Istanbul Day Trip from Fethiye
Before getting into the details of the destination, you should be aware some facts to be able to prepare yourself and your bag without any lack.
- First of all, Fethiye Istanbul day trip has a lot of walking sessions; thus, it is not suitable for the guests who have walking difficulties.
- Secondly, since we will be outdoors for a long time, you should bring your hat, sun cream and sunglasses for avoiding the sunburns. Also, for immortalizing those amazing scenes of Istanbul, you should bring your camera, too.
- Thirdly, for hours, we will be exploring Istanbul, and you will need to refill your energy time to time. Thus, we highly recommend you to put some snacks and drinks in your bag.
- Lastly, at the airport, there will be a passport control; so, you should definitely bring your passports.
To be able to start our Istanbul day trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Fethiye by our fully-equipped, modern and comfortable vehicle at the early hours of the morning, to be able to benefit from the daylights in Istanbul as much as possible. From the hotels to the airport, we will drive safely.
When we arrive to the airport, there will be a meeting session between all of our guests including you and our professional, licensed tour guide. After the procedures about the flight, we will get on the plane and take off.
After a flight that lasts for 1,5 hours, we will land to Istanbul; and in Istanbul, the first stop of our day trip will be Blue Mosque. Built in the years of 1609 and 1617, and also known as Sultanahmet Mosque, it is famous for its brilliant blue interior and the closeness to Hagia Sophia.
While observing its gigantic sizes all together, the guide will provide information about the historical background of Blue Mosque, its architectural features and its important sections. Briefly, during the time in there, you will be clearly understanding the popularity of Blue Mosque among the tourists, both local and foreign.
Hippodrome & German Fountain
Close to the Blue Mosque, the next stop will be Hippodrome; used for chariot races by three significant empires such as Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans successively. Capable of standing still for centuries, you will have further information about its main sections, history and importance.
Then, we will have the chance for viewing a piece of art that locates nearby the Hippodrome: German Fountain. A gift from German Empire centuries before, to the Ottoman Empire, by honoring the beauty of Istanbul and the power of sultan. The octagonal design and golden pieces as ornaments of it will make you admire the architectural creativity behind this fountain.
Free Time in Sultanahmet Square
One of the most crowded parts of Istanbul, we will visit Sultanahmet Square as the next step of our trip. For a while, we will provide you a break to spend your time however you wish.
As a recommendation, you can visit local restaurants which will provide delicious tastes of Turkish cuisine; you can buy souvenirs which will remind your amazing time in Turkey; or, you can simply observe the dynamic city life. This break will help you to rest for a while; and we will continue travelling nonstop!
As a reflection of the glamour of Ottoman Empire, the next place that we will visit in our tour program will be Topkapi Palace.
Built at the demand of Mehmed the Conqueror in 15th century, it has been used by many sultans as the center of ruling the empire, and as their residence.
Divided into sections, it has been settled in a very large area; of course, it holds interesting and mind-expanding information in every corner that it has. Luckily, our guide will enlighten you about them all.
Combining the pleasure of shopping and observing the authentic texture of Istanbul, Spice Bazaar will be our next stop. In there, you will be able to shop, coalesce to the environment, enjoy the ambiance and learn how to bargain while shopping by the local crafters.
After the shopping break, we will get to the harbor in there Bosphorus cruises take a place. By paying an extra cost, you can enroll in them; and on the Marmara Sea, you will be able to observe the striking buildings along the Bosphorus. The shades of blue of the sea and the sky will be helping you to release the stress of the life during the voyage.
When the cruise ends, we will unite again and get on the bus to reach to the airport. In there, successively the process about the flight will be handled, we will get on the plane, take off, and after 1,5 hours, we will land on the nearest airport to Fethiye.
You will be taken to your hotel by our bus from the airport to your hotel. Then, our content-rich Fethiye Istanbul day trip will be over successfully.