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Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Enjoy magical views of Istanbul from the Bosphorus on this dinner cruise. Sail on a yacht and watch a show with traditional Turkish folk dancing. Enjoy dinner and drinks while seeing sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.  Choose from a cruise with hotel pickup and drop-off from Istanbul via an air-conditioned van or meet directly at the port. Enjoy drinks like Turkish coffee, tea, unlimited soft drinks, and unlimited alcoholic drinks (depending on option selected). Pick between a standard meal or a VIP option. Savor an appetizer plate with options like a seasonal salad or hot starters. Choose a main course like mixed grilled meat, seasonal fish, or a vegetarian menu. Finish your meal with a sweet dessert.  Dine on your tasty food while watching live entertainment like Turkish folk dancing, Latin flamenco dancing, and a DJ. Gaze out the window at the imposing Galata Tower and Maiden's Tower, which has stood since the medieval Byzantine period. Enjoy shows such as live music, Dervishes, Turkish dances, Latin dance, flamenco, Sirtaki, and belly dance in the middle of the Bosphorus. During the tour, you can learn details about the places you're curious about through the mobile audio guide app. On the day of the tour, contact your tour provider to find out more about using the audio guide. Capture pictures of the Baroque Revival architecture of Dolmabahçe Palace and the Ortaköy Mosque. Admire the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges which span the Bosphorus strait. Take in the waterside Ottoman architecture of the Beylerbeyi Palace. Vip Menu Starters: • 10 types of mixed Turkish appetizers and mixed seafood appetizers • Hot Starters: (2 types of hot starter) • Vegetable pie (hot starter) • Fish pastry (Hot starter) • Fish meatballs (Hot starter) • Shrimp Stew (Hot starter) Main Dishes: (1 type of main course) • Mixed grill plate (meatballs, Turkish doner, sautéed meat (Et Sote), chicken) • Veal Entrecote • Vegetarian vegetable casserole • Seasonal seafood grill • Italian pasta types • Salad Desert and Fruit: • Mixed Special Turkish desert and fruit • Unlimited local and non-alcoholic beverages

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

The Bosphorus night tour with dinner and "Turkish Night Show" is a luxurious and entertaining way to experience Istanbul's beauty and culture. This tour combines a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus Strait with a delicious dinner and a vibrant cultural performance. The tour typically starts from the pier where the boat awaits. You'll board a comfortable and modern vessel equipped with indoor and outdoor seating areas, as well as a bar serving refreshing drinks and snacks. As the boat sets sail, you'll be treated to a stunning view of Istanbul's iconic landmarks, such as the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, and Maiden's Tower, all illuminated by the city lights. You'll also see the European and Asian sides of the city, which are divided by the Bosphorus Strait. The highlight of this tour is the delicious dinner that will be served on board, featuring a variety of Turkish specialties. The dinner is accompanied by a selection of local wines and soft drinks, creating a true feast for your senses. After dinner, you'll be entertained by a "Turkish Night Show", featuring traditional music, dance, and costume performances. The show includes belly dancers, folk dancers, cultural dances and live music, all of which showcase the vibrant and colorful culture of Turkey. You'll be invited to join in the fun and dance along to the music, creating a memorable and interactive experience. The tour usually lasts for around three hours, and once it's over. The Bosphorus night tour with dinner and "Turkish Night Show" is a fantastic way to experience Istanbul's beauty, culture, and cuisine all in one unforgettable evening. It's perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends who want to enjoy a special night out in Istanbul. ~ MENU ~ • TURKISH STARTER PLATE Spicy Paste, Fava, Muhammara, American Salad, Feta Chese, Cheddar Cheese, Haydari, Tomato, Cucumber • GREENS SALAD • PAÇANGA PASTRY • MAIN COURSE Grilled Meatballs, Spicy Chicken Skewers, Baked Seasonal Fish (Vegetarian Menu: Grilled Vegetables with Rice or Pasta) • TURKISH DESERT OR FRUITE PLATE • UNLIMITED LOCAL ALCOHOLIC & SOFT DRINKS Beer, Raki, Vodka, Red and White Wine, Gin and Soft Drinks NOTE: Imported alcoholic drinks are extra charged. There are 50 kinds of imported alcoholic beverages on board.

