Byzantine And Ottoman Relics - Istanbul

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Overview

A comprehensive, full day tour to explore the awe inspiring architectural and historical treasure of the Byzantine and Ottoman empire. Be part of this thrilling tour to visit important historical sites like Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and many more. And also enjoy shopping at the Grand Bazaar

Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture.
  • Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Ä°znik tiles.
  • Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city.
  • Enjoy shopping at Grand Covered Bazaar.
  • Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury.

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Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, 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 Ä°znik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

Inclusions for Byzantine And Ottoman Relics

  • A/C transportation
  • Guidance in multiple languages
  • Entrance fees
  • Mentioned meals/drinks

Hotel Pick-Up

  • At checkout we'll ask you to provide your hotel information. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
  • In case you have not booked your hotel, Don't Worry ! Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel between 0 hrs To 24 hrs before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 100%
  • If you cancel between 1 days To 180 days before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 0%
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The real marvels !!Highly recommend this trip to anyone who is looking some great Istanbul experience!

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