Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour

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Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour

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  • Tour DurationTour duration: 4h
  • Tour TimeUpcoming departures:
    • 24.06.2017: 09:00
    • 25.06.2017: 09:00
    • 26.06.2017: 09:00

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  • Live Guide Live Guide
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors Suitable for families, young and seniors
  • UNESCO site UNESCO site
  • Hotel Pick-up Service Hotel Pick-up Service

Why you should go

Enjoy in a half day tour and discover the heart of great Istanbul. Visit and explore the most famous Istanbul Byzantine & Ottoman relicsn such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs... After sightseeing enjoy in lunch at a Turkish restaurant.

Highlights

  • Visit the monumental Hagia Sophia
  • Explore the splendid Blue Mosque
  • Visit the Hippodrome, center of sportive events
  • Enjoy in shopping at Grand Covered Bazaar and buy some souvenirs
  • Take a lunch at a Turkish restaurant
  • Visit five tombs of Ottoman Sultans

What shall I see

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6 th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

Also visit Galata bridge, Golden Horn and Leander’s tower.

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets
  • Guide
  • Lunch
  • Transportation

Pick-up service

  • Free Transfers from any Istanbul Hotel (only centrally located and accesable hotels).
  • Some streets are narrow and it’s not possible to access them by busses and some hotels are far away from city center so they are not on our free shuttle route
  • For those with hotel pick-up, please call 24 hours prior to your departure to reconfirm your tour and schedule your hotel pick-up
  • On the day of your tour, please be ready at least 10 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time
  • Pick ups take 45 to 60 minutes and guests who don’t want to spend time on shuttles can come to our meeting point

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