Istanbul tour from Antalya
The largest city in the world, located on the shores of the Bosphorus, has repeatedly been the capital city. It was the capital not only of Turkey, but also of a number of empires such as the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman. For a long time, until 1930, Istanbul was called Constantinople and had a huge impact on the course of world history. The city keeps the legendary historical and cultural heritage of different eras and peoples.
During the tour you will visit some of the most outstanding monuments of art and architecture that will enchant you with their originality and grandeur. The main palace of the Ottoman Empire until the middle of the 19th century was the Topkapi Palace. Currently, it is a museum where Muslim shrines are kept.
The Church of Hagia Irene (Agia Irena) is the first Christian basilica, built at the beginning of the 4th century, which has never been a mosque. Here is a sarcophagus, where, according to legend, the remains of Constantine are buried.
The Great Mosque of Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) is a famous monument of Byzantine architecture, an Orthodox cathedral, which became a mosque again in 2020.
The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) is a creation of Muslim architecture. The hippodrome is an ancient Roman structure that has come down to us in the form of ruins. Here are the German fountain and obelisks, Egyptian and Constantine. The oldest market in Istanbul is the Egyptian Bazaar, saturated with oriental flavor and aromas of numerous oils, spices, spices and teas.
You will also have a walk along the picturesque Bosphorus, which will allow you to admire the bewitching views of the city from the water side.
• Transfers from / to the hotel
• Entry tickets
• English guide
• Topkapi Palace area harem (optional)
• Walk along the Bosphorus
• Dinner and supper
• Blue Mosque
• Topkapi Palace
• Hippodrome of Constantinople
• Egyptian Bazaar
• Cruise on the Bosphorus