Apart from the excellent sightseeing, many tours in Istanbul, Turkey, take place in or around the Bosphorus, the busy, narrow strait that divides the two continents of Europe and Asia.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM ISTANBUL
Discover the magnificent palaces of Istanbul that housed the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Your private expert guide will be giving information about their history and telling the stories about the daily life in the palaces. You will visit Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace.
AFTERNOON ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS CRUISE TOUR WITH PIERRE LOTI
Tour starts with a visit to the Pierre Loti. See the teahouse perched on a ridge overlooking the Golden Horn which was patronised by the French author for which it is named today.
The terrace of this coffeehouse affords a breathtaking view of the Golden Horn and its environs. Take a short drive to the pier where you’ll board your boat for a cruise along the shores of Bosphorus, the waterway separating the two continents of Europe and Asia. You will have the chance to see the European style palaces of the Ottoman Empire and the palaces of Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, in striking contrast to some of the modern mansions that line up the shores of Istanbul.
PRIVATE ISTANBUL OLD CITY AND SHOPPING TOUR
Discover the wonder of Istanbul on a flexible private tour with a local guide. This 6-hour tour explores the historic area of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Your guide can show you the best places to shop for unique Turkish souvenirs. Hotel or port transfer in a private vehicle available.
3-HOUR ISTANBUL EXPRESS WALKING TOUR
Discover the best of Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district on a 3-hour morning or afternoon walking tour.
Learn your way around and view some famous landmarks including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia from the outside. Get tips on other sights, and using Istanbul’s tram system, ask your guide sightseeing questions, and enlist their help in purchasing a money-saving Museum Pass (own expense). Numbers are limited to eight people for a more personalised experience.
EVENING LOCAL FOOD AND WINE TOUR IN ISTANBUL
Discover Istanbul by night on this small-group food and wine walking tour led by a gourmet guide. Explore the cobbled streets, historic alleyways, and vibrant cafe culture of Karakoy and Beyo?lu. Learn the rich history of Turkey’s world-famous cuisine, savour your choice of Turkish wines, and enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner complete with raki: please note that dinner and wines are not included in the tour price.
ISTANBUL ORIENT EXPRESS WALKING TOUR
Track the story of the original “Orient Express” train on this four-hour Istanbul tour.
With a knowledgeable guide, visit the station where the gleaming Wagon-Lits carriages arrived from 1883 through 1977. Hear how the train inspired a famous Agatha Christie whodunit novel, and see sites that were around during the train’s heyday. After a Golden Horn boat ride to Galata and Beyo?lu, ride the Tünel, one of the world’s oldest subways. Numbers are limited to 15 people.
KILYOS DAY TOUR INCLUDING BELGRADE FOREST AND EMIRGAN PARK: FROM ISTANBUL
Visit the green heavens of Istanbul such as Belgrade Forest, Kilyos Beach and Emirgan Park. Enjoy having a picnic at the forest, walk by the lakes and swim in the Black Sea. Plus, you can explore the shopping malls on your way back.
DAILY GALLIPOLI TOUR: FROM ISTANBUL
Spend the day exploring historic Gallipoli. Travel back in time and see the infamous battlefield from WW1, still remembered today as ANZAC day. Learn all about the great battle at the Kabatepe Museum.
TURKISH COOKING CLASS WITH LUNCH IN ISTANBUL
Enjoy a magical culinary morning, where you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to a local kitchen to learn how to cook traditional Turkish cuisine during a special two-hour workshop. When your meal is finished, you will have lunch at a rooftop restaurant with new friends you’ve made from this cultural experience. Your transportation to and from your hotel is included in the tour, which begins at 11:00am.
ISTANBUL COMBO: CLASSIC CITY TOUR AND BOSPHORUS CRUISE
Discover the highlights of Istanbul’s historic centre, Old City, and enjoy a Bosphorus cruise. You’ll see the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, and take a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait where Europe meets Asia, either by public ferry or your own private yacht.
HOP ON HOP OFF GOLDEN HORN CRUISE
There is no better way to discover Istanbul than on our Hop On Hop Off Golden Horn Tour. Explore magnificent Istanbul without the traffic! Create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore Istanbul’s attractions under the bridges that connect them and witness history from the sea. Hop on and off as many times as you like. Your ticket is valid the whole day. If not Hopped-off the tour will take approximately 2 hours.
