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Weekend in Istanbul


Beyoglu is an indispensable entertainment and cultural center in Istanbul. It provides many alternatives for shopping as well.

DAY 1: HOME –ISTANBUL
Arrival at Istanbul Airport. FSL TURKEY team will be waiting for you. You will be transferred to your hotel and take rest till dinner in a very special restaurant famous with its Ottoman cuisine. (D)

DAY 2:PERA-GALATA
After breakfast,you will start your tour in Beyoglu. Known as Pera as well, Beyoglu,with plenty of buildings dating back 16th, is a quarter where one can easily find traces of its history. As the city’s entertainment and culture center, today’s Beyoglu is the first stop of everyone visiting Istanbul. The Church of Aya Triada , Armenian Catholic Church,the Church of Süryani’s, Spanish and Dutch chapels, Passage of Flowers, St.Antoine Church are among the places to be visited during Beyoglu tour. You will have lunch in an authentic restaurant.
After lunch, you will continue to tour Beyoglu and visit the Tünel that is the third underground in the world to be built after New York and London underground. Then, you will visit Galata. Galata was the area where all trade relations with the west were established. Once regarded as a Byzantine quarter, Galata was allocated to the Genoese in return for the role they played in taking the city back from the Latins in 1261. Jews and Arabs brought in from
Spain, as well as Byzantine Greeks and Armenians all had settled down in this area during Ottoman era. Originally built by the Genoese for fortification purposes, Galata Tower was used as the boarding house to shelter the Christian prisoners of war working at the dockyard in the 16th century. Hazerfen Ahmed Celebi was recognized as the first man to fly after gliding from the top of the Tower across the Bosphorus using homemade wings in 1632. Today, Tower is the favorite venue of photographers, painters and the travelers because of its wonderful panorama of Istanbul.

After visiting Galata, you will be transferred to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

DAY 3:BOSPHORUS
After breakfast, you will take a boat to enjoy the beauties of Bosphorus. You will have your lunch in the boat. Afterwards, you will visit Rumelihisari (Fortress of Europe).The construction of this fortress was begun in 1452 during the reign of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror while he was preparing to conquer Constantinople. It was built by using the stones of some old ruins and was erected at the narrowest point (660m) of the Bosphorus just opposite the Fortress of Asia. Today, a series of concerts are held in the amphitheater of the Fortress during summer.
You will have some free time late afternoon. Farewell dinner will be in a special sea food restaurant. (B,L,D)

DAY 4:ISTANBUL-HOME
You will have free time until your flight time. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.İYİ YOLCULUKLAR……

TOUR DATES:
All year round.

TOUR INCLUDES;
o Accommodation in hotels stars of which to be organized according to clients’ preference,
o All the meals specified in the program,
o All transfers , sightseeing tours and excursions by a/c vehicle,
o Guide,
o Current entrance fees for the places specified in the program,
o All currently applicable taxes,
o Basic porterage at the airport and hotels.

TOUR EXCLUDES ;
o International airfare and airport tax,
o Personal expenses,
o Extras at hotels and meals,
o Travel insurance,
o Tips.

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Weekend in Istanbul
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