Amazing Side Istanbul Day Trip Starts
First, to start your journey of Side Istanbul Day Trip, we’ll pick you up from your hotel. Next, we’ll take you to the airport for a flight from Antalya to Istanbul in the early morning. The flight is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
When you arrive to Istanbul, a professional tour guide will greet you and clarify the details. Next, you’ll get on a cozy and completely air-conditioned bus and start exploring!
Fabulous Topkapi Palace
We’ll start the tour by visiting Topkapi Palace.
It is country’s one of the most famous and important places. During the Ottoman period, Topkapi was the residence of many sultans as well as the empire’s administrative center. Upon entering, you will see a number of halls with amazing aesthetics. Also, interesting collection of items will be there.
Get ready to be enchanted by things you’ll see…
Next, we will have a tasty and freshly prepared lunch at a nearby restaurant. You should taste the flavors of Istanbul’s traditional food during your lunch break. So, get energized for the rest of the tour!
Hippodrome & Important Monuments
Afterwards, you will have some free time after lunch to enjoy the Hippodrome. This vast area is located in the heart of Istanbul’s historical city center, Sultanahmet, and has significant monuments, including gigantic columns. Explore them and learn background of Istanbul.
We also suggest you to visit the Blue Mosque, which is located right next to the Hippodrome, and full of blue tiles. The design of it will remain in your mind forever!
You are also free to visit world’s largest Orthodox Church, Hagia Sophia, during your spare time. This charming and sacred place was built during the Byzantine period and is now used as a museum. It also is a massive structure with a unique architectural theme. So, if you want to see its interior design, too, do it!
Next, we’ll visit Egyptian Bazaar, which is known for offering an amazing variety of spices and other products. You will have time observe different local delicacies, buy souvenirs, and engage with the locals while you are there.
Don’t forget learning how to bargain like a real Turkish person!
Dinner Time in Istanbul & The End
In the evening, we’ll take a walk along Bosphorus and then, visit a local restaurant. In there, you’ll have a very tasty dinner and enjoy your time. When time is up, we’ll get on the tour bus again to go to the airport.
In Antalya Airport, members of our team will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Side. And Side Istanbul Day Trip will end successfully!