Turkey Shopping Experience

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  • Flight From Sharjah
  • Flights & Hotel Included
  • Istanbul

Package includes

  • FLIGHTS (20kg check-in luggage)
  • HOTEL
  • TRANSFER
  • TOUR GUIDE
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE

About Istanbul, Turkey

Formerly known as Constantinople, Istanbul is the cultural and historic center and the most populous city in Turkey. Istanbul is a transcontinental city lying in both Europe and Asia. The European side houses the commercial and historical center while a third of its population lives in Asian side. For long, an Istanbul holiday package has been a staple on every international tour operator’s portfolio.

At around more than 15 million residents, Istanbul is also one of the world’s most populous cities and the largest city in all of Europe. Around 657 BC, Istanbul took birth originally as Byzantium, which later became Constantinople. Subsequently, after the occupation by the British, French and Italian forces in 1923, the city was renamed yet again as Istanbul.

Quick facts about Istanbul, Turkey

Here are some quick facts that should give you a fair introduction to this amazing city before you embark on your Istanbul vacation package.

  • Istanbul is the largest European city and the world's fourth largest city proper, smaller only to Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing.
  • Byzantion was one of the most important cities in history circa around 660 BCE. Once reestablished as Constantinople in 330 CE, the city continue to serve as an imperial capital for nearly 16 centuries.
  • Constantinople was contributory in the progression of Christianity during Roman times. The Ottomans seized the city in 1453 CE, turning it into the seat of their caliphate and an Islamic stronghold.

Things to do in Istanbul, Turkey

  • Visit Miniatürk, a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn.
  • See the İstanbul Sea Life Aquarium, also called TurkuaZoo, a public aquarium located in Bayrampaşa.
  • Go to Vialand at Eyup, a theme park featuring amusement rides for all ages & a shopping center with dining & entertainment.
  • Visit the KidZania at Acibadem AVM, the global leader in edutainment for children.
  • Visit the Rahmi Koç Museum, a private industrial museum located at Hasköy.
  • Take part in a workshop at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, a museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district.
  • Visit the Istanbul Toy Museum, a toy museum located in the Göztepe neighbourhood.
  • Visit Jurassic Land at Bayrampaşa, an indoor attraction featuring animatronic dinosaurs, model skeletons, a 4D movie, laser tag and a cafe.
  • Go on a Bosphorus Tour. The Bosporus is a narrow, natural strait and an internationally significant waterway located in northwestern Turkey.
  • Travel to Büyükada, the largest of the nine Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara.

Places to visit in Istanbul, Turkey

International tourists always set aside more time to visit the many sacred places in Istanbul, while they are on their Istanbul holidays. Let us get to know some of them.

  • Ahrida Sinagogu (Synagogue) - Located in Balat, it is one of the oldest synagogues in Turkey.
  • The All Saints Church -located in Moda in Kadıköy district – An ancient Presbyterian church, known locally as All Saints Kilisesi.
  • Arap Camiisi (Arab Mosque – A mosque Located in the Karaköy quarter of the city, it was originally a Roman Catholic church erected by the friars of the Dominican Order.
  • Atik Ali Pasa Mosque - A 15th century Ottoman mosque situated in Çemberlitaş, Fatih district. Construction was completed during the reign of Sultan Bayezid II, in in 1497.
  • Bağdat Caddesi, meaning Baghdad Avenue - A notable high street found on the Anatolian side, it runs approximately 9 miles.
  • Taksim Square - Situated in the European part of Istanbul in Beyoğlu, the Taksim Square is considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Famous for its many restaurants, shops, and hotels.
  • Halaskargazi Avenue – Stretched between Şişli and Harbiye for 1.3 kilometers, this busy shopping district sells everything from clothes to electronics.

Food in Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish cuisine is essentially Ottoman cuisine. Its culinary style may also be seen as a refined fusion of central Asian, middle eastern, eastern European and Balkan cuisines. Historians around the world are of the unanimous opinion that Ottoman cuisine was unified and refined in imperial Istanbul. Istanbul is known for its historic seafood restaurants. Most of the well-known upscale seafood restaurants are located on the shores of the Bosphorus. A pedestrian zone in the Kumkapı quarter in Fatih district houses around fifty fish restaurants. Another locality in Istanbul famous for its seafood restaurants is the The Princes’ Islands, located just 15 kilometers from the heart of the city.

Turkish cuisine varies across the country from region to region. And the widespread cooking style of Istanbul inherits many elements of Ottoman court cuisine, with comparatively lesser use of spices. Much like other metropoles around the world, Istanbul has a famous street food culture too. From small buffets streets to native street vendors the street food of Istanbul is full of choices. When you are on your Istanbul vacation, try to taste pastry delicacies like simit and börek from the street food vendors. You should also try Balık ekmek, a kind of fish sandwich.

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  • We reserve the complete right to reschedule an itinerary or route, adjust pricing, or even cancel a tour whenever, at our sole discretion, mainly if we deem it is vital for your safety or convenience.
  • Unused inclusion in a tour package is non-refundable.
  • Any guest failing to reach on time at the designated pick-up point will be considered a no-show. No reimbursement or alternative transfer will be arranged in such circumstances.
  • Should a tour booking be cancelled or altered for reasons of bad weather, vehicle issue or traffic problems, we will make all sincere efforts to arrange alternative service with similar options, however, based on its availability.
  • The arrangement of seating will depend on its availability and will be done by our driver or tour guides.
  • Pick-up and drop-off timings listed on the website are approximate, and they will be adjusted as per your location as well as traffic conditions.
  • We reserve the right to charge 100% No Show charges if guests do not turn up on time for the pick-up.
  • In any case the guest does not show up on time and our vehicle departs from the pickup location, then we will not arrange for alternative transfer & no refund is provided for the missed tour.
  • Seating arrangement is done as per the availability & it is decided by the Driver or Tour Guide except in case of private transfers.
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