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BYZANTINE  AND  OTTOMAN RELICS<br /><strong>BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS</strong>

BYZANTINE AND OTTOMAN RELICS

Full Day Tour
Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
 Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)
 Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
 also visioned during the tour 
GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER’S TOWER
This tour ends approximately at 17:00
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BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS

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OTTOMAN RELICS<br /><strong>OTTOMAN RELICS</strong>

OTTOMAN RELICS

Half Day Afternoon Tour

Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics
of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

Closed : 

*Topkapi Palace on Tuesday replaced with Tour to Byzantium

*Sultan Tombs on Monday replaced with Little Hagia Sophia (St. Sergius & Bacchus

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OTTOMAN RELICS

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON PRIVATE BOAT<br /><strong>BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON PRIVATE BOAT</strong>

BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON PRIVATE BOAT

Half Day Morning Tour 
Golden Horn (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during
the Byzantines. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, Jewish Hospital (Or-Ahayim), Fener Orthodox Patriarchate and 22 kms. long Byzantine City Walls, strongest fortification of the middle age.
 
Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.
 Bosphorus Cruise on private boat, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
 Rumeli Fortress (from the boat - no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect the Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture. 

 also visioned during the tour

IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE  

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYI PALACE

from the boat 

THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT TAKSİM SQUARE 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Bosphorus Tours are practiced with regular boat if minimum number of attendants

is not provided for the private boat

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BOSPHORUS CRUISE ON PRIVATE BOAT

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PERA AT NIGHT ( Culinary Walks )<br /><strong>PERA AT NIGHT ( Culinary Walks )</strong>

PERA AT NIGHT ( Culinary Walks )

 Meet your guide in front of the Marmara Hotel in Taksim Square and get started on your tasting adventure right away with a wet burger!
 
This 3-hour guided walk will give you the opportunity to learn about Turkish cuisine as you sample traditional foods along the way.
 
Antiochia Cuisine of Civilizations presents you with samples of authentic Middle Eastern dishes. Enjoy the experience of a variety of different tastes as you wander through the heart of Istanbul.
 
You’ll continue on through the Flower Passage and Nevizade, and explore the uncharted side streets of Pera. Taste kebab wraps at Dürümzade, made famous by chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain.
 
Visit Hazzapoulo Passage for a Turkish coffee and a traditional fortune telling session. Stop at Megusta in Nevizade for meze (Turkish side dishes) and raki.
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PERA AT NIGHT ( Culinary Walks )

PRINCES ISLANDS<br /><strong>PRINCES ISLANDS</strong>

PRINCES ISLANDS

Full Day Tour 

Cruise in the Marmara Sea to Princes' Islands by boat. Stop at Büyükada, the popular summer resort with pinewood scenery and wooden mansions, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes.

 Tour of the island by horse-drawn carriages before lunch at a fish restaurant.

 Evening return to İstanbul and transfer to hotels

  also visioned during the tour

 
TOPKAPI PALACE • MAIDEN’ S TOWER • ÜSKÜDAR  from the boat

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PRINCES ISLANDS

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TREASURES OF KADIKOY ( Culinary Walks )<br /><strong>TREASURES OF KADIKOY</strong>

TREASURES OF KADIKOY ( Culinary Walks )

You’ll meet your guide in front of the famous Güllüoğlu baklava shop in Karaköy, one of the oldest districts of Istanbul. The neighborhood is known for its variety of authentic eateries.
Enjoy a traditional breakfast at Özsüt before boarding the ferry to Kadıköy. Kadıköy is ancient Chalcedon, where the Ecumenical Council met in the 5th century A.D. to bring the ecclesiastical chaos to an end.
This 5-hour tour is not just a culinary walk but also an opportunity to gain an insight into the culture of the Asian side of Istanbul.
You’ll visit a number of shops in Kadıköy, see the fish market, and stop at a typical delicatessen, famous for its pudding and baklava. You’ll encounter many new tastes of a different style of Turkish cuisine.
Enjoy a main course at the famous Çiya Restaurant, and visit a typical Turkish coffee house before heading back to Karaköy by ferry.
 
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TREASURES OF KADIKOY

ISTANBUL CLASSICS MORNING TOUR<br /><strong>ISTANBUL CLASSICS MORNING TOUR</strong>

ISTANBUL CLASSICS MORNING TOUR

 Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

 Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

 Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets,built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

 Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.

(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Closed :

*Hagia sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern
*Blue Mosque visitedfrom outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer
*Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops



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ISTANBUL CLASSICS MORNING TOUR

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ISTANBUL CLASSICS AFTERNOON TOUR<br /><strong>ISTANBUL CLASSICS AFTERNOON TOUR</strong>

ISTANBUL CLASSICS AFTERNOON TOUR

  Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

 Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

 Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets,built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius andGerman Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

 Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.

(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Closed :

*Hagia sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern
*Blue Mosque visitedfrom outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer
*Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops

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ISTANBUL CLASSICS AFTERNOON TOUR

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DOLMABAHCE PALACE  AND  TWO CONTINENTS<br /><strong>DOLMABAHCE PALACE & TWO CONTINENTS</strong>

DOLMABAHCE PALACE AND TWO CONTINENTS

 Half Day afternoon Tour

Dolmabahçe Palace, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans built by two Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan on a 110.000 m² area and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. Famous with great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier, the palace has 285 rooms and 46 halls.

 Bosphorus Bridge, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

 Çamlıca Hill, famous for its widest bird’s eye panoramic view of İstanbul from Marmara Sea to the Black Sea, gives a chance to see the Bosphorus and Golden Horn from one of the best point of the highest and most appealing places of the city. 

