Tour Details

  • Code: IFDOCT
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • From: Istanbul Hotels
  • Plan: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia Museum ,Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar

Tour Included

  • Lunch
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrance Fees

Tour Excluded

  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitue

Tour Description

In the morning, you will be picked from your hotel and go to the Hippodrome.

The Hippodrome, was the social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. And it was a public arena mainly used for chariot races. It was also home to gladiatorial games, ceremonies and celebrations. Hippodrome functioned all in Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods. The Hippodrome is known for its four monuments; Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, Walled Obelisk and Statues of Porphyrios.

 

Hagia Sophia Museum, is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments. It was built at Constantinople in the 6th century. It is the former Christian cathedral, later an Ottoman  mosque and now a museum. Now, it is welcoming both local and foreign visitors. (Closed on Monday)

 

Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, was constructed in the 17th century. It is one of the most important works of Ottoman history and sone ignificant symbols of Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. (Closed on Friday)

 

Topkapi Palace, was the political center of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries. It was used for educational administrative and as the art center of the state. It is now a museum that exhibits the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire. (Closed on Tuesday)

 

Grand Bazaar, is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world which has lots of shopping opportunities with its carpets, leather, jewellery, turkish delight, spices and antique tiles.

(Closed on Sunday)

 

In the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.