Instead of heading home on the last day of your Stone & Compass trip, travel to Istanbul. Explore the former capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Flight from country where main tour ends and flight home
On the last day of your main trip instead of heading home you will head off to Istanbul! This incredible city is home to many different cultures and is a crossroads for East meets West. Check into your hotel and head out into the city with a guide to spend the late afternoon walking through local bazaars, spice shops, craft markets, and more. Enjoy a traditional evening meal at a local café.
Today we do something truly extraordinary! After a hearty breakfast we will head off to visit the Basilica Cistern! This is the largest of several hundred cisterns that lie underneath Istanbul. This sunken underground palace holds wonders such as the Medusa Pillars and the Hen’s eye columns. Then it’s on to another incredible adventure as we take a sunset cruise on the Bosporus straight on a luxury yacht!
Today we get to see some of the wonders of the world as we visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia! In the late afternoon visit Topkapi Palace. This opulent 15th century palace was home to the sultans for 400 years and houses great Ottoman treasures.
Let’s go shopping! Today we visit the Grand Bazaar! This is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Get lost in the sites and smells of this cultural wonder.
Awake and take in a few last scenes of this amazing city and dream about your next adventure with Stone & Compass. Then it’s time to head home…
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