Tours in Istanbul
Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour Meet at the Cruise Ship Port and Continue for a full day tour;. Hippodrome: The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II. . 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 minarest. . Topkapi 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. . St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. . Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection
Istanbul once ruled by Romans, then Byzantines and after 15th century it became center of Ottomans. This “Byzantine & Ottoman Highlights” Tour will make you discover the most important points and sights in the history. The tour takes you to Sultanahmet District, the historical Peninsula, where all the highlights of these three Empires are located. We will stroll around the ancient area, where once was the hearth of the city life and you will have great opprotunity to learn a lot about history, culture and traditions of the ancient and present time. Tour Program; *Topkapi Palace *Hagia Sophia *Blue Mosque *Hipodrome *Basilica Cistern *Grand Bazaar
Guided by:Alev GULERYUZ
1 - Spice Bazaar 2 - Bosphorus Cruise 3 - Beylerbeyi Palace or Dolmabahce Palace 4 - Bosphorus Bridge 5 - Camlica Hill (Panaromic View of Istanbul) Spice Bazaar: it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Mostly shops provide more spices and less souvenirs. Bosphorus Cruise: Bosphorus is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. Bosphorus runs between Black sea and Marmara sea,dividing the city into two pieces (Europe and Aisa).From our cruise boat, we view the overwhelming beauty of the Bosphorus,together with the wooded houses, mosques, suspension bridges and the massive Rumeli fortress shows its beauty, a fortress built by Fatih the Conqueror in just three months as he prepared to take Istanbul. Also, the 19th century mansions of the Ottoman elite and the Sultan’s fanciful palaces and hunting lodges are noteworthy. Beylerbeyi Palace: Beylerbeyi Palace was thought to serve as a summer residence of Ottoman sultans and a state guest house to entertain the foreign heads of state and sovereigns and it was constructed on demand of the sultan of the period, Sultan Abdülaziz (1861 - 1876). Dolmabahce Palace: Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid (1839-1861) who was the thirty first Ottoman Sultan. Camlica Hill: This hill on the Asian side provides the best panoramic view of Istanbul.
1 - Chora Church (Saint Saviour) 2 - Valens Aqueduct 3 - Galata Tower 4 - City Walls 5 - Pierre Loti Hill (Panaromic View of Golden Horn) In order not to be involved with crowd, we beter go and enjoy the scenery from ‘Galata Tower’ as a first thing in the morning. Galata tower is a 17th century stone tower by Genoese in the Galata/Karaköy quarter, it offers the most magnificent view of Constantinople. Having visited the tower, we can visit ‘Chora Church’ passing by ‘Valen Aqueduct’ ,which was the major water-providing system of the Eastern Roman capital of Constantinople , completed by Roman Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD. ‘Chora Church’, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. After having a lunch break, we drive along ‘the Ctiy Walls’ and visit the ‘Pierre Loti Hill’,which provides an owervhelming view of the city and the Golden Horn.
