We meet at Antalya International Airport at 06:30 am and take the flight to Istanbul at 08:00 via Pegasus Airlines. As soon as we arrive at Istanbul Airport, we catch up with our guide and head to Dolmabahçe Palace.
After visiting the most magnificent palace extant of the Ottoman Empire with our tour guide, we see places such as the Orthodox Patriarchate, historical Feshane building, Mehterhane building, and other featured works in Fener, Balat districts along the shore of Haliç(called the Golden Horn) from our bus panoramically.
We then take the cablecar(extra) to get Pierre Loti hill which is located in Eyüp Sultan district. The hill was named after French author and orientalist Julien Viaud who lived in Istanbul in 1876 and visited the coffee house often on the hill.
We leave the cable car and see Karyağdı dervish lodge, Cellat graveyards and walk down. On the way, we see Kaşgari dervish lodge and some graveyards belonging to Sokullu Mehmet Pasha, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Siyavuş Pasha, Ferhat Pasha, Adile Sultan, Gazi Ethem Pasha, Marshal Fevzi Çakmak and we reach the hill with a wonderful view. We take a break here and then move Süleymaniye district to visit Süleymaniye Mosque and Tombs od Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and Hürrem Sultan.
We move to our hotel for dinner and accommodation.
Breakfast - Excluded
Lunch - Excluded
Dinner – at the hotel
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