Troy & Galippoli Tour

Take a 2 days trip by private bus from Istanbul to tour Troia& Gallipoli – Travel to the ancient city of Troia, scene of the legendary Trojan War and the  fabled Wooden Horse. Then walk along the tunnels and trenches of the historical Gallipoli Battlefields on the Dardanelles from WWI… Itinerary – 2 days Istanbul to Gallipoli &Troia: Day 1 (Istanbul to Çanakkale) Ancient City of Troia Tour 07:30am – Pick up from your hotel in Istanbul and travel to Troia for tour with lunch en route. Visit the archaeological site of this 5000 years old city, scene of the legendary Fall of Troia in the Trojan War as described in Homer’s Iliad, made famous by its wooden horse. See…

Whirling Derwishes Ceremony

Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order was based on tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. These are sacred rituals aim of which is to enrich the experience of worship. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the Sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by the adherents in a state of trance to honour God.

Turkish Bath Hamam Istanbul

The world famous baths or ‘hamams’ as they are named, were used in the old times by all the population as public baths and are a source of relaxation, health and rejuvenation. Before the Ottomans came, the Romans, Byzantines, and nomadic peoples of the region had their own variations on bathing rituals. These traditions were later combined, creating a different variation of all the features, The Turkish Bath. After undressing in your cubicle, you will you will don apeştamal, a traditional cotton body wrap. Then you enter the hamam area with a marble platform that heated from underneath. This is where you can lie down to sweat. This hot area, called the “sıcaklık”, consists of the large, hot marble platform…

Princes’ Islands

The most famous of all the beauty spots nearby o Istanbul in the sea  of Marmara are the Princes Islands, a little suburban archipelago just off the Asia coast of the Marmara. The islands are about an hour’s sail by ferry from Sirkeci. It is only in the last hundred years or so that the Princes Islands have become fashionable as resorts and places to bathe and picnic. Before that they were sparsely inhabited and rarely visited. But their picturesque and historical associations appealed to the romantic imagination of the nineteenth century. The nine islands are situated between 20 and 30 kilometers south of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea. It is a rather anovel fact that there are no cars…

Turkish Night & Show Dinner

Kervansaray Restaurant & Night Club is located in Istanbul, between Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Center and Hilton Hotel. If you are planning to be in Istanbul, Kervansaray invites you to the most famous traditional Turkish show for an unforgettable night.  Since 1949 the most legendary night club in Turkey has welcomed millions of spectators who have come to admire the famous shows. Kervansaray offers private salons which are ideal for events of every size and kind, including weddings, receptions, business meetings and parties. Whether you are planning for 10 or 500 guests, our experienced special events staff will work with you to select a menu, arrange entertainment and special services and create the perfect setting for your event. The chefs have…

Bosphorus Cruise Dinner & Show

Sail up the Bosphorus, the waterway between Europe and Asia, passing under the suspension bridges and viewing Ottoman summer palaces, waterside mansions and modern villas which line the European and Asian coasts. The panoramic view of Istanbul by the Bosphorus at night and dinner will both be memorable and temendously enjoyable.       Program – Welcome cocktail on deck – D.J music – A traditional Turkish melody musical performance – Asuk Masuk (Asuk Masuk is an imitation play of dwarfs which belongs to the Taseli district of Silifke and is performed by 2 male dancers). – Belly Dancer – Anatolian Folk Dance (mixed show different part of Turkey) – Turkish Romany Dance Dinner: – Hors d’oeuvres dishes – Break…

Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Starting from the tip of the Historic Peninsula the tour passes, in (approx. 1hr 30 min.) in front of the leading Ottoman palaces like Topkapı,Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi, and the shores of the Bosphorus lined with traditional wooden built villas on its shores and other monuments and places of interest. RumeliCastle comes next. Situated on the European side of the Bosphorus, it was built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in1452 to control sea traffic from the north and prevent it from entering Constantinople. The Bosphorus is approximately 30 km long, and at its narrowest point, Anadolu and Rumelicastles face each other. Here the width of the strait is about 800 meters. The waters of the Bosphorus flowfrom the north to the…

Suleymaniye Mosque

Built by the greatest known architect of the Ottoman Empire – Sinan, between 1550 -1557, Suleymaniye Mosque stands as undoubtedly his greatest work in Istanbul. Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, who enjoyed the longest reign in the Ottoman Empire, between 1520-1566, gave the order for its construction. The mosque also holds the tombs of the Sultan and his lover Hurrem Sultan (Birth name Aleksandra Lisowskabut known in Europe as Roxelana).

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) in Istanbul is one of the largest indoor markets in the world with its 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewellery, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries, spices and antique shops. Many of the shops and stalls in the bazaar are grouped by type, with special sections for leather, gold jewellery and the like. The bazaar has been an important trading centre since 1461 and its labyrinthine vaults feature two bedestens (domed buildings), the first of which was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. The bazaar was vastly enlarged in the 16th century, during the reign of Sultan…

Underground Cistern

The structure was known in Byzantium as the basilica Cistern, Justinian was the founder of the largest underground cistern, built after the Nika Revolt in 532.The number of the inhabitants of Constantinople increased and bring a problem of water supply. Basilica Cistern was used to store water for the Great Palace among the other buildings on the Firth Hill. During the Justinian time, After the Conquest the water in the Basilica Cistern were used for the garden of TopkapıPalace. It is 140 meters long and 70 meters wide. The twelve rows of 28 columns each, 336 altogether, capacityof having eight thousand cubic meters water. Basilica Cistern was restored in 1980.