ADMISSION TICKET TO LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE ISTANBUL
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul. Let your imagination run wild in a LEGO® world of colour, creativity and family entertainment, located in Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall. The Centre is open 10:00am to 08:00pm from Monday to Sunday.
CULINARY WALKING TOUR IN ISTANBUL
Enjoy a culinary walk through Istanbul’s old city around the Spice Market in Eminonu and Grand Bazaar.
With a professional guide, you will visit local restaurants and markets along the way, and experience the back streets of Istanbul’s old city while tasting the local cuisine.
AGA HAMAMI: TURKISH BATH IN ISTANBUL
A Turkish Bath is a cleaning method which has been used since the initial years of the Ottoman Empire. Your skin gets softer as the result of perspiration in the hammam.
ONE DAY TROY TOUR WITH LUNCH: FROM ISTANBUL
Without a doubt Troy is the most famous city of the ancient world, capital of a land of myths and legend, of heroes and Gods, and a land we can take you to. This tour is specially designed for those visitors who want a more detailed tour with an expert guide, and who wish to walk in the footsteps of Achilles, Hector and the beautiful Helen, and learn of how a long lost city was rediscovered.
PRIVATE TOUR: OTTOMAN MONUMENTS
On this private half day tour of Ottoman monuments, we will be visiting the following sites: the Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace with Treasury Section Grand Bazaar.
PASHA TURKISH NIGHT SHOW
Experience a night of royal Turkish entertainment at this 4-hour cultural night show in Istanbul. Watch Turkish dance with traditional costumes from many different regions of the country, including belly dancing. Feast on the best of Turkish cuisine, including hot and cold meze, a main course, and dessert. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
CLASSIC BOSPHORUS TOUR
A unique Bosphorus Cruise tour in the World’s most beautiful City that divides the continents of Asia and Europe. When you are in Istanbul do not miss this Cruise on the 32 km (20-mile) long Bosphorus. It not only divides the continents, it connects the Marmara and Black Sea as well. At the end of the tour you can say: “Today I was in Asia and in Europe”.
FULL DAY PRINCES’ ISLANDS TOUR INCLUDING HORSE CARRIAGE: FROM ISTANBUL
The day will start with a cruise on the Marmara Sea to the Princes’ Islands. we will visit Buyukada, the largest of the three main islands. It is a relaxing tour through the quiet narrow streets of the island by horse-drawn carriage. There will be time for you to relax or explore at your leisure. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.
PAMUKKALE TOUR: FROM ISTANBUL
Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour starts around 5:00am with pickup from hotel. After transfer to airport and flight to Denizli follows transfer to tour point. We will be visiting Colonnaded Gate, Domitian Gate, Cathedral, the Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertine of Pamukkale. After the tour follows transfer to airport for flight to Istanbul, and then we transfer you back to your hotel.
PRIVATE ISTANBUL WALKING TOUR
Walk through Istanbul’s historic Old City and discover the wonders of the city where Europe meets Asia. In the company of a private guide, explore the highlights of Istanbul on this 5-hour tour, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. Departure time is flexible and hotel or port transfers are available.
ISTANBUL DINNER CRUISE
Experience Istanbul during this 4-hour dinner cruise with live entertainment. Take in beautiful sights along the Bosphorus while feasting on a delicious Turkish meal. Listen to onboard performances of traditional Turkish music and folk dance, and enjoy an open bar. Marvel at the view of the Old City from the water and capture its famous domes and minarets from a unique angle before returning to port.
ISTANBUL CLASSICS TOUR WITH LUNCH
Discover the magic of Istanbul with a full-day Istanbul City Tour (from 9:00am to 4:00pm). Visit the most important, popular sites of Istanbul. Guide, transfers from hotel & lunch included.
PRIVATE TOUR: DISCOVERING ISTANBUL
This private tour of Istanbul’s old town district is a wonderful mix of history and culture, enriched by an expert tour guide.
ISTANBUL CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR
See top Istanbul attractions around every corner on a full-day tour of the incredible Sultanahmet neighbourhood, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine empires once ruled.
Travelling by luxury coach, you will stop to visit all the city showstoppers including the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Sultans Tombs. Before lunch, discover the roar and dazzle of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar while hearing tales of sultans, harems and all-things-Istanbul from your friendly expert guide!
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