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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free parking
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Our last day in Turkey.
Our host at the hippodrome arranged for us to have the services of a private guide for the day, definitely the best way to maximise your time when visiting this lovely city.
We left reception at 9 am for our first stop was Topkapi palace, unlike everyone else we didn't need to cue as Gengis has special …
We arrived back in Istanbul last night and checked into a lovely little hotel in the old city,
On the recommendation of our host today we did a cruise up the Bosporus to the Black Sea. - was a great recommendation ! We past so many palaces, mosques, and museums, each one unique and spectacular in its own way., the contrast between the …
... Mosque we went to the Spice Markets, also an awesome experience. Unfortunatley due to the accident the night before we started out tour late, which was supposed to begin in the morning so we had very limited time at the Spice Markets. Although I purchased some delicious teas and spices from the Markets. Another ...
... that is pink and then green rectangles of materials from the pagan temple, but they ran out so the wall on the other side of the passageway was just painted to match! Ha! So, Christian church for a long time and then in the Ottoman Empire it was turned into a mosque. But they didn't destroy the Christian elements because Jesus, Mary, Angels, etc still play a part in the Muslim religion (just not in the same way) so there's respect for them. However, remember, no faces in a mosque. ...
Ready for an early start, we were up at 4.45, in time to all get showered and ready for our long day. The hotel had put breakfast on early for us - it's not normally until 7.30, but they had it ready at 6.00. I bet someone was spitting tacks! We were down at the arranged time of 6.30 and our guide was waiting for us.
We drove for about an hour, before stopping for breakfast for those who hadn't had it - there were 4 ...