Tour Route: Istanbul
Embark on a captivating full-day Istanbul Old City day tour, exploring the fascinating history and cultural treasures of this enchanting city. After a delightful breakfast, meet your knowledgeable tour guide in the hotel lobby and prepare for an immersive experience. Begin your adventure at the historic Hippodrome, once a vibrant center of Byzantine entertainment. Marvel at the architectural marvels of the iconic Blue Mosque, renowned for its intricate tile work and breathtaking design. Step into the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, a true masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that will leave you in awe. Discover the hidden gem of Hagia Irene Church, with its serene atmosphere and captivating ancient history. Continue your journey as you explore the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans (please note that the Harem side is not included). Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Learn about its rich history and cultural significance, spanning over 30,000 square meters and boasting more than 4,000 shops. Get lost in the enchanting labyrinth of stalls, hone your bargaining skills, and experience the bustling energy of this vibrant marketplace.
Our tour begins at the historic Hippodrome, a place that dates back to ancient Roman times. Here, you will discover the venue where captivating chariot races took place during the Roman Empire and marvel at the grandeur of the Obelisks. Accompanied by our guide, you will bear witness to the memories of this historic square, filled with tales of the past.
The next stop is the Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque. This unique mosque is one of Istanbul’s most iconic structures. With its famous blue tiles, it is a true masterpiece of art. You can immerse yourself in its peaceful atmosphere, offer prayers, or simply marvel at the stunning architecture.
Another highlight of our tour is the Hagia Sophia. As one of Istanbul’s symbolic landmarks, the Hagia Sophia is a gateway to the depths of history. Initially built as a patriarchal church during the Byzantine Empire, this magnificent structure was later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire and now serves as a museum. The Hagia Sophia will captivate you with its unique mosaics, grand domes, and historical ambiance.
Our next destination is Topkapi Palace. This enchanting palace served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. You can explore its stunning gardens, visit the historical chambers, and get a close-up experience of the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Harem section, where you can trace the traces of Ottoman palace life.
After visit Topkapi palace, we will explore the biggest underground cistern called Yerebatan Basalica Cistern. One of Istanbul’s most prominent structures, the Basalica Cistern, was built by the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. For centuries, Yerabatan Basalica Cistern, was used to distribute water for the needs of the city of Constantinapolis, obtained from historical waterways.
At the end of our tour, we will visit the Grand Bazaar, located in the heart of Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar has been a thriving trading center since the Middle Ages, with thousands of shops housed within its walls. Here, you can find handmade crafts, sulvenir and jewelry goods, and much more. After Grand bazaar, TOUR ENDS!
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