Are you ready to fall in love with the biggest city in Turkey ? Visit the bridge between east and west. With a population of more than 15 million inhabitants, it is also the largest transcontinental city in the world. No tourist has been disappointed in the eastern and European contrast of this magical city, which has been home and capital of the Byzantine, Otomano and Roman empires. Discovering a unique city that is located between two seas: the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, two continents: Asia and Europe, it is the opportunity to know the best of two worlds: the modern and the traditional. Without a doubt, this city is one of the places you must visit once in your life.
Without a doubt, Istanbul has an endless number of places to visit. The Basilica of Hagia Sophia is one of the most emblematic places in the city, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, a masterpiece of Byzantine art, it is currently a museum, but it was first a basilica and then a mosque. Opposite we find the Blue Mosque with beautiful mosaics inside made with ceramic tiles. The Topkapi Palace is also a representative building to visit, which was the official residence of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, this building is located around four courtyards connected by large portals. Another icon of the city is the Galata Tower, which was initially built as a watchtower for the city. Near this tower is the Galata Bridge where you can see the best sunsets in the city, you can also walk through this place full of fishermen. The Grand Bazaar is one of the essential places if you visit Istanbul, get lost in its many streets and shops, one of the largest and oldest markets in the world.
Embark on a unique adventure from Istanbul and cross Europe, visit Bucharest, Budapest and Paris aboard a luxury train. Enjoy the road, appreciate the unique details and live an experience with exquisite details and postcard landscapes, get ready and star in the period film you always dreamed of. This adventure can be done on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. For three nights aboard this luxury train, you will have dedicated steward service, continental breakfast, three-course lunch, four-course dinner, visit to Peles Castle in Romania, and many more surprises awaiting you on this beautiful tour.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is a true classic in luxury train travel. Climb aboard this legend of European rails and experience a unique and unforgettable adventure that you will want to repeat. This train is made up of several luxury cabins from the 1920s and 1930s, consisting of 3 dining cars that provide you an exquisite dining experience and invite you to be dazzled by their finished luxury.