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Istanbul City Tours



Istanbul City Tour 01 (IST01)

Istanbul Classics and Highlights (Half Day Morning)

Available: 27 August Tuesday, 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 35,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 12:30, Congress Center
Highlights: Hagia Sophia, German Fountain, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and musesum entrance fees.
Description: This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. And listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines, Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.


Istanbul City Tour 02 (IST02)

Istanbul Classics and Highlights (Half Day Afternoon)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 35,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 12:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 17:00, Congress Center
Highlights: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene Church (from outside), Grand Bazaar
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and musesum entrance fees.
Description: Topkapı Museum is the big one...the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure- chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks…Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Last place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). To see these things with a great guide...well, you will never be quite the same again. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.


Istanbul City Tour 03 (IST03)

Istanbul Classics and Highlights (Full Day)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 75,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 17:00, Congress Center
Highlights: Hagia Sophia, German Fountain, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene Church (from outside), Grand Bazaar
Price include: Transportation, lunch, tour guide and musesum entrance fees.
Description: This tour program is the combination of IST01 and IST02


Istanbul City Tour 04 (IST04)

Bosphorus Tour (Full Day)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 75,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 17:00, Congress Center
Highlights: Spice Bazaar, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Bosphorus Cruise (90 minutes), Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar
Price include: Transportation, lunch, tour guide, bosphorus cruise and musesum entrance fees.
Description: You meet your guide at the congress centre. First we visit the Spice Bazaar where your guide explains the miracle of the herbs and spices! We visit Rüstem Paşa Mosque and then walk to the embankment. You take the boat and cruise for 90 minutes. The boat goes by the shores of Bosphorus while your guide specialist on Bosphorus will explain you everything en route. You will see the views of Dolmabahce Palace, Leanders Tower, two suspension bridges, Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, beautiful mansions by the shores of Bosphorus and finally we disembark from the boat. We meet the bus and drive to the Dolmabahce Palace. Imagine a palace with 285 rooms, 6 baths (hamam), 68 toilets and a ceiling made of 14 tons of gold! Dolmabahçe Palace is one such architectural jewel, built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid between 1843 – 1856, checking out the modern approach to architecture with an essentially French influence. The rich tastes and splendor of the era is evident in every corner and artifact in the decor. You just cannot miss the Bohemian crystal chandeliers, the Crystal Staircase or the largest handmade Hereke rug in the Great Ceremonial Hall. Our guide – expert on 19th century Ottoman history – will take you step-by-step deep to the history of the palace and to its related stories full of legends, myths, and poems. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.


Istanbul City Tour 05 (IST05)

Jewish District (Half Day Morning)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 50,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 12:30, Congress Center
Highlights:
28-29 Aug Jewish Museum, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Schneidertemple Synagogue and outer visits to Georgian Synagogue, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings.
31 Aug Outer visits to Schneidertemple Synagogue, Georgian Synagogue, Ashkenazi Synagogue, Italian Synagogue, Jewish Apartments, Kamondo Buildings.
Notice: To be able to get permission for entrance to Synagogues you need to make reservation 4 days prior to departure, otherwise inside visits of synagogues will not be available.Please send a scanned copy of your passport to fdi2013registration@k2-events.com . This tour may not be applicable during Jewish and Muslim religious holidays.
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and entrance to Jewish Museum and the synagogues.
Description: Istanbul has had a vibrant Jewish community for more than 1000 years. After the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, Sultan Mehmet II encouraged immigration to repopulate the city. Over half a million Jews persecuted in Spain and Portugal were encouraged to establish themselves within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire. In Istanbul, the new immigrants settled mostly near Galata – a quarter on the northern bank of the Golden Horn – where a Jewish community had existed since the early days of the Ottoman Era in Istanbul. We walk in Galata and find ourselves in intriguing streets full of colorful life. Synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Kamondo and other Jewish heritage sites - are part of today´s tour.


Istanbul City Tour 06 (IST06)

Princes’ Islands (Full Day)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 70,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 17:00, Congress Center
Highlights: Princes’ Islands, Boat Trip, Phaeton Ride, Splendid Hotel and Wooden Houses
Price include: Transportation, boat trip to islands, lunch, tour guide, 45 minutes phaeton ride.
Description: Büyükada, literally ―Big Island‖ in Turkish, is the original Princes' Island, and the largest and most populated of the Princes’ Islands. Büyükada was used as an exile destination and as a monastery region during the Byzantine Christian period. During the Byzantium history the island was also used as a prison for those who were opposing the Emperor. It was Büyükada where the Byzantine empresses Irene and Zoe and Anna Dalassena were sent on exile. After his deportation from the Soviet Union in February 1929, Leon Trotsky also stayed for four years on Büyükada. We see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more... We meet the guide at the pier and take the regular cruise boat to the island.


Istanbul City Tour 07 (IST07)

Byzantine Monasteries of Istanbul (Full Day)

Available: 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 75,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 17:00, Congress Center
Highlights: St. Polyeuktos Church (ruins), Pantokrator Church, Aspar Cistern, Pammakaristos Church (Fethiye Mosque), Aspar Cistern, Chapel of St. John the Forerunner, Monastery of St. Saviour in Chorsa, Tekfur Palace
Price include: Transportation, lunch, tour guide and musesum entrance fees.
Description: If you are fan of Byzantine Art and civilization and want to know more about Byzantium Empire this tour is for you. Istanbul is the capital of the Byzantium Empire that rocked the world from 4th to 15th centuries. In this fabulous tour we take you in the trail of Byzantine Monasteries in Istanbul. This special walk covers most of the historical monasteries of Byzantine Constantinople. We see ruins of Byzantine churches, Byzantine stone houses, cisterns, dungeons, columns, palaces and lots of other things. The highlight of the day is definitely the church of St Saviour of Chora-you will be amazed with the mosaics and frescos..


Istanbul City Tour 08 (IST08)

Treasures of Ancient Civilizations (Half Day Morning)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 45,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 08:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 12:30, Congress Center
Highlights: Basilica Cistern, Sarcophagus of Alexander, Istanbul Exhibition, Sumerian Tablets (Istanbul Archeology Museum)
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and musesum entrance fees.
Description: This morning we start the day with visit of 6th century cistern known as “Basilica cistern”. Later we visit Archeology Museum - awarded 'Museum of The Year' by the European Council, was established as the first Turkish Museum. The present museum consists of four sections disposed in four different buildings. It houses the famous Sarcophagus of Alexander The Great' and priceless artifacts from the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Era. The upper floor has a wide collection of coins. The New Building opened in 1998 has magnificent exhibitions of Troia and Anatolian Cultures. There is very well displayed section for Istanbul. The third building has remarkable works of art from Mesopotamia. Artifacts date from the 6th millennium and onwards. Sumeria, Hitite, Akadia, Babylonia and many other cultures will get you deep in - to the histories that have affected European Culture. Finally - and of course - to have an unforgettable day you need a splendid guide to help you enjoy and appreciate this unique museum.


Istanbul City Tour 09 (IST09)

Istanbul by Night (Evening)

Available: 28 August Wednesday, 29 August Thursday, 30 August Friday, 31 August Saturday
Price: EUR 90,00 (including taxes)
Pick-up: 19:30, Congress Center Tour Desk
Tour ends: 23:30, Congress Center or Taksim
Highlights: Night Club, Turkish Shows, Dinner, 2 Limited Local Drinks
Price include: Transportation, tour guide, shows and dinner.
Description: Visit an exclusive night club where you will taste the joy of the famous Turkish cuisine. Dinner will be served with local drinks. During and after dinner, a spectacular oriental show will be performed by well-known dancers, folk groups from various regions of Anatolia, and Turkish singers.

Cancellation Policy for Istanbul City Tours

  • Minimum 10 participants are required for each tour. TDA reserves the right to cancel the tours if this number is not met. For such cancellations, payments will be fully refunded.
  • All booked Istanbul City Tours cancelled before August 14th, 2013 are fully refundable, except for bank charges
  • No refunds for cancellations made after August 14th, 2013.
  • All cancellations must be done in writing to FDI 2013 AWDC Secretariat and valid only upon written confirmation from the congress secretariat.
  • All refunds will be executed after the end of the FDI 2013 AWDC

For any inquiries please contact FDI 2013 AWDC Secretariat – fdi2013registration@k2-events.com

Official Tour Operator for FDI 2013 Annual World Dental Congress