<<< Please get in touch with me, if you wish certain dates for the trip >>> Hi, Wanderlust fellow! Come and join me, and we can get the show on the road together! If you have been planning to visit Istanbul for a cultural trip, then you are lucky you've come across me! :) While with me, you will enjoy the city without worrying about tourist traps ;) GRAB YOUR CAMERA! Because, we will have a BOSPHORUS Tour! YAY! You know what they say, the best way to explore Istanbul is via the sea:) Let's see what the trip is basically about! The trip will be for 5 days starting from the heart of Istanbul; "Sultanahmet" the old town where most of Ottoman and Byzantine history is based on. Plus, there are many attractions in the city around the same area. After the old town, we will visit the "slightly" modern part of the city and enjoy the breeze of the sea. Since this trip will be culture and history-oriented — and I know, you are particularly seeking that ;) — we will be visiting the most famous museums and attractions of the city. Yes! Plus, we will experience delicious Turkish cuisine and enjoy the bustle of the town while sipping our coffee. We will walk along the famous Istiklal Street in Taksim and pay a visit to Pera Palace - the oldest and most famous hotel in Istanbul in which Ataturk, Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, and many celebrities had paid a visit and actually stayed. We can also have coffee and try delicious chocolates at Patisserie de Pera, a famous café in the hotel. At night, we can go to a pub — there are plenty of nice pubs in Beşiktaş and Kadıköy. Below you will see the destinations we will stop by: 1- At Meydanı (Hippodrome) 2- Yılanlı Sütun (Serpent Column) 3- Alman Çeşmesi (German Fountain) 4- Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi- Pargalı Ibrahim Paşa Sarayı (Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum a.k.a. Palace of Ibrahim Pasha of Parga) 5- Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) + I. Ahmet Türbesi ve II. Abdul Hamid Türbesi (Ahmet I Tomb and Abdul Hamid II Tomb) 6- Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia) 7- Topkapı Sarayı (Topkapı Palace) 8- Aya İrini Müzesi (Hagia Irene Museum) 9- İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri (Istanbul Archaeology Museums) 10- Yerebatan Sarnıcı (Basilica Cistern) 11- İslam Bilim ve Teknoloji Tarihi Müzesi (Istanbul Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam) 12- Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Edebiyat Müzesi (Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum Library) 13- Gülhane Parkı (Gülhane Park) 14- Taksim Meydanı (Taksim Square) 15- Cumhuriyet Anıtı (Republic Monument) 16- Pera Palas (Pera Palace) 17- Aziz Antuan Kilisesi (The Church of St. Anthony of Padua) 18- Galata Kulesi (Galata Tower) 19- Kabataş (Kabatas) 20- Boğaz Turu (Bosphorus Tour) 21- Dolmabahçe Sarayı (Dolmabahce Palace) 22- Istanbul Deniz Müzesi (The Istanbul Naval Museum) 23- Besiktaş (Besiktas) 24- Kadıköy (Kadikoy)
About me! My name is Gülçin you can call me GG I was born in a spring🌸 evening🌜 in Aargau a canton in Switzerland🇨🇭 and I have been living in Istanbul🌉 for quite a long time.
Details about the Accommodation: We will stay at a hostel for 4 nights. On the last day, after we check out, we can leave our bags at the luggage storage and enjoy our last hours ;) In case of in need, make sure to take more cash with you before you actually take the trip. You will also need an Istanbul Public Transport Card. You can buy it at the airport station. Private room option (Not included in the price) Extra service: Pick-up from airport (Not included in the price) Ps. Allianz Travel Insurance is provided by JoinMyTrip for German and Austrian residents. Hope to meet you in person and see you there! :)