Alanya Istanbul day trip will show you all the famous sights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the bazaars. You will also visit Ancient Hippodrome, Sultanahmet Square and have a cruise on the Bosphorus.
A professional guide will be with you throughout the tour and will guide you around all the places you will see.
Transfers from and to airports, flight tickets, all entrance tickets and excursions are included in the price of the tour. Because tickets are being sold quickly, early booking is recommended.
Everyone has seen colourful Istanbul in documentaries and news reports. Istanbul is a city of history, culture, nature, and spices. It is a shopping capital, a town of aromas and oriental fragrances, and home to excellent cuisine from all parts of Turkey.
The good news is that it is possible to travel to Istanbul from Alanya and back on the same day. This beautiful city is just a short one-hour flight away from your hotel.
Alanya Istanbul day trip is a chance to see real Turkey, how it was and how it is as the modern and the ancient sits side by side on the streets.
|📅 Tour Days:||Every day|
|⏱️ Tour Hours:||3:00 AM – 11:00 PM|
|✔️ Tour Includes:||Flight tickets, transfer, lunch, guiding, entrance fees|
|📌 Tour Highlights:||Topkapı palace, Spice bazaar, Hippodrome, Blue mosque|
In 2023, price of the Day tour from Alanya to Istanbul is €250 per adult and free for children at and under two years old.
Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel early morning. You will be driven to the airport in Antalya for your flight to Istanbul.
This is classed as a domestic flight and only requires you to be at the airport 1 hour before boarding. The flight lasts just under an hour and will take you to Istanbul Airport.
At the airport, you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide for the day and directed to your coach, ready to head into town and visit the living history of Sultanahmet Square.
You firstly will visit the Sultanahmet area. When you arrive at the Square, the first buildings that greet you will be the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.
The Blue Mosque will be your first stop at the Square. Following this, you will visit The Hippodrome and The German Fountain.
Even today, the oval shape of the once Roman/Byzantine Hippodrome can still be seen and is a wonder in its own right. With free time in the Square to walk, relax, enjoy the shops, enjoy lunch and admire the antiquity, you will surely fall in love with this area.
After lunch and free time, you will visit the Topkapi Palace. Today, the palace is a beautiful museum housing artefacts from the Ottoman era.
As you walk through, you will feel the intrigue of past times and visit beautiful rooms where sultans, their wives, concubines and their children once called home.
Next, you will head to the Spice Bazaar. Here, you will understand how Istanbul has its feet on two continents. This ancient Bazaar will tempt you with its aromatic herbs and spices. With some time to explore, you will surely come away with a traditional souvenir.
After around 1.5 hours of free time to shop or drink delicious Turkish Coffee, you will have the Bosphorus Cruise. On the cruise, you can see the city and its incredible skyline from the waters.
At the end of the cruise, you will meet with your guide for the return to the airport and have a flight back to your holiday resort.
The cost of Istanbul Day Trip from Alanya is 250 EUR for adults and free for children under two years old in 2023.
You can bring only a piece of hand luggage to the plane.
We recommend that you ask for breakfast boxes from your hotel. If you wish, you also can buy one at the airport.
Wear comfortable walking shoes to maximise the enjoyment of your day.
Don’t forget to bring your passport and any other paperwork you need to enter Turkey. This is an internal flight, and you may be required to show your information to airport officials.
Sit back and relax! Even the flight northwards to Istanbul is a visual delight!
Anyone who loves history and guided exploration will love this fantastic city tour.
However, anyone with walking difficulties will find it too difficult.
In the summer season, this tour goes out every day of the week. In the winter, tour dates vary depending on the number of guests.
Comfortable footwear, sun cream, sunglasses, and a hat.
Your camera is essential with so much to see and do. The ultimate selfie has to be taken with the stunning Blue Mosque in the background.
Do take money with you as you may like to purchase some gifts.
Transfers from the hotel and return, air-conditioned coach and English-speaking guiding, return flights to Istanbul, museum entrance fees, lunch, Bosphorus cruise, and travel insurance.
Your personal expenditures & drinks.