Short Turkey Getaways - 2 to 5 days
"This was the favorite tour of many on our 12 day cruise through the Eastern Mediterranean. The uniqueness of both Ephesus and Sirince were memorable and they were made so by our wonderful tour guide Gul. She made us feel so comfortable and welcome and her love of her time and place in Turkey was very evident and infectious. The walk through Ephesus with all the information imparted by Gul created an everlasting appreciation for it's history. Then Sirince was such a welcome change from the usual mass of people to wend your way through and provided many opportunities to explore local crafts and restaurants. If you have an opportunity to take this amazing tour try to arrange to have Gul as your guide. You will not regret it."
ray.debienne (Viator) Rated 5 out of 5. Reviewed 04-Jun-15
This 3 day / 2 night Mini Stay in Istanbul is the perfect weekend break. It has 1 full day of touring Istanbuls highlights with an Old City day tour visiting; Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, St Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Sunday is a free day to explore this amazing city. Please Note: This tour is available on any day. Contact us to start on any day you like. Be aware that some sites are closed on some days. This tour can also be booked in different standards of accommodation, ask us about upgrade rates.
2018 - 'Mini Stay Istanbul - 3 days'
3 - Day itinerary
Welcome to Istanbul
Welcome to Istanbul! You will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours free to explore.
Full day city tour featuring the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace (closed Tuesdays), Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. As one the world's largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar (closed Sundays) is home to thousands of shops and stalls spread over nearly 60 blocks. We also visit a carpet shop and learn how carpets are made by hand.
Cruise between two continents on the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia in the afternoon with an optional 'Half day Bosphorous cruise'.
Your day is free until your return transfer to the airport where your tour concludes.
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and is replaced with Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem.2.
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with a visit to the Spice Bazaar.3.
St. Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern4.
Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
- Istanbul - Blue Mosque
- Istanbul - Grand Bazaar - (closed Sundays, replaced by Spice Bazaar)
- Istanbul - Hippodrome
- Istanbul - Old City - UNESCO Heritage site
- Istanbul - St. Sophia Museum
- Istanbul - Topkapi Palace - (closed Tuesdays, replaced by Underground Cistern & Turkish and Islamic Arts Musuem)
This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.
Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.
Sirkeci Mansion Hotel
Standard : Boutique
Taya Hatun Sokak No:5
(formerly Sirkeci Konak Hotel)
This tour is an '
' tour. This means it doesn't have fixed departure dates, can depart any day within the season, except where otherwise stated. Where the product includes accommodation, single travellers must pay Single Supplement (S.S.).
per person in twin share accommodation
per person in twin share accommodation
Deposit Option available for Mini Stay Istanbul - 3 days :
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2020