Expert Guide to Istanbul
To quote writer and poet Alphonse de Lamartine "If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." Don't let the political unrest in Europe dissuade you from a trip to Istanbul, a city that will fire your imagination long after you've left. Minimize the stress and logistics of navigating a new city by using local experts to guide you. Here are some of our suggestions to experience the city that bridges Europe to Asia.
Private Tour: Istanbul Sightseeing Including Museum of Innocence, Pera Museum and Çukurcuma
Immerse yourself in bygone Istanbul on this engrossing private, half-day tour. With a knowledgeable guide, visit Pera Museum to see its wondrous Ottoman artworks, including Osman Hamdi Beyâ€™s celebrated â€˜Tortoise Trainerâ€™, as well as ceramics, tiles and ancient Anatolian artifacts. Then, explore the quaint Ã‡ukurcuma district where antique shops and museums reign supreme. Visit some of the best shops and peek inside the quirky-yet-magical Museum of Innocence, a temple to late 20th-century Istanbul founded by author Orhan Pamuk. This private tour ensures you enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
4-Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul Including Flights and Istanbul Sightseeing Tour
Experience the best of Istanbul and Turkeyâ€™s Cappadocia region on this 4-night tour with hotel accommodation and internal flights included. Visit Istanbulâ€™s top Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks, and be enchanted by Cappadociaâ€™s surreal landscapes and rock pinnacles, caves and villages on two days of sightseeing, visiting UNESCO-listed GÃ¶reme Open-Air Museum and Derinkuyu Underground City. Four nightsâ€™ accommodation in Ottoman-style hotels, select meals, airport transfers and an optional hot air balloon ride offer the finishing touches. Plus, this small-group tour is limited to 12 people for an intimate experience.