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Istanbul: Miniaturk Museum & Shopping Tour

1. Istanbul: Miniaturk Museum & Shopping Tour

Visit Istanbul's Miniaturk, the largest miniature park in the world. The park contains 105 models converted into a 1:25 scale. 45 of the structures are from Istanbul, 45 from Anatolia, and 15 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey. Also featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum). You will then visit Pierloti: At the top of Eyup Sultan Cemetery, you can find one of the best places to look at the famous Golden Horn of Istanbul.  This place is now a cafe called Pierre Loti Cafe, in memorial to the writer Pierre Loti, who was a regular, mainly for the views. Cevahir Shopping Center This is a modern shopping and entertainment center located in the Sisli district of Istanbul, Turkey, and is one of the largest shopping centers in Europe. It is also called Sisli Kultur ve Ticaret Merkezi (Sisli Cultural and Trade Center). After the tour, you'll return to your hotel.

Taste of Turkey in Istanbul’s Europe & Asia by Ferry

2. Taste of Turkey in Istanbul’s Europe & Asia by Ferry

Thoroughly enjoy learning about the history of Turkey and tasting the local food in the Asian side of Istanbul. Explore Turkish food culture and taste local delicacies in Istanbul's both European and Asian sides. After a traditional Turkish breakfast hop on a ferry to get to Kadıköy on the Asian side to visit some of the city’s best specialized eateries and food markets and taste traditional dishes. Relax on board and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the old city and the islands while watching fellow passengers rushing for their job. This short ferry journey gives you an insider look at everyday life of local people. Our Tour is fun, informative and of course, delicious, this is so much more than a food tour – it’s a taste of the both continents all in one day!

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise with Dinner

3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise with Dinner

Discover the romance of Istanbul on a sunset cruise on the Bosporus strait. Dig into locally-prepared appetizers and a freshly-prepared, multi-cuisine buffet. Toast with champagne outside the Maiden's Tower lighthouse. End your dinner with on a sweet note with fresh seasonal fruits and baklava. Board the boat and start with a welcome cocktail and a selection of finger foods. Learn about the history and legends of Istanbul from your guide as you journey up and down both the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus.  Admire the glow of the sunset over the city from the water. When dusk sets in, soothing breezes arrive from the Sea of Marmara and the city lights up for the night. Hear the The muezzin calls from a towering minaret as you see majestic palaces and villas.  Breathe in the legacy of ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, and the mighty Ottoman Empire with each breath of fresh, salty air. Kick back and ride gentle waves in the comfort of a boat. Watch the city and its iconic landmarks pass by, a perfect way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Glide by the Dolmabahce Palace and Golden Horn while enjoying a freshly prepared dinner. Stop for a champagne toast at the he Maiden's Tower. Listen to music played by a live DJ. Return to your starting point after your tour.

Istanbul: Spice Bazaar Tour and Bosphorus Morning Cruise

4. Istanbul: Spice Bazaar Tour and Bosphorus Morning Cruise

This alternative Bosphorus Cruise is suitable for travelers with limited time in Istanbul. Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel and depart for a Golden Horn Sightseeing tour. Visit the Spice Bazaar to learn about the myriad of herbs from your guide, and taste delicious Turkish delights. Then, join a 90-minutes Bosphorus cruise and enjoy fantastic views of Dolmabahçe Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, and beautiful mansions. Finally, disembark at Eminönü Pier to continue your exploration of the city.

Istanbul: Asian/European Side Tour/With Tasty Turkish Flavor

5. Istanbul: Asian/European Side Tour/With Tasty Turkish Flavor

I would like to briefly explain this unique Istanbul tour. 💬 After your booking; you will be contacted by whats app to determine tour details by understanding your wishes. 📝 General Itinerary 📝 1️⃣ Picking you up from the hotel at 09.00. First stop will be a place for breakfast in Asian side of Istanbul, Kadikoy. We will reach the place by ferry and taste Menemen which is indispensable meal for breakfast for locals. 2️⃣ After breakfast exploring Kadiköy district for half an hour. 3️⃣ We will pass to Uskudar district which is also in Asian side near by sea. And have Turkish Coffee in a cafe with a sea view. Visiting a historical mosque from ottoman time. Leaving Uskudar by subway that is going under the sea to European side,Sirkeci. 4️⃣ Tasting Çag Kebap bir that is made of lamb meat in Sirkeci. A unique taste! 5️⃣ Getting on the tram and reaching to the Cemberlitas station. Visit 400 years old madrasa which was a type of school in Ottoman time. 6️⃣ Walking in the old city.. Reaching to Suleymaniye Mosque which is the perfect handiwork of arcitect Sinan. Exploring the mosque for a while. 7️⃣ Next stop is a place you can only taste Boza drink in the world. The shop has been serving that taste since 1800. 8️⃣ Valens Aqueduct from the Rome Imperial which 2.000 years old. 9️⃣ Tasting very special and tasty soup which is made of lamb meat at leg. 🔟 Next stop is the time for Lahmacun and Aubergine Kabap. This is only unique taste of Turkish Cuisine. 1️⃣1️⃣ Be prepared for the colorful streets of Balat. 1️⃣2️⃣ Lets meet the world oldest metro after London metro that is built in 1874. 1️⃣3️⃣ Explore Istiklal Street. That is the place where every tourist should visit during Istanbul vacation. There is also a historical tram on this Street. 1️⃣4️⃣ Food stops in Istiklal. 1️⃣5️⃣ Dropping you of to your hotel ❕I recommend all my guest a Turkish Hamam thearpy just the end of Tour. There is a hamam from Ottoman time that is 400 years old. ❕ Secondly, If you book on Sunday, there is a Dance Show by Fire of Anatolia. That is the selection folk Dance of mesopotamian culture. Strongly recommended.

Turkish Cuisine Food and Drink Tour in Istanbul

6. Turkish Cuisine Food and Drink Tour in Istanbul

We will start our magical day from your hotel and drive to Golden horn and walk through Fener and Balat villages. We will see home to several places of worship, some of which are fundamental, such as the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which houses the Church of St. George. Right next to the Fener district is Balat, the former Jewish quarter of Istanbul, which developed from 1492 when the Jews persecuted under the Spanish Inquisition were welcomed by the Sultan who even sent his fleet to Spain to rescue them. We will see boutique streets of the district and try some snacks in the neighborhood. Then we will drive from Europe continent to Asia continent by pasing Bosphorus. We will stop at the spectacular Camlica Mosque on the top of Camlica Hill. Our next point will be Kadikoy and Moda district. We will see more about local life and of course local food and drinks between cosy streets. During our local tour we may try Turkish kebhaps, fresh sea food, iskender, lahmacun, cigkofte, kokorec, liver, iclikofte, manti, midye, kalamar, schrimp, doner kebhap, pita. Of course delights, Kunefe, Baklava, Lokum, Kadayıf, Sutlac, Cheesecake, Lokma, and Ice cream. We will taste also local drinks, black tea, Turkish coffee, Ayran, Beer, Rakı, and Vine.

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