Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour (8 hours):
Start your day with an 8-hour city sightseeing tour by luxury coach, seeing all of Istanbuls top attractions with an expert local guide. Focusing on the Sultanahmet area of this incredible city, your tour visits the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque. Contrast Hagia Sophias fascinating Ottoman-era and Byzantine architecture with the extravagance of the Blue Mosque -- built to rival it. Admire the famous mosques six minarets and interior Iznik wall tiles while your guide tells you tales of the demanding sultan who designed it.
Then head underground inside the Basilica Cistern to discover Istanbuls sunken palace that featured in the James Bond movie From Russia with Love. As you stroll around its magnificent columns, hear of the cisterns colorful history with its numerous renovations over the years.
After a break for lunch at a Sultanahmet restaurant, continue to Topkapi Palace and step back in time to a world when sultans and their harems ruled Istanbul. Explore the palaces ornate Harem and Imperial Treasury, and then head back outside to visit Istanbuls Hippodrome. Hear of the chariot races, polo games, royal celebrations and brutal massacres that took place here, and envisage its former glory on a walk around the grounds. Last stop of the day is at the Grand Bazaar one of the world largest covered markets. Find the best spots to shop in this amazing souk before returning to your Istanbul hotel by coach. Youll have approximately two hours at leisure before your evening experience starts.
Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show (4 hours):
Leave your hotel by luxury coach and head to one of Istanbuls finest restaurants for your evening of traditional Turkish culture and cuisine. Relax over a delicious 4-course dinner with wine, beer or soft drinks, and then sit back to watch a live belly dancing and Anatolian folklore show.
Soak up the atmosphere of the hypnotic Turkish performance and clap along with raucous locals in time to music. After the show, your guide will take you back to your central Istanbul hotel.
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