Tours in Istanbul, Turkey
Spice Bazaar; one of the historical bazaars in Istanbul that locals also go for shopping. Having an experience of being on a boat between 2 continents; Europe and Asia.. One of the modern palaces which was built in the late Ottoman period. Camlica Hill, the highest point of Istanbul with a perfect view of the city..
Guided by:Emrecan KURT
Tour 1 - CLASSICAL ISTANBUL TOUR St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. It has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th. century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Hippodrome: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you'll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi, and fountain of Wilhelm II. Topkapı Palace: The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the royal family. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.. TOUR 2 - BOSPHORUS BY BOAT 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, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
Guided by:Your İstanbul Guide
The Princes’ Islands (Kızıl Adalar or just Adalar) are a chain of nine rather small islands in the Sea of Marmara. They evolved from a place of exile during the Byzantine era, to a popular destination for tourists and Istanbulites alike to escape the hectic city life for a day. Of those nine islands, only four of them are open to the public: Büyükada, the biggest and most popular, Burgazada, Heybeliada and Kınalıada. The main feature of any of the Princes’ Islands is the sound of … silence. All motorized vehicles are banned, making the islands an oasis of peace and quiet. The only sounds you’ll hear are bicycle bells and the typical sounds of horse hoofs. Yep, that’s right. Horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are the main transportation means on the islands. But that’s not the only feature that makes the Princes’ Islands unique. You’ll find yourself walking or riding through narrow streets flanked by either untouched pine-forests or fine, wooden Victorian cottages. How is that for a unique fin-de-siècle flash back? Bike tours and accomodation in Burgazada are available under request.
Venue: Hippodrome Square - German Fountain as well Tour Program 1 - Hippodrome Square: Classic city tour here we go. Simple appearance of the ministers present in this area was once the world's most spectacular silver, gold and marble, is decorated with priceless statues and various monuments can not predict. Septimus Severus' as defined here all the Roman and Byzantine Emperors yarışmışlardı to decorate. 4. Crusades of the challenge, and the soldiers looted everything took götürebildikleri. 2 - BLUE MOSQUE: Because of the dominant colors Çinilerindeki westerners "Blue Mosque" the name of the famous six-minaret mosque yakıştırdıkları 17th century Ottoman mosque architecture in post-the most beautiful examples of Sinan. How is the product of a passion to challenge the world Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, also rose in all its glory in the face of almost full as it challenges the world has announced the culmination of Ottoman civilization. 3 - MILLION STONE: The center of the world and to Europe, which represents the beginning of the road obelisk ... 4 - ALMS Hürrem BATH: Ukraine-born architect Sinan for Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent commissioned by his wife, Hurrem these are separate entrances for men and women in a large bath. Today, the exhibition and sale of carpets are made. 5 - Topkapi Palace: Ruled in three continents, the largest empires the world has ever seen during the four centuries of Ottoman Empire and became the administrative center of the sultanate sultans haremleriyle put together, a place utterly unique history-steeped. Annual visitor to two million people, Europe's leading museums. 6 - Hagia Eirene Museum: Currently closed to visitors. Instead of the pagan temple of Aphrodite, made during the period from the Byzantine church of the most important because of its unique acoustics for concerts is open only by special permission. In 381 sessions of the church which houses the second Ecumenical council of the Ottoman period was used as a store of weapons 7 - COLD FOUNTAIN STREET: The cottages have been restored in accordance with the original steel Gulersoy led, a century ago, will take a time machine and take you like. 8 - THE SCHOOL NETWORK CAFER: Mimar Sinan, the 16th century. Jafar is dedicated to the network by having an art. Today, by the Turkish Culture Foundation, painting, music and crafts in a variety of courses offered. 9 - Hagia Sophia: Several works by the world's cultural heritage, the largest one of the "Basilica" the importance of taking the date up to the year 1470. The period in which the hands of human beings in the world than a great work he had not come up. For this reason, the patron of the opening ceremony of Justinian, referring to the famous Temple of Solomon, "I beat you, O Solomon!" He said. Note: Min. The number of 4 persons. Please contact for fewer people. CLOSED: MONDAY: Hagia Sophia TUESDAY: Topkapi Palace
Guided by:Touring Turkey
This is a daily-trip in which you will have a chance to see the highlights of historical peninsula "old Istanbul" such as Sultanahmet Square,Hippodrome,Blue Mosque(SulatanAhmet),the Basilic Cistern,Hagia Sophia Church and Topkapı Palace.
Guided by:Semih GUMUSAY
An enjoyable half day walking tour in the hearth of the old town. We can start in the morning or afternoon, totaly up to you. We start the tour with Hagia Sophia wich is Byzantine highlight of İstanbul. Our visit to this importan church will be litle more than an hour. Only ten minutes fun walk impressive Blue Mosque ll wellcome us. A real master piece with famous blue tiles from Ottoman Turks. Just next to Mosque we ll stop to take pictures of Egyptian obelisk İn ancient Hippodrome. A brief about the history of chariot races and entertainment in Byzantien era i ll share the sad story of Nike rebellion. Last stop is Underground Cistern. Very impressive with 336 clums. Only 3,5 hours walking tour but you see most of the highlights of Old Town of İstanbul.
