The Way of Exploring Turkey

Istanbul 8 Day Package Tour









Enjoy a 4-day guided tour of Istanbul, visiting all the highlights, from the Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque, to the Roman Hippodrome and Obelisk. Stroll around the Grand Bazaar and cruise between 2 continents on the Bosphorus.

What You'll Do

  • Admire the towering minarets, illuminated windows and more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles at the Blue Mosque
  • See the fine Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia
  • Tour the subterranean 6th-century Basilica Cistern
  • Marvel at the treasures of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace
  • Go to the Hippodrome and see the 3,500-year-old Egyptian Obelisk, brought to Constantinople by Emperor Theodosius in 390 AD
  • Tour the Spice Bazaar and pick up the scent of fragrant spices under the histsoric markets 88 vaulted rooms
  • Cruise along the Bosphorous, admiring 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite, and the Sultan’s gingerbread palaces and hunting lodges

What to Expect

Explore the highlights of Istanbul on this 4-day mini package tour that takes in the major attractions, from the Hagia Sophia to the iconic Blue Mosque, and from the bustling maze of the Grand Bazaar to the obelisk of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Cruise along the Bosphorous to admire the handsome mansions of the Ottoman elite, pick up the scent of the spice trail at the Egyptian Bazaar, and be seduced by Turkish belly dancers at an optional dinner.

Day-1: Istanbul - Arrival

Upon arrival at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, you will be transferred to your city center hotel. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Day-2: Istanbul - Sightseeing Tour (B, L)

Today you will take a comprehensive guided tour of the city, taking in all the highlights of Istanbul. Originally named Constantinople, the city was once the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and Europe’s wealthiest metropolis. Today, it is the largest city in Turkey.

Visit the iconic Blue Mosque, one of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, and notable for its exquisite blue Iznik tiles. Cross to the Hagia Sophia. Now a museum, this jewel of Christian architecture dates from the days of the Roman Emperor Justinian, and was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest.

Next, head underground to the Basilica Cistern, the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath Istanbul. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world, and the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire.

Head back to the days of Roman and Ottoman charioteers at the Hippodrome, once the heart of Constantinople’s political and sporting life, and the scene of games and riots through 500 years of Ottoman history.

End your day tour at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets. With 58 streets and over 4,000 shops, the bazaar is especially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets.

Day-3: Istanbul - Bosphorous Cruise (B)

Today’s half-day itinerary includes a visit to the fragrant Egyptian Bazaar, also known as the Spice Bazaar, due to the mounds of potent spices that were imported from Egypt in the Ottoman era. You can also join an optional dinner with traditional Turkish belly dancing and folk shows.

You will cruise along the Bosphorus, the majestic strait that bisects Istanbul as it straddles Europe and Asia. See dramatic sights along the wooded shores, including mosques, a bridge that was once the world’s longest, and the massive Rumeli Hisarı fortress, built by Fatih the Conqueror in just 3 months as he prepared to conquer Istanbul.

Day-4: Istanbul - Departure (B)

A representative will escort you to the airport for your onward journey.

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Full-day Istanbul city tour
  • Half-day Bosphorus cruise
  • 3 Nights accommodation at Recital Hotel or similar

What's Not Included

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • International flight tickets.

Meeting Point : Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST), Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW), Karakoy/Salipazari Port

  • 06-12 Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tempature early morning in Cappadocia is cold and cilly. You should have wear warm clothes.
  • The flight permision given by Slot Centre of Cappadocia. If the weather conditions are good enough to make balloon ride our pilots start to prepair the balloons.
  • Pasifik travel ( is offical A Group Travel Agency ; member of ( Tursab )Turkish Travel Agencies Assasosations since 1987. TURSAB License No: A1855
  • All shchuled times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Infiants are free during our packages We do charge only taxes for internal flight tickets. Please ask rate for infiants and children. The rate for children (6-12 yrs) %50 off from the package rate.
  • We do have English Speaking Guides for all our group tours. Private tours are avaible with your own languange. If you are group of family,friends and need an other lanquage speaking guide just contact with us.
  • Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Cappadocia is of region in Turkey. There is no visa requirment as long as you got visa for Turkey. There is no need visa to Ephesus,Pamukkale and other part of Turkey.
  • Depends on wheather in Cappadocia you can chose any clothes you wish to wear. We recomemend you wear sportive clothes and shoes.
  • You are free book your own flights . We can reduce the cost of flight from entire package.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Payment can be done upon your arrival to Turkey with credit card or cash.




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