TOUR 1 – OLD CITY TOUR 1 ( Half Day – 4 HOURS TOUR )
BLUE MOSQUE( 17 th C. Functioning Mosque with six minarets and unique ceramic tiles from the city of İznik ) No entrance fee , leaving donations is required. Open everyday except the prayer times
( 2nd C. ruins of Roman Hippodrome where chariot races once took place ) No entrance fee / Open Everyday
HAGIA SOPHIA( 6 th C. Church , converted into a mosque during Ottoman times, functioning as a museum today ,one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World “ ) Museum Entrance Fee is required / Closed On Mondays
( 6 th C. Underground Byzantine Cistern with interesting old ruins ) Museum Entrance Fee is required / Open Everyday
GRAND BAZAAR( 15 th C. World’s largest indoor bazaar with 4500 shops offerring a variety of; jewellery,carpet, antiquities,silver,leather goods,souvenirs,handicraft and some textile goods ) Closed on Sundays
TOUR 2 - OLD CITY TOUR 2 ( Half Day – 4 HOURS TOUR )
TOPKAPI PALACE( Occupied by the Ottoman Sultans from 15th C to 19 th C. as their imperial residential and administrative seat )Museum Entrance Fee is required An additional entrance fee is required for Harem Section. Closed on Tuesdays
SPICE MARKET( 17 th C. market where ; spices ,Turkish deserts,caviar and medicinal herbs are sold ) Open Everyday
RÜSTEM PAŞA MOSQUE( 16th C. Functioning Mosque with beautiful İznik ceramic tiles )No entrance fee , leaving donations is required. Open everyday except the prayer times.
TOUR 3 - FULL DAY TOUR – 8 HOURS
COMBINATION OF ; Old city Tour 1 & Old City Tour 2 ( Having Lunch after the visit of Grand Bazaar would be essential )
“PLS NOTE THAT THIS IS A SUGGESTED FULL DAY TOUR PROGRAMME ; AND IT IS QUITE BUSY , SO THIS LIST CAN BE ALSO CHANGED ACCORDING TO YOUR PLACES OF INTEREST. ”
TOUR 4 - BOAT TOUR ON BOSPHORUS ( 1,5 to 2 Hours )
( BY PUBLIC BOAT ) CHANCE TO SEE ; THE OTTOMAN PALACES , GRANDEUR RESIDENCES , FORTRESSES , BRIDGES , SCHOOLS, INTERESTING TOWNS ,FAMOUS RESTAURANTS AND NIGHT CLUBS FROM THE SEA SIDE . THE BOAT HAS A CERTAIN ROUTE AND IT RUNS AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE DAY , DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR .PLEASE CONTACT WITH ME FOR THE BOAT SCHEDULE .* OR WITH A PRIVATE BOAT , THIS RIDE CAN BE SCHEDULED ACCORDING TO YOUR PLACES OF INTEREST ON THE BOSPHORUS .
TOUR 5 - ALTERNATIVE ISTANBUL TOUR ON EUROPEAN SIDE
( Half Day – 4 HOURS HOUR )
GALATA TOWER14th C . Genoese tower , built as a watch tower .One of the best views of the city . Open Everyday – Entrance fee is required
VISITING TAKSIM SQUARE & BEYOĞLU AREA
Visiting the modern centrum of İstanbul , and walking along the famous pedestrian street named of İstiklal . A street adorned with ; beautiful late 19 C structures ,European Consulate Generals , churches , cinemas ,restaurants ,cafeterias , famous nightclubs . A fish and a local food market is located here…
VISITING ORTAKÖY SQUAREA small picturesque town on Bosphorus , right at the foot of famous Bosphorus Bridge. An area of local restaurants , shops and coffee shops. On Sundays , a local handicraft market is set up here . The wares of local artisans are sold here.
RUMELİ FORTRESS15 C. Fortress on the European side of Bosphorus . Built by Sultan Mehmet 2 “ The Conqueror” before the conquest of Constantinople . Entrance fee is required . Closed on Wednesdays .
TOUR 6 - ALTERNATIVE ISTANBUL TOUR ON ASIAN SIDE
( Half Day – 4 HOURS HOUR )
BOSPHORUS BRIDGECrossing over the first bridge which connected Europe to Asia .
VISITING ÇAMLICA HILLThe highest point in İstanbul with a great panoramic view .
BEYLERBEYİ PALACE19 C. Summer residence of the Ottoman Sultan decorated with European furnitures . Entrance fee is required . Museum is closed on Mondays & Thursdays . ( The palace is visited together with the Palace Guide )
Most popular street of the Asian side with famous restaurants and elegant boutiques
MAIDEN’S TOWERA historical tower built on a tiny island with an interesting story .Functioned as a quarantine centre ,light house , customs control point … Today there is a fancy restaurant inside . There are shuttle boats taking you to the tower .