been mentioned in the program

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