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Historical Istanbul and the Orient Express

Journey to a place where the past meets the present and the city meets the sea as you explore the final destination point of the Orient Express. On this full-day tour, experience the history of this famous port of call, its long-standing religious roots, and the dynamic urban life of present-day Istanbul. Delve dinto the city's history as your tour begins in the area of the city in and around the Blue mosque. Learn about the convergence of many groups of people and their respective influences on this great city. Visit the Sultanahmet Prison, and listen to the outstanding true story of beheaded Hüseyin Ada and Cinci Hoca. Gaze upon unique wooden Turkish houses and mansions of Ottoman Aristocracy. Enjoy the Baths of Haseki Sultan and the splendour of Hagia Sophia. Imagine a world of long ago, as you make your way to the hSirkeci Train Station. Take in the understated grandeur of this wondrous arrival point. Admire the subdued facade as you ponder about the days of yesteryears. Take in the muted colours of the city, as you stroll past old shops and outdoor markets, mosques, and churches. Listen to the elaborate tales of life on the Orient Express, as the passage of people from Paris to Istanbul became synonymous with luxury and intrigue. Hop aboard a boat and cruise the water to explore the Golden Horn. Be awed by the panoramic views of the cityscape that span the vast shoreline. Back on solid ground, continue walking the streets of the old neighbourhoods of Galata & Beyoglu. Appreciate the stone facades and the pulse of the city as you take a trip through history. The final destination of the former Orient Express, this unique city has a rich and vivid past and present. Experience both on this tour of Istanbul. Journey to a place where the past meets the present and the city meets the sea as you explore the final destination point of the Orient Express. On this full-day tour, experience the history of this famous port of call, its long-standing religious roots, and the dynamic urban life of present-day Istanbul. Delve dinto the city's history as your tour begins in the area of the city in an Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.Duration: 9 hours.Start/opening time: 8am - 8:30am.End/closing time: 5pm - 5:30pm.Languages: English.