Byzantine Relics Tour
Half Day / Morning

"Hagia Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, grand bazaar"

Our driver will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the tour’s starting point between 07:30 - 08:30 according to your hotel’s location. You will be informed for exact time at the time of confirmation.
You will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional tour guide with this tour.


Which sights do we visit or see on this tour?


Byzantine Hippodrome

The idea for the hippodrome originally came from Emperor Septimius Severus in 203. He came to Byzantium to beat down a rebellion in a Roman civil war, after which he raised the city walls, slaughtered most of the inhabitants, and introduced an arena for chariot races and other entertainment. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.

Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.

Hagia Sophia Museum

The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been constructed three times in the same location. The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during Ottomans and serving as a museum today.

Grand Bazaar

The oldest and the largest covered market place in the World with nearly 4.000 shops fuul of rich collections of carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs.

End of tour

There is no Drop off back to hotel for this tour. Tour will finish at Grand Bazaar.

Closed

* Hagia Sophia is closed on MONDAY, will be replaced by Underground Cistern
** Grand Bazaar is closed on SUNDAYS, and will be able to visit other shopping places around.

Hotel Pick-up, by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches

Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.

Professional Licenced Tour Guide.

Services Charges & Local Taxes.

Lunch & Drinks

Personal expenses

Tips and gratuities

There is no Drop off back to hotel for this tour.

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Fabulous (Based on 2 reviews)

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David E. – April 03, 2016:

Thank you very much for the attention and for the tour, it was unforgettable!

Selva K. – October 17, 2016:

Our guide did a great job explaining the rich history of Istanbul. Suggested to anyone visiting this amazing city.


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FREE Pick-up service available only from hotels in city center.

FREE Pick-up available from these locations; Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Laleli, Taksim, Beyoglu, Sisli, Fatih, Aksaray, Beyazit, Eminonu, Karakoy, Besiktas... or nearby..

Extra Pick up Drop off charge 40 Eur (two ways) from these locations; Ataturk Airport, Bakirkoy, Atakoy, Yesilkoy, Gunesli, Merter, Yenibosna, Levent, Maslak... or nearby..

Extra Pick up Drop off charge 70 Eur (two ways) from hotels in Asian Side; Uskudar, Kadikoy, Atasehir, Bostanci, Maltepe. or nearby..

Please Contact Us for pick up possibility and prices from the other locations.

Owing to traffic difficulties, pickups may delay beyond our control.

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