20:30 - Departure from Sofia on the route Sofia - Pazardzhik - Plovdiv - Haskovo - Kapitan Andreevo - Istanbul. Night transition.
Early morning arrival in Istanbul. If there are free rooms at the time of arrival, tourists are accommodated immediately. If there are no available rooms, check-in will be after 2:00 p.m.
16:30 - Visit Mall Viaport Venezia (optional, for an extra charge) - a unique shopping center that will take you directly to Venice! The mall itself is surrounded by a canal with gondolas, beautiful parks, children's entertainment, and many delights. Feel the spirit of St. Mark's Square and shop in the discount stores of world-famous brands.
20:00 - Dinner in an attractive Gar Music Hall restaurant with a show program (optional, for an extra charge). You will have the opportunity to enjoy a rich traditional program from Turkish folklore, oriental dances and a show program. Menu: assorted salad (hors d'oeuvres), hot starters, salad, main course, seasonal fruit for dessert. A person is given: 2 glasses of vodka, raki or gin; or 2 beers; or 2 non-alcoholic; or 1 small bottle of wine of 350 ml. Overnight stay.
08:30 Panoramic tour of Istanbul by bus and a licensed tour guide in Bulgarian (optional, for an additional fee): visit the renovated Bulgarian iron church "St. Stephen", along one of the bridges over the Golden Horn we head to Taksim Square - the modern center of Istanbul, a short walk along Istiklal Boulevard with the famous old Nostalgia tram, the Galata Tower and the Catholic Cathedral of St. Antoine. The tour continues past the new Sultan's Palace, Dolmabahçe Saray; Yildiz Park; crossing the Asian coast on one of the rope bridges over the Bosphorus with a short photo break at Berlerbey Palace. Returning to Europe, again on the bridge over the Bosphorus.
After the end of the panoramic tour - free time or the possibility of additional activities for an additional fee:
Boat trip on the Bosphorus with a licensed tour guide in Bulgarian (optional, for an additional fee) - an exciting trip between two continents, which allows seeing from a different perspective the palaces and historical monuments on both sides of the beautiful Bosphorus, as well as the popular Istanbul villas "Yala".
Visit the new Dolmabahce Sultan's Palace with a licensed tour guide in Bulgarian (optional, for an additional fee) - one of the most impressive creations of the famous Armenian Balyan family of architects, the new Sultan's Palace is located in its grace and splendor along the Bosphorus. The palace was the residence of the last Ottoman sultan and the first president of the new republic - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
18:00 - Night tour of Istanbul with a visit to Watergarden Mall and Emaar Mall (optional, for an additional fee). Watergarden Mall is the place to watch the light show of the singing fountains. An exceptional choreography of water, light, laser effects, and a musical show. The pool is located in an area of 5 thousand square meters in the heart of Watergarden Istanbul and is considered the "largest" pool in Europe. After visiting the Watergarden Mall, we continue to Istanbul's newest Emaar Mall. At Emaar Mall you can visit the newest aquarium with an underwater zoo, you will have the opportunity to see 7 different themed sectors with over 20,000 sea creatures and amphibians of 200 species, including the underwater glass tunnel, fish gallery, rocks and waterfalls, the kingdom of crocodiles, penguin island, the forest section includes - snakes, spiders, iguanas, chameleons, wild piranhas, giant water rats, and many other intriguing forest dwellers and many more surprises. Possibility of shopping in the stores of some of the world famous brands. OR
19:00 - Dinner in a fish restaurant on the Golden Horn (optional, for an additional fee). The fish restaurant is located near the Galata Bridge, the oldest bridge in Istanbul. From there, there is a magnificent view of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a romantic and relaxed dinner, enjoying the view of the Bosphorus and the authentic landscape. The menu in the restaurant includes hors d'oeuvres, salad, and hot appetizers, the main course is fish of your choice (bream or sea bass). Drinks are 2 per person (non-alcoholic, wine, beer, or the traditional Turkish drink raku).
19:30 - "Night Bosphorus" program (on request, for an additional fee) - dinner on a ship on the Bosphorus with an entertainment program. The cruise includes dinner and a show program with local folk dances from different regions of Turkey, oriental dances, music program with a DJ. The menu includes seasonal salad, various types of cold appetizers (appetizers), and three types of the main course: roasted chicken, grilled meatballs, fish, and dessert - seasonal fruits. The included alcoholic drinks (beer, Turkish brandy, vodka, wine) and soft drinks are locally produced and unlimited. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Check out the hotel.
09:30 - Visit SeaLife Aquarium (for an additional fee). The aquarium is
The offer includes:
• Transport from Sofia, with the possibility of boarding from Ihtiman, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv and Haskovo along the indicated route with a licensed tourist bus or minibus;
• All road, highway and border fees;
• 2 nights with breakfast in a 3* hotel in Istanbul;
• A short stay in Edirne with the opportunity to visit the Selimiye Mosque and time for shopping;
• Guide from the organizing company during the trip and stay in Istanbul.
• Visit to Mall Venezia - BGN 20;
• "Istanbul Manhattan" tour - Sapphire Skyscraper - BGN 70 (with ticket for ascent and 4D included);
• Dinner in a fish restaurant on the Golden Horn - BGN 60;
• Dinner in an attractive Gar Music Hall restaurant with show program and drinks - BGN 60;
• Panoramic tour of Istanbul by bus - BGN 40;
• Boat ride on the Bosphorus - BGN 40;
• Visit to the new Dolmabahce Sultan's Palace - BGN 80 with a licensed tour guide and entrance fee;
• Tour of Istanbul with a visit to the Camluja Mosque and Watergarden Singing Fountains - BGN 40;
• "Night Bosphorus" program, with dinner on a ship on the Bosphorus - BGN 90;
• Entrance fees for museums;
• Trip cancellation insurance.