ABOUT THE TOUR
This tour visits main historical sites built during Ottoman era. It starts at 09:00 am from your hotel and finishes around 17:00. The tour can be longer or shorter depending on your interest. We can run this tour with a private van or if you like to mingle with the locals little bit we can use public transport as well.
This is a great tour if you have an interest to Ottoman era of Istanbul and your profesional local guide will bring that era back to life with their great stories.
THE TOUR COVERS: Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque, Rustempasa Mosque, Spice Market including some secret sites.
INCLUDED: Hotel pick up and drop back, Entrance fees to the sites, Guiding by Professional Tourist Guide, Full Day Private Van (Mercedes Vito or Mercedes Sprinter), Lunch at Deraliye Restaurant
You will first proceed to Topkapi Palace. Unlike most tours offered to travelers, the Harem section will be included in your visit as well to get a better understanding of the Ottoman culture. Then you will continue to Blue Mosque. After the mosque you will have a lunch break at Deraliye Restaurant. From here you will walk through the Grand Bazaar, Bayazit Square and finally reach to the grandest mosque of Istanbul, the Suleymaniye Mosque. After visiting the mosque, you will head downhill to the Rustempasa Mosque which was commissioned by Suleyman’s son-in-law. It is believed that this small mosque has the best quality and design of Iznik Tiles in the city. After trying the best baklava in Istanbul near the mosque, you will continue to the Spice Market. Depending on the time of the year and your preference as well, we can also add a Boshorus tour by boat for 1,5 hours.
SO WHAT'S THE REST OF THE DEAL?
Hotel pick up
You will be met at your hotel by your guide and your private A/C van. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel by the van as well.
No ticket line
Since you will be assisted by a profesional tourist guide during the tour you will not need to wait at the ticket lines.
Be a traveller
Your guide will inform you about the sites, Turkish culture, all religions in these lands and more so when you finish the tour you will know about the places you've been.
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COME SEE TRUE ISTANBUL WITH US
Our aim is not just to take you to the sites and give you information about them but also by telling you stories we will try to make you travel back in time and learn the facts behind the historical events. We believe seeing and listening will not be enough so we will encourage you to try the local tastes to experience Turkey better. We will also encourage you to mingle with the locals to know Turkey better as well. Shortly we will do our best to be sure that you will leave Turkey with best memories and with a better understanding of these lands.