From the beauty of Antalya to the grandeur of Istanbul, experience the best of both worlds on our Antalya Istanbul Day Trip! How exciting would it be to have a mini break on your holiday to Antalya? Explore one of Türkiye’s most significant cities; Istanbul. This modern yet cultural city happens to be on two continents, Europe and Asia, and is filled with historically remarkable landmarks that will fill your holiday with fantastic memories. Put on your comfy shoes and grab your camera as the experienced and fun travel guide takes you around the important and cultural sites in the stunning and authentic grand city of Istanbul.
The Blue Mosque will charm you with its peaceful presence and once you are inside you will with your very eyes exactly why it is called the Blue Mosque thanks to its delicate blue tiles that include intricate images of tulips and lilies. Go back in time to the roman empire as you take a step inside the Hippodrome and feel the atmosphere of where 40,000 spectators once sat and cheered on in support at the chariot races. As an interesting gift from a German Emperor to a sultan, the German Fountain has stood the test of time and still stands proudly in Istanbul showing off its Neo- Byzantine style. Free time in Sultan Ahmet square will see you soaking up the local culture in this magnificent city; enjoy some shopping for homemade local souvenirs, appreciate native food in the cafes and have fun people watching in one of Türkiye’s biggest cosmopolitan cities!
One of the oldest and most significant landmarks in Istanbul is Topkapi palace and it will amaze you with its graceful presence, glamour and ginormous design. Speaking of being amazed, the Spice Bazaar will do just that! With its bright, vivid and colourful displays complimented by the fragrant scents, the Spice Bazaar will grab your attention and leave you curious about what Aladdin treasures it has inside! For a perfect finish to a flawless day, you will spend your evening being wined, dined and entertained in the beautiful setting of the Bosphorus River. This cruise is phenomenal as it takes you calmly down the river, admiring the sights from both sides of Istanbul whilst enjoying a delicious meal and being entertained by the traditional and highly praised dance team!
|📅 Tour Days:||Wednesday – Saturday|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||Between 03:00 – 22:00|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Antalya Hotels Transfer, Flight Tickets, English Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Listen to the sound of the call to prayer as it echoes across the city, Romance, adventure and culture await you on this tour, Sail on the Bosphorous and take in the famous Istanbul skyline, Visit the home of Sultans and step inside the forbidden Harem, Shop ‘til you drop in one of the world’s oldest markets|
Antalya Istanbul Day Trip price is 250 Euro per person. Under 2 years old are free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
As there are so many wonderful sights to fit into your day trip to Istanbul, you will be picked up at a pre-arranged time from your hotel in the early hours of the morning. You will be transported to Antalya airport where your travel representative will greet you and you will board the plane to fly directly into Istanbul. The friendly, experienced and knowledgeable travel guide will firstly take you to visit the grand Blue Mosque. You will be in awe as you enter the mosque and admire its thousands of blue decorative tiles. Please note that women should cover their hair with a simple scarf, and men should wear shorts below their knees. As you enter, you will experience the holiness and peace in the atmosphere. The guide will tell you all that you need to know about this majestic Ottoman Mosque.
Next stop is at the Hippodrome. Way back when this area was used by Romans, Byzantines and the Ottomans for chariot races, where thousands of people would come along to watch, support and cheer along the men who were competing. The amazing architecture and history are well preserved and you will enjoy having a look around and marvelling at this masterpiece.
Another amazing landscape that is important in Istanbul is the German fountain. This fountain was a gift to a sultan, and it has certainly stood the test of time; it is well preserved and has been around for many centuries. The travel guide will fill you in on all the details surrounding the history of this remarkable monument.
Ready for a little wander round and to explore on your own, you will have some free time to look around the famous Sultan Ahmet Square. The square is loaded with lots of little shops just enticing you in with their unique items. Local cafes are easy to find where you can try some homemade and tasty dishes or sweet treats. There is lots of to see and do in this area, although it is busy a lot of people find it relaxing, even grabbing a Turkish tea and sitting people watching in the busy center!
It will then be time to meet up again with your guide who will take you to the very big and very glamorous Topkapi Palace! This is perhaps one of the eldest and most significant landmarks in Istanbul. It was inhabited by the Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years and you will feel the significance when you are there. Remember to have your camera handy and take lots of photos! The friendly guide will inform you of interesting facts surrounding this majestic building.
Next up is a big favourite among tourists and locals alike in Istanbul- The Grand Spice Bazaar! The colours and scents alone will entice you inside where you will find not only spices but also: tea, coffee, Turkish delights, herbal remedies, dried fruit and nuts, baklava and much more. There are free samples so you can try before you buy. Enjoy getting into the spirit and haggling for some bargains!
All shopped out, it will be time to head on the Bosphorous River Cruise. This splendid evening is spent peacefully going down the famous river, admiring views from both sides of Istanbul whilst enjoying a delicious meal made up from Turkish and International cuisine. Whilst you eat, you will be entertained by a professional dance team who will wow you with traditional Turkish folklore dancing.
Finishing off your day out perfectly, you will leave Istanbul and fly back into Antalya airport on a happy high from your experience. A transfer vehicle will be waiting for you at Antalya airport who will then safely take you back to your accommodation.
Antalya Istanbul Day Trip Prices are:
Adult: 250 €
Child: 250 €
Infant: Free ( Under 2 years old )
Included in the price is: return airport transfer, flight tickets, insurance, entrance tickets to the
landmarks in Istanbul and the travel guide.
The entrance fee to Topkapi Harem is extra, and the price for the Bosphorus cruise which is
totally up to you if you wish to join it or not. You will also need to bring along money for food, drinks,
shopping and souvenirs.
Ladies need to bring a light covering for their hair to enter the mosque. You will also need to wear
comfy clothing and bring along your passport.
Your guide will keep you in tourist areas which are safe and modern. Istanbul has a low crime rate in
comparison to other large cities.
You can take photos absolutely everywhere, but must turn off the flash inside the Blue Mosque and
don’t photograph worshippers who are praying.
Most shop owners will speak in English with you but if you have any trouble then the guide is
there to help you to translate.