(Old City Tour with Lunch by walk )
Full Day Regular & Private
If you have the entire day for yourself, we strongly suggest you to combine Tour1+2 to see the main attractions in OldCity in one day. This is our “best seller” today. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and connect you to your guide of the tour between 07:45-08:20 per your hotel’s location. On the tour, the sights are;
Hagia(St.)Sophia – Ayasofya (Closed on Mon, substitute Chora Church)
Hagia Sophia, the most impressive architecture of Byzantium -a unique mystical feature of art where Christianity and Islam met one another.
Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet Camii
Imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, will enable you compare two masterpieces of architectural history. Gave the name “Blue” for the blue Iznik (Nicea) tiles on entire interior and also unique with 6 minarets in the name of SultanAhmet (1616)-the last imperial venue of Ottoman Era. Hippodrome of Constantinople The Arena for chariot races and athletic activities as well as rebellions, also served the Ottomans for similar purposes including executions.
Grand Bazaar-Kapalı Çarsı (Closed on Sun, replaced with other options)
CoveredBazaars in Islamic culture, shops within the complex of mosques but The GrandBazaar is different! It is a mall of over 4000 shops where “art and crafts” are made and exposed to public.
Hence, it is the best venue for shopping for weaving art and other craftsmanship.
Topkapi Imperial Palace-TopkapiSarayi (Closed on Tuesday) was the primary residence of Ottoman ruler, however with rather modest architecture for the grandeur, built for Sultan Mehmet (1460).
• Pick up & drop off from/to your hotel (only from Sultanahmet and Taksim Hotels)
• Professional guidance (regular group tour in English only, please ask for other languages)
• Lunch in regional restaurant – veggie choices available (drinks on pay)
• Museum fees
• Personal expenses
• Customary tip to driver and tour guide
• Other services unless specified
*Please refer to your consultant for small group supplement-ideal for families or intimate parties
All tours have been posted by TURSAB(Turkish Society of Travel Agencies) licensed travel agencies and tour operators who have replied to the formal TURSAB call of 08.07.2013 for publishing their tours on this website.
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Binbirdirek mahallesi, Dostlukyurdu Sokak, Hacıbey Apartmanı No:10/9 Fatih Sultanahmet Istanbul