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Daily Hagia Sophia Museum Walking Tour Istanbul
The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply The best of its kind!

Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture.

For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics.

At its height the temple itself was so rich and artistically ornamented that then Roman Emperor Justinian proclaimed, Salomon I have surpassed you!

Did you know that this is the most sacred temple of the Orthodox world? As you tour the museum, you will learn that and so much more.

Your guide will be an expert on Byzantine history, art and architecture.

They'll provide historical commentary as you learn about the Nika Revolt, Emperor Justinian, Empress Theodora, 6th century Byzantine General Belisarius and the Councils of Ecumenical Church.

By the end of the Hagia Sophia Museum Tour you will know more about Byzantium and its heritage than you can imagine.

One of the perks of the tour is priority admission to the museum, allowing you to jump ahead of the long lines at the ticket office.

DAILY HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM WALKING TOUR ISTANBUL INCLUDES:

  • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx. 9:00am
  • Hagia Sophia Museum Walking Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 1:00pm

Please Note: Hagia Sophia is closed on mondays.



Daily Private Luxury Bosphorus Yacht Cruise
If you are looking for something special and extraordinary then look no further.Private luxury yacht cruises are for people who like to travel in style and enjoy VIP treatment. For a relaxing and comfortable solace away from Istanbul's crowds, enjoy a private Bosphorus Cruise tour by day - treat yourself to a private yacht cruiser for a half day or full day on one of the world's most breathtaking waterways.

Imagine this scene... Your feet kicked back and a gentle sea breeze. Magnificent Ottoman summer palaces and colourfully lined shores of decadent old Ottoman villas facing onto the water with small boats bobbing outside as you cruise by... Gaze upon great castles, defensive fortresses as you round the curves of these narrow straits... Salute tiny fishing boats, mighty great tankers or even occasional groups of dolphins as you make your way along this breathtaking and engaging journey.

DAILY PRIVATE LUXURY BOSPHORUS YACHT CRUISE INCLUDES:

  • Private Pick up transfer from your hotel
  • Private Yacht Cruise on the Bosphorus
  • Private Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel


Luxury Turkish Bath Istanbul
The Turkish bath is a place, where physical and spiritual cleaning takes place and is hundreds of years old.

In 1741 Istanbul built its first public bath house in Sultan Mehmet. Natural lighting and izonic colored tiles create a relaxing atmosphere.

When entering to Turkish bath, you leave all the hastiness of daily life outside, you exchange your clothes for a waistcloth and adorn the traditional clogs.

Inside temperature reach up to 50 degrees celcius under the central dome of the building.

This heat and humidite opens the pores of body and extracts the fatty anoils of the body in preperation for your scrub down and amassage by the attendant.

After a gentle soap massage you leave the bath place with towels and pass to resting room.

Here, tea is offered to you. You leave the Turkish Bath renewed, beautiful and refreshed. Transfer back to your hotel.

DAILY TURKISH BATH ISTANBUL INCLUDES:

  • Pick up transfer from your hotel
  • Going to Turkish Bath
  • Taking bath in the Turkish Bath
  • Tea service in rest room
  • Return transfer to your hotel


Daily Luxury Shopping Tour Istinyepark
Istinye Park Shopping Center
First of all we are going to Istinye Park Shopping Center.
Istinye Park shopping mall features 300 shops, the first IMAX Theater, top local and global brands, cafes and exclusive restaurants. The shopping center is a unique urban lifestyle environment situated on a natural topographical amphitheater of residential neighborhoods. Above, a grand circular arrival plaza sits between an open- air lifestyle center and a glass- roofed indoor retail area.

In addition to many glamorous shops and a hip theater complex, the modern mall hosts a variety of restaurants, cafes and even a food market. The new shopping mall offers famous brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Prada, Celine, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Zara, Boyner, Mango, M.A.C., Sephora, Sevil, Vakko, and Debenhams.

Tarabya
After shopping center we are going to Tarabya suburb which is located on the European shores of the Bosphorus to take some beautiful photos. Besides its historical monuments, Tarabya is famous for its fish restaurants, bistros and nightclubs. You have opportunity to have your lunch here in a fish restaurant.

Rug and Leather Shop
After Tarabya we are going to rug store to have an idea how making our handmade rugs. Rugs produced today in Turkey are generally very beautiful and high quality. In the late 1970s the government began a program to improve the quality and profitability of the rug industry. The program reintroduced the use of natural dyes and traditional weaving methods.

Thus, DOBAG (a Turkish acronym meaning Natural Dye Research and Development Project) was created. Turkey produces a wide variety of village and workshop rugs particularly in Hereke, which also produces one of the best silk rugs in the world and, to a lesser extent, in Kayseria.

Then we are going to directly to leather shop. Here we have a demonstration and then some information about leathers. Transfer back to your hotel.

DAILY LUXURY SHOPPING TOUR ISTANBUL INCLUDES:

  • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx. 9:00am
  • Guided Shopping Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 3:00pm


Tradional Shopping Tour Istanbul
Including some of the must- see shopping hotspots of the city.

Grand and Spice Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalicarsi, meaning Covered Bazaar) in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by the type of goods, with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelry and the like.

The Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: Misir Carsisi, or Egyptian Bazaar) in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminonu, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. Inside Spice Bazaar you can find rustic stalls, displaying mountain of colourful spices, teas and candies. It is also the best place for lokum (Turkish Delight).

Turkish Carpet and Leather Shopping
After the Spice Bazaar we will visit a locally owned and operated Turkish carpet store learn about the ancient crafts of our handmade rugs. Rugs produced today in Turkey are generally very beautiful and high quality. In the late 1970s the government began a program to improve the quality and profitability of the rug industry. The program reintroduced the use of natural dyes and traditional weaving methods. Thus, DOBAG (a Turkish acronym meaning Natural Dye Research and Development Project) was created.

Turkey produces a wide variety of village and workshop rugs particularly in Hereke, which also produces one of the best silk rugs in the world and, to a lesser extent, in Kayseria. After your experience of Turkish rugs, you will get the opportunity to see local jewellery, and a modern leatherwear show including some of Turkey's finest leather goods factory- direct.

Cevahir Shopping Center (2 hours)
After leather shopping Murtis Tour will take you to Cevahir Shopping Center, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe. Cevahir, a modern shopping and entertainment centre located in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey is also known as Sisli Kultur ve Ticaret Merkezi (Sisli Cultural and Trade Centre). If you would like to spend longer at the mall, please inform us. After the escorted shopping, return to your hotel.

DAILY FAMILY SHOPPING TOUR ISTANBUL INCLUDES:

  • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx. 9:00am
  • Guided Shopping Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 3:00pm


Daily Topkapi Museum Walking Tour Istanbul
Located in Istanbul, the Topkapi Palace Museum is the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula.

It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with items of historical importance.

The only catch is, it is so enormous, you almost can't see due to the embarrassment of riches and the sheer size of the place. Since it covers 80 acres, don't make the mistake of heading into the wrong direction. You will find yourself walking three times too far.

Here is what you can expect to see in the first, second, third and fourth courtyards; The Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Audience Hall, Royal Stables, The Treasury, Harem - where sultans lived with their wives and concubines, gardens and kiosks.

This experience is simply the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture. After seeing these things with an experienced tour guide, you will never be quite the same again.

DAILY TOPKAPI MUSEUM WALKING TOUR ISTANBUL INCLUDES:

  • Pick up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approx. 9:00am
  • Topkapi Palace Museum Walking Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel at approx. 1:00pm

Please Note: Topkapi Palace is closed on tuesdays.


For tour requests, Please contact kglzirve2012@globalturizm.com.tr

 
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