Istanbul, Former Capital of Three Empires
Turkey
Istanbul
Turkey

Istanbul must be visited at least once in a lifetime. The unique mix of Eastern and Western culture gives the city a unique identity. Its rich past integrates in modern life. Although no longer the capital of Turkey, Istanbul will always be the country's cultural and business centre.
The location of Istanbul is surrounded by water: the strait of the Bosphorus and the sea of Marmara are the natural borders between Europe and Asia. At first called Byzantium, then Constantinople and finally Istanbul, the city has been the capital of three Empires which each left their landmarks : palaces, castles, mosques, churches and and many more monuments which can can be seen at the corners of any street.
Though most visitors will concentrate on the "Sultanahmet area" (aka the Old Town) where landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace and the Covered bazaar are located, Istanbul offers different attractions in other areas such as the Golden Horn and Eyüp, the Palaces of Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyli, the Istiklal Street and the Galata Tower, the typical villages on the Asian shores such as Anadolu Kavağı, the nearest village to the Black Sea, the 15th century fortresses built by Mehmet II, Rumeli Hisari and Anadolu Hisari, the stunning wooden Ottoman mansions on the Bosphorus shores.

The Princes Islands are a world on their own : these charming islands offer picturesque sceneries of wooded hills, authentic Ottoman mansions. As cars are not allowed you can enjoy a trip in a horse and carriage to visit the Monastery of St. George.
 

Tours
WA01 - Byzantine Istanbul
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 32, - EUR
Morning tour : visit the Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and ...
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WA02 - Ottoman Istanbul
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 32, - EUR
Afternoon tour : visit the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Irine church (from out...
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WA03 - Classical Istanbul
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 63, - EUR
Full day tour combining WA01 and WA02 tours...
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WA04 - Bosphorus
Daily Tour / Private Tour
from 32, - EUR
A fun yet interesting tour in Istanbul : stroll the Spice Bazaar, visit the...
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WA05 - Dolmabahçe
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 32, - EUR
Visit the last residence of the Sultans... A rococo palace built with unlim...
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WA06 - Bosphorus and Dolmabahce
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 63, - EUR
This is the combination of tours WA04 & WA05 : In the morning wander the Sp...
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WA07 - Jewish District
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 45, - EUR
During this half day morning tour, you will discover the past of the vibran...
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WA08 - Bosphorus Strait Cruise
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 60, - EUR
The only tour that covers fully the Bosphorus Strait : the Spice Bazaar, a ...
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WA09 - Byzantine Monasteries
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 60, - EUR
Highlights of the day : St. Polyeuktos church, Pantokrator Church, Aspar Ci...
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WA10 - Istiklal Street
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 32, - EUR
Some of the highlights of this half day tour are Cercle d\'Orient, British ...
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WA11 - Turkish Coffee Trail
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 40, - EUR
Coffee making course (with certificate), coffee tasting in oldest coffee ho...
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WA12 - Dining Out the Turkish Way
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 65, - EUR
Enjoy a typical traditional Turkish Night as the locals would enjoy it !...
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WA13 - Dinner & Cruise on the Bosphorus
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 75, - EUR
We embark our private boat at the Kabataş Pier and the guide explains every...
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WA14 - Unrevealed Covered Bazaar
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 40, - EUR
Discover the Covered Bazaars hidden areas : gold and silver smith workshop,...
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WA15 - Samatya, Armenian District
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 40, - EUR
The highlights of this walk are the Ramazan Efendi Mosque and complex, Sümb...
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WA16 - Walk on the City Walls
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 40, - EUR
Walk on the city walls, visit the Byzantine & Ottoman dungeons and the Patr...
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WA17 - Fener, Greek Orthodox District
Daily Tour / Group Tour
from 40, - EUR
This Sunday morning walk will bring us from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate...
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BE-T001 : Classical Turkey 1
8 Days,7 Nights / Tailor Made
from 620, - EUR
This one week tour brings you to Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkal...
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BE-T002 : Classical Turkey 2
10 Days,9 Nights / Tailor Made
from 865, - EUR
A program to discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale and the Anta...
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BE-T003 - Classical Turkey 3
15 Days,14 Nights / Tailor Made
from 1398, - EUR
A program to discover Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Ephesus, Pamukkale and...
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BE-T004 : Mediterranean Culture and Fun
8 Days,7 Nights / Tailor Made
from 955, - EUR
During this one week tour discover less known spots of Istanbul and enjoy f...
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BE-T006 : Seven Churches of Revelation
8 Days,7 Nights / Tailor Made
from 835, - EUR
After having visited Istanbul, discover the Seven Churches of Revelation...
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BE-T007 : Aegean Express
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 329, - EUR
A mini-trip to discover the highlights of the Aegean region : Ephesus, Pamu...
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BE-T008 : Mediterranean Express 1
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 395, - EUR
As you discover the must-see around Antalya, enjoy the turquoise sea !...
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BE-T009 : Mediterranean Express 2
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 588, - EUR
As you discover the must-see around Fethiye, enjoy the turquoise sea !...
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BE-T012 - Mediterranean Delights
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 469, - EUR
Enjoy a short stay atop the Oludeniz lagoon, indulge yourself a luxury rela...
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BE-T010 : Cappadocia Express
4 Days,3 Nights / Tailor Made
from 329, - EUR
All the highlights and more just in Cappadocia !...
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BE-T013 Photography Weeks
8 Days,7 Nights / Group Tour
from 1089, - EUR
One week Photography Experiences on Land and Sea at Mandarin, Oludeniz Lago...
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BE-T014 Cooking Class Weeks
8 Days,7 Nights / Group Tour
from 1086, - EUR
The food prepared by a village chef who serves authentic Turkish home cooki...
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BE-T015 : Lycian Way Weeks
8 Days,7 Nights / Group Tour
from 1089, - EUR
Mandarin\'s rural setting close to the ancient Lycian Way makes it the perf...
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BE-T016 - Mother Goddess
9 Days,8 Nights / Tailor Made
*Upon Request
In search of the Mother Goddess......
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