This off the beaten path itinerary of Istanbul blends the best of both old and new Istanbul where one can retrace the footsteps of the mighty Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. This is a special itienarary deisgned to include not only the traditional attractions but hidden gems far from run of the mill tourist attractions to make it a unique and package catering to both first time visitors as well as those who have already seen this grand capital straddling both Europe and Asia. This is a Medium Package.

ESCAPADE ENDS ATIstanbul , Turkey
WHAT IS INCLUDEDBasic Sketch of the itinerary

Things to do/Sites to See

Activity Recommendation

Hook up with free walking tours (Subject to availability)

Premium Features*

  • Local transport connections (Flights/ Bus/Ferry/other)
  • Reservation services (Monument tickets/city passes)
  • Accommodation Booking


International flight tickets

*This is a special package with premium features included and can still be customized per your choice.


  • All clients are responsible for their international flight tickets to and from the country of destination as well as the current applicable travel advisory. Escapade Lite bears no responsibility for providing these facilities.
  • The itineraries are subject to change and the destinations mentioned in the package might be shuffled around to make changes required to make feasible/ available connections.

Additional information

Durations8 Days

Day 1

Arrival in Istanbul and settle

Day 2

Byzantinian wonders, Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya

Day 3

Beylerbeyi Palace , Visit to Anatolian side and explore hidden gems

Day 4

Beyoğlu, Galata tower and neighbourhood

Day 5

Ortakoy District and Bosphorus Strait

Day 6

Sulemanye Mosque, Grand Bazar, Topkapi Palace

Day 7

Dicovering Old Istanbul Gems and wellness Day

Day 8

Princes island visit (Optional)/ Bursa Day Trip
Sights and MonumentsVisit the grand monuments, museums and look out points of both the Old and the New parts of Istanbul over the European and Asian Side. Be it the grandeur of Ottoman Architecture and history or the Byzantine art spread all over old Constantinople. Istanbul has got it all.
Experiential Experience local gastronomic delights of Turkey, local rituals, traditions such as Whirling Dervishes.
Wellness/RelaxationExperience an age old tradition of visiting original Turkish Hammam for a complete cleanse and relaxation. Hammams in Turkey not only serve the purpose of cleansing and relaxation but also as a place to socialize.
RomanceEnjoy Candle Lit dinner/s on the Bosphorus Cruise or in an eclectic restraunt by the Bospohorus Strait
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