Beyond the Historical Peninsula

In the morning visit to Yedikule Dungeons, built next to the city wall near the Byzantine Imperial Gate to protect the treasury, but later used as a dungeon. Then proceed to Panorama 1453 Museum to witness the conquest of Istanbul. Tekfur Palace (Blachernae Palace, dates back to the 13th century with is only surviving annex. Thereafter Miniaturk, located by the Golden Horn and one of the world’s largest miniature parks with 105 models, 45 of which are from the structures in Istanbul and 45 of which are from Anatolia while the remaining 15 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside Turkey. Drive to Kemerburgaz for a relaxing afternoon where the well preserved aqueducts (Uzun Kemer), built during the Roman times and then extended by Sinan the Architect, are to be seen. The final visit is to be paid to Belgrade Forest for a short walk. Drive back to the hotel.