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Turkey Journey, The Best of Istanbul One Day Tour

offered by supplier M05519 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination(s): Turkey  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 75 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 135 Euro (EUR)

Be mesmerized by a blend of Christian, Jewish and Islamic heritage. Churches, mosques, synagogues, bazaars and more. Around 8:15 am we will pick you up at your hotel and your guide will take you around in Istanbul. You will visit the following iconic sites of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empire. Explore Istanbul through the eyes of a local.You need someone that knows every detail, every story, behind every open or closed door. We can provide a guide in any language, so let us know about your preferences.

Visit Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) that is a truly awe-inspiring, 1,400 years old Byzantine cathedral which houses mosaics, relics, and iron work. Hagia Sophia was, for nearly a thousand years, the largest enclosed space in the world, and is still seen as one of the world's most important architectural monuments. It is one of Turkey's most popular attractions, drawn by the sheer spectacle of its size, architecture, mosaics, and art. It was built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD.

Discover Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque - Camii), built during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I during 1609-1616. It is the only mosque in Turkey with six minarets. Due to its magnificent hand-dyed blue, green and white Iznik tiles it has been named the "Blue Mosque" by Europeans. The central dome is 43 m in height and is 33.4 m in diameter; it also boasts 260 windows.

Be mesmerized by Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) was the imperial residence and administrative heart of the massive Ottoman Empire, beginning with Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, in 1453, until 1856. It was converted to a museum in 1924. Parts of the palace such as the Harem, Baghdad Pavilion, Revan Pavilion, Sofa Pavilion, and the Audience Chamber distinguish themselves with their architectural assets. The museum also has collections from the Imperial Treasury, as well as Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, etc. The Treasury also houses the Topkapi Dagger, the 86-carat "Spoon Maker's Diamond", and the jewel-encrusted bones of St. John the Baptist.

After the tour, at approximately 5:00 pm, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Full Days in Istanbul (8 hours): 125 EURO p/p
- Half Days in Istanbul (3- 4 hours): 75 EURO p/p
- Night Tours (3- 4 hours): 75 EURO p/p
- Outside Istanbul (8- 9 hours): 135 EURO p/p.

Price Includes:
- The transfers airport-Hotel-airport
- An air-cond mini van Mercedes vito during your stay in Istanbul
- English speaking local tour guide
- All the cultural visits which are on the program
- All the lunches (3)
- All the entrance fees, museums, palaces, mosques, parking, bridges
- 3 Nights 5 star hotel accommodation in Istanbul on B.B basis.

About This Supplier
Location: Turkey
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005

After 20 years of private guiding services in different tour companies, now as agency manager I am supervising the guiding services with the legal and logistical services of M05519. Mostly for cruisers coming to Istanbul and Ephesus - Kusadasi piers. I speak fluently Turkish, French, English and Italian. We're...

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