Guided Tour Istanbul for the Republic of Congo Diplomatic group on 11th March
We started the Guided Tour Istanbul from Hippodrome. Again it was Friday and we couldn’t go into Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque). We talked a little bit outside about Blue Mosque – how beautiful it is inside, how magnificent and blue it is as well. The blue colour comes from the Iznik tiles. I hope the people from the group will come back but this time they will bring their families. They will join our customized Istanbul tours to see other amazing sites in Istanbul.
Today a nice surprise was waiting for us in Roman Hippodrome. It was the first tulips of the year. They are so welcome. They are like summer romance for us. Maximum we see them 2 months and the rest of the 10 months we miss them. Luckily, Istanbul is beautiful and unique in every season and city tours Istanbul can prove it.
After Roman Hippodrome, we visited Hagia Sophia. That pretty ‘lady’ is more than 1500 years old and still no other cathedral has been built as quickly as Hagia Sophia. Its mosaics and calligraphy are from two different religions but stay so peacefully together.
Highlight of Guided Tour Istanbul, Topkapi Place
Topkapi Palace was the highlight of our Guided Tour Istanbul. We went through all history, of course in summarised format, because we are talking for a period of something like 400 years.
We had a great lunch in Konyali restaurant in Topkapi Palace.
Last stop of Guided Tour Istanbul was the Grand Bazaar, the oldest shopping mall of the world with almost 4000 shops. Shop, shop, shop till we drop.
Feel free to contact me and we can organise a tour for you not only in Istanbul but around whole Turkey as well. It’s my pleasure to tell tourists about my country, take them to different places and make them feel the energy Turkey has. One such energetic place of all is Ephesus. I am waiting for this group and other Turkey-lovers to visit the country and be part of my different tours, including private Ephesus tours.