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  • Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

    1. Full-Day Troy Tour From Istanbul

    Travel back to the days of the Trojan War and such legends of ancient history as Helen of Troy, Achilles, and Homer on a full-day tour of “Truva” (the historic city of Troy). Depart Istanbul early in the morning (06:00-06:30) from convenient meeting points in Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy and Bebek. Hotel pick-ups are available from Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli and Aksaray. Transfer to Ataturk Airport for any last pick-ups from airport area hotels. Then transfer to Troy. Enjoy a buffet breakfast as you cruise through the narrow straits of the Dardanelles.  Upon arrival, lunch will be served at a restaurant with stunning views of the Dardanelles as you dine. At 12.45, depart for Troy, and see the replica of the Trojan Horse from the movie “Troy” at the entrance to the legendary city. Gaze on the remains of city walls that date back more than 3,000 years, and learn ...

    Very informative, wonderful guide, excellent English, the tour was a great time in spite of really unfavorable weather. Highly recommend.

  • Istanbul: 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Strait Boat Cruise

    2. Istanbul: 2.5-Hour Bosphorus Strait Boat Cruise

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in central Istanbul, and then go to Eminonu Pier to embark on a boat trip along the Bosphorus Strait. Explore the sights of the European side of the city for around 1 hour, passing historical monuments such as Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Çırağan Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the fortress of Rumelihisarı, built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the 15th century. Continue to the second bridge to head to the Asian side of Istanbul. Visit Küçüksu Palace, built in the 19th century as a hunting lodge for the Ottoman sultans. Make your way back to the city center, following the Asian coast, and get a look at the Anatolian Fortress (Anadoluhisarı) and Turkey's oldest military school at Kuleli Military High School. Admire the elaborate Beylerbeyi Palace, built as a summer residence for the Ottoman rulers in the1860s, and see the Maiden’s Tower guarding...

  • Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide

    3. Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Local Guide

    Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) was built between 1597 and 1664, also it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You can find exotic aromas and various spices. It contains fruit vegetable, flower and fish shops inside. Rustem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Bosnian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. One of the most famous mosque in Istanbul for her interior design. Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with the great collection of European antiquity. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died there. Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. Bosphorus Bridge, ...

  • Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Tour and Two Continents with Lunch

    4. Istanbul: Bosphorus Boat Tour and Two Continents with Lunch

    After departing your hotel at 10:00 AM, head to the Rustem Pasha Mosque. Mimar Sinan built this mosque in 1560 for Rüstem Pasha, the son-in-law and the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. Its particular beauty lies in the Iznik tiles covering it, both inside and outside. After the mosque, take a 1.5 hour cruise on the Bosphorus. This natural strait connects the sea of Marmara to the Black Sea and separates Europe and Asia, making Istanbul one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the only one built astride two continents. This romantic cruise will allow you to admire the Dolmabahce Plalace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Ciragan Palace and the Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas and bridges and all the wonderful and unique maritime landscapes. Take a drive on the Bosphorus Bridge and enjoy the beautiful view when crossing from Europe to Asia. At 1704 meters (approximately ...

  • Istanbul: Personalized Photo-Shoot With a Professional

    5. Istanbul: Personalized Photo-Shoot With a Professional

    Enjoy a unique experience and be the star of a professional photo shoot in Istanbul. Appreciate the rich history of the city and have a Turkish coffee at a vintage cafe. Follow a planned route including many famous and local sights around Istanbul. Enjoy your time and take home some unforgettable memories in beautiful photos. Discuss with your photographer where to meet, the route of your shoot, and add or remove any location you want. You will receive all photos taken during the shoot from 250 - 350 photos within 48 hours. Also, receive 10 - 15 professionally edited photos within 4-7 working days.

  • Istanbul: Food and Sightseeing Tour

    6. Istanbul: Food and Sightseeing Tour

    The tour will start with a visit to Ortaköy Mosque where you can get some great views of the Bosporus Straight. Enjoy a tasting of local filo pastry delicacies (börek) as well. Travel a little further to the Rumeli fortresses. Then, cross the Bosphorus Bridge from the European to the Asian side of Istanbul. Visit a 19th-century Ottoman summer house, which is nestled to the side of the Bosphorus and listen to stories of royal life from your guide. Drive a little further to Kadıköy Food Market and sample some local street food. Dine at a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch, which your guide can order for you. Then, drive to the Çamlıca Hill and enjoy the breathtaking views of Instanbul before you visit the Çamlıca Mosque, an incredible building with a capacity of sixty thousand. To finish the tour, cross back from the Asian side to the European side of Istanbul by ferry.

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What people are saying about Ortaköy

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Well worth the money!

Clarify time of pick up at hotel not when your starts. I had pick up as 8:30 and driver came 45 min. Before. Confusing. It would have been helpful to have speaker boxes with earphone so we could hear guide better specially during the cruise. Otherwise wonderful and lunch delicious at a beautiful place, Tuba our guide friendly and professional. Have already recommended this tour to others.

All was very good! They picked us up at the indicated time, the very friendly driver, they had a guide in Spanish and English, it was super good because at the time of booking, I forgot to change the English language to Spanish, ask the guide if I could change to Spanish and he said yes. I liked Troy, more than anything, its history. It is small but very interesting.

One day to explore all city

I had wonderful time. Firts of all group was not big exellent. Our guide was very knowlagble and clear answer to all questions. The big different was lunch at the top of city Camlica hill view was amazing and delicious lunch. Thank you very much for everything

Great and highly informative

Our guide was knowledgeable and very amicable. It was a great experience and lunch overlooking the beautiful city of Instanbul from the Asian side was just incredible. Highly recommended!!

Very informative, wonderful guide, excellent English, the tour was a great time in spite of really unfavorable weather. Highly recommend.