Private Istanbul Tour 'The Capital of The World'
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TOUR PRICE FROM USD 275 for up to 10 people (Per Tour not Per Person)
SHORT TOUR INFO
Duration: 8 Hours
Starts From: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Ends: Your hotel or Union Station (or other convenient location).
Tour Highlights: The Walls of Constantinople, St. Saviour in Chora (Kariye), Drive to Suleymaniye Mosque, The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish), Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Stree
08:45--09:00 Meet you up.
The Walls of Constantinople, are also known as the Theodosian walls or Byzantine walls. You can see the ruins here and there. It is amazing that so much of them had left after all these centuries. It was the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II (408-450) who expanded the area of his imperial capital of Constantinople by building these great land walls farther out into the country. When finished, the Theodosian Walls were almost 7 km (over 4 miles) in length. With periodic repairs, they defended the city effectively until the late 19th century.
St.Saviour in Chora (Kariye), originally a Byzantine monastery, dedicated to Jesus Christ the Savior, survived with fantastic mosaics and frescoes, portraying scenes from the Bible, the life and miracles of Jesus.
Drive to Suleymaniye Mosque via Fatih one of the first settlement of Ottoman after the conquest of Constantinople.
The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.
We will drive from Suleymaniye Mosque to Pierloty Hill to have a lunch. There is a nice local restaurant called Aziyade. Pierloty is one of the hills in Istanbul you can see Golden Horn under your feet.
Drive to Galata Tower.
The Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi in Turkish) — called Christea Turris (the Tower of Christ in Latin) by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.
Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street (Turkish: İstiklâl Caddesi, French: Grande Rue de Péra, English: Independence Avenue) is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, approximately three kilometers long, which houses exquisite boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theaters, libraries, cafés, pubs, nightclubs with live music, historical patisseries, and restaurants.
Drive back to your location.