Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is among the 15 largest urban areas in the world. It is located on the Bosporus Strait and covers the entire area of the Golden Horn, a natural harbour. Because of its size, Istanbul extends into both Europe and Asia. The city is the world’s only metropolis to be on more than one continent.
The city of Istanbul is important to geography because it has a long history that spans the rise and fall of the world's most famous empires. Due to its participation in these empires, Istanbul has also undergone various name changes.
You will drive to historical peninsula with our tour transportation vehicle. Your first visit will be to Chora Museum - Kariye (Chora) Museum originaly formed the center of a Byzantine monastery complex. Only the church section, which was dedicated to Jesus Christ the Saviour, has survived.
After visited Chora you will continue to Underground Cistern - Dating from the 6th century, this underground reservoir features a roof supported by 336 - Corinthian columns. Your guide escorts you through the illuminated interior of this famous " Underground Palace."
Your last visit will be to Egyptian Bazaar - It was built in 1664 as a part of the Yeni Cami complex which is located next to it. The rest sell dried fruit, borek, basket work, jewelry, haberdashery, drapery and suchlike.
After all the visits, you will turn back to port of Istanbul.
This is a private tour and includes a driver and a separate English-speaking guide who will accompany you into all attractions to provide commentary.
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