Day 1 - 4 Sep 2015
Content: 🔸The majestic Topkapi Palace served as the administrative and educational center of the Ottoman Empire for around 400 years. Today it is a museum and one of the most famous and most visited tourist attractions in Istanbul. 🔸The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, also known by its official name, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultan Ahmet Camii), is an Ottoman-era historical imperial mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. A functioning mosque, it also attracts large numbers of tourist visitors. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice
Day 2 - 5 Sep 2015
Content: The Largest Shopping and Residential Center in Europe: Forum Istanbul Situated on a total of 495.000 square meters area in Bayrampaşa, Istanbul, Forum Istanbul is not only the largest shopping center in Turkey but also in Europe, offering a rentable space of 176.245 square meters, and 286 domestic & international brands. Hosting the home decoration leader IKEA and one of Turkey's major construction market chains, Koçtaş; technology zone spearheaded by Media Markt, Teknosa, Bimeks; and many sports brands including Intersport, Adidas, Nike, as well as the French sports chain Decathlon; Forum İstanbul serves not only Istanbulites but also tourists visiting Istanbul with large stores such as H&M, Boyner, YKM, Marks&Spencer and Zara for a diverse mix of mother-infant and kids stores in company with a food court of restaurants. In addition to a variety of categories and stores, Forum Istanbul is home to Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, which house the largest shark family in Europe, and the Jurassic Land dubbed one of the best ones in the world by international experts, and it blazed a trail in launching the very first Legoland Discovery Center in Turkey in July 2015. Forum Istanbul offers a total of 10 different entertainment concepts including Cinemaximum Movie Theaters, Funlab Entertainment World, Atlantis Bowling, Tiox Entertainment Center, Flyride Helicopter Simulation and Sand Castle apart from large-scale and tailor-made playgrounds. Paving the way for a new life in Istanbul with its blend of stores, events, architectural style and works of art, Forum Istanbul Shopping and Residential Center provides easy access to shopping for not only Istanbul residents but also for domestic and international visitors as it is located at the junction of E5 and TEM highways, and en route to the new tube route with only 25 minutes away from Atatürk Airport.
Day 3 - 6 Sep 2015
Content: 🔸Strong points Discover landmarks located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia Appreciate the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul from a different perspective Pass by historic palaces, fortresses and the Bosphorus Bridge Capture these discoveries with photos 🔸Full Description Join one of Istanbul's best Bosphorus cruises and admire this cosmopolitan city from a different perspective while taking in the great view of East and West. With a length of 32 km, the Bosphorus separates Europe from Asia and connects the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea. Sail on the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul's tourist attractions, its magnificent palaces, ancient castles and other historical sites. You can also admire the pretty seaside residences and the Bosphorus Bridge. In the distance, you will see several historic sites such as the Galata Tower, the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque.
Day 4 - 7 Sep 2015
Content: Located just 1 hour by ferry from the city center, the Princes' Islands consist of 9 small islands that will transport you on a journey in time, far from the effervescent city life. Spend a day exploring two of these islands, Heybeliada and Büyükada, to experience modern Turkey's multicultural society, similar to the multicultural society that existed during the Ottoman Empire Büyükada is the largest (5.4 km 2 ) of the nine Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara , near ' Istanbul . The carriage ride is amazing.
Day 5 - 8 Sep 2015
Content: The Galata Tower (Turkish: Galata Kulesi) or with the current official name Galata Kulesi Museum (Turkish: Galata Kulesi Müzesi) is a tower in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Its namesake is the quarter where it's located, Galata. Built as a watchtower as a part of the Walls of Galata, the tower is currently being used as an exhibition place and a museum. It's one of the symbols of Beyoğlu and Istanbul. The Galata Tower was built by the Genoese in mid-fourteenth century as part of the Galata Walls when Galata quarter was a Genoese colony in the Byzantine Era. After it was used as a dungeon for some time in the Ottoman Era, it was converted to a fire lookout tower. The tower which suffered damages due to earthquakes and fires from time to time underwent several renovations during the Ottoman Era. The tower that had fallen into ruins by 1960s was restored by Istanbul Municipality and opened for visitors. The Galata Tower was restored by the General Directorate of Foundations in 2020, and the reinforced concrete elements which were added later, and the cafeteria were removed, and the Tower reopened its gates to visitors as a museum. In the Galata Tower museum, artefacts are displayed, reflecting all the historical periods of Istanbul that has been populated since prehistoric times and served as a capital for sixteen centuries for three great empires. One of the tallest buildings in Istanbul until the mid-20th century, the Galata Tower has one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Istanbul that you can enjoy on the top floor. The Tower is in the tentative list of Unesco World Heritage Sites along with the Genoese Towers in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Day 6 - 9 Sep 2015
Content: Ortakoy is one of the most popular, lively and attractive areas of Besiktas , located right next to the Bosphorus and under the Bosphorus Bridge. Ortakoy is also another popular Istanbul nightlife and entertainment center with its variety of great cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, shops, boutiques, baked potatoes and souvenir shops.