Istanbul is a peninsula between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea in the Marmara Region. It, known as the capital of capitals, is the capital of the Ottoman Empire, proudly preserving the splendor of the past and advancing towards a modern future. Istanbul package tour really fascinates visitors with the beauty of a magnificent city. Its museums, churches, palaces, mosques, markets and natural beauties offer endless nuances. When you were in Istanbul, you understand why people chose this extraordinary place centuries ago. You feel that Istanbul is a city in the center of the world. And Istanbul package tours offer you an incredible vacation.
The city’s most beautiful monuments are located on the historical peninsula. The appearance of more than 500 mosques rising from the hills of the city creates a dazzling atmosphere. You feel like you’re in a dream between past and present. With its six minarets, you must see the Blue Mosque, which is known as the Blue Mosque due to its blue tiles used in its decoration. The famous Hagia Sophia Museum, which was built as a church in the time of Emperor Justinian, is located across the Blue Mosque. This example, which is an example of architectural skills, is adorned with exquisite mosaic panels depicting the Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and the emperors. The Suleymaniye Mosque, which overlooks these two magnificent monuments from another hill, is the peak of Ottoman architectural art. It was built by Mimar Sinan upon the request of Suleyman the Magnificent.
Topkapı Palace is the residence and political center of the Ottoman sultans for 400 years. In Topkapı, you can see the Chinese Porcelain collection, the throne decorated with gold and precious stones, sultan costumes, jewels that resemble fairy tales, rare manuscript books, harem halls that have aroused curiosity for centuries. There is the famous Hippodrome of the Byzantine Period where the car races between Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosque and there are three obelisks in the middle of this hippodrome. Basilica Cistern is one of the most important water cisterns in the Byzantine period.
Considered one of the most beautiful Byzantine works, the Kariye Museum maintains its original decor, decorated with mosaics and frescoes. Another place you should see in Istanbul is the Eyup Mosque. This place offers a lively atmosphere with dove sounds to those who visit Eyüp Sultan and seek spiritual pleasure.
In addition to its unique historical and cultural background and its numerous attractions, modern hotels, traditional restaurants, nightclubs, historical bazaars, and shops make fascinating for all activities in Istanbul. Istanbul is in an easy position for transportation. In addition to highway transportation, it is possible to reach by sea and by air. There are 2 airports in Istanbul. You can go to Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side or Atatürk Airport on the European side. If you have just two days for traveling in İstanbul, you will have time to visit these all places.