Istanbul old city guided tour

Istanbul , Turkey

Istanbul old city guided tour

Duration :   8 Hours
The Price :   75,00
Max People :    18
Start Location:   From Your Hotel
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Istanbul old city guided tour. Visit the historical sights of Istanbul during the 8-hour tour with inclusive lunch. Admire the former church and mosque of the Hagia Sophia, see the site of Byzantine sports at the Roman Hippodrome, explore the alleys of the Grand Bazaar, and much more.

Istanbul old city guided tour Highlights

  • See one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces at the Hagia Sophia
  • Bargain in the stores of the Grand Bazaar
  • Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Discover the 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans: Sultans Tombs
  • Visit the imperial palace of the former sultans

Know Before Joining istanbul old city tour

  • Sultanahmet Mosque is closed until 01 April 2023 for Renovation.Guide will inform guest from outside.
  • Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Please note that the Treasury and Harem at Topkapi Palace are not included in the program due to extra entrance fees
  • This Activity have Shopping Visit on the tour.
  • Transfer service is offered to the Europen Side below Area; Taksim-Şişli-S.Ahmet-Aksaray-Beyazıt- Sirkeci-Beyoğlu.

 


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Places You’ll See :

ITINERARY

OLD CITY GUIDED TOUR

Hagia Sophia(Can be visited as a mosque since 2019)

One of the greatest marvels of architecture, Hagia Sophia was founded as a basilica in the 6th century. Built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, St.Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a 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 Mehmed II, The Conqueror, which led to adding the minarets, tombs and fountains. In 1935 it was turned into a museum by Ataturk, and in 2019 it was turned into a mosque again.


Blue Mosque( Closed on Friday Mornings because of Friday Pray )

Facing Hagia Sophia, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and its unique six minarets, the Blue Mosque was built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. This is the last great imperial mosque of the classical 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.


Hippodrome and Obelisks

It’s 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 II are the monuments that you can find and learn more about while visiting the Hippodrome.


Grand Covered Bazaar( Closed on Sundays, replaced with Arasta Bazaar)

In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each 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, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes


Topkapi Palace( Closed on Tuesdays, replaced with Basilica Cistern)

This extraordinary and, full of secrets, palace was the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the center of the Ottoman Empire for nearly 400 years. The building is a typical example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons, shields, armours, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery The Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entrance fees)


 

What's Included

  • Drop of Hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • Local Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Pick up from Hotel
  • Professional Tourist Guide
  • Transportation

What's Excluded

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Personal Expensis
  • Tips

LOCATION

Why Book With Us?

  • We are speaking your language
  • 24/7 support helpline during tour and Travel in Turkey
  • Flexible customisable tour and Activity options

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