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Get the chance to explore Istanbul during your holidays in Fethiye and create unique and long lasting memories. With this exciting full day trip you will fly to Istanbul and explore its deep history, admire the most notable monuments and discover the hidden secrets of the city. Fethiye Istanbul Day Trip is ideal for all as it combines everything you need for an extraordinary, fascinating and exciting excursion.
This memorable excursion starts during the morning, when a vehicle picks you up from your hotel in Fethiye. The vehicle will drive you towards Dalaman Airport where your flight to Istanbul departs. In total, the flight has an approximate duration of 1 hour and 15 minutes. At Istanbul Airport, you will meet our professional and fully licensed tour guides who will be in charge to assist you and make sure that you enjoy this day trip. Istanbul is Turkey’s biggest city and showcases an interesting character that makes it an attractive and popular destination.
As the excursion starts, the first stop is scheduled to take place at Blue Mosque. This impressive worship location is also known as Sultanahmet Mosque. Accompanied by the tour guide, you will enter the Mosque and learn interesting facts about its history and importance. Sultanahmet is located next to Hagia Sophia and has an equally impressive size and design. Another stop will take place at the Hippodrome and at the German Fountain. Both of them are located in Sultanahmet Square and form exceptional examples of history and design. The Hippodrome was used as a location for chariot races during the Byzantine Era, while the German Fountain was constructed by Emperor Wilhelm II and features an octagonal dome with impressive marbles. Right after that, you will enjoy some free time at Sultanahmet Square. During this time, you may explore the surrounding area, shop interesting souvenirs or enjoy a tasty lunch.
After the free time, a stop at the infamous Topkapi Palace follows. This impressive Palace is one of the most important monuments in the country as during the period of the Ottoman Empire, the Palace was hosting the Sultans. Today, it operates as a museum with an impressive collection of items. The guide will let you know important details about the importance of this Palace. Another stop follows at the Spice Bazaar, where you will have some free time to spend as you wish. There, you can observe and shop an amazing variety of spices and other traditional delicacies. This is a great opportunity to explore and understand the Turkish culinary tradition.
During that time, there is an opportunity for those who are interested, to participate in an optional Bosporus Cruise. The cruise will take you towards some important locations such as the Cirahan Palace, the Ortakoy Mosque and the Camlica Hill. Tickets can be purchased from our tour guides at an extra cost. Then, you will be transferred back to Istanbul Airport in order to fly back. When you arrive back, a comfortable vehicle will drive you back to Fethiye. This memorable day trip finishes once you arrive back to your hotel. This exceptional excursion will be a long lasting memory from your holidays.
Get the chance to visit and explore Istanbul by participating in an exciting day trip from Fethiye. Fly to Istanbul and unfold its long history by visiting interesting historical monuments, explore the culinary traditions and admire the beauty of the city with a Bosporus Cruise. Fethiye Istanbul Day Trip is an all-in-one excursion ideal for all who wish to add some more excitement to their holidays.
During the morning, a comfortable vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Fethiye and drive you towards the airport. Your flight to Istanbul lasts for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
At Istanbul Airport, you will meet our tour guides who are experienced and fully licenced. These guides will be in charge to assist you during this day trip.
Istanbul forms the largest city in Turkey and combines perfectly history, tradition and entertainment. The city is divided by Bosporus Sea and spreads over two continents, Europe and Asia. With its charming character, Istanbul is a popular destination in the whole region.
Blue Mosque or Sultanahmet Mosque is located close to the infamous Hagia Sophia. It is considered as one of the most important Ottoman Mosques and showcases an interesting design by having a central dome with four smaller surrounding domes. The guide will explain the Mosque’s main design features and its importance.
Hippodrome & German Fountain
During your time there, you will also visit the Hippodrome and the German Fountain. The Hippodrome used to be the place where chariot races were taking place. The German Fountain, which was constructed by Emperor Wilhelm II, is an impressive example of architecture and design.
Sultanahmet Square Free Time
What follows is a free time to spend as you wish at Sultanahmet Square. There, you can enjoy a break at a cafeteria or a lunch at one of the restaurants. You may also purchase some souvenirs from the nearby shops.
The day trip continues with a visit at Topkapi Palace. This location has a significant historical importance as it used to hosts the Sultans during the Ottoman Period. Nowadays, the Palace forms a museum with an impressive variety of exhibits from the Ottoman Period.
The Spice Bazaar will be your next stop. This famous bazaar is the place where you can learn how to bargain properly. There, you will have some free time to explore the charming shops and their impressive variety of spices and delicacies. From the bazaar you can purchase great souvenirs to take back home.
An optional activity during the free time is the Bosporus Cruise. Get the chance to observe both sides of the city and admire some known locations such as the Cirahan Palace, the Ortakoy Mosque and the Camlica Hill. Tickets can be purchased at an extra cost from our tour guides.
During the late afternoon you will be driven back to Istanbul Airport, from which your flight departs. When you arrive back, a vehicle will be waiting for you at the airport in order to transfer you back to Fethiye. This excursion ends when you arrive back to your hotel full of great memories.
Well, it was a day to remember. Excursion Mania offered us this memorable trip and I have to admit it that I am still thinking about it!