Agatha Christie, the world-renowned queen of mystery novels, found inspiration in the most unexpected of places. One such place was the enchanting city of Istanbul. If you’re a fan of her work and wish to follow in her literary footsteps, we have an extraordinary recommendation for you – the Agatha Christie Private Tour.
This unique tour allows you to delve into the world of Agatha Christie by exploring the very places that stirred her imagination. Istanbul, a city straddling Europe and Asia, provided the backdrop for one of her most famous works, Murder on the Orient Express.
The journey begins in Sirkeci, the historic Orient Express station, where this iconic train embarked on its fabled journey from Paris to Istanbul. Imagine sipping on strong, aromatic Turkish coffee, just as travelers did in days gone by, while waiting for their adventures to unfold.
As you continue, you’ll take a leisurely stroll through the old city, crossing the legendary Galata Bridge, a favorite spot for local fishermen. Your path leads to a historic neighborhood that once stood as a cultural hub of the Western world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Here, you’ll visit quaint old restaurants, atmospheric passages, and charming churches.
This district holds a special place in Agatha Christie’s history. It’s where she spent her time while in Istanbul, drawing inspiration from the unique surroundings. Cafes and public spaces still exude the charm of those bygone days with their Art Deco design and special ambiance. You’ll visit a delightful winery, originally founded by an old Greek family, to savor local Turkish wines.
Throughout your journey, a private guide will regale you with tales of Agatha Christie’s life and work, adding depth to your exploration. The tour culminates in a historic palace hotel, where you’ll enjoy a glass of bubbly prosecco. This tea lounge is where Agatha Christie herself relaxed, immersed in her readings and engaging conversations. Today, it operates as a high-end restaurant under the stewardship of a Michelin 2023 recognized chef.
The Private Agatha Christie Tour offers an authentic and memorable experience, elevated by exquisite dining tastings. If you’re a fan of Agatha Christie’s literary genius, this tour is an absolute must.
Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the world of Agatha Christie and experience the Istanbul that captivated her imagination. Book your adventure today for a journey filled with literary intrigue and unparalleled charm.