Hagia Sophia

HAGIA SOPHIA

Blue Mosque

BLUE MOSQUE

The mosque with six minarets

Egyptian obelisk

EGYPTIAN OBELISK

Grand Bazaar

GRAND BAZAAR

Topkapi Palace

TOPKAPI PALACE

Rustem Pasha Mosque

RUSTEM PASHA MOSQUE

             

Itinerary :

Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Egyptian obelisks, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Rustem Pasha Mosque

Morning Part of the Tour:

  • Pick up from your hotel around 07:45 - 08:20 and we will go to...
    • Hagia Sophia
    • Blue Mosque
    • Egyptian obelisk
    • Grand Bazaar
  • Hagia Sophia Museum, which is considered 8th Wonder of the World, was constructed by Emperor Justinianos as a church at the beginning of the 6th Century. The Church was converted into a mosque in 1453 and subsequently into a museum in 1935 by M. Kemal ATATURK. Hagia Sophia, which sheds light to history with its beautiful mosaics, is among the museums that are visited the most in the world.

  • Blue Mosque, which is the most magnificent mosque of Istanbul, was constructed at the beginning of the 17th Century. It is called the Blue Mosque because of more then 20.000 blue and yellow Iznik tiles inside. In addition to its courtyard, domes and its characteristic as the mosque of Turkey with six minarets, it has beautiful calligraphy ceiling decoration

  • Egyptian obelisks are the oldest historical works in Istanbul. These stones, which were made of pink granite, were constructed in year 390 in the era of Theodosius.

  • Grand Bazaar (Covered market) is a historical location with an extraordinary atmosphere that separates you from the chaos of the modern world and makes you feel as if you are somewhere in the 1001 nights with the positive energy that surrounds you when you enter it. This structure, which is constructed on a very broad area in a labyrinth shape, is called the covered market because it is completely covered and it has numerous doors opening to the exterior. There are approximately 4.000 stores with jewelry and hand-woven carpets waiting for you inside this unique building.

Afternoon Part of the Tour:

  • After taking our lunch, we are going to...
    • Topkapi Palace
    • Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace, which has been the headquarters for 400 years for the Ottoman Empire, which has ruled the world for 600 centuries, was constructed by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1478.

  • Topkapi Palace, which is used as a museum, contains the Kasikci Diamond, which is third largest diamond in the world in addition to the numerous unique works of the Ottoman era.

  • Rustem Pasha Mosque, which is selected as the most beautiful mosque of Europe by the American Newsweek, was constructed in 1561 by Architect Sinan, who is one of the greatest architects of the Ottoman Empire with the order of Rustem Pasha, who was one of the viziers of Suleiman the Magnificent. It will dazzle your eyes as soon as you enter the mosque with its Iznik tiles and mosaics

Include :

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Professional guide in English-German-Spanish
  • Lunch

Exclude :

  • Extra meals or other food items purchased over and above what is in the set menus
  • Beverages including bottled water, spirits, laundry.
  • Whatever not mentioned as being included.

Notes :

  • Daily Guaranteed Departure.
  • No advance payment needed. You will pay cash or by credit card during tour.
  • Pick up time: 07:45- 08:20
  • Drop Off time: 16:30- 17:00
  • On Tuesdays, when Topkapi Palace is closed, this tour is not offered.
  • On Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, we visit the Chora Church, famed for its mosaics and frescoes.

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