5 Days-4 Nights in Istanbul (Istanbul-Abant-Sapanca-Sile Ağva)
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If you have only 5 days in Istanbul and want only the finest boutique hotels and VIP treatment, then this package is for you. We want to offer the best and the most package travel;regular or private throughout Istanbul whilst maintaining quality of service, quality of life and value for money.
Day 1 – Istanbul (Arrival & Turkish Night Show)
Welcome to Turkey, arrival into Istanbul. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. If you arrive early, we can arrange some activities for you upon request. Overnight at your boutique hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2 – Istanbul Old City Tour ( St. Sophia / Hippodrum / Blue Mosque )
Breakfast Included. Your tour will commence at 08:30.
HAGIA SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
GRAND COVER BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. Overnight at your boutique hotel in Istanbul
Day 3 –Daily Abant and Sapanca Tour
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel at about 08:00 am. We will drive to Bolu, enjoying magnificent mountains views, verdant woodlands, and crystal clear lake waters. On our way to Abant, we will have a break at Sapanca Lake. You will enjoy this Lake's spectacular scenery, and will have the opportunity to take unique photos while walking around the lakeThen we will continue our way to Abant Lake Abant is probably the most famous lake in Turkey.The seven-kilometer walk around the lake offers a great opportunity to enjoy the area. This place is known for its brilliant atmosphere.Those who don't wish to walk can ride horse back or complete the tour in a horse-drawn cart. Abant Lake is surrounded by pine trees.The manner in which the lake was formed is unknown. Its deepest point is 45 meters.For lunch, we will offer you Turkish Sausage with bread gilled outside on a barbeque.The countryside is pleasantly different in each season. Water lilies embellish the surface of the lake during the summer, and you see every color imaginable. In the winter the lake is frozen and you will see only two colors in the area, green and white. You will see a harmony of snow and Pine trees.The lake is also famous for its trout. Later, we will have free time for shopping at the 'village bazaar'.After this wonderful day we will go back to Istanbul at about 4:00 pm.At approximately 8:00 pm you will be at your hotel; depending on weather conditions and traffic..
Day 4 – Daily Şile Ağva Tour
Starting: 08:30 till 18:30
After visiting and getting informations about historical places of Istanbul, time to discover green and virgin side of the city.
South part and north part of Istanbul are like black and white. People had choosen to live along to Marmara coast since beginning of the history of Istanbul. So culture and population grew up there. But Blacksea region is still untouched and has dense forest, a few fishing villages and beaches. Sile and Agva towns are two of those villages, which have most well-known beach resorts and located in Asia side of Istanbul.
You will pick up from your Hotel at 08:30 am. We will see Bophorus from Bosphorus Bridge during driving to Sile. After arriving we will see black-white striped Sile Lighthouse and visit Byzantine castle.
We will follow the coast line to reach to Agva. There are some small villages on our route. First one is Kabakoz where you can discover fishing village life. Then we will relax and swim at Kilimli beach.
At last we will arrive in Agva for boat trip on the Goksu River. Agva town covered by dense forest and Goksu and Yesilcay Rivers and more untouched village than Sile. We will go back to Istanbul around 18:00.
Sile, is a small town near Black sea and is the beach resort of Istanbul. This city is still a fishing village as being last 2.700 years.Agva, is located the delta of Goksu & Yesilcay rivers. Agva, means "between two rivers", has also a beach.Kilimli, is the famous bay in Agva. It is convenient for swimming, diving, trekking, picnic
Day 5 – Istanbul (Departure)
After breakfast check out from the hotel. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you in the future on another Istanbul Tour. Have a safe trip back home and thank you for choosing Package Tours Istanbul.