Experience Istanbul

Cultural hiking through the Bosporus metropolis.
6 days: 22.04.2023-27.04.2023 / 02.09.2023-07.09.2023 (small group, maximum 15 passengers)

Greek city foundation, seat of government under Emperor Constantine, power centre of the Ottoman Empire, cultural and economic heart of Turkey: Istanbul proudly looks back on its unique history and its development into the modern megacity of modern times. On this trip we will experience the Bosporus metropolis in all its facets. We move through the old and new history of the city on foot, by ferries and trams. The daily walking distances are 4-7 kilometres, our boutique hotel is located in the in-district Karaköy and is thus an ideal starting point for our daily walks through this extraordinary city.

The itinerary

Day 1 Luxembourg – Istanbul

Flight Luxembourg-Istanbul (Turkish Airlines, 11.40-16.00), transfer to hotel, dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight: The Haze Karaköy****, Istanbul. (D)

 

Day 2 Topkapi Palace, Asian Istanbul

Galata Bridge, Sirkeci Station, Topkapi Palace, ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul, Haydarpasha Station, ferry back. Overnight: The Haze Karaköy****. (B)

 

Day 3 The heart of Istanbul

Galata Tower (outside visit), Istiklal Street, Taksim Square, Istanbul Modern Museum. Overnight: The Haze Karaköy****. (B)

 

Day 4 Egyptian Bazaar & Bosphorus Cruise

Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Cruise. Overnight: The Haze Karaköy****. (B)

 

Day 5 Sultanahmet

Hippodrome, Obelisk, Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Carpet Manufactory, Underground Cistern. Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight: The Haze Karaköy****. (B)

 

Day 6 Istanbul – Luxembourg

Transfer to the airport, flight Istanbul-Luxembourg (Turkish Airlines, 15.00-17.20). (B)

 

B=breakfast, D=dinner, O=overnight.

Programme and flight times are subject to change.

The prices (per person)

22.04.2023-27.04.2023

Double/twin room           

Single room supplement   

 

€ 1,195.00 

€ 295.00 

 

Minimum number of participants 10, maximum number of participants 15

02.09.2023-07.09.2023

Double/twin room           

Single room supplement   

 

€ 1,195.00 

€ 295.00 

 

Minimum number of participants 10, maximum number of participants 15

Included in the travel price

  • Flight with Turkish Airlines Luxembourg – Istanbul – Luxembourg (Economy Class, incl. 23kg luggage).
  • Airport taxes and paraffin 132,00 € (as of 10/2022)
  • CO2 compensation of the flights
  • 5 nights in Hotel The Haze Karaköy in Istanbul, double room incl. breakfast
  • 2x dinner in local restaurants
  • Transfers and sightseeing as per programme
  • Local German speaking tour guide

For a description of the accommodation and further information on the trip, see “Detailed trip description PDF”. 

Entry into Turkey (as of 10/2022):

For EU citizens with a valid passport/ID card.

 

This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. If the case arises, please let us know the nature of your mobility restriction before booking and clarify with us whether we can meet your individual needs.