Tours in Istanbul
CAPPADOCIA TOUR-2 DAYS/1 NIGHT DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL Cappadocia,a dreamy slice of central Turkey dotted with ‘fairy chimneys’ (rock formations), has a history in every bit and has a remarkable landscape. Volcanic eruptions created this surreal moonscape: the lava flows formed tuff rock, which wind and rain sculpted into sinuous valleys with curvy cliff faces and pointy Fairy Chimneys. Cappadocians chiselled homes in the soft rock, paving the way for cave-dwelling hippies and today’s boutique Fairy-Chimney hotels.The area’s most extraordinary phase was during the Medieval Era, when the valleys were a refuge for Byzantine Christians. The religious troglodytes established monastic settlements, and their cave churches add a biblical solemnity to the Flintstones-like region. The Göreme Open-Air Museum,a World Heritage site,has the best collection of chapels and living quarters, most dating to around the 11th century. 18.30.Pick up from your Hotel in Istanbul,and transfer to our Office.Company shuttle pick-up from our Office at:19.00 to 19:30 and transfer to bus terminal.20.30 Take a 11 hours bus ride to Cappadocia Arriving in Cappadocia next morning around 07.00 am.Upon arrival and continue to the site DAY-1 CAPPADOCIA/NORTH: 09.00 Pick-up from your Hotel,drive to Devrent Valley.Walk 1 km through the Fairy Chimneys in Devrent Valley,Paşabağ ,practice pottery production with the ancient technique in Avanos,visit to Göreme Open Air Museum holding the earliest churches and chapels carved in Fairy Chimneys presenting finest examples of frescoes, Pigeon Valley, petrified valley of Uchisar Castle,the highest point in the region,Esentepe;Panorama for the best view of the region 16.30 End of tour,Transfer to your Hotel.Overnight at Cave Hotel in Cappadocia. DAY-2 CAPPADOCIA/SOUTH 09.00,Pick up from your Hotel,drive to Red Valley.Walk 2 km into the wonderland at Red Valley, and the Village of Çavuşin old Christian Village with rock-out dwellings. Underground City of Kaymaklı, rock-cut city beneath the earth up to 8 levels where early Christians used to hide from Roman and Byzantine persecution. Explore the rock formations in Çatalkaya. Last visit Mustafa Paşa which inhabited Greek Orthodox families until the beginning of the 20th century. 16.30.End of tour,free time at leisure up to 20.30 20.30 Depart from Cappadocia,arrival in Istanbul next morning at:07.00 am To the bus garage Otogar FAQ - additional info (English): The bus company provides Free shuttle services to some areas in ıstanbul.Sultanahmet-Taksim etc. please let them know where you want to get off. Includes Transportation by A/C,No smoking wehicles,visits,conducted by expert licensed guides,Entrance fees,Lunch during the tour.
Guided by:Ayca Cesnigil
Enjoy,the beauty of the capital of two Empires in the history, the city of contrasts and harmony the city of mosques,churches and synagogues, the only city in the world which stands over two continents in an oldtimer like 1951 Plymouth or 1937 Buick or 1954 Chrysler...
Visit the colorful Egyptian Spice Market on the Golden Horn, then cross the Bosphorus Bridge to Camlica Hill for a magnificent view of Istanbul. We visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was the summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans and Kuzguncuk; one of the most beautiful of the old neighborhoods in Asian Istanbul with its charming houses,churches,mosque and sinagogue in the same cluster. You can see bakery,tailors, shoemakers, small farms, only-mens' cafes etc. Drive through Uskudar town and take a short boat ride to the Maiden’s Tower on an isle in the Bosphorus. We then follow the coast to Kadikoy, which was known as Chalcedon in ancient times. Here are very colorful flower shops, antique dealers, delicatessens, and herb and spice sellers. You may visit some old Armenian or Greek Orthodox churches and the fashionable district of Moda. You will see a mix of old and new where old Ottoman houses and modern architecture stand side by side. visit the historical Moda wharf , the beautiful bays of Kalamis and Fenerbahce. You will have wonderful views of the Princess Islands and Bosphorus. We will also stop at the historic Haydarpasa Train Station…Fınally driving through the high-end fashionable Bagdat Avenue, we get to the hotel. Tour Inclusions: guiding service, a/c luxury van, boat fee to maidens tower,bridge tolls, gasoline, professional driver, entry fees. Tour Exclusions: meals, tips.
