LIGHTS, DANCING AND FLAVORS OF ISTANBUL BY NIGHT
Discovery & taste, Sightseen, Culture & local gems, Less than 1 hour walking, Certified guide
How about an evening out in Istanbul? Discover the city center lit up at night, zigzagging between its great monuments: the multicolored Galata Bridge, the New Mosque radiant in gold, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque in Sultanahmet Square. And when you've seen all the lights, we'll invite you to dinner with local fish and music on the menu.
- Galata Bridge
- New Mosque
- Sultanahmet Square: photo stop
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia Mosque
- District of Kumkapı: traditional dinner
- Get dressed up and put your camera on night mode: now you're ready to discover how the people of Istanbul spend their evenings in the city.
- Galata Bridge, which stretches for 490 meters across the waters of the Golden Horn, is your panoramic gateway to the old town: the first floor shop signs project a thousand rainbows across the water.
- After crossing the bridge you'll come to Yeni Cami, known as the new mosque because it is “only” 400 years old. With its sixteen domes and two gold-lit minarets, it truly exudes an imperial beauty.
- On Sultanahmet Square, you just have to stop for a photo. Capture the dancing lights and shadows projected on the Blue Mosque, so iconic that it featured on the Turkish 500 lira banknote until 1976, and on the Hagia Sophia Mosque, dedicated to Knowledge.
- Arriving in the Kumkapı district, you're invited to dinner. Here the shine is all gastronomic: seafood salads, prawns in butter, grilled sea bream and other local specialties, accompanied by Turkish dancing and music.
- “Iyi akşamlar”: enjoy your evening!
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- Before booking the excursion or once on board, contact the excursion office to check the availability of vegetarian or gluten-free dishes and to report any food intolerances.