CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATIONS
Istanbul is the only city in the world that straddles two continents, at the crossroads of civilizations. It has a long history and culture, with many museums and sites to explore. As much for its tourist haunts and delightful way of life, the city also offers a variety of unique experiences. Some examples of these unique experiences offered by AMAZE are: a private Bosphorus tour aboard an Ottoman imperial caique, a visit to the hotel room in Pera Palace where Agatha Christie wrote the famous “Murder on the Orient Express” and an authentic gourmet taste tour in Karakoy and Galata, an exclusive shopping experience along with a visit to the artisian studios of the famous Turkish designers.
Istanbul is also famous for its international venues, shows and events such as the Mercedes-Benz Istanbul Fashion Week, International Jazz Festival and Istanbul Contemporary Art and Biennal. Allow us to plan your attendance at one of these VIP events and enjoy unique privileges with AMAZE. Our personal tour agents design a custom-made route including excursions of your interest.
SELECTION OF HOTELS
Rising above the most desirable vantage point in Istanbul, Raffles is appreciated for providing stunning Bosphorus views. Raffles Spa offers everything from Turkish baths to Eastern massages for the ultimate rest and rejuvenation experience. With its numerous bars and restaurants, the hotel offers a variety of choices from casual dining to world-class gastronomy, and the legendary Long Bar with its lively and energetic atmosphere.
SOHO HOUSE ISTANBUL
Set in a 1873 neoclassical property and adjacent annex, this upscale hotel is 7 minutes' walk from the 5th-century Galata Tower and 10 minutes' walk from Sishane metro. Offering designer furnishings, the elegant rooms also have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemakers. A posh apartment has a kitchen, plus a terrace with a Jacuzzi, a BBQ and panoramic views.
Taking residence at the Nisantasi district, Istanbul's most vibrant neighborhood, the modernist Art Deco influenced St. Regis Istanbul features exceptional services and world-class facilities at Istanbul's best address. The St. Regis Istanbul is the ideal luxury hotel in Istanbul, forming a focal point for cosmopolitan Turkish and international society.
PARK HYATT ISTANBUL - MACKA PALAS
In the fashionable Nisantasi shopping district, this polished hotel is 8 minutes' walk from the Istanbul Kongre Merkezi congress center and 7 km from the Hagia Sophia museum.
The refined rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, as well as ergonomic work areas, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded rooms have limestone tubs and hammams. Suites add sitting rooms, and some have terraces. There's 24-hour room service.
Tomtom Suites is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from the 1850s to recent. Throughout history, this building was home to French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. The building hosts its new guests with a "younique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background and offers a panoramic view of the old town and a nostalgic outlook.
Vault Karaköy, The House Hotel highlights Art & Culture, blending classic and contemporary styles, bringing together visions of Ancient and Modern Istanbul. Restored by the Agha Khan award-winning Turkish architect Han Tümertekin, the building structure retains original features and is inspired by its imposing bank vaults which also gave rise to the hotel's name. The contemporary classic room interiors also evoke wealth and luxury.
THE HOUSE HOTEL BOSPHORUS
The House Hotel Bosphorus consists of 26 rooms and suites in a 5-story, 19th-century Ottoman mansion at the foot of the Bosphorus Bridge. The Mansion, part of the House Hotel Bosphorus, contains a suite and two rooms. The hotel is in the lively and vibrant, cobblestoned enclave of Ortaköy, home to a famous mosque as well as a range of restaurants, cafes and clubs.
ÇIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI
Çıragan Palace Kempinski offers a resort ambience in the city and reflects the ultimate luxury of a genuine Ottoman Palace. Beyond all the Spa facilities, a favorite is the winter heated infinity outdoor pool, which gives you the feeling of floating on the Bosphorus. It is the only hotel in Istanbul accessible by car, yacht and helicopter. The hotel is regarded as the city’s most distinguished high profile meeting space and venue for extravagant weddings & social events.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS
Proudly standing on the shores of the scenic Bosphorus our lovingly restored, 19th-century Ottoman palace brings together Istanbul’s ancient architecture, warm Turkish hospitality and contemporary accommodations. Relax in one of our traditional hammams, spend an afternoon lounging around our outdoor pool, and savour Anatolian delicacies as you admire the soaring minarets and towers of the city’s inimitable waterfront skyline.
SHANGRI-LA BOSPHORUS ISTANBUL
An enchanting retreat in the Capital of Empires. The spice-scented bazaars of Istanbul have enraptured you. For long moments, you have lost yourself in the intricate patterns gracing the soaring dome of Hagia Sophia. With the morning's memories glowing in your mind, you return to the embrace of Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. The hotel, ideally located in the financial and entertainment district of Besiktas, yields breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Strait.
THE RITZ-CARLTON ISTANBUL
In a region known for its palaces, mosques and Spice Bazaar, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul emerges as a symbol of modern Turkish luxury. Surrender to the inimitable beauty of this five-star hotel on the Bosphorus, where tradition appears in enchanting ways, like Turkish coffee ceremonies, Iznik ceramic tilework and even an antique door in the lobby that dates back to the Selchuk Empire.
EXCURSIONS OF INTEREST
FINE DINING EXPERIENCE
Rooftop restaurants with superb views across the Bosphorus and modern cuisine that fuses East and West are among the highlights at the top of Istanbul's authentic fine-dining experiences. Mikla, Sunset, Paper Moon, Nicole, Galvin and Frankie are only a few of the world-class fine dining restaurants in Istanbul, offering a variety of local and international gourmet cuisines.
Every visitor to Istanbul should take a Bosphorus cruise on the 20-mile long strait which joins the Sea of Marmara to the south with the Black Sea to the north of Istanbul. Whether you prefer a modern luxury yacht or an Ottoman dynasty style boat, the Bosphrous will amaze you with its natural and historical skyline.
RELAXATION & ENTERTAINMENT
Istanbul is one of the few metropoles that never sleeps. From luxury shopping to extensive spa facilities, the city offers various high-end ventures. Night clubs, art venues and gourmet restaurants by the Bosphorus and Historical Peninsula are temples of entertainment to experience the most out of this authentic city.
The city hosts international events during certain periods of the year. Mercedes-Benz Istanbul Fashion Week, Akbank International Jazz Festival, Contemporary Art Festival and Istanbul Bienal are only a few of the VIP events which take place in the heart of Istanbul.
Explore the boutique design stores and have a brief introduction to beautiful fabrics used in the fabulous pieces by the top Turkish designers. From a private exhibition to shopping excursions, you will discover the best of Istanbul fashion and authentic jewellery designs.
One of the best ways to discover Istanbul is by a tailor-made program of your choice with your expert private guide and vehicle. You just tell the spots you are interested and we create your program. We can also provide private sightseeing tours of Istanbul highlights.
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