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Private Istanbul Old City Walk

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Your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel reception at 09.00 am. Together you will either walk or catch a public transportation to the old city. Private Istanbul Old City Walk is a full day walking tour that covers the main highlights of the city Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.

We will start our tour with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was the home and seat of the government of the Ottomans for nearly 400 years. It’s the heart of the great Ottoman Empire, ruled by the monarch who lived in Topkapi’s Harem section with a huge family and servants

Then we will visit visit Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the regim of Sultan Ahmet . It is known for its 16th century blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets.

After here we will have a lunch break and continue to the Hagia Sophia, the church of the divine wisdom. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era.  Still today one of the most popular musuem in the city.

The tour ends with a visit to the Grand Bazaar that built the second half of 15th centuray and the largest covered bazaar in the world with its more than 4000 shops.

Between 09.00 am & 16.00 pm
Prices: $95 US DOLLARS 1 - 4 PEOPLE
             $110 US DOLLARS 5 - 7 PEOPLE
Included: Full day fee of licenced private guide
Excluded: Transportation, Admission fees, personal expensens and lunch

Please note that ladies are required to wear scarves and decent clothing at the Blue Mosque.
On Tuesdays, Topkapi Palace is closed. therefore we can visit Basilica Cistern. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. The Blue Mosque is closed till 14.00 pm on Fridays. 






  


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       Istanbul Two Continents and Backstreets 

  
The tour takes you off the beaten track of Istanbul. While discovering local markets, bazaars and backstreets, you will also gain an overview of Turkish history, culture and the unique architecture of Istanbul.

Firstly, we will walk around the Beyazid square where the old Ottoman book bazaar of Istanbul is located then we will walk down to the Tahtakale, which is a popular shopping area for local people as they are able to buy almost anything at wholesale prices. Our walk takes us to the 16th century Rustem Pasa Mosque. The Rustem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for the grand vizier Rüstem Pasha and is famous for its Iznik tiles.

Then we we will catch a ferry to Kadikoy, a large residential area on the Asian side of Istanbul. In Kadikoy you will get to see how the local people live and visit Kadikoy's famous fish market.
We will have lunch in Kadikoy and then board another local ferry back to the European side of Istanbul.

The ferry will stop at Besiktas and from there we will will catch a dolmus up to Taksim, also known as Pera and is one of the main centers of Istanbul. Walking down Istiklal Street, the main street in Taksim, you will feel like you are walking down a European Street, with many famous clothing shops, such as mango and topshop as well as a number of Starbucks and more than 3,000 street cafes, pubs and restaurants. Taksim is almost the best place to experience the nightlife of Istanbul.

Our walk will take us to Galata tower, one of the first towers built in the world and where you can see a 360-degree view of Istanbul from the top of the tower. We will then walk to Karakoy where we will cross the Galata Bridge, where you can see locals fishing and

From Eminonu, it is easy to get back to your hotel, you can either catch a tram or take a walk.
  
Between 09.00 am & 15.00 pm
Prices: $95 US DOLLARS 1 - 4 PEOPLE
             $110 US DOLLARS 5 - 7 PEOPLE
Included: Full day fee of licenced private guide
Excluded: Transportation, Admission fees, personal expensens and lunch


Please note that ladies are required to wear scarves and decent clothing at the Rustempasa Mosque.



  


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                    Full Day Bosphorus Tour

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You are going to meet your guide at 09.00 am at your hotel reception and catch a tram to the Spice Market, otherwise known as the Egyptian Bazaar, where locals have been buying herbs and spices for hundreds of years. Then at 10.30 am you will catch a public boat for our Bosphorus Tour. The boat tour will be 1.5 hours long. While the boat moves betweeen Asia and Europe you will be charmed by Ottomon Houses, Bridges, the Maiden's Tower, Ortakoy and Buyuk Mecidiye Mosque, Ciragan Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Kuleli Naval Academy, Rumeli and Anadolu Fortresses ...

