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Turkish Day Tours

Istanbul

 

Bosphorus Cruise

Price from $50.00 per person

Explore the most awe-inspiring areas of Istanbul, one of the single most beautiful cities in both Europe and the Middle East.

Duration of tour: 4 hours

The Tour

Become acquainted with your knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you throughout the duration of this exciting tour and tell you all about the interesting history and fun facts behind every Istanbul landmark you come across.

Morning Tour (08:00 – 12:00)
Excite the senses as you visit the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Admire the staggering abundance and variety of not only spices, but also fruits, vegetables and flowers that line the exotic stores.
Afterwards, embark on a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus, the magnificent river that splits Istanbul into two, and bridges Europe and Asia. Contemplate the breath-taking marble palaces and ancient wooden villas of beautiful Ottoman architecture. These elegant old buildings stand in stark contrast with the more modern residential luxury apartments erected alongside them, so that Istanbul’s wealthy can relax while enjoying the views of the shimmering waterway.
Then, it is time see from the outside Rumeli Fortress, a historical armament erected to keep a watchful eye over the appreciated river, a hub of international commerce back in the day. This fortress is a grand example of military architecture and it can be seen from the sea during the tour. This trip will make you fall in love with this bewildering, multicultural city while you discover its more historical side.

Afternoon Tour (13:30 – 17:30)
Start your tour by ascending Pierre Loti Hill by cable car enjoying the fantastic panoramic views of the city below, before enjoying a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus.
Next, take a panoramic bus tour into the streets along the northern bank of the Golden Horn. Here you pass through Balat, a dynamic immigrant district with a long-standing history; viewing the extravagance of the Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, the stately Jewish Hospital and the picturesque facade of the Fener Orthodox Patriarchate before returning to your hotel.

Includes:
  • Guide
  • Tickets
  • Pick-up from the hotel

 

A Half Day Tour of Old Istanbul's Highlight

Price from $75.00 per person

Take in the highlights of Istanbul, a truly enchanting city that is full of history, culture and intrigue at every turn. Once the seat of the powerful Ottoman Empire, today Istanbul is home to more than 14 million people and a diverse range of cultures. Take in architectural masterpieces such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia as your guide leads you to the city’s most spectacular landmarks before finishing the trip at Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar. Boasting over 4,000 shops and tiny cafés under its roof, it is believed to have the most individual stalls of any marketplace in the world.

Duration of tour: 4 hours

The Tour

Begin your tour by driving to the very heart of old Istanbul, the Sultanahmet Square. Once the sporting and social centre of Constantinople with a huge horseracing circuit, it is now a beautiful square in the heart of the city and still contains relics of the original structure. Tour its key points and learn about the atmospheric events that would regularly take place here. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, one of the most striking buildings in the city and one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. With its domes, secondary domes and minarets, the mosque is a striking visual spectacle and its blue-tiled interior provides its nickname. Next head to Hagia Sophia, considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. Having been used as both a cathedral and a mosque, the vast and intricate building is now a fascinating museum. Finish your unforgettable city tour at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, renowned for its multitude of stores and stalls. Browse the vast array of goods on display and make sure to barter and haggle the price with the stall owners!

Includes:
  • Tickets
  • Pick-up from the hotel
  • Guide

 

Prince Island Tour with Lunch

Price from $110.00 per person

Duration of tour: 9 hours

The Tour

We begin the day with a cruise on the Marmara Sea to the Princes' Islands, once the pleasure islands of Byzantine Princes. Our tour includes a visit to Buyukada, the largest of the three main islands and a popular summer resort with beautifully decorated old wooden houses, pine trees and wonderful panoramic views. We take a relaxing tour through the quiet narrow streets of the island with tea/coffe treats before stopping for lunch at a seafood restaurant. After lunch there will be time for you to relax or explore at your leisure.

Includes:
  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Tea
  • Ferry
  • Lunch

 

Istanbul by Nights

Price from $150.00 per person  

Duration of tour: 4 hours

The Tour

Dinner at First Class restaurant or on-board boat and enjoy show of belly dancers and Anatolian Cultural; Folklore entertainment

Includes:
  • Half bottle of wine or two bottles of soft drink or two bottles of beer
  • Turkish song and dance performance
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from European side and centrally located Istanbul hotels