ExpeditionPlus! Istanbul Extension

  • Itinerary Summary

    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.
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    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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
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      101 There is no cycling.
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    * 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.

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