Full Day Old City Tour

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Daily

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Daily Tour

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About this tour

Our first destination is Hagia Sophia, the world’s one of the greatest and unique religious structures used as a mosque, a church, and also as a museum. Hagia Sophia is housing two completely different cultures inside it, East and West. When you take a step into the structure you can feel the dance of two opposite civilizations and come across the eye-popping blend of Islamic and Christian influences with extraordinary interior mosaics and an effective history. For more visual description you must witness it with your own eyes, surely you will admire it.

Then we must reconnoiter the other masterpiece, Blue Mosque, built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet, and for this reason, known as Sultanahmet Mosque in Turkey. Words are inadequate to explain its magnificence and beauty. With its sequental domes and slender minarets, Blue Mosque dominates the skyline of Istanbul. The blue shade of the 27.000 pieces of Iznik quart tiles, giving the mosque its famous name, is very much worth seeing.

We are going to explore the ancient remains of Constantinople. Our next station is the Hippodrome with its 4 monuments – the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Because of Byzantine emperors’ passion for chariot races in the afternoons, the Hippodrome was the changeless center of sportive and political activities in Constantinople for 1000 years.

Are you ready to be astonished at Topkapi Palace, it has many bewildering sides different from most of the world’s museums. Topkapı Palace was the administrative, educational, and art center of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. It is a great sample of oriental architecture and includes a variety of activities such as exhibitions of art, books, jewels, plates, costumes, the treasury, and the Holy Relics. More than just an Imperial Residence of the Ottoman Sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years.

Our last station is the Grand Bazaar, Turkey’s largest covered market at the heart of the Old City, offering excellent shopping. It has lots of shops in it, and you can find almost whatever you want, such as beautiful Turkish carpets, pottery, tiles, cotton, wool, leather products, and so on. This part of the tour is optional, either you can turn back to your hotel with your guide or stay there.

Note:

  • This tour can be organized for at least 2 people.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • All local tax and insurance
  • Entrance fees to the scheduled museums
  • All transportations and transfers with non-smoking, A/C deluxe vehicle
  • Professional Licensed speaking tour guide
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch (for regular tour)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver
  • Drinks

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Daily Tour

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