- Suggested Itineraries
- Istanbul By Interest
- ABOUT US
Your private tour starts by passing through the crowded old business quarters of Istanbul to the Old Town, to explore the Topkapi Palace that was the center of Ottoman Empire’s Sultans’ Seat ruling most of the Middle East and the Eastern Europe from this palace for 500 years.
Next visit to the Blue Mosque, the masterpiece of 17th century Ottoman Architecture, is famous for its unique hand made original Iznik Tiles impressing the guests with their rich dominant blue colors and oriental patterns.
Just near by the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome is waiting to be discovered where was the chariot racing took place during the Byzantine Empire’s Istanbul, Constantinople, with still standing monuments such as Egyptian obelisk. After having lunch (at your own cost) your private tour continues with a visit to World famous Hagia Sophia which is one of the most extraordinary constructions in the history of architecture. The awesome building inspired countless generations by its colossal definition of what the ideal interior space in a domed basilica should be and with its innovations in weight-support and construction techniques.
The last visit of the day is to the Grand Bazaar, more dazzling than any other oriental bazaar, built in 1461 and in service ever since. Everything imaginable in the world is for sale here, glittering gold and silver jewelry, antique tiles, leather, and souvenirs. Just seeing and experiencing this fascinating bazaar is a memorable experience.