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Turkish Day Tours

Istanbul

 

Bosphorus Cruise

Price from $44.00 per person

Enjoy a half day guided group tour of the Bosphorus District which is the most authentic and charming part of the city of Istanbul. Breathtaking views include Bosphorus Bridge Dolmabahce Palace Four Seasons Hotel Rumeli Fortress and many more.

Duration of tour: 4 hours

The Tour

City Walls: 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. As 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): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice.Boat Trip on the Bosphorus: 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 Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy 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.

Includes:
  • Local tour guide
  • Tickets for Bosphorus Boat Ride
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Pick up from and drop off to city center hotels
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
10% Off: Half Day City Tour Istanbul

Price from $56.00 per person

Book until 31 may 2016 and get a 10% off! This half day tour includes a visit to the impressive Imperial Topkapi Palace, residence of the Ottoman Sultans for hundreds of years.

Duration of tour: 4 hours 30 minutes

The Tour

This tour begins with a visit to Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays) including the jewellery section, the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today the palace is a spectacular museum with, amongst other exhibitions, one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain. We continue to Little Hafia Sofia one of the most important early Byzantine buildings in Istanbul. (on Fridays this is replaced by the Blue Mosque due to prayer timings and restrictions).

Includes:
  • Transportation
  • Entrance and guided visit of Topkapi Palace
Prince Island Tour

Price from $105.00 per person

Explore magical escape from the bustle of the city of Istanbul, Visit the Islands of the Marmara Sea.

Duration of tour: 8 hours

The Tour

Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes Islands, retreats for the Byzantine princes are famous for their beautiful pine woods and beaches. The largest and most enjoyable of the islands is Buyukada. There you can enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees after relaxing on the beaches in the numerous coves of its coast. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotels.

Includes:
  • Local Guide
  • Admission fees for Horse-Drawn Carriage ride and Island Ferry
  • Lunch
  • Pick up from and drop off to city center hotels
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
Turkish Night

Price from $97.00 per person  

See an Oriental Show and enjoy Turkish cuisine in a first class restaurant.

Duration of tour: 4 hours

The Tour

After a short drive you will be taken to an exclusive night-club where you will sample the delights of Turkish cuisine. A four course dinner including drink will be served while a spectacular Oriental Show is performed by belly dancers and folk groups from various regions of Turkey.

Includes:
  • Transportation and assistant service to and from the show only
  • Four course dinner including water and half a bottle of wine (or a soft drink)
  • Turkish song and dance performance

 

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