Tired of the typical sightseeing tours in Istanbul? Wishing to explore the real vibe of the city? We’ve got you covered! Our Extraordinary Istanbul Tour invites you to stroll around charming neighbourhoods, explore the locals’ lifestyle, and visit important spots that remain unspoiled from the crowds. Better still, expect to enjoy a Bosphorus cruise, and get stunning views over the city. This full day tour is ideal for all, and ensures a day full of joy, interesting information, and cool moments.
This amazing city exploration begins in the morning. The meeting point is at Taksim Square, which is a central location, convenient for all. A professional tour guide will accompany you during this excursion, to provide key information about the places of interest, and assistance with everything you might need. The first area to visit is Cihagir, where you will have the chance to enjoy a tasty breakfast.
The schedule includes a stop at Karaköy, which is a bustling, hipster area. It is particularly famous for the nightlife, and restaurants that has. When there, expect to taste a mouth-watering baklava, at one of the most famous baklava producers in the country. If you wish, you may purchase baklava to take back home.
The next stop of the day is about to take place at Kadikoy, which is located in the Asian side of the city. To do so, you will enjoy a nice 20-minute ferry trip. This lovely area is mainly preferred by expats, as it is quiet, and away from the busy atmosphere of the city centre. After exploring Kadikoy, you will visit a traditional kebab house, and get to taste this famous dish.
A great highlight of this tour is the Bosporus cruise. In fact, Bosporus divides two continents, Europe, and Asia. In this way, this cruise is a real experience you don’t want to miss. Apart from the fun part, during the 2-hour cruise, you can enjoy an alternative sightseeing over the two sides of the city. Get your cameras ready, and snap some incredible photos of some famous sites.
The next part of the tour takes you to Balat, Istanbul’s Jewish district. There, you can spot some synagogues, and admire the Jewish architecture. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is another site to visit during the day. In the afternoon, a much-needed Turkish Bath is included in your tour. Get ready to experience the ultimate relaxation, and unfold one of the most interesting aspects of the Ottoman period. Return to Taksim is scheduled in the afternoon, where you will explore Istiklal Street before the end of the tour.
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Join an alternative city exploration when in Istanbul, and unfold the charm and importance of less crowded areas. This full day tour is a perfect option for people of all ages, who wish to get the real vibes of the city. Explore some interesting locations, enjoy a 2-hour Bosporus cruise, experience the Turkish bath, and get to taste some delicious recipes. Want to know more?
Meeting point : This amazing city exploration begins from Taksim Square. There, a professional tour guide will be waiting for you. Taksim is a central, convenient location that you can reach easily irrespective of where your hotel is.
Karaköy: After having a delicious breakfast at Cihangir, you will visit the area of Karaköy. This part of the city is famous for having some really cool restaurants, bars, and cafeterias. It is characterised as a hipster area, and is popular among youngsters. At Karaköy you will visit a baklava shop, owned by one of the most famous baklava producers in the country. Expect to taste this mouth-watering dessert, and understand why Turkish baklava is so famous. If you wish, you may purchase some baklava.
Kadikoy: After a 20-minute ferry trip, you will arrive to the Asian side of Istanbul. Kadikoy is a lovely, quiet area that is mostly chosen by expats. Your guide will let you know some interesting information about the area. After that, expect to visit a typical kebab restaurant, and get to taste this delicious comfort food.
Bosporus Cruise: The Bosporus Cruise is one of the things one must do when in Istanbul, and this tour is going to give you this opportunity. For two hours you will sail between two continents, Asia, and Europe. Along the two coasts, you will spot some beautiful mansions, and enjoy views over some important sites. Get your camera ready, as this cruise is a special and unique experience.
Jewish District and Orthodox Patriarchate: Our Circle Istanbul Tour takes you, also, to the Jewish District. There, you can see the Jewish influence on architecture. In addition, you will visit the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, and receive some interesting information about it.
Turkish bath: During the day, you will have the chance to experience from first hand the infamous Turkish bath. This ultra-revitalizing experience is about to immerse you into the Ottoman bathing rituals.
Istiklal Street: The last stop of the tour takes you to Istiklal Street, a famous shopping area close to Taksim Square. The excursion finishes in the afternoon, at the point from where it started.