Istanbul is a beautiful city home to more than 3,000 mosques – more than any city in Turkey – and an array of cultural experiences offering a perfect balance of traditional and contemporary. See the Turkish capital in a different light with these curated experiences.
Whether you’re keen to learn about all things food, want to capture that picture-perfect sunset or just want to immerse yourself in Turkey’s history, these hand-picked experiences will allow you to discover the secrets of this incredibly vibrant city.
Istanbul was once the capital of Ancient Rome… When you walk the streets of the old city you will see Ottoman buildings surrounding you. But where are the Roman buildings? They are under today’s city of Istanbul. You just need to know the right doors to open to find them. On this tour we will find them.
Sail along the beautiful Golden Horn and Bosphorus and visit three other top Istanbul attractions on this variety-packed full-day sightseeing tour! Enjoy stunning views over the mosques, bridges, palaces and fortresses of Istanbul on your 2.5-hour cruise, and take a guided visit of the lavish Dolmabahçe Palace. Immerse yourself in the colors and aromas of the Spice Bazaar; admire Rüstem Pasha Mosque and enjoy stirring panoramas over the city from Camlica Hill. A tasty 3-course lunch by the calm waters of the Bosphorus completes the whole, unforgettable experience.Dolmabahçe Palace is closed on Mondays. We will replace this visit with a trip to St. Chora Church museum visit instead of Dolmabahçe Palace visit on Mondays.
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It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
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I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.