Istanbul is an incredible city. It conquers all guests with its fascinating atmosphere of the East. After the visit you will see the most famous architectural monuments and palaces, majestic and picturesque. Belek Istanbul Day Trip gives you the chance to touch history and feel the fabulous spirit of this stunning place.
You are traveling to a city known for its centuries-old tradition and history. Istanbul has a variety of tourist attractions and is one of the most populous cities in the world. Acquaintance with its wealth begins with a visit to the magnificent, world-famous Blue Mosque, or as it is also known, the Sultanahmet Mosque. Construction began by order of Sultan Ahmed I and lasted 7 years. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that there are 6 minarets, nowhere else in the world can you find them. You will be amazed by its beauty and sophistication.
Strolling along the Hippodrome Square, enjoy the beautiful German Fountain donated by the German Chancellor of Turkey. In addition, you will see many monuments from different eras. Your attention will be drawn to the fabulous Topkapi Palace – the residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. You will be steeped in an incredible atmosphere where fate was decided, conspiracies woven and secrets kept.
See with your own eyes the place where two religions are intertwined and coexist peacefully: Islam and Christianity – the Hagia Sophia Mosque . You will be surprised how orthodox frescoes coexist with scriptures from the Holy Quran and are so harmoniously connected. Stroll through the colorful Egyptian bazaar and negotiate with market traders, buy souvenirs, spices and many other goods from the richest assortment.
A boat trip along the Bosphorus allows you to watch the evening lights of Istanbul from the comfort of a yacht. You sail past majestic palaces, beautiful houses and cozy parks and alleys.
Belek Istanbul Day Trip will delight you with vivid emotions of the beauties seen. You will get real aesthetic pleasure from contemplating this fantastic city.
|📅 Tour Days:||Wednesday – Saturday|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||Between 03:00 – 22:00|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Belek 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|
Belek Istanbul Day Tour price is 250 Euro per person. Free for children under 3 years old.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
A comfortable, air-conditioned coach arrives at your hotel and takes you to Antalya Airport. The exact departure time will be announced one day before the excursion. Around 07:00 in the morning you will arrive in Istanbul where you will be picked up and taken to the first point of your exciting excursion. This will be the magnificent Sultanahmet Mosque . Stroll around Hippodrome Square and admire the magnificent German Fountain.
After a hearty lunch, you’ll have time for a stroll. Then explore the majestic and unique Topkapi Palace . You will admire the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia. And the Egyptian shopping arcade will be the next point of your trip. Then you will have an unforgettable boat ride along the Bosphorus, after which you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport. Your trip concludes with an arrival at Antalya Airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Belek.
Your acquaintance with Istanbul begins from the iconic place of the city – this is the very famous and visited Blue Mosque, or in other words the Sultanahmet Mosque. It is called blue because of the interior design. Especially for them, 20,000 white and blue ceramic tiles were brought in, which were used for the interior decoration. You will be amazed by luxury, sophistication and beauty. Sultan Ahmed I ordered construction to begin in 1609 to gain the favor of Allah.
The funds for the construction of this truly large-scale structure were taken from the Sultan’s treasury. The work lasted 7 years, but the result was excellent. You will see a special mosque that differs from all others in that it has 6 minarets. A huge 43-meter dome is supported by majestic columns, each 5 meters in diameter. Inside, everything is covered with carpets, and in the prayer niche you can see a black stone from Mecca. As you step inside you will be enveloped in an atmosphere of calm and complacency as this is a working mosque.
A stroll along Sultanahmet Square awaits you. By the way, it has another name – the hippodrome. In ancient times, real races were held on the square. There was also an amphitheater with a capacity of 100,000 people and a jogging track for horses. Many beautiful statues adorned the square, some of which you can enjoy while walking around. Today, the hippodrome is very popular among locals for leisurely walks and various events.
Walking along Sultanahmet Square, you will definitely pay attention to an interesting landmark that is a significant historical site for the city. It is a gift from Kaiser Welhelm II in honor of the conclusion of a treaty between the German and Ottoman Empires. The Fantan’s components were manufactured in Germany and then taken to Turkey where they were assembled.
