Dozens of Ferries, hundreds of merchandise ships and thousands of fishermen, these are the postcards offered by the wonderful Bosporus. Don’t miss the opportunity to navigate the beauty of the Bosphorus Strait and see two continents in a single trip of just a couple of hours. The busy waters of the Bosphorus not only connect the two sectors of the city (European and Asian) but also the Mediterranean Sea with the Black Sea, one of the world’s busiest sea routes.
Considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world, this jewel of Byzantine architecture built in 360 AD, first as an Orthodox Christian cathedral, then in the times of the Crusades was a cathedral of the Latin Catholic Church, later converted in a mosque and finally in 1931 opened as a museum. A site as steeped in history and with monumental architecture.
A visit to Istanbul would never be complete if you didn’t try the fine art of haggling at least once in one of the nearly 4,000 shops in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Here you can get practically anything, from species and fresh products, to decoration items, souvenirs and even gold bars, it is that if it is not for sale in the grand bazaar what you are looking for, it may not exist! Don’t miss out on a tour that will take you for a walk through its corridors and will tell you the secrets and history of this iconic Turkish bazaar.
Cruise the beautiful waters off the coast of Istanbul and enjoy some of the most beautiful and peaceful spots in Turkey – the majestic Prince Islands. You can get there easily by ferry, from Istanbul, on one of the tours on your own. Once there you will be able to explore its streets on board a horse-drawn carriage, riding a bicycle or simply on foot, enjoying its magnificent Mediterranean landscapes.
Dare to cross the Asian side of Istanbul and visit the beautiful Maiden Tower, a place that seems to come out of one of the tales of the thousand and one nights. This tower located on an islet 200 meters from the Asian coast of the city, gives us one of the best views of the Bosphorus and all of Istanbul. A site with a history as wonderful as its architecture, which will undoubtedly amaze you!
See Islamic calligraphy, Turkish tiles, and rugs dating back to ancient times in this one of the best museums in the ancient city of sultans. Located in the ancient palace of Ibrahim Paşa, this museum exhibits some 40,000 pieces that span a chronology from the Umayyad caliphate to the present day. Here you will also see an ethnographic exhibition dedicated to the different Turkish peoples and ethnic groups, especially highlighting the part dedicated to nomadic tribes.