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Discover the wonders inside the Topkapi Palace and the Harem Museum in Istanbul with skip-the-line entry tickets and your own personal smartphone app audio guide. Avoid the long ticket lines with skip-the-line privileges and a host that will lead you inside. After meeting your host, receive your entry ticket and seamlessly enter inside the Topkapi Palace. As you enter, launch your audio guide on your smartphone to enrich your visit (download instructions received after booking). Immerse yourself in the ancient Ottoman Empire as you walk through the museum gates and gardens. Stroll through centuries of the Ottoman Empire's history while seeing the museum's centuries-old art and architecture up close. Venture back to the Ottoman Empire through historical artwork and architecture. Visit the palace's timeless collections, the Harem ant at your own pace and get a closer look at astonishing royal jewelry and holy religious relics. Learn about the lives of sultans and queens through your audio guide. Before the end of your visit, enjoy sweeping views of the city and Bosphorus from the palace.

Istanbul: Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & Audio Guide

Istanbul: Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & Audio Guide

Witness the magnificent views of the Bosphorus during daytime or sunset in Istanbul, depending on the timing you choose on this trip. Explore the city’s historical and cultural richness with a mobile audio guide, stay refreshed with soft drinks and snacks, and opt to include dinner and/or alcoholic drinks for a more luxurious experience. Head to the meeting point to board your mega yacht for the tour. Once aboard, set-off along the Bosphorus Strait and discover historical buildings and famous neighborhoods on both sides of Istanbul, taking in spectacular views from the water. Throughout the tour, receive information about Istanbul's historical, cultural, and traditional aspects from a mobile audio guide. Nibble on snacks and sip on an included soft drink, tea, or coffee as you pass by the city’s sights. During the tour, see famous landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, Oratory Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge, Anadolu Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Maiden's Tower. If you select a dinner/lunch upgrade, round-off your cruise experience with a tasty meal to accompany your unlimited soft drinks, tea, and coffee. For full luxury, choose the dinner and alcoholic drinks option to relax and unwind as you take in Istanbul’s sights and savor your dinner. Dinner and lunch menu: Hors D’oeuvres: • Tulips, broccoli tatar mit, American salad, haydari on cucumber, feta cheese, tomato, barren, and leaf wrap Hot Starters: • Vegetable spring rolls Main Dishes: • Chicken shish, grilled meat balls, rice, grilled tomatoes with pepper, or fish (Seamea) with arugula, lemon, and onion

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Fast-Track Entry w/ Audio Guide

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Fast-Track Entry w/ Audio Guide

Explore the striking Basilica Cistern during your visit to Istanbul. Journey beneath the earth's surface and admire the distinctive architecture while listening to an audio guide that will give you insights into the history of this place. Journey back in time and discover the ancient Byzantine Empire. Make your way down the stairs and discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul. Wander through the ancient structure and admire the architecture and ornamentation including Medusa heads from Greek mythology. As you listen to the audio guide, learn more about the Basilica Cistern's fascinating history. Stay inside for as long as you want and take some great photos of one of the top attractions in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Small-Group Sunset or Day Yacht Cruise with Snacks

Istanbul: Small-Group Sunset or Day Yacht Cruise with Snacks

Welcome aboard our yacht! We are embarking on a two-hour sunset or daytime small group (16 people) yacht cruise along the Bosphorus, where you will experience Istanbul from a completely different perspective. Istanbul is a city situated across two continents, with the Bosphorus Strait serving as a defining feature. This strait is one of the main attractions, and no visit to Istanbul is complete without a boat trip along its waters. From the deck of our snow white yacht, you will have the opportunity to behold nearly all of Istanbul's major landmarks: Dolmabahce Palace, Topkapi and Chiragan Palaces, Sultan Suleiman Mosque, the city's main bridge—the Bosphorus Bridge—and, of course, the famous Maiden Tower. We are delighted to accommodate your group of up to 16 people on our 20 metres yacht. Prepare to immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences and savor the unique views of Istanbul that unfold before you along the Bosphorus. Onboard our yacht, not only will you enjoy the stunning sights of Istanbul, but we also have a treat in store for you. As you take in the beauty of the Bosphorus, our attentive staff will serve you with light snacks and seasonal fruits. Indulge in a delectable selection of appetizers as you cruise along, complemented by the freshest fruits of the season.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Join a small group guided tour through Istanbul's rich history and iconic landmarks. Benefit from all included priority admission tickets to visit the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque efficiently. Begin your adventure in the vibrant Sultanahmet neighborhood, where you'll meet your expert guide at a convenient meeting point. First stop is the renowned Blue Mosque, adorned with its mesmerizing blue tiles. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmet, this imperial Ottoman Mosque is a true marvel of architecture. Delve into its storied past as your guide leads you through a comprehensive tour, immersing you in its evocative ambiance. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views of modern Istanbul from the mosque's courtyard before wandering through the historic streets. Explore the Hippodrome, once the bustling social and political hub of the city, and unravel the significance of its iconic obelisks. Next, journey to the Hagia Sophia with pre-reserved tickets in hand. Discover the fascinating transition of this site from Greek Orthodox cathedral to mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Marvel at the seamless blend of mosque and church architecture, adorned with magnificent domes, minarets, and intricate mosaics. Your exploration continues as you delve into the secrets of the Hagia Sophia, learning about its intricate İznik tiles, remarkable Virgin Mary mosaic, and the intriguing tradition of burying sultans in its courtyard. Concluding in Sultanahmet Square, our tour leaves you equipped with ample knowledge and insights to navigate the enchanting streets of Istanbul independently. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of this historic city.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

