TOUR DESCRIPTION

Sail along the Bosphorus Strait between two continents and explore Golden Horn, the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics with an official guide in Istanbul.

After meeting your guide at departure point for your tour, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to Old City to visit The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, (Hagia Sophia Museum) It was built in the 6th century by the emperor Justinian as a Greek Orthodox Church also called the church of Divine Wisdom. It was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II The Conqueror and in to a museum by Ataturk in 1935 and it was converted into a mosque in 2020 by Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was largest church in the world for 1000 years.

Blue Mosque, The Sultan Ahmet Mosque known as Blue Mosque because of its blue 20,000 Iznık Ceramic Tiles. It was built for Sultan Ahmet I by the architect Mehmet, has 6 towering minarets and last great mosque of the Classical period.  We visit The Blue Mosque on Friday from outside because of Friday pray. Hippodrome, It was the sporting and social center of ancient Constantinople for 1000 years, with its monuments, German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Bronze Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and Column Constantine.

Tombs of Sultans, Admire the final resting place of 5 Sultans and 142 members of the Ottoman dynasty. Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III. The fountain is located in front of the Imperial Gate of the great Topkapı Palace in Istanbul at the site of an older Byzantine fountain called Perayton. The fountain is a Turkish rococo structure. The fountain of Sultan Ahmed III was built in 1728 by Ottoman sultan Ahmed III.

Grand Covered Bazaar,we visit the oldest and biggest covered market in the world and discover 65 streets and more than 4000 shops containing all kinds of everything. Group will have some free time.

After the lunch we head to port for Bosphorus Cruise Enjoy the historical sightseeing from the sea by seeing the Golden horn, Topkapı palace, Dolmabahce palace, The Hagia Sophia Mosque, Maiden’s tower, Galata tower, Blue mosque, Ortakoy mosque, and the two continents Europe and Asia with the two Bridges connecting them.

After the Cruise climb aboard your luxury coach and head to Eyup Sultan Mosque by Golden Horn. It is a natural horn-shaped bay that divides the European side of Istanbul into two. On this tour, you will see historical wooden houses, churches, synagogues, mosques and the remains of the Roman Wall.

After we visit Eyup Sultan Mosque and Abu Eyup Alansari Tomb (Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was the standard bearer and companion of Muhammad. It is an important site for Muslims) Then we ascent to the Pierre Loti Hill by bus. You can take a phote in this beautiful place with a perfect view of the Golden Horn. This hill got its name from the famous French novelist who lived in Istanbul for a while and wrote his novel “Aziyade”. Then we descent from Pierre Loti Hill by cable car.

Overview
• The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque
• Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)
• The Hippodrome & Unique Monuments
• Tombs of the Sultans
• Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III
• Grand Covered Bazaar
• Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise
• The Golden Horn
• Pierre Loti Hill
• Eyup Sultan Mosque & Tomb
• Cable Car

Regular group tour days : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Private tour days : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday