Sochi - Russia
Avoid crowded public transport with a private driver in Sochi at the FIFA World Cup
Istanbul is a city of colours which provides for a first-time traveller many fascinating landmarks to see. Don’t miss a chance to truly explore Istanbul, and dive into its amazing historical and cultural heritage.
This perfect walking tour will be a combination of the new and old city culture of Istanbul, and will open your eyes on how magnificent this ancient cosmopolitan is.
The landmarks you will encounter on you way during the walk in Istanbul are:
Hagia Sophia: It was a Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sultanahmet Mosque: Also known as the Blue Mosque, one of the finest architectural work from the Ottoman Era. Was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice.
Basilica Cistern: The Basilica Cistern in Turkish - Yerebatan Sarnıcı – "Cistern Sinking Into Ground", is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city
Galata tower: Also called Christea Turris - the Tower of Christ in Latin is a medieval stone tower in Istanbul, was the city's tallest structure when it was built in 1348
Golden Horn: Also known by its modern Turkish name as Haliç, is a major urban waterway and the primary inlet of the Bosphorus
Taksim square: It is considered to be the heart of Istanbul, a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels.
Istiklal Street: Visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends, contains more than thousand bars, patisseries and cafes.
Cihangir square: During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the area was a forested hunting ground. It was one of the favourite places of Suleiman's son Cihangir, and after the death of the Ottoman prince, Suleiman had Mimar Sinan build a wooden mosque there overlooking the Bosphorus. The neighbourhood’s name comes from this mosque. This neighbourhood is now an entertaining, westernized place where many University students, artists and hipsters love to hang out.