Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the a day tour of old Istanbul city.
Visit to DOLMABAHCE PALACE ( closed on Monday & Thursday ) which was built by Sultan Abdulmecit between 1843 and 1856, famous for being the first European- style palace inIstanbul. Dolmabahce Palace, the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons.Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.
THE BASILICA CISTERN, also known as the "Sunken Palace" or "Yerebatan sarayi" in turkish,, was constructed by Justinian in 532 to supply water to the Byzantine Palace primarily.
ST. SOPHIA ( closed on Monday ) This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all
time. SPICE MARKET (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE is located in an old and busy market area of Eminönü neighborhood, by the Golden Horn. The mosquewas built between 1550-1561 by Rüstem Pasha, a Grand Vizier and
son-in-law of sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. Its architect wasSinan, the great imperial architect who also built Suleyman's Mosque nearby. The mosque was damaged in the Great Fire of 1666 and the earthquake of 1776, but restored afterwards. Evening dinner at Indian restaurant.
Evening around 19:15 hrs departure and continue to port for Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with unlimited local drinks and shows.
Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the
European and Asian coasts.The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will
both be memorable. Hıghlıghts of the Bosphorus dinner cruise
Welcome cocktail on deck D.J. music Katibim (A traditional Turkish melody musical performance) Asuk Masuk (Asuk Masuk is an imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke
and is performed by 2 male dancers) Belly Dancer Henna Ceremony Folk Team Turkish Romany Dance Late evening return back to hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner