Masterpieces of Byzantine Art and Architecture
(half day tour)

First we visit the church of Saint Saviour, now the Kariye Museum. World famous because of her well preserved mosaics and extraordinary frescoes. Later on we visit the Hippodrome, with the square abelisk and the snake shaped pillar, the Byzantine cistern and the impressive Agia Sophia, masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.
Back to hotel.

Masterpieces of Ottoman Art and Architecture
(half day tour)

We start with a visit to Topkapı Palace, the fairytale like residence of the Ottoman sultans. Here you can enjoy the splendour of the interior, the mysterious harem, most valuable crown jewellery, holy relics, rich collections of armoury and rare Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Following a visit to the famous Grand Bazaar, where the best Turkish rugs, kelims, antiquities and copperware are sold.
Back to hotel.

Masterpieces of Byzantine and Ottoman Architecture
(full day tuor)

This tour is a combination of TITCO 1 and 2. Visit to all the masterpieces of Byzantine and Ottoman art and architecture. Lunch in a good and typical Turkish restaurant.
Back to hotel.

Bosphorus and Dolmabahçe Palace
(Two Continents. Full day tour. Including lunch).

By bus over the intercontinental Bosphorus Bridge to Çamlıca-hill on the Asian side, to enjoy the beautiful panorama of İstanbul. Later to Beylerbey, a lovely holiday resort at sea, to visit the impressive Beylerbey Palace.

From here depart for a trip by boat along the Asian and European shoes of the Bosphorus to Sarıyer, a typical fishing community on the Black Sea. Lunch in a fish restaurant at the sea. Afterwards a visit to the Military Museum. Here the traditional Ottoman Military Mehter Chapel will perform in their original Janniasary uniforms and playing on authentic instruments. After this spectacle we shall visit the magnificent 19th century Dolmabahçe Palace.
Back to hotel.

1. Princess Islands

(Full Day tour, includes lunch)

Trip by boat on the Sea of Marmara to Buyukada (biggest of Princess Island). Swimming and sunbathing. Lunch in one of the best restaurants on the island. Afterwards a romantic tour by carriage on the island. Back by boat to port and from there by bus to hotel.

2. Istanbul by night

By bus to the historical Galata Tower. Dinner at the top floor restaurant. From here you have a wonderful panorama over the ancient city. Later in the evening visit to one of Istanbul`s most famous night-clubs to enjoy a whirling show with oriental music, Turkish folklore and belly dancers.

Back to hotel.


Half Day Morning Tour
St. Sophia * Blue Mosque of Sultan Ahmet
Hippodrome * Serpentine Column
Obelisk of Theodosius * German Fountain
Grand Covered Bazaar


Half Day Afternoon Tour

Dolmabahce Palace * Bosphorus Bridge
Çamlica Hill