Located on the shores of the Golden Horn, the bend in the river that separates the old and new parts of Europe, is one of the oldest and grandest cities in the world. From Constantinople to the modern metropolis of Istanbul, from the Ottoman Empire to the modern Turkish state, this multi-ethnic city has been a place of war and refuge, of impressive centers of learning and monuments of religion, a place where Christians, Jews, and Muslims have lived side by side to create a many-faceted and thickly layered history that makes Istanbul the dynamic capital it is today. Trace the changes of the last two-thousand years with a visit to the Halic area, located on the bay of the Bosporus. Going from a treasured Byzantine port to industrial wasteland and back again, Halic enjoys its status today as one of Istanbul’s most beautiful neighbourhoods. Experience the new Bohemian Istanbul in the cafes, restaurants, and galleries of the district of Beyoglu. Stand astride two continents with a tour of Bogaz, the idyllic seaside area on the strait between Europe and Asia. No matter which part of Istanbul you choose to see you will be thrillingly overwhelmed by the sites, sounds, smells, and tastes of a city for all ages, an international metropolis whose time is now.
Istanbul is also one of our many port destinations. If you plan to come to your guided tour(s) by cruise ship, we would be more than happy to arrange for your transfer and arrival!