Day vısıts to Istanbul
3 dıfferent proposals
Exclusıve Route 1
The top of this exclusive tour is the Roman Hippodrome where to admire the marvels of the Byzantine Empire following: the Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain, Column of Constantine. Visit the first floor of the Basilica of St. Sophia, the sixth century Byzantine church built by Justinian the Great. The building is now a museum with the finest examples of Byzantine mosaics. Then we will visit the Basilica Cistern, equipped with 300 columns inside, and was used as a water tank to facilitate the needs of the Imperial Palace. After this visit lunch will be served at a restaurant located next to the Byzantine Church of Christ Pantocrator, in the afternoon there is a visit ti the great golden city and the Golden Horn, we will make a tour of the Byzantine Basilica of San Salvador in Cora, in which we can see the magnificent frescoes that tell the history of Christianity
Exclusıve Route 2
The colomination of this exclusive tour at the Blue Mosque, one of the most beautiful Ottoman mosques and the only equipped with 6 minarets with a beautiful collection of tiles inside. Then we will visit the Topkapi Palace, residence of the early Ottoman sultans. Then visit the Grand Bazaar, with its more than four thousand shops, a small market town in miniature. After this visit will be lunch at an elegant restaurant located next to the Egyptian Bazaar. In the afternoon visit the Egyptian Bazaar also known as the Spice Bazaar, we will continue the tour with Rüstempasa mosque, one of the most impressive works of the architect Sinan, and the most interesting one because of its location. There we will see the finest tiles from Iznik (Nicea) and beautiful individually designed panels.
Feelıng Istanbul streets
Live and feel Istanbul as an istanbulite
The purpose of this trip is that our client receives the daily rhythm of this megalopolis, as if an inhabitant of this city away from the tourist areas. The possibility of an urban stroll with our guides to enjoy the beautiful Istanbul with its splendid mosques and visit the Dolmabahce Palace, where Ottoman sultans resided in the past. You can ride in a private car to the main avenue of the city, Istiklal and imbued with the pace of cosmopolitan Istanbul, where you have free time for dinner or coffee at the many restaurants, cafes and bars. After taht you can stroll to find way to Taksim Square, considered the heart of the city of Istanbul. In the afternoon we continue to Ortaköy, a typical neighborhood located on the Bosphorus, an area with excellent restaurants, pubs and bars. In one of its cafes you can enjoy apple tea, Turkish coffee or the famous “shisha” (water pipe). Another possibility is to approach the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and from there visit the Mosque of Sehzadebasi by the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan. The culmination of this urban route will be the viewpoint of Pierre Loti, the Golden Horn, to marvel at the sights.