DAILY VEHICLE TOURS IN ISTANBUL

BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR

OVERVIEW

You will fall in love with Istanbul once again and realize its true beauty with the boat tour you will take in the Bosphorus, which is the most important part of Istanbul’s magnificent beauty. As you step back and look at a magnificent painting, you will watch the beauty of both sides of the city as you move through the blue waters of the Bosphorus distant from the seashore. It is not possible to do a boat tour like the one you will take in the Bosphorus, which separates the continents of Asia and Europe, in any other part of the world. During the tour, you can taste the flavors of Turkish cuisine, sunbathe, request music and entertainment.

Duration: 4 Hours

Live Guide: English

Highlights & Itinerary

– The timing and duration of the Bosphorus tour can be planned completely according to your wishes.

– You just let us know where you would like to be picked up and how long you would like a tour to take.

– The whole program will be tailored to your demands and needs.

Includes

  • Boat rent
  • Refreshments
  • Professional guided tour in English.

ISTANBUL’S MUSIC ROUTE

ÖZET

Müzik Yolu gezisinde İstanbul’da asırların birikimi ile oluşan müzik kültürünü şehrin ve mekanların büyülü atmosferinde birlikte gözlemleyebiliriz. İstanbul doğunun ve batının müzik kültürlerinin hem ayrı ayrı hem de bir sentez halinde barındıran eşsiz bir şehir. Şehrin bu büyülü atmosferinde seslerin ve bu müzikal birikimin ne kadar önemli bir yere sahip olduğunu anlamak İstanbul’a olan sevginizi başka bir seviyeye ulaştıracak.

 

GEZİ PROGRAMI

  • 09:00 Harbiye Ordu Evinin Önünde buluşma (Selamlaşma ve Tanışma)
  • Harbiye Ordu evi önünde askeri bandolar, mehter müziği ve müziğin askeriye ve savaşlarla ilişkisi hakkında anlatım.
  • Donizetti Paşanın Saint Esprit Klisesi içindeki kabrinin ziyaret edilmesi ve burada Osmanlı’da batı müziğinin oluşturduğu etkiler hakkında bilgilendirme ( Saint Esprit Klisesine giriş özel izine tabi, izin verilirse kilisenin içine girilebilecek)
  • TRT Radyo Evi Önüne doğru yürüyüş ve TRT Radyo evi önünde Cumhuriyetin ilk yıllarında müzik kültürümüzün geçirdiği süreç ve TRT’nin bu süreçteki rolü hakkında anlatım.
  • Harbiye’den Elmadağ’a yürüyüş ve Elmadağ’daki mevcut müzik mekanları ve Gazino müziği hakkında anlatım.
  • Taksim Meydana Doğru Yürüyüş ve Taksim Meydanda AKM ve AKM’nin müzik kültürümüze katkısı, AKM’nin yeniden yapılanması ve yeni çalışmalar hakkında anlatım.
  • İstiklal caddesinde yürüyüş esnasında Saint Antuan Kilisesini ziyaret etme ve Kilise Müziği hakkında anlatım.
  • İstiklal caddesinde yürüyüşe devam ve Galata Mevlevihane’sine vardıktan sonra burada Mevlevilik ve Tasavvuf Müziği hakkında anlatım
  • Galip Dede Sokağı ve civar sokaklarda müzik aleti satıcılarını ziyaret etme ve bölgedeki müzik aleti dükkanları hakkında anlatım.
  • Şişhaneden Has Köydeki Aynalıkavak Kasrı’na araçla ulaşım sağlanacak. Aynalı Kavak Kasrındaki musiki müzesinin ziyaret edilmesi. Burada Osmanlı Padişahlarının müziğe olan ilgisi ve katkıları hakkında anlatım. (III. Selim – Lale devrinde şiir sanat müzik)
  • Araçla haliç kıyısından devam edip Bahariye Mevlevihane’sinin önünden geçip Mevlevihane’nin müzik kültüründeki yeri, yetiştirdiği müzisyenler vb. konularda anlatım
  • Eyüp Sultan Müzisyenler Kahvehanesi önünde mola ve Eyüp Sultanlı müzisyenler hakkında anlatım (Zekai Dede, Buhurizade Mustafa Itri Efendi…)
  • Araçla Ayvansaray’a doğru ilerleme (Yolda Mehteran-ı Eyüp Sultan anlatımı)
  • Dimitri Kantemir Müzesi balat ve Türk müziğinin notaya alınmaya başlanması süreci hakkında anlatım.
  • Balat ve Fenerde serbest zaman ve öğlen yemeği.
  • Araçla Unkapanı İMÇ çarşısının önünden geçiş ve İMÇ’deki plakçılar hakkında anlatım.
  • Aksaray Yenikapı üzerinden Kumkapı ve Ahırkapı’ya geçiş ve yolda Aksaray’daki ve Kumkapı’daki müzik mekanları hakkında anlatım.
  • Ahırkapıda mola ve Roman müziği ve roman müzisyenlerin müzik kültürüne katkısı
  • İsmail Dede Efendi Müzesi ziyareti.
  • Avrasya Tünelinden Kadıköy’e Geçiş ve Süreyya Operası ve Opera tarihi ve Türkiye’de operanın gelişimi hakkında anlatım.
  • Üsküdar’a geçiş ve Üsküdarlı Müzisyenler hakkında anladım.
  • Üsküdar Musiki Cemiyeti ve Musiki cemiyetlerinin müzik kültürüne katkıları hakkında anlatım.
  • Üsküdar Meydan’da turu sonlandırma ve isteyen misafirlerin aynı araçla Avrupa yakasına dönüşü.