Hop on a sightseeing cruise to tour the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. Get a fresh look at Istanbul on this boat tour with an audio guide to tell you all the top tales as you glide by Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and Galata Tower. Sail as far south to see the Bosphorus Bridge. Meet your host on the other side of Hagia Sophia and walk down to the pier behind the grand mosque. Jump on board to discover the Golden Horn, considered to be the world’s largest natural harbor. Sail through the magnificent Bosphorus strait forming the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. On your way, come across cultural and historical emblems of Istanbul like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and Galata Tower. Learn about the city’s rich heritage with an audio guide. Admire the Bosphorus coastline on the European side from the cruise, and see a string of villages, each with its own individual character and attractions. Glide past Dolmabahçe Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, and the Bosphorus Bridge, among others. Be sure to keep an eye out for ancient castles, famous parks, and spectacular seaside residences from different centuries. Capture stunning pictures of the vibrant city of Istanbul along the water on this scenic cruise.

Istanbul: Hodjapasha Whirling Dervishes Show & Exhibition

Istanbul: Hodjapasha Whirling Dervishes Show & Exhibition

Witness the Mevlevi Sema ceremony at the HodjaPasha Culture Center in central Istanbul and see the whirling dances and dervishes. Enjoy complimentary drinks during the show. Step inside a 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath in Sultanahmet-Sirkeci and take your place. Learn more about the Mevlevi Sema from the provided booklet. Marvel at this cultural dance that dates back 800 years. The program begins with a classical Turkish music concert. See the dervishes and sheikh take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following the chant, hear the drum voice as the dervishes perform the seven-part Sema ceremony which represents the birth of humanity. The Sema ends with a Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs, and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country.

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip Ticket Line & AudioGuide App

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip Ticket Line & AudioGuide App

Discover the hidden gem of Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern, a masterpiece of Byzantine engineering, with a skip-the-line entry ticket and digital audio guide. Learn how this underground marvel was designed to sustain Constantinople's water needs, showcasing ancient ingenuity. Wander through its vast, shadowy expanse, lit by soft lights that dance off the water's surface, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere. Take a captivating journey into the depths of history with detailed narratives and historical context from your digital guide. Marvel at the 336 marble columns rising from the depths, each telling a story of civilizations past. Among these, admire the enigmatic Medusa heads whose origins are shrouded in mystery and myth. As you step into a world where history, architecture, and legend, soak in the tranquility of this underground wonder, away from the city's hustle. Let the cool, echoing chambers enthrall you, as you explore one of Istanbul's most unforgettable sights. At night, enjoy musical delights with surprise concerts on select evenings from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Amidst ancient wonders, you might stumble upon a concert, blending the allure of history with the beauty of art in a mesmerizing experience.

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Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