CLOSED:
Dolmabahçe Palace on Monday & Thursday replaced with Eyüp + Pierre Loti Coffee House + Miniatürk
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DOLMABAHCE PALACE & TWO CONTINENTS

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DINNER CRUISE (Bosphorus by Night)<br /><strong>DINNER CRUISE (Bosphorus by Night)</strong>

DINNER CRUISE (Bosphorus by Night)

 Watching one of the best silhouettes in the world with Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and the Leander' s Tower will be your exceptional experience to enjoy this imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of the Bosphorus waterway which brings the two continents Europe and Asia, face to face…

UNFORGETTABLE BOSPHORUS CRUISE DINNERUNLIMITED LOCAL DRINKS

BELLY DANCERSFOLKLORE SHOW 

Dinner with a rich variety of specialities from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht.

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DINNER CRUISE (Bosphorus by Night)

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MAGIC LINE TURKEY<br /><strong>MAGIC LINE TURKEY single room</strong>

MAGIC LINE TURKEY

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St. John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus and back to Istanbul by domestic flight.

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SPECIAL TURKEY<br /><strong>SPECIAL TURKEY single room</strong>

SPECIAL TURKEY

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St. John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale, beautiful views of the Mediterranean coast in Antalya, Konya Mevlana before seeing the underground cities of Cappadoccia and the Capital of Turkey Ankara.  

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TURKISH SWEET<br /><strong>TURKISH SWEET single room</strong>

TURKISH SWEET

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul, battlefields of Gallipoli, the Trojan Horse of Troy, Pergamon offers one of the Seven Churches of St. John from the Bible before reaching the ancient city of Ephesus, the white calcium hot pools of Pamukkale and back to Istanbul by domestic flight.

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TURKISH DELIGHT<br /><strong>TURKISH DELIGHT single room</strong>

TURKISH DELIGHT

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul – Kusadasi – Ephesus – Pamukkale – Antalya – Konya and Capppadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed. To have fun, travel around and meet with new people, do not miss out our special programme for our 10th anniversary.  

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WONDERFUL TURKEY<br /><strong>WONDERFUL TURKEY single room</strong>

WONDERFUL TURKEY

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul – Kusadasi – Ephesus - Pamukkale & Capppadocia. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

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DREAMS OF TURKEY<br /><strong>DREAMS OF TURKEY single room</strong>

DREAMS OF TURKEY

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best tour in Turkey, including Istanbul – Kusadasi – Ephesus – Pamukkale and back to Istanbul by domestic flight. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

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TOUR TO BYZANTIUM<br /><strong>TOUR TO BYZANTIUM</strong>

TOUR TO BYZANTIUM

 Walk back into the history

Natural naval harbour of the Byzantines named as Golden Horn because of its hornlike shape and golden reflection of the glittering waves under sunshine when viewed from the hill tops. 

Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’ s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin famed with the “Hagiasma” (holy water) and the “Hagion Lousma” (sacred bath).

Anemas Dungeons (from outside) were part of the Blachernae Palace, unique in the world with its historical and architectural structure. It consists of 14 separate dungeons, each having 2 basements below sea-level with cells for the prisoners and two towers. It was used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.

Tekfur Palace (from outside) built in the 12th century adjacent to the city walls. The only surviving pavillion of the Blachernae Palace.

St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.

Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.

Walk back into the history

Natural naval harbour of the Byzantines named as Golden Horn because of its hornlike shape and golden reflection of the glittering waves under sunshine when viewed from the hill tops. 

Visit the Patriarchate at Fener which is the seat of Orthodox Christianity since Constantine The Great’ s declaration of Christianity as the religion of Roman Empire.

Church of Panagia of Blachernae, the best known and most celebrated shrine of the Holy Virgin famed with the “Hagiasma” (holy water) and the “Hagion Lousma” (sacred bath).

Anemas Dungeons (from outside) were part of the Blachernae Palace, unique in the world with its historical and architectural structure. It consists of 14 separate dungeons, each having 2 basements below sea-level with cells for the prisoners and two towers. It was used as a prison for high ranked statesmen.

Tekfur Palace (from outside) built in the 12th century adjacent to the city walls. The only surviving pavillion of the Blachernae Palace.

St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum), originally a Byzantine monastery with fantastic mosaics and frescoes portraying scenes from the bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.

Byzantine City Walls surrounded the Acropolis of Byzantium with 22 kms. long fortification with 96 towers and 9 main gates dating back to the 5th century.

CLOSED :

·      St. Savior in Chora (Kariye Museum) on Wednesday

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TOUR TO BYZANTIUM

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TASTE OF TURKEY<br /><strong>TASTE OF TURKEY single room</strong>

TASTE OF TURKEY

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. Enjoy first class service and guided transportation through the historical and picturesque sites of Istanbul and the underground cities of Cappadoccia This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed.

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EYES OF TURKEY<br /><strong>EYES OF TURKEY single room</strong>

EYES OF TURKEY

If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further. The best Turkey package for a short visit in Turkey, including Istanbul, Antalya, Konya, Capppadocia, Ankara and back to Istanbul. This an exquisite tour for you with all the bells and whistles. There are no long bus rides just domestic flights getting you to your destination comfortable and relaxed. By booking that tour, you will be able to see Istanbul, Mediterranean Region and Central Anatolia. An Ideal tour for these who love history, culture, sea, sand and parties for their honeymoon holiday in Turkey!

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