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DAILY TOURS ( Departs everyday)

1- ISTANBUL CLASSIC TOUR (Half Day Morning)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: HAGIA SOPHIA, GERMAN FOUNTAIN, HIPPODROME, BLUE MOSQUE, GRAND BAZAAR
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every morning
  • Price includes: Guiding, entrances, transportation
  • Special Note: Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays untill 2 pm; Caferaga Medrese and Blue Mosque will switch places on Fridays.
  • This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organised by the Romans and
  • Byzantines. 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 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 the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.
  • Price: 40 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

2 – ISTANBUL HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (Half day afternoon)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: TOPKAPI PALACE, HAGIA IRENE CHURCH (FROM OUTSIDE), CAFERAGA MEDRESE, SOGUKCESME STREET
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every Afternoon
  • Price includes: Guiding, entrances, transportation
  • Special Note: Topkapı Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. Caferaga Medrese and Blue Mosque will switch places on Fridays.
  • Topkapı Museum is the big one… the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks… Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final places of interest are Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street. To see these things with a great guide… well, you will never be quite the same again.
  • Price: 40 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

3- ISTANBUL CLASSICS AND HIGHLIGHTS TOUR (Full day with lunch)(Combination of tour 1 and tour 2)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: HIPPODROME BLUE MOSQUE GERMAN FOUNTAIN HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND BAZAAR HAGIA IRENE CHURCH (FROM OUTSIDE) TOPKAPI PALACE CAFERAGA MEDRESE SOGUKCESME STREET
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every morning
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation, entrance fees and lunch
  • Special Note: Topkapı Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Price: 75 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

4- BOSPHORUS CRUISE (Half day morning)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: BOSPHORUS CRUİSE(90 MINUTES), RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE, SPICE BAZAAR, GOLDEN HORN, SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH BUS.
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every morning
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation and cruise on Bosphorus
  • This is alternative Bosphorus Cruise for travelers that have limited time in İstanbul. You will first visit the Spice Bazaar where your guide explains the miracle of the herbs and spices! We visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque and thenhave a sightseeing tour for 90 minutes. The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything on route. You will see the views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Leander Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beatiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark near the Spice Bazaar. Passengers willing to continue our full day tour will disembark in Üsküdar.
  • Price: 40 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

5- DOLMABAHCE PALACE, CAMLICA HILL AND BOSPHORUS BRIDGE (Half day afternoon)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, ÇAMLICA HILL, DOLMABAHÇE PALACE
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every Afternoon
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation and admission to the Museum.
  • Special Note: Dolmabahçe Palace Museum is closed on Mondays . It will be replaced with Chora Museum.
  • The tour starts at your hotel where your will take your vehicle. You will drive over the first INTERCONTINENTAL BRIDGE that connects Europe and Asia. Bosphorus Bridge was built in 1973 and its lenght between two legs is 1074 meters and the time of construction was the fourth longest suspension bridge of the world. Çamlıca Hill is the highest peak of Istanbul. Following a short drive after the suspension bridge we will reach the 268 meters hill. Here we will see the splendid panorama of the Bosphorus Strait. Following a photo stop we continue to drive over the suspension bridge and than arrive to Dolmabahçe Palace where you will have a unique experience of this magnificent 19th century building with excellent guide!
  • Price: 40 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

6- BOSPHORUS CRUISE & ASIAN SIDE WITH BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, CAMLICA HILL AND DOLMABAHCE PALACE TOUR (Full day with lunch) (Combination of tour 4&5)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: CRUISE ON BOSPHORUS (90 minutes)
  • SPICE BAZAAR, RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE, DOLMABAHÇE PALACE, BOSPHORUS BRIDGE, CAMLICA HILL
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Everyday
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation, Bosphorus Cruise (90 minutes), entrance fee and lunch
  • Special Note: Dolmabahce Palace Museum is closed on Mondays. It will be replaced with CHORA MUSEUM.
  • Price: 80 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

7- JEWISH DISTRICT TOUR (Half day morning)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: JEWISH MUSEUM, SYNAGOGUES, KAMONDO STEPS, JEWISH APARTMENTS
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation, admission to the Jewish Museum and the synagogues.
  • IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THIS TOUR:
    • To be able to get permission for entrance to Synagogues you need to make reservation
    • 4 days prior to departure, otherwise inside visits of synagogues will not be on the schedule. Passport copies are required – either bring them in-or fax them to our Office. This tour may not be applicable during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays.
    • Program for Monday – Friday: Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings.
  • Price: 70 € (V.A.T. included) / pax

8- BOSPHORUS CRUISE (Half day afternoon)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: PIERRE LOTI HILL, CABLE CAR, GOLDEN HORN (PANORAMIC BY BUS), CRUISE ON BOSPHORUS FOR 90 MINUTES
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every Afternoon
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation and entrance fees
  • This is an alternative Bosphorus Cruise for travelers that have limited time in Istanbul. You will first visit the Pierre Loti Hill with using cable car. You will have Panoromic Golden Horn Tour by bus. You take the boat and cruise for 90 minutes. The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything en route. You will see the views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark near the Spice Bazaar and transfer to your hotel.
  • Price: 40 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

9- JEWISH DISTRICT & BOSPHORUS CRUISE TOUR (Combination of Tour 7&8)

  • HIGHLIGTS: JEWISH MUSEUM, SYNAGOGUES, KAMONDO STEPS, JEWISH APARTMENTS, PIERRE LOTI HILL, GOLDEN HORN (PANOROMIC), CABLE CAR, CRUISE ON BOSPHORUS (90 MINUTES)
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Everyday
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation, lunch, admission to the Jewish Museum and the synagogues, Cable Car and Bosphorus Cruise.
  • Special Note: This tour will not be realised on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Price: 115 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

