DAILY TOUR PROGRAMS IN ISTANBUL
May 24, 2001 / Thursday - ISTANBUL HERITAGE
Today we are starting with the European style Dolmabahçe Palace which is full of gold, crystals,
the silk carpets and was built in the 19th century. It is where the Great Founder of Turkish
Republic Atatürk died in 1938. And after, visit spectacular Topkapi Palace and Harem. Built on
one of the seven hills of Istanbul, these huge complex command views of the Sea of Marmara,
the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. It was the seat of Government for the Ottoman Empire for
many centuries (1453-1852) and we will see the extravagant Treasury, the priceless Chinese
Porcelain and the Imperial Terrace with the best panoramic site of the city. After lunch, heading
to the Süleymaniye Mosque of 16th century is a real masterpiece built by Sinan the Great the
most important architecture of our history, which is dedicated in the name of Süleyman the
Magnificent. Finally we are driving to the old city to have a visit to the aromatic Spice Bazaar,
where the smells of cinnamon, cloves and thyme, rise from hundreds of colorful muslin bags at
every store -front
Tour Price Per Person: 60. - USD
IN ALL DAILY TOURS
* Lunch at a local restaurant included water.
* Restaurant tips.
* Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
* Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
*Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group
* Beverages, alcoholic and hot drinks in the lunch.
* Personal Expenses
*Customary tips to your guide and to your driver.