Best of Istanbul in One Day

Fatih, Turkiet

Upplevelse under ledning av Cihan

  1. 7 timmar
  2. Hålls på Engelska

Vad du kommer att göra

The Hippodrome of Constantinople; Learn about the early Roman history of the city. Hear the stories behind the Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpentine Column. (public square)

The Blue Mosque; built for Sultan Ahmet, enjoy the serene interior. This magnificent six column structure represents the pinnacle of Ottoman religious architecture. (interior visit)

Topkapi Palace and the Harem; The palace where the Ottoman Empire was ruled from for about 375 years. A series of courtyards and halls contain fabulous displays of precious jewels and important religious artifacts. The public rooms of the palace are a worthy backdrop to the splendor and intrigue of the Harem. (interior visit)

We visit the Hagia Sophia, originally built in 537 CE, later served as a Greek Orthodox Church. When Sultan Mehmet II conquered the city in 1453 CE, it became a mosque. In 1935 it was converted to a museum. The interior, with its enormous dome, delights with glorious mosaics, galleries and suspended Islamic pendants. (interior visit)


The Grand Bazaar; at the end we take an orientation tour of this labyrinth of streets and stores.
Other things to note
Our meeting point is the German Fountain in Sultanahmet area. It is a very distinctive landmark with a green dome just at the beginning of the Hippodrome square (a.k.a. Sultanahmet Square). If you arrive by tram, get off at Sultanahmet stop and walk down the tram line about 50m, it'll be on yr right
The Hippodrome of Constantinople; Learn about the early Roman history of the city. Hear the stories behind the Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpentine Column. (public square)

The Blue Mosque; built for Sultan Ahmet, enjoy the serene interior. This magnificent six column structure represents the pinnacle of Ottoman religious architecture. (interior visit)

Topkapi Palace and the Harem; The palace where the Ottoman Empire was ruled…

Detta ingår

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    "Entrance fees with skip the ticket line advantage" for the following sight...

Möt din värd, Cihan

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2019
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Merhaba, my name is Cihan. I am a professional, licensed tour guide and the representative of Fibonacci Travel; a small travel company offering travel experiences in Istanbul and in rest of Turkey. I studied Tour Guiding for four years at university including classes on archaeology, history of art, history of religions, history of Anatolia and Western Heritage. I was graduated in 2004 and since then I have been guiding travelers around Turkey. We offer tours to explore Istanbul's popular and off-the-beaten-path locations. We also have special interest tours like food and photography tours.
Merhaba, my name is Cihan. I am a professional, licensed tour guide and the representative of Fibonacci Travel; a small travel company offering travel experiences in Istanbul and in rest of Turkey. I studied Tour Guiding for four years at university including classes on archaeology, history of art, history of religions, history of Anatolia and Western Heritage. I was graduated in 2004 and since then I have been guiding travelers around Turkey. We offer tours to explore Istanbul's popular and off…
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$72 per person
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In Best of Istanbul tour we visit the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the remaining monuments; the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpent Column and the Egyptian Obelisk. Next we visit the Blue Mosque famous for it's Iznik tiles with dominant blue color. Then we visit Hagia Sophia, the architectural marvel. After having lunch at a local restaurant we continue with Topkapi Palace. Our final stop is the Grand Bazaar. (All admission fees are included.)

Betyg 4,98 av 5 efter 155 omdömen.

Andrew
december 2021
Cihan was very knowledgeable and helped everything go smoothly! We had some great food and he gave great recommendations of where else to visit in Istanbul.
Louloua
december 2021
The tour was one of the most comprehensive ones I have ever been on. I’ve been to Istanbul before and seen most of the spots on the itinerary, but Cihan brought a whole new perspective putting things in the fascinating historical and geographical context of this ancient city. He is very knowledgeable and friendly, so be prepared to learn a LOT! The tour was very well curated and flowed nicely. Highly recommend it!!! Especially if you are in Istanbul for a short period of time, you’ll knock out all the essentials in one day.
Bethany
november 2021
Great tour for covering a lot of ground in a little bit of time! Cihan is very knowledgeable and is sure to share every small detail of each site. We got caught in a rainstorm and a nice surprise was an additional and unmentioned visit to the Theodosius Cistern while we waited out the monsoon! We would recommend to any Istanbul first timer!
Rajesh
november 2021
I fly from Canada for a solo trip and thought I would try a guided tour which normally I never do . But I'm so glad I did it . Cihan is the best . He is very very knowledgeable guy . Its just way more than i expected . He is super friendly and he know about the Ancient histories and civilizations to his heart and I learned a lot about Ottaman Empire and Turks and much more . He is not a typical guide selling stories.He is a history book. I would 💯 percent recommend him and you will never regret.
Susana
november 2021
I only had one full day in Istanbul, Turkey and Cihan’s tour was the best way I could have spent it. We saw all the main attractions where Cihan relayed all the history behind each location in a concise and entertaining manner. Thank you Cihan for the great experience!
Fabricio
november 2021
Absolutely wonderful tour with many interesting stops that I would have never though of going to. The host was very attentive and knowledgeable and gave one of the best tours I've ever had. You can tell Cihan loves what he does and all his research really shows! was very impressed. I really learned so much and had such a wonderful time! I seriously would highly recommend!

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