1 - HISTORICAL PART OF ISTANBUL, SULTANAHMET SQUARE: Sultanahmet Square is the main square in the historical part of Istanbul, located in the eponymous district of Sultanahmet. Sultanahmet Square consists of two parts - a part of the area between the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque and the area where Hippodrome is, where many ancient obelisks have survived till today - Egyptian obelisk and obelisk of Constantine and the Serpent Column that were brought here during the Byzantine period, as well as German Fountain, which was presented to the city and the Sultan Abdul Hamid II Kaiser Wilhelm.
2 - PIERRE LOTI OBSERVATION DECK (LIFTING BY CABLE CAR) VIEW ON THE BAY OF 'GOLDEN HORN': The observation deck is located on the hilltop district of Eyup, in the historical part of Istanbul city. This place got its name from famous cafe, which is located here. The famous French writer Julien Viot and the officer, whose stage name was Pierre Loti, often liked to sit in a small coffee house on a hilltop, overlooking magnificent views of the Bosphorus. As a result, the coffee house was called after him - Pierre Loti Cafe. Today, in this place a lot of people come to sit in the same cafe and admire the beautiful views of the Bosphorus.
3 - CHAMLYDZHA PARK OBSERVATION DECK - PARK ACROSS THE BOSPHORUS BRIDGE (ASIA): Chamlydzha hill on which the observation deck is located on the Asian side of Istanbul is 263 meters above sea level. This place is one of the highest points of the city of Istanbul and so it offers a great view of the Bosphorus and the city. Previously, here lots of festivities, celebrations were organized, and even today this place is a favorite destination for honeymooners. In early 1980, the Company "Touring" organized the restoration of the hill.
4 - THE HIGHEST BUILDING IN TURKEY - SAPPHİRE, A VIEWING TERRACE (4-D SIMULATION): Skyscraper İstanbul Sapphire is located in the central business district of Levent and is the highest building in Istanbul, Turkey. The project of the skyscraper was designed by Biskon Construction (Kiler Group affiliate), construction of the building was completed in 2011. The height of this huge building is 261 meters, including the length of the spire. Here are residential apartments, office space, shopping center and many other interesting things.
5 - WALKING ALONG THE WATERFRONT OF MODERN DISTRICT - BEBEK, VIEW OF THE BOSPHORUS: Bebek is a historic district in Besiktas, in the European part of Istanbul, on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait. Near the area of Bebek are other famous areas like Etiler, Arnavutkoy and Rumelihisari. In a literal translation from the Turkish "Bebek" means "Baby". It is believed that the name came from the abbreviation of ''Boğaz'ın Gözbebeği'' which means "Pupil of the Bosphorus", or "apple of the eye of the Bosphorus."
The early period Bebek district dates back to the reign of the Ottoman Empire. After the capture of Constantinople, near the famous fortress Rumelihisari were built several residential buildings. At the beginning of the XVIII century during the reign of Sultan Ahmed III, Bebek starts to develop rapidly - many mosques, shops, schools and Turkish baths are built and the place becomes populous.
Today Bebek is one of the most expensive and elite areas in Istanbul. The waterfront here is a popular place for public recreation. Located in the district of Bebek bay is a harbor for many expensive yachts and ships.
6 - HISTORICAL ISTANBUL TRADE CENTER (EMINONU DISTRICT): District Eminonu is located on the peninsula in the historic part of Istanbul, where Bosphorus connects to the Sea of Marmara. There is also the Golden Horn nearby. Eminonu during the tenure of Constantinople by Venetians played an important role, where they developed their own waterfront and built ports. In the days of the Ottoman Empire, Eminonu was an important commercial and industrial center, which was controlled from the Topkapi Palace. In Eminonu area there are such attractions such as the New Mosque, the Egyptian market and the Galata Bridge.
7 - TAKSIM SQUARE (THE CENTER OF ISTANBUL): Taksim Square - the central square of Istanbul. The area was built in the XVI century during the reign of Sultan Suleiman. In the central part of the square is a monument to the "Republic" which height is 12 meters, built in 1928. The monument symbolizes the army of liberators and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. Taksim Square was used for the celebration of national holidays and significant days, organizing meetings. Taksim Square is also a popular meeting place for couples in love.
THIS EXCURSION IS ORGANIZED WITH A CAR
The average duration of excursion is from 6 to 8 hours (you can adjust the time as you wish).
The tour can be done every day.
What will be included in the tour price:
- English-speaking guide
What will not be included in the tour price:
- Entrance fees to all attractions and visited museums
- The cost of transport for excursions