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Package: Istanbul & Dubai with Flight, Hotel & Sightseeing

Cities: Istanbul & Dubai

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Istanbul

Welcome to Istanbul. Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel in Istanbul where you can enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Full Day Istanbul Classic Tour

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and
Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture,
constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets,
built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, centre of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city.
Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments
decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping centre and the biggest "souk" in the world
with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.
(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics
of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide
commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)
Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia.
The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green
and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed
on the sarcophaguses.

Day 3

Full Day Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of Istanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities.

Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian,

Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise on Plan Tours’ private boat, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat – no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. (Visit a leather showroom if time permits)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlica Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of Istanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city.

also:

IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents
BEYLERBEYÄ° PALACE from the boat

The tour starts with pick ups around 08:00 and will end around 17:00

Day 4

Full Day At Leisure in Istanbul

There is no activity involved. You can enjoy your day based on your interest. 

Day 5

Depart Istanbul - Arrive Dubai

Istanbul

Check out from Hotel & you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Dubai.


Dubai

Welcome to Dubai, upon arrival you will meet our representative who will transfer you from Airport to Hotel in Dubai.

Day 6

Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner

Climb aboard a plush, glass-enclosed boat, and enjoy a 2-hour dinner cruise of Dubai Marina. Get the red carpet treatment from the moment you are welcomed on board with a complimentary drink to the minute you disembark at Dubai Marina Yacht Club.

Wander around the boat’s 2 decks, including a glass-enclosed lower deck for optimum views, and an open-air upper deck to enjoy the breeze off the Persian Gulf. Float gently from Dubai Marina past iconic sights, such as the world’s 2nd largest yacht and the 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel.

SIC Pick up: 07.00Pm-08.00Pm

SIC Return: 11.00 pm

Dinner Cruise Duration :

Approx. 4 hours (including transportation time)

Day 7

Full day Dubai City Tour with Desert Safari

City Tour

Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour starts with a photo-stop at the iconic landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab Hotel. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. The tour continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. Get aboard the Abra (water taxi) to cross the Creek to the Spice Souk. On your return, there is time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai– the Gold Souk.

Transportation: SIC Transfers from Deira & Bur Dubai only.

Desert Safari

Start your journey to the Bedouin Campsite in the heart of the desert and upon arrival refresh your self with soft drinks, mineral water, tea or coffee. Freshly ground Arabic gawa (coffee) is served while you enter the camp. Take a camel for a ride or decorate your hand or feet with henna design. Relax and recline in the tents with carpet and pillows while waiting for the sumptuous BBQ dinner to be served. After relishing the meal, go for shisha that comes in different flavors. Before we conclude the night, a belly dancer performs an enticing show to the rhythm of an Arabic music.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Camel riding
  • Sand Boarding
  • Henna Design
  • Folk Dance 'Tanoura' & Fire Show
  • Shisha

Desert Safari Duration :
Approx. 6 hours 

Note: Child below 05 Years is not allowed

Day 8

Half day Burj Khalifa Non prime hours and Dubai Aquarium

Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megamall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 829.8m.

The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is home to one of the most diverse collections of marine animals in the world. The ten million-litre Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, showcases hundreds of sharks and rays, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks in the world.

Inclusions:

Ticket to Burj Khalifa 124th Floor

Ticket to The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

SIC Pick up : 1000 Hrs / 1600 Hrs

SIC Return : 1630 Hrs / 2100 Hrs

Day 9

Departure from Dubai

Check out from Hotel in Dubai & you will be transferred to Airport for your further journey.

What's Included?

  • Flights from USA to Istanbul
  • Flight from Istanbul to Dubai
  • Flight from Dubai to USA
  • Istanbul
    • 4 Nights accommodation in Istanbul.
    • Private Airport Transfers
    • Full-Day Istanbul Classic Tour (SIC)
    • Full-Day Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour (SIC)
    • Inclusive of all current applicable taxes.
  • Dubai
    • 4 Nights accommodation in Dubai.
    • Private Airport Transfers
    •  Dubai City Tour with Desert Safari (SIC)
    • Burj Khalifa Non-prime hours and Dubai Aquarium (SIC)
    • Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner  (SIC)
    • Inclusive of all current applicable taxes.

What's not Included?

  • Peak/festival period surcharge
  • Train Ticket
  • Visas 
  • Entrance Fee (unless specified)
  • Driver & Guide Tipping
  • Room service
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out
  • Luggage truck & Porter
  • Supplement for arrival/departure transfer between 2200 hrs - 0700 hrs
  • If City / Resort Fees / Tourist taxes are applicable then the same will be Payable directly at hotel /Apartment.
  • Beverages NOT included in the quotation

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