You have many choices, for the first time visitors the monuments on the first hill is a must. The most important of those are: world famous Hagia Sophia, Grand Topkapi Palace and Ottoman Harem, the Blue Mosque, etc, etc. After the museums you may decide to stroll through the vibrant streets of Istanbul, with no pressure and no hassle!
For quick reference, followings are the most popular tours of Istanbul:
Qualified at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and licensed by The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Turkey. License no: 34-001300. A degree holder in history. more info ...
We began our trip with you as our email guide and ended with you as a very close friend we now consider to be part of our family and who we'll treasure the rest of our lives. Your information about what we'd see and do was meticulously accurate but understated it was better than we expected.
Your breadth of knowledge and insight into your country and its treasures along with your patience, good nature, humour, willingness to adjust to our requests for some side trips made it all work brilliantly. In particular, the match between your background and interests and ours created a dynamic that was completely unexpected. It would be an understatement to say we enjoyed our time with you. Everything you said you would provide and we would experience was delivered. We were very impressed with your skill at finding ways to bypass long queues and to maximize our opportunities while on tour.
You are an incredible tour guide and an asset to your country. We heartily recommend you to anyone wanting an in-depth, intelligent, guided visit to Turkey. Until we see you again either in Turkey or here in Australia, our very best wishes to you and your family.
Dale Mattock, PhD. and Bill Robertson
Barbara & I would like to say an enormous Thank You for the wonderful day in Istanbul we shared with you.
Your knowledge and enthusiasm are amazing, your passion for your city was so obvious, and only reinforced our desire to revisit Istanbul in the future.
Whist touring the city we never felt rushed, and you were so attentive. When we were viewing things on our own, you were never out of sight, which made us feel secure.
We will have no hesitation in recommending you, and please feel free to use this message on your website.
Thank you so much for having shown us your beautiful city. You know how uneasy I was about putting myself and my children in the hands of someone found through a web sight but after about 20 minutes I felt as if you were just like and old friend.
An experienced guide, open minded, patient and friendly. Have academic qualifications in history and in other related subjects.
Various tour options given on this webpage are just samples, and intended solely for search engines.
If you do contact me in time I can help you with your tours in Istanbul or in the country!
A vast amount of information on recreations and the geography of Anatolia can be found under, Recreations General information on Turkey is made available under about turkey, The page offers information ranging from the history of the Turks and the land 'Anatolia' to Byzantine Empire.
There is no legally required dress code in Turkey for men and women. On entering mosques women are required to cover their heads and from neck to the knees. Men can wear pants but should be long enough to cover to the knees. Rules are no stricter than what applies, say, at Duomo in Milan. For women face and neck can be seen. Turkey is not a strict Moslem country, but secular.