Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour

Visit the highlights of Istanbul; Saint - Sophia Church (Church of The Holy Wisdom) Mosque Of Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace And Grand Bazaar: Closed: Monday: St. Sophia, Tuesday: Topkapi Palace, Sunday: Grand Bazaar

per adult from

$104

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Pick up from Old City Hotels
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Pick up from Taksim or other parts of Istanbul
    • Harem Section in Topkapi Palace
    • Gratuities
  • The group tour starts with the visit to Saint - Sophia Church (Church Of The Holy Wisdom): Built in 537 by Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, 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 covered into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. the Conqueror and into a museum by Ataturk in 1935. Mosque Of Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque): Built in 1609, it is - with its 6 minarets facing Ayasofya- the last great imperial mosque of the classical period; its name comes from the 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls. Hippodrome: It was a horse-racing track and also the sporting and social centre of the Byzantine Empire; the German Fountain, the Obelisk of Emperor Theodosius and the bronze Serpentine Column are the monuments embellishing the Hippodrome. Topkapi Palace: This extraordinary and secret palace was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of Ottoman might for nearly 400 years. The buildings are 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. Grand Bazaar: The largest covered market in the world with more than 60 streets and 4,000 shops, where you may find in an authentic oriental atmosphere all kind of gifts,  antiques, jewellery, hand-woven fabrics etc... Closed: Monday: St. Sophia, Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum Tuesday: Topkapi Palace, Sunday: Grand Bazaar
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    08:00 or 08:30 am
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Rock Valley Travel DMC Turkey

Activity ID: V-30042P9

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