Pick-up from hotel. Visit the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque famous with its fine Iznik tiles and the Hagia Sophia Museum (closed on Mondays) and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays).
Pick-up from hotel. Visit Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays) , Haghia Irene Church (photo from outside-closed on Tuesdays) and Petite Haghia Sophia Mosque.
Pick-up from hotel. Visit the Hippodrome, German Fountain, Blue Mosque famous with its fine Iznik tiles and the Hagia Sophia Museum(Closed on Mondays). Visit Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays), Haghia Irene Church (photo from outside closed on Tuesdays) and Grand Covered Bazaar (closed on Sundays). Lunch is included.
Pick-up from hotel. Visit the famous Spice Bazaar and Rustem Pasha Mosque with its beaiutiful ceramic tiles. Embark on a boat to have a cruise on the Bosphorus. As cruising on this waterway separating two continents view the marble palaces, Ottoman wooden villas and modern residences on both banks.
Pick-up from hotel. Visit Dolmabahce Palace (closed on Monday and Thursdays) the last resident of Ottoman Sultans. Then across the Bosphorus Bridge joining Europe to Asia. Have a lovely scenery of Istanbul City on the Camlica Hill.
Pick-up from hotel. Visit the famous Spice Bazaar. Embark on a boat to have a cruise on the Bosphorus. As cruising on this waterway separating two continents view the marble palaces, Ottoman wooden villas and modern residences on both banks. Then visit Dolmabahce Palace (closed on Monday and Thursdays) the last resident of Ottoman Sultans. Then across the Bosphorus Bridge joining Europe to Asia. Have a lovely scenery of Istanbul City on the Camlica Hill. Lunch is included.
Pick-up from hotel. Take a ferry to Buyukada (Princes’ Island) and enjoy a tour of the island on a horse-drawn carriage. View the mansions, summer houses, mosques, monasteries and churches during the ride. Enjoy a nice lunch at a seafood restaurant.
Pick-up from hotel around 7 PM. Embark our boat and enjoy the night time silhouettes of the palaces and the mansions on the Bosphorus as cruising. You will be entertained by folk dancers, live music and off course a belly dancer! Enjoy a delicious dinner with varieties of starters, salad, main course and dessert. Unlimited local drinks (alcoholic or soft drinks) are included.
Pick-up from hotel around 7 PM. We will take you to a reputable Turkish restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner with varieties of starters, salad, main course and dessert or fruit. Limited local drinks (half bottle of wine or two bottles of beer or two soft drinks) are included. You will be entertained by folk dancers, live music and off course a belly dancer!
Pick-up from hotel in the evening around 6:30 pm (depending on your hotel’s location) by our coach and assistant through the old city area. Program consist only Sufi Whirling Dervishes performance, meaning of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. The Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the “semah”, is a serious religious ritual. We drop you back to your hotel in the evening. (no meal option available)
Pick-up from hotel.First we drive to a Turkish restaurant where we will have a briefing on the Turkish Cuisine and start our class. We will prepare the popular Turkish dishes featuring Ottoman Classics, regional specialties and home-cooking favorites. Then we will enjoy those as our lunch with a glass of local wine or soft drink.
Pick-up from hotel. Drive along the coast of Marmara Sea (the Ancient Propontis). Upon arrival to Gallipoli National Park visit the Lone Pine - Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair - New Zealand Memorial, ANZAC Cove, Johnston's Jolly, Brighton Beach, Beach Cemetery, Ariburnu Cemetery, Johnston's Jolly,v57th Regiment - Turkish Memorial and The Nek. Return to Istanbul after the tour.
Pick-up from hotel. Drive along the coast of Marmara Sea (the Ancient Propontis). Across Dardanelles Strait on a ferry and arrive at Canakkale. Continue to Troy which is famous with the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta, and Paris, the Trojan Prince. After the tour, we return back to Istanbul.
Pick-up from hotel. Pick up from hotel in Istanbul at around 08:00 am. First across Marmara Sea on a Ferry and arrive at Yalova. Then continue to Bursa. We will have the chance to taste the famous local kebab of Bursa (Iskender Kebab) for lunch. We will visit the highlights of Bursa, including Tophane, City Museum, Ulu Camii Mosque, and Green Complex. Afternoon drive to Yalova, and ferryboat to Istanbul. Transfer to hotels arriving at around 07:00-07:30 PM.
Pick-up from hotel. First have a visit to Ashkenazi Synagogue and Schneidertemple Synagogue. We will also view Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings. After visiting The Quincentenial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews tour in Galata the old Jewish quarter. This tour terminates in Galata district. Does not include drop back to hotel during regular tour.
This tour will begin with hotel pick up from your hotels and drop you to one of the stations of Marmaray Underground Tube Station in the European side of Istanbul. You will travel with your guide on this modern train going under Bosphorus Waterway. You will arrive in Uskudar Station and have a walking tour of these charming Ottoman district, full with historic mosques and complexes. Following the walk - which takes about three hours – you will have lunch at a local restauant and than take Marmaray train to continue to Kadikoy. Kadikoy is historically known as Chalcedon literally meaning the ‘City of the Blind’. Our tour will begin with the historical harbour buildings of Kadikoy and will continue in the narrow streets of famous fish market and decent quarter of Moda. Visits to churches, mosques and mansions are also part of this tour. Following the tour you will take 20 minute boat ride to cross the Bosphorus. At the European side our transfer coaches will take you back to your hotel.
Pick-up from hotel. Istiklal Street is the liveliest and the most colorful street of Istanbul. The street has been pedestrianized since 1988 and for over 150 years has been the center of the nightlife of the city. Hundreds of bars and clubs shake this downtown area in the evenings. During daylight, İstiklal is home to many historical embassy buildings, fancy hotels, apartment buildings, streets, theatres, restaurants, shops. Our tour begins in the heart of Istanbul - the Taksim Square- where you meet your guide. You will stroll on the exiting little side streets of Istiklal Street, sit in one of the intriguing coffee shops and talk with your guide, see the amazing Embassy buildings, visit Armenian and Romaic churches, ancient districts, impressive walkways and much more. This tour terminates in Taksim district. Does not include drop back to hotel during regular tour.