!Hotel pick ups maybe before this time. Additional information will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Centrally located Old City and Taksim Hotels
Returns to original departure point.
8 horus (approx.)
•Please be ready at your departure point 15 minutes prior.
•Guiding in your own language is possible! Please ask for availability or supplement.
•Caferaga Madrasa is closed on Mondays
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern.
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with the Archaeological Museum.
•Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays untill 2 pm,just will visit from garden.
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Arasta Bazaar.
• Local tour guide.
• Skip the Line admission fees for Haghia Sophia,Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace
• All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Pick up / Drop off from city center hotels(Sultan Ahmet and Taksim hotels)
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Meal planed as mentioned in the itinerary
• Tips to the guide & driver (optional)
• Beverage with meal
Enjoy a Fullday tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul with an extensive guided walking tour. You`ll enjoy the magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome of Constantinople, Cafer Aga Madrasa, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar
Description & Program:
Let us start by introducion you to Istanbul’s most incredible classics. Upon pick up from your hotel transferred to Sultan Ahment Square. Today You will explore;
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
Caferaga Madrasa: The Madrasa,a building usually used to teach the theory of Islam,offers several handicraft workshops including the marbling(Ebru)a popular turkish art,painting,jewelery,porcelain,calligraphy,Ottoman language,ceramicks and stained glass.If you are more into music,you can learn to play reed flute(Ney),guitarand letu(Ud).Caferaga Medresesi is popular place for both Turkish and foreign artists to study tradational Turkish arts.
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 Archeaological 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)
We provide free pick up and drop off from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Taksim area hotels and Cruise Port.
•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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