Looking for an ultra-exciting and informative excursion during your holidays in Antalya? Participate in the Antalya Istanbul Day Trip and travel towards Turkey’s most atmospheric city. Istanbul is one of the cities that you cannot ignore while in Turkey and this amazing day trip provides the perfect opportunity to combine entertainment and sightseeing in just one day.
On the day of your exciting, a vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya during the morning, on a prescheduled time. The vehicle will drive you towards the airport from which your flight departs. Your flight will have an approximate duration of one hou. By the moment you reach Sabiha Gokcen Airport, professional tour guides will be waiting for you. The guides will be the people in charge to let you know important details about the places you are about to visit. Istanbul will amaze you with its charming character and its diverse atmosphere. Religious and historic monuments are spread throughout the city and are perfectly combined with flavours, colours and traditions.
The schedule of Antalya Istanbul Day Trip starts with a visit at the Blue Mosque. This active worship place is also known as Sultanahmet Mosque and is able to capture your attention with its interesting size and style. Indeed, the Mosque features a central dome with four smaller domes and blue tiles covering its interior walls. Take a chance to snap some impressive photos of this Mosque and to admire its beauty.
Antalya Istanbul Day Trip continues on the west side of the Mosque where the Hippodrome and the German Fountain are. The Hippodrome was used during the Roman and the Byzantine Periods as a location where chariot races and celebrations were taking place. The German Fountain forms one of the most beautiful monuments in the city. It was constructed by the Emperor Wilhelm II and features golden mosaics and an impressive design. Once the touring of these monuments is over, you will have the opportunity to spend some free time at the Sultanahmet Square. During this time you can enjoy traditional recipes or shop nice souvenirs.
Antalya Istanbul Day Trip includes also a visit at the Topkapi Palace. This Palace that today operates as a museum, used to host the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Millions of tourists visit this Palace today in order to admire its rich collection of items. This day trip continues with a visit at the famous Spice Bazaar, which is also known as the Egyptian Bazaar.
There, you will enjoy some free time in order to discover the amazing variety of spices that Turkey has. During your free time, there is a chance to enjoy a spectacular Bosporus Cruise. Tickets can be purchased at an extra cost from our tour guides. The cruise will take you towards some of the city’s most important places of interest such as the Istanbul Old Waterside Mansions.
When Antalya Istanbul Day Trip is over, you will be transferred back to the airport. From there, you will fly back to Antalya. When you arrive back to Antalya, a modern vehicle will transfer you back to your hotel during the evening, full of emotions and great memories.
Enjoy an exciting full day excursion to Istanbul during your holidays in Antalya. Get to know the city that spreads over two continents and explore its history by visiting several monuments. Admire the beauty of this vibrant city and discover the traditions and the customs during Antalya Istanbul Day Trip. Create long lasting memories and unfold the secrets of Istanbul with this memorable excursion.
Pick-Up: On a prescheduled time, during the morning, a car will pick you up from your hotel in Antalya and drive you towards the airport. The flight towards Istanbul has an approximate duration of one hour and twenty minutes.
Our Guides: Our professional and experienced guides will welcome you at Istanbul Airport. They will be the people in charge to explain to you all the important facts regarding the places that you are about to visit.
Istanbul: The city will capture your attention with its irresistible charm. Modern and traditional architectural designs, imposing monuments, a variety of museums and many cultural elements are some of the key characteristics of the city. Therefore, it is not a coincidence that millions of tourists visit Istanbul every year.
Blue Mosque: As your exploration starts, a stop is scheduled to take place at the infamous Blue Mosque. This imposing structure is an active worship place and showcases a peculiar and interesting design. It was constructed in an effort to meet the size of Hagia Sophia, which is located at a close distance. Inside, visitors can observe the blue decorating tiles and the spectacular shape of the Mosque.
Visit Hippodrome: In a close distance, you will visit the Hippodrome and the German Fountain. The Hippodrome used to host ceremonies, celebrations and chariot races during the Roman and Byzantine Periods. In what regards the German Fountain, this structure showcases a beautiful design with interesting features such as the octagonal dome, the marble sides and the golden mosaics.
Sultanahmet Square Free Time: At the Sultanahmet Square you will spend some free time according to your interests. Get this opportunity to explore the traditional Turkish delicacies, to relax and to observe the lifestyle of the local people.
Topkapi Palace: One of the most important monuments of Turkey is also included in the schedule of this day trip. Your visit in Topkapi Palace will be a great experience as you will be able to feel the majestic atmosphere of the Palace that used to host the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
Spice Bazaar: The Spice bazaar, which is also known as the Egyptian bazaar, is the perfect place to discover the variety of spices that are used in Turkey. During your free time there, you may purchase some exceptional spices or observe the structure of the bazaar.
Bosporus Cruise: The tour guides can arrange a Bosporus Cruise at an extra cost, for those who seek some extra activities. With this activity, you will enjoy a 90 minute cruise in the Bosporus Sea and observe some interesting places such as the Besiktas Stadium and the Galata Bridge.
Return Back: By the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Sabiha Gokcen in order to return back to Antalya. Full of emotions and outstanding memories from your day trip to Istanbul you will arrive back to your hotel during the night.
I loved everything about this tour. Istanbul is one of a kind! I knew it’s a popular destination but I wasn’t expecting this! Flights and transfers were comfortable. The guide was fluent in English so we get to learn many things from him. He also gave us good recommendations about shopping and food. We saw many things and there are much more places we still want to explore. The more you walk around the more you want to explore. I don’t know how to describe it but it’s like you travel back in time, so much history, museums, and monuments. I wish we had more days in Istanbul.
One thing that seriously impressed me was that the city has a unique character. We visited all the main attractions and got a super cool guide that knew every single detail about them. The guy never failed, every time I was asking something he was giving me the answer. A true professional. We did the Bosporus cruise at extra charge but we enjoyed it so much. We got some really nice photos from the boat. The only thing, I wish there was less traffic, but the city itself it’s simply beautiful.
We had great communication with our operator Emre, who kept us informed throughout the whole process. For booking till the actual tours Emre kept us informed via WhatsApp about the timings of our tours. Day trip from Antalya to İstanbul was a great experience for both me and my husband. The whole group was Russian speaking, but the tour guides were great at communicating with us also in English and made our overall experience very enjoyable.