A PERFECT START FOR YOUR VISIT
How does it sound, to tick off the most famous highlights of Istanbul in just a few hours? This active way is recommended upon arrival to quickly get a good overview of the main spots and the historical Istanbul.
With this tour, you will cycle through at least three different eras.
Your guide will tell the background stories of the highlights and surprise you with many other fascinating facts from history.
With the information you receive, you further can explore Istanbul on your own in the following days.
We meet in Sirkeci at our meeting point in the old city. After a stop at the former Orient Express train station, we cycle through the magnificent Gülhane Park, which was originally part of the Topkapı Palace from the 15th century and arrive near the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque via the Hippodrome. After making a stop by the Basilica Cistern we head towards the Grand Bazaar and the ancient Istanbul University. After a short explanation here, we cycle through narrow streets to the Suleymaniye Mosque Complex. Located on the third of the seven hills of Constantinople, this complex is the masterpiece of the prominent Ottoman architect Sinan and offers an incomparable view and panorama of the city. We make a brief stop here, and you’ll have time to visit the mosque on your own. Don’t forget to take a photo especially here.
Via the old neighborhoods, we head towards Vefa, where we see the Sehzade Mosque, the spectacular fourth-century Roman aqueduct Valens, and the Vefa district where we taste the local soft drink.
Returning via the Golden Horn and bustling Eminönü, we come back to our starting point in Sirkeci, passing by the Spice Bazaar.
This Highlights bike tour lasts over three hours and provides a unique opportunity to admire the highlights of Istanbul from a different perspective, along with much more than just the highlights. During the break, we enjoy a drink.
Important highlights of this tour:
- Orient Express Train Station
- Gulhane Park and the walls of Topkapı Palace
- Hagia Sophia
- Hippodrome with its beautiful obelisks, German Fountain
- Blue Mosque
- Basilica Cistern Museum
- Grand Bazaar
- Suleymaniye Mosque Complex
- Roman Valens Aqueduct
- Egyptian Bazaar
1 person: 300€
2 people: 150€ per person
3 people: 100€ per person
4 people: 80€ per person
5 people: 75€ per person
6 people: 70€ per person
7 people: 65€ per person
8 – 15 people: 60€ per person