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The magical meeting place of East and West
Get rejuvenated with one of our short break holiday package to Istanbul this winter. Even if you only have a weekend to spare, you can feel refreshed and invigorated with a fantastic holiday getaway to Turkey.
Istanbul, this magical meeting place of East and West, adapts the definition of a great city, not only with her population and the area she covers but also with the variety of cultures and ways of living. It is superbly situated either side of the blue ribbon of the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe from Asia. With its oriental-fantasy skyline of domes and minarets, and its narrow cobbled streets lined with quaint old wooden houses, lies on a tapering peninsula pointing gravely across the straits to Asia.
The city offers many attraction places to visit, like The Blue Mosque – a world-renowned monument famed for its dazzling domes, the Hagia Sofia – a mosque whose incredible confection of domes, towers and golden mosaics has inspired architecture around the world, Ottoman palaces, Bosphorus bridge, citadels and cruising on a boat to view the European and Asian shorelines at the same time.
Return economy class airfare
3 nights stay at 4 star hotel in Istanbul.
Return airport transfers.
Half Day Bosphorus Cruise Tour
Half day city tour.
Arrival – Hotel Check In.
Upon arrival, you will be met and receive a private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Once you have checked-in, spend the day at leisure.
Overnight in hotel.
Half Day Bosphorus Cruise
Breakfast at the hotel.
You will be picked up from the hotel for a boat excursion on the Bosphorus. Enjoy viewing Ottoman palaces, Bosphorus Bridge, citadels, centuries-old mansions and the European and Asian shorelines at the same time. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Overnight in hotel.
A half day Istanbul City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a half day Istanbul city tour where you can begin your 4-hour optional tour with pickup from hotel in the Sultan Ahmet area. At the beginning of the tour, you’ll receive a historical introduction to Istanbul before arriving at the Basilica Cistern — a subterranean basilica built in the year 532. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore the underground cisterns and marvel at the 336 stone columns that support the structure. Following this, you’ll continue to the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii), a world-renowned monument famed for its dazzling domes. Inside the mosque, marvel at intricately decorated tiles that smother its walls and discover Quranic inscriptions left by Kasim Gubari, one of the world’s most famous calligraphers. Continue to travel back in time at the Hippodrome (At Meydani), a former Byzantine capital for more than 1,000 years. See ancient relics such as Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine while listening to history-rich commentary. Your final stop is at the Hagia Sofia (Aya Sofia), a mosque whose incredible confection of domes, towers and golden mosaics has inspired architecture around the world. Subsequent to a tour of the mosque, return to your hotel.
Overnight in hotel.
Post breakfast, check out from hotel. Based on your departure flight timing you will be transferred to international airport to board the flight back home.
All other services not mentioned under Inclusions
*Prices mentioned is starting from, per person based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing twin/double room, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.
Price mentioned in Saudi Riyal (SAR) includes flight from Riyadh, package also available from Jeddah and Dammam. Flights from other cities can be booked based on availability and the cost is subject to change.
ITL World reserve the right to amend the prices in case of currency fluctuations, changes in rates of exchange, and/or fuel costs, special or high season charges and hike in the airline/hotel/rail/land transportation charges before the date of departure.
For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.
International hotel check in time is between 2pm and 3pm and check out time is between 11am and 12pm. (Exceptions apply). Early check in and or late check-out is subject to availability of rooms and may be chargeable.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
City/tourist tax as applicable, must be paid directly at the hotel.
To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals