Tours

Istanbul offers a rich variety of social and touristic activities to its visitors. Our team prepared for you and your accompanying persons several programs. Because of the high demand for some of our activities, we suggest you arrange your social calendar, make your bookings, and confirm your attendance before your arrival.

If you wish to extend your stay in Istanbul and enjoy this beautiful city, you can book your extension at the same rates using the online booking form.

For special trips like Ephesus, Cappadocia and Blue Cruise, it is strongly recommended to book early to get the best airline rates.

DINNER CRUISE*

*This program is recommended by our team.

GENERAL INFO

  • Boarding from Kabatas Dock.
  • Welcome Cocktails.
  • Cruising through the Bosphorus.
  • Open buffet «meze», salads, appetizers, 3 choices of main course and dessert.
  • Unlimited local soft and alcoholic drinks.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 75,- €
Minimum Guests: 100
Date: Jul  13, 2013, Saturday
Time: 19:00 – 24:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Open buffet dinner on board
  • Unlimited local drinks

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL

GENERAL INFO

  • Roman Hippodrome, the main circus of Constantinople where chariot races took place, political and social center. Remaining columns on the spina of the Hippodrome.
  • Sultanahmet Mosque (popular name Blue Mosque), monumental Ottoman mosque of classical era.
  • Saint Sophia (Hagia Sophia), first Justinian’s Cathedral (537), later imperial mosque, now museum, an architectural masterpiece and a world heritage.
  • Optional lunch within the Palace premises.
  • Topkapı Palace, royal residence and the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Grand Bazaar, a dazzling place, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.

 

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 55,- €
Optional Lunch: 20,- €
Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13, Jul 14
Time: 09:00 – 17:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Optional lunch at famous Konyali Restaurant in Topkapi Palace

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

BYZANTINE AND OTTOMAN ISTANBUL

GENERAL INFO

  • Süleymaniye Mosque, the most magnificent of the imperial mosques in the city, a masterpiece by Architect Sinan.
  • Şehzadebaşı Mosque en route, dedicated by Suleyman to his late son, Sinan’s apprentice work.
  • The Aqueduct of Valens, part of the ancient (Roman era) water supply system of the city.
  • Saint Saviour in Chora, famous with its mosaic panels and frescoes, illustrative of the Byzantine Renaissance era.
  • Lunch at Pandelli, typical Turkish cuisine before entering the Spice Bazaar.
  • Spice Bazaar, a picturesque market place of spices, foods and souvenir.
  • The Pantocrator, a Byzantine church complex under restoration now.
  • Late afternoon tea overlooking the Golden Horn at Zeyrekhane.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 65,- €
Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: Jul 10, Jul 11, Jul 12, Jul 13, Jul 14
Time: 09:00 – 17:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch at a special restaurant with typical Turkish cuisine.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

ANCIENT ISTANBUL

GENERAL INFO

  • Istanbul Archeological Museum, one of the top 10 world-class museums designed and used as a museum building.
  • Basilica Cistern, underground water reservoir, popularly called the “Sunken Palace”.
  • Lunch at a nice restaurant with the view of the Golden Horn.
  • After lunch, boat tour on the Golden Horn.
  • The Eyüp Mosque, an ancient complex, the holiest mosque in Istanbul. Pierre Loti cafe, enjoying the view of the Golden Horn over a cup of tea.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 75,- €
Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: Jul 12, Jul 14
Time: 09:00 – 17:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Boat tour on the Golden Horn
  • Lunch at a special restaurant with typical Turkish cuisine.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

GALATA & PERA DISTRICT, MODERN ISTANBUL

GENERAL INFO

  • Pera, current name Beyoğlu, the home of Levantine population, with shops, consulate buildings, churches, cafes, Pera Palace Hotel, the fish market lined on both sides of the İstiklal Street … The most bustling street in the city, day and night.
  • The Galata Tower, the Genoese fortification, and Galata neighborhood, non-muslim settlement marked with churches and synagogues across the Golden Horn,  today popular with artists and intellectuals.
  • Lunch at a terrace restaurant in Karaköy…
  • Walk through the narrow streets of recently gentrified Karaköy area to Tophane.
  • Kılıç Ali Paşa, a small Sinan “külliye” en route.
  • Istanbul Modern, the first museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, housing the works of contemporary Turkish artists. Enjoy some free time in the museum cafe…
  • Departure for Nişantaşı, the posh district where one can find top international brands as well as high quality Turkish stores.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 65,- €
Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: Jul 10, Jul 13, Jul 14
Time: 09:00 – 17:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch at a terrace restaurant.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

PRINCES ISLANDS

GENERAL INFO

  • Driving over the Bosphorus Bridge arriving in Asian Istanbul, Çamlıca Hill, the highest spot in Istanbul, morning coffee over the vista.
  • Continue to Bostancı boat station. Boat to Büyükada (Prinkipo).
  • Stroll through pine grooves and streets marked with old wooden houses with beautiful gardens -no vehicles are allowed on the islands.
  • Lunch at a fish restaurant followed by the island tour by horse drawn carriages.
  • Return to the city…

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 80,- €
Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: Jul 12, Jul 14
Time: 09:00 – 17:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch at a fish restaurant
  • Boat to Island
  • Sightseeing tour by horse-drawn carriages on island

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

ISTANBUL NIGHT LIGHTS

GENERAL INFO

  • Dinner at a fish restaurant in Sarıyer.
  • Enjoy the city view at night on the way back to the hotel.
  • Bosphorus by night, its districts castles, two bridges, palaces, Sultanahmet area and the old city walls…
  • Historic and modern faces of Istanbul at night.
  • Experience a Ramadan Night in this beautiful city.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Price: 55,- €
Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: Jul 11, Jul 12
Time: 19:00 – 23:00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers with air-conditioned bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at Aquarius Fish Restaurant on the Bosphorus.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

ANCIENT CIVILIZATION – EPHESUS

GENERAL INFO

July 15, 2013

  • Early morning flight to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
  • Ephesus, a major trade center in the ancient world with population of 250,000; with houses, library, temples, theatre, baths. A complete Roman city, one of the highlights of Turkish tourism.
  • Lunch at a typical meat restaurant in region.
  • The House of Virgin Mary, popular pilgrimage place, the last home of Mary in the Roman Catholic tradition.
  • Temple of Artemis, original site, a single column, a remnant of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
  • Hotel / Efe Boutique Hotel.

July 16, 2013

  • Saint John’s Basilica, a great church built by Justinian (6th century) over the supposed site of the apostle’s tomb.
  • Ephesus Musem, located in Selçuk, a real Turkish town. Houses the relics uncovered during the Ephesus excavation.
  • Şirince, originally a Greek village on the hill, surrounded by olive grooves and vineyards, living a revival recently.
  • Lunch at a village restaurant in Şirince.
  • Hotel / Efe Boutique Hotel.

July 17, 2013

  • Flight back to Istanbul.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Prices:

  • 340,- € per Person in Double Room
  • 60,- € Single Supplement

Minimum Guests: 12

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • 2 Nights at Efe Boutique Hotel, Half Board Accomodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • 2 lunches in the region

The tour price does not include flights to/from Izmir. Our travel agency will contact you about flight details according to your international flight. Please keep in mind that you can get better airline rates if you book well in advance.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

LEGENDARY CAPPADOCIA

GENERAL INFO

July 15, 2013

  • Flight to Cappadocia.
  • Panoramic view from the Uchisar Castle.
  • Göreme Open Air Museum, and the rock-cut churches. Eroded volcanic rocks, known as Fairy Chimneys.
  • Underground city of Derinkuyu, early Christians’ refuge.

July 16, 2013

  • Optional hot-air balloon tour.
  • Walk from Kizil Vadi (Red Valley) to the village of Cavusin village ruins.
  • Zelve Valley and the fascinating landscape…
  • Avanos, famous earthenware pottery town by the Kizilirmak river.
  • Optional Gondola-tour on Kizilirmak.
  • Wine tasting  at the sunset.

July, 17 2013

  • Transfer to airport.

RATES & SCHEDULE

Prices:

  • 275,- € per Person in Double Room
  • 50,- € Single Supplement

Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: July 15-17, 2013

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfers by air-conditioned buses
  • 2 Nights at 4* Hotel Lykia Lodge, Half Board Accomodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees

The tour price does not include flights to/from Kayseri Airport. Our travel agency will contact you about flight details according to your international flight. Please keep in mind that you can get better airline rates if you book well in advance.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

BLUE CRUISES

3 NIGHTS

Day 1:

Boarding the yacht in Bodrum, welcome drinks and information about the tour. Overnight (depending on the arrival time) in the harbor or in a bay around Bodrum.

Day 2:

Departure after breakfast and harbor formailities. We will cruise about 3 hours to cross the mouth of the Gökova Gulf and reach Knidos. This city, which moved to this strategically important point in the  4th century BC, was one of the six cities forming a federation called “Dorian Hexapolis”. Knidos can be considered as the point which separates the Aegean from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It has two ancient harbors and we will drop anchor in the bigger eastern harbor from where we can see the ruins. The harbor is unfortunately relatively unprotected from the wind so captains often decide to make an overnight stop in Mersincik.

Day 3:

Departure for Orak island. Swimming break and lunch here. Second stop will be in Çiftlik. Late in the afternoon we will arrive at Bodrum Harbour. Last dinner on board.

Day 4:

Disembarking from the boat in Bodrum.

RATES

Prices:

  • 540,- € per Person in Double Room
  • 400,- € Single Supplement

Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: July 15-18, 2013

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfer from/to airport
  • 3 nights on board (23-25m long, 6 cabins with ensuite restroom and shower)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served by cook
  • All charter and berth taxes, harbor and port fees
  • Crew service, ship water, diesel and gasoline
  • Bed linen and towels (hand and bath towel)

The tour price does not include flights to/from Izmir. Our travel agency will contact you about flight details according to your international flight. Please keep in mind that you can get better airline rates if you book well in advance.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

7 NIGHTS

Day 1:

Boarding the yacht in Bodrum. Information about the yacht and tour program, depending on arrival time, overnight stay in Bodrum Harbor or at a nearby bay.

Day 2:

We will cruise to the mouth of Gökova Gulf and reach Knidos. After breakfast,our guests will have the opportunity to take a walk through Knidos. This city, which moved to this strategically important point in the  4th century BC, was one of the six cities forming a federation called “Dorian Hexapolis”. Knidos can be considered as the point which separates the Aegean from the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It has two ancient harbors and we will drop anchor in the bigger eastern harbor from where we can see the ruins. After visiting Knidos, departure for Inceburun. Lunch and swimming break here. Short cruise to Datça. This is a small pretty town where you can get off the boat for a walk in the town.

Day 3:

After cruising approx. 2 hours we reach Çiftlik. Swimming break and lunch. Late in the afternoon, we arrive at Bencik. This bay meanders into the land from the narrowest point of the peninsula. Dinner and overnight stay

Day 4:

Leaving Bencik, we arrive after a short cruise at the region of Orhaniye and Selimiye villages. Here, there are many lovely bays that we can choose for our overnight stay.

Day 5:

After breakfast cruising to Keçibükü. Lunch and swimming break here. Dinner and overnight stay in Bozburun.

Day 6:

Early departure for Palamutbükü. After a long swimming and lunch break here, we will cruise to Mersincik for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7:

Departure forYaliciftlik. Lunch and swimming break here. In the afternoon short cruise to Poyraz Harbor. Late in the afternoon, final break around Karaada. Opportunity to take a mud bath here. Last dinner and overnight stay in Bodrum or at a nearby bay.

Day 8:

Disembarking in Bodrum after breakfast.

RATES

Prices:

  • 795,- € per Person in Double Room
  • 500,- € Single Room Supplement

Minimum Guests: 12
Dates: July 15-22, 2013

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Transfer from/to airport
  • 7 Nights on board (23-25m long, 6 cabins with ensuite toilettes and showers)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served by cook
  • All charter and berth taxes, harbor and port fees
  • Crew service, water available on board, diesel and gasoline
  • Bed linen and towels (hand and bath towel)

The tour price does not include flights to/from Izmir. Our travel agency will contact you about flight details according to your international flight. Please keep in mind that you can get better airline rates if you book well in advance.

For reservation and further information, please contact us at marksci2013@corvus.travel.

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