Get your guide and customize your own itinerary

Get your guide and customize your own itinerary

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  • Tour Duration
    6 Hour(s)
  • Ticket Type
    E Ticket
  • Group Size
    1+
  • Language Spoken
    German, English, Spanish, Castilian, French, Russian
  1. Tour Overview

    Get your professional tour guide and together decide the places you would like to see. This enables you to use your time in the most efficient way away from stress. This tour is designed as a full day walking tour and at some points you can use public tram and subway metro to avoid the heavy traffic of Istanbul.

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  2. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Hippodrome of constantinople

    Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city where once 100,000 spectators could be held. Located in the heart of Sultanahmet surrounded by Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace, today it is home to The Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), The Serpentine Column (Burma sütun), The Constantine Column and German Fountain.


    Hagia Sophia

    Meaning Divine Wisdom, Hagia Sophia was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. Today's Hagia Sophia was built by the Emperor Justinian in 537AD. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. It was used as a church for 916 years and as a mosque for 481 years, In 1934, by the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk it was converted into a museum and since it is open to the visitors. 


    Blue Mosque

    Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, it is located opposite the Hagia Sophia. Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Although it is officially called Sultanahmet Mosque, the name Blue Mosque was given to it by the visitors because of the amazing blue tiles decorating the interior walls.


    Topkapi palace

    As well as being the imperial residence of the Sultan, the palace was also the seat of government for the ottoman empire. It housed the ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years until the Dolmabahçe palace was built. In 1924 it was converted into a museum. Today it is famous with harem, royal treasury, and holy relics sections


    Grand Bazaar

    18 entrances and more than 4000 shops it is one of the greatest bazaars in the world. It was built between 1455-1461 by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. Today, shops selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their own streets or inns as it was the original Ottoman system


  3. What's Included

     Professional licensed tour guide 

    All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary 

    Transfer service from/to Istanbul Port  

    Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle  

  4. What's Excluded

    Admission fees to attractions 

    Meal & Beverages (optional) 

    Tips to the guide & driver (optional) 

    Personal expenses  

  5. Faq

    Please Note:

     Please wear comfortable clothes, hat, and shoes 

    Take your camera (without professional equipment) 

    There will be roughly 2 miles walking in the Sultanahmet area. 

    Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays

    Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays 

    •Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays

    •Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer we will visit from the garden  

  6. Requirements

    Camera

  7. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event

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