4 Night Istanbul Panache
4 Night Istanbul Panache Ref: 4IPN
Private Car Transfer from Istanbul Airport to Hotel.
4 nights Hotel Sultania 5* or similar, Istanbul
1 x Double/Twin Standard Room
Description:Start Time: 08:00am-08:30am
Duration: 9 Hrs
Discover Istanbul, the sprawling metropolis split between Europe and Asia, bisected by the mighty Bosphorus and full of history and intrigue at every turn. This is a true melting pot of cultures where over 14 million people call home.
This exciting tour will merge culture and history as you never thought possible. The first stop is the famous Spice Bazaar. Stroll through the bustling market and notice a strong Egyptian influence. Flood your senses with exotic aromas of fruits, flowers and a multitude of spices around every corner. Next, hop on a boat and enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Bosphorus past marble palaces and ancient wooden villas, which date back to the Ottoman Empire. Glide past the imposing Rumeli Fortress, built in the 15th century by Sultan Mehmed II as he prepared to conquer Constantinople.
Satisfy your hunger after the cruise with a delicious lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant, sampling all the local delicacies that have made Istanbul famous. After lunch, drive along the coastline to the majestic Dolmabahçe Palace, home to the sultans of the powerful Ottoman Empire and featuring an incredible 4.5 ton chandelier before continuing over to the Asian side of Istanbul where you can place one foot in each continent before climbing the Çamlica Hill breath taking and awe inspiring panoramic views over the city and the Bosphorus.
Start Time: 08:00am
Duration: 9 Hrs
Just a short ferry ride from Istanbul you will find the Princes’ Islands, a chain of small islands in the Sea of Marmara. These motor free charming and unique islands offer and oasis of peace and quiet to all.
Begin the day after being picked up from your hotel and transferred to the ferry terminal for a cruise on the Sea of Marmara heading for Büyükada, the largest of the nine islands making up the archipelago.
On the way you will be able to enjoy great views of the Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower and Üsküdar on Istanbul's Asian shore. Büyükada is a popular resort for the locals in the summer with its white sandy beaches and fragrant pine forests, but it was once a place of exile for Byzantine Emperors (and Leon Trotsky) as well as a popular retreat for wealthy Istanbulites in the first half of the 20th Century.
You'll be enchanted by this small slice of traffic free paradise. When you explore some of the islands' quiet back streets, you will feel as if you have found your way back to the late 19th century and an Istanbul that no longer exists on the mainland. Tour the island on a horse drawn carriage before having lunch in one of the island's many pleasant restaurants if you fancy it.
Return to Istanbul in the afternoon. This full day tour includes a return boat ride to the island of Büyükada with a guided tour.
Start Time: 16:00pm
Duration: 1 Hr
The Grand Bazaar, is bigger than any shopping mall in the world, it is one of the oldest and largest covered bazaars in the world. Here you'll find everything you can imagine! Textiles, shoes, handbags, tailor made suits, dresses, silver, gold, diamonds, household goods, souvenirs, carpets, arts, real antiques, rarities and a lot of imitations and much more.
On this tour, your guide will give you information about the history, will teach you the basics of how to bargain and will show you how to find your way around in this very big Bazaar. Afterwards you can enjoy and discover the Grand Bazaar by yourself.
Start Time: 16:00pm, 17:00pm or 18:00pm
Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
Along the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise you will witness Istanbul’s magic at night. Catch breathtaking views at some top attractions like the Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace, Maiden Tower and Bosphorus Bridge.
Start Time: 21:00pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
Watch Turkey's award winning belly dancers perform in an intimate atmosphere. Enjoy an exquisite selection of Turkish cuisine for dinner whilst you watch belly dancing, traditional Turkish shows and other surprise acts.
A transfer service to and from your centrally located hotel to Sultana's is included.
The night begins with one of four Turkish belly dancers' performance. Folk dancing from around Anatolia is on show through the night as well. The exclusive "Harem Life" performance will give you a light hearted glimpse into life in the Ottoman sultan's palace.
Sultana's is where world famous belly dancer Didem made her name and performed for over 10 years. Come and check out the belly dancing stars of the future!
Including Alcoholic Drinks: AUD $30.00 per person
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Istanbul Airport.