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1 Bosphorus by Boat
Bosphorus by Boat

fr £67pp

This cruise along the waterway separating the two continents of Asia and Europe offers front-door views of marble palaces, ancient wooden Ottoman villas, green vistas, and modern residences and luxurious apartment buildings. Spice Market: This large and old stone building that includes a large number of shops (and a second floor restaurant that has long held a venerable place in the life of the city) was built in 1664. This collection of shops was actually a part of the complex of the adjacent Yeni Cami (the `New Mosque` whose construction was started in 1597, but finished decades later). Since its construction, the Egyptian Spice Market has specialized in the sale of exotic spices. Today, these lovely small shops continue to sell spices, but also now sell dried fruits, nuts and seeds, and other edibles. Some of the shops are gradually being transformed into shops featuring jewelry and other high margin items. The meandering lanes behind the Spice Bazaar lead eventually to the larger Grand Bazaar. These narrow and often bustling streets are full of shops with fascinating items for sale.

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1 Bosphorus by Boat

Bosphorus by Boat

2 Byzantine & Ottoman Marvels
Byzantine & Ottoman Marvels

SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS fr £73pp

On this tour you visit so many of the famous places in Istanbul. You begin at St. Sophie (Church of Divine Wisdom), which is one of the greatest marvels of architecture. This monument was built as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian Hippodrome and you see the remains of the giant arena that functioned as the site for chariot races, athletics events and political rallies in the old city in the Roman and Byzantine eras..

Then visit the world famous Blue Mosque which is just opposite the St. Sophia. This exquisite mosque, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet, is famous for its blue Iznik (Nicean) tiles and is unique for having six minarets. Final stop is at the Grand Bazaar, an historical shopping centre that ranks as the biggest souk in the world, with nearly 4,000 shops featuring antiques, gold, carpets and leatherwear.

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2 Byzantine & Ottoman Marvels

Byzantine & Ottoman Marvels

3 Beylerbeyi & Asia - Two Continents
Beylerbeyi & Asia - Two Continents

VIEWS FROM THE HILL fr £76pp

On this tour you can stand in Europe and look out across Asia. First stop is at Camlica Hill, where visitors and Istanbullites alike flock to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and its Bosphorus Strait. Then visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which is a lavishly appointed 19th century summer palace of the last of the Ottoman sultans which is located in a small Bosphorus shore village called Beylerbeyi.

There are so many things to see and do when visiting the wonderful city of Istanbul. Must visits include the famous Blue Mosque with its unique six minarets, the huge St Sophia mosque, the enormous Grand Bazaar with around 4,000 shops and the Topkapi Palace. But this excursion to look out over two continents is also one of the highlights of any visit to one of the world's great cities.

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3 Beylerbeyi & Asia - Two Continents

Beylerbeyi & Asia - Two Continents

4 Bosphorus & Asia Full Day Tour
Bosphorus & Asia Full Day Tour

CRUISE BETWEEN CONTINENTS fr £114pp

This cruise along the waterway separating the two continents of Asia and Europe offers front-door views of marble palaces, ancient wooden Ottoman villas, green vistas, modern residences and luxurious apartment buildings. You stop at the famous old Spice Market built in 1666, a large stone building that houses lots of shops and a second floor restaurant that has long held a venerable place in the life of the city.

Then stop at Camlica Hill, where visitors and Istanbullites alike flock to enjoy the breathtaking views of the city and its Bosphorus Strait. Your final visit of the tour is at Beylerbeyi Palace, which is a lavishly appointed 19th century summer palace of the last of the Ottoman sultans and is located in a small Bosphorus shore village called Beylerbeyi. This great day out is one of the most popular tours in Istanbul.

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4 Bosphorus & Asia Full Day Tour

Bosphorus & Asia Full Day Tour

5 Istanbul by Night
Istanbul by Night

SEE DANCERS ON A FULL BELLY! fr £114pp

Istanbul's night life is almost as famous as its historical monuments. This glimpse into the city's 'other side' will take you through the city's shining lights and along the Bosphorus coastline. Then you will dine at a first class restaurant where we will enjoy a delicious traditional meal. The orient comes to life you watch a floor show of famous belly dancers, typical Anatolian dances and Turkish singers.

There are so many things to see and do when visiting the wonderful city of Istanbul. Must visits include the famous Blue Mosque with its unique six minarets, the huge St Sophia mosque, the enormous Grand Bazaar with around 4,000 shops and the Topkapi Palace. But this night tour with dinner and entertainment is also one of the highlights of any visit to one of the world's great cities.

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5 Istanbul by Night

Istanbul by Night