Are you wishing to visit Istanbul but your vacation’s schedule is strict? The Belek Istanbul Day Trip offers you a unique opportunity to visit the country’s most popular city and unfold its charm and secrets. Istanbul’s cosmopolitan atmosphere, the notable sites, the unparalleled charm, and the deep-rooted tradition, are some of the excursion’s characteristics. Join this full day trip and experience from first-hand the reasons making Istanbul a worldwide famous destination.
Departure from Belek is set during the morning hours. A car will pick you up from your hotel and drive you towards the airport. The flight to Istanbul is approximately 1 hour and twenty minutes long. Upon landing, a professional and experienced tour guide will welcome you. The guide will accompany you during the day and provide essential information about the places of interest. Feel free to ask the guide for assistance or further recommendations in case you need.
With a comfortable and fully air conditioned bus you will arrive at the infamous Blue Mosque. Also known as Sultanahment Mosque, this impressive structure is an active worshiping place. Inside, you may observe beautiful blue tiles decorating the walls, while on the exterior you can observe a central dome with four smaller ones. Right next to the Mosque, you can visit and explore the imposing and stunning Hagia Sophia. On the west of the Mosque, there are some other interesting and important sites. You will have time to visit, among others, the Hippodrome, the German Fountain, and stroll in the charming Sultanahmet Square.
During the day, you will also visit the Topkapi Palace. Nowadays, this site forms a museum however, during the Ottoman period it used to be the residence of the sultans. The tour guide will offer you a detailed description about the building’s history and about the items hosted inside.
The Egyptian Bazaar is another great stop that is included in the schedule. There, you will have some free time to explore it as you wish. Do not forget to exercise your bargaining skills and snap some photos of the charming shops. During this free time, you may also join a Bosporus Cruise at an extra cost. The tour guide can arrange this activity upon request.
By the end of your tour in Istanbul, the bus will drive you back to the airport. Landing is expected during the night. A car will then transfer you from the airport back to your place of accommodation in Belek full of great memories and incredible images from your day trip in Istanbul.
Get to explore Istanbul and upgrade your holiday’s experiences with an incredible day trip from Belek. This Belek Istanbul Day Trip excursion is ideal for people of all ages as it combines sightseeing, cultural exploration, and relaxation in an all in one package. Unfold the secrets of the city, admire the rich and long history that has, visit some picture-perfect locations, and create new memories with your friends or family. Istanbul is surely a place to visit and a city to remember!
Pick up: A car will pick you up from your hotel in Belek during the morning and drive you to the airport. The flight to Istanbul is approximately 1 hour and twenty minutes long.
Guided experience: Upon landing, an experienced local guide will be waiting for you. Your day trip in Istanbul is guided in an effort to enjoy every minute and get all the information you need about the places of interest. The guide can offer recommendations, arrange extra activities for you, and offer assistance in case you need.
Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia: The schedule includes visits at two of the most notable sites of the city, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The Blue Mosque features an incredibly charming interior with blue tiles decorating the walls. Please note that this is an active mosque. Hagia Sophia is famous for its impressively enormous size and imposing structure. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the history and the importance of these monuments.
Sultanahmet Square: In the nearby area, there are some more monuments to observe. Among others, you may admire the German Fountain and the Hippodrome. The guide will offer you some free time to spend in the beautiful Sultanahmet Square. Take advantage of your free time to relax and enjoy some refreshing drinks or to purchase some souvenirs.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace is another important site included in the schedule. During the Ottoman times, this impressive building used to be the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Today, it serves as a museum that hosts an incredible collection of items dating from the Ottoman period. The Topkapi Palace is in fact one of the most important sites in Turkey.
Egyptian bazaar and free time: The tour guide will then take you to visit one of the city’s most famous bazaars, the Egyptian bazaar. Also known as the Spice bazaar, this spot is the ideal one to explore the culinary tradition of the country, the variety of spices that has, and many other handcrafts. During your free time, the guide can also arrange a cruise in the Bosporus, at an extra charge.
Return: Your day trip in Istanbul finishes during the afternoon. The bus will transfer you back at the airport from where you will fly back. Upon landing, members of our team will drive you to your place of accommodation in Belek.
We had a quite few more days in Belek and after exploring everything we decided to visit Istanbul for a day. Flights were perfect, transfers also. We had a guide there, he was lovely. The guy was local and knew lots and lots of things about history. During the day we went to some of the most famous places. This city has everything!!! I really liked my day there and the schedule was perfect, not too much. I wish we had more days, there are so many things to do and see there. My personal favourite was the cruise we had in Bosporus. It was an extra charge but definitely worthy!
Our tour in Istanbul was one of the things I will always remember!!! I really enjoy learning new things and of course I’m a fan of sightseeing. So this tour was just what I needed! We went to mosques, palaces, museums. It was fantastic. Our guide was very keen in letting us know things. The visit at the bazaar was super. I bought many souvenirs and tasted some delicious local things. What really made an impression is that you can see things from different periods. But they all mix so perfect. Great tour, great guide. Highly recommended!