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$45.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Byzantine Relics Istanbul Half-Day Morning Tour

Take a half-day tour of Istanbul and explore it from the perspective of the Byzantine Empire. See ruins of Byzantine churches, the site of former Roman chariot races, and the magical alleys of the historic Grand Bazaar.Visit the Hippodrome and Obelisks, location for thrilling chariot races in the days of the Roman Empire. The track is now some 6.6 feet (2 meters) below ground, but has been marked on the paving of Sultan Ahmet Square. You will see the surviving obelisks, as well as the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the Byzantine German Fountain of Wilhelm II.Continue to Hagia Sophia, also known as “The Church of Holy Wisdom.” Undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the world, the temple was so richly decorated that Justinian proclaimed and you continue to the iconic Blue Mosque. Named for its stunning decoration of Iznik tiles, you will also admire its slender minaretsEnd your tour at the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in the world. Explore the alleys, where nearly 4,000 shops offer a superb selection of antiques, leather, evil eye trinkets, and Turkish rugs. Try out your haggling skills to see if you can bag a true Turkish bargain.

$65.76 Cultural & Theme Tours

Istanbul Old City Tour Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Museum and Grand Bazzar

Tour will be included entrance fees of: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome of İstanbulTour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.Built in 537 by Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, St.Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand yeras; it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture;after having been the Patriarchal basilica of Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. the Conqueror and in to a museum by Atataurk in 1935.Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. The last great imperial mosque of the classical period; it is name comes from 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls.Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.Lunch at the Special Turkish RestaurantTopkapi Palace, this extraordinary and secret palace was the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the center of the Ottoman might for nearly 400 years.The building are a typical example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons,shields,armors,Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.( Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry )Grand Bazaar, the largest covered narket in the world with more than 60 streets and 4.000 shops, where you may find in a authentic oriental atmosphere all kind of gifts, leather clothing,rugs and kilims, antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc...Also visioned during the tour: Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Leander's Tower,Obelisk of Theodosius-Serpentine Column,German Fountain of Wilhelm. • Visit six top Istanbul attractions with a knowledgeable local guide • Learn about Istanbul’s history as Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire • Full-day Istanbul sightseeing tour around the Sultanahmet neighborhood • Explore the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern or Nakkas Cistern and the Grand Bazaar • Refuel with a 3-course lunch at a traditional Istanbul restaurant in Sultanahmet

$91.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

 Daily departure at 08.30 and returns at 17.00Tour of “SultanAhmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.Built in 537 by Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, St.Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand yeras; it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture;after having been the Patriarchal basilica of Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. the Conqueror and in to a museum by Atataürk in 1935.Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. The last great imperial mosque of the classical period; it is name comes from 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls.Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture organizes various workshop on handicrafts and  music.Lunch at a Special Turkish RestaurantTopkapi Palace, this extraordinary and secret palace was the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the center of the Ottoman might for nearly 400 years.The building are a typical example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons,shields,armors,Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.(Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry)Grand Bazaar, the largest covered narket in the world with more than 60 streets and 4.000 shops, where you may find in a authentic oriental atmosphere all kind of gifts, leather clothing,rugs and kilims, antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc…Also visioned during the tour: Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Leander’s Tower,Obelisk of Theodosius-Serpentine Column,German Fountain of Wilhelm IIClosed: Monday;  St. Sophia — Tuesday; Topkapi Palace  (Replaced with Underground Cistern)

$2488.98 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Turkey Cappadocia, 9 days-2000 kms, motorcycle guided tour with Training Option!

Day 1, Istanbul 24.06.2019 Arrival day to Istanbul. You will be transferred from Airport to your Hotel in the Old City. You will have free time untill 19:00 the time that your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to go out to our welcome dinner!  Day 2, Istanbul - Afyon 25.06.2019  - 430 kms You will be transferred to "BMW Motorrad Turkey" to get your rent bikes. Roadcraft training "Introduction to Riding System" will be done on the way of Afyon, to the ones who request training.  Day 3,  Afyon - Pamukkale 26.06.2019 - 230 Kms We will ride to Hierapolis Pamukkale. 2nd day of Training, practice Roadcraft and test ride in the afternoon. Test Results and Certificates will be given in the end of the day at the Hotel. Day 4, Pamukkale - Konya 27.06.2019 - 450 Km First stop, Lake Salda AKA Maldivs of Turkey with crystal clear water! We will swim in the fresh water of Salda Lake. After Salda lake we will ride to Burdur Insuyu undergound cave. After Lunch, we will ride to Konya, mystic city of Dervishes. Day 5, Konya - Cappadocia 28.06.2019 - 300 Km First stop will be Ihlara Valley which is an Ancient Christian settlement with many chapelles digged inside caves! In te evening, we will go to famous sightseeing place near Ürgüp so called "Hill of Lovers" to see sun set. Don't forget to go to Hot Air Balloon tour for the next morning. Day 6,  Cappadocia 29.06.2019 Freeday in Cappadocia. We will visit incredible natural and historic places such as ancient underground city "Derin Kuyu". Next stops will be Uçhisar Castle, wine houses, art and souvenir shops, Zelve open air museum. We will have our dinner in a restaurant which is digged inside a real Cave!  Day 7, Cappadocia - Eskişehir 30.06.2019 - 476 Km On the way of Eskişehir, we will pass through Salt Lake and will stop to walk on the white salt ground with bare feet. Right after, we will ride through Haymana Plain and will reach to Eskişehir wehere there are many options to do. Gondol tour in the river Porsuk, walk around in Old City where you can try authentic food, desserts and taste Turkish Coffee with Turkish Delight! Day 8, Eskişehir - İstanbul 01.07.2019 300 Km We will start riding to Istanbul passing through Bursa and will arrive to Lake İznik. We will have our Lunch in Iznik.  We will pass the Izmit Bay via ferry. After we leave our bikes, group will be transferred to the Hotel and we will go out for a Farewell dinner. Day 9,  İstanbul  02.07.2019 The day to experience Istanbul untill your flight time which we suppose that you arranged your tickets on the late evening hours. We will go to Old City and visit historical atrractions. You will be transferred from Hotel to airport and will hope to see you again in another tour of us!

