ISTANBUL BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR
Istanbul city tour with an English speaking guide with a group to visit Topkapi Palace, Harem Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Grand Bazaar.
Duration: full day
Itinerary: The tour starts with the departure from the hotel (the old city and Taksim areas are provided with free pick-up service) The tour starts at 8:30 am and ends at about 5pm. We'll start with the Roman Hippodrome (the site of ancient races, games, and wrestling). It was also used for similar purposes during the Ottoman era. Today, you can see some of the historical sights on the site including the Snake Column, the Egyptian Obelisk and the German Fountain). After that, the tour will continue in the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), a unique example of Ottoman architecture. The interior walls of the mosque are decorated with beautiful Turkish tiles. (It remains a partial ancient monument to this day. It is located right in the city center to show directions to the east and west, then we proceed to the Saint Sophia Museum (Church of the Holy Wisdom built in 537 as the Cathedral of the Eastern Roman Empire: Today, the museum shows the remains of the remains of Christian and Islamic religions together, It is currently included in the list of World Heritage Sites, and the last visit in the morning is the Grand Bazaar (one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, you will get a lunch menu including local cuisine that is included in the price of the tour (additional drinks per person) in the period after the Tomcat, will visit the Topkapi Palace (the former residence of the Ottoman sultans and today is a museum including parts of the Treasury and sacred monuments and wings Sultan wings harem), we will visit later the tombs of the sultans in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the tour ends at about 5 pm and return to the hotel.
** Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday.
** The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and Eid holidays. - it was replaced by the Handcraft Store
** Blue Mosque is closed on Friday and there will be no alternative
** Please note that there may be additional charges for hotels outside the central locations. No additional fees will be reported