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Lights Of The Bosphorus

TOUR "LIGHTS of the BOSPHORUS" (2 days)

 

+ FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE AND A SHOPPING TOUR

 

(New Istanbul Airport-hotel - New Istanbul Airport)

 

TUR NO: T1 NIGHT WALK ON THE BOSPHORUS (EVERY DAY)

 

TUR NO: S1 Capital of the OTTOMANS (WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY)

 

TOUR PACKAGE PROGRAM:

 

DAY 1: NIGHT WALK ALONG THE BOSPHORUS

 

You can see the night Istanbul in all its glory during a night walk along the Bosphorus Strait on a boat. You will sail between two continents  Europe and Asia, admire the views of Istanbul at night, and while sailing the Bosphorus bridge, do not forget to make a wish – it will come true!

 

During the walk, you will enjoy a delicious dinner of Turkish cuisine with soft drinks and an incendiary show program "Turkish night" with live music, belly dance, national and Caucasian folklore, dervish dance.

 

DAY 2: CAPITAL OF THE OTTOMANS

 

Topkapi Palace is one of the main attractions of Istanbul and one of the most famous museums in the world. It was built in 1479 by order of Sultan Mehmet on the coast of the Marmara Sea, and for 400 years, until the middle of the 19th century, the Palace was the main residence of the Turkish padishahs. The Museum displays only a tenth of the exhibits, and it has about 65 thousand units. The Armory, harem, Treasury, library, collection of ancient manuscripts and many pavilions are part of the Palace complex. Unique handmade items made of porcelain, silver, gold and precious stones will be admired even by experienced travelers.

The territory of the Palace is surrounded by greenery, its area is 700 thousand sq. meters, and the Palace complex is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parks. You will have an opportunity to walk through them and take picturesque memorable photos.

The Blue Mosque, or Sultanahmet Mosque, is one of the most significant symbols of Istanbul. The mosque was built in the 16th century by order of Sultan Ahmet I, it is the greatest masterpiece of not only Islamic but also world architecture, as well as one of the largest mosques in the world. The name of the mosque was given due to the handmade white and blue tiles that were used in interior decoration.

 

The Hippodrome occupies part of Sultanahmet square. The construction of the Hippodrome was started by the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in 203, in those distant times when the ancient city of Byzantium stood on the site of the city of Istanbul. The square was intended for chariot racing – one of the most spectacular competitions of those times. Then, in 330, the Emperor Constantine created a new capital and rebuilt the square, increasing its territory in length and width. In 1453, after the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, the Hippodrome was already used for mass entertainment events. The square has preserved the most ancient architectural monuments. This is a 300-ton Egyptian Obelisk made of pink and white Aswan granite, dating from the 16th century BC, and a Serpentine Column symbolizing the victory of the Greeks over the Persians in 479 BC.

 

The German fountain, located in the Central Sultanahmet square, was given by the Germans to the Ottoman Empire in memory of Kaiser Wilhelm II's second visit to Istanbul in 1898. The fountain is built in the neo-Byzantine style in the form of an eight-column gazebo, decorated with gold mosaics inside. It was constructed in Germany and then transported in parts to Istanbul.

 

Hamam Hurrem Sultan (external inspection) was built in 1557 by order of Sultan Suleiman for his beloved wife Hurrem Sultan. After 1910, the bathhouse was unfortunately closed and abandoned. In 2011, after restoration work, the bathhouse was reopened to the public, and now it looks the same as it did 450 years ago. It should be noted that 17 million Turkish liras were spent on the restoration of the bath. Now the bath is functioning and is the most expensive and elite bath in Turkey.

 

For reservations and any questions

Please, contact the Reservation Department 

istanbul@alaskatour.com.tr

 

info@alaskatour.com.tr

 

Our best regards,

"ALASKA TOUR"