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Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side

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Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side

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icon16 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Visit Istanbul on a day-trip from Side that includes round-trip flights, a guided tour of the city’s highlights, and all airport transfers. Step into the world of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, see the landmarks of the old city, and practice your bargaining skills at the Egyptian Bazaar. This full-day tour offers a convenient, cost-effective way to see Istanbul while you’re visiting Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.
  • Full-day Istanbul trip from Side
  • Travel by air to make the most of your time in Turkey
  • Visit a historic Ottoman palace
  • Guided tour of Istanbul highlights
  • Shop for souvenirs at a covered bazaar
  • All transport included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise
Harem Department of Topkapi Palace(optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

4:30 AM
Get an early start on the day with 5am pickup at your hotel in Side and surrounding towns (see booking details for more info). Travel to the airport to catch a 1 hour, 15-minute flight to Ataturk International Airport, where a tour guide will meet you upon arrival.

The first stop is Topkapi Palace, the longtime residence of the Ottoman sultans. Explore exhibits of Islamic relics, Ottoman jewelry, and traditional clothing, and enjoy views across the Bosphorus Strait from the manicured grounds. Following the Topkapi Palace tour, you’ll have one hour to purchase food from a nearby restaurant for lunch. Continue to the oldest part of Istanbul to see Hippodrome Square, once the site of ancient sporting events, and see the Blue Mosque whose six minarets define the Istanbul skyline.

Join the bustling crowds at the Egyptian Bazaar, where you can browse for unique souvenirs, Turkish delight, spices, and more. This is one of the largest covered bazaars in the city, and it’s full of vibrant colors, aromas, and local character. After the Egyptian Bazaar, you’ll have the option to see Istanbul from the water on a sightseeing cruise down the Bosphorus, and stop by a local restaurant for dinner (the cruise and meal are not included in the tour price).

The driver will return you to the Ataturk International Airport at roughly 8pm to catch a flight to Side. Upon arrival, another driver will meet you at the airport and return you to your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hippodrome
Hippodrome
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
German Fountain
German Fountain
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Serpent Column
Serpent Column
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Obelisk of Theodosius
Obeliks of Theodosius
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
Spice Market
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Only hand luggage
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tourmania
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side.

Traveler Tips


  • "You can find your own meal, cheaper, tastier, with good views yourself in the free time available." See review

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Istanbul - Turkey away from the resorts - Amazing
BeLu
, Sep 2020
This was overall, an amazing trip except from a couple of things. We were collected from our hotel at 5am, Was told to wait at the hotel gate but the mini coach went past us to the hotel entrance. After this confusion, we was met and taken to Antalya Airport where we met our guide. Tour was in both German and English for a total of 15 guests. We were directed to check in where we was already registered. 7.30am flight to Istanbul with Pegasus Airlines. 50 minute flight and then directed onto the tour coach. Lots of interesting things to see, some walking but mainly at your own pace. Tour guide seemed to prefer talking German so felt like we missed out some things. Tour was well worth the approx £160 per person in my opinion. However the tour guide offers extras at the end of the tour, such as a boat ride (worth the extra price and very interesting with amazing views). The dinner however is very expensive approx £24 for three courses with a good view but not socially distanced and very basic/small with dry poor tasting chicken with rice and melon for desert. No choice. You can find your own meal, cheaper, tastier, with good views yourself in the free time available. Then it’s 90 minutes tour mini coach back to Istanbul SAW airport for the flight with Pegasus to Antalya leaving at around 10.30pm. Easy directions back to transfer coach. Back to hotel at around 12.30am to 1am. Very long day. Take Turkish Lira for meals and drinks (none provided). Enjoy the views and culture away and very different from the all inclusive resorts. Don’t go for the dinner they offer at the end. Otherwise a worthwhile trip showing Turkey away from the tourists.
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