2 Days in Istanbul Turkey
A great chance to see the miracle city named Istanbul. Visit the most interesting sightseeings in Istanbul. Istanbul is the only city in the world located on the two continents - Europe and Asia. During its almost 2 000 year history, it has been the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Otoman Empires.
The 1st Day:
05:00 AM Departure from Sunny Beach. 12:30 PM Arrival in Istanbul. Lunch. 13:30 PM Sightseeing tour in the heart of Old City. The Blue Mosque, famous with its blue iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. The mosque looks stunning from every angle. Stepping inside the Blue Mosque. Great for tourists too which the mosque provides cover-up. The Hippodrome to walk next to Blue mosque. There are only three structures left of once magnificent Hippodrome. The standing structures of Egyptian obelisk, German fountain and bronze Serpent column are amazing. This was location of chariot races, athletic events and political activities of the old city. Hagia Sophia is a great architectural beauty. Everything is in its original form. The admission price is 40 TL each and the queues can be very long unless you get there at opening time. Well worth visit the magnificently restored Saint Stephen church. This Orthodox Bulgarian Church was designed in the 1800s by an Armenian architect, with an iron infrastructure - unique in Istanbul. It is the single example of a church built on an iron skeleton. This unique church is located in the Balat district of the Golden Horn. Finally stop for some relax at the Yildiz Park. It is very beautiful and peaceful. Located on the hill of Istanbul. The most beautiful view when you set in front the Bosphorus.
20:45 PM Free time or Extra Tour. Visit the night local. Dinner at a first class restaurant with a half bottle of wine or soft drink included. Floor-show of famous belly dancers. Typical Anatolian folklore groups, featuring popular musical and turkish singers. Extra tour 30 euro
The 2nd Day:
07:30 AM Breakfast in the hotel. 08:30 AM Fre time or several Extra Tours: Visit to the Kariye church complex, “Minia Turk” complex, visit to the Universal Patriarchy. Extra tour: 20 euros. Visit to Hagia Sofia. Extra tour: 30 euro. Enjoy boat tour along the Bosphorus. It's a cruise through the water-way, separating the two continents, Asia and Europe, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments. Visit the Egyptian Bazar. Mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc. Extra tour 25 euros. Free time for shopping. 15:00 PM Departure to Bulgaria
Includes: A/C transportation, 4 star hotel in city center, 1 half board (breakfast, lunch), sightseeing tour, medical insurance, tour guide
NB: Visa and Extra tours are not included. Double room occupancy. Additional single room: 40 leva. How to apply for e-visa? https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/