Turkey is friendly, beautiful, culturally rich and good value for money. Also it is modern enough to be comfortable yet traditional enough to be interesting. Turkey is one of the world's top 10 travel destinations, welcoming more than 35 million visitors every year. Turkey's history of human habitation goes back 25.000 years. The unique Mediterranean climate and beautiful nature of Turkey allows almost 6 months of summertime in southern parts. The sandy beaches are splendid and the sea, especially the Aegean coastline, is the most amazing. It is a mildly cold sea that allows for a refreshing experience. Blue voyage is the most favorite way to visit all the beaches with a yacht while enjoying the turquoise sea.
Day 1 Arrive in Istanbul
Arrive in Istanbul and meet your transferman at the airport. Transfer to your hotel with your private van.
Full Day Istanbul Old City
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group. First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Then, have some free time in Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World. After lunch, visit Topkapi Palace, the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Finally, visit Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles. Drive back to the hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.