Byzantine and Ottoman Relics
Turkey - Istanbul - Istanbul (European)

Activities

Sightseeing

History & Heritage

Local Highlights

City Tour

Market Tour

Cultural Tour

Overview

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 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 vision during the tour: Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Leander’s Tower

This tour ends approximately at 17:00.

Please Note

  • We offer 30% discount for children age between 3-7. Please contact us.
  • Tour fees include A/C transportation, guidance in multiple languages, entrance fees and mentioned meals/drinks
  • Courtesy transfers from/to in-city hotels. Please wait by your hotel reception for your optional FREE pick-up. Guests not using courtesy transfers should be ready at our tour departure point 10 minutes before given departure time.
  • We reserve the right to alter, postpone or cancel the tour without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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  • Monday to Sunday
Languages
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
Preferences
  • Child-friendly
  • 1 - 100 People
  • 1 Day(s)
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