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Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

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Duration

10 hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

15 people

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Languages

English, Russian, Spanish

Overview

This Full Day regular group Tour is available everyday in Istanbul. The tour covers the most important Historical Sites during the visiting in Istanbul The Sites are the Blue Mosque, the Museum (Church) of Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine Ancient Hippodrome, The Topkapi Palace and the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.

07:30 -08:30 Our staff will come and pick you up from your hotel for tour of Byzantine and Ottoman Relics. (Pick up time can be change according to your hotel location. Pick up time will be given you once you inform us your hotel). It is a full day tour that you will visit historical sites of old city of Istanbul.

After hotel pick up, our staff will take you to meeting point to meet the group and our tour guide will inform you about the day tour.
Start to tour by visiting St. Sophia, and continue to Blue Mosque via Hippodrome, After visiting Byzantine Hippodrome continue to Grand Covered Bazaar. Visiting Grand Covered Bazaar and Lunch break. After Lunch continue to afternoon part of the tour. Visit Topkapi Palace and contenue to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque. Little Hagia Sophia Mosque is the last step of the tour then return to hotel. Arrival at the hotel and the tour will be ended.

Important Notes

  • You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time.
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2
    Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday; replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Little Hagia Sophia Mosque

Itinerary

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Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia

This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architechtural marvels of all time.

Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque

Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Hippodrome
Hippodrome

The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COOLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.

Grand Coverd Bazaar
Grand Coverd Bazaar

In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with aech trade having its own area; the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onnyxware and meerschaum pipers.

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace

The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS. (Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.

Little Hagia Sophia Museum
Little Hagia Sophia Museum

is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful

Included/Exclude

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Museum Fees
  • Non Smoking air-conditioned touristical vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Local taxes and service charges
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Are museum entrances fees included during your tours?
Yes. We believe in making it easy for you to budget for your trip, so all our tours entrance fees to museums listed in your itinerary are included.
Will I have a tour guide on my tour?
Yes, all of our tours include the services of a professional, English-speaking tour guide, licensed with the Ministry of Tourism.
I’m a Vegetarian. Will I be able to find vegetarian meals in Turkey ?
Yes. Many dishes in Turkey are vegetarian so it is generally easy to find vegetarian options. Please let us know at the time of booking that you are vegetarian.
What do you mean by a “professional licensed tour guide”?
Taking a tour with the professional licensed guide is very important. Guides in Turkey study a mix of history, archaeology and mythology for 4 years in order to get their tour guiding license and pass special exams in language skills. All our company tour guides are professional licensed guides and expert in their regions. It is illegal for anyone who is not a licensed tour guide to conduct tours of historical sites in Turkey.
What kind of vehicle will be provided on my tour?
Our company provides you with a late model, comfortable, air conditioned vehicle such as a Mercedes Vito,Mercedes Sprinter,Volkswagen Carevalla and Crafter with an experienced driver.

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