1 - Roman Hippodrome 2 - Blue Mosque 3 - Hagia Sophia 4 - Topkapi Palace 5 - Underground Cistern 6 - Grand Bazaar Hippodrome: Hippodrome, where the chariot races and gladiator fights took place during the roman period,founded in 330 A.D. It can be seen together with the Egyption Obelisk,the column of Constantine and the Serpentine column. Blue Mosque: It is only a step away from the hippodrome. Blue Mosque, which is the most visited and beautiful mosque in Istanbul, was constructed by the 14th Otoman Sultan,named Ahmet between the years of 1609-1616. Hagia Sophia: St. Sophia,which was constructed as a church by Justinianus in 532 (functioned as a church for 916 years) and converted into a mosque by ottoman king Fatih in 1453 (functioned as a mosque 418 years), is a museum today. Topkapi Palace: The palace,which was the residence of Ottoman Royal Family and State Department from 1475 untill 1853, is the most visited museum in Turkey. Grand Bazaar: It is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 5,000 shops, which attract hundred thousands of visitors daily
GALLIPOLI & TROY – 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL You will experience the World War I battlefield and Ancient Troy by taking our 2 days tour. Gallipoli is the most frequently used name for the peninsula to the west of the Dardenelles Straits, and the fighting that took place there between British and French troops of the Allies against Turkish troops between April 1915 and January 1916. Most famously, it was where the soldiers of the first ANZAC - the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - went first into action during the Great War. DAY-1: ISTANBUL-GALLIPOLI 06.30-07.00 Pick up from your Hotel in Istanbul 07:00-07.15 Depart for Gallipoli 12:00-12.30 Arrive in Eceabat.Lunch by the Dardanelles Fully Guided Gallipoli Tour After lunch,drive to Gallipoli Battlefield area to visit; Gabatepe War Museum, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove, Arıburnu Cemetery, Anzac Commemoration Site, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly (Trenches & Tunnels), 57th Regiment Turkish Memorial & Cemeteries, The Nek, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial. The duration of the tour is approx. 6 hours. 18.00 End off the tour,check in at 3*Hotel in Eceabat or Canakkale. DAY 2-CANAKKALE-TROY-ISTANBUL 08.45 After breakfast,drive to Ancient City of Troy,famous archeological and mythological site of Troy,home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. You will see and hear about; The Trojan Horse,Helen of Troy,The Trojan Wars, Sacrificial Altars,The 3700 years old city walls,Houses of Troy 1-3000 B.C-2500 B.C.,The Bouleterium (Senate Bulding),The Odeon,The battle between Archilles and Paris,Current excavations in progress.Remains of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. The duration of the tour is approx.3 hours, 12.00 The tour returns back to Hotel After Troy tour free time will be given to the clients.Our transfer to Istanbul is about 18.00. The clients who want to go back earlier has to take the local bus and pay on their own.No refund of the transfer fee to the agency. 18.00 Departure to Istanbul 23.00 Arrive in İstanbul, drop off at Hotel FAQ - additional info (English): GALLIPOLI & TROY MOVIE SHOW ON THE BUS Includes Transportation by A/C,No smoking wehicles,visits,conducted by expert licensed guides,Entrance fees,Lunch during the tour.
Guided by:Ayca Cesnigil
CAPPADOCIA DAILY TOUR DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL Cappadocia which is unique in the World and is a miraculous natüre wonder is the common name of the field.Cappadocia region is a result of the volcanic reputations occured in mount Erciyes.Cappadocia is in our days one of the most important tourism centers of Turkey which is visited every year by hundred thousands of tourists coming from every part of the World. 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 for full day Cappadocia tour and visiting; Devrent Valley; which is also known as Imaginery or Pink Valley has a lunar landscape and animal shaped rocks. Pasabaglari;Highly remarkable earth pillars can be seen here, in the middle of a vineyard, hence the name of the place which means: the Pacha's vineyard. Avanos; Famous with production of earthenware pottery. You can also try to make your own pottery or watch when it is being made. Goreme Open-Air Museum; Resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church. Esentepe; Panorama for the best view of the region. Uchisar Castle; is situated at the highest point in Cappadocia. The top of the Uchisar Castle, provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area. Pigeon Valley;Look down into the valley to see the centuries old Pigeon Houses carved from the cliffs. Throughout the years farmers have used Pigeon manure as a rich source of fertilizer for their crops. 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 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.
