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İstanbul’da Nelere Dikkat Etmeliyiz

We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00-08:30 from Sultanahmet Area. If your hotel outsite of Sultanahmet, we will pick you up from earlier than this time.

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. 
Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.
Lunch
Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc...
*** (Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.)

Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, formerly the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus, is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.

After tour, we will transfer your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.


BOSPHORUS CRUISE WITH TWO CONTINENTS

We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00-08:30 from Sultanahmet Area. If your hotel outsite of Sultanahmet, we will pick you up from earlier than this time.

CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
SPICE BAZAAR(Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other concievable herb and spice. 
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS A traditional excursion by boat along the waterway seperating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion you will pass the magnificent Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavillions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of is marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. 
RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul, was completed in only four months to control and protect Bosphorus. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world.

LUNCH
BEYLERBEYI PALACE The summer residence of Ottoman Sultans with its original furniture and magnificent gardens with the HAREM on the ASIAN. 
BOSPHORUS BRIDGE Unique chance to step from one continent (ASIA) to another (EUROPE) 
CAMLICA HILL The highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphorus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional style.

After tour, we will transfer your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

PRINCESS ISLANDS TOUR

We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00-08:30 from Sultanahmet Area. If your hotel outsite of Sultanahmet, we will pick you up from earlier than this time.

Cruise in MARMARA SEA to PRINCES' ISLANDS, retreats for the Byzantine princes are famous for their beautiful pine woods and beaches. The largest and most enjoyable of the islands is Buyukada. There you can enjoy a ride in a horsedrawn carriage among the pine trees after relaxing on the beaches in the numerous coves of its coast. Evening return to Istanbul and transfer to hotels.

ISTANBUL VICINITY ATTRACTIONS TOURS

Gelibolu and Troy Tours from Istanbul

06.00 - 06.30 Pick up from hotel in Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy, Bebek
06.30 - 07:00 Pick up from hotel in Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli

07.15 Pick up from hotel in Ataturk Airport Area

Depart at 07.00 from Istanbul to Canakkale.

The duration of the drive takes about 5,5 hours. In the morning between 08.00 – 08.30 we’re going to have a stop for breakfast.

During the travel you'll watch the movie " Gallipoli"

Arrive Eceabat ; The Town Center of Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park ( 12.00 - 12.30 )

Lunch in Eceabat ( Soup, Chicken, Rise, Salat, Fruits or Dessert , Water and Bread )

After Lunch you’ll drive to the ANZAC Battlefield area on the Gallipoli Peninsula to start an tour which you wil never forget

1rst Part:

You'll visit near arround the Anzac Cove

  • John Simpson’s Grave in Beach Cemetery ( he carried wounded ANZAC's during the campaign )
  • ANZAC Cove ( they stayed here until the end of the war )
  • Ari Burnu (First ANZAC landing place) and Ari Burnu Cemetery

2nd Part

The Ridge and Outpost's

  • Lone Pine Australian Cemetery - Memorial ( Australia has only one memorial in Gallipoli )
  • Walk to Johnston’s Jolly from Lone Pine in the ANZAC trenches
  • The Chessboard and Turkish 57th Infantry Regiment Memorial
  • View Shrapnel Valley ( Everyone was afraid to walk )
  • The Nek (Light Horse scene depicted in the Gallipoli movie) & Walker’s Ridge

3rd Part

Chunuk Bair

  • Main New Zealand Memorial
  • ANZAC trenches
  • View Suvla Bay and Salt Lake
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Memorial

4th Part

Back to Eceabat

  • What has changed in the world after the Gallipoli Campaign

Tour includes:

  • All transportation in private ‘Non Smoking’ bus. ( Istanbul - Gallipoli - Istanbul )
  • 1 Restaurant Lunch
  • Museum entrance fee.
  • Local, Professional English speaking guide.

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