Turkey - Istanbul

Turkey - Istanbul

Turkey - Istanbul

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19/11/2018 23/11/2018

Istanbul

About the city

Istanbul owes its historic importance and its amazing cultural and architectural heritage to its perfect strategic location, straddling the Bosphorus straits which separate Europe and Asia Minor. Through most of its 2,500-year-long history, the city (first known as Byzantium, then as Constantinople and since 1930 as Istanbul) was a cultural melting pot. Today, its population of more than 13 million is almost exclusively Turkish, and many of its people are recent migrants from provincial Turkey, lured by the promise of jobs and careers in this vibrant, fast-growing city. Istanbul is no longer the nation's capital, but is Turkey's economic and cultural powerhouse - a status underlined by its role as a European City of Culture in 2010 and the award of UNESCO World Heritage listing to many of its most important landmarks, which range from stunning Ottoman mosques and Byzantine churches and catacombs to the columns of Hellenistic temples and the remains of massive medieval city walls. But there's more to Istanbul than Byzantine and Ottoman heritage. A fast-growing economy contributed to a flourishing arts and music scene, with a plethora of new bars, clubs, private art galleries, restaurants and designer fashion outlets.

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  • Lamartin caddesi 13 taksim istanbul 34437 turkey, 13, Istanbul 34437
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Twin/Double room - De Luxe (1) - ROOM ONLY
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour

day 0 - Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour
Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Come and join our half day Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Tour to get the most out of these most prominent highlights in the company of an expert local guide.
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

day 1 - Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Tour
Your tour starts at Hippodrome Square and covers the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II as the first stop. You continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest of Istanbul. It is one of the principal adornments on the skyline and also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Then you visit St. Sophia, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled but today a museum holding large collections of Japanese and Chinese porcelains and displaying holy relics. After Topkapi Palace, you will proceed to Little Hagia Sofia. The tour ends at the Grand Bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather. Lunch in a local restaurant and hotel pick up and drop off are included in the tour price.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
St. Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept  but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

day 2 - Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kucuksu Palace
Combine a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise with a tour of Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this exciting 2.5-hour Istanbul experience! With an onboard guide, learn all about the city and enjoy water-side views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Galata Tower, Bosphorus Bridge and more. Help yourself to snacks on board, and then hop onto dry land for a tour of either Rumeli Hisarı Fortress (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Küçüksu Palace — one of Istanbul’s opulent hidden gems.
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Princess Island Tour ( Büyük Ada)

day 3 - Princess Island Tour ( Büyük Ada)
Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul Buyukada is everyday departure daily Tour from Istanbul Hotels,Arabic or English Speaking Tour ,  lunch and horse carriage tour is included the our Daily Princes' Island Buyukada Tour.

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Turkey - Istanbul
 Turkey - Istanbul