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İSTANBUL CLASSICS (Half Day Morning)
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

HAGIA SOPHIA, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

BLUE MOSQUE, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

HIPPODROME, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

GRAND COVERED BAZAAR, most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.

OTTOMAN RELICS (Half Day Afternoon)
TOPKAPI PALACE, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. (Harem is not included in the program and visit it due to an extra entrance fee)

RÜSTEM PAŞA MOSQUE, designed by the court architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier of Süleyman The Magnificent. A typical sample of Islamic architecture amidst the rows of shops near the Spice Bazaar, famed with its exquisite and colorful tiles set in floral and geometric designs.

BOSPHORUS CRUISE (Half Day Morning or Afternoon)
M : GOLDEN HORN (from the bus), the arm of the Bosphorus and a natural harbour of the historical peninsula separating the old and the new parts of İstanbul where the first colonies settled during the Byzantine. The residential area for Byzantine Jews, Italian traders and other non-muslim minorities. Drive along the traces of history at Balat viewing Metal Church of St. Stephen the Bulgarian, 21 kms. long City Walls, the strongest fortification of the middle age.
SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc.
BOSPHORUS CRUISE, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
RUMELİ FORTRESS (from the sea/no interior visit), historical armament built by the Conqueror to control and protect Bosphorus. A unique example of military architecture.

A : In the afternoon Spice Bazaar maybe substituted with ZİNDAN HAN, built during the Byzantine Empire. It was the first Women Prison in the world by the Ottomans, restored back to the original style nowadays.also visioned during the tour IMPERIAL GARDENS OF ROYAL YILDIZ PALACE • ÇIRAĞAN PALACE HOTEL KEMPINSKI
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE connecting EUROPE & ASIA continents • BEYLERBEYİ PALACE from the sea

1001 NIGHTS (İstanbul by Night / 4 Course Dinner & Wine)
Dinner at a first class restaurant with limited local drinks included, watching spectacular FLOORSHOW of famous BELLY DANCERS and typical ANATOLIAN FOLK DANCES. Groups featuring popular musical instruments and Turkish singer.

DINNER CRUISE (Bosphorus by Night / Operates All Year Round)
Dinner with a rich variety of specialities from the Turkish and international cuisine including unlimited local drinks on board of a Bosphorus yacht. Belly dancers... Folklore show...

Cruise through the Bosphorus waterway separating the two continents Europe and Asia, viewing the architectural masterpieces from different times of history; marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman style besides modern residentials.

DOLMABAHÇE PALACE & TWO CONTINENTS EUROPE-ASIA (Half Day Afternoon)
DOLMABAHÇE PALACE, recent residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.

ÇAMLICA HILL, exposing a panoramic view of İstanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.

BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS (Full Day, lunch included)
HAGIA (St.) SOPHIA • BLUE MOSQUE
HIPPODROME
OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS • SERPENTINE COLUMN
GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR
(Art Demonstration of Handmade Turkish Carpets)
Lunch
TOPKAPI PALACE
(Harem section is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee)
RÜSTEM PAŞA MOSQUE
also visioned during the tour
GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER' S TOWER

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