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.
When you arrive in the port of Istanbul, your private guide will be waiting to lead you to your own luxury vehicle, in which you can relax as your private shore excursion to Istanbul.
You will drive to historical peninsula with our tour transportation vehicle. Your first visit will be to Topkapi Palace - A huge walled complex hugging the Bosporus, the former palace of the Ottoman sultans is now a museum with an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels including the Topkapi Diamond.
After visited Topkapi Palace you will continue to Hagia Sophia - The Emperor Justinian built St.Sophia when Istanbul was Constantinople. You will visit Blue Mosque - The superb interior is decorated with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles.
After visit to Blue Mosque, you will visit Hippodrome & Grand Bazaar - Today, shops selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their own street or in hans as this was originally the Ottoman system. In addition to two bedestens there are also 13 hans in the Grand Bazaar.
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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