Fly to Istanbul from Marmaris and spend a full-day in this fascinating metropolis. Explore the top tourist attractions and discover the old town, including paying a visit to the Blue Mosque. Take a sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus river and practice your bargaining skills at a typical bazaar before flying back to Marmaris.
Leave your hotel early in the morning and transfer to the Dalaman Airport. Board the 1-hour 15-minute flight to Istanbul upon your arrival. After landing in the Istanbul Airport, you will be greeted by a tour guide, then driven to the old town to start your sightseeing tour. For your first stop, visit Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans that contains exhibits in numerous sections of Imperial Treasury, sacred Islamic relics of the Prophet Mohammed, and more.
Next, take 1-hour of free time to enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes or restaurants. After lunch, your guide will bring you to Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of Constantinople. Once you are finished visiting the monuments in the square, move on to the Blue Mosque, located in the center of the old city. Observe the blue tiles that adorn the walls of the interior before heading to the spice bazaar where you can practice your bargaining skills on local goods. Then, hop on an optional Bosphorus sightseeing cruise to see Istanbul from the water. Have dinner before returning to the Istanbul Airport to fly back to the Dalaman airport. Once you arrive, you will be transferred back to your hotel.