What To Do In Istanbul Within 7 Days?

A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahçe Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Çırağan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortaköy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries.
Rumeli Fortress (from the sea, no interior visit): Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in
1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and
protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in
the world.
After than, we will visit Miniaturk which is the the largest miniature park in the world. The
park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale. 45 of the structures are from Istanbul, 45 are
from Anatolia, and 15 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey.Also
featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus and the Mausoleum of
Maussollos at Halicarnassus (known as Bodrum).
Shopping possibility at Marmara Forum Shopping Mall which is an extensive shopping
and entertainment complex in the heart of Istanbul’s Bakirköy district.

Hippodrome, which is the center for entertainment, amusement and sports in the city during
the Roman and Byzantine Empires. The Egyptian Obelisk, the serpentine column and the
German fountain of Willhelm II are sites to be visited.
Blue Mosque, The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, one of the most revered masterpieces of the
Islamic world, is famous with its blue ceramic tiles and six minarets.
St. SOPHIA, this ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and
reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
Topkapı Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th
centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans,
robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures.
Shopping possibility at Sapphire Shooping Mall, Having the 34,000m2 of shopping space
and soaring to a height of 236 meters, Istanbul’s Sapphire building is the tallest of its kind in
Turkey. In addition having the first and only observation deck of Turkey at the height of 236
meters and Istanbul by 360 degree. Skyride; the first 4D simulation hall of Turkey, Istanbul
and the first 4D helicopter shooting of Turkey.
Closed: Topkapı Palace on Tuesday & Hagia Sophia on Monday.

Dolmabahçe Palace, is a blend of various European architectural styles, was built
between 1843 – 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three
–storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has
survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its
surpasses all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence.
Panaroma 1453 Museum is about conquest of Istanbul city which belongs to Byzantine
Empire and used to be called as “Constantinople” by Ottomans under the command of Sultan
Mehmed II in 1453. The museum is in “Topkapı Culture Park” in Topkapi in Istanbul.
Panoramic Museum of Conquest of Istanbul was constructed by Istanbul metropolitan
municipality. The wall-painted animation,which is accompanied by 3D sound effects, of the
conquest of Istanbul by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, the Conquerer, in 1453 can be seen in the
half-globular building.
Shopping Possibility: At Olivium Outlet Center.

If you feel the need to escape from the bustle of İstanbul for a day, nothing could be easier.
You simply join us aboard a ferry bound for the charming Princes’Islands. Our destination is
Büyükada, the largest of the island chain, but we will pass by four other islands on the way.
All are famous for their mild climates, lush vegetation and ornate Ottoman Houses, and on
all of them cars are banned. The preferred means of transportation is the charming horsedrawn
carriage known as the phaeton, which we will use on our circular tour of Büyükada,
passing elegant mansions draped in brilliant purple bougainvillea. You will feel as though you
have stepped back into a more leisured and gracious age, almost expecting grand 19th
century ladies and gentlemen to come strolling down to the waterfront on an afternoon
Free time will be given to have lunch with many excellent traditional fish restaurants by the
waterfront, gazing accross the the water at the Asian shore of İstanbul.
Afternoon return to İstanbul and transfer to hotels.

Beylerbeyi Palace: The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original
furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN.
Bosphorus Bridge: Unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another
Çamlıca Hill The highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the
magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped
in traditional style.
Shopping Possibilities: At Bedesten exhibits the traditional silk weaving girls at
the carpet weaving courses authorised by the Ministry of National Education Possibility to see
jewellery, handicrafts center and leatherware show.
Closed: Beylerbeyi Palace on Monday & Thursday.

Vialand is the new center of Istanbul similar to Disneyland. It has lots of shops, game centers,
pools and more entertainments and also has the last technology devices and most secured
Vialand have 4 parts as Fun Zone, Shopping Zone, History Zone and Adventure Zone. First of
all, it is a safe place or the kids. It is entertaining and educative. Lots of shops with old
Istanbul style and Ottoman style houses and buildings. You and your family can also enjoy
withwaterpark and kidfun center. Park has the last technology devices and most securedunits.
Also Vialand has the biggest Food Court with its lots of restaurants. Center has a small tram
to travel around the shops. One of the biggest Roller Coasters in Europe will be waiting for
you in the center. Vialand have a part for the people likes the exciting time of King Kong. İf
you are a water fun, then you will like Splash Coaster. And Fatih Dark Ride will take you to
the times of Ottoman and old İstanbul streets. Strashape and Safari Coaster will be your other
favourites. Come and enjoy!

Forum Istanbul, located in İstanbul-Bayrampaşa which enjoys a total recreational area of 20.000 square meters, consisted of bowling, movie theatre, ice rink, and aquarium will also offer a visual feast to its visitors through its very special water games activities to be carried out in Oasis Square. Movie displays will be carried on the water screen through projection, lights and sound systems.
Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium is located inside Forum Shopping Mall in Bayrampasa, it is over 8.000 sqm. This next generation aquarium has a 83 m. long Ocean Tunnel which is one of the longest underwater tunnel in the world. Ocean Tunnel, with stunning 270° panoramic views, takes visitors through a underwater safari. Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium has around 15,000 resident sea creatures including spotted freshwater stingrays, alligator snapping turtle and giant moray eels in 21 themed zones and 47 tanks which totally holds 5 million liters of water. This is one of the world’s biggest ocean tanks. Visitors can find out how it feels to touch a sea star and other sea creatures in interactive rockpool experience or come face-to-face with rescued sea turtles from the depths of the Meditterranean Sea. It is also possible to dive with Europe’s largest collection of sharks, watch diver shows, creature feeds and let kids play at children play area.
A new perspective on education utilising dinosaurs… Jurassic Land invites everyone, old and young, to discover the world of dinosaurs. The most magnificent creatures of the planet which have become extinct 65 million years ago are reanimated in Jurassic Land , was built on a huge area of 10,000 square meters. Containing one-to-one moving models of 70 dinosaurs, Jurassic Land is attractive for both children and adults with its unique and interesting museum, the largest 4D cinema in Turkey, a laboratory where people both learn and have fun, a show garden and a shop that sells special products.

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