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Would you like to immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of an oriental fairy tale? Would you like to transform the seascape into breathtaking views of the most beautiful palaces and monuments for a short time? Then Kemer Istanbul Tour is for you!
Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city with a long history that is legendary. During the tour you will visit the pearl of the city, its calling card – the most delightful Sultanahmet Mosque. Construction began by order of the 14th Sultan Ahmed I and was completed in 1616. You will have the opportunity to walk along the Hippodrome, which still cherishes the monuments of different civilizations. The German Fountain takes pride of place in Sultanahmet Square.
It will amaze you with its beauty and sophistication. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to take a self-guided walk around Sultanahmet Square. You will see the richest museum in the world – Topkapi Palace built in 1479 . The Hagia Sophia will inspire you with its individuality.
There is hardly a similar place in the world where Orthodox frescoes peacefully coexist with lines from the Holy Quran, complementing each other so uniquely. You will visit the oldest bazaar which was built in 1664. The Egyptian Shopping Arcade is a colorful iconic place, a must-see for any tourist. You will have some free time to shop for souvenirs and sweets. You will take a yacht cruise between two continents along the Bosphorus. The view of the beautiful city of Istanbul from the water will impress even the most discerning traveler.
During Kemer İstanbul Tour you will have time to enjoy the old legendary architectural monuments known all over the world. A sightseeing tour of Istanbul will slightly open the curtain of an oriental fairy tale for you and will inspire you to come here more than once.
Kemer Istanbul Tour price is 200 Euro for adults, 200 Euro for children from 2 to 11 years old and for children under 2 years old free.
Please note that we have ‘no hidden costs’
A comfortable bus will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Antalya Airport . The exact departure time will be communicated to you one day before the excursion. They fly to Istanbul. Your unforgettable journey starts at 7am. You will continue to Sultanahmet Mosque. In the immediate vicinity is the hippodrome – the next object of your attention. Next you will be presented with the German Fountain.
After lunch you have the opportunity to go for a walk on your own. Then you will be greeted by Topkapi Palace. Next you will see the Hagia Sophia. The Egyptian shopping arcade is the next destination of your trip. You will have some free time before embarking on a Bosphorus Boat Cruise. After dinner you will be transferred to Istanbul Airport. Upon arrival in Antalya, you will be picked up and taken back to your hotel in Kemer.
Your journey begins at the iconic site of Istanbul – the Blue Mosque . It owes its name to the interior design. The tiles on the interior walls are blue and white. This is truly a masterpiece of architecture where grace, monumentality and grandeur are fused into one. Construction began in 1609 and lasted 7 years. Young Sultan Ahmed I, believing that he angered Allah, the poet decided to build a mosque.
Funds for this were taken from the Sultan’s personal treasury. You will see that the distinctive feature of the mosque is the presence of 6 minarets. The style of the Blue Mosque is a combination of Byzantine and Ottoman styles. Marble and stone were used for the construction. Since this is a working mosque, you can truly immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this magnificent structure.
Enjoy a stroll around the Hippodrome or Sultanahmet Square. Horse races were held here during the Constantinople period, hence the two names. It was a real race track with a jogging track and an amphitheater. The square has been decorated with various statues, some of which are still preserved and which you can admire. Time passed and the area was constantly changing. Today this place is used for celebrations and leisurely strolls.
You will be amazed by the beauty of one of the curious sights significant to the history of Istanbul – the German Fountain. This is a gift from Germany to the Ottoman Empire in honor of the arrival of Emperor Welhelm II in Istanbul. In honor of the fact that Turkey and Germany formed an alliance. The structures for the fountain were created in Germany, then shipped to Istanbul and assembled on site.
The fountain was opened on January 27, 1901, on the birthday of Chancellor Welhelm II. Despite the fact that its architecture differs from the rest of the decoration of Sultanahmet Square, where it is located, the fountain fits perfectly and looks very harmonious. The magnificent building with an octagonal base and columns has no walls and is therefore very light and airy. You will definitely enjoy this wonderful monument.
After lunch, you have free time to enjoy the local beauty and sights of Sultanahmet Square on your own.
The strikingly beautiful, fabulous Topkapi Palace will amaze you with its splendor. It couldn’t be otherwise as this is one of Turkey’s main attractions. Translated from Turkish, Topkapi means cannon gate. The palace got its name because a volley of cannons was fired from it at the exit and entrance of the sultan. Sultan Mehmed II began construction in 1465. and it lasted for several decades. The total area of the palace complex is 80,000 square meters. Today it is the largest museum. You can admire the unique interior design and the magnificent decoration of the palace.
He carefully preserves the most important shrines for all Muslims: this is the footprint of the Prophet Mohammed, and his cloak and even a topknot from his beard. You will visit the Treasury where all the Sultan’s jewels were kept and the Palace Mosque where the Sultans themselves and their wives used to pray. You will be amazed by a separate building – a dressing room, a place where all the Sultan’s clothes were kept. A true architectural masterpiece with a deep history, delightful and rich interiors, you will immediately feel like a fairy tale come to life.
You can enjoy the exquisite, luxurious interior of the world-famous monument of the Byzantine era – Hagia Sophia. The cathedral was founded in 324. The interior was decorated with gold, precious stones, silver and ivory. After the Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453, Sultan Mehmed II converted it into the Hagia Sophia Mosque.
At the same time, many Christian frescoes and mosaics have been preserved. In 1935, Kemal Atatürk converted the mosque into a museum by special decree. You can enjoy the closely intertwined elements of Muslim and Christian decoration. Because here images of Jesus Christ and sayings from the Koran coexist peacefully and complement each other perfectly.
You will definitely feel the atmosphere of a real oriental market! It is situated on the shores of Golden Horn Bay. Built in the mid 17th century. The oldest bazaar in Turkey. It was so named because most of the goods came via Egypt. You can buy almost anything here. Cosmetics, textiles, perfumes and of course oriental sweets and spices. This is a very picturesque place that will immerse you in the world of magical ancient Turkey. Each counter is a work of art. They will take care of all the details and try everything they can! You will have free time for walking and shopping.
After a day full of impressions, when you have seen so many incredibly beautiful architectural monuments, you will have the opportunity to sail along the unique Bosphorus on a comfortable yacht. It divides Istanbul into two continents – Europe and Asia. It is also known for being the narrowest in the world. During your trip you can enjoy luxurious castles and magnificent palaces, because only from the water you can appreciate their true grandeur. This is a worthy conclusion to your unforgettable sightseeing tour of Istanbul.
A hearty Turkish-style lunch and dinner awaits you on a fun-filled and exciting walk. On the menu: meat pies or chicken skewers. Rice, fresh vegetable salad and some snacks are served as a side dish. Drinks can be purchased at an additional cost.
During your tour from Kemer to Istanbul, you will see Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Egyptian Bazaar, Bosphorus Strait and other historical sights.
The cost of a Kemer Istanbul excursion includes transfer, insurance, a professional English-speaking guide, entrance tickets, meals (hearty lunch and dinner), boat ride, plane tickets to Istanbul and back.
Tour of Istanbul from Kemer lasts from 00:00 to 01:00 the next day. The total tour time is approximately 24 hours.
You can book a tour from Kemer to Istanbul online from our website.
Excursion from Kemer to Istanbul for adults and children from 2 years old costs 200 euros, and for children from 0 to 2 years old it is free.
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