Time-Travelling to Ottoman and Byzantine Eras
This excursion to Istanbul from Alanya will give you unforgettable moments when walking the old cobbled streets, visiting majestic mosques, and shopping oriental markets with their unique colors and busy streets. Also, you’ll get fascinated by Istanbul’s cosmopolitan side adorned by skyscrapers and art museums, or classic scenes of Bosporus.
Yet, what makes Istanbul significant is of course its amazing history hosting Ottoman’s sultans’ gorgeous livings, Byzantine textures, and Romans’ ancient touch. This city carries all of these marks and captures you at every step you take.
And we’ll take you to the most perfect corners of it!
Program of Alanya Istanbul Tour: Ottomans’ Highlights
Daily Alanya Istanbul Tour will begin with pickup service from your hotel at the pre-scheduled time. Then, we’ll arrive to the airport, complete the process and have a flight to Istanbul. In Istanbul, our professional guide will welcome you and the energetic tour day will start!
Topkapi Palace: Fabulous Residence of Sultans
We’ll visit Topkapi Palace of which vastness and architecture will strike you at the first sight. Designed and built as a resident and ruling center of the empire, this palace was built on demand of Suleyman the Magnificent. After establishment of Turkish Republic, it was turned into a museum, and became the first museum of this bright, new era of Turkey.
It is one of the largest palace-museums in the world with its buildings, architecture, collections and approximately 300,000 archive documents. That’s why, it’s important for all history-lovers!
Moreover, you will not only walk through this magnificent palace, but also have time to enjoy the indescribable beauty of the yards surrounding it.
Sultanahmet Square: Meeting of 3 Empires
Next, we’ll have a walk through the famous area called Sultanahmet Square. Our guide will give you information about the landmarks in there, introduce you some Turkish traditions and customs, as well as give you an opportunity to observe vivid life of local people. We bet you’ll take amazing photos, too!
Sultanahmet Square gathers up landmarks of Istanbul with a huge amount of cultural and historical wealth of the country. Even by only looking at them you will get in touch with a thousand-year history of this lovely country, which has survived many wars and battles.
And every second of it will delight you.
Places in Sultanahmet Square that We will Visit
Sultanahmet Square is where tourists always choose to visit due to including the most significant structures and historical ambiance of Istanbul. During our visit, we’ll see:
- Hagia Sophia
- Hippodrome -a historical monument located in Sultanahmet Square, built by order of the Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 AD and used for chariot races.
- Blue Mosque –well-deserved name due to its interior decoration adorned with blue tiles
- Egyptian Bazaar
Also, you’ll have a chance of taking a boat trip on the waters of the Bosphorus. Then, we’ll enjoy a dinner in an elegant restaurant.
Getting from Alanya to Istanbul at the Best Way
Your day will be unforgettable, full of amazing landscapes and structures that will please both your mind and eyes. So, if you like the content, book Alanya Istanbul Tour easily. And for more information about the excursion, please contact us!
Let’s go to Istanbul, see the glamorous ages through architectural art, taste the best examples of oriental cuisines and visit real Turkish bazaars altogether!