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Istanbul SultanAhmet Tour full day
Old City - Byzantine and Ottoman Capital

Blue Mosque
Santa Sophia Church
Hippodrome
Topkapi Palace
Grand Bazaar
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Daily departure at 08.30 and returns at 17.00
This is a full day walking guided city tour.

Visiting  Istanbul which is the capital city  through Byzantine and Ottoman  empires  by a guide who cares with everyone as individual.

This is a private guided city tour.

Your English speaking guide will come to pick you up from your hotel at around 8:45.

Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled, Sultan Ahmet mosque which is also called as ‘Blue mosque’ because  of  colour of  the mosaics  in mosque. This mosque is one of the best example of  Islam architecture. It is constructed between 1609-1619 by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga who is the student of  very famous architect Sinan  in the reign of Sultan Ahmet 1st. The historian say that this edifice which has 6 minarets is the perfect expression of  Turkish Islamic art.

Blue Mosque
facing with Hagia Sophia which is the famous  by its blue Iznik tiles and unique by 6 minarets, is built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.The last great imperial mosque of  the classical period. its name comes from 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating its interior walls.

Hagia (St.) Sophia
One of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian which is built in 537. St.Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years; it is considered the masterpiece of  Byzantine architecture. After having been the Patriarchal basilica of Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. Who is the Conqueror and  turn into a museum by Atatürk in 1935.

Hippodrome
Center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of  the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.

Lunch is not included in this tour but our guide will suggest you some restaurants to eat a good Turkish meal.

Topkapi Palace
This extraordinary and secret palace is the residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and the center of the Ottoman might for nearly 400 years.The building is a typical example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons,shields,armors,Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.
( Harem sections are not included in the program due to extra entry )

Grand Bazaar
The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world, by its 4000 shops,where is situated in the center of the old city. (Shopping opportunity)

During our visit, we can have a break to drink  which can be alcholic drink or soft drink, whatever  you want in centre of  artisanats being local, traditional coffee shop.

St. Sophia  is closed on Monday.

Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday.


This is a private guided city tour of Istanbul:

- 2 people: 90 euros per person

- 40 € for each added participant.

Free for children under 6 years old, 50% discount for children between 6-12 years old.

Please contact us for a special price if you are a group more than 6 people.

This tour includes:

- Entrance fees to the museums as mensioned in the itinerary.

- Private English speaking guide service. Avoid the long ticket queus with help of your guide.

- All taxes.

This tour excludes:

- Hotel transfers. (Our guide will come to find you at your hotel, and if your hotel is situated in the old city, no need for a transportation, if not, we will use the tramway or taxis.)

- Lunch.

- Personal expenses.

 

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