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Istanbul Cultural Tours – Istanbul is the heart of Turkey

Istanbul Cultural Tours – Istanbul is the heart of Turkey

It is not the political capital of Turkey but with the population (approximately 18 million people) living there, it is definitely the commercial; social and art capital of Turkey. Istanbul is one of the favourite places for Turkey tour guides. It is the only city in the world located on two continents. That gives you the chance to have two continents included in your Istanbul cultural tours. You can easily get Istanbulday tour that starts on the European side with the historical part of Istanbul and finishes with a relaxing Bosphorus tour between the two continents istanbul shopping tours.
Istanbul has over 2000 years of history and is the former capital of three successive empires, the Roman; Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Istanbul cultural tours are like travelling back in time. In your visit Istanbul you can see the remnants from the Ottoman,

Blue Mosque

A real eye-catcher with the beautifully-arranged cascade of domes

Customized Istanbul tour, Turkey customized sightseeing like to present you the Blue Mosque. It is one of the most prominent historical and cultural landmarks of Istanbul. It was built near the Hagia Sophia, over the site of the ancient Hippodrome. Sultan Ahmed I wanted to build a monument that would rival and even surpass another one of the spectacular sights of Istanbul, in grandeur and beauty – the nearby Aya Sofia.

The Blue Mosque, officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Camii is, undoubtedly, one of the architectural marvels of the world. It gets its unofficial name from the 20,000 Iznik blue tiles that line its interior guided istanbul tour.

When Sultan Ahmed I was only 19 he wished to build an Islamic place of worship that would be even better than the Hagia Sophia. The Sultan was so enthusiastic about his grand project

Galata Tower

Guided Istanbul tour – enjoy the best views of Istanbul!

Pivate guided Istanbul tour like to introduce you the dungeon of the past, the tourist attraction of today. A fortress, an observation tower, a fire-control station… Why not a temptation for those who believe they can fly?! The Galata Tower – this is the place that gives you the best panoramic views of Istanbul as well as the most spectacular views of the Bosphorus. You can also enjoy the view of the Marmara Sea, the Topkapi Palace, the Golden Horn from the tower. You can even see the Princes’ Islands, Hagia Sofia and the Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) from there.

Istanbul is an endless fairytale. Its stories, the result of its rich history and culture, are ones that always attract visitors’ attention. The city that spreads on two cintinents, Europe and Asia and has witnessed different civilizations and cultures is inviting to be discovered. Among its many interesting stories are t

Dolmabahce Palace

A different look at the Ottomans – Guided Istanbul tours

The Palace of Dolmabahce, completed in 1856, is the third largest Ottoman palace in Istanbul. It is also the last one that the Sultans built. Located on and offering great views of the Bosphorus, this amazing palace is poles apart from the other Ottoman palace – Topkapi. It is a great place to offer a more modern yet historic view of Turkey. Dolmabahce Palace is simply beautiful. It is very European and grand. The palace can easily be your favourite destination in the guided Istanbul tours. Dolmabahce Palace can also be in your top list for Istanbul sightseeing and daily tours Istanbul.

During the six hundred years of Ottoman rule, the seat of the empire changed several times. Fist it was Bursa, then Edirne and later to Istanbul. The site of the imperial ‘palace’, centre of Ottoman government, changed also over the centuries in Istanbul itself. The construction of Dolmabahce Palace

Suleymaniye Mosque

Istanbul guided private tours – An architectural masterpiece built in just 7 years

Istanbul guided private tours will take you to this architectural masterpiece created by a genius architect and a forward-looking sultan – Mimar Sinan and Suleyman the Magnificent. It inspires with its simplicity, peacefulness and serenity. The fourth imperial mosque built in Istanbul. Not the largest of the Ottoman mosques, but certainly the grandest. The Suleymaniye Mosque is a miracle worth seeing with guided Istanbul tours.

Perched on one of the seven hills of Istanbul and dominating the Golden Horn; the Suleymaniye Mosque provides an amazing view of the entire city and becomes a favourite mosque guided istanbul tours.

