Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful recommendation of Kagan. Our time in Istanbul was fantastic, much moreso because of the great experience we had with Kagan as our guide. We couldn't recommend him more highly! His personal experiences from his life in the city, his insights into its history and his thorough knowledge of the area gave us a very rich experience that we will treasure for a long time to come.
Eriq and Bridget... Istanbul with Kagan in Oct 2011
sample itineraries for Istanbul
Sample itineraries / Istanbul; Two Continents...
giving guests a very good idea about true Istanbul.
A private tour guide and car/van - vehicle in service from 9am till 5pm.
We are coming & meeting guests at their hotel or the port.
First stop of the day is
the Mosque of Suleyman (Ottoman, 500 years old, biggest mosque in Istanbul).
Next is a visit to
Chora Church Museum (Byzantine, 1000 years old, unique with its mosaics & frescos).
Then, we are driving to the Asian side of Istanbul to have a look at a summer residence;
Beylerbeyi Palace (Ottoman, 150 years old, where the last six Ottoman sultans lived).
Back to the European side again to take a boat from Ortakoy for a cruise along the Bosphorus for about an hour.
As our cruise along the Bosphorus is over, we are taking guests back to their hotel or the port.