Enjoy magical views of Istanbul from the Bosphorus on this dinner cruise. Sail on a yacht and watch a show with traditional Turkish folk dancing. Enjoy dinner and drinks while seeing sights like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Galata Tower, and the Bosphorus Bridge.  Choose from a cruise with hotel pickup and drop-off from Istanbul via an air-conditioned van or meet directly at the port. Enjoy drinks like Turkish coffee, tea, unlimited soft drinks, and unlimited alcoholic drinks (depending on option selected). Pick between a standard meal or a VIP option. Savor an appetizer plate with options like a seasonal salad or hot starters. Choose a main course like mixed grilled meat, seasonal fish, or a vegetarian menu. Finish your meal with a sweet dessert.  Dine on your tasty food while watching live entertainment like Turkish folk dancing, Latin flamenco dancing, and a DJ. Gaze out the window at the imposing Galata Tower and Maiden's Tower, which has stood since the medieval Byzantine period. Enjoy shows such as live music, Dervishes, Turkish dances, Latin dance, flamenco, Sirtaki, and belly dance in the middle of the Bosphorus. During the tour, you can learn details about the places you're curious about through the mobile audio guide app. On the day of the tour, contact your tour provider to find out more about using the audio guide. Capture pictures of the Baroque Revival architecture of Dolmabahçe Palace and the Ortaköy Mosque. Admire the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges which span the Bosphorus strait. Take in the waterside Ottoman architecture of the Beylerbeyi Palace. Vip Menu Starters: • 10 types of mixed Turkish appetizers and mixed seafood appetizers • Hot Starters: (2 types of hot starter) • Vegetable pie (hot starter) • Fish pastry (Hot starter) • Fish meatballs (Hot starter) • Shrimp Stew (Hot starter) Main Dishes: (1 type of main course) • Mixed grill plate (meatballs, Turkish doner, sautéed meat (Et Sote), chicken) • Veal Entrecote • Vegetarian vegetable casserole • Seasonal seafood grill • Italian pasta types • Salad Desert and Fruit: • Mixed Special Turkish desert and fruit • Unlimited local and non-alcoholic beverages

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Night Show

The Bosphorus night tour with dinner and "Turkish Night Show" is a luxurious and entertaining way to experience Istanbul's beauty and culture. This tour combines a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus Strait with a delicious dinner and a vibrant cultural performance. The tour typically starts from the pier where the boat awaits. You'll board a comfortable and modern vessel equipped with indoor and outdoor seating areas, as well as a bar serving refreshing drinks and snacks. As the boat sets sail, you'll be treated to a stunning view of Istanbul's iconic landmarks, such as the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, and Maiden's Tower, all illuminated by the city lights. You'll also see the European and Asian sides of the city, which are divided by the Bosphorus Strait. The highlight of this tour is the delicious dinner that will be served on board, featuring a variety of Turkish specialties. The dinner is accompanied by a selection of local wines and soft drinks, creating a true feast for your senses. After dinner, you'll be entertained by a "Turkish Night Show", featuring traditional music, dance, and costume performances. The show includes belly dancers, folk dancers, cultural dances and live music, all of which showcase the vibrant and colorful culture of Turkey. You'll be invited to join in the fun and dance along to the music, creating a memorable and interactive experience. The tour usually lasts for around three hours, and once it's over. The Bosphorus night tour with dinner and "Turkish Night Show" is a fantastic way to experience Istanbul's beauty, culture, and cuisine all in one unforgettable evening. It's perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends who want to enjoy a special night out in Istanbul. ~ MENU ~ • TURKISH STARTER PLATE Spicy Paste, Fava, Muhammara, American Salad, Feta Chese, Cheddar Cheese, Haydari, Tomato, Cucumber • GREENS SALAD • PAÇANGA PASTRY • MAIN COURSE Grilled Meatballs, Spicy Chicken Skewers, Baked Seasonal Fish (Vegetarian Menu: Grilled Vegetables with Rice or Pasta) • TURKISH DESERT OR FRUITE PLATE • UNLIMITED LOCAL ALCOHOLIC & SOFT DRINKS Beer, Raki, Vodka, Red and White Wine, Gin and Soft Drinks NOTE: Imported alcoholic drinks are extra charged. There are 50 kinds of imported alcoholic beverages on board.

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum Ticket & Audio Guide

Discover the wonders inside the Topkapi Palace and the Harem Museum in Istanbul with skip-the-line entry tickets and your own personal smartphone app audio guide. Avoid the long ticket lines with skip-the-line privileges and a host that will lead you inside. After meeting your host, receive your entry ticket and seamlessly enter inside the Topkapi Palace. As you enter, launch your audio guide on your smartphone to enrich your visit (download instructions received after booking). Immerse yourself in the ancient Ottoman Empire as you walk through the museum gates and gardens. Stroll through centuries of the Ottoman Empire's history while seeing the museum's centuries-old art and architecture up close. Venture back to the Ottoman Empire through historical artwork and architecture. Visit the palace's timeless collections, the Harem ant at your own pace and get a closer look at astonishing royal jewelry and holy religious relics. Learn about the lives of sultans and queens through your audio guide. Before the end of your visit, enjoy sweeping views of the city and Bosphorus from the palace.

