Istanbul in a Classic
Cruise the Streets of Istanbul in Retro Style!
Today, you will be met by your private guide at the lobby of your hotel to board your classic car to explore Istanbul with the enchanting flares of 50's and 60's. Your day wil begin in Istanbul with a scenic ride along the shoreline on European side of Bosphorus. Driving through Besiktas and Barbaros Avenue, you will reach Bosphorus Bridge that you will cross over to the Asian side of Istanbul. You will follow the shoreline starting from Beylerbeyi where is a small neighborhood in Uskudar district on the Asian shores of the city. Next to Beylerbeyi, you will see again a heartwarming neighborhood Cengelkoy. While you keep driving on the shores of the Bosphorus, you will see Kucuksu and Goksu before you reach Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge which is the second bridge in Istanbul. Crossing over the bridge back to the European side, continue your ride along the northern shores of the strait on to Sariyer, a small old fisherman town. You may enjoy a coffee break when you reach Bebek. Leaving Bebek, you will arrive in Ortakoy where in 1492 Sephardic Jews arrived to set foot on Ottoman lands escaping from Spanish Inquisition. Finally, you will stop in Karakoy where you will leave your classic car to carry on your touring in the Old City. Founded in the 13th century BC, Greeks, Romans and the Ottoman Turks left their traces of culture and architecture in Istanbul, Blue Mosque, probably one of the most famed masterpieces of Ottoman religious architecture, is another stop among Istanbul’s monumental shrines of different faiths Ottoman Sultans preferred to pray in this timeless shrine due to its incomparable prestige until when the empire collapsed after World War I. Your next stop will be the magnificent home of the Ottoman sultans: Topkapi Palace! Located on the very cape of the peninsula where Constantinople was founded, Topkapi Palace was built as the center of administration of the Ottoman Empire when the city was conquered by Ottoman Turks in 1453 AD. You will reach the inner courtyard to visit the Treasury that displays exclusive examples of jewelry and accessories that were dressed by the Sultans or were given as gifts to ambassadors. Later in the afternoon, you will be wandering through Grand Bazaar and Nuru Osmaniye District where you can find opportunities of fine shopping especially for jewelry, leather products and many other handcrafted souvenirs. Your guide will drop you off back at your hotel concluding your tour.
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