Byzantine and Ottoman Highlights Tour
The tour will depart with a pick-up at 8:30am from your Sultanahmet area or 8:00am from your Taksim area hotel. We will start with Roman Hippodrome (the site of ancient races, games and riots). It was also used for similar purposes during the Ottoman Era. You can observe some of the historic monuments at the site including Serpentine Column, Egyptian Obelisk and German Fountain). After that we will continue with Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a unique example of Ottoman architecture. The inside walls of the Mosque are decorated with beautiful Turkish Tiles. Million Stone (an ancient monument partially remained today. It is situated right at the centre of the city to show the directions to East and West. Then, we will continue with St.Sophia Museum (Holy Wisdom Church built on 537 as the Cathedral of East Roman Empire. Today, it is a museum where the remains belonging to Christianity and Islam are visible together. It is currently listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The morning section will end with a visit to Grand Bazaar. (One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. You will have a set menu lunch including local food which is included in the tour price.
In the afternoon, you will visit Topkapi Palace (former residence of Ottoman Sultans and today is a museum including the sections of Treasury, Sacred Relics, Sultan Pavilions and Harem). After the palace, you will visit some of the Sultan Tombs of 17th and 18th centuries. The tour finishes at around 17:30 with a drop off to your hotel.
The rate for Byzantine and Ottoman Highlights Tour will be 80 Euro per person including English speaking guide, admission fees and lunch.The rate does not include drop-off to your hotel. Our group size for this tour is limited to 14 people.
* Please note that there will be an extra charge for pickup service from other locations which will be informed you separately when we get your hotel details by email.
* Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays (replaced with Istanbul Archeology Museum on closed days)
* Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and offical holidays(Festive Holiday)
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