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 Istanbul Regular Tours
Highlights of Istanbul (Tour No: 2)
Covers : Full day tour 09.00 to 17.00 with Lunch
Departure : Everyday, All year around
Price : 60 Euro or 85 USD per person
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Cruise in Golden Horn: As a natural and extremely secures 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 widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.

Cruise in Bosphorus: One of the biggest natural channel in the world lying between Black Sea and Sea of Marmara and divided city of Istanbul in two part as Asia and Europe. Both side of the channel there are so many imperial places, mosques, wooden summer houses and magnificent view of Istanbul.

Fortress of Europe or Rumeli Fortress (from sea): Order to built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1452, just one year before he conquered Constantinople. It completed in such a short period, about four months and the aim was to control the sea traffic in Bosphorus from the north.

Pierre Loti Hill: Pierre Loti is the pen name of French author Julien Viaud who lived in Istanbul in late 19th. century. He soon adopted Ottoman life style and very much liked spending time at cafes on the hill. His first novel "Aziyade" (1876) and its love story was very popular among the Turkish people that name of its hero is given to the hill and cafe. Very recently (November 2005), a cable-car started to work between Eyup and Pierre Loti which very nice view of city, hill, district of Eyup and Eyup cemetery.

City Walls: Defending wall of the city during the Byzantine time from 4th to 15th century. 23 km walls turns around all historical city. However some parts become ruins and some more are restored it is still shown magnificent of Constantinople.

Dolmabahce Palace: Second imperial palace for Ottoman Sultans, built in 1856 and until 1922 last six Ottoman Sultans lived and ruled the Empire from here. Former residence of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of Turkish Republic and first president. It is European style very luxury palace and one of the best examples of baroque style all around the world. It has 260 rooms, 44 ceremonial halls, 25 bathrooms and so many European furniture and decoration. It is really magnificent palace with its two thousand meters square Grand Ceremonial Hall and 4.5 tons legendary British chandelier.

Bosphorus Bridge and 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.


- Museum entrances
- Picked up and drop off from your hotel and ground transportations
- English speaking professional tourist guide
- Lunch
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Drinks at lunch

*Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday, will be replace with Chora Museum in these days.
*Tour starts at meeting point at 9.00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel before that.
*This is a group tour with average 30 persons but if requested at cost can be provided as a private tour
*However this is full day tour from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. You can either chose only morning or afternoon part with half price.
*Free for ages of 0 - 2
*%30 discount for children below the age of 7 years old

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