istanbul has been at the junction of great civilizations because of its geographic and strategic location and has hosted several beliefs and traditions of many people for age. With this tour you dont have to be in a hurry. Because you will be for two days in Istanbul. Trips to blue mosque, Hippodrome, hagia sophia, Topkapı Palace, bosphorus Cruise, Asian side and more. It starts and ends in Istanbul. This tour includes 1 night accommodation with breakfast, lunches, enterance fees, pick up&drop off services. For more details, You can send your enquiry via the form below.
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Highlights : Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar
Duration : 08:30-16:30
Istanbul is a must-see city .We have many places to visit. On this tour, top destinations we are going to see.First stop is Blue Mosque .It (Sultanahmet Camii) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Then head on to 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.Next stop is Basilica Cistern. The Basilica Cistern was built to provide water for the city of Istanbul during the reign of Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century AD .
Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture, rich with mosaics and marble pillars and coverings
Next is the Topkapi Palace. It allows its visitors to witness the history, culture, grandeur, magnificence, and profusion of an Empire which lasted for a very long time. Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, from the 15th century until 1856, when until Abdulmecid moved to the Dolmabahce Palace.
Being one of the biggest and oldest closed bazaars, Grand Bazaar is a must go place in Istanbul.It is in fact a separate world within Istanbul. It is an active, crowded, inviting, and indispensable part of Istanbul. This bazaar attracts tourists from all over the world.( Closed on Sundays, replaced with other locations )
At the end of tour, drop off hotels.
Accommondation in Istanbul.
Highlights : City Walls, The Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Boat Trip on the Bosphorus, The Rumeli Fortress (from the sea)
Duration : 08:30-12:00 or 13:30-17:00
This program is a day tour.We operate daily Bosphorus Cruise from 08:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:00.
We see old city wall of Istanbul. It was a system of ancient times that protect the city aganist attacks both from sea and land. It is about 22 km and dates back to 5th century AD.
The second stop is Golden Horn by bus. It is one of the most visited touristic area in Istanbul and the biggest bay of Istanbul Strait.
Later on The Egyptian Bazaar( Spice Bazaar). It is one of Istanbul’s oldest markets, and a time-honored symbol of the city. The main reason for it being called the “Egyptian Bazaar” is that it was built by the taxes collected from Cairo, Egypt. After the 18th century, this name began to be commonly used.
The Last stop will be Rumeli Fortress. We see it from sea ,no interior visit. Rumeli Fotress was constructed around 1452 at the time of Ottoman Empire which is used today as an open air theatre.
Please note that free pick up & drop off service from Sultanahmet,Sirkeci,Beyazit and Taksim area hotels. If your hotel is on a different location, let us know.
Drop off hotels or Bus Station in Istanbul.(Airport Transfer is extra.)
End of the Tour.