Secret Treasures of Istanbul

Visit > Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace with Harem Section, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
SKIP-THE-LINE Tickets, Guiding in your own language, Pick up service provided
Explore Historical Peninsula in a unique, personal way. Be enchanted by the mosaics of Hagia Sophia. See the priceless treasures of Topkapi palace including the HAREM Section. Visit the biggest underground cistern of Constantinople. Experience shopping in the grand bazaar, which has been the center of shopping for centuries. Walk along the historical hippodrome and see the German Fountain and obelisk. See the colorful mosaics of the Sultanahmet mosque. Learn history about Byzantines, Ottomans, and Modern Turks from your expert local guide. Do not wait in the long queues with Skip-The-Line tickets provided for you

per adult from

$149

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Admission fees to attractions
    • Professional licenced tour Guide
    • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
    • Land Transportation by high model vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapı Palace Harem
    What's excluded :
    • Meals&Beverages (optional)
    • Tip to the Guide (optional)
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Hagia Sophia: One of the greatest marvels of architecture,hagia Sophia was founded as basilica in the 6th century.Built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinianus, St Sophia was largest cathedral in the world for nearly thousand years;it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    This extra ordinarary and full of secrets,palace was the residance of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and center of the Ottoman Ampire for nearly 400 yeras.The building is a typcial example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibits rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons, shields, armours, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey

    is the size of a cathedral; it is 143m long and 65m wide and can hold up to 80,000 cubic meters (or 17.5 million gallons) of water. There are 336 giant columns (mostly Ionic or Corinthian in style) supporting the structure in 12 rows of 28 columns.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Topkapı Palace Harem, Harem İçi Sultanahmet Topkapı Sarayı, Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Visit Harem of the Ottoman Sultans in Topkapi Palace

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, it is located opposite the Hagia Sophia. Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Although it is officially named Sultanahmet Mosque, the (nıck) name Blue Mosque was given to it by the visitors because of the amazing blue tiles decorating the interior walls.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

    Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Located in the heart of Sultanahmet surrounded by Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace, today it is home to The Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), The Serpentine Column(Burma sütun), The Constantine Column, and German Fountain.

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

    With 18 entrances and more than 4000 shops, it is one of the greatest bazaars in the world. It was built between 1455-1461 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Today, shops selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their own streets or inns as it was the original Ottoman system.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick Up provided from centrally located Istanbul hotels(Sultanahmet, Besıktas, Taksim, Sisli)
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Tour Altinkum Travel

Activity ID: V-39776P71

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