Istanbul

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country’s economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (coterminous with Istanbul Province), both hosting a population of around 14 million residents. Istanbul is one of the world’s most populous cities and ranks as world’s 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city.

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum
Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It has also been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by East Roman Philon as far back as the 6th century. The current Hagia Sophia is...
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The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque
One of the most famous monuments of Turkish and Islamic art, The Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camii) is visited almost by everyone who comes to Istanbul. Built between 1609-1616, the mosque used to be part of a large complex, including a covered bazaar, Turkish baths, public kitchens, a hospital, schools, a...
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Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of Ottoman Empire. Initially constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, and expanded upon and altered many times throughout its long history, the palace served as the home of the...
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Chora Church

Chora Church
The Turkish word “Kariye” is derived from the ancient Greek word “Chora” meaning outside of the city (land). It is known that there was a chapel outside of the city before the 5th century when the city walls were erected. The first Chora Church was rebuilt by Justinianus (527-565) in place of...
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The Basilica Cistern

The Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern was built during the reign of Justinian I (527-565) to supply water to the palaces in the vicinity. There are 336 columns and these columns are arranged in 12 rows of 28 each. The cistern measures 140 by 70 meters. The columns are topped with capitals, some of them plain, but...
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Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace
The Dolmabahce Palace, a blend of various European architectural styles, was built between 1843-1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The Ottoman sultans had many palaces in all ages, but the Topkapi was the official residence until the completion of the Dolmabahce Palace. The three-storied...
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The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome
The square in front of The Blue Mosque, Hippodrome was one of the most famous areas in Byzantine Constantinople. The original Hippodrome was constructed in 200 AD. by Emperor Septimus Severus.The Hippodrome was the heart of the civil activities. Propaganda activities, rebellions, fights and eventually chariot races took place in this area. The Hippodrome...
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The Bosporus

The Bosporus
The Bosporus or Bosphorus, also known as the Istanbul Strait, (Turkish: Bogaz or Bogazici) is a strait that forms the boundary between the European part (Rumelia) of Turkey and its Asian part (Anatolia). Its English name comes from a Greek legend: Zeushad an affair with a beautiful women named Io. When...
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Private Istanbul Tours

Private Istanbul Tours
Istanbul Tours We can definitely customize an itinerary for you that covers all your must-see places or must-do activities. We specialize in helping you to tailor-make your time in Cappadocia that perfectly suits your tastes, styles and temperament. Our guide will meet you at your hotel in Sultanahmet / Taksim area...
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The Galata Tower

The Galata Tower
It was called the Christea Turris (Tower of Christ) by the Genoese and the Megalos Pyrgos (The Great Tower) by the Byzantines. It took its present shape during the Genoese period. The Tower was heavily damaged during an earthquake in 1509, and it was...
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Byzantine And Ottoman Highlights Tour

Byzantine And Ottoman Highlights Tour
Byzantine And Ottoman Highlights The tour will depart with a pick-up at 8:30am  from your Sultanahmet area or 8:00am from your Taksim area hotel. You will visit The Topkapi Palace; Ottoman Sultan’s Residance built on the slopes of Sarayburnu. Topkapi Palace is a combination of different architectural styles. Topkapi Palace is the most visited museum in Turkey and...
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Morning Walk In Palaces Tour

Morning Walk In Palaces Tour
Istanbul Palaces Tour The morning walk tour will depart with a pick-up at 8:30am  from your Sultanahmet area or 8:00am from your Taksim area hotel. You will start your visit with The Topkapi Palace; Ottoman Sultan’s Residance built on the slopes of Sarayburnu. Topkapi Palace is a combination of different architectural styles. It is the most visited museum in Turkey and...
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Afternoon Istanbul Symbols Tour

Afternoon Istanbul Symbols Tour
ISTANBUL SYMBOLS TOUR The afternoon tour will start around 13:30 and the first stop will be Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia) Museum, bearing the symbols of Christianity and Islam together. The church has been constructed in 537 AD. by Roman Emperor Justinian and has been converted into a mosque in 15th century. You will visit the...
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Chora Church & Golden Horn Tour

Chora Church & Golden Horn Tour
Istanbul Chora Church & Golden Horn Tour This tour will depart with a pick-up at 8:30am  from your Sultanahmet area hotel or 8:00am from your Taksim area hotel. We will fisrt drive to Suleymaniye Mosque and its’ complex. This mosque and the complex is the biggest in Istanbul and built by The world-wide...
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Two Continents (Asia & Europe) Tour

Two Continents (Asia & Europe) Tour
Two Continents Tour We will pick you up from your hotel in Europe Continent (Sultanahmet or Taksim area hotels) around 13:30 and drive through Bosporus Bridge to see the Asian side of Istanbul. The first stop will be The Beylerbeyi Palace which was built...
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Dolmabahce Palace & Yildiz Royal Garden

Dolmabahce Palace & Yildiz Royal Garden
We will pick you up from your hotel in Sultanahmet or Taksim area around 08:30 and drive to Dolmabahce Palace. The three-storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. There is a 600 meters-long quay along the sea and two monumental gates. The...
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Full Day Bosporus Cruise With Lunch

Full Day Bosporus Cruise With Lunch
Full Day Bosporus Tour You will be able to see Europe, Asia and the Black Sea in one day with our most popular Bosporus & Black Sea Cruise. The tour will start with the pick-up from your hotel around 08:30 and you will get on the boat in Kabatas Harbour....
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Half day Morning Bosporus Cruise

Half day Morning Bosporus Cruise
Morning Bosporus Tour The tour will start with the pick-up from your hotel around 08:30 and you will get on the boat in Kabatas Harbour. The first stop will be in Ortakoy which is very famous with its mosque, located on the shores of the Bosporus touching the sea. The mosque is...
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Half Day Afternoon Cruise with Lunch

Half Day Afternoon Cruise with Lunch
Afternoon Bosporus Tour With Lunch We will pick you up from your hotel around 12:45 and drive to Rumeli Fortress which is situated at the narrowest point of the Bosporus and was built to prevent the aid that would come from the Black sea reaching Contantinople. After climbing to the fortress, we will...
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Bosporus Dinner Cruise

Bosporus Dinner Cruise
Bosporus Night Tour With Dinner A Dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty and history of the Bosporus. You will meet Ottoman lovers proud swashbucklers, the bride henna ceremony. Romany girls, a funny show Aşuk Maşuk, the belly dancer , as beautiful as the Bosporus....
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2016 Gala Dinner Cruise

2016 Gala Dinner Cruise
New Years 2016 Gala Dinner A Dinner Cruise that presents you the beauty and history of the Bosporus. You will meet Ottoman lovers proud swashbucklers, the bride henna ceremony. Romany girls, a funny show Aşuk Maşuk, the belly dancer , as beautiful as the...
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Hotel Amira

Hotel Amira
Located at the very central part of Sultanahmet (Old City), Hotel Amira offers a very delightful stay in Istanbul. The hotel features a lounge terrace with sweeping Sea of Marmara view. The spa area of Hotel Amira provides a total relaxation experience, offering a Finnish sauna, a wood-paneled hot...
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Ada Hotel

Ada Hotel
Ada Hotel offers large rooms with free Wi-Fi, just 500 feet far from the Blue Mosque. The terrace features panoramic views of the Marmara Sea and the Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque.The brightly decorated rooms at Ada Hotel feature a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. All rooms have a...
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Blue House Hotel

Blue House Hotel
Located in the very heart of Sultanahmet within steps of the major sites, Blue House Hotel also offers afabulous view of the Blue Mosque. The Blue House has 26 standard rooms, 1 suite room, and three restaurants. All rooms are equipped with modern conveniences and offer excellent hotel service....
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Yusufpasa Konagi Hotel

Yusufpasa Konagi Hotel
The charming Yusufpasa Konagi (an Ottoman minister’s Mansion) is a wooden 19th century Ottoman Mansion located at a 5 minute stroll from most of the highlights of Istanbul including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Blue Mosque. This hotel offers all the modern facilities in each room. The terrace...
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Gezi Bosphorus Hotel

Gezi Bosphorus Hotel
The modern and trendy Gezi Bosphorus Hotel, located just steps away from Taksim Square offers a unique accommodation choice with 67 differently styled rooms. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Bosphorus from your room. All rooms offer the most modern amenities and luxury bedding. The hotel also has...
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Other Options

Other Options
We have lots of different hotel options available. If you would like to stay at a different hotel than our list above, just let us know the name of the hotel and we will check the rates for your particular hotel. Please do not hesitate to contact us for...
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Airport Transfers In Istanbul

Airport Transfers In Istanbul
Istanbul has two airports that you can fly to / from: Ataturk Airport (airport code IST) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (airport code SAW). Ataturk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and it is close to Sultanahmet, Taksim and other important sights in Istanbul. Sabiha Gokcen...
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