Discover Istanbul - In Russian: A superb opportunity to spend a marvellous day in this fascinating city. Separated by the Bosphorus, it is the only city in the world which is located on two continents. Visit the Blue Mosque, famous for its’ 6 minarets and beautiful architecture, including 20,000 blue tiles which gave the mosque its’ name, also officially known as the Sultanahmet Camii. Also included in the trip is a visit to the German Fountain and Egyptian Obelisk in the Hippodrome Park and the magnificent Hagia Sophia, dating from between 532 and 537 AD.
After lunch the tour visits Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Ottoman Sultans for hundreds of years, is a must-see. Consisting of four courts, each extravagantly decorated, housing the State Treasury, a weaponry display and exhibits of precious Chinese porcelain and priceless jewels. This is then followed by an optional boat cruise along the Bosphorus lasting approximately one hour then an evening meal until the transfer back to the airport to catch the return flight to Antalya.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Pick-up time: Between 4:30 and 5:30am (times depends on location).
Drop-off time: Between 10:30pm and 12am (times depends on location).
Medical restrictions: This excursion is not recommend for elderly guests or those with mobility difficulties.
Required documentation: ID or passport.
Others: Included: Entrance fees, transfers, flights, lunch and dinner. Not included: Bosphorus boat trip and Topkapi Harem.