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ISTANBUL FULL DAY TOUR

This full day tour covers Topkapı Palace, St. Sophia Museum, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar.

 

Topkapı Palce:

The formal imperial residene from where the great Ottoman was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the royal family.

 

St. Sophia:

The magnificent Byzantine church; one of the finest architectural works in the world. It has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.

 

Hippodrome:

The former center of sportiveand political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the obelisk from Egypt, serpentine column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II.

 

Blue Mosque:

One of the largest mosques in Istanbul dating from 17th century it is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

 

Grand Bazaar:

In Addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souveniors.

 

2.      BOSPHORUS CRUISE,

After a short visit to the famous Egyptian spice bazaar an unforgettable excursion starts between two continents, Europe and Asia. The cruise takes you along the bosphorus, past the European style palaces of the Ottomans; Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, as well as beautiful wooden kiosks from 19th century. Also mansions and modern villas which form the elegant sections of the city.

 

3.      ISTANBUL BY NIGHT

After a short drive you will be taken to an exclusive night-club where you will taste the famous Turkish cuisine. After dinner, a spectacular oriental show will be performed by well-known belly dancers, folkloric groups from various regions of Anatolia and Turkish singers. Tours outside of Istanbul cover all return air-fares, local accommodation, and local transportation.

 

4.      TWO – DAYS TOUR CAPPADOCIA

1st day: Early departure to Ankara by plane, transfer to Cappadocia, lunch on the way. Visit the 13th century Agzıkarahan Caravansaray, underground cities of Derinkuyu or Kaymaklı, natural citadel of Üçhisar and Ürgüp. Dinner and overnight stay.

 

2nd day: Breakfast and visit to “Göreme Valley” the land of earthen pyramids, stone dwellings, rock chapels and monastries. Also visit the valley of zelve, picturesque villages of Çavuşin and Avcılar, lunch in the area, shopping facilities and return to Ankara. Arrival in Ankara and departure for Istnabul by plane Arrival and transfer to hotel.

 

5.      ONE DAY TOUR CAPPADOCIA

Early flight to Kayseri and departure for Cappadocia. Underground cities of Derinkuyu or Kaymaklı, naturel citadel of Üçhisar and Ürgüp. Visit to “Göreme Valley” the land of earthen pyramids, stone dwellings, rock chapels and monastries. Lunch in the cave restaurant. Return back to Istanbul via Kayseri airport or Nevşehir airport, transfer to hotel.

 

6.  EPHESUS TOUR

Early flight to Izmir and departure for Ephesus. Visit the shrine of virgin mary wher supposedly she spent her last days. Proceed to Ephesus and see the spectacular ruins from the period of St. Paul, some of which are only recently excavated. See odeon, bouleterion, fountains, temples, brothel, library, great theatre and gymnasium. Double church, stadium. After lunch, visit the archaeological museum, mosque of Isabey, St. John’s basilica and his tomb, temple of Diana (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world). At the end of tour, departure to Istanbul by plane. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

 

7.      FULL DAY TOUR TO TROY (TROIA / TROYA)

Early departure from the hotel to the ancient city of Troy, famous for the legendary Trojan horse from the times the beautiful Helen and Paris. Ferry across Dardanelles from Gallipoli, famous battle-field of Anzac in World War-I. Return late in the evening.

 

 

Istanbul City Tours    
1. Istanbul Full Day Tour  per person  64 €
2. Bosphorus Cruise  per person  35 €
3. Istanbul By Night  per person  59 €
Two Outside Istanbul    
4. Two-Days Tour Cappadocia  per person incl. air fares  293 €
5. One Day Tour Cappadocia  per person incl. air fares  248 €
6. Ephesus Tour   per person incl. air fares  249 €
7. Full Day Tour to Troy  per person incl. air fares  95 €