Daily Tours in Istanbul
****Full Day PRINCESS ISLANDS
Departure from hotel and cruise in Sea of Marmara to Prince’s Islands. Stop at Heybeliada which is the 3th island and get a horse-car to reach theological school .Guidance there and Way back to the harbour by walk to smell the island with traditional greek houses, st Nikolas church and holy water st.paraskevi. Stop at Buyukada, the most popular island of princess islands with pine trees. This was also the exile island of the Byzantine Prince’s. Following lunch in a seaside restaurant (as Facyo), you will have a tour in the island with horse-drawn carriages. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotel.
**** Full Day OLD CITY
Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantian and Ottoman. We can start our program from Topkapi palace in which had ruled 22 ottoman sultans till dolmabahce palace has been built. Empires were ruled. St. Sophia, One of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th.century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing St. Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. We can also visit Byzantian cistern and million Stone. Also strongly recommended Archeological museum and Islamic art museum. Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenir.
**** Full Day OTTOMAN RELICS
Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent during 16th.century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques. Blue Mosque, facing St. Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Dolmabahce Palace, The last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 264 rooms and 43 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4,5 tons chandelier
**** Full Day Byzantian Relics
****Full Day TWO CONTINENTS
Dolmabahce Palace, The last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 264 rooms and 43 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4,5 tons chandelier. Bosphorus Bridge, Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE). Camlica Hill, exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view. And also we can visit Beylerbeyi palace in the Asian side of İstanbul.
e) Half Day BOSPHORUS CRUISE
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), Mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.,
Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Asia and Europe, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
f) 1001 NIGHTS – NIGHT TOUR – Belly Dance
You will be picked up from your hotel and drive to a first class restaurant. With half a bottle of wine or 2 soft drinks included, watching spectacular floorshow of famous belly dancers, typical Anatolian Folklore groups featuring popular musical instruments and Turkish singer.
g) Full Day GREEN BURSA TOUR
Departure from your hotel. Drive to Bursa, enjoying the idyllic scenery. After lunch, we take the cable car to Mt. Uludag, the legendary Mt. Olympos. Back in Bursa, visit Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque), The Green Mausoleum, the old silk market which is called Koza Han in the covered bazaar. Late evening return to Istanbul and transfer to your hotel.
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