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. onquered 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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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 172 omdömen.

Blair
januari 2022
This tour is not to be missed when visiting Istanbul! I went on this tour for my first full day in Istanbul and Cihan was able to tell Turkey’s history in such a captivating way that I will have an even greater appreciation for the country as my trip continues. The devotion Cihan has for providing an excellent tour is very evident. His storytelling abilities accompanied with the beautiful sites is an experience I will never forget. Highly recommend!
Yisel
januari 2022
Cihan knows his History and by the time the tour is over you will have a wealth of knowledge about turkey and it’s culture. Very lovely day thank you so much for your time And passion in explaining and for being laid back and offering to take photos. Although the day is very fast paced it’s still great time to see and get to know everything Cihan has in the itinerary. Specially if you’re into history. Thanks again!
Aj
januari 2022
As a first timer in Istanbul, I 100% recommend this tour. Cihan kept the energy high all day while taking us to the key sites across the city. He is an incredible wealth of knowledge - if you have any interest in learning about the city and it’s wealth of history and complexity, Cihan is the guy!
Grace
januari 2022
Cihan is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul. Before this tour, I did not know much about Turkey’s history, but by the end of it, I felt like I had learned so much in just one day. This was a great experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeing Istanbul for the first time or to those who want to learn more and go on an exciting, historical adventure.
Aimee
januari 2022
Cihan is a great storyteller and provides a comprehensive yet engaging history lesson. This is a perfect day trip and introduction to Istanbul. You go to the major sites which will orient you for the rest of the trip.
Julian
januari 2022
I have done walking tours in several cities including Toronto, Rio, Amsterdam and Paris. Hands down Cihan was the absolute best. Sure part of this might be attributed to the fact that he has studied to become a tour guide (which is treated with a deep respect and reverence in Turkey), unlike other places where this often to falls to volunteers or part time curators and he has been providing tours for over 21 years. It was fantastic. His passion for his subject, his ability to provide incredible context, his warmth and humor- all made 7 hours fly by. I will definitely bring friends and family on tour with me and Cihan next time.

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