SÜLEYMANİYE MOSQUE The mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia. Which is conspicuous from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard.
YEDİKULE FORTRESS(FORTRESS OF THE SEVEN TOWERS) It was built in 390 by the Emperor Theodosius, it was built to welcome the kings who came from Rome and the members of foreign palaces in a magnificent way. Yedikule Fortress is the largest open-air museum in Türkiye and Istanbul.
SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather accessories.
(Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace)
LUNCH (Drinks are extra)
CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN As a natural and extremely secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two. It is approximately 8 km long, and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus. Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end.
CABLE CAR & PIERRE LOTI HILL was named after the famous french writer, you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress.
RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA - NO INTERIOR VISIT) İstanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453 but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
Yedikule Fortress closed on Monday