Flora and Fauna: As the climate and topography vary greatly in Turkey, so does the flora and fauna. The Black Sea region is renowned for its forests of leaf bearing and coniferous trees and for the apples, pears, cherries which is originated from Turkey, hazelnuts, mandarin oranges, tobacco and tea that are grown there. Along the eastern Mediterranean shores the local vegetation is tropical, with flourishing banana, palm and citrus trees and sugar cane and cotton. From the western Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara coasts: olive, citrus and pine trees along the mountains are found. On the steppes of Central Anatolia: natural pastures with scattered-forested areas. In Europe, there are 11,500 kind of flora with flowers. In Turkey, this number is 9,000 but 3,000 of this flora only grow in Turkey
Kindly will provide you best of Istanbul as tour starts from Hippodrome Square follows inside highlights as Blue Mosque, covers to (St. Sophia Church) Byzantian Times buildings with Ottoman Times Imperial Buildings (Topkapi Palace) and will be end in Grand Covered bazaar.
Transfer you from your Shipport in Karakoy. At 08:30am Meet with your guide and depart to the city's imperial history by driving around the Golden Horn and the great city walls of Constantinople. Hippodrome: The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times, one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from the 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Afternoon depart to Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoper with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenir. 5:30pm transfer back to your Cruise. End of tour. (L)
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