- Visit The Blue Mosque
One of Istanbul's most remarkable buildings, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque in the world due to the Iznik tiles. Located near Hagia Sophia, the mosque was built by Sultan Ahmed I in the 17th century. Sultan Ahmet Mosque, designed by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, student of Mimar Sinan, is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world with its colorful tiles, magnificent dome and magnificent structure.
- Explore Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia is one of the most important monuments in the historical peninsula of Istanbul. Built in the Byzantine period as a church and then as a cathedral, the Hagia Sophia is one of the masterpieces of the architectural world with its magnificent design. The building was converted into a mosque in the Ottoman period and has been serving as a museum since 1934.
- Shopping in The Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar, one of the most touristic places in Istanbul, is one of the first shopping centers in the world. The first section of the bazaar, which is located between Beyazıt Mosque and Nuru Osmaniye Mosque, was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmed in 1460. Later, the Grand Bazaar, which was gradually expanded, reached almost 4 thousand stores on 65 streets. The market is still one of the most visited places in the world, with a wide variety of products from handmade goods to clothes, food, goods.
- Explore Topkapi Palace and The Harem Section
Topkapi Palace, one of the most important buildings dating from the Ottoman Empire, is located in the Sarayburnu district of Istanbul. The palace, which was used as administrative center for 400 years in the Ottoman Empire, was built in 1478 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet. In the palace where the personal belongings of the sultans who spent time in the palace were displayed during the Ottoman Period. Muhammed's cardigan, beard, footprints, Hz. Abraham's pot, Hz. Moses' wand, the Prophet. David's sword, Hz. The Holy Relics Department, where important relics such as Yusuf's robes, were found, attracted great attention.
- Visit Chora Church
Chora Church is definitely one the most fascinating surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. People mostly visit to the fascinating Hagia Sophia during their stay in Istanbul, but it is such a heart breaker. There is an other church that also deserves just as much compliments about its outstanding beauty like her bigger, more famous sister, Chora Church. Because of its mosaics, architecture and history are equally good, only it isn’t as famous as Hagia Sophia.
- Enter the Underground Cistern
This cistern is an underground chamber of 138 x 64.6 metres. The large space is broken up by a forest of 336 marble columns, which are aesthetically supported by strong columns and arches. The ceiling vaults, known as Manastir Tonozu (cloister vault), are built without using a mould. The cistern is surrounded by a firebrick wall with a thickness of 3.5 meters and is coated with a special mortar to make it waterproof.
- Stroll Galata Bridge and The Spice Market
Located in the Eminonu quarter of Istanbul, next to the Galata Bridge, the Spice Bazaar is one of the city’s largest and most famous markets, second only to the Grand Bazaar. It’s also known as the Egyptian Market, it’s smaller than the Grand Bazaar, but it can be just as busy. You don’t come here for Turkish rugs–the Grand Bazaar is better for that–and there’s a much stronger emphasis on food offerings like spices, nuts, dried fruits, baklava, and, of course, Turkish delight (lokum) in just about any flavoring you can think of. But more and more the foods are getting displaced by shops selling goods with larger profit margins like jewelry and souvenirs.
- Visit The Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the most eye-catching buildings of the Bosphorus, is one of the buildings dating from the Ottoman Empire. The palace, which was built by Sultan Abdülmecid in 1839 by the Balyan family, looks at each other with beautiful decorations, unique paintings and unique works. Dolmabahçe Palace, which was used by Atatürk in 1927-1938, has been used as a museum-palace since 1984.
- Eat Turkish flavors and Smoke a Nargile
There are many alternatives to eat in Istanbul, one of the largest metropolises in the world, where many different cultures live together. You should taste Kebap, Doner, Bursa Iskender, Lahmacun, Kuru Fasulye, Kumpir, Iskembe Corbasi, Kokorec and Baklava.
While in Istanbul make sure that you visit one of the cafes where you can smoke a hookah and enjoy some nice Turkish apple tea
- Go to a Turkish Bath House (Hamam)
Visitors lie on the stone slab and are scrubbed for exfoliation, then massaged with oils and finally washed clean with hot water. at Spa Experience locations the hamam is a warmed seating area where visitors can relax between uses of the steam rooms or sauna. Many of our beauty treatments also take place on a warmed stone slab, on which you can be massaged by our trained beauty therapists.
- Join a Bosphorus Boat Cruise
The Bosphorus, which is considered to be one of the natural boundaries between Europe and Asia, is also an international waterway. The shores of the Bosphorus have been home to many civilizations throughout history.
During the Istanbul Bosphorus cruise tour; you will have opportunity see Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Savarona Yacht, Rumeli Fortress, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Anatolian Fortress, Kuleli Military High School, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden Tower are all with their beauties.