Little HAgia Sophia Mosque
Piere Loti Hill
Eyup Sultan Mosque
Private Guided BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN Traces Tour by Walk
Our Guide will pick you up from the port in the morning according to your arrival time or your request time and place with a private minivan and drive to Old City area and departure old city tour, in old city area forbidden to use private transportation an also all the places that we will visit very close by each other for this reason will be walking tour.
We will visit…
HIPPODROME AND OBELISKS (XV CENTURY): Byzantine site from the 4th century, where you can see the Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, Obelisk of Constantine and German Fountain.
BLUE MOSQUE (1609-1616): Famous Ottoman ornate mosque from the 17th century and the second biggest in Turkey, with brilliant Iznik tiles and minarets.
HAGIA SOPHIA (m.s. 532-537): One of oldest Greek Orthodox church from the Byzantine era, dating to the 6th century. During the Ottoman Empire, it was used as a Mosque and today is a Museum.
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR (1461): One of the oldest and biggest bazaars in the country with 4000 shops. Wandering through the bazaar, you can explore different parts of the city.
LUNCH: You will have traditional fresh Turkish dishes, in an excellent cozy restaurant
TOPKAPI PALACE (1478): Used for over 400 years as the Ottoman residence of the Sultans and his court. Inside you can visit the imperial treasury, sacred relics that belonged to the Prophet Mohammed and his Followers, John the Baptist and the Prophet Musa. See one of the most valuable diamonds which is 86 carats. (Harem section is not included in the program, a separate entrance fee is required).
LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE (527-536): One of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul. It is an early domed basilica. The temple was founded by emperor Justiniano during the golden age of Roman Empire. This church was later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire since 1497. By the end of the day transfer back to port or any place according your request
Private Guided Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Tour
Our Guide will pick you up from the port or hotel after breakfast with a private minivan and departure for full day City-Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce palace tour. we will start from the Spice Bazaar.
SPICE BAZAAR (EGYPTIAN BAZAAR) There are several documents suggesting the name of the bazaar was first “New Bazaar”. The building was endowed to the fountain of the New Mosque and got its name “Egyptian Bazaar” (Turkish: Mısır Çarşısı) because it was built with the revenues from the Ottman Eyalet of Egypt in 1660.The word mısır has a double meaning in Turkish: “Egypt” and “Maize“. This is why sometimes the name is wrongly translated as “Corn Bazaar”. The bazaar was (and still is) the center for spice trade in Istanbul, but in the last years more and more shops of other type are replacing the spice shops. After here we drive along the Golden horn.
GOLDEN HORN: Old commercial site of Istanbul, which is around 8 km long. The third biggest bridge of Istanbul on this water way connects the Old City to the modern side of Istanbul.
CITY WALLS: A series of defensive Old city walls from the 5th century which surrounds the city and is 1600 years old.
CABLE CAR AND PIERRE LOTI HILL: This is the highest point of the Golden Horn, the French Writer Pierre Loti came here to be inspired and write his novels. After enjoying the beautiful view from the hill, you will experience a cable car ride.
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE, and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress. After Cruise on the Bosphorus use tram or private car to Dolmabahce Palace.
DOLMABAHCE PALACE The Dolmabahce Palace is a blend of Various European architectural styles was built between 1843-1856 by Karabey Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid. The three-storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has survived intact with its original decorations, furniture, and the silk carpets and curtains. It Surpasses all other palaces in the World in the Wealth and magnificence. After Dolmabahce Palace transfer back to port or any place according to your request.
SHOPPING: You will have a chance to shop with the group discount.
Mondays Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace close will be replaced with Yerebatan Sarnici (The Basilica Cistern)
Tuesdays Topkapı Palace closed will be replaced with Chora Museum
Thursdays Dolmabace Palace Close will be replaced with Chora Museum
Fridays Blue Mosque will be replaced with Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Sundays Grand Bazaar closed, will replace with Yerebatan Sarnici (Basilica Cistern)
|Price for Double and single Traveller|
|Double x 2||335 €uro|
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