Enjoy this full day guided tour which will take you on a tour of the Sultan Ahmet Centre and to the heart of the "Old City," from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were once ruled.
The tour will include the visits of;
St. Sophie (Church of Divine Wisdom: One of the greatest marvels of architecture, this monument was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Hippodrome: The remains of the giant arena that functioned as the site for sporting (chariots races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city in the Roman and Byzantine eras.
Blue Mosque: Juxtaposing the St. Sophia, this exquisite mosque built in the name of Sultan Ahmet is famous for its blue Iznik tiles and is unique for having six minarets.
Grand Bazaar: An historical shopping center that ranks as the biggest souk in the world, with nearly 4000 shops featuring antiques, gold, carpets and leatherwear.
Please Note: Blue Mosque is closed on Friday mornings until 13:00, due to noon-prayer.
Topkapi Palace: The complex that functioned as the Imperial offices and residence of Ottoman Sultans today is a huge museum exhibiting the imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy and much, much more.
Tour available daily all year around.
Meeting Time: Between 07.30-08.15 depending on your hotel location.
Departure Time: 08.15am
Duration: Full Day - 8hrs approx.
Meeting Point: Hotel pick up.
Additional Information: Please note Topkapi Palace closes on Tuesdays and its replaced by Bosporus Tour and St. Sophia is closed on Mondays and its replaced with Underground Cisterns Tour. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and is replaced with authentic shops around the Grand Bazaar. Please note this tour is not suitable for clients in wheelchairs.
Inclusions: Transport, Lunch and English Speaking Guide.
Exclusions: Drinks and other services not mentioned above.