Istanbul: Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & Audio Guide

Istanbul: Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise & Audio Guide

Witness the magnificent views of the Bosphorus during daytime or sunset in Istanbul, depending on the timing you choose on this trip. Explore the city’s historical and cultural richness with a mobile audio guide, stay refreshed with soft drinks and snacks, and opt to include dinner and/or alcoholic drinks for a more luxurious experience. Head to the meeting point to board your mega yacht for the tour. Once aboard, set-off along the Bosphorus Strait and discover historical buildings and famous neighborhoods on both sides of Istanbul, taking in spectacular views from the water. Throughout the tour, receive information about Istanbul's historical, cultural, and traditional aspects from a mobile audio guide. Nibble on snacks and sip on an included soft drink, tea, or coffee as you pass by the city’s sights. During the tour, see famous landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, Oratory Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge, Anadolu Fortress, Küçüksu Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, and Maiden's Tower. If you select a dinner/lunch upgrade, round-off your cruise experience with a tasty meal to accompany your unlimited soft drinks, tea, and coffee. For full luxury, choose the dinner and alcoholic drinks option to relax and unwind as you take in Istanbul’s sights and savor your dinner. Dinner and lunch menu: Hors D’oeuvres: • Tulips, broccoli tatar mit, American salad, haydari on cucumber, feta cheese, tomato, barren, and leaf wrap Hot Starters: • Vegetable spring rolls Main Dishes: • Chicken shish, grilled meat balls, rice, grilled tomatoes with pepper, or fish (Seamea) with arugula, lemon, and onion

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Fast-Track Entry w/ Audio Guide

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Fast-Track Entry w/ Audio Guide

Explore the striking Basilica Cistern during your visit to Istanbul. Journey beneath the earth's surface and admire the distinctive architecture while listening to an audio guide that will give you insights into the history of this place. Journey back in time and discover the ancient Byzantine Empire. Make your way down the stairs and discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul. Wander through the ancient structure and admire the architecture and ornamentation including Medusa heads from Greek mythology. As you listen to the audio guide, learn more about the Basilica Cistern's fascinating history. Stay inside for as long as you want and take some great photos of one of the top attractions in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Small-Group Sunset or Day Yacht Cruise with Snacks

Istanbul: Small-Group Sunset or Day Yacht Cruise with Snacks

Welcome aboard our yacht! We are embarking on a two-hour sunset or daytime small group (16 people) yacht cruise along the Bosphorus, where you will experience Istanbul from a completely different perspective. Istanbul is a city situated across two continents, with the Bosphorus Strait serving as a defining feature. This strait is one of the main attractions, and no visit to Istanbul is complete without a boat trip along its waters. From the deck of our snow white yacht, you will have the opportunity to behold nearly all of Istanbul's major landmarks: Dolmabahce Palace, Topkapi and Chiragan Palaces, Sultan Suleiman Mosque, the city's main bridge—the Bosphorus Bridge—and, of course, the famous Maiden Tower. We are delighted to accommodate your group of up to 16 people on our 20 metres yacht. Prepare to immerse yourself in unforgettable experiences and savor the unique views of Istanbul that unfold before you along the Bosphorus. Onboard our yacht, not only will you enjoy the stunning sights of Istanbul, but we also have a treat in store for you. As you take in the beauty of the Bosphorus, our attentive staff will serve you with light snacks and seasonal fruits. Indulge in a delectable selection of appetizers as you cruise along, complemented by the freshest fruits of the season.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Join a small group guided tour through Istanbul's rich history and iconic landmarks. Benefit from all included priority admission tickets to visit the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque efficiently. Begin your adventure in the vibrant Sultanahmet neighborhood, where you'll meet your expert guide at a convenient meeting point. First stop is the renowned Blue Mosque, adorned with its mesmerizing blue tiles. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmet, this imperial Ottoman Mosque is a true marvel of architecture. Delve into its storied past as your guide leads you through a comprehensive tour, immersing you in its evocative ambiance. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views of modern Istanbul from the mosque's courtyard before wandering through the historic streets. Explore the Hippodrome, once the bustling social and political hub of the city, and unravel the significance of its iconic obelisks. Next, journey to the Hagia Sophia with pre-reserved tickets in hand. Discover the fascinating transition of this site from Greek Orthodox cathedral to mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Marvel at the seamless blend of mosque and church architecture, adorned with magnificent domes, minarets, and intricate mosaics. Your exploration continues as you delve into the secrets of the Hagia Sophia, learning about its intricate İznik tiles, remarkable Virgin Mary mosaic, and the intriguing tradition of burying sultans in its courtyard. Concluding in Sultanahmet Square, our tour leaves you equipped with ample knowledge and insights to navigate the enchanting streets of Istanbul independently. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of this historic city.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise w/Audio Guide and Sunset Option