Guided by:Ayca Cesnigil
HOT AIR BALLOONING IN CAPPADOCIA Let’s Discover The Magical Beauties of Cappadocia Together… 04.30 We will pick you up from the hotel early in the morning in Cappadocia,before the sunrise.You fly over Valleys of Cappadocia full of rock formations,fairy chimneys and natural beauty. Cappadocia; The best place on the earth for hot air Balloon Tours. Cappadocia region is the place where nature and history come together most beautifully within the World.While geographic events are forming strange rock formations, during the historical period, humans had carried the signs of thousand years old civilizations with carving houses and churches within these earth pillars and decorating them with frescoes.There are many places that are 'must see' in Cappadocia,such as;the various'Fairy Chimneys', Goreme Valley, Goreme National Park, Rock Churches, the Underground cities of Kaymakli, Derinkuyu or Ozkonak, Zelve Valley, Avanos, with its pottery, the Uchisar and Ortahisar rock fortress,the Ihlara Valley, Red Valley and Soganli. Fly information -------------------- • Our flights start early in the morning at sunrise • Transfer from your hotel by our company shuttles • Hot beverages and snacks before your flight • Pre flight briefing • Total flight time of approximately 1 hour • Champagne toast after the flight • Commemorative fligh certificate to your name • Souvenir shopping • Full passenger insurance • Multi lingual international pilots with years of experience • Choice between standart and deluxe flights • Special rates for children under 12 years FAQ - additional info (English): End of flight,transfer back to your Hotel in Cappadocia Note: Due to Weather conditions Baloons may not operate
EPHESUS & VIRGIN MARY’S HOUSE DAILY DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL THE MOST FAMOUS AND MOST VISITED HISTORICAL SITE IN TURKEY Pick-up from your hotel at 19.00 or 20:00 pm from our Office in istanbul to Otogar. 21:30 bus departs from Istanbul arrives to Selcuk Otogar at 07:30am where you will get picked up and continue to Ephesus for full day Ephesus tour. Tour Starts at 09:00-09:30 am Ephesus;is without doubt one of the best preserved Roman Cities in the Mediterranean area.Once it become the Roman Capital of Asia Minor,the city had a population of 250.000 and is said to have been visited by St.John and the Virgin Mary,followed by St.Paul who wrote his letter to the Ephesians here. Walking along the Marble Street to the magnificent Library of Celsius you can imagine how the life was here in Roman Times. Visit;The ruins from the period of St.Paul,Odeon,Monumental fountains,Lebrary of Celsus,Theatre,Temple or Artemis,Gymnasiums,Church and Stadium. After lunch,see Basilica of St.John and his tomb,Temple of Diana Virgin Mary House;where she spent last year of her life Temple of Artemis;was one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world.It was so big that it took 120 years to make the temple. Tour finishes:17:30 End of tour,transfer Selcuk Otogar get overnight bus at 20:30 pm back to Istanbul Arrive Istanbul according to traffic by 06:30 am . FAQ - additional info (English): The bus company provides Free shuttle services to some areas in Istanbul.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.
PAMUKKALE (HIERAPOLIS)-DAILY TOUR DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL NATURAL WONDER: Known as Cotton Castle PAMUKKALE; is one of Turkey’s top attractions and a precious in the world with its cotton-looking terraces. Pamukkale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot springs there have been used as a SPA since the 2nd century BC, and people came to soothe their ailments.The underground water once gave life to the ancient city of Hierapolis now helps Pamukkale be one of the most important thermal centers of Turkey. 19.00 Pick up from your Hotel,and transfer to our Office.Company shuttle pick-up from our Office at:20.00.and transfer to bus terminal.21.30 Take a 9 hours bus ride to Ephesus Arriving in Ephesus next morning around 07.00 am.Upon arrival and continue to the site for full day Pamukkale tour.visiting;Ancient Hellenistic and Roman city ruins of Hierapolis to see the magnificently preserved Necropolis of the ancient Hellenistic World, Roman Basilica Baths, Domitian Gate, Agora, Byzantine Gate, Temple of Apollo,Roman Fountains,Cemetery,(very interested in Roman architecture),Roman tombs,Roman Theatre which is cap.9.500 (Greek style), Fomous Thermal waters have been used since Roman times for their therapeutic Powers. white traverten of Pamukkale. 16.30 End of tour,transfer to Denizli bus station.Overnight bus back to Istanbul Arriving in Istanbul in the morning around 07.30. 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.