Hagia Sophia

HAGIA SOPHIA

Blue Mosque

BLUE MOSQUE

The mosque with six minarets

Egyptian obelisk

EGYPTIAN OBELISK

Grand Bazaar

GRAND BAZAAR

Golden Horn

GOLDEN HORN

Spice Bazaar

SPICE BAZAAR

Bosphorus Cruise

BOSPHORUS CRUISE

Rumeli Fortress

RUMELI FORTRESS

Bosphorus Bridge

BOSPHORUS BRIDGE

             

Itinerary :

Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Egyptian obelisks, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul City Walls, Golden Horn, Spice Bazaar, Boat Trip on Bosphorus, The Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridge

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...
    • Golden Horn
    • Spice Bazaar
    • Cruise on Bosphorus
    • Rumeli Fortress
  • Firstly, we will visit Istanbul’s one of the oldest bazaars, Spice Bazaar. With the smell of the spices and the voice of the merchants that are thrust into your face as you take the first step through its massive door, you will slip away from today and find yourself in the Ottoman Empire of the 17th century.

  • After the Spice Bazaar, we will take a short Golden Horn tour and go to Kabatas for a Bosporus tour on our private boat. Not only does the Bosporus connect the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, it also separates the continents of Asia and Europe from one another.

  • While watching Asia on one side and Europe on the other during the tour, you will have the chance to visit an open air museum of incredible size. You will see the modern side of Istanbul with the Bosporus Bridge and the historical side with the Rumeli Fortress, mosques and old mansions. Note: The Bosporus has always been kind to photographers

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 Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, we visit the Chora Church, famed for its mosaics and frescoes.

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