Discover stunning Old City with these visits:
Hagia Sophia: As one of the attributes of Jesus Christ, ‘Holy Wisdom’ Church Hagia Sophia was built by Byzantine emperor I. Justinian and his big love Theodora. The biggest cathedral of its time and presents amazing marble and mosaic work. It was converted to mosque during the Ottoman time by adding up the minarets, the mosaics covered by plaster and recently revealed, serving as a museum for visitors all around the world.
Byzantine Hippodrome: The Hippodrome witnessed the biggest competition between teams of Blues and Greens with chariot racing as it was the most popular sport of Byzantine times. The The Egyptian Obelisk, the serpentine column and the German fountain of Willhelm II are sites to be visited.
Blue Mosque: This stunning mosque with 6 minarets was built during the Ottoman times by Sultan Ahmet. Even though it is called as Sultanahmet Mosque by Turks, it is also called Blue Mosque because of its incredible hand-made quartz tiles.
Topkapi Palace: The house of 24 Sultans of Ottomans is full of exhibitions of relics, Sultans’ costumes, swards, guns, treasury, thrones. The harem section is not included in this tour.
Grand Bazaar: The oldest and largest shopping mall of the world, Grand Bazaar has more than 4000 shops, 60 streets, selling jewelry, ceramics, carpets, copper, leather etc, and it is the only historical market in the world that attracts between 250.000 and 400.000 visitors a day.
Price per adult 90 USD
Price per child 90 USD
Children under 7 year-old is % 30 discount
*Delicious authentic Turkish Lunch is included to our tour program.
* The tour groups are max with 8-10 people, please inform your travel consultant if there are more than 10 people in your group we can offer you discounted price.
* Please note during the summer months and special holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you to book as soon as you can, once your plans are firm. Availability check is kindly requested.
* The sights in this tour are located at walking distance. There will be no vehicle or hotel pick-up or drop off. The meeting point of our tour is in the old city. We will send you the meeting point details upon booking your tour.
*Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and replaced with Basilica (Underground) Cistern.
*Hagia Sophia is open on Mondays during the summer period and closed during the winter period. If it gets closed we replace it with Basilica (Underground) Cistern. (in the past years it was closed on every Monday.)
*Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday and replaced with Spice Market.
* We can arrange it as private as well upon your request.
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