Experience Istanbul

Seeing the beauty of the Bosporus with different eyes
Dates (5 days) 08.05.2024 - 12.05.2024 from/to Luxemburg, other airports on request
Number of travellers 6-15 participants

Greek city founding, seat of the government under Emperor Constantine, centre of power of the Ottoman Empire, cultural and economic heart of Turkey: Istanbul looks proudly on its unique history and its development into the modern megacity of modern times. On this trip you will experience the Bosphorus metropolis in all its facets. You move through old and new history on foot, by ferry and tram and get a completely different view of the city. The daily walking distances (including evening walks to the restaurants) are around 5-11 kilometres. Your stylish ***** boutique hotel is in the trendy Karaköy district and is therefore an ideal starting point for the daily forays and sightseeing you do together with your Istanbul tour guide.

  • Experience culture

Travel itinerary

Day 1 Off to Istanbul
  • Flight Luxembourg-Istanbul (10:20 a.m. – 2:35 p.m., Turkish Airlines)
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Dinner with local specialties
  • Total walking distance (excluding airport paths): approx. 1.5 km.
  • Overnight stay at the boutique hotel 10Karaköy*****
  • Diner
  • Night
Day 2 Sultanahmet
  • Galata Bridge and Sirkeci Train Station
  • Sultan Ahmet Square: Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column
  • Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)
  • Hagia Sofia
  • Underground cistern
  • Return journey with the modern tram
  • Total walking distance: approx. 11 km
  • Overnight stay at the boutique hotel 10Karaköy*****
  • Breakfast
  • Night
Day 3 Egyptian Bazaar & Bosphorus Cruise
  • Bosphorus trip by ferry, break in the fishing village.
  • Egyptian bazaar, tips from the spice connoisseur
  • Total walking distance: approx. 6 km
  • Overnight stay at the boutique hotel 10Karaköy*****
  • Breakfast
  • Night
Day 4 Topkapi Palace, organic market
  • Topkapi Palace including treasury and harem
  • Turkish handicrafts boutique
  • Take public transport to the farmers market
  • Organic market, discussions with organic farmers
  • Farewell dinner in the best meat restaurant in Karaköy
  • Total walking distance: approx. 8-10 km
  • Overnight stay at the boutique hotel 10Karaköy****
  • Breakfast
  • Diner
  • Night
Day 5 Return flight to Luxembourg
  • Free time
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight Istanbul-Luxembourg (4:10 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Turkish Airlines)
  • Breakfast
Program and flight times subject to change.
Programme, hotel and flight times subject to change.
Caption:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunchbox / Picnic
  • Tasting
  • Night

Prices (per person)

Double room
1.595 €
Single use
2.145 €

Minimum number of participants: 6, maximum number of participants: 15.

Included services:

Flight with Turkish Airlines Luxembourg* - Istanbul - Luxembourg* (Economy, fare class group, subject to availability)
Airport taxes and kerosene € 132.00 (as of 12/2023)
CO₂ compensation for flights and land-based services via Atmosfair
4 nights in the boutique hotel 10Karaköy*****/Istanbul, standard double room including breakfast.
2 dinners in selected restaurants
Transfers airport-hotel-airport by private bus
Transfers, travel by public transport and sightseeing according to the program.
Local English-speaking tour guide

*other airports on request

Not included are: Seat reservations, tips, meals not mentioned in the itinerary, drinks, insurance, additional activities and excursions, personal expenses.

Authentic and sustainable

  • Small group (maximum 15 guests)
  • CO₂ compensation for flights and land-based services (722 kg per passenger) via Atmosfair
  • Stylish boutique hotel (with sustainability guidelines) in an optimal location
  • Sightseeing on foot (daily walking distances 5-11 kilometres) and by public transport
  • Bosphorus trip by public ferry
  • Dinner in selected restaurants allows you to get to know authentic Turkish cuisine.

Important information

Entry for EU citizens with a valid passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end of the trip. The document must be in good condition and have at least one blank page. No compulsory vaccinations are required when entering directly from Luxembourg/Germany. (As of 06/2023). All Covid-19-related restrictions have currently been lifted. We would like to point out that this may change depending on the pandemic situation (as of June 2023).

For air travel, our sales prices are generally based on special and tour operator tariffs of the airline(s) selected for the relevant trip. Therefore space is limited and additional charges are possible.

All accommodations offer free WiFi, although network coverage is not always perfect. Please note that the hotels only offer non-smoking rooms. If some of the accommodations we have booked are unforeseen to be unavailable, we will book a (preferably) equivalent alternative.

With the travel documents you will receive further information about the trip and the destination country.

No insurance is included in the travel price. We strongly recommend taking out travel cancellation insurance that includes Covid-19 as well as appropriate travel health insurance that includes treatment (including quarantine) for Covid-19.

This trip is not suitable for guests with mobility issues. If necessary, please tell us the type of mobility restriction you have before booking and clarify with us whether we can meet your individual needs.

Planet B is a brand of Bollig Tours. Bollig Tours is therefore named as the organizer in our general travel conditions. For a short description of the accommodation and further information about the trip, see the detailed trip description – currently available in German only.

 

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