To mention its name is enough, no need to tell more… Istanbul, city where legends are still alive…
With one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe, Istanbul is the most unique city in the world embracing two continents. Through the city’s heart, the Bosphorus, run the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. In this imposing site, the reason for its extraordinary destiny the lies former capital of three successive empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Istanbul today honours and proudly preserves the invaluable legacy of its prodigious past while looking forward to a modern future. Fusion between the East and the West, the past and the present, it is a mythical city that the lone traveller cannot hope to discover.
But Istanbul is not only a historical city, guardian of the vestiges of ancient civilisations. It is also a great cosmopolitan thriving city. The unchanging decoration of the domes and minarets, the noisy merry milling of people, the perpetual moving of boats and the shouting of the hawkers are mixed with the sound of the harbours.
As visitors you will be fascinated mainly by the variety of Istanbul: its museums, churches, palaces, mosques, bazaars and natural sites which seem inexhaustible. Reclining on the Western shore you may suddenly and profoundly understand why so many centuries ago settlers chose to build on this remarkable site and why Istanbul is truly a glorious city.
Cultural tour: one week.
Day 1: Istanbul:
Meeting with our representative and transfer to hotel for the night.
Days 2 to 7 / Istanbul :
Visit to the most beautiful monuments of Istanbul, the Topkapi, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi palaces, the Eyup and Sultanahmet (Blue) mosques, the Haghia Sophia museum, the basilica cistern, the Holy Irene church, the archaeological museum, the Gulhane park, the famous church of Saint-Saveur-in-Chora, the tower of Galata, the fortress of Rumeli… At the end of your stay a cruise will permit you to enjoy a peaceful sailing trip to the Princes’ Islands and on the Bosphorus before visiting the covered bazaar and the Spice bazaar. No doubt you will have an unforgettable memory of your journey to this incomparable legendary city. Nights in comfortable hotel.
Day 8: Transfer to airport for return flight.
Discover this mythical city as a small group tour for 2 or more people, the secrets of Istanbul will be revealed to you and your family and friends, a handcrafted tour made on request.