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Istanbul One Day City Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the Sultan Ahmet Center of Istanbul, the heart of the Old City where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires ruled in this full day tour!

Description

Get to know the Byzantine and Ottoman relics in Istanbul.

Itinerary/Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

  • Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 - minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

  • Hippodrome, center of sporting events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. The Serpentine Column, the Obelisk of Theodosius and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

  • Grand Covered Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets*, leatherware and souvenir.

  • Topkapi Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Your guide will give you free time to go around the palace**.

  • Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia.

The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

Cancellation or change of date is not allowed. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Includes

  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Istanbul One Day City Tour (Scheduled Regular Coach Tour)
İSTANBUL CLASSICS4

This tour includes the Church of Divine Wisdom, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Covered Bazaar, Tokapi Palace and the Sultan Tombs. You also can enjoy a Turkish lunch and see Galata Bridge, the Golden Horn and Leander's Tower.

Duration: 8 - 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 07:45

    Pick up from Select Hotels in Istanbul

  • 09:00

    Start of Tour

  • Hippodrome

    Hippodrome is the center of sporting events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II are also the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

  • Grand Covered Bazaar

    Stop over the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4,000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs (art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request).

  • Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant

  • Topkapı Palace

    Explore the opulent residence and administrative headquarters of previous Ottoman Sultans and find the Imperial Treasury containing sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, rare Chinese porcelain, weapons and more.

  • Sultan Tombs

    There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophagi.

  • 17:00

    Check out at Sultanahmet Square or Drop off at Select Hotels in Istanbul

Adult/Child ( Age & over ) From
Istanbul One Day City Tour (Upgrade to Private Vehicle & Guide)
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If you prefer the exclusivity and privacy in discovering İstanbul, you may enjoy a full day city tour with the comfort of our fully equipped luxurious BMW or Mercedes series.

Duration: 8 - 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 07:45

    Pick up from Select Hotels in Istanbul

  • 09:00

    Start of Tour

  • Hippodrome

    Hippodrome is the center of sporting events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II are also the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

  • Grand Covered Bazaar

    Stop over the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4,000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs (art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request).

  • Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant

  • Topkapı Palace

    Explore the opulent residence and administrative headquarters of previous Ottoman Sultans and find the Imperial Treasury containing sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, rare Chinese porcelain, weapons and more.

  • Rüstem Paşa Mosque

    Designed by the court architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier of Süleyman The Magnificent. A typical sample of Islamic architecture amidst the rows of shops near the Spice Bazaar, famed with its exquisite and colorful tiles set in floral and geometric designs.

  • 17:00

    Drop off at Select Hotels in Istanbul

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  • (For Check-Out) Sultanahmet Center Time: 17:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Sultanahmet Center Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern.

  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with shopping elsewhere.

  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with a tour to Byzantium. Entrance to the Topkapi Palace Harem is not included.

  • Sultan Tombs are closed on Mondays and will be replaced with a visit to Little Hagia Sophia (St. Sergius & Bacchus).

  • Pick up and drop off times may vary due to the occasional traffic in Istanbul.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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