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7 Days Istanbul Bursa and Sapanca Lake Tour

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Duration

7 Days

Tour Type

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Free

Consulting

Languages

English

Overview

Enjoy a 7 Days Istanbul Bursa and Sapanca Lake Tour. Experience guided sightseeing including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Spice Bazaar, a river cruise along the Bosphorus, day trips to Bursa and Sapanca. Benefit from/to Istanbul private airport transfers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cities to discover: Istanbul, Bursa and Sapanca (Masukiye)
  • Tours of Istanbul's essential sites with professional guide.
  • Skip the ticket line with preorder enrance tickets.
  • Enjoy magnificent views on a relaxing cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait.
  • Hike up aroud Sapanca lake which is one of the most famous lake of Turkey.
  • Learn about this historical Ottoman city and UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Take a cable car up Mt. Uludag, the historic Mt. Olympus.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul
Day 1 - Arrival in Istanbul

Arrival in Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport, We will meet you at the airport pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 - Istanbul in One Day Tour
Day 2 - Istanbul in One Day Tour

Ready to enjoy a full day walking tour of Istanbul right after having your open buffet breakfast at your hotel. You will have an opportunity to see the fascinating contrasts of history and today, which makes Istanbul a unique place for numerous emperors since the past. Commence our trip from the Hippodrome Square where sport competitions used to take place during Romans. Continue to 17th century Ottoman Mosque with its six minarets touching to skies also known as Blue Mosque by non-muslims due to its blue İznik tiles within. Right across the blue mosque we will visit legendary monument of Byzantine era the, St.Sophia (Museum and Mosque). Lunch in a Local Restaurant and afterwards we will visit to Topkapi Palace and finish our day wandering the labyrinth streets of Grand Bazaar. Tour ends around 4:00 pm. Return back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Admission Tickets : Included

Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise
Day 3 - Bosphorus Cruise

Pick-up at your hotel, and then go to Eminonu Pier to embark on a boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait.Explore the sights of the European side of the city for around 1 hour, passing historical monuments such as Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the fortress of Rumelihisarı, built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century.Continue to the second bridge to head to the Asian side of Istanbul. Visit Küçüksu Palace, built in the 19th century as a hunting lodge for the Ottoman sultans. Make your way back to the city center, following the Asian coast, and get a look at the Anatolian Fortress (Anadoluhisarı) and Turkey's oldest military school at Kuleli Military High School.Admire the elaborate Beylerbeyi Palace, built as a summer residence for the Ottoman rulers in the1860s, and see the Maiden’s Tower guarding the entrance to the Bosphorus Strait as you get ready to disembark.After the tour transfer back hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4 - Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul
Day 4 - Bursa Day Trip from Istanbul

Our journey starts with with pick-up service early in the morning between 08:00 am. and 08:30 am. and than a ferry down to Yalova, enjoying the lovely conutry-side view.

Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital which was founded by the Bitnynian King Prusias I Cholus "the Lame" (reigned 228-185 BC), and he also gave his name -altered to the Hellenistic "Prusa"- the city. Legend has it that the great Carthaginian general Hannibal helped him to choose the site. The city is frequently cited as "Yeşil Bursa" (meaning "Green Bursa") in a reference to the beautiful parks and gardens located across its urban tissue, as well as to the vast forests in rich variety that extend in its surrounding region.

The city is synonymous with the mountain Uludag which towers behind the city core and which is also a famous ski resort. The mausoleums of early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period constitute the city's main landmarks.

Enjoy its many green spaces, visit the ancient Yeşil Mosque and Yeşil Tombs, snack on roasted chestnuts and Turkish sweets, and wander the silk market.

After lunch you will have free time on top of the mountain, in your free time you can hire an ATV and you can make mountain safari (During the winter you can hire a ski motor and skiing From December to April). After leisure on top of mountain drive down back to Istanbul. On the way, we have a stopover in 600 years old Plane Tree and have rest there. After having rest under the pine tree. Late evening return from Bursa to Istanbul. End of the tour transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Free Day in Istanbul
Day 5 - Free Day in Istanbul

Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 6 - Sapanca and Masukiye Day Trip from Istanbul
Day 6 - Sapanca and Masukiye Day Trip from Istanbul

Following a pickup from your hotel, we will drive to the picturesque village of Masukiye which is located 120 kilometers east of Istanbul. Marvel at Masukiye's beautiful natural landscapes and green forests. If you're interested, join the various optional activities at the park such as ziplining or ATV ride.

Make a stop to taste the locally produced honey and Turkish delight in Sapanca. Following the tasting, enjoy your lunch break. Then, head to your next destination. This tour takes you to Ormania Natural Habitat Park and Zoo during the summer season and to Kartepe Snow Resort to enjoy the snow games during the winter season.

The last stop takes you to Sapanca Lake where you'll get to spend some free time on the beautiful coast. Here, take in the fascinating views of the surrounding green mountains before heading back to your hotel where you will arrive between 9 and 10 PM. Overnight in Istanbul.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 - Airport Transfer Service to Istanbul Airports - GoodBye!
Day 7 - Airport Transfer Service to Istanbul Airports - GoodBye!

After breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Istanbul and will then be transferred to the Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport according to your flight details. End of Service.

Included/Excluded

  • 6 Nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • 3-course lunch at the tours
  • Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
  • All hotel pick-up services for tours from/to hotel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers from/to airport and your hotel mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
  • All local taxes and services
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • ATV safari
  • Skiing transportation and equipment

Price Details

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    Languages

    English

    Meeting Point & Return

    Airport Transfer - We will meet you at the airport in Istanbul.
    Return to Istanbul or Sabiha Airport

    Covid-19

    All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    Customers must bring their own headphones
    Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    Customers will get a mandatory temperature check
    The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

    Additional Info

    Blue Mosque is only visited from the outside because of the noon prayer on Friday.
    During religious holidays Grand Bazaar is closed.
    Hagia Sophia will be closed for visit during praying time.
    Infants must sit on laps.
    Kartepe (snowhill ) is going to be visited only during the winter season.
    Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties.
    Not wheelchair accessible.
    Stroller accessible.
    The cable car (teleferik) cannot be operated due to the weather conditions.
    The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
    Walking shoes and sunglasses are recommended for hiking.
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    Duration

    3 to 8 Days

    Starting Location

    Istanbul

    FAQs

    Can I cancel my tour?
    You can cancel the booking within 3 days the start of the tour, a refund will be made total of paid amount minus cost of the first night hotel stay. The cancellation must be confirmed by customer service.
    Can I pay by credit card?
    Yes you can pay it by VISA or MASTERCARD.
    Do you accept different currencies for payment?
    Yes we accept TRY, EURO, USD, GBP and AUD for the payment.
    **You can pay the tour with currencies mentioned above with Turkish Liras exchange rate at the day of payment.
    Which hotel will we stay in Istanbul?
    Standard Package : Standard package style accommodation is where you will stay at boutique hotels, they will have clean, comfortable rooms.
    Recital Hotel (Istanbul) or similiar - Included in this package


    Premium Package : Premium package can include your large chain hotels ( 4*,5* stars ) and you will also find a variety of smaller locally run Premium Boutique Hotels.
    Hotel Amira (Istanbul) or similiar
    *Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

    Luxury Package : You can customize your programme with Luxury Style accommodation.
    FER Hotel (Istanbul) or similiar
    *Please mention on your request. Extra charges apply in this category.

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