ExpeditionPlus! Istanbul Extension
The Istanbul Extension includes two nights B&B in our ending hotel and a final dinner. We'll visit the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and then have lunch as we explore Topkapi Palace - the Ottoman Empire's administrative center. Our Turkish tour guide will also be available daily at breakfast to help with personal plans, tickets, and to give advice on activities.This tour is only open to those completing the ExpeditionPlus! St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul, Turkey tour.View Day-by-Day ItineraryHide Day-by-Day Itinerary
Day 1: Sept 29: Guided tour in Istanbul
Highlights: Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, spice bazaar, Grand Bazaar
We'll have a guided walk today after breakfast. We'll visit the Hagia Sophia (to most art-historians and architects considered the 8th wonder of the ancient world), the Blue Mosque, and then have lunch as we explore Topkapi Palace - the Ottoman Empire's administrative center. You'll have the afternoon free to explore the spice bazaar or the grand bazaar before dinner on your own.
Day 2: Sept 30: Free Day and Dinner
Highlights: Free day, explore the city, shopping, Turkish bath
Our local guide can suggest sighseeing options today (the view of the city from the famous Maiden's Tower, the many palaces built by sultans, the Archaeology Museum, a stroll along the Golden Horn...) or spend time shopping (if you are looking for a rug, options abound!)and/or relaxing at a Turkish bath. We'll meet back this afternoon for a final dinner together.
Day 3: Oct 1: Departure
Highlights: Continue exploring or head home
Safe journeys! We hope to see you again soon.
HighlightsBlue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand BazaarKeep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.
Includes3 days, 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, entry fees to all monuments on guided walk, local guide
Rating101 There is no cycling.
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Dates Price Private Room Charge Notes
* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.
Turkey on the Eastern Horizon
A reflective essay by Rick Price, Ph.D., owner of ExperiencePlus!. Rick will accompany our new Cycling the Turquoise Coast of Turkey in May. Read about his previous travels in Turkey and why he is excited to go back.)
2006 ExpedtionPlus! St. Pete Photos by Rick Price
See Rick Price's photos from the 2006 inaugural ExpeditionPlus! Bicycle Tour
- Turkey on the Eastern Horizon