Day 2 ISTANBUL (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Welcome to Istanbul, the magic city gateway to Aegean and Mediterranean Coast, land of fascinating history and beauty. It is a metropolis of exquisite palace, magnificent mosques and museum of great interests, as well as the leading city of modem Turkey! Let’s embark on an exciting tour, visiting the various landmark of Istanbul. Visit Roman Hippodrome where horse chariot aces and events were held. Then, visit the Blue Mosque-Sultan Ahmet I set out to build a mosque that would rival and even surpass St. Sophia (Aya Sofya). The layout of the Blue Mosque is classic Ottoman design. The forecourt has an ablutions fountain in its center. The portico around three sides could be used for prayer, meditation or study during warm weather. Continue to visit Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi)-was the residence of Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries and is Istanbul’s premier must-see attraction. Unlike European-style palaces, Topkapi is not one large building with outlying garden Its form-inspired and informed by Islamic architectural sensibilities-consists of series of pavilions, kitchens, audience chambers and kiosks built around a series of garden count yards. After lunch, drop to Leather Outlet Center. Free time for Shopping and Fashion Show. Thereafter we visit Spice Market which is also called Egyptian Bazaar. After free time, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight in Istanbul.