Turkey, a country with a strategic geographical position, which extends from the part of Eastern Europe to that of Western Asia, divided by the Bosphorus Strait. It has been influenced by Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman cultures.
You can enjoy a private and personalized 8-hour tour of the city of Istanbul, full of so much history and splendor. In addition, you have the service of a bilingual guide and a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, who will pick you up and take you back to your hotel.
What to expect from this beautiful tour of Istanbul
A private tour of the largest city in Turkey, to see the interesting and historical places such as The Blue Mosque, the old Hagia Sophia Museum, the imposing Basilica Cistern and, in the late afternoon, enjoy a spectacular Cruise through the Bosphorus.
You will enjoy a vehicle and a guide throughout the tour. Do not forget to show your electronic voucher, to have access to the activities. In addition, all security measures against Covid 19 will be taken.
The spectacular architecture of the Ottoman Blue Mosque
Mosque from the 17th century, with Ottoman architecture, located in the old city of Istanbul. It was built by Sultan Ahmed I, and completed in 1616, to rival the Hagia Sophia of the Byzantine era.
In its external part the imposing minarets can be appreciated. Internally, the amazing tiles that make up the color blue adorn the top of the dome. The lighting comes from the pendant lamps and its stained glass windows.
The Hagia Sophia Museum again converted to a mosque
It was founded in the 4th century, as an Orthodox church of the Byzantines; but by the 6th century, it was destroyed. Later it was rebuilt by Emperor Justinian I. In 1453 the Ottomans converted it back into a mosque, adding the minarets.
This museum, declared a World Heritage Site, has gone from church to mosque, then to museum and in 2020 it was announced that it will again be a mosque. However, you can visit him without any problem according to the authorities.
The Underground Basilica Cistern in Istanbul
Ancient cistern and the largest in the city. Built in 532 as a water reserve, to supply the Byzantines in case of an emergency. In the 16th century, a scientist was sent to Constantinople to search for ancient manuscripts, finding a building that had steps leading down to the basement, the famous cistern. It was later opened to the public in 1987, a walk that takes place through wide walkways.
Sunset cruise on the Bosphorus
The Bosphorus separates the European part from the Asian one. You will have a ride on a modern yacht, where you can enjoy taking pictures with another perspective of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Rumelli Fortress, the Bosphorus Bridge, among others.
Amazing landscapes, Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine relics, with a professional guide, telling captivating stories. In addition, they will offer you canapés, coffee, tea, water and a welcome drink.