Guided by:EROL SAVDA
Special tour for foreign firms that want to explore and pursue export opportunities by meeting directly with potential clients in turkish market. Trade missions include: - One-to-one meetings with turkish industry executives and government officials, pre-screened to match your specific business objectives whether for representation, direct sales or joint ventures in the local market. - Networking events with guests from local industry multipliers including Chambers of Commerce, associations and business councils that are influential in the business community. - Briefings and roundtables with the legal and business community on local business practices and opportunities. - Site visits to local facilities where your technologies/services may be applied. - Translation and transportation services
In our culture tours you can enjoy the sight seeing places in ancient and medieval Istanbul, Bursa, Yalova with thermal bathings, Canakkale City, Dardanelles, Gallipoli and ancient Troy within 3 or more days.
Guided by:Wonderful Turkey
SUltanahmet area is also known as historical peninsula this area is so big and needs long time to walk completely but we can make an arrengment up to your wishes make it longer or shorter you have limeted day and you like to use it so effectively so I will try my best to teach and show as much as places possible in limeted time but at least we will see :hagia sophia-sultanahmet mosque-historical hippodrome topkapı palace and basilica cistern this can be enlarge dpends on your time but these are the most important places of istanbul contact with me we will talk about tour program
Guided by:İSMAİL BOZDOGAN
Our Tour includes the visit of Blue Mosque, and we'll have the opprtunity to see several monuments such as Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani)with its obelisks, Santa Sophia (Aya Sofya Museum) - Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) the Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) and listen the detailed explanations of our professional guides. The entrance fees for the museums are not included.
Guided by:Walking Tours Turkey
Probably the best way to describe the Grand Bazaar is to quote Mark Twain - "We went to the Grand Bazaar in Stamboul, of course, and I shall not describe it further than to say it is a monstrous hive of little shops - thousands, I should say - all under one roof, and cut up into innumerable little blocks by narrow streets which are arched overhead." With more than 4000 shops in 64 streets and with 22 gates, the Grand Bazaar - or Kapaliçarsi as it is in Turkish - looks like a labyrinth. We must say that this definitely is not a shopping tour - but a walk that will leads you through shops where they sell leather goods, sweets, dried fruit and spices, jewelry, glassware, pottery, fabrics, belly dancing costumes, t-shirts and all sorts of souvenirs. We will visit workshops where you will see how gold is melt in fire, as it has been for centuries; you will witness how the craftsmen fix degrees on carats; you will see how artisans do their engraving on silver. Let your guide show you one of the most impressive views of Istanbul from an unexpected terrace! Let us guide you through the most authentic districts of our city.
Guided by:Touring Turkey
Istanbul On Bike is the first and only professional guided bike tour of Istanbul! The tour is designed to show you the best of Istanbul - great monuments as well as hidden nooks and crannies – and to give you a taste of the city’s daily life. We will ride our bikes through palaces, mosques, churches, parks and the most characteristic districts. In about 4 hours you will see all the main sights of Sultanahmet, the historical area of Istanbul, selected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs and wishes. The tour is suitable for average-fit people. We will keep a moderate pace and take several breaks so that you can complete the route with minimal effort and maximum enjoyment. Your safety is ensured at all times. Istanbul On Bike is the perfect mix of sightseeing and sport, there is no better way of visiting this fascinating city! Please note that a minimum number of 4 participants is required for this tour to take place. In case the minimum number is not reached, we will inform you. Tour Highlights Sirkeci Terminal Gulhane Park Sultanahmet Square Hagia Sophia Museum Blue Mosque Hippodrome Topkapi Palace Theodosian city walls Kumkapi district Yenikapi district Aqueduct of Valens Sehzade Mosque Suleimanyie Complex and Mosque Grand Bazaar Rustem Pasha Mosque Galata Bridge New Mosque Spice Bazaar Monuments will be seen only from outside The route may be subject to change depending on traffic, weather conditions and other factors.
Guided by:Cem BALSUN
An introduction to the city's imperial history by visiting the old Constantinople's most famous monuments : The Haghia-Sophia,The Blue Mosque,Roman Hippodrome Square,Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.
Guided by:istanbul Tours