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Istanbul Express

This Istanbul city package is the perfect pre- or post trip package to one of our Israel trips. This package consists of hotels and day trips to all the highlights of fabulous Istanbul. Your day trips are “seat on a bus” basis sharing transportation and guide with other passengers. All our programs are “land only” and we can assist you with your flight reservations if needed.

This tour begins and ends in Istanbul

Day 1
Arrival at Istanbul International Airport. Meet our representative upon arrival. Transfer to your hotel for overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2
Blue Mosque - St. Sophia - Hippodrome - Topkapi Palace - Grand Bazar
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and enjoy a full day city tour. We start the day at the Blue Mosque, one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul famous for its blue tiles and six minarets. Continue to St. Sophia the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times. Next to the Roman Hippodrome the former center of sport and political activities of Constantinople. Proceed to the Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was once ruled, today it is a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelains and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. End the day at the Grand Covered Bazaar with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs. Return to the hotel and overnight. (St. Sophia is closed on Mondays, replaced by St. Saviour in Chora).

Day 3
Bosphorus - Spice Bazaar
After breakfast start the day at the famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar (closed on Sundays) Enjoy an excursion between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise rakes you along the Bosphorus, passing the European style palaces of the Ottomans, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, as well as beautiful wooden kiosks from 19th century, mansions and modern villas which form the elegant section of the city. Disembark near the Black Sea.
Afternoon is free for shopping and leisure. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 4
After Breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a day at leisure. A transfer will take you to the airport for your departure flight. (In case of late departure, optional half day tours are available).



Tourist Class

Superior First Class



Erboy Hotel

Sky Kamer/
Crystal Hotel

Crowne Plaza/
Swissotel The Bosphorus/
The Marmara Hotel

Per person in twin including breakfast




Single occupancy supplement




Per a third participant sharing a triple room




Rates include:

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul on Bed and Breakfast basis at selected hotel level
  • 1.5 days of tours in Istanbul with an English speaking guide
  • Admission to sites
  • Lunch on day 2

Rates do not include:

  • International flights to and from Turkey
  • Porterage, tips to guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Traveler’s Medical and baggage insurance

Please note: The above package is based on a minimum of 2 participants. Rates are not valid during 20-25 Apr, '11 and 05-08 May, '11. The operator reserves the right to change the sequence of the tour.