12- CRUISE TO PRINCES’ ISLANDS: WALK IN BUYUKADA TOUR (Full day with lunch)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: PHAETON RIDE, SPLENDID HOTEL, WOODEN HOUSES, THREE HOURS BOAT TRIP
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Everyday
  • Special Note: This tour departs with minimum 2 participants.
  • Price includes: Guiding, return boat ticket, 45-minute phaeton ride and lunch
  • Buyukada, literally “Big Island” in Turkish, is the original Princes’ Island, and the largest and most populated of the Princes’ Islands. Buyukada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. During the Byzantium history the island was also used as a prison for those who were opposing the Emperor. It was Buyukada where the Byzantine empresses Irene and Zoe and Anna Dalassena were sent on exile. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Buyukada. We see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more… At the end of the tour we will take the ferry and be back to city and then drive back to your hotel.
  • Price: 75 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

23- SHOPPING IN GRAND BAZAAR (Half day tour)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: UPON REQUEST, CARPETS, JEWELLERY, LEATHER, SILVER, BRASS
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every day morning or afternoon
    • Except Sundays.
  • Price includes: Guiding, transportation
  • The Grand Bazaar is a place where you can find practically anything you are after here, from souvenirs, nargiles, crockery, clothes, jeweler, etc. and it is the most fantastic shopping experience in the world.
  • Is your carpet authentic and handmade? Is your jewelry a real jewel? Is your antiquity real and legal to be taken outside of Turkey? Is your leather purchase a genuine one?
  • Your guide expert on carpets, kilims, jewelry, antiquities, and leather will assist you to a store where the best quality handmade rugs are sold for the lowest price and will take you to the most reputable leather shop, the most decent antiquity store and to a store where you can purchase your jewelry with no doubt. We will help you the skill of bargaining and guarantee that whatever you will purchase will be authentic, original, and real.
  • Price: 35 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

24- BURSA TOUR – THE FIRST OTTOMAN CAPITAL (Full day with lunch)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: GRAND MOSQUE, GREEN MOSQUE, OLD BAZAARS AND WOODEN HOUSES
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every morning
  • Price includes: guiding, transportation, lunch, entrance fees to the museum
  • Special Note: Tour departs with minimum 6 people
  • Ottoman Empire was one of the largest empires in the history. Bursa was its first capital. The city that is settled on the northwestern slopes of Mount Uludag is known as “Yesil Bursa” (meaning “Green Bursa”) from its beautiful parks and gardens located throughout the city. This fourth largest city of Turkey is also known for its peaches, chestnuts, and silk industry. You journey begins in the morning at your hotel where you will be picked up. We arrive to Bursa after three hour drive. We walk for some time and then have lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in the old town. Afternoon we continue touring the city until dusk. Many historical monuments are on our list such as Muradiye, Mausoleums of Osman and Orhan Bey, Grand Mosque, Green Mosque, Koza Han, Covered bazaar and many others. We will return the same way as we arrived to Bursa and arrive in Istanbul at your hotel about 8 pm.
  • Price: 110 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax

25- CAPPADOCIA TOUR BY PLANE OR BUS (Daily or 2 / 3 days)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: Devrent Valley ( Imagination Valley), Pasabag (known as monk valley) Lunch at Avanos, Red river ( Kızılırmak), Goreme open air museum, Uchisar castle, Rose Valley, Cavusin, Pigeons Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle, Derinkuyu underground city, Ihlara Valley, Melendiz River, Selime Cathedral
  • Every Day
  • Day 1: Devrent Valley where the geographical formations remind a place of another planet. Then in Pasabagi, you ll take a stroll between the amazing fairy chimneys of Cappadocia. From there, driving to Avanos to have lunch. After having the lunch you leave from Avanos to see the most beautiful examples of Byzantine art in Goreme Open Air Museum. Then you’ll drive to Uchisar Castle, the highest point of the region, where you will have a fabulous panoramic view over Cappadocia.
  • Day 2 : On a 4 km hike through the Rose Valley visiting the churches. Afterwards visit the old Christian village of Cavusin.Stop for lunch in Pigeons Valley and then continue to see the marvel of construction that is the Kaymakli Underground City. You will also visit the Ortahisar Natural Rock Castle.
  • Day 3: Derinkuyu underground city, deepest underground city of region. After Derinkuyu, you will explore Ihlara valley and melendiz river. Ihlara is famous hiking place of region. After 4 km hiking lunch over Melendiz river. You will taste local foods, cooked by local peoples. Last place is Selime cathedral, wonderfull and huge fairy chimney
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26- DAILY GALLIPOLI TOUR (Full day with lunch)

  • HIGHLIGHTS: ANZAC COVE, LONE PINE CEMETERY, TURKISH WAR MEMORIAL
  • Meet the guide at the lobby of your hotel
  • Every morning departs at 06:30 am
  • Price includes: guiding, transportation, lunch, entrance fees
  • Following early departure from your hotel we drive about five hours and arrive to Eceabat where we have lunch. Following lunch we drive to the entrance of the Gelibolu National Park. We will pay visit to Kabatepe War Museum, Beach Cemetery (John Simpson´s Grave), ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place), Lone Pine Cemetery (Australian memorial), Johnston´s Jolly (Walk in the ANZAC trenches),View Shrapnel Valley,Turkish Memorial,The Nek and Walker´s Ridge,Chunuk Bair (Main New Zealand memorial). Following the tour we drive back to Istanbul. Price: 110 USD (V.A.T. included) / pax
  • Price: 110,00 USD

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