Day One: Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour
The tour begins with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. After that, The Blue Mosque, the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2- and listen to the stories of his liaison with the Orient. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits, your guide will take you to the Grand Bazaar for some irresistible shopping and a demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.
Day Two: Bosphorus Cruise Tour
This Bosphorus Cruise is perfect for travelers who have limited time in Istanbul. First,You will visit the Pierre Loti Hill using the cable car. You will also have a panoramic tour of the Golden Horn by bus, before you embark on a 90-minute cruise. The boat goes by the shores of the Bosphorus while your guide explains everything, en route. You will see the views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Leanders Tower, the two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, the beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally, we disembark near by the Spice Bazaar and then, take you back to the hotel.
Day Three: Dining Out In A Turkish Way
This tour has no places of interest, but you will see much more than what you would expect! We will take you where people go to dine in a ‘Turkish Way’. You will have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional ‘Simit Bakery’. "Simit" is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our "simits" and go to visit one of the local kıraathane’- which literally means reading rooms, but, in reality, is a coffee shop with lots of men playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in traditional tea glasses, we will visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with a glass of Turkish Raki, of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane, a traditional Tavern where you taste ‘Meze’, drink ‘Rakı’ and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well, if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional ‘İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a ‘Tripe Soup’ the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with ‘Turkish Rakı’.Of course no Turkish Night is complete without tasting the Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you'll need to know.
Tour Start Time: 08:30hrs
Duration: 13 Hours
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