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Old City / Sultanahmet
The most magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world by many historians
One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture and famous for its blue Iznik tiles and six minarets.
The Topkapı Palace is a large palace that was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. It includes one of the largest collections of Chinese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal family.
Undoubtedly the most surprising monument from the Justinian era. 336 columns, holding up the roof of this underground cistern with a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters.
Considered to be the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul Metro network. Taksim Square is also the location of the Monument of the Republic which was crafted by Pietro Canonica and inaugurated in 1928.
Galata Tower is one of the highest and oldest towers of Istanbul. With its height of 63 meters (206 feet), it provides a panoramic view of the old town. It was built in the 14th century by the Genoese colony as part of the defense wall surrounding their district at Galata directly opposite the ancient Constantinopolis.
Istanbul Modern Art Museum
A museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul. A permanent exhibition takes visitors through a history of modern Turkish art and look out for important international shows. Discover the shop and restaurant located on the top floor with incredible views across the old city, while the lower floor features a cinema and arts library.
Rahmi Koc Museum
The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is a private industrial museum, dedicated to history of transport, industry and communications. Rahmi M. Koç, member of the wealthiest dynasty in Turkey founded the museum in 1991. The museum is located in the suburb of Hasköy on the north shore of the Golden Horn and situated in two historical buildings connected to each other.
Levent / Beşiktaş
The 56 columns and four-and-a-half ton crystal chandelier including 750 lights, never fails to astonish visitors. Dolmabahçe has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers around the world.
Kanyon Shopping Mall
A four-story shopping center located in the financial district of Levent, this 37,500 sq ft shopping center features 160 stores offering some of Turkey’s and the world’s most selected brands, gourmet restaurants, cafes and movie halls.
Istinye Park has brought a new dimension to Istanbul’s shopping concept. Spread over an area of 242,000 sq ft, the shopping mall offers a variety of outdoor and glass roofed indoor sections such as a green central park, fashion district and street side shopping.
A popular restaurant offering delicious seafood and high quality service. Appetizers include salted bonito, octopus salad, shrimp roquefort and grilled calamari.
Boasting three different sections, choose from the terrace, city lounge and main restaurant. Among the most impressive offerings are their arthicoke mücver in the cheese fondue and talaş börek on a bed of beef.
Anatolian Turkish grill dishes with a contemporary flair has made Nişantaşı Başköşe an Istanbul favourite since its opening in 2002 .The Management is passionately committed to offering the freshest and the best ingredients available.
With decor by Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu, Nişantaşı Brasserie is one of Istanbul’s most popular spots. The menu offers classic dishes adapted for modern tastes, including French onion soup, duck’s liver, steak tartare and Cafe de Paris filet mignon.
World famous chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Spago is located on the spacious terrace of hotel St. Regis Istanbul. Spago’s bar-lounge area is open till 2am, features Dj performance five days a week.
Vialand Theme Park
Visitors can experience more than 50 attractions in this vast theme park. Highlights include a 110 km/h fast-launched rollercoaster, a water coaster combining a rollercoaster experience with a water ride, and a family coaster. Other attractions include a rapid river-ride, drop tower, dark ride, and many more. The park is highly themed reflecting the daily life in old Istanbul and also features a large shopping center right next to the park. * Please contact Concierge to get your vouchers in advance for fast track
Istanbul Aquarium holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. It is a project which makes “firsts” and “mosts” in its field.
Every story has a happy ending. Hosting more than 4,000 toys acquired in 20 years, from various antique dealers all over the world and through internet auctions. This story started at the moment when Smartis stepped in with the Istanbul Toy Museum!
idzMondo is an indoor theme park, designed for kids between the ages of 4 to 14. It features a self - contained city built for and run by kids.
Day Trip Destinations
Situated in the Marmara Sea, this group of nine islands make an easy day trip from İstanbul. Named after some undesirable princes were exiled here, the Islands are now a popular summer spot for locals and tourists alike. The ethnic diversity is clearly visible on the Princes Islands. Still home to substantial Greek, Armenian and Jewish populations, the four main islands - Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kinaliada house a number of beautiful monasteries, churches, synagogues, beaches and Victorian era mansions.
Despite its smaller size, many of Bursa's Ottoman landmarks rival those of Istanbul. Best of all, this lush city, known as "Green Bursa", rests at the base of Mountain of Uludag, a forested peak once thought to be the mythical Mt. Olympus. Enjoy a magical day of incomparable architectural wonders and natural beauty. Green Mausoleum is located in Bursa, world-renowned for superb tile decorations, as well as the late 14th century Great Mosque and the Koza Han, which for centuries was the center of Bursa’s flourishing silk trade.
Troy & Gallipoli
Gallipoli includes the famous battlefield, Anzac Cove, War Cemeteries (Beach Cemetery, Quinn’ s Post, The Nek) and the Anzac Memorials (Lone Pine - Australian Memorial, Conk Bayırı - New Zealand Memorial, Hellespont - English Memorial) of the naval battle (18 March 1915) during World War I. Take the Ferry across Dardanelles. You’ll see the maquette Trojan Horse used in the famous movie “Troy” before at Çanakkale. Visit to the ancient city of Troy, famous with the legendary Trojan Horse from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta and Paris, the Trojan Prince.
Ephesus & Virgin Mary's house
Take the early morning flight to İzmir and depart for Ephesus, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the classical Greek period. Ephesus was also one of the “Seven Churches of Anatolia (Asia)” that are cited in the Book of Revelation. Visit the old Greco-Roman city of Ephesus, Marble Street, Odeon, Bouleterion, Temple of Hadrian and Serapis, Agora, Library of Celsus, Great Theatre, Double Church, Arcadian Way, Gate of Magnesia. Last abode of Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos and lunch at Selçuk. Visit the Isabey Mosque, one of the oldest and most impressive works of architectural art remaining from Anatolian Beyliks and the Temple of Artemis, one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”.