$110 Cultural & Theme Tours

Istanbul - Full Day (Shore Excursion and Daily City Tour)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulBlue Mosque one of Istanbul’s most venerable monuments. From the courtyard you will enjoy the striking view of the cascading domes and semi-domes. Once inside you will see how the mosque got its name, viewing the colorful blue Iznik tiles that adorn the interior. These tiles were made at the peak of Iznik tile production in the early 17th CenturyDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulSt Sophia, the Church of Divine wisdom and a testament to the sophistication of the 6th Century. The vast edifice was built over two earlier churches and inaugurated by Emperor Justinian in 537. The immense dome is an architectural marvel, as it seems to hover overheadDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Topkapi Palace, IstanbulVisit the magnificent Topkapi Palace Museum. Gain a fascinating insight into this grandiose complex of buildings that formed the residence of the Sultans for 400 years. There are four main courtyards which contain extensive gardens, pavilions, fountains, royal gates, kitchens, library and mosques. Enjoy the exhibitions such as ‘Sacred Trusts’, ‘Portraits of Sultans’, ‘Kitchen’ and ‘Imperial Weapons’****Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays***Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Hippodrome (At Meydani), IstanbulHippodrome, which was one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire. Here you can see the Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpentine Column.Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, IstanbulVisit the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of handicrafts, carpets, rare jewels and souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. Grand Bazaar is famous for carpets the last 500 years therefore as a pleasure to your eyes and to improve the knowledge, an educational carpet demonstration will be shown at the bazaar and the world famous Armenian calligrapher Nick Merdenyan will be introduced.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Galata Koprusu, IstanbulGalata Bridge links the both side of Golden Horn. It is famous with its fishermen.

$74.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Sightseeing Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 08:30 for this morning Bosphorus cruise and sightseeing tour.Bosphorus Cruise: We will cruise on the Bosphorus to allow you the prime perspective from which to view the fine palaces, pavilions, Ottoman houses and seaside neighborhoods along the shores of this famous and historic waterway connecting the Black Sea and the Maramara Sea.The Marmaray provides a unique chance to make a link between the European and Asian continents by train in a sub-sea tunnel (resting upon the sea floor beneath the waters of the Bosphorus Strait). This engineering feat was first conceived by a legendary Ottoman sultan in 1860. Designed to withstand earthquakes, this is the worlds first underwater tunnel that connects two continents. Theory, it brings closer the day when it will be possible to travel from London to Beijing via Istanbul by train! The giant rail system of Istanbul's Marmaray Project was inaugurated and opened on October 29, 2013 following four years of construction delays that were largely due to the discovery of ruins dating from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.Rumeli Fortress (From the sea): The largest fortification for the protection of Istanbul built by Sultan Mehmet II in 1451 before his conquest of the city. This garrison is well preserved and its towers and walls can be seen clearly as our boat passes by.Cable Car to Pierre Loti: Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named for the famous French writer and naval officer, Louis Marie Julien Viaud a.k.a. Pierre Loti (1850 -1923), who wrote fiction based on his experiences in Istanbul.Rustem Pasha Mosque: This majestic and surprising little mosque was designed by the most famous of Ottoman architects, Mimar Sinan, for the Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha who had married Princess Mihrimah, one of the daughters of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. Its construction took place from 1561 to 1563. The mosque is famous for its exquisite tiles from Iznik that are set in beautiful floral and geometric arrangements and which cover not only the facade of the porch but also the mihrab, minbar, walls, and columns of the interior.After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel. You may also choose to part from your guide at the Spice Bazaar, which is the location of the tour's last visited sight.