City of the World's Desire - Istanbul, Turkey

"If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital." Napoleon Bonaparte

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in a city where you can feel the mysticism of the East and the modernity of the West, the constant time travel between the past and the future, the balance of the traditional and the modern. Istanbul not only joins continents, it also joins cultures and people.

With one foot in the East and the other in the West, Istanbul is a perfect destination with its captivating blend of sights, sounds and colors. Admire magnificent mosques, atmospheric churches, intriguing museums and Sultans' palaces or take to the waters of the Bosphorus to enjoy fresh fish overlooking the Black Sea. Explore the warren of streets in the Grand Bazaar or take in the heady scents of the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Visit the city that has been home to three empires, the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, and its unique blend of Christian and Islamic sites. See the Iznik tiles at the world-famous Blue Mosque, enjoy the majesty of the Hagia Sophia and tour the harem and exhibits at the home of the Ottoman Sultans, the Topkapi Palace. Experience the unique Byzantine frescoes of the Kariye Museum, the Ottoman architect Sinan’s masterpiece the Suleymaniye Mosque complex overlooking the Golden Horn and the Genoese Galata Tower with its panoramic views of the whole city.

Discover the metropolis of the moment that Istanbul is today with its stylish art galleries, world-class restaurants and electrifying nightclubs. They’re all here in one fascinating melting pot of a great 21st-century city.

Starts on: 08.10 - 11.10.2021
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Destination: Istanbul – Turkey
Mode of transport:  Plane, Pegasus
Price:  259€ per person

*There is a possibility to book different periods and extra nights. Ask your Travel Agent for availability.

** The agency reserves the right to change the price of the arrangement which includes air transport, if there is a change in the airline ticket on the flight, the agency is not responsible for that and the difference in price is borne by the passenger.

*** The agency reserves the right to change the program, in terms of flight time, which EXCLUSIVELY depends on the flight time of the airline.



08.10 Friday

11:35
Departure from Skopje International Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (1h30min)
13:55
Arriving at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
14:30
Check-in in Hotel

09.10 Saturday – 10.10 Sunday

08:00
Breakfast
09:30
Exploring Istanbul according to your previous requests

11.10 Monday

07:00
Breakfast and check out from hotel
07:30
Transfer from hotel to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
10:30
Flight to Skopje International Airport (1h30min)

The price includes:

  • 3 nights in 4* hotel on BB basis in Istanbul 
  • Airport taxes
  • Flights Skopje – Istanbul - Skopje
  • Hand baggage with dimensions 55x40x20 cm max weight 8kg
  • Transfers from airport to the hotel and from hotel to the airport                           

The price does not include:    

  • Touristic Tax of 1,5 euro per day per person                           
  • Excursions                           
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local Transport
  • PCR Test
  • Extra charge for single room           

Remarks:                 

  • The passport must be valid minimum of 6 months from the date of your arrival in Turkey.                      
  • Every traveler should have a valid travel insurance                          
  • With the reservation, an advance payment of 30% of the total sum should be paid                         
  • Hotels, as well as Flights, can be changed as per travelers' request
  • Payments made in MKD currency will be calculated with course 1 EUR = 62 MKD

1. Marvel at the lofty dome of HAGIA SOPHIA

The Hagia Sophia is among Istanbul's most popular and iconic historic sites. Completed in the 6th century on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, Hagia Sophia is considered to be an architectural marvel even today. Before being converted into a mosque in the 15th century and later into a museum in 1935, Hagia Sophia served as the center of the Eastern Orthodox Church. 

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

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2. Wander inside TOPKAPI PALACE

Looming over the point where the Golden Horn meets the Marmara Sea, Topkapı Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for more than four centuries. Topkapı Palace is a beautiful spot offering beautiful views of Istanbul. Every room is covered in exquisite tile of work and in the springtime the gardens are filled with tulips and hyacinths.

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

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3. Admire the blooming tulips at GÜLHANE PARK

Located next to the Topkapı Palace on the tip of Istanbul's historic peninsula, Gülhane Park is one of the city's biggest and most beautiful parks. Thousands of tulips bloom in the park during springtime.

4. Be mesmerized by the tiles inside BLUE MOSQUE

Among the city's most famous landmarks, the Blue Mosque's interior walls are adorned with over 20.000 hand-painted blue tiles, which are bathed in natural light filtering in from more than 200 windows, a dazzling sight to behold. This historic mosque was built in the early 17th century during the reign of Ahmed I.

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

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5. Travel back in time to Byzantium at BASILICA CISTERN

Descend underground Istanbul to one of the city’s ancient reservoirs. The Basilica Cistern is dark, chilly and mysterious featuring hundreds of ancient Ionic and Corinthian columns, the cistern is a relic of the Byzantine Empire's water system.

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

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6. GALATA TOWER

The Galata Tower was built in the mid 14 th century and was used as a fire tower, barracks and a dungeon. From the top of the tower you can get the best views of Istanbul.

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

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7. Get a full body scrub at KILIÇ ALI PAŞA HAMAMI

The work of the renowned Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan, Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamamı was built in between 1578-1583 to serve the marine forces in the Ottoman navy and was reopened to the public in 2012 after a major restoration. The hammam ritual is an unmissable experience for anyone visiting Istanbul and there's no better place to do it than inside this architectural masterpiece dating back half a millennium.

8. Cruise the BOSPHORUS RIVER

A dinner cruise on the Bosphorus provides evening views of Istanbul for a different perspective of the city. As you travel along this waterway that leads to the Black Sea, you'll enjoy food, drinks, and a live show on board.

9. STREET FOOD TOUR with local guide

Istanbul’s street life is deeply interwoven with the city’s food culture. While you explore historical places, you can also discover the best Turkish street food in Istanbul and turn your culture trip into a gourmet tour. Istanbul boasts hundreds of dishes and rich food culture.

10. Put your bargaining hat on at GRAND BAZAAR

Among the world's oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar features thousands of shops spread across dozens of streets. With its kaleidoscope of colorful lanterns, its friendly people and its maze of hallways the Grand Bazaar is a joy to explore.

11. Shop for spices and souvenirs at SPICE BAZAAR

Smaller than the nearby Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, was built in the 16th century and features rows of stalls selling spices, sweets, tea varieties, dried fruits and other goods. A great place to shop for spices, Turkish delights and other souvenirs, the Spice Bazaar is also a visual experience as the spice vendors prominently display their colorful wares in large, pyramid-like mounds.

12. Neighborhoods of FENER and BALAT

Leave behind the more popular touristic areas and stroll through colorful neighborhoods of Fener and Balat.

13. DOLMABAHÇE PALACE Turkey’s Biggest Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace, the elegant palace of the Bosphorus, is one of the most magnificent symbolic structures of the Ottoman Empire's changing 19th century identity, excessive in size and filled with gold and crystal.

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

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