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Istanbul's Orient Express

Appealing to the delights of the train watchers and railway buffs among you, spend an afternoon getting acquainted with everyday life of 19thCentury Istanbul with a tour that centres around the famed Orient Express. Imagine arriving to Constantinople aboard a train car of the Wagon-Lits company as it pulled into its eastern most port, and you set off on a journey through this great Ottoman city. Let this tour take you back to this bygone era. Beginning at the historical Sirkeci Train Station, take in the understated grandeur of this fantastic arrival point. Admire the muted red facade with its ornate windows as you ponder about the days of yesteryears. Set off on foot to take in the sights of this city on the sea. As you stroll past old shops and outdoor markets, mosques, and churches, take in the subdued colours and vibrant sights and sounds of this energetic city. 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 take to the water to explore the Golden Horn. Gaze upon the panoramic views of the cityscape that spans the vast shoreline. Once back on solid ground, continue your walking tour by visiting the streets of the old neighbourhoods of Galata & Beyoglu. Appreciate the stone facades and the dynamic pulse of the city as you take a trip through history. Aunique destination city of the former Orient Express, this exploration of the past and present of Istanbul is sure to fascinate you and offer insight into this long traveled route. Appealing to the delights of the train watchers and railway buffs among you, spend an afternoon getting acquainted with everyday life of 19thCentury Istanbul with a tour that centres around the famed Orient Express. Imagine arriving to Constantinople aboard a train car of the Wagon-Lits company as it pulled into its eastern most port, and you set off on a journey through this great Ottoman city. L Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.Duration: 4 hours.Start/opening time: between 1pm and 1:30pm.End/closing time: Between 5pm and 5:30pm.Languages: English.