In the Old City you will visit the Byzantine Hippodrome. It had a capacity for 100,000 spectators, while the horse racing and chariot racing that here offered an opulent spectacle. You will admire the Kaisers German fountain, the bronze Serpent Column of Delphi, the Egyptian Obelisk and the Walled Obelisk of Constantine VII. The next monument is the Mosque of Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque. It is the most beautiful mosque of Istanbul, built upon the order of 20 year old Sultan Ahmed I, whose grave lies inside the mosque. The Church of the Holy Wisdom of God is your next magnificent destination. Hagia Sophia is a symbol of the city and a very important monument that is a pole of attraction not only for those seeking religious tourism. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the Topkapi Palace. In the interior of the Palace, which is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Your next and last visit is the exotic Grand Bazaar. Turkey'slargest covered marketwith 4000 shops offering excellent shopping as beautiful tiles, copper and brassware, apparel made of leather, cotton and wool, meerschaum pipes and all sorts of other things.
Drive up to a scenically wonderful coastal road before you reach the ancient city of Ephesus. The first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be theVirgin Marys House. Archaeological evidence shows that the little house dates from the 6th century but that the foundations were from the first century. Next, you will visit theEphesus ruins, predominantly from the later Roman period. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of theBasilica of St John. The Basilica had a cruciform plan with four domes along its longitudinal axis and a pair flanking the central dome to form the arm of the cross. Under the central dome was the grave of St John.Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 8 Hrs
Departure Time :
8am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Departure Details :
OverviewIstanbulIn the Old City you will visit the Byzantine Hippodrome. The next monument is the Mosque of Sultan Ahmed or Blue Mosque. It is the most beautiful mosque of Istanbul. The Church of the Holy Wisdom of God is your next magnificent destination. Hagia Sophia is a symbol of the city and a very important monument. After lunch you will visit the Topkapi Palace. Your next and last visit is the exotic Grand Bazaar.EphesusThe first place you will visit on this exciting tour will be theVirgin Marys House. Next you will visit theEphesus ruins. Then, your tour will continue to the ruins of theBasilica of St John. Lunch will be served at a lovely local restaurant.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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- Entrance fees
- Lunch in Istanbul and Ephesus
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Dress code is smart casual
BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
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