Are you searching for an excursion that will offer you one of the best experiences in your holidays? The Alanya Istanbul Day Trip is exactly what you are looking for. Participate in a full day excursion and fly to Istanbul in order to immerse yourself into the long history of the city and admire its cosmopolitan character.
During the morning of the day trip, a comfortable car will pick you up from your hotel in Alanya and drive you towards the airport. From there, the flight has an approximate duration of 1 hour. At Istanbul Airport, fully licensed and professional guides will welcome you. These guides will be in charge to provide interesting information about the places of interest. Istanbul has a long history and was forming a central crossroad since antiquity. Monuments, culture, tradition and many more are among the city’s main characteristics.
The program of this day trip starts with a visit at the Blue Mosque, which is one of the most visited monuments of the city. This Mosque is a great example of imposing architecture and took its name from the blue tiles that are decorating the interior. An interesting highlight is that, the Mosque is an active worship place until today. After visiting the Mosque, you will have the chance to visit the Hippodrome and the German Fountain. The German Fountain is often characterized as one of the most charming and beautiful monuments in the city due to the impressive golden mosaics.
The Hippodrome was constructed during the Roman Period and was active during the Byzantine times. There, chariot races and celebrations were taking place. After that, the guides will offer some free time at the Sultanahmet Square. During the free time, you may admire the charming and picturesque square and take some photos. In addition, you can enjoy a lunch and relax.
This exploration continues with a visit at the Topkapi Palace. This imposing building used to host the Sultans during the Ottoman period. Currently, the Palace hosts a museum with multiple treasures. Every year, millions of tourists visit the Topkapi Palace in order to admire its impressive collection of items. The next stop of this fascinating day trip will take place at the Spice Bazaar. The bazaar, also known as Egyptian Bazaar, is the perfect place to purchase some souvenirs as multiple shops are selling the traditional Turkish spices. There, the guides will offer some free time in order to exercise your bargaining skills and spend your time as you wish.
During this free time, those who are interested can participate in an optional Bosporus Cruise. Tickets can be purchased at an extra cost from the tour guides. The cruise lasts for one hour and 30 minutes and is a great opportunity to observe some monuments and admire the sea that separates Istanbul. After that, you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport from which your flight departs. When you arrive back, a modern and fully air conditioned vehicle will transfer you back to your hotel in Alanya. This exceptional excursion will be a truly memorable moments from your holidays.
Immerse yourself in an endless exploration and visit the vibrant city of Istanbul during your holidays in Alanya. This exceptional excursion promises to guide you towards the major attractions of the city. Observe and admire the beauty of Istanbul with this full day Alanya Istanbul Day Trip and create unique and long lasting memories.
Pick-Up: During the morning, a modern and comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Alanya. The vehicle will drive you towards the airport from which your flight to Istanbul departs.
Our Guides: Upon arrival, you will meet our professional tour guides. They will be responsible to ensure that you are enjoying this experience at its maximum. In addition, they will be in charge to provide important information about the places that you are about to visit.
Istanbul: The city of Istanbul is one of the most popular destinations in the region. A vibrant atmosphere, a deep rooted history and multiple sightseeing opportunities are what the things that the city has to offer to its visitors.
Blue Mosque: According to the schedule, your first stop will take place at the infamous Blue Mosque. This Mosque has an imposing size equal to the one of Hagia Sophia. It has one huge central dome and four smaller ones. Inside, visitors can observe and admire the blue tiles that are decorating the walls. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the importance and the history of this Mosque.
Hippodrome: Next, you will be visiting the Hippodrome. This location was constructed during the Roman period and was operating up until the Byzantine era. The Hippodrome was the place where official ceremonies and celebrations were taking place. In addition, chariot races and other games were also taking place. The German Fountain was constructed by Emperor Wilhelm II and includes some interesting mosaics.
Sultan Ahmet: The professional tour guides will let you enjoy some free time at the Sultanahmet Square. There, you can take some impressive photos or just relax in one of the cafeterias.
Topkapi Palace: Alanya Istanbul Day Trip continues with a visit at one of Turkey’s most notable monuments, the Topkapi Palace. The building used to be the house of the Sultan during the Ottoman era. Today, it hosts a museum with a vast variety of items. Visitors can not only observe its collections but also the structure and the design of the building itself.
Spice Bazaar: Spice Bazaar is also an attraction that is included in the schedule of the excursion. There, you will enjoy some free time in order to observe the variety of spices that are being sold, purchase your own unique souvenirs and exercise bargaining.
Bosporus Cruise: Istanbul is divided into two continents by the Bosporus Sea and during this day trip there is an optional activity for those who wish to admire the beauty of Bosporus. The tour guides can arrange at an extra cost this 90-minute cruise.
Return Back: By the afternoon you will be transferred back to Sabiha Gokcen Airport from which your flight departs. After the one-hour flight, a comfortable car will transfer you back to your hotel in Alanya. Full of memories and new images you will arrive back to your hotel during the night.
Not my first time in Istanbul, but still looks gorgeous!!! By the time I found out I could visit Istanbul for a day I booked it right away!! Flight was short, zero troubles. We had a comfortable bus taking us around the city and a lovely guide! Istanbul is by far the coolest city in the country. We visited all main tourist attractions and listed to some interesting details about them. I loved everything and it was a great experience to be there for a day. The organisers did an excellent work in setting up the schedule. Do visit Istanbul if you have some days free!