Byzantine Relics Istanbul Half-Day Morning Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Centrally located hotels in Taksim, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Aksaray-Laleli-Beyazit
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Discover Byzantine art and Christian relics on a half-day tour of Istanbul. Visit the Hagia Sophia, Roman Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and more. Then, wander the stalls of the Grand Bazaar and explore the largest covered market in the world.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Take a half-day tour of Istanbul and explore it from the perspective of the Byzantine Empire. See ruins of Byzantine churches, the site of former Roman chariot races, and the magical alleys of the historic Grand Bazaar.

Visit the Hippodrome and Obelisks, location for thrilling chariot races in the days of the Roman Empire. The track is now some 6.6 feet (2 meters) below ground, but has been marked on the paving of Sultan Ahmet Square. You will see the surviving obelisks, as well as the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the Byzantine German Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Continue to Hagia Sophia, also known as The Church of Holy Wisdom. Undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the world, the temple was so richly decorated that Justinian proclaimed and you continue to the iconic Blue Mosque. Named for its stunning decoration of Iznik tiles, you will also admire its slender minarets

End your tour at the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in the world. Explore the alleys, where nearly 4,000 shops offer a superb selection of antiques, leather, evil eye trinkets, and Turkish rugs. Try out your haggling skills to see if you can bag a true Turkish bargain.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup by air-conditioned bus, though free pickup is only at city center hotels
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with a tour of the Underground Cistern

Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Blue Mosque closed on Friday Prayer, no replacement

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