Escape from your relaxing and rejuvenating holidays in Bodrum and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul with an amazing day trip. Bodrum Istanbul Day Trip promises an exceptional adventure full of history, traditions and fun. Fly to Istanbul and discover its cosmopolitan character, its vibrant atmosphere and its long history with a memorable day trip that will make you fall in love with this city.
Early in the morning, a modern car will pick you up from your hotel in Bodrum. You will be driven towards the airport. The flight is short and lasts for almost one hour. Professional tour guides will be waiting for you at Istanbul Airport. Once you enter the comfortable vehicles, the real excitement starts! Istanbul is a crowded city that demonstrates a diversified character. Modern and traditional elements are perfectly paired resulting in an atmospheric and charming city like no other. Every year, millions of tourists visit Istanbul in order to discover and experience its vibes. The bus will make its first stop at the Blue Mosque. This Mosque has a significant importance for the city and took its name from the impressively beautiful tiles that decorate the interior walls. As this Mosque is an active worship place, the tour guide will let you know interesting facts about its importance and its history.
On the west side of Blue Mosque, you will be able to observe and admire the Hippodrome and the German Fountain. The Hippodrome was operating since the Roman and Byzantine Period and used to host official ceremonies, games and celebrations. The German Fountain is one of the most beautiful sights in Istanbul with Neo-Byzantine architectural style and golden mosaics. After that, you will have some free time to spend according to your interests in the Sultanahmet Square.
The bus will then take you at the Topkapi Palace. This building used to host the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire and demonstrates an impressive architecture and design. Moreover, inside the Palace, visitors can observe different collections of items as the multiple rooms serve as a museum. Your next stop is scheduled to take place at the Spice Bazaar which forms one of the most popular attractions in the city. Also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, this location hosts several shops that are selling famous and interesting Turkish spices. There, you will enjoy some free time in order to exercise your bargaining skills.
For those who seek some extra adventure, an optional Bosporus Cruise is available at an extra cost. The relaxing atmosphere of the cruise will be the perfect ending of your day trip. It is also a great opportunity to observe some major and known locations such as the Domabahce Mosque and Palace. Right after that, the bus will take you towards Istanbul Airport. After the one hour flight, you will arrive back to Bodrum. This day trip ends when you arrive back to your hotel. The Bodrum Istanbul Day Trip will be an exceptional experience full of history, colours and flavours that you will be able to remember for a long time.
Take a break between your holidays in Bordum and get the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of Istanbul with an exceptional day trip. This magnificent excursion includes flight towards and from Istanbul as well as multiple visits to various places of interest. Visit a vibrant city with long history and create long lasting memories.
Pick-Up: During the morning, a car will drive you from your hotel towards Bodrum Airport in order to travel towards Istanbul. The flight lasts approximately one hour.
Our guides: At Istanbul Airport, you will be greeted by our professional tour guides. The guides are fully licenced and they will let you know important information regarding the places of interest.
Istanbul: Spread over two continents, Istanbul will take your breath away since the very first moments. The city combines everything a tourist needs and expresses an irresistible charm. As a popular destination, Istanbul has multiple options for sightseeing, an impeccable culinary culture and welcoming local people.
Blue Mosque: The bus will take you towards the first stop of this excursion which is Blue Mosque. As one of the most important Ottoman Mosques, this active worship place will impress you with its imposing size and interior design. The Mosque took its name from the blue tiles that are decorating its interior. The tour guide will provide a detailed description of its history and importance.
Hippodrome & German Fountain: On the west side of the Mosque, you will also visit the Hippodrome that used to host ceremonies, games and celebrations during the Roman and Byzantine periods. In the nearby area, you will also observe the beautiful German Fountain. With its golden mosaics and octagonal dome, this monument will take your breath away.
Sultan Ahmet Square Free Time: What follows is a free time in the Sultanahmet Square. Take this time to admire the monuments, to snap some spectacular photos, to relax or to shop nice souvenirs in order to remember your trip to Istanbul.
Topkapi Palace: The bus will then take you at the Topkapi Palace. There, you can observe and admire not only the architectural design of the Palace, but also its impressive collection of exhibits that the rooms host. The tour guides will explain everything you need to know about the Palace and its history.
Spice bazaar: This day trip includes also a visit at the Spice or Egyptian bazaar. There, you will have free time to explore the bazaar as you wish. In the shops, visitors can find an impressive variety of spices which form a vital part of the Turkish culinary tradition.
Bosporus cruise: If you are looking for an extra adventure during your time in Istanbul, our guides can arrange at an extra cost a memorable Bosporus Cruise. Cruising around the sea that divides Istanbul will be a truly spectacular experience. In addition, it is ideal for some more sightseeing as you can observe several monuments such as the Domabahce Mosque and Palace.
Return back: After that, the bus will take you back to Istanbul Airport. You will arrive back to Bodrum after a one hour flight. There, a car will drive you back to your hotel. Istanbul day trip add to your holidays an extra touch of excitement and make your memories long lasting.