Istanbul old city full day Tour
Tour Price : $69 / Person (Regular)
Welcome to one of the great cities of the world, Istanbul. Spreaded over seven hills and divided by the Bosphorus River separating Europe from Asia, this is where East meets west. From happening bars, restaurants and nightlife to magnificent mosques and rich history, modern art galleries and fantastic shopping, it is no surprise that Istanbul has been given the accolade of the “World’s Hippest City. Ephesus Sightseeing Tours Istanbul sightseeing tours and packages will give you opportunities to explore historical and local culture of Istanbul.
ITINERARY – Istanbul old city full day Tour
Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs. Topkapi Palace, Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, section. End of scheduled Istanbul old city full day Tour
CLOSED: St. Sophia on Monday / Replaced with Underground Cistern. Topkapı Palace on Tuesday / Replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday.
PS. Above excursion is regularly running all year round. Private arrangements are also available on demand. For group requirements other languages are available.
What the Price Includes
- Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Boat trip on the Bosphorus
- Lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant
- Transportation by non-smoking, air-conditioned mini/midi bus
- All personal expenses
- Gratuities to driver and tour guide