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Istanbul Tour:
Travel Guide

Istanbul tour offers affordable and advantageous guided tours. We believe that there are very few people in the world who do not know Istanbul. Even people who have never visited this city have at least a lot of information about Istanbul. From their relatives or on television or on the internet.



So, what are the things that make Istanbul and Istanbul tours so important?


First of all, the fact that it is a very old settlement dating back thousands of years makes Istanbul highligt in every aspect. Thousands of years old ruins found in excavations due to metro works in different parts of the city support this.

Wherever you go to this city which is absolutely worth seeing, you will surely come across mosques, madrasas, palaces, historical bazaars, churches, synagogues and historical fountains. Although the Asian side of Istanbul is one of the more recent settlements than the European side, you can find many historical values in this part as well.

Especially Beylerbeyi Palace is a structure worth seeing with its imposing view on the Bosphorus. Kizkulesi, located on the rocks 200 meters from Salacak Uskudar towards the sea, fascinates those who see it with its 2,500-year history.



Another beauty of the Asian side, Adile Sultan Mansion is located in the Kandilli region. It is a wonderful building, right next to the Bosphorus and integrated with panoramic sea views. Used by Sultan Abdulmecit's sister, Adile Sultan, as a summer residence, this building also impresses with its gold leaf embroidered halls.

As part of your Istanbul tour, you can visit the Yusa Holiness Hill while you are on the Asian side. On this hill, about 200 meters above sea level, there is the tomb of  Holiness Yusa and also a mosque. Within the framework of traditional habits, people visit and pray here for their wishes to come true.

After visiting this mystical hill in the Anatolian Fortress, you can continue the road a little further and visit Yoros Castle with sea view in Anadolu Kavagi. The location of this castle is exactly where the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea meet.


Great Daily Istanbul Tours



You have the chance to discover many different beauties even in 1 day, with the choices suitable for you among daily Istanbul tours. Istanbul tours attract the attention of local and foreigner tourist. All the values that contain the historical and modern face of the city can be visited on daily tours.

For this, all you have to do is take one of the city sightseeing buses from certain areas such as Taksim or Sultanahmet. Or you can book one of the known and reliable tour companies. These tour companies provide services in daily Istanbul city tours as well as long intercity tours.

It is also possible to visit Istanbul with your own means. For this, we recommend that you make a detailed study on the internet and map and make a plan about which regions, which buildings or places you will visit.

Otherwise, many magnificent places outside of your plan in this metropolitan city may seduce you.

When you choose guided tours, your trip will become even more enjoyable with the information the tour guide will give you. You will also have the chance to consult your guide on topics you are curious about and want to learn.

Since Istanbul is a very big city, you should determine in advance the content of the tour you want to join. Because there may be more than one structure that you will visit in different regions.

In our article below you can find some important structures that you need to visit with a professional tour company or in the locations you will determine.


Istanbul Besiktas Tour | Dolmabahce Palace, Yildiz Park, Ortakoy




Besiktas region is one of the central districts of Istanbul, on the Marmara Sea. Along with the sea view and modern life, it also contains many historical values that have remained from the past to the present.

Dolmabahce Palace is one of the first to come to mind from these magnificent buildings.

This palace, dazzling with its view from the sea, has a magnificent appearance with the entrance gate on the street side and the soldiers on guard at its door.

This coastal area, where naval ships anchored and maritime ceremonies were held during the Ottoman period. It also became a place where the Sultan and the dynasty descendants used as Hasbahce as of the 16th century.

Republic of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died in this palace is one of the most important works of Turkish and Ottoman periods.

Yildiz Park, also known as Yıldız Grove, is a natural visiting area with its lush green view in the middle of Istanbul. This garden, which was a part of Yildiz Palace during the Ottoman period, has become a very large park opened to the public by time. As a foreigner, if you want to be alone with nature and spend time in the cafes on your Istanbul tour, you should definitely stop by Yildiz Park.

On the way from Yildiz Park to Kuruceşme, you will reach Ortakoy, one of the oldest districts of Istanbul. Apart from the cafes and restaurants on the street, Ortakoy Square, Ortakoy Mosque, narrow cobbled stone streets are very enjoyable. You also get the chance to shop from the souvenir and jewelry stands set up in the side streets.


Taksim Tour - Istanbul | Taksim Monument, Istiklal Street, Tunnel, Galata Tower




If you are coming to Istanbul, we definitely recommend you to visit the historical Taksim Beyoglu district. When you arrive in Taksim, one of Turkey's world-renowned destination, you face with the Taksim Monument whose construction completed in 1928.

When you go down from the monument, the famous Istiklal Street welcomes you. There are hundreds of shops, stores, restaurants and cafes, as well as Demiroren Shopping Center, on this pleasant street that extends from Taksim Square to Tunnel. This lively and busy street, which also houses the world famous Saint Antoine Church, is active 24 hours a day.

You can take a photo or video of the surrounding beauties by taking the nostalgic tram, you can visit around Istiklal Avenue as well as by walking. This street hosts tourists from all over the world.

At the end of Istiklal Street, there is Tunnel Square. The tram line in the 144-year-old underground tunnel, built in ancient times, connects Istiklal Street and Karakoy.

When you walk down from Tunnel Square, you reach Istanbul's historic Galata Tower. When you climb this tower, which is mentioned in UNESCO's World Heritage Tentative List, you will have the chance to watch the entire historical peninsula.


Where to Visit in Istanbul Tours



Another beauty that each visitor should add to their Istanbul tour is the Prince Islands.


In this area where there are more than one islands side by side, there is settlement and life on 5 islands. Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kinaliada and Sedef Island are the islands where people live in summer and winter. Apart from this, other islands where there is no regular life are Sivriada, Yassiada, Kasik Island and Tavsan Island.

Buyukada is the largest and most populous island among the existing islands. You can reach Buyukada in 30 minutes from Bostanci by motor boats or ferry, in a shorter time with motor boats you can get on from Kartal.

Heybeliada is the second largest island. It is also great to visit and spend time here. If you wish, you can rent a bicycle or take long walks with the forest and sea air.


Istanbul's Historical Peninsula Tour 



While many of foreign citizens interest in Istanbul and Turkey are increasing each passing day, it becomes very tempting for them to know the city with the Istanbul tour.

One of the most beautiful places in the city to be visited within the scope of the tour is the historical peninsula. This section covers the oldest settlements of Istanbul such as Eminonu, Sultanahmet, Beyazit and Fatih. With its old name, these areas are called "walled city".

There are spectacular places you can see on the Historical Peninsula tours. Such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Archeology Museum, Gulhane Park, Topkapi Palace, Eminonu, Spice Bazaar. Also, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Eirene Church, Obelisk, Snake Column, Nuruosmaniye Mosque.

When you turn your direction towards Fatih, Topkapi and Eyupsultan districts within the scope of the peninsula tour, you will immediately notice the historical and mystical structure of these regions.

Suleymaniye Mosque, Yedikule Walls, Panorama 1453 History Museum, Bozdogan Arch, Fener-Balat, Pierre Loti Hill, Eyupsultan Mosque are some of the special places tourists can visit on their Istanbul tour.

The best part of Istanbul tours is that you can see historical artifacts and housing options such as modern residences, villas and apartments together. You can also have an idea about the changing and developing real estates of Istanbul. 

As one of the most popular cities all over the world, Istanbul is developing both in economy and in socio-cultural terms day by day. The recent developments in urbanization, the building of new housing projects, the touristic and historical places all play a key role in making Istanbul attractive for both domestic and foreign visitors. 

If you intend to acquire Turkish citizenship by investment, you will also have the chance to observe historical and modern properties during the region tours.

You can check the real estate page of our website for properties in Istanbul.