Tales of 1001 Nights

İstanbul is due to the artistic and cultural offerings worth a visit. Arab scholars called İstanbul ‘’the Mother of the Wold.‘’ Not without reason, since İstanbul is not only the largest, most beautiful and enigmatic city of Turkey, its atmosphere and its special style can be not compared with any other metropolis. In well-preserved structures still reflect the splendor of the former Eastern Roman and Ottoman Empire again. The oriental perfumes, the bustling activity, the colorfully jumbled people of different nationalites, the oriental music and – fantastic silhouette moves visitor to their spell.

5 Days 4 Nights

Day 1 – Welcome to the unique metropole city, which bring together continents, cultures, religions and seas. Depending upon arrival time we will take you to Pierre Lotti where you will enjoy the view of the Golden Horn while sipping your well- come drink. Transfer to your hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 – After breakfast with our private vehicle we will start our ride by seeing the old city walls built by Emperor Theodosius II. Being the longest city walls in Europe. 6.5 km long. Crossing from famous Galata Bridge and drive from Galata to new part of town Taksim square and back to old Imperial part of town. Today we will be visiting the Hippodrom, the Blue mosque with it’s rich blue tiles, Turkish and Islamic art museum where you’ll be observing art objects chronologically covering specific periods of Turkish and Islamic history. Visit to Hagia Sophia, which was the largest church in the world at the time when it was ordered to be build by Roman Emperor Constantin to adorn the capital. We will visit the Basilica Cistern build to be a reservoir with the capacity of 80.000 m³ and continue are visit by walking through the famous Covered Bazaar.

Optional- For the ones who would like to try the Turkish cuisine we suggest a famous Kebap restaurant.

Day 3 - After breakfast we start our visit with famous Palace where Ottoman Sultan’s lived and ruled the Topkapi, including the Treasury and Harem section of the palace. At the and of the tour there will be a break at the point where you can have your turkish coffee viewing Asian and European sides of Istanbul and the bussy strait of Bosphorous. We will continue our tour with the visit of Chora church, famous of it’s great Byzantine era mosaics. A wonderful cruise waits you on the Bosphorous. During the cruise you’ll have the opportunity to see the wonderful Palaces build along the Bosphorous and the bridge linking Europe to Asia. Arrive back to Eminönü the bussiest part of the town and visit Spice Bazaar. A short walk over the Galata Bridge, tea break on the banks of Karaköy to view the Imperial Peninsula . For the ones who would like to hear the beat of the town a good chance to stroll at old Pera and Beyoglu district.

Day 4- Today after breakfast we will take a boat to go to Princes Islands. We will visit the largest island “Büyük Ada” and ride with carriges around the island. Free time to eat some special sea food. Return back to Kabatas. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace built in 1853 and used as residence in late Ottoman and early Republican times. After the visit free time.

Optional-Tonight we suggest a tavern in Kumkapi district to eat selection of mezes and fresh fish enjoy a glass of local Raki and listen live gypsy music. This will be our fair-well, hope to meet again in the nearest future to discover more…

Day 5- Transfer to the airport for your flight from Istanbul.

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Sevgi Tour,

Gençlik Mah. 30 Ağustos cad.  Falez Apt. No: 59/5  Antalya 

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