!Hotel pick ups maybe before this time. Additional information will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Centrally located Istanbul old city hotels
4 hours (approx.)
•Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact departure time.
•Guiding in your own language is possible!! Please ask for availability or supplement.
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Chora Church.
•Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays thats why of Friday pray.just will visit from garden.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
• Local tour guide.
• Skip the Line admission fees for Haghia Sophia and Blue Mosque
• All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
• Pick up from city center hotels(only Sultan Ahmet,Taksim Hotels and Cruise port)
• Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
• Parking fees
• Hotel drop off service
• Tips to the guide & driver(optional)
• Meals / beverage if needed(optional)
Enjoy a halfday morning 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 and Cafer Aga Madrasa
Description & Program:
Let us start by introducion you to Istanbul’s most incredible classics. Upon pick up from your hotel transferred to heart of the old city;Sultan Ahmet 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.
We provide free pick up and drop off from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Taksim area hotels and Cruise Port.
•This tour operates with minimum 2 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.
•Selected tour departure times are subject to availability and maybe changed with the second best option. It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure / pickup times by calling or emailing to the local tour operator no later than 24 hr prior to the service.
•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.
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.
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