Meet your tour guide in your central hotel or a meeting point and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul.Hagia Sophia Built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, played a very important role in the Christian and Islamic World. After the Ottoman conquest the bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels were removed, and many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over to convert the church into a mosque.
Hippodrome where the chariot races were held in the Roman Empire times.Basilica Cistern is a subterranean wonder and one of the greatest of Istanbuls surviving Byzantine sites, in fact a former water storage chamber.Blue Mosque Built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, Blue Mosque is truly a magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate proportions for a building of such massive scale.
Grand Bazaar One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over 4,000 shops.Topkapi Palace More than just an Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sulta
Prepare to be awed by Istanbuls magnificent architecture, rich history and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this full-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname and see the ancient Basilica Cistern.
Youll also tour Topkapi Palace, where youll gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where youll find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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