The Suleymaniye Mosque was built between 1550 and 1557 by the most famous and talented of all imperial architects, Mimar Sinan. In its shape it is reminiscent of Hagia Sophia, that being an inspiration fo

Grand Bazaar

Daily Tours Istanbul – The first shopping mall of the world!?

That’s true. The Grand Bazaar is the first mall of the world. It is also like a living museum. Why a museum?! And why living?! Well, we can call it a museum because of its great 557 years of history. Not only that but all the visitors as well going to the Bazaar every day and all the shops that sell modern and traditional things. And that’s what makes it living – all its visitors. All these people, locals or tourists, all with their stories and worries. All of them looking for something – a specific herb or simply time spent great. The Grand Bazaar is the ideal place for shopping lovers and positive-emotion seekers. The Grand Bazaar is the perfect jewel for Istanbul. Make sure you join daily tours Istanbul or Istanbul old city tours. There your guide Ensar will teach you the not-so-easy job of bargaining istanbul guided private tours.

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Hippodrome

Istanbul old city tours – Sporting and social centre of two empires

In the square, in front of the Blue Mosque and on your Istanbul old city tours, one of the most famous areas in Byzantine Constantinople can be found, the Hippodrome. The ancient Hippodrome was originally a gathering place, sports area and the scene of chariot races. This is also the place that you have to visit in your private tours Istanbul.

The Hippodrome was the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400.

The scene of countless political dramas during the long life of the city; the rival chariot teams of ‘Greens’ and ‘Blues’ had separate sectarian connections. Support for a team was akin to membership of a political party. And also a team victory had great effects on policy. A Byzantine emperor might lose his throne as the result of a post-match riot. You surely can’t see the Hippodrome if you don’t join Istanbul old

Spice Bazaar

Spice up your life!

Looking for a nice place to do some shopping in Istanbul and you’d rather visit it with local guide Istanbul private tours?! Or you might be looking for a colourful location in Istanbul?! The Spice Bazaar – a world of spices and smells is where you can enjoy these both. Misir Carsisi, the Spice Bazaar, is the second largest covered market after the Grand Bazaar. It has been a must-see destination in Istanbul for centuries. As such, it is included in daily tour Istanbul daily tour istanbul.

Yeni Camii complex

The Spice Bazaar was constructed in the 1660s as part of the Yeni Camii complex. It was built to provide rent for the upkeep of the nearby mosque, the Yeni Camii. It is located in Eminonu and began to be built during the time of Sultan Mehmet III. Sultan Mehmet IV’s mother, Hatice Turhan, ordered architect Mustafa Aga to complete the Spice Bazaar, which he achieved by 1663. The historic

Ortakoy

Ortakoy, the ‘middle village’ that housed different religions and nations

Daily tour Istanbul – Ortakoy (Middle Village) is just like its name. It was in the middle of all different religions and nations – Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox and other Christian ranking. Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews all lived there nicely and in harmony.

Nowadays it’s like a night-out place where you can find nice places with reasonable prices. For the daytime it is nice to have a Turkish coffee on one of the rooftop cafes with the breeze from the Bosphorus. Night time it is the place of baked potatoes, nice beer and a tequila shot in Raina – famous night club. So, whether you have your private tour of Istanbul daytime or in the evening, Ortakoy is always a nice stop to have. It might not be in tours Istanbul but you can always ask for Ortakoy istanbul old city tours.

Neo-Baroque style Ortakoy Mosque –

Istanbul Modern

Where beauty is born

Private tours and daily Istanbul tours will help you see Istanbul in a different light. Istanbul is not only history. It is also one of the most fertile places for artists. With its beautiful atmosphere, artists are able to create many things to express themselves. One of the places where you can see them inventing is Istanbul Modern – a big building.

The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is Turkey’s first private museum to organise modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square metre site on the shores of the Bosphorus. The number of private museums in Turkey has increased to 177 museums and they are all under the inspection of the Culture and Tourism Ministry daily istanbul tours.

Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision

Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contempora