Come and join me for a magical experience around the historical peninsula. We'll start our tour in the hippodrome over a cup of coffee and discover the story of the city through pictures and video. After that we'll visit the Blue Mosque and the cistern before moving up the Divanyolu Avenue to Grand Bazaar. We'll walk down the crowded alleys of mercan following the footsteps of Evliya Celebi. We'll visit the Spice Bazaar and conclude with a small dinner.
This tour is perfect if you want to get an overall picture of the city's Byzantine and Ottoman life focused on the forums of Constantinople. We can use our breaks to talk about history, Turkish customs, politics or specifics about arhitecture. Please notify me about your preferences, so I can tailor the trip for you.
I was born and raised in the old city of Istanbul. My family has been living next to the Byzantine Palace of Bucoleon for the last 100 years. After the world war, my grandfather bought the land from our neighbours, the Cagaloglu family. They have been living there since 16th century and gave their name to the district famous for the governors office and newspaper industry. I'm a computer engineer by education and I had the opportunity to work for Fortune 500 companies such as Intel and Qualcomm. My team implemented History Calls, an audio and video guide covering the monuments of the city. For the last six years, I'm a councillor of the city responsible for foreign relations. During my mandate, I hosted numerous guests ranging from Hollywood celebrities to presidents. I always enjoy revisiting the street of the city and talking about it's past, present and it's people. My hobby is magic. So if you are interested, I'll be happy to perform for you during our trips. Full profile
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