You see an octagonal base with columns and a dome richly decorated with gold mosaics. Externally, the amazing design resembles a gazebo. And despite the fact that its architecture differs from other objects on the square, the fountain fits beautifully and looks very aesthetic.
The rich excursion program promotes food. Enjoy a hearty and delicious lunch of chicken kebabs, meat patties, rice, fresh vegetable salad and a selection of snacks. You can buy drinks for an additional fee.
After lunch, you can tour the cultural sites of Sultanahmet Square independently. Here you have free time.
With its striking beauty, you will be amazed by the fabulous and beautiful Topkapi Palace , which rightly deserves the title of one of the most visited attractions. The name, translated from Turkish, means “cannon gate”. Entry and exit from the Sultan’s Palace was accompanied by a volley of cannons.
The construction of the palace, which lasted several decades, began in 1465 by order of Mehmed II. The territory of this luxurious palace occupies up to 700,000 square meters. Originally it was a building for solving state affairs, but during the reign of Sultan Suleiman a reorganization took place and at the request of his wife Alexandra Anastasia Lisowska added a harem.
Only in 1923 the palace received the status of a museum, this was done by order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The palace has kept many significant relics for all Muslim believers. This is the cloak of Prophet Muhammad, the imprint of his foot and even the hair from his beard.
You will see with your own eyes the mosque where the sultans and their wives prayed. Visit the dressing room where her beautiful outfits were kept, and the treasury will surprise you with a variety of exquisite jewels.
The palace is a real architectural masterpiece that will amaze you with its rich interior decoration and impeccable appearance. A place where you can feel yourself in a revived oriental fairy tale.
You will be impressed by the Hagia Sophia Mosque , a place where two religions are closely related. In 324 the cathedral was founded, which was converted into a mosque in 1453 after the conquest of Constantinople. The interior was richly decorated with ivory and silver, frescoes and mosaics on the walls. You can hardly see such closeness of Christian icons and sayings from the Koran. You may be surprised, but when prayers are held here on Fridays, the magnificent frescoes are simply hung with fabric. A truly amazing place.
Turkey’s oldest bazaar is located on the shore of Golden Horn Bay. As soon as you are on it, you will be instantly infused with this incredible atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. It is called Egyptian because almost all goods came here through Egypt.
You will really enjoy looking at the colourful, vibrant counters. Smiling and friendly salespeople will help you choose the product you want and test your negotiating skills.
There is almost everything here: fabrics, medicinal herbs, aromatic oils, dried fruits, nuts and of course oriental sweets. You will definitely love this unforgettable, colorful atmosphere.
You’ll have free time to choose from: admire the city’s surroundings or take a closer look at the ornate shops of the Turkish Bazaar.
After seeing a lot of interesting architectural monuments and getting incredible impressions, go on a short boat ride along the Bosphorus. It divides the continent into Europe and Asia and is also considered the narrowest in the world, so it is unique.
You will sail on a comfortable yacht and admire beautiful palaces, picturesque parks, magnificent cathedrals and mosques. The view from the water is spectacular.
During the journey you can relax and enjoy the surrounding landscapes and a cup of aromatic Turkish coffee.
At the end of your exciting excursion, a delicious and varied dinner of chicken kebabs, meat patties, rice, fresh vegetable salad and snacks awaits you. Drinks can be purchased separately.
After dinner you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport and upon arrival in Antalya you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Belek.
Day trip from Belek to Istanbul is 250 euros per person. Children from 0 to 2 years old it is free.
The cost of a day trip from Belek to Istanbul includes transfer, insurance, a professional English-speaking guide, entrance tickets, meals (hearty lunch and dinner), a boat ride, plane tickets to Istanbul and back.
The tour of Istanbul from Belek lasts from 00:00 to 01:00 the next day. The total tour time is approximately 24 hours.
During your Belek to Istanbul tour, you will see the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Strait and other historical sights.
You can book a day trip from Belek to Istanbul online with us. No deposits are required with your reservation.