Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

Istanbul Old City Tours,Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour, Full day small group tour of old city

Explore the fascinating history of Istanbul as you stroll by world-famous monuments on this 8-hour walking tour. Visit Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapı Palace, and the Grand Bazaar with your expert guide.
TOUR CODE T-3
DEPART FROM Guaranteed departure everyday
PICKUP LOCATION Meet at hotel or Cruise Ship Port and Continue for the tour.Free pick-up just city center hotels
HIGLIHGTS Hagia Sophia Museum, Bzyantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazzar, Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
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 the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th 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 andGerman 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.
PRICE : 65. EUR adult
35 Eur child ( 3- 6 age)
FREE inf. (0-2 age)

What is Included in tour ?
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.

What is Excluded in tour?
Drinks at lunch
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses
TURID : 51

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