08:30 to 17:00
70 Euro pp
Our group tour for Istanbul Old city starts with your pick up from your hotels at the city center. Our first stop will be Hippodrome square and we will start our tour with professional tour guide. Tour includes lunch in Old City. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotels.
Hippodrome Square : Byzantine Emperors loved nothing more than an afternoon at the chariot races, and this rectangular arena was their venue of choice. It was decorated by obelisks and statues, some of which remain in place today. Recently it is one of the city's most popular meeting places. The most attractive monument is the "Egyptian Obelisk", was originally constructed by Pharaoh Tutmosis. Another monument in Hippodrome Area is "Serpentine Column", was brought from the Temple of Apollo, Delphi Greece. The third monument in this area is the "German Fountain" or "Fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II". It is an octagonal building with water taps around which was constructed in 1898.
Blue Mosque : One of the most famous and biggest monuments of Turkish and Islamic art, the mosque is visited by all who come to Istanbul and gains their admiration. Real name is Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Befitting his original profession, its architect Mehmet Aga (student of Sinan) decorated the interior fastidiously like a jeweler. Built between 1609-1616, the mosque used to be part of a large complex, including a covered bazaar, Turkish baths, public kitchens, a hospital, schools, a caravanserai, and the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmet. Some of these social and cultural buildings have not survived to our day.
Saint Sophia Museum : The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been constructed three times in the same location.
Topkapi Palace : Topkapi Palace is definitely the best looking palace in Turkey. Home for the Ottoman Sultans, is now a perfect place to be a Museum to reflect the glory of Ottoman Empire, Sultans and their way of living; at the top of the list for anyone interested in the vast and exotic world behind the seraglio walls.
Grand Bazaar : The Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewellery, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries, spices and antique shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by type of goods, with special areas for leather, gold jewellery and the like.
- Musuem fees
- Hotel transfers