ISTANBUL IMPERIAL TOUR (FULL DAY)
This is a Full Day Group Tour that runs everyday in Istanbul. Tour starts at 08.30 from Sultanahmet. If you want we can send our free shuttle service to pick you up from you hotel in Sultanahmet.
SPICE BAZAAR, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaar in the city. It is so named because various spice types from the Orient were offered here in the past.
We will drop you at the bazaar on your own at the end of the tour so you can take your time and shop there as long as you want. Rustempasa Mosque will be visited during Spice Market visit. Rustempasa Mosque has the most beautiful samples of Iznik Tiles in the world. It is regarded as the best mosque in the world in 2006.
CABLE CAR, PIERRE LOTI HILL, ride up to the beautifull hill where you can see the most interesting view of the Golden Horn with a cable car. The hill may make you a poet like a Pierre Loti who is well known poet and author was enraptured by Istanbul and he came here often to watch the beauties of the Golden Horn and Istanbul.
GOLDEN HORN, with the Sea of Marmara, the Golden Horn encloses a peninsula. It forms a deep natural harbor. The Byzantine Empire had its naval headquarters there, and the walls were built along the shoreline to protect the city of Constantinople from Naval attacks.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE, by boat cruise on the Bosphorus the water way divides the both continents Asia & Europe, you will be able to take marvellous pictures of the palaces, wooden houses and lots of monuments on the boat.
RUMELI FORTRESS (NO INTERIOR VISIT), was built by the conquerer of Istanbul, Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conquest on 1453 to protect and control the Bosphorus.
LUNCH in a traditioanal Turkish restaurant in Sultanahmet area with a set meal.
BEYLERBEYI PALACE, is a palace situated just North of the Bosphorus Bridge. Designed in the baroque style by Sarkis Balyan. It was commisioned by Sultan Abdulaziz and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state.
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, drive on the bridge and cross to Asia from Europe. The bridge is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. It is 1,560 m long with deck widht of 39 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m.
ÇAMLICA HILL, Panaromic view of the entire city from one of the hills on the Asian side. You can take pictures of Bosphorus, bridges, Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace and more monuments in one shot.
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