5N6D Istanbul and CappadociaHoneymoon Package
Istanbul was once the imperial capital of the Roman, the Byzantine, the Latin, and the Ottoman empires. Lying in an enviable and strategically significant position, Istanbul acts as a link between Asia and Europe, and it is often said that Istanbul is the meeting point of the West and the East. Known as Constantinople in 330 CE, it served as the imperial capital for nearly 16 centuries. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before the Ottomans conquered the city in 1453 and transformed it into an Islamic stronghold. With such a rich and vibrant history, it is a perfect blend of old and new, with office towers creeping up behind historic palaces. One can still see the remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman architecture by taking a tour of forts like the Anadoluhisarı and Rumelihisarı or by admiring proportioned mosques built by the great architect Sinan. To gather an in-depth information about the rich artistic heritage of the city, it is essential for one to take a tour to one of the Modern art museums, including İstanbul Modern, the Pera Museum, Sakıp Sabancı Museum and SantralIstanbul.
Some of the Best tours in Istanbul include a tour to the Grand Bazar, which has been in operation since 1461 and is considered to be one of the world’s largest and oldest markets and the Egyptian Bazaar: Istanbul's major spice market since 1660. Istanbul’s delicious cuisine attracts tourists from all across the world. Istanbul is famous for its historic seafood restaurants, its sophisticated and elaborately-cooked dishes of the Ottoman cuisine and Middle Eastern cuisine such as kebabs. Whilst exploring the city’s historical influences, one must not forget to enjoy the more modern and liberal side of the city. Istanbul has an excellent nightlife with a number of clubs and bars driven by its young population and a significant hub for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing them display their work on an international scale. Istanbul is one city that takes you on a journey through its glorious past, while embracing a bright and magnificent future.