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◈ Full Day Byzantian & Ottoman Relics Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar
Take a walking tour between several UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. This comprehensive all-day tour is the best way to explore Istanbul, and your guide will provide the history of the city so you can appreciate the cultural, historical and architectural treasures of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires even more.
◉ Explore the history of Byzantine & Ottoman Empire
◉ See the heart of the Old City
◉ All-day tour with halal lunch
◉ Professional Local Guide
◉ Pick-up & drop-off from your hotel
◉ Free cancellation
Visit the Blue Mosque traditionally known as the Sultanahmet Mosque and check out the blue tiles of the interior that gave the mosque its current name.
Visit the world-famous Grand Covered Bazaar, the world's largest "souk" (market) with more than 3000 shops selling gold, jewellery, antiques, carpets, leather wares and souvenirs. You can even see a demonstration of the making of a traditional handmade Turkish carpet!
Visit Hagia Sophia, a wonder of ancient architecture. It must have one of the most turbulent histories of any museum in the World, former Cathedral, later an Ottoman Imperial Mosque and now a Museum. Built at the beginnin gof the Middle Ages in AD 537.
Built in the third century, the Hippodrome was a center for sporting events, such as chariot races, as well as political activities in the Old City. Decorated by The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral column), Column of Constantine.
Set on top the most visible hill of Istanbul, Topkapi Palace was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. See the imperial treasury in this This sumptuous palace, sacred Islamic relics, palace kitchens, Chinese porcelain, weapons
What to bring
◉ ID Card or Passport
◉ Comfortable shoes
◉ Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
◉ After booking, you need to call the local supplier in order to learn the exact time andfree shuttle availability
◉ Pick-up is only available from centrally located Istanbul Hotels.
◉ Travelers will be given free time to explore The Grand Bazaar on their own. This will not be a guided tour.
◉ Free shuttle pick-ups are available between 08:00 - 09:00. Pick-up takes 45 min to 1 hour on the shuttle bus.
◉ The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. On this day of the week, this part of the tour will be replaced with a traditional shop selling authentic Turkish goods.
◉ During the low season, Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. On this day of the week, this part of the tour will be replaced by a visit to the Underground Cistern.
◉ Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
◉ Stroller accessible
◉ Transportation is wheelchair accessible
◉ Most travelers can participate
◉ If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel.
You will be dropped off to your hotel where you were picked up from