Hop on a sightseeing cruise to tour the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus. Get a fresh look at Istanbul on this boat tour with an audio guide to tell you all the top tales as you glide by Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and Galata Tower. Sail as far south to see the Bosphorus Bridge. Meet your host on the other side of Hagia Sophia and walk down to the pier behind the grand mosque. Jump on board to discover the Golden Horn, considered to be the world’s largest natural harbor. Sail through the magnificent Bosphorus strait forming the continental boundary between Asia and Europe. On your way, come across cultural and historical emblems of Istanbul like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and Galata Tower. Learn about the city’s rich heritage with an audio guide. Admire the Bosphorus coastline on the European side from the cruise, and see a string of villages, each with its own individual character and attractions. Glide past Dolmabahçe Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, and the Bosphorus Bridge, among others. Be sure to keep an eye out for ancient castles, famous parks, and spectacular seaside residences from different centuries. Capture stunning pictures of the vibrant city of Istanbul along the water on this scenic cruise.

Istanbul: Hodjapasha Whirling Dervishes Show & Exhibition

Istanbul: Hodjapasha Whirling Dervishes Show & Exhibition

Witness the Mevlevi Sema ceremony at the HodjaPasha Culture Center in central Istanbul and see the whirling dances and dervishes. Enjoy complimentary drinks during the show. Step inside a 550-year-old Ottoman Turkish bath in Sultanahmet-Sirkeci and take your place. Learn more about the Mevlevi Sema from the provided booklet. Marvel at this cultural dance that dates back 800 years. The program begins with a classical Turkish music concert. See the dervishes and sheikh take their place and praise the Prophet Mohammed. Following the chant, hear the drum voice as the dervishes perform the seven-part Sema ceremony which represents the birth of humanity. The Sema ends with a Fâtiha for the souls of all prophets, martyrs, and believers, and a prayer for the salvation of the country.

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip Ticket Line & AudioGuide App

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip Ticket Line & AudioGuide App

Discover the hidden gem of Istanbul, the Basilica Cistern, a masterpiece of Byzantine engineering, with a skip-the-line entry ticket and digital audio guide. Learn how this underground marvel was designed to sustain Constantinople's water needs, showcasing ancient ingenuity. Wander through its vast, shadowy expanse, lit by soft lights that dance off the water's surface, creating a mesmerizing atmosphere. Take a captivating journey into the depths of history with detailed narratives and historical context from your digital guide. Marvel at the 336 marble columns rising from the depths, each telling a story of civilizations past. Among these, admire the enigmatic Medusa heads whose origins are shrouded in mystery and myth. As you step into a world where history, architecture, and legend, soak in the tranquility of this underground wonder, away from the city's hustle. Let the cool, echoing chambers enthrall you, as you explore one of Istanbul's most unforgettable sights. At night, enjoy musical delights with surprise concerts on select evenings from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Amidst ancient wonders, you might stumble upon a concert, blending the allure of history with the beauty of art in a mesmerizing experience.

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(4,164 reviews)

It was a wonderful trip. the cruise and the ambiance was excellent. The entry process was very simple. The views from the ship and specifically from the end of the open deck ware fantastic. Food was descent, service was excellent. Mr. Fatih, was serving the food and he was fantastic, very cooperative and giving attention to every table, which was beyond expectation from Turkey point of view. The shows were brilliant. Would rate the and give the overall trip a five star. Recommended and must do.

Nice experience, food was amazing and the workers were doing their best to provide an excellent customer service. There are also dancers, and in the end you get to dance different type of music as well together with other guests. Sulamin was our waiter and he was so good and professional. Highly recommended.

It was an incredible experience the music the artist, the food was very good and the staff was so nice, Sadi our waitress was very attentive and friendly totally recommended

Fabulous trip. Excellent guide and boat crew and snacks. Easy to find at meeting place. Smooth ride even though it was windy. All was perfect. Definitely book this trip!

Suleyma, the waiter who served us, was very kind to us and the activity was very cool.