Day 1 - Istanbul Highlights Tour
Meet your tour guide in your hotel and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul. Explore the highlights of Istanbul on this private full-day walking tour that covers the major attractions, from the Hagia Sophia Museum, to the iconic Blue Mosque, to the bustling maze of the Grand Bazaar, to the obelisk of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem and see the ancient Basilica Cistern.
• Places We'II Visit: Blue Mosque - Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palace - Hippodromme and Obelisk - Grand Bazaar - Basilica Cistern
Day 2 – Istiklal Street, Galata Tower, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Cruise
Meet your tour guide in your hotel and start the second day Istanbul tour. Today we will start from Spice Bazaar. It's known as the Egyptian Market because, during the Ottoman period, Egyptian exports were sold there. The Bosphorus is a narrow, navigable strait between Europe and Asia that connects the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea. Rumeli and Anadolu Fortresses are located at the narrowest point of Bosphorus. There are also magnificent Ottoman palaces and mosques along the Bosphorus. Keep an eye out for them! Built in the 19th century, Dolmabahce Palace was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire and housed some of the last Ottoman Sultans. The palace site was created by filling in the small bay on the Bosphorus. This gave rise to its name, in Turkish, Dolma means 'filled' or 'stuffed,' and bahce means 'garden'. Istiklal Street is brimming with life. There, you'll find a plethora of shops, restaurants, and bars. From there, it is a 2-kilometer walk down to the Tunel Galata Tower area.
• Places We'II/Do Visit: Bosphorus Cruise - Spice Bazaar ( Egyptian Bazaar ) - Dolmabahce Palace - Taksim Square - Galata Tower - Galata Bridge