|This private full day tour highlights include the Suleymanıye Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Golden Horn, Galata Tower and bridge |
Our full day tour starts at a masterpiece designed by the legendary architect of the Ottoman empire Sinan, the Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex. Built on one of the seven hills of the historical peninsula with great views of the city, at Suleymaniye we will visit the mosque, the medrese (religious school), caravanserai, library and the bazaar. Some of the facilities are still being used nowadays. After visiting the mosque, we will walk towards the Spice Bazaar, one of the most colorful and aromatic places in the city with many shops selling spices, cheese, olives, eggs, meat among other products. Then, it's time to cross the iconic Galata Bridge, the bridge over the bay of Golden Horn and one the famous landmarks of Istanbul. Our stop for lunch will be at one of the famous fish restaurants in the area - balık ekmek, a fish sandwich is a popular street food and a cultural experience specific to Istanbul. Next, we will walk through the alleys of Galata, filled with many fashionable cafes and boutiques towards the iconic Galata tower, which was the tallest building in Istanbul for hundreds of years. During the Ottoman period, Galata Tower functioned as a jail, observatory house, and watch tower. After the restorations, in 1960 was opened to the public and today is a 360-degree viewing platform of Istanbul.
This tour can be combined with a 2 hour Bosphorus cruise, on private or shared boats.
|Including: Private licensed English speaking guide, Lunch, Entrance fees, All taxes|
|Excluding: Beverages at lunch, Tips, Personel expenses|