Flexiable! 9:00am-Recommended starting time.
Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour.
Centrally located Sultan Ahmet and Taksim hotels
Returns to the original departure point
8 Hours (approx.)
•Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements
• Local tour guide (Monolingual)
• Pick up from and drop off to city center hotels
• All entrances fees (without Harem section)
• Authentic lunch at selected restaurant
• Sightseeing with expert licensed English speaking guides
• Tips to the guide & driver
• Personal Expenses
Visit most higlight places of Istanbul as Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Underground Basilica, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Obelisk, Grand Bazaar. Authentic lunch at sellected local restaurant.
Description & Program:
Let us start by introducion you to Istanbul’s most incredible classics. Tour starts with pick up about 08.45am from your hotel. The first stop will be heart of the old city;Sultan Ahmet Square.You will see;
Topkapi Palace: This extra ordinarary and full of secrets,palace was the residance of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and center of the Ottoman Ampire for nearly 400 yeras.The building is a typcial example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibits rich collections of porcelains,robes,weapons,shields,armours,Ottoman miniatures,Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.
Note: The treasury and harem sections are not included in the program and due to extra entrance fees.
(Closed on Tuesday&replaced with Arkeaoligical Museum)
Grand Bazaar:One of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops,where you will find in an authentic oriental atmosphere,all kind of gifts,leather clothing,rugs,antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc…
(Closed on Sunday&replaced with Arasta Bazaar)
Hagia Sophia: One of the greatest marvels of architecture,hagia Sophia was founded as basilica in the 6th century.Built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinianus,St Sophia was largest cathedral in the world for nearly thousand years;it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.After being considered the Patriarchal Basilica of Constantinople,it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet ll.The conqueror,which led to adding the minarets,tombs and fountains.In 1935 it was turned into a museum by Ataturk,and thats how it reminds nowadays
(Closed on Mondays&replaced with Basilica Cistern)
Blue Mosque:Facing Hagia Sophia,famous for its blue Iznik tiles and its unique six minarets,the Blue Mosque was built in the same of Sultan Ahmet.This is the last great imperial mosque of the classic period.The name for which is commonly now known.Blue Mosque,comes from the 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls.
(Closed on friday morning because of friday pray)
Hipodrome of Constantinople: Its a former center of sportive events(chariot races for example) and political activities of the old city.The obelisk of Theodosius,the serpentine Column,and the German Fountain of Wilhelm ll are the monuments that you can find and leran more about while visiting the Hipodrome
End of the tour guide will drop you back your hotel.
•This tour operates with minimum 1 passangers booking on provider`s side and if doesn`t operate an alternative day or service may be advised.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Hotel pickups from outside of city center is upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, will be replaced with Basilica Cistern)
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Istanbul Archaeology Museum
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, will be replaced Arasta Bazaar
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 3 day(s) prior to first service date.
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