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Istanbul Old City Full-Day Tour

1. Istanbul Old City Full-Day Tour

Travel through time on a full-day tour of Istanbul, and see the main monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the Hippodrome, site of major political life and sports activities during the Roman and Bzyantine Empires. Marvel at the last remaining monuments at the complex, including the Obelisk from Egypt and the Serpentine Column from Delphi. Next, go to the Church of St. Sophia, also known as the “Church of Holy Wisdom,” and “Hagia Sophia.” One of the world's architectural masterpieces, the former church and mosque is now a museum of artifacts from Byzantium. Continue to the Blue Mosque to see the city’s icon up close. Famed for its stunning Iznik tiles, the building’s graceful minarets can be seen from many points in the city. Next, explore the narrow lanes of the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in the world. Discover decorative jewelry, leather work, souvenirs and carpets in more than 4.000 shops. Your next stop will be Topkapi Palace, former residence of the Ottoman sultans, now home to an exquisite collection of crystal, silverware, and Chinese porcelain, as well as robes worn by the sultans, and the jewels of the Imperial Treasury. Then, head to Sultans Tombs. Made up of 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans, within the graveyard at St. Sophia, these ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, green, blue and red flower motives. The prince's robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses. Please note, Sultans Tombs are closed on Monday and will be replaced with a visit to the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.

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Byzantine Istanbul Half-Day Morning Tour

2. Byzantine Istanbul Half-Day Morning Tour

Take a half-day tour of Istanbul and explore it from the perspective of the Byzantine Empire. See ruins of Byzantine churches, the site of former Roman chariot races, and the magical alleys of the historic Grand Bazaar. Visit the Hippodrome, location for thrilling chariot races in the days of the Roman Empire. The track is now some 6.6 feet (2 meters) below ground, but has been marked on the paving of Sultan Ahmet Square. You will see the surviving obelisks, as well as the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the Byzantine German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Continue to Hagia Sophia, also known as “The Church of Holy Wisdom.” Undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the world, the temple was so richly decorated that Justinian proclaimed, “Solomon, I have surpassed you!" Your guide is an expert on Byzantine history, art, and architecture, and will describe important moments from the empire’s history as you continue to the iconic Blue Mosque. Named for its stunning decoration of Iznik tiles, you will also admire its slender minarets End your tour at the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in the world. Explore the alleys, where nearly 4,000 shops offer a superb selection of antiques, leather, evil eye trinkets, and Turkish rugs. Try out your haggling skills to see if you can bag a true Turkish bargain.

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What people are saying about Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Excellent tour! I would recommend it mainly because you get to know a lot about the places you visit. Tickets are already arranged and you don’t have to wait in the queues. There is sufficient time for free roaming and photography. This tour would give you good insight about which places you want to visit again if you have free time! Our guide was good too!

Excellent experience, very good guide

Very entertaining tour, you know the most important monuments of the historical center of Istanbul and ends with a delicious lunch. Our guide, Jack, was very entertaining and managed to explain clearly what Istanbul has meant in history. We were lucky that the tour was only for the 6 of us, which allowed us to make the most of it Excellent value for money

Covered everything expected and guide was good

The organisation of groups at the beginning was frustrating and time consuming. Which meant we did not really start the tour until after 0920. This was a four hour tour but in essence would have been lucky to have been three hours - which questions true value for money.

Great tour of Istanbul old city. Tour guide was very informed and professional but also smiley which was also good. Only complaint was that she did not have a tour stick and at one point we nearly lost her due to the crowds.

Could be nice id the guide give us more explanation inside the places like Blue mesquite , Hagia Sophia etc, more details.