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ExpeditionPlus! Istanbul Extension
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Specialty Tours in Turkey: 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.

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.
  • Highlights
    Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar
  • Includes
    3 days, 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, entry fees to all monuments on guided walk, local guide
  • Countries
    Turkey
  • Begin/End
    Istanbul
  • Arrive/Depart
    Istanbul
  • Total Distance
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  • What to Expect
    The amazing sights, sounds and smells of Istanbul
  • Rating
    101
    There is no cycling.
  • Notes
    The Istanbul Extension adds 3 days at the end of the ExpeditionPlus! St. Petersburg, Russia to Istanbul, Turkey tour.
  • Terms
Please call 1-800-685-4565 or e-mail us for the dates for this tour.

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