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Historical Peninsula

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Istanbul formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.


You will see the world beyond history. You will witness full of art, history, and religion throughout this tour. You will be fascinated by the old capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empire on the historical peninsula.

Day 1 - Istanbul

Arrive at the Istanbul Airport meet our guide and driver at the exit gate. They will wait for you with a board your name is written. Transfer you to the boutique hotel in Sultanahmet.

  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2 - Istanbul Tour

  • Blue Mosque

Later we will visit the Blue Mosque. Its name comes from the Blue Iznik tiles which cover the interior. 

  • Topkapi Palace

We will visit the palace which was the political center of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries

  • Lunch at a local Turkish restaurant.
  • Spice Market

We will start our tour at the Spice Market, where you can find great deals on spices from around the world.

After the tour finishes for the day, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 3 - Istanbul Tour

  • Hippodrome

We will begin our walking tour with the Roman Hippodrome, which dates back to the 2nd century A.D. At this site, you will have the opportunity to see German Fountain, Obelisk of the Tuthmosis the 3rd, Serpent Column, and the Roman Obelisk.

  • Hagia Sophia

Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the World, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) in Sultanahmet is easily one of Istanbul's most impressive sights. It also must have one of the most turbulent histories of any museum in the world.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Chora Church

istanbul chora churchİstanbul has more than its fair share of Byzantine monuments, but few are as drop-dead gorgeous as this mosaic- and fresco-laden church. Nestled in the shadow of Theodosius II's monumental land walls and now a museum overseen by the curators of Aya Sofya, it receives a fraction of the visitor numbers that its big sister the famous Aya Sofya attracts but offers equally fascinating insights into Byzantine art. 

  • Grand Bazaar

The colorful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul's Old City and has been so for centuries.

  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 4 - Istanbul Tour

First, we will check out of the hotel. And drive to Dolmabahce Place.

  • Dolmabahce Palace

The palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid (who decided there should be a more European palace than Topkapi) and designed by Armenian architect Karabet Balian and his son Nikoğos Balian. 

  • Bosphorus Cruise

We will have Bosphorus Cruise for 2 hours to see the magnificent view of Istanbul from the sea.

In the late afternoon, we will transfer you to the Istanbul Airport.

We come to an end to our 4 Days Historical Peninsula Tour. We hope to see you on a new TB Turkey tour and a new experience.

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Return private airport transfers
  • 3 days BB accommodation at a small boutique hotel in Sultanahmet
  • Private A/C minivan for the tours and transfers
  • All admission fees to the sites and museums on tour
  • Lunches on tour
  • Private guiding on tours
  • Local taxes and 18 % VAT

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunches
  • Dinners
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Terms & Conditions

Prices are "from", per person, and all taxes are included.

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