Old Istanbul City Tour- Full Day

Full day tour of Old Sultanahmet area and the most important historical buildings of old Istanbul

Full day (8 h) tour of Sultanahmet area or otherwise known as the Old city. Visits to the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Little Hagia Sophia.
TOUR CODE OldIst-F
DEPART FROM Guaranteed Departure Everyday
PICKUP LOCATION Hotels in city center or Cruise Ship Port
HIGLIHGTS Hagia Sophia Museum, Bzyantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazzar, Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome and the dazzling Grand Bazaar. A delicious 3-course lunch is also included halfway through the day.

Hippodrome: The former center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Bzyantine Empires. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
St.Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during Ottomans and serving as a museum today

Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Grand Bazaar:The oldest and the largest covered market place in the World with nearly 4.000 shops fuul of rich collections of carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs.
Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed
* Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.

Little Hagia Sophia Mosque: The mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It's early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empie and now is used as a mosque since 1497.

Closed : Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, will be replaced by Underground Cistern
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
Guide Available : English,Italian and Spanish -Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
-Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
-Lunch
-Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
-Services Charges & Local Taxes.
TURID : 102

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