Bodrum Istanbul day trip will help you to enjoy one of the best destination options from Bodrum to other places, since there will be a bond between the most popular summer holiday resort of Turkey and the cultural core of Turkey; as you an easily guess, enjoying both of them in a day is a rare opportunity.
By considering this fact, we have prepared a content-rich package that will consist of significant places of Istanbul as many as possible, in the boundaries of a couple of hours.
Between the times of departing from Bodrum and departing from Istanbul, you will visit the outstanding structures and gain comprehensive information about related places of Istanbul.
Especially if you consider yourself as a traveler who is fond of his/her cultural accumulation, you should know that the things that you will collect in Istanbul will expand your mind and knowledge a lot.
Therefore, by assuming that you are already excited, we will share the detailed information about Istanbul day trip below.
Istanbul Day Trip from Bodrum
Before getting into the details of the content of Bodrum Istanbul day trip, we would like to share some information about the preparation part.
You should be aware of the fact that in Istanbul, we will walk a lot; thus, this excursion is not suitable for the guests with walking difficulties.
Secondly, since we will be outdoors for a long time, we suggest you to bring your hat, sunglasses and sun cream with you.
Thirdly, you should put some snacks, a bottle of water, a camera, a charger and surely, your passports in your bag before coming.
And lastly, we recommend you to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
The Start of Our Day Trip to Istanbul
We will pick you up from your hotel in the early hour of the morning by our fully-equipped, modern and comfortable vehicle.
Then, we will drive until we get to Bodrum Airport; the ride will last for 1 hour approximately.
When we arrive to the airport, you will meet our professional and licensed tour guide who will provide information about the places that you will see.
After completing the procedures in airport, you will get on the plane.
A couple of hours later, we will land to Istanbul, and we will get on the bus to arrive the first stop of our Istanbul day trip.
The first stop of our program; famous for its gigantic sizes and blue interior design, Blue Mosque is one of the biggest and oldest mosques of Turkey; and even if it has been built between the years of 1609-1617, it still is standing still to present its splendor in its historical texture of the architectural design.
Further information about the sections of it and its significance through the history will be given by our guide, and we are sure that you will get amazed due to every detail of it.
Hippodrome & German Fountain
The host of the chariot races from Romans to Ottomans, the structure has witnessed the shift of three significant empires and their eras.
After gaining knowledge about its architectural and historical importance, we will visit German Fountain that locates nearby the Hippodrome.
The octagonal shape and the golden ornaments of this generous gift of German king to Ottoman Empire will charm your sense of aesthetic.
Free Time in Sultanahmet Square
In order to relax for a while, we will have a break in Sultanahmet Square.
During the free time, you will be able to purchase souvenirs from the shops around; to eat or drink something in the local restaurants; or to observe the dynamic local life of Istanbul. When the time is up, we will reunite again and take the roads to Topkapi Palace.
One of the main residences of sultans of Ottoman Empire; and also, the center of managing those endless, valuable lands, Topkapi Palace will be the next stop of our Istanbul day trip which will help you to understand the brilliance of the related era.
Perfectly ornamented, divided into many sections and rooms, the information about the most significant ones will be given by our guide; so that you will understand its cultural and historical importance through those eras.
Free Time in Spice Bazaar
After viewing the palace, we will visit Spice Bazaar in which you will be able to catch the authentic vibe as soon as you enter.
With various kinds of scents and colors, the bazaar will help you to enjoy the satisfaction of shopping in a traditional part of Istanbul.
Until the free time is over, you will be able to shop by coalescing to the local people around.
Also, do not miss the chance for learning to bargain!
For ones who are willing to pay an extra fee and enjoy one of the most popular activities that is participated in Istanbul, we will head to the related harbor for joining in Bosphorus Cruise.
By that, you will be sailing along the Marmara Sea while observing the outstanding structures of Istanbul that locates at the top of the hills or nearby the shore such as Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridge, Maiden’s Tower and more.
Thus, breath the iodic air in and take photos as many as possible.
We will get on the tour bus, drive until we get to the airport, complete the related process.
After landing on Bodrum, we will take you to your hotel.