PRIVATE - HALF DAY
OLD CITY TOUR (4 hours)

"Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Underground Cistern"

We will pick you up from the hotel with a private minivan. Suggested pick up time is 09:00 or 13:00 for this tour.
You may decide for pick up time as this is a private program and we may pick you up at the time you prefer.
You will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional tour guide with this tour.

Duration : 4 Hours


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

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.

Underground Cistern

Built by Justinian after 532, the Basilica Cistern stored water for the Great Palace and nearby buildings. Lost to memory, it was rediscovered by Petrus Gyllius, who came to Constantinople in search of Byzantine monuments. Gyllius, who noticed that the local people were lowering buckets through holes in the floors of their houses to retrieve water, found an entrance and thus put this mysterious subterranean architectural surprise back on the map. A mesmerizing attraction, sure to please!

End Of Tour

You will be transfered back to hotel at the end of tour.

Closed

* Hagia Sophia is closed on MONDAY, will be replaced by Topkapi Palace
** Topkapi Palace is closed on TUESDAY and will be replaced with Hagia Sophia

Private Hotel Pick-up & drop-off by air-conditioned non-smoking minivan

Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.

Professional Licenced Tour Guide.

Services Charges & Local Taxes.

Lunch

Personal expenses

Tips and gratuities

8,9

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 & Drop-off service included only from hotels located in city center.

Free Pick-up & Drop-off 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.

Number of People Total Price Per Person Child
2-7 yr.old
Child
0-2 yr. old
1 Adult Total 200 Euro 200 Euro 35 Euro Free
2 Adults Total 240 Euro 120 Euro 35 Euro Free
3 Adults Total 270 Euro 90 Euro 35 Euro Free
4 Adults Total 320 Euro 80 Euro 35 Euro Free
5 Adults Total 375 Euro 75 Euro 35 Euro Free
6 Adults Total 420 Euro 70 Euro 35 Euro Free
Additional each person over 6 Adults 60 Euro 35 Eur Free

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