Guided by:İstanbul Local Guide
Start your evening cruise on the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia with a cocktail on the deck, then sit down to a lavish Turkish dinner feast before enjoying various shows including belly dancing, folk dancing, theatrical and DJ live music performances. Sit back and relax as you cruise the Bosphorus, admiring Istanbul lit up at night. You'll feast on a full dinner complete with unlimited drinks while watching several performances onboard. Savor delicate Turkish hors d'oeuvres, or meze, sample the fiery national drink, raki, and feast on Ottoman cuisine fit for a Sultan. After dinner, enjoy a spectacular show featuring belly dancers, traditional folk dances and Turkish songs. You will be picked up from your hotel at 19:30 and transferred to the sailing yacht. Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing the Ottoman palaces, waterside mansions, and modern villas lining the European and Asian coasts. After your dinner cruise, you'll be transferred back to your hotel around midnight. Menu: Cocktail on the boat deck Turkish starter platter with 10 meze items Seasonal salad Side dishes Main course choice of grilled chicken or fish with potato Seasonal fruits Turkish coffee Unlimited local alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Bookings accepted Only from European side Hotels.
Guided by:Vigo Day tours
All visitor to Istanbul wants to—and should—take a Bosphorus cruise by boat day-trip up the 32 km (20-mile)-long strait which joins the Sea of Marmara to the south with the Black Sea to the north of Istanbul. departs from the Eminönü ferryboat docks (on the Golden Horn between Galata Bridge and Sirkeci Station) mid-morning and cruises all the way up the Bosphorus to Anadolu Hisarı on the Asian shore, arriving around noontime. After a 3-hour layover—plenty of time for lunch in a local seafood restaurant —you cruise back down the Bosphorus, arriving by late afternoon. It's a full day,
Guided by:Bora Bastan
GALLIPOLI TOUR-DAILY DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL You will experience the World War I days by taking a full day trip to Gallipoli 06:30-07:00 Pick up from your Hotel in Istanbul. 07:00 Depart to Eceabat,nearest town to Gallipoli Battlefield area. 12:00 Arrival in Eceabat.Lunch by the Dardanelles •Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour GABATEPE WAR MUSEUM; The museum hosts numerous relics from the campaign, including weapons, ammunition, uniforms, photographs, letters written by the soldiers to their families, and private belongings such as shaving tools, cocoa cases, leather flasks etc. BRIGHTON BEACH; Southern ANZAC sector; this beach stretching southwards from Hell Spit to the promontory of Gaba Tepe ahead of you. Got the same name with the beach at the East of Melbourne. BEACH CEMETERY; This is among the best known and most famous of the ANZAC Cemeteries, possibly because here is the grave of the best known of all the ANZAC soldiers - Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick (the man with the donkey) ANZAC COVE; The first point which is the landing site of ANZAC’s. Following the landing at ANZAC Cove, the beach became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand Troops for the eight months of the Battle of Gallipoli. ARI BURNU CLIFFS; The solemn but glorious Arıburnu Cliffs, echo the memory of the thousands of Turkish Soldiers that lost their lives here in the attacks on May 19th 1915. ANZAC COMMEMORATIVE SITE; The new site, with its informal low stone walls, paths to the beach and information panels has become a focal point for visitors to this heritage area of special significance to Australians and New Zealanders. LONE PINE AUSTRALIAN MEMORIAL; The Lone Pine Cementery and memorial at the Nek stand in memory of the 4228 Australian and 708 New Zealand soldiers known to have lost their lives during the battles. JOHNSTONE’S JOLLY; You will walk in the original ANZAC trench at Johnstone's Jolly, near to the cemetery. Used by Australian troops, it located between the trees to the west of the Conkbayiri road. 57th REGIMENT TURKISH MEMORIAL; Dedicated in memory of the soldiers of the 57th Regiment, this memorial is dedicated to those who carried out Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s legendary military order: I do not order you to attack but to die THE NEK; was a small World War I Battle fought as part of the Gallipoli campaign. The Nek was a narrow stretch of ridge in the Anzac battlefield on the Gallipoli peninsula. (As depicted in the Mel Gibson Movie of 1981) CHUNUK BAIR NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL; The main New Zelland Memorial. Chunuk Bair was one of the most important scenes of battle and peak of the Sari Bair range on the Gallipoli battlefield. FAQ - additional info (English): 18.00 Departure for İstanbul.(Gallipoli movie Show on the bus) 23.00 Arriving in Istanbul and drop-off service to the Hotels Includes Transportation by A/C,No smoking wehicles,visits,conducted by expert licensed guides,Entrance fees,Lunch during the tour.
Guided by:Ayca Cesnigil
TROY-DAILY TOUR DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous Archaeological Sites in the World. In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the Civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean World. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th Century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the World ever since. The Archaeological Site of Troy is of immense significance in the understanding of the development of European civilization at a critical stage in its early development. It is, moreover, of exceptional cultural importance because of the profound influence of Homer’s Iliad on the creative arts over more than two millennia. 06:30 - 07:00 Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul 07:00 - 07:15 Departure to Troy. 12:00 - 12:00 Arrive to Eceabat. Lunch by the Dardanelles. 13:00 After Lunch, cross over the Dardanelles by ferry to Canakkale, then drive to the Ancient City of Troy, famous with the legendary TROJAN HORSE from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta and Paris, the Trojan Prince. You will see and hear about; The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700 years old city walls, House of Troy 1 - 3.000 BC - 2.500 BC, The Bouleterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), The Battle between Archiles and Paris, current excavations in progress and remain of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. 18:00 Departure to Istanbul 23:00 Arrive in Istanbul Complimentary drop-off service is available to the Hotels. The duration of the tour is approximately 3 hours, but is flexible and depends on the weather and the size of the group.
Guided by:Ayca Cesnigil