Istanbul Tulip Festival Tour (4 nights/5 days)
Ever since 2006, during April, the city government in Istanbul has been planting millions of tulips in Istanbul's parks, avenues, traffic roundabouts and just about anywhere with an open ground. In 2016, an outstanding amount of 30 million tulips was planted all over Istanbul. The has resulted in a glorious spring flower festival with brilliant splashes of colors everywhere you look. The Istanbul Tulip Festival is not just about tulips; in fact, other flowers—pansies, bluebottles, etc.—are planted in contrast and for variety in shape and color. The displays are breathtaking! Grant yourself a one in a million experience and be part of this exciting annual festival in Istanbul in 2017. Not to mention the countless other things that make this city, for us, the most fascinating on earth.
Day 01. Istanbul
Upon arrival to Istanbul Ataturk airport, you will be received by representative from Karavan Tours and you will be transferred to your hotel by a private minivan. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure, and you will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 2 Full Day Istanbul City Tour
You will have breakfast at your hotel’s buffet, after which you will be meeting your guide and driver in the lobby for Istanbul’s full-day Old City tour. The tour will cover Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column, the Grand Bazaar, where Turkish Handicrafts and local products are demonstrated and Sultanahmet Square and Gulhane Park, where you’ll get to enjoy Istanbul’s phenomenal Tulips. After the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel, where you will spend your night.
PS: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. If your tour is on one of these days, Hagia Sophia or Topkapi Museum will be replaced with Underground Cistern.
Day 03. Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Tour
You will have breakfast at your hotel’s buffet, after which you will be meeting your guide and driver in the lobby for a full day Bosphorus tour. The tour will start with a visit to the Galata Tower, from which you will enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Istanbul and its beautiful Tulips in April. After that, you will be transferred to the Spice Bazar, where your guide will assist you in getting the most out of your shopping experience. From Eminonu, you will catch a ferry along the Bosphorus, which separates the Asian and European continents, for a 90-minute journey experiencing the best sceneries the city has to offer. After the Bosphorus cruise ends, you will be transferred to Ortakoy to enjoy a walk by the Bosphorus, before you proceed to Emirgan Park, one of Istanbul’s best spots during the Tulip Festival. After the tour ends, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will spend your night.
Day 04. Full Day Istanbul Asian Tour
You will have breakfast at your hotel’s buffet, after which you will be meeting your guide and driver in the lobby for a full day discovering Asian Istanbul. The tour will start with a visit to Beylerbeyi Palace in Uskudar, after which you will visit Camlica Hill and enjoy the view from one of Istanbul’s highest spots. You will then proceed to Kadikoy, to enjoy an authentic walk in the less visited, artistic streets of Bahariye and Moda. The tour will end with a visit to Goztepe 60.Yil Park, which will be filled with the magical colours of the Tulips spread. After the tour ends you will be transferred back to your hotel, where you will spend your night.
PS: Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays. If your tour is on one of these days, it will be replaced with Chora Museum.
DAY 5 - Depart from Istanbul
You will have breakfast at your hotel’s buffet, after which you will be meeting your driver in the lobby for your transfer to the airport, where you will catch your flight back home. We hope your tour has been to your satisfaction, and we would like to see you in the future again. Wish you have a safe flight.
@ Rs 48500/-