Departure Date: 04/10/2019
Tantalising Turkey is where east meets west. Istanbul staddles two continents. Napolean once said "If the world was to be a single country, then Istanbul would be its capital." It's where historical architecture, fascinating culture, fabulous beaches, quaint seaside villages, luxurious spas and exotic tastes are just waiting to be explored.
Arrive in Istanbul and discover the new Istanbul Airport which is an experience in itself. A visit to Istanbul means you visit 1 destination & 2 continents all in one. One this trip you will be centrally located and within walking distance to many of the main tourist attractions. Nothing beats home cooking, especially Turkish home cooking. Join this Istanbul tour to be treated to a feast at a local family's home, as well as other Turkish pursuits: drinking tea, playing backgammon, and hitting the water pipe!
Participate in an Istanbul Half Day Byzantine and Ottoman Marvels Tour. On this tour you will explore the Sultan Ahmet Center and the heart of the Old City on this half day guided tour that will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Istanbul. On this half-day Istanbul sightseeing tour you will visit the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar with a knowledgeable English speaking local guide including roundtrip transportation including hotel pickup and Entrance fees.
Get to experience life in Istanbul as a local and enjoy a Home Cooked Meal Tour. Nothing beats home cooking, especially Turkish home cooking. Join this Istanbul tour to be treated to a feast at a local family's home, as well as other Turkish pursuits: drinking tea, playing backgammon, and hitting the water pipe! Something to remember is that the standard dress code in Turkey is conservative. To respect this and for your own comfort, we suggest that you wear modest clothing that will cover your shoulders and knees for both women and men. Turkish people also do not wear shoes within their home so it is advisable to wear easy slip on shoes on this cooking tour. This tour finishes in Sultanahmet.
Spend 5 nights that the 4 Star Armada Old City Hotel. The Armada Istanbul Old City is located within walking distance of the Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque and it is 5 km from the Taksim Square and the nearest airport is situated 17 km away. All the rooms at his hotel are decorated in an traditional style and it offers a relaxing atmosphere for guests and offer modern amenities such as air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea maker, room service, cots on request, hairdryer, minibar, safe, telephone, television and Wi-Fi. Some of the facilities that you can enjoy at the hotel includes a bar, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, conference rooms and banquette facilities. There is also internet access and an on site car parking for guests. If guests wish to eat in they can enjoy meals in the Armada Terrace Restaurant and Bar at the rooftop which offer nice views and guests can enjoy drink in the Guest Lounge.
Return flights ex Johannesburg via Dubai to Istanbul, approx. airport taxes, return private airport transfer to the hotel, a 5 night stay at the 4 Star Armade Old City Hotel in Sultanahamet sharing a standard room with breakfast daily, An Istanbul Half Day Byzantine and Ottoman Marvels Tour with an English Speaking Guide that includes a visit to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar, A Home Cooked meal that includes a local english speaking guide, dinner and drinks with a local family, tea, Narglie waterpipe.
5 Nights from R16,350 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 4 - 10 October 2019. Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern. Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday and replaced with authentic shops around the area.Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes. Packages exclude items of personal nature, travel insurance, tips and gratuities, meals & drinks not indicated. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.