What To Expect
At the start of your tour, you will be picked up from your accommodation and then be transported by coach to the Little Hagia Sophia. For thousands of years, the church of St. Sergius and St. Bacchus offered Byzantine prayers that seek the help of the saints. However, due to the conquest of Constantinople, a lot of changes have occurred to Byzantine buildings. The church was then turned into a mosque now known as Little Hagia Sophia. Although their church is no longer in existence, the memories and the image of holiness and unwavering faith of Saint Sergius and Saint Bacchus persist across the centuries.
Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, the most ambitious architectural piece in the Ottoman Empire history. This mosque is considered the world's greatest stone building of the Ottoman Empire. Mimar Sinan, the architect of the mosque complex, included four schools, a bath, hamam, caravanserai, a hospital, a dining room, and a tomb that became Sultan Suleiman's final resting place.
Afterward, visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, consisting of 5,000 stores over 58 streets and serving a quarter of a million visitors every day. The market continues to sell many of the goods that attracted many travelers and merchants from around the world, including oriental rugs, crystals, diamonds, jewelry, and glass. Have a fun time visiting different shops with a unique atmosphere of the East.
At the end of your tour, you will be transported back to your accommodation.
Pick-up from your accommodation: between 12:30-13:00
Drop-off at your accommodation: between 17:30-18:00
Parking and road tolls
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult.
If you combine any morning tour with any afternoon tour, lunch will be complimentary. Please inquire.
The duration of transfers is approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes
2 days / 1 night