Expansion of the Greek colony of Byzantium by order of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus and Constantine the Great, after him the imperial city of Constantinople was almost a thousand years, the last outpost of the (later known as the Eastern Roman or Byzantine) Roman Empire, before finally conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, May 29, 1453, an event often taken to mean the end of the Middle Ages. It ‘been a nerve center for military campaigns, which were dramatically enlarge the Ottoman Empire. By mid 1500, in Istanbul, which has a population of nearly half a million, has been an important cultural, political and commercial. Ottoman rule continued until World War II to lose, and Istanbul was occupied by the Allies. When the Turkish Republic was founded in 1923, when the War of Independence, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey moved to the capital Ankara.
But Istanbul has continued to dramatically today, with a population of about 18 million and will grow by about 700 000 immigrants a year. The industry has grown, tourism is growing. It ‘still a city that creates its own history at the intersection, where two continents meet.
Byzantine churches, Ottoman legacy, and other special tours are available upon request in Istanbul. In fact, we can help you plan your visit to the city of Istanbul, which would suit your personal interest. If you attend full day tours Istanbul, will also show the Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Pierre Loti Hill, Camlica Hill. Istanbul Tour offers many fine museums, ancient churches, palaces, great mosques, bazaars, and the only Bogazi Istanbul (Bosphorus).
Experience a never-before-seen in Istanbul tour with unforgettable experiences Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus, Grand Bazaar and many more.
Our well-organized visits guaranteed departure every day at work throughout the year. Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel (need to be in the center, on the European side) and spring (Sali Pazari, Karakoy) for cruise customers.
Istanbul is alwways was one of the most important center of attraction for tourists, whether in history or character of the Bosphorus, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, German Fountain, Rumeli Fortress, obelisks, the Grand Bazaar, Market Spice, Galata Tower, Istiklal Street, Pera district, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Walss city, the Golden Horn, the Chora Church Tower and Virgin.
Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture constructed as a basilica in the sixth century by Emperor Justinian. He was appointed as the eighth wonder of the world by historians.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia is famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique six minarets, was built between 1609 and 1616 in the name of Sultan Ahmet 1 Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, who was one of Sinan, the actual output ; ‘s apprentices.
Blue Mosque: above the 17 th century, an architectural masterpiece of the famous beautiful blue tiles and six minarets elegant.
The Hippodrome, the center of sports (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city was conducted. Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, the Column of Constantine and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.
Grand Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4,000 shops with antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leather goods and souvenirs.
Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of Ottoman sultans, the maze of buildings that was the focus of the Ottoman Empire between the ages of 15 and 19. In this sumptuous surroundings the sultans and their court lived and governed. A magnificent wooded garden fills the outer, or first, court. In the second court, the right shade of bananas and Cypre, are the palace kitchens, which now serve as galleries exhibiting the imperial collections of crystal, silver and china. Today the third court has the courtroom, the library of Ahmet III, an exhibition of imperial costumes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the treasury and a priceless collection of miniatures medieval manuscripts. The center of the inner sanctuary, the Prophet Muhammet (SAV) brought to Istanbul when the Ottomans assumed the caliphate of Islam.
Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, built between 1550 and 1557, is one of the best works of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century, considered the best among the imperial mosques.