Have an early breakfast and assemble in the hotel lobby for a DAY TOUR OF ISTANBUL CITY covering TOPKAPI PALACE, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the HOLY MANTLE enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE located across from St. Sophia and built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is also known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments – the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. We take a break for lunch after which proceed to the SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar), where the air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in the Istanbul hotel.