Combination of Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning & Bosphorus Cruise Half Day Morning & Dining Out In A Turkish Way

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Day 1:

Highlights: Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, German Fountain, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2.  and listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. 

Day 2:

Highlights: Spice Bazaar, Rüstempasha Mosque, Bosphorus&Golden Horn Cruise(90 Mins)

From the awe-inspiring Dolmabahce Palace to the ancient Walls of Constantine and onto the Topkapi Palace, experience the best views the city has to offer while enjoying a wonderfull cruise along the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. A journey along the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn with Istanbul Cruise will give you a unique insight into the great city’s history. Our cruise and tour ends in Eminönü Pier where the cruise started. 

Day 3:

Highlights: Ocakbaşı, Meyhane, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Turkish Coffee, Kebab, Turkish Tea, İşkembe (Tripe) Soup, Kokoreç (Sheep Intensense)

No touristic places - but you will see much more than that! We will take you where ‘real people’ go to dine in a ‘Turkish Way’. You will see and have a chance to meet local people having fun with their friends. We start the evening in a traditional ‘Simit Bakery’. Simit is a bread roll, which is covered with grape molasses and sesame seeds. We take our simits and visit one of the local kıraathane’- which literally means reading rooms-but-in reality is a coffee shop with lots of men with mustaches playing cards or backgammon! After having traditional Turkish tea in a traditional tea glasses we visit another traditional place: Ocakbaşı-which is a traditional self-service barbecue restaurant where you sit by the fire and grill your kebabs, along with glass of Turkish Raki of course! We continue our gourmet journey passing, seeing and sniffing by some Turkish Restaurants. Finally, we end up in a Meyhane – a traditional Tavern where you taste ‘Meze’, drink ‘Rakı’ and listen to live Turkish Music performed by Gipsy Musicians. Well if you think that is it for the night, you are wrong! We will offer you a traditional ‘İşkembe Çorbası’, which is a ‘Tripe Soup’- the same way Turks complete their evening after being sated with ‘Turkish Rakı’… And of course no Turkish Night is ‘a complete’ without tasting the ‘Türk Kahvesi’-Turkish Coffee. Sounds tasty huh! And to give it quality, you will be escorted by a Professional guide who will explain to you everything that you will need to know.

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