Tulips and Trade

Starting from €49

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4 hours
Tour Leader
Trici Venola
About the Leader
Trici Venola

A groundbreaking Los Angeles digital painter and MacEvangelist, Trici Venola moved to Istanbul in 1999 and began drawing everything she saw. She has now created over 2000 drawings of this rapidly-changing city at the center of the world, authoring two books of drawings, Drawing On Istanbul and Drawing On Istanbul 2, both available on Amazon, as well as The Drawing On Istanbul Blog, popular with art historians, Byzantine scholars, students and those who just like a good read, with pictures. She learned the history of the places she was drawing, and local people showed her things few get to see.

Tour Description

One Sultana was so frustrated with her drunken and mentally defective offspring that she simply ruled the Empire herself, building her own workplace on the bones of a Byzantine church. It’s part of our walk through the shops and labyrinthine bazaars, built by Ottomans on Byzantine foundations. There’s time to browse, and enjoy the odd historical details as well, on a wander through the historic old shopping district, punctuated by tiled mosques and hole-in-the-wall eateries.

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Prices are per person and quoted in Euros.

Note: This is a walking tour and starts from a meeting point in Sultanahmet. If you require transfers between your hotel and the meeting point, please ask us.

Prices Include:

  • Guiding service by Trici Venola
  • Entrance fees where necessary

Prices Do Not Include:

  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses