You can visit many mosques and palaces, but you still don't understand Istanbul. A big trip around the "New Rome" will reveal the city to you through the prism of culture, traditions and customs. I will show you an old castle with a lighthouse, Belgrade forest and the best views of the city, as well as share amazing stories from past centuries. Individual excursion for 1-3 people Duration 8 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 3 reviews € 268 € 188 per excursion Price for 1-3 people, regardless of the number of participants 30%Discount when ordering before March 31
What awaits you
New center Your journey will begin with exploring modern Istanbul. We will go to the famous elite area of Yenikey - the new part of the city. Here you will have breakfast in a café of national cuisine, admiring the sea and the graceful suspension bridge of Sultan Mehmed Fatih from the veranda. After the meal, we will take a promenade along the long promenade and talk about the Bosphorus: how it was formed, what its name means in Greek and how the locals relate to it
Lighthouse and castle Then you will see the famous castle with the "Rumeli Fener" lighthouse. I will tell the history of its origin and explain how the legend of the Argonauts is connected with this place, as well as show the old houses in the village near the fishing harbor and reveal the peculiarities of Turkish life. Before heading further, we will have a delicious Turkish tea or coffee in a modest but cozy restaurant with another beautiful view of the strait
Belgrade forest Our next stop is the Belgrade Forest. You will hear about the construction and significance of the Valens aqueduct, learn how the Istanbul forest is connected with the Serbs and who needed to set it on fire in the 19th century. After a walk between the reservoirs and springs, you will have dinner in a wonderful fish restaurant, where you can also taste local wines
Dizzying panorama The last point will become the icing on the cake: we will go up to the observation deck of the Sapphire shopping center, from where, from a bird's eye view, Istanbul will appear at a glance. You will see the main attractions and take vivid pictures, and finally taste the famous Turkish ice cream and, recharged with new emotions, go back.
- The excursion for you will be led by me or another guide from our team
- We have no time limits, we will move at a calm pace
- Meals in the cafe and visiting the observation deck are paid separately
- If you wish, during the tour, I can take a photo of you on camera (no extra charge). I will send pictures within 1-2 days.
Tour starts at your hotel in Istanbul. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.