Each and every city in Turkey has an impeccable charm and forms an irresistible pole of attraction for people around the world. In Turkey, Istanbul is one of the most visited and popular cities one can explore. Also known as the city of contradictions and the city that spreads into two continents, Istanbul invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey on time and explore its most iconic sites. During your holiday in Marmaris, you can join our Marmaris Istanbul Day Trip and unfold its history, experience the vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere, and allow the city to lure your senses with its unique blend of colours, flavours and images.
This day trip from Marmaris to Istanbul is available twice a week, please check the booking calendar for the available days. For the purposes of this excursion, you need to fly from Dalaman Airport to Istanbul with an early morning flight. Therefore, members of our team will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport. All transfers are made with a fully air conditioned, comfortable and modern vehicle for your own pleasure and convenience.
Marmaris Istanbul Day Trip
The flight is approximately 50 minutes long and upon landing, a professional tour guide will welcome you. This full day exploration in Istanbul includes a guiding service so than you can receive interesting information about the sites and have somebody to assist you in case you need. Please note that comfortable and light clothes are important as this excursion requires walking around the city centre and experiencing high temperatures. Bringing your own camera is also important to snap all the fun and interesting moments.
The sightseeing experience in Istanbul begins from the heart of the old town. Accompanied by the tour guide, you will visit the Blue Mosque which is one of the most important mosques in the country. The Blue Mosque is an exquisite example of Ottoman architectural and interior design. It was named after the impressive blue tiles that decorate the walls inside. Then, you will visit the infamous Hagia Sophia which is characterized by its enormous size. In fact, this church was constructed to be larger than the Solomon Church in Jerusalem and nowadays serves as a museum.
After visiting these infamous sites, you will find yourself in the Hippodrome Square which is right next to them. This square used to be the centre of social and sporting life during the Byzantine period. There, you can walk around and observe some interesting monuments such as the German Fountain, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpent Column and the Roman Obelisk. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know and give you some time to snap some nice photos.
Marmaris Istanbul Tour continues with a visit at the Topkapi Palace. During the Ottoman period, this palace used to be the administrative centre of the empire. This is because many Sultans were living there. The building hosts an incredible museum and by walking through the various rooms and halls you can observe interesting items of that period’s everyday life.
According to the schedule, the tour guide will take you to a charming local restaurant close to the Egyptian Bazaar. There, you will enjoy a tasty and mouth-watering meal with some typical recipes of Istanbul. After spending some time there, you will go to the exciting Egyptian Bazaar. This particular bazaar is one of the most famous in the country and many people also know it as the Spice Bazaar. This is because inside there are many small stalls and shops selling an incredible variety of spices and local delicacies. Do exercise your bargaining skills and purchase some interesting souvenirs.
Marmaris Istanbul Tour By Plane
During the afternoon, you may join an optional activity which is strongly recommended if you seek to explore Bosporus Sea. The Bosporus Boat Trip has an extra charge and gives you the opportunity to sail between two continents, Asia and Europe. It is also perfect to snap some photos during the so-called “golden hour” and enjoy some idyllic moments. Interestingly though, Bosporus Cruise is also an alternative sightseeing experience. Once the boat trip is over, a bus will transfer you to Kumkapi for dinner. Take your time to relax and enjoy the cosy setting as this is the last stop of your full day exploration in Istanbul.
During the evening and after the dinner, a fully air conditioned and comfortable bus will drive you to the airport. Please note that flight times are subject to availability and members of our team will inform you about the exact flight times.
After a 50-minute journey, you will arrive back to Dalaman Airport. There, a member of our team will be in charge to welcome and transfer you to Marmaris. This full day excursion to Istanbul finishes during the first morning hours when you arrive back to your place of accommodation in Marmaris. By that time, you will be full of great emotions and long lasting memories from this day tour.