Experience the amazing history and architecture of the Ottoman era in Istanbul & Bursa. Guided sightseeing tours cover the historical Sultanahmet & Bosphorous areas then by car & ferry to Bursa to explore the city centre and cable car ride for magnificent views from Uludag.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival:
Meet on flight arrival to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and transfer to hotel (can also arrange airport transfer from Istanbul SAW). Rest of the day / evening is then free at leisure for you to relax or begin exploring the local surroundings. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 02 - Historical Sights of Sultanahmet:
Breakfast at hotel then meet to join on regular group tour (private guided available on request) to explore some of the most important sights in the historical Sultanahmet area. Visit the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 03 - Bosphorous Cruise Sightseeing:
Again meet to depart on full day regular group tour (private guided available on request), this time starting with a morning cruise on the Bosphorous during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. After cruise visits to the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorous Bridge and Camlica Hill for panoramic views. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 04 - Bursa Tour roundtrip from Istanbul:
Early morning depart from hotel to port for crossing by car ferry (around 2hours) to Yalova, continue on drive towards Bursa with lovely countryside views enroute. On arrival lunch at local restaurant sampling famous Iskender Kepab (vegetarian options available). Then enjoy a cable car ride up Uludag (weather permitting) after which visit the Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque, old Silk Market in the covered bazaar and the Inkaya Plane Tree. Return to Istanbul via same route. Overnight in Istanbul
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 05 - Departure:
Breakfast, check-out and as per your international/domestic flight departure time transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport (or Istanbul SAW Airport).

What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation on bed & breakfast basis
  • Noted sightseeing tours on regular group basis (private guided basis on request)
  • Main entrance fees to sights visited and lunches during full day tours
  • Taxes and handling services


  • Available on a daily basis, January to December
  • For those with more time we can add extra days either in Istanbul and/or Bursa
  • If extra days you could also add a) full day Princes Island Tour and/or b) full day tour visiting Sapanca Lake & Masukiye
  • Suitable for individuals and groups

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From our past customers

I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip you put together. It was a pleasure working with someone as professional and accomadating as yourself and would happily recommend your services to anyone. Any time I can help in any way, you have my e-mail. All the hotels were great. I would highly recommend the Aldemar in Rhodes if anyone asks. My offer stands to show you New York City if you are ever over this way. We enjoyed the trip so much we know we will be returning and I will look forward to work with you again. I know you went well beyond what could be expected and we really appreciate it. Thanks again, Fred.


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