We invite you to the Istanbul Sightseeing Tour, which is the first choice of tourists who come to Istanbul to learn something about Istanbul.
Istanbul is undoubtedly the visiting card of Turkey, because it is he, and not the capital Ankara, that almost everyone associates with this beautiful country. Istanbul is home to more than 15 million inhabitants (mostly Turks, Kurds, Armenians, Greeks) and annually hosts about 15 million tourists from all over the world within its walls. Today it is one of the most populated cities in the world, as well as the economic, cultural and historical center of Turkey.
Founded in 660 BC, Byzantion (later Constantinople and now Istanbul) is known for its rich history and architecture. No wonder the city was the residence of 10 Roman, 82 Byzantine emperors and 30 Ottoman sultans. It will take more than one month, and even a year, to explore all the sights, monuments, parks and palaces.
However, a sightseeing tour to Istanbul will help you get a general idea of this city, visit the most important architectural monuments, feel the special atmosphere and feel the local flavor. You will have the opportunity to visit the Miniaturk Park on the shores of the Golden Horn, climb to the observation deck, which offers a unique view of the bay, stroll through the noisy streets of the historical districts of Taksim and Beyoglu, ride the funicular to the Karakoy embankment and of course see the Galata drawbridge. A sightseeing tour in Istanbul is a great start to getting to know a noisy, colorful, ethnic and so different metropolis.
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour begins with a visit to the Miniaturk Park on the coast of the Golden Horn Bay, where 134 main attractions of Turkey are collected on an area of 60 hectares in a miniature scale of 1:25. So in just one day you will see the famous palaces and mosques, bazaars and squares, fortresses and cave cities, the bright balloons of Cappadocia and the snow-white terraces of Pamukkale.
Miniature Istanbul makes a special impression with its majestic buildings, highways and tunnels, ship models floating along the Bosphorus, quite realistic Kemal Ataturk Airport with moving planes and runways. Little visitors and football fans will be absolutely delighted with the model of a mini-stadium with 53,000 seats.
Here they will be able to contemplate a real sports show. By throwing a coin into one of the four machines, which are painted in the colors of the four Istanbul football clubs, the team flag will appear on the screen, the players will enter the field in the appropriate form, and the team anthem will play.
The museum also has buildings from before the Ottoman period, such as the Libraries of Celsus in Ephesus, the Pergamon Altar. Here you can even see two of the seven wonders of the world that have not survived to this day – the temple of Artemis of Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Helicarnassus. All models are made very carefully and create the illusion of complete reality, and with the help of an audio guide you can get information about each object in any language.
During an Istanbul Sightseeing Tour, you will have the opportunity to climb the cable car to the most beautiful observation deck on the Pierre Loti hill. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Golden Horn and the old city.
Every tourist, as well as a local resident, is well acquainted with the Taksim and Beyoglu districts, because this is the main cultural and entertainment center of Istanbul. Life is seething here day and night, and the movement just does not stop. Thousands of cafes and restaurants, shops and clubs are located in this area. Since ancient times it has been a center of trade and small industry.
Also, during Istanbul Sightseeing Tour, you can walk along the famous Istiklal Boulevard, whose ancient buildings keep many secrets and interesting stories, because it was here that many famous personalities lived and stayed in hotels, such as Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway.
The Galata Tower is perhaps the most recognizable building in Istanbul, it is beautiful day and night, and it can often be seen in clips and films, on postcards and paintings by local artists. The Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in the 14th century and served as a lighthouse, an observatory, a fire tower, and a place for panoramic shots of the city. From the top of the tower there is a magnificent view of the Bosphorus, Suleymaniye, the Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge.
The Galata Bridge occupies a special place in the life of the city. It not only unites two districts of Istanbul, but also gathers thousands of residents in one place – fishermen fish from the Galata Bridge in the morning, sellers conduct a brisk trade, housewives buy fragrant spices and herbs, tourists buy souvenirs and famous Turkish sweets. And fish restaurants on the Galata Bridge are a favorite place for residents and guests of the city to relax.
As you can see, Istanbul Sightseeing Tour is interesting, rich, diverse and will give a lot of impressions.
Istanbul Sightseeing Tour is 45€.
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