2. Istanbul: 2 City Walking Tours
Located in an ideal strategic position straddling the Bosporus strait, Istanbul is both the largest city in Turkey and its economic, cultural and historic centre. Uniquely situated in both Europe and Asia, Istanbul’s over 15 million residents have an array of world class historical and cultural sites at their disposal. With the help of our Istanbul guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic capital of Turkey.
Istanbul is renowned for its fascinating mix of architectural styles. From the Roman and Byzantine eras the Basilica Cistern and Hippodrome are outstanding feats of engineering, and the monumental Hagia Sophia has stood the test of time, continuing to wow visitors to this day, while the Süleymaniye Mosque and the Topkapi Palace are amongst the many architectural wonders of the Ottoman Empire. Renaissance Revival, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau buildings seam harmlessly with the ancient and Ottoman styles, contributing to Istanbul’s unique atmosphere. The addition of modern institutions such as Istanbul Modern and the Pera Museum ensure the city continues to move forward while maintaining its world-class heritage.
'The Highlights of Sultanahmet' includes:
The Blue Mosque
Sultan Mehmed III Tomb
Fountain of Ahmed III
'The Pearls of Suleymaniye' includes:
Kirazli Mescit Cami
Mausoleum of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent
Hürrem Sultan Türbesi
Suleymaniye Square Fountain
Büyük Valide Han
Giritli Mustafa Paşa Hanı
Valide Han Iranlilar Mosque
Tomb of Mehmet Zahid Kotku
Cenderecizade Muhittin Celebi Turbesi
Our 5 self guided route's main sights:
Remains of the church of Saint Polyeuctus
Aqueduct of Valens
St. Pierre Han
Nuruosmaniye Mosque ...and many more!