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Best of Old City Tour (Morning)
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Type: Daily Tour
Operated: Everyday
Guided in: English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic
Meeting Point: Hotel Lobby, Company Office
Starting Time: 08:30(approx.)
Duration: 4 hours
Starting Location: Istanbul
Tour Code: TT0032
Highlights

We offer you an epic “good morning” with our half day Old Istanbul Tour. You will visit the fabulous  historical heritage sites of the city: Sultanahmet Area, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, St. Sophia and Grand Bazaar.

Tour Details

St.Sophia: Was built in 6th century by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and was designed to surpass every other edifice ever constructed in the name of God. Originally built as a church it was converted into a mosque by the Ottomans. It now serves as a museum but it has been an important symbol of Christianity for almost a thousand years.

Blue Mosque: Famous for its blue Iznik tiles, the mosque is one of the most iconic features of Istanbul’s skyline. It was constructed by Sultan Ahmet in 17th century who was determined to build a Muslim masterpiece to rival the Christian built St. Sophia. The Blue Mosque has six minarets and was the first mosque with this characteristic.

Hippodrome: Rowdy chariot races, flamboyant royal celebrations and bloody massacres used to take place in this area. Four monuments of the era still survive and can be visited today - Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Grand Bazaar: The Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest, oldest and most famous covered bazaars. It has nearly 4000 shops selling jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets.  The Grand Bazaar is a center of commerce and represents the unique traditional Turkish shopping culture.

Please Note

Please Note: [ Closed ]
Hagia Sophia Museum on Monday – Replaced with Basilica Cistern or Kariye Museum
Grand Bazaar & Spice Market on Sunday- Replaced with Authentic Shops

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • All admission fee
  • English speaking guide
  • Safe Drivers
  • Air-conditioned transportation by Disinfected Tour Bus
  • 4 Course Lunch.(Vegeterian Menu is available)
  • V.A.T. 

Exclusions

  • International airfare
  • Drinks and meals which are not listed at the itinerary
  • All personal expenses
  • All customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts are made at the travelers’ discreation
  • Turkish Visa Free

Booking Terms and Conditions

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 30 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cancellations will be accepted in writing up to 48 hours before the tour departure with no charge,but last minute cancelations or no shows will be charged in full.Alternatively for any other services or for tailor-made itineraries and quotations, without obligation, just complete the Request Form or email us: info@travelinturkey.com - now for a fast response.