Daily Tours

 

You could just start exploring Turkey with our following Istanbul tour options. 

 DAILY TOURS

1-Old Town of İstanbul (Half day morning tour);

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenir.

2-Full day Tour

Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenir.

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc.

Rüstem Paşa Mosque, designed by the court architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. A typical sample of Islamic architecture amidst the rows of shops near the Spice Bazaar, famed with its exquisite and colorful tiles set in floral and geometric designs
 

3-Bosphorus Cruise on Private Boat (Half day morning or afternoon)

Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbor of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-Muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Fener Orthodox Patriarchate, Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Ahrida Synagogue, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, named after the flag bearer of Prophet Mohammed, a place to worship and pilgrimage for the faithful and religious visitors, 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.

Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments.

Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.
 

4-Eyup Sultan Mosque and tomb + Peiree Lotti Coffee place + MiniaTürk

Eyüp Sultan Mosque and his Tomb are the most sacred sites in İstanbul after Mecca and Jerusalem where thousands of faithful pilgrims visit every day. Eyüp-El-Ensari was the flag bearer of Prophet Mohammed who died here during the Arabic siege of the city in the 7th century. The old trees, pigeons, praying believers and the visiting crowd create a mystical and colorful atmosphere around the mosque.

Pierre Loti Coffee House is located among the green, on a hill with beautiful trees where you can enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Golden Horn. Bird's eye view of the Golden Horn with the teleferique (cable car) while climbing to the café, 550 beeline meters in 115 seconds. The coffee house takes its name from Pierre Loti, the French author and poet who was very fond of İstanbul and wrote as he sat in this coffee house while enjoying the view.

Miniatürk, "a story land", the most influencing open field miniature park exhibiting scaled models of the most known masterpieces which create a fairy tale environment of İstanbul, Anatolia and the former Ottoman territories. It reflects the revival of Turkish culture and history in all its magnificence. Countless human figure models situated throughout the park such as a railroad worker, Muslims in a mosque courtyard, Jews praying in a synagogue, flower seller etc., portray lifestyle of the society through ages.
 

5-Dolmabahçe Palace & Two Continents (Half day afternoon tour)

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects; Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls. Study and restroom of ATATÜRK, founder of the Turkish Republic is also here.

Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

Çamlıca Hill or Yeditepe, exposing a panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.


6-Princess Islands (Full day)

Cruise in the Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands by Maritime Lines boat.

Stop at Büyükada

Tour of the island with horse-drawn carriages before lunch at a fish restaurant.

Evening return to İstanbul and transfer to hotels.


7-Dinner Cruise - Bosphorus by night

Dinner with a rich variety of specialties from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht.

Belly dancers &  Folklore show

Cruise through the Bosphorus waterway almost touching the two continents Europe and Asia, viewing the architectural masterpieces from different times of history; marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman style besides modern residential areas.


8-Green Bursa Tour

Departure by ferryboat via Yalova, enjoying the lovely countryside view.

Drive to Bursa, former Ottoman Capital and lunch of famous "Kebap of Alexander The Great".

Climb to Uludağ (first stage), the legendary Mount Olympos, by Teleferik (cable car), visit to Ulucami (Grand Mosque), the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum (from outside), the old Silk Market in the Covered Bazaar.

Late evening return to İstanbul and transfer to hotels.


9-Helicopter Tour

A breathtaking lifetime experience to watch the precious relics of three world dominating empires Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman which İstanbul has been the capital. A unique link between east and west, between past and present.

The only chance to enjoy watching Europe and Asia when you are flying over the Bosphorus.

 

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