Full Day Classic Old City Tour
In the morning, you will be picked from your hotel and go to the Hippodrome.
The Hippodrome was the social center of Constantinople, the 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 in 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 is one significant symbol 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 administration 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, jewelry, Turkish delight, spices, and antique tiles. (Closed on Sunday) At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel.