Highlights of this tour
- Outside viewings only, most sites are closed after 18:00
- The “Historical Peninsula” (Old Town)
- Panoramic views of Istanbul by night
- Scenic drive along with the Bosphorus
Your private licensed guide, and driver will meet you at the cruise port. With private adapted transport, you comfortably make your way towards the Old Town to enjoy the majestic city of Istanbul by night!
Istanbul became the capital of the Roman Empire in 333 AD, and under its rule, the population grew to 200.000. It is the only city in the world that has served as a capital for three empires.
The oldest part of Istanbul is the “Historical Peninsula,” also known as the Old Town. Here, you find many historical sights, consisting of Byzantine and Ottoman-built monuments. This Historical Peninsula is listed as a World Heritage Site and includes the Topkapi Palace, and the Hagia Sofia. The Old Town is encircled by the old city walls, the Marmara Sea, and the Bosphorus river. On this tour, you will enjoy the comforts of modern life while seeing a glimpse of history.
On this comfortable and intimate tour, you will see the picturesque sights by moonlight, and you will admire the unique atmosphere of Istanbul after dark. From the Topkapi Palace, which makes up part of Istanbul’s skyline, to the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque.
Your driver and guide will take you along the Bosphorus river. This is where the city’s history began around 660 BC when Greek settlers established Byzantium on the European side of the Bosphorus. You will hear about the people who inhabited the city, its ancient history, the population changes, their relationship with the river, and how Istanbul became the mystic metropolitan it is today. Your knowledgeable guide will bring a new understanding of Istanbul and its life through the ages.
Enjoy some of the spectacular views over the city and sparkling panoramas of night-time Istanbul before your driver takes you back to the cruise port.
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