PRINCE ISLANDS TOUR

OVERVIEW

The Princes’ Islands are a cluster of 9 islands southeast of Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara. Princes’ Island tour is a wonderful option for travelers and for those who likes to escape from Istanbul’s metropolitan crowd by a relaxing ferryboat trip. Travel spots at Princes’ Islands:

Duration: 9 Hours

Live Guide: English

Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.

 

Highlights & Itinerary

You have to climb a serious slope to reach this Church, which was built in 1751 in Büyükada. The church, which is one of the two pilgrimage points for the Orthodox, is 204 meters above sea level.

If you don’t mind walking the slopes, another magnificent view alternative on Büyükada is Hızır İlyas Hill. It is quite far from the crowd and calm compared to Aya Yorgi.

Adakule, the fire tower on Hızır İlyas Hill, is open to visitors. The view of the tower dominates most of the Marmara Sea. Tower; It has been restored in such a way that you can do bird watching or even get permission to hold a meeting.

The building, which is located on Manastır Hill and was completed to be a hotel in 1899 and used for many purposes, especially an orphanage, has not been used for many years. The biggest feature of the building is that it is the largest wooden building in Europe and the second largest in the world.

The school, which was established in Heybeliada in 1844, is located on Ümit Hill in the northwest of the island. Discussions about whether to reopen the school, which was closed in 1971 and one of the first schools in this field, still continue.

The hill, named after the old windmill located there, is also called Değirmen Burnu or Lovers Hill. The view of Değirmen Tepesi, one of the four hills of the island, is no less than the others. You can watch Istanbul from all lengths.

The first church on the site of this church was built by Empress Theodora, the wife of Emperor Teophilos (829-842), over the cell where the famous clergyman Methodius, who was exiled to Burgazada, was imprisoned. Today’s church, built in 1899, has an enormous woodwork.

You can visit Sait Faik’s house in Burgazadası, which was converted into a museum after his death, free of charge. Founded in 1959, the museum also played a leading role in this field.

You can take a quiet and calm break by climbing the only hill of the island, which brings the Sea of Marmara under your feet.

Includes

  • Entrance Fees.
  • Professional guided tour in English.

Pick-up and Drop – off Services is subject to extra payment.

