Istanbul is one of the most fascinating places of the country, from the old city to the new city (Taksim). This city is a metropolis which spreads out on both continents, separated only by the striking Bosphorus strait. It is the Turkish city by excellence, the cultural, artistic and touristic capital of the country. It attracts visitors every day because of its unique enchanting and contrasting atmospheres.
Duration: 4 Hours
Highlights: Spice Bazaar, Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge
Your guide is going to be ready with a board where your name is written at the Istanbul Port and Continue for tour
The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN
As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar)
Is the second biggest covered bazaar after Grand Bazaar. Lots of shops are selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, mystical tastes and smells with different aromas of various spices.
THE RUMELI FORTRESS(FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
Through the waterway separating the two continents, a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of Ottoman palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments.
After the tour you will be transferred back to port.
– Private Professional Licenced Guide;
– Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles;
– Private Professional Driver;
– Entrance fees to the sights mentioned above the itinerary;
– Any tips for Guide & Driver;
– Any drinks (unless specifically mentioned);
– Any kind of other personal expenses