Experience Asia and Europe with Daily Istanbul Tours

Istanbul is that one city in the world where you can experience being in two continents, Asia and Europe. And because of that you can also experience diversity and culture like no other. If you want to get the best of your Istanbul holiday, you should check out the available Alaturka Daily Istanbul Tours.

Daily Istanbul Tours Options
Istanbul Classic Tours – This is a classic walking tour that takes the guests to some of the best places in this great Turkish city. The places to be visited are within walking distance from one another. These places include: Hagia Sophia, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul Private Shore Excursion – This daily tour of Istanbul offers similar activities as the classic tour, with the difference being you getting privately guided through the city. This means you wouldn’t have to go on the tour with about a dozen or more other tourists.

Istanbul Culinary Walking Tour – This is the tour that offers the taste of two continents. The tour begins with a delicious Turkish breakfast served on the European side of the city. Then the tour will cross to the Asian side going to Kadykoy, the place where you can find the best restaurants in the city. Here, you can enjoy sipping freshly-brewed tea paired with the famous baklava. This is definitely one of the most popular daily Istanbul tours as it gives the tourists the chance to enjoy up to over 15 different kinds of foods during the entire walk. The tour usually includes the food tasting, Turkish tea, water, English speaking guide and the ferry ride from Europe to Asia.

Istanbul Bosphorus Tour – Among the many daily Istanbul tours, this is a private tour that will take you to the city walls, the Spice Bazaar, and the Rumeli Fortress. This tour also gives you a bus ride going to the Golden Horn, which is a natural harbour that played a very significant role in the development of the city. Bosphorus tour on boat is also a part of this daily tour. This is a traditional boat trip that sails along the waters that separate Europe from Asia, and passes through the breathtaking Dolamabahce Palace.

Dolmabahce Palace Experience Asia and Europe with Daily Istanbul Tours

Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

Turkey is indeed a great place to go if you want to get your fill of history, culture, gastronomical adventure and lots of fun days in the sea, sun and the sand. To truly get the best value for your holiday money, you should make sure that you go for one or two of the mentioned daily Istanbul tours. Alaturka can organise any of these extension daily Istanbul tours with any cruise or any other Turkey tour. However, if you are just looking for Istanbul tours and no other adjoining tours we can also accommodate.

Snorkeling in Gallipoli

Normally snorkelling would be a thrilling activity in any part of the world. To get the opportunity to observe underwater life, the flora and fauna, with minimal effort required is invigorating in itself. But what if apart from the natural beauty you get the chance to see ancient and historic remains of an important era, reminiscent of a significant war between nations? Wouldn’t it double the adventure of going underwater?

Well in Gallipoli there are tours organised specially for the purpose of seeing an underwater steamer. For those who do not know, Gallipoli was the location of an important battleground between the army of the Ottoman Empire and the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I. Since then this place has become a rallying point for people around the world commemorating the loss of life in wars. The steamer is called Milo. And it is the remains of this that you may snorkel over if you get the chance to go snorkelling in Gallipoli.
This steamer was purposefully sunk to act as breakwater for the Williams’ Pier to survive the storms so that it would be useful in landing and embarking in spite of the rough weather at that time. Well you can go for snorkelling in Gallipoli as part of an overall tour of this place, which includes visits to the ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Australian Memorial, Chunuk Bair New Zealand Memorial, Johnston’s Jolly where you can witness the trenches and tunnels dug as part of the war strategy by both the Allied and Turk forces, and the Ariburnu Cemetery where those who died in the war as well as some of the civilian labourers are buried. There are other landmarks of importance, like the stone monolith inscribed with the words of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, delivered in 1934 to honor the dead when people from Australia, New Zealand and Britain came to visit the battlegrounds in 1934.


Gallipoli snorkelling Snorkeling in Gallipoli

Snorkelling in Milo, Gallipoli

There are several options available if you want to travel in this region to absorb the events leading up to an eventful time in history. A 2 day tour from Istanbul ending at Selcuk or vice versa costs about €145 per person. The overnight stay is at Eceabat. The first day is spent in a fully guided tour of the places aforementioned to add to your information and many others like the ANZAC Commemorative Site and the Mehmetcik statue, while the next day is spent snorkelling in the peninsula. As the steamer is about 75 meters away from the shore your fitness will have to be determined first.

The entrance fee and lunch is included in the overall fee, which is a fair deal considering the fuel price and the like. You also get to have some free time to spend at your own whim exploring the neighboring area. Alaturka also do package deals for those that book Gallipoli, Milo snorkelling and cabin cruises. The more you book the bigger the discount!


So if you plan to visit this region make sure you get the chance to snorkel in the cozy waters amid the lush view while also getting a taste of history.