The “Istanbul Highlights” tour is the best option to start your stay in Istanbul. Discover the best things Istanbul has to offer in just 4-5 hours in a private car or van, accompanied by a professional guide. Visit the most important architectural monuments, enjoy the panoramic views of the golden horn and bosphorus, and learn a lot of interesting facts about Istanbul’s history, culture and local traditions.
Limited time in Istanbul? Why not try a half-day tour in this beautiful, historical city?
Let’s go on a historical journey and start our visit with the Hippodrome which has kept its historical importance until 10th century during Byzantine Empire being the center of the city for meetings, entertainment and sports. Hippodrome is adorned with the most important monuments of Istanbul such as Haghia Sophia Museum, Sultanahmet Mosque, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum and Basilica Cistern bedazzling its visitors with their beauty vivid as the firs they were built.
Haven’t you heard of the famous Blue Mosque? Turks named it and called it as Sultanahmet Mosque but you know it as the Blue Mosque. The only imperial mosque in Istanbul with 6 minarets is Sultanahmet Mosque with an interior design decorated with more than 20 thousand Iznik tiles covered with more than 50 different tulip patterns. Sultanahmet Mosque is one of the first places visited in Istanbul by both locals and foreign visitors every day since the day it was completed in 1616.
Every empire has its unique monuments. Haghia Sophia Museum is one of the most significant monuments that survived until today as a unique example of world history of architecture aging to be almost 1500 years built upon the orders by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Haghia Sophia is a Patriarchal Church built on a basilica plan presenting a synthesis of East and West with its grandiose columns, unique and authentic mosaics and its mighty dome. It was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror but its name kept unchanged and served as Aya Sofya Mosque until 1935.
Would you like to discover the unknown by paying a visit to Basilica Cistern also known as the underground secret treasure of Istanbul? You will not believe your eyes how this 1500 year old underground cistern supported by 336 columns challenged time so ambitiously and come to admire it.
Would you like to take a piece of beautiful Istanbul with you? If you say yes, we have an offer. After visiting our historical monuments, our next stop will be the charming and colorful Grand Bazaar with its enchanting atmosphere. This majestic Bazaar built in 1461 is one of the most visited places both by locals and visitors. Its historical texture embraces handcrafts passed on from father to son, its own bazaar culture in trade combined with famous Turkish hospitality and its colorful world offering you a joyous time of all times.