DOLMABAHÇE SARAYI – YILDIZ SARAYI - BEYLERBEYİ SARAYI VE ÇAMLICA CAMİİ TURU

OVERVIEW

Dolmabahçe Palace, located in the most beautiful part of the Bosphorus, fascinates visitors with its magnificent European baroque architecture and oriental texture. Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the last signatures of the Ottoman Empire on Istanbul, magnificently reveals the last periods of the Ottoman Empire and the foundation of modern Turkey. Adding nobility to the city with its western architecture, Dolmabahçe Palace is one of the leading historical places to visit in Istanbul, as it hosted both the last six Ottoman sultans and the last moments of Great Leader Atatürk.

Duration: 6 Hours

Live Guide: English

Pick-up and Drop – off Services is subject to extra payment.

 

Highlights & Itinerary

  • We meet at a point close to Kabataş Tram stop. First we visit Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • After completing our visit at Dolmabahçe Palace, our private vehicle takes us to Yıldız Palace. After our tour in Yıldız Palace, we are on our way to Çamlıca Mosque with our private vehicle.
  • After visiting the Camlica Mosque, we finally visit the Beylerbeyi Palace and return to the European side with our private vehicle.

 

Dolmabahçe Palace, located in the most beautiful part of the Bosphorus, fascinates visitors with its magnificent European baroque architecture and oriental texture. Dolmabahçe Palace, one of the last signatures of the Ottoman Empire on Istanbul, magnificently reveals the last periods of the Ottoman Empire and the foundation of modern Turkey. Adding nobility to the city with its western architecture, Dolmabahçe Palace is one of the leading historical places to visit in Istanbul, as it hosted both the last six Ottoman sultans and the last moments of Great Leader Atatürk.

Yıldız Palace is located on Yıldız Hill of Beşiktaş district as the last example of Turkish Ottoman palace architecture. This region was used as a hunting ground by the sultans as the Hazine-I Hassa (Private Treasury) land from the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). Before Yıldız Palace, Ahmet I had a mansion built here. Then III. Selim’s mother had Yıldız Pavilion built for Mihrişah Sultan and a fountain for her father. Sultan Abdulaziz, who usually resides in Yıldız Mansion during the summer months, had the Great Mabeyn Mansion built, then added the Malta and Tent (Çadır in Turkish)  Mansions to the outer garden, and the Fence (Çit in Turkish) Pavilion to the main part. Since Sultan Abdülhamit II did not find the Dolmabahçe Palace safe enough, he preferred to live here and the main buildings were built during his reign (1876-1909), and it was named Yıldız Palace-ı Hümayunu. Along with the private life of the sultan, there are buildings allocated to officials, workshops such as repair shops, carpentry shops, and cultural and artistic structures such as theatre, museum and library are also available in the palace.

Beylerbeyi Palace is located in the most beautiful spot of the Bosphorus, right next to Üsküdar, in the Beylerbeyi district. The palace is one of the most magnificent palaces of Istanbul with its European baroque style architecture and oriental texture. The architecture and interior bear the traces of the Ottoman and the West. The palace has beautiful gardens. The palace, which was used as the summer residence of the sultans during the Ottoman period, was built between 1863 and 1865. The palace was mostly used to host foreign heads of state. In addition, after his deposal, Sultan Abdulhamid II was kept in this palace until his death in 1918.

Camlica Mosque is Turkey’s largest mosque. The mosque, which has a capacity of 63,000 people, has a museum, art gallery, library, conference hall and an underground car park for 3,500 vehicles.

The architects of the Camlica Mosque are Bahar Mızrak and Hayriye Gül Totu. With its 72-meter-high main and 34-meter diameter dome, Büyük Çamlıca Mosque draws attention to the 72 nationalities living in Istanbul and Istanbul’s license plate number for vehicles. The length of the four mosque minarets is 107.1 meters; this is a measurement referring to the Battle of Manzikert in the year 1071 by the Seljuk and Byzantine Empires. The 6 minarets in the mosque represent the conditions of faith in Islam. On the inner surface of the dome, 16 names of Allah are written, and they are dedicated to 16 Turkish states as referring to the last two verses of Surat al-Hashr.

Includes

  • Entrance Fees.
  • Professional guided tour in English.
  • Pick-up service from centrally located hotels.

X Drop-off service.

X Refreshments.

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