After having breakfast we pick you up to Hippodromme,center of sporting (chariots races,athletics)events and political activities of the old city.
Next your gude will take you to outer cortyards of classic Blue Mosque, so-called for the shimmering blue tiles that line its interior. Flanked by symmetrical soaring minarets. We are not entering to the interier of mosque,from outside we give you detail knowlade of this stracture. It is one of the defining elements of the Istanbul skyline. This classic of Ottoman architectural design was constructed under the patronage of Sultan Ahmet I, from 1609-1616.we see Hagia Sophia from outside ahain tell you its stories and architectural importance of Byzantin arts.Hagia Sophia the "Church of Divine Wisdom." Completed under the Emperor Justinian in AD 537, the magnificent dome of the Hagia Sophia was once the pre-eminent architectural wonder of the Byzantine world. The massive building was a Christian church for almost a thousand years, until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, when Mehmet the Conqueror claimed it for Islam. The building served as a mosque until 1934, when the revolutionary leader and founder of the Republic, Kemal Atatürk, proclaimed it as a museum. This impressive structure has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.After the lunch break the tour will comtinue with the visit to the Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market that is the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewelry, and carpets. The tour will end with the walking tour of Galata district. It was under control of Italians befor Ottomans.1 9' th centry ıt became hub of finance and trade.Famous bankers with their offices lived here,British influences with Ausria and Germans build and established their companıes, Four years of occupation after the WW1 ,British they built their headquarter here.We see allthese buildings from outside.Than we will take you to your hotel.
After having breakfast at the hotel your walking tour begins with a visit of Taksim Square. We have an Old Tram for a ride down Istiklal Street to the heart of Art Nouveau Istanbul. Istanbul has many Art Nouveau buildings; several were designed by the Italian architect Raimondo Tommasso d'Aronco, the chief palace architect for the last Ottoman sultan, Abudulhamid II, who ruled from 1876 to 1909. D'Aronco drew heavily Ottoman and Islamic architecture and art, reinterpreting them through the lens of the then-popular European Art Nouveau movement and its organic, floral forms. The results can be seen in the many beautiful palaces and grand private homes he designed for Istanbul's government and its elite citizens. we take the private boat for our Bosporus cruise. You can look north to the “European” district of Galata, or east to the Asiatic side of the Bosporus and the Maiden’s Tower,the Golden Horn could be see here.The most impressive sights are along the southern shores of the Bosphorus, nearest to the city: Topkapı Palace, the mid-Bosphorus Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi), the Selimiye Barracks (where Florence Nightingale worked), Dolmabahçe Palace, Çirağan Palace, the chic art-boutique-and-café scene in the village of Ortaköy, the pretty Ottoman baroque Mecidiye Mosque, and the Bosphorus Bridge. Our private boat will take us to the Asian shores of the Bosporus in Kadikoy, where we’ll tour its market abd enjoy an included lunch. We’ll enjoy a walk around the Asian side of Istanbul, one of Istanbul’s most stylish areas.Our boat will take us again to the European side to spand some time at spice market. Than we the Asian shores of the Bosporus in Kadikoy, where we’ll tour its market and enjoy an included lunch. We’ll enjoy a walk around the Asian side of Istanbul, one of Istanbul’s most stylish areas.Our boat will take us again to the European side to spand some time at spice market. Than we return to your hotel.return to your hotel.