Throughout the day you will visit Hagia Sophia, originally an ancient basilica built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century.
You will also explore the Topkapı Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
On this tour you will visit the Grand Bazaar, where you can explore the labyrinth of streets and passages with over 4,000 shops. Here each trade has its own area including the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, and Turkish arts and crafts such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware, and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes.
Day to Day Itinerary:
09:00 - Departure from the hotel or the pier.
09:30 - 10:15 Hagia-Sophia Church/Mosque Museum.
10:30 - 11:00 Blue Mosque.
11:00 - 11:30 Hippodrome Square.
11:30 - 12:00 Roman Cistern.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch.
13:30 - 15:45 Topkapi Royal Palace.
16:00 - 17:30 Grand Bazaar.
18:00 - Back to the hotel, harbour.
Supplemental Tour Information:
- Private tour guide
- Luxury Mini Van. A/C
- Mercedes mini van
- Experienced driver
- Parking and passages.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Cost: Per day
- Entrance fees to the museums
- Lunches & coffees.
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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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