Meet your tour guide in your hotel or port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul;
here the ancient cultures of East and West speak to you with a yet
clear voice. Great blend of Christian and Islamic influence with
beautiful interior of mosaics, impressive and significant history. Built
in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, played a very important
role in the Christian and Islamic World. After the Ottoman conquest the
bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels were removed, and
many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over to convert the church
into a mosque.
Hippodrome; where the chariot races were held in the Roman Empire times.
Built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, Blue Mosque is truly a
magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate
proportions for a building of such massive scale. The blue shade of the
27.000 pieces of Iznik quart tiles give the mosque it’s popular name and
6 towering minarets give its uniquely recognizable structure.
is a subterranean wonder and one of the greatest of Istanbul’s
surviving Byzantine sites, in fact a former water storage chamber.
One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over
4,000 shops. It was constructed in the 15th century and became the
commercial hub of the trade between Asia & Europe.
More than just an Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans, it was the
seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years
long. Topkapi Palace is a great monument of Oriental architecture which
houses exhibits of art, books, jewels, plates, costumes, the Treasury
and the Holy Relics.