Istanbul City Tour (Classics)
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Istanbul City Tour of Classics Program:

08:45 Pickup from your hotel in Istanbul

12:45 End of the half-day tour, drop-off to your hotel

Please inform the tour guide in case you would like to enjoy your time going around on your own after the tour or prefer to return by yourself.

Hagia Sophia – Aya Sofya

(Closed on Mondays & replaced with Basilica Cistern)

Hagia Sophia (532-537) is one of the most impressive architectural samples of Byzantium Era and it is the absolutely mystical unique example of art where you can see motifs and traces of Christianity and Islam together. It was built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian and it was used as a church until 1453. When Mehmed II, the Ottoman Sultan at the time, conquered Istanbul in 1453, it was converted from church to a mosque. In 1935, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk converted it to a museum.

Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet Camii

(Closed on Friday Mornings because of the Friday Prayer)

Imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet (1609-1616) is one of the great masterpieces of the world and it is the last sample of classical Ottoman architecture. The name “Blue” comes from the famous blue Iznik (Nicea) tiles which adorn the entire interior of the mosque. It is also the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets among the other mosques.

Hippodrome of Constantinople – Sultanahmet Meydanı

Being used as an arena for chariot races, athletic activities, and rebellions in Byzantium Era, Hippodrome was also used for similar purposes including executions in Ottoman Period. Today, it is the heart of the Old City which hosts other ancient monuments.

Inclusions

  • Pick up & drop off from/to your hotel (only from Sultanahmet and Taksim Hotels)
  • Professional guidance (in English only, please ask for other languages if available at the time needed)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tip to driver and tour guide
  • Anything unless specified being included
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  • Monday to Sunday
Languages
  • English
  • Turkish
Preferences
  • Child-friendly
  • 2 - 20 People
  • Transportation: Included
  • 0.5 Day(s)
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