The final stop will be Anadolu Kavaki, you will walk up to hill to see the Yoros Castle that is a Byzantine ruined castle at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea, to the north of Joshua's Hill, in Istanbul after the visit yoo will walk back to the Anadolu Kavaki to enjoy your lunch in one of the fish restaurant then board to the boat. At around 16.30 you will arrive to Eminonu. End of the tour.
  
Between 09.00 am & 16.00 pm
Prices: $95 US DOLLARS 1 - 4 PEOPLE
             $110 US DOLLARS 5 - 7 PEOPLE
Included: Full day fee of licenced private guide
Excluded: Transportation, Ferry tickets, personal expensens and lunch

  



  


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                           Istanbul on FOOD


From kebabs to baklava to Turkish delight, Turkish food is famous the world over. While many people have enjoyed more than the odd kebab in their time, there is so much more to Turkish food than just kebabs as you will discover on the Istanbul Food Tour.

The tour takes you off the beaten track so you can sample the real tastes of Istanbul and experience delicious Turkish delicacies you may not have known existed. While discovering local markets you will also gain an overview of Turkish history and culture while appreciating the unique architecture of Istanbul. Whether you are a food expert or just love food the Istanbul Food Tour will fulfil your eating dreams.

The tour will start when you are picked up from your hotel and begin with a walk around the Spice market. Where you will have a chance to see where locals have been buying their spices for hundreds of years. We will then walk from Galata bridge to Karakoy where we have our Turkish breakfast which includes Turkish menemen, sucuklu omlet, kaymak and honey. Then we will catch a metro up to Pera and walk along the famous Istiklal street. We will make a tea stop and you will have the chance to learn how to play backgammon.

In the afternoon we will catch a ferry to from the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side to Kadikoy (Kalkedon ancient name that means city of the bilind) where you are going to taste Mersin's tantuni or if you are feeling adventurous maybe be have liver wrap. We will continue to the fish market where you can sample stuffed or fried mussels as well as pickles. Turkish people love their pickles and we will visit a shop that only sells pickles.

A Turkish food tour would not be complete without sampling Turkish coffee and desserts. So after indulging we will then catch a ferry back to the Europe side of Istanbul where the tour will conclude.
 

  
Between 09.00 am & 16.00 pm
Prices: $90 US DOLLARS 1 - 4 PEOPLE
             $110 US DOLLARS 5 - 7 PEOPLE
Included: Full day fee of licenced private guide
Excluded: Transportation, Ferry tickets, personal expensens and food samples

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                                     Golden Istanbul

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This is a special tour including some of the most unique places in the city but also which are difficult to visit on your own. The tour will take you to the roots of historic Istanbul with visit to the monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman cultural heritage. As the places of visit are all located out of the touristic centres, you will also have the chance to visit the current daily local life.

The first stop is Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and constructed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1557. The mosque is modelled in part on the style of a Byzantine basilica, particularly the Hagia Sophia, which was perhaps a conscious move on the part of the sultan to create a continuity and a symbolic connection with the city's past. Driving along the city walls will end at one of the oldest and most important churches in the city - The Church of Chora - representing fascinating wall paintings which tell the life of Christ in an historical order. Even though the building itself being small, the meaning was great for Byzantines as being founded at the borders of the city and welcoming the visitors. Today the environment is restored and this is a good place to spend time with local artisans and wooden houses.

After the church, we will have a tea-coffee break at one of the most splendid spots of Istanbul with a beautiful view over the Golden Horn - Pierre Loti Hill. Than you will again start drive but that time along the shores of Golden Horn through the towns Fener and Balat which are the old Greek and Jewish living sites. Fener Orthodox Patriarchate is in the area as well. 

After lunch, our next destination will be the Dolmabahce Palace the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier. This will be our last stop after visit we will drive back to your hotel. End of the tour.
  
  
Between 09.00 am & 16.00 pm
Prices: $180 US DOLLARS 1 - 4 PEOPLE
             $210 US DOLLARS 5 - 7 PEOPLE
Included: Full day fee of licenced private guide and transportation
Excluded: Entrance fees, Lunch and personal expenses

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