8 Day Istanbul & The Blue Escape Tour

3 Istanbul & 3 Blue Escape Cruise
Round trip airfare from JFK, 6 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Roundtrip airfare from JFK-Istanbul-JFK
  • Deluxe air-conditioned minivan for all transfers and sightseeing
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Personal Right Travel Agent
  • Bosphorus Cruise by regular boat for Bronze and silver Plan and by Private Boat for Gold Plan
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Meals mentioned by the itinerary
  • Entrance fees mentioned by the itinerary
  • Carpark, Gasoline, Highway & Bridge fees
  • Services charges & local taxes
  • 6 nights accommodation (3 nights Istanbul & 3 Nights Blue Cruise) at your choice of hotels
  • Silver Plan:
  • 3 nights at the [Legacy Ottoman Hotel ] or [Amira Hotel], Istanbul
  • 3 nights at The Blue Escape Boat
  • Gold Plan:
  • 3 nights at the [Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet] or [Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul], Istanbul and The Blue Escape Boat
  • 3 nights at The Blue Escape Boat
Special Features
  • Guaranteed Daily Arrival
  • Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia
  • Blue Mosque, Hippodrome
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Rumeli Fortress
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Bosphorus Bridge
  • Camlica Hill
  • Turunc Bay
  • St. Nicholas Island
  • Butterfly Valley
  • Oludeniz area
  • Cleopatra’s Bay
  • Merdivenli Bay
  • Tersane (Dockyard) Island
  • Yassicalar (Flat Island)
  • Red island or Samanlik Bay
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Depart from USA

  •  Board your international flight to start your journey back on time to the ottoman empire. 2 Meals will be served on baord of your overnight flight.
DAY 2: Arrival to Istanbul & Transfer to Hotel

  • Your Right Travel personal Agent will meet you at Istanbul Airport and you will get the tour documents and briefing about your tour, Overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 3: Full Day City Tour, Byzantine & Ottoman Relics

  • Your Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. (Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia, Lunch at a charming restaurant, Blue Mosque, Hippodromme, Grand Bazaar)
  • Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.
  • St.Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
  • LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
  • Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
  • Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
  • Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, its a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
  • After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4: Full Day City Tour, Bosphorus & Two Continents

  • our Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00 and you will have a full day city tour. (Spice-Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise by Boat, Lunch at a charming restaurant, Beylerbeyi or Dolmabahce Palace, Camlica Hill)
  • Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.
  • Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
  • Rumeli Fortress, Historical armament built by the Conquerer to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. * Rumeli Fortress is closed on Wednesday.
  • LUNCH: Full Course Deluxe Menu at a charming restaurant.
  • Dolmabahce Palace: The last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.
  • Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
  • Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
  • After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel at around 18:00. Overnight in Istanbul.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5: Flight to Dalaman, Get on the Boat

  • Pick up early from your hotel and transfer to airport to take a flight to Dalaman. Upon arrival, transfer to the port and get on the boat. Departure from Fethiye marina around 11:00. There are opportunities to swim at Turunc Bay or Karacaoren, before lunch is served. Overnight is spent in St. Nicholas Island with the ruins of old settlement and the ancient church that is said to be the first church where Santa Clause first preached.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Full Day on Boat

  • Breakfast is served on deck before continuing the cruise for Butterfly Valley, Oludeniz area, and directly to Cleopatra Bay or Merdivenli Bay. The overnight will be spent either in Sarsala or Tasyaka, Overnight on board.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, DInner
DAY 7: Full Day on Boat

  • Sailing to Tersane (Dockyard) Island to swim, snorkel or just laze in the sunshine.
  • After lunch, cruise to Yassicalar (Flat Island) and stop in Red island or Samanlik Bay.
  • The last overnight is spent in Fethiye harbour, Overnight on board.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8: Get off the Boat, Flight to Istanbul, Departure

  • It is time to say farewell to the gullet and crew around 08:30. Transfer to Dalaman to take a flight to Istanbul. Tour ends upon arrival.
  • Meal: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Air & Land Rate is based on the airfare price on the day we publish the prices, updated rate will be provided at the time of booking.
  • Can be customized as needed.
  • You may request any desired hotels, transfer options, and we will re price the package based on your hotel selection.
  • Domestic flights within Turkey have a weight limit of 15 Kilogram (33 pounds) per person, and they charge $3 for each additional kilogram. Right Travel is not responsible for any additional cost applied by the domestic carrier due to additional weight. 
  • TURKEY - Visa required. Effective April 10, 2014 an advance e-visa is required and "sticker type" visas can no longer be obtained on arrival at the airport in Istanbul. See https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ Non-U.S. citizens should check the e-Visa link or with the appropriate consular general to determine if they are eligible for the e-Visa. Eligible travelers should complete the online application with payment and will receive the visa electronically. After successful application, the e-Visa must be printed to be shown to airport officials and customs officers. It must be carried at all times during travel in Turkey
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