Istanbul Natural Discovery Package 4 Day Tours5
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Duration
4 days

Max Group Size
40

Tour Code
TSBECO04

Tour Type
Request as Private

Age Requirement
12 - 99 Ages

Guiding Method
Fully guided

Operated In
English

Physical level
easy

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Istanbul

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Istanbul

Tour Overview

A "Natural Discovery Package" covering Istanbul, Bursa, Sapanca, and Masukiye sounds like a fantastic exploration of diverse landscapes and cultural experiences. Here's a suggested itinerary for a comprehensive 4-day package:

Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque: Explore the architectural wonders of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, each with its unique history.
  • Topkapi Palace: Immerse yourself in the opulent history of the Ottoman Empire at the Topkapi Palace.
  • Bosphorus Cruise: Enjoy a scenic cruise along the Bosphorus, taking in panoramic views of Istanbul.
  • Grand Mosque (Ulu Camii): Marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Mosque, an architectural masterpiece.
  • Bursa Castle: Explore the historical Bursa Castle, offering panoramic views of the city.
  • Bursa Grand Bazaar: Indulge in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, sampling local flavors and crafts.
  • Sapanca Lake: Relax by the serene Sapanca Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes.
  • Local Exploration: Wander through the charming streets of Sapanca, experiencing the local culture.
  • Dining by the Lake: Enjoy a meal at a lakeside restaurant, savoring the tranquility of the area.
  • Masukiye Nature Park: Explore the natural beauty of Masukiye, with its lush greenery and waterfalls.

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel, Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

08:30 am – We are going to pick you up from your hotel.

We leave from Istanbul early in the morning and take the ferry to Yalova and then drive to the center of Bursa. Our first visit will be to Green Mosque and Green Tomb, which belong to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet I. If you would like, you can also visit the bazaar nearby to buy some handcrafted gifts and high-quality silk. Afterward, the cable car will take us to the mountain. We will enjoy the amazing view of the entire city and take lots of pictures to keep a memory of this day. We come to the first stage of the mountain and continue to the top, 2,486 meters above sea level, by tour bus. Then we drive to the restaurant for a traditional lunch. Our next stop will at the astonishing old tree which is more than 600 years old. It has become one of the most charming landmarks of the city. This will be our last place to visit 16:00 pm – At the end of the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel. Tour ends. Overnight in Bursa


(Breakfast and lunch included)

08:30 am – We will depart from hotels in the morning and drive to Sapanca. Once we get there, firstly we will visit the Sapanca Lake. We will have a walk by the lake and if you like, you can also enjoy riding a bike. Afterwards, we will drive to Masukiye Village where we will have a superb lunch prepared with organic stuff. After lunch, we will see Masukiye and then drive up to Kartepe Mountain. On the way, you can take photos of the nice view of Sapanca Lake. The area is full of green and gives you refreshment with its fresh and pure air. In winter time, you will also have a chance to go skiing on the mountain. It will be a nice experience for you. On our way back to Istanbul, we will have a stop in Viaport Shopping Mall, one of the biggest outlet malls, so you can do some shopping.

19:00 pm – At the end of the tour, we will drop you off at your hotel. Tour ends. This will be our last place to visit before we return to Istanbul and drop you off at your hotel at late evening. Overnight in Istanbul.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

After breakfast check out from the hotel.pick up at 08:30am from the hotel and depart for the Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Shopping Tour. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.

RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. BEYLERBEYI PALAS (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe) 

CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. SHOPPING TOUR (after cruise) Experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewellery, handcrafts centre and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen, with Murti's Tour's local escort full of knowledge about how to haggle the streets of Istanbul.

We will transfer you to the Airport for your return trip back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

Trip includes

Included

2 nights hotel in Istanbul 5 Star La Quinta by Wyndham Istanbul

1 nights hotel in Bursa Almira Hotel

Professional English-speaking tour guides

3 open buffet breakfasts

3 Lunch 

Arrival airport transfer from Istanbul Airport

Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach

Return transfer to Istanbul Ataturk airport 

Guided Bursa Day Tour Included Cable Car

Guided Sapanca and Masukiye Tour

Guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise and shopping tour

All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary 

Excluded

International flights

Insurance: All types

Turkey entry visa

Dinner

Tipping

City tax

Hotel room taxes

Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry

Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section

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Below cancellation policy is only for land services and we will follow the cancellation policy of airline companies for domestic flights.

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Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.

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