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In a nutshell

Make the most of the longest ever excursion to Istanbul to discover the many different faces of the city: from the charm of the Blue Mosque to the splendor of the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the sultans for 450 years. From the peaceful Hagia Sophia Mosque to the hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar and the Ciragan Palace where everything is exclusive, including the traditional lunch we have prepared for you. And of course we'll take you there by boat​.

Main stops
  • Blue Mosque
  • Racecourse
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Ciragan Palace Hotel with typical lunch

The programme
  • Here you are in Istanbul: where Europe meets Asia, you too are welcome or “Ahlân wasahlân”.
​ You have almost 1700 years of glory to discover, but fear not, you'll have plenty of time.
  • Do you remember Byzantium and Constantinople? They are the city's historical names.
​ But the current one is a Greek inheritance: it comes from “istamˈbolin”, meaning City of Cities. In essence, the best of the best.
  • One glance at the Blue Mosque and you'll agree: It's the only one in the world to have 6 minarets, with 21,043 turquoise tiles covering the interior walls.
  • TheObelisk of Theodosius indicates the Racecourse where the Greens and the Blues would compete in breathtaking races in 203 AD.
  • If you've ever wondered how a Sultan lived, take a look at theTopkapi Palace. While the Hagia Sophia Mosque, a jewel of Byzantine architecture, is a tribute to holy wisdom.
  • After the sacred, the popular: you'll find everything your heart desires among the 6,000 stalls of the Grand Bazaar market. While the Ciragan Palace is very exclusive: an Ottoman palace overlooking the Bosphorus.
  • Reach it by boat, far from the traffic and chaos. We'll be there waiting for you with a lunch from a thousand and one nights, from appetizer to dessert.

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. If you want to enter the mosques, remember that you must cover your shoulders and your legs down to your knees, and remove your shoes.
  • This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.
  • The visit to the Topkapi Palace Harem is not included in the tour.
  • The covered part of the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. We will therefore only visit the modern part, as well as the Spice Market.
  • The Blue Mosque may be closed to visitors during the month of Ramadan. If so, we will open the doors of another historic Mosque for you.