Explore the beauty of nature, blend yourself with rich cultures, enjoy the local music and make your time memorable by joining our amazing trip to Istanbul, Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace,
Explore the historical traces of the two greatest epochs – Byzantine and Ottoman Empire in the heart of Istanbul! Visit all important historic sites of Ottoman Empire and Byzantine with our Full Day Istanbul Historical Tour with lunch. We will visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet), Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Grand Bazaar. You will feel the real atmosphere of ancient Istanbul.
Feel yourself like in 16 century on Hippodrome square, admire mysterious age-old mosaics of Blue Mosque, be a guest of Topkapi Palace which was a residence of the greatest Sultans of Ottoman Empire for several centuries!
This is the best walking tour you can find which will show you everything that you can’t miss while visiting Istanbul! Lunch and Entrance fees are included!
ROUTE OF THE TOUR:
During our Istanbul Historical Tour, we will visit all the sightseeing of Istanbul and will have a lunch break. Lunch and all entrance fees are included!
Hippodrome: The Hippodrome square was a place for a horse-racing track, court ceremonies, as well as coronations, parades. It was a center of Byzantine’s social life for many centuries.
Hagia Sofia:It is one of the most famous places to visit in Istanbul. Hagia Sofia is a great and monumental building which is surrounded by four slender minarets. Being the Cathedral of St. Sophia for 1500 years, it amazes with its architecture, magnificent mosaics and aura of the place of power. You can find symbols of Christianity on its walls which coexist with Arabic script. They are not mingling, but mutually complementing each other. You can find only a few similar ancient buildings in the whole world that have preserved their architecture and luxurious decoration, despite the complexity of their history and fate.
Blue Mosque:We will visit The Blue Mosque also known as Sultanahmet or Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It is called the Blue Mosque thanks to beautifulspecial blue tiles on the walls which were produced on the order Sultan Ahmed I. You will be definitely amazed by the magnificence and majesty of this mosque.
Grand Bazaar:It is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world which originates in the Ottoman Empire. An oriental tale can’t exist without a real bazaar filled with bright colorful goods, laughter, noise, aromas of oriental spices. You will experience unforgettable emotions! Famous Grand Bazaar is a real eastern market, it represents a huge area which is spread out over several blocks of the city, having ancient arches, roofs, etc. The building of the market dates back to 1461. Grand Bazaar has 61 streets, more than 4400 shops, around 2195 studios, currency exchange offices, several cafes, 18 fountains, and 12 mosques. You can also find a school and even one bath there.
We will have a delicious lunch break in Buhara Restaurant. The menu includes: - Soup;
- Chicken or lamb kebap with rice (There is also a vegetarian main course);
- Water and soft drink.
Topkapi Palace: You will see the residence of the greatest Ottoman Sultans - The Topkapi Palace. It was built in 1479, by order of Sultan Mehmed, and until the mid-19th century, it had been the main residence of the Ottoman Padishahs. Today Topkapi Palace is one of the richest museums in the world and one of Istanbul’s favorite attractions. The walls of the palace keep many secrets and mysterious facts. Let’s explore it together!
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque:The Mosque Little Hagia Sophia (Küçuk Ayasofya Camii) was founded in a result of the transformation of the Saints Sergius and BacchusChurch. It is located not far from the Kennedy Embankment, in the historic district of Sultanahmet. It is undeservedly unknown among tourists. Its interior and decorative elements are amazing. Colonnades, capitals, ornaments create a great example of graceful architecture.
- Free transfer (two ways, hotel pick-up and drop off);
- Entrance fees;
- Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide;
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Approximately 9 hours
Every day tour
WHO WILL LIKE THIS TOUR
- Tourists who like walking tours;
- Tourists who want to explore all the historical sightseeing of Istanbul;
- Companies of friends;
- Couples as well as single tourists.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
We accept reservation and take payment in advance so that we can reserve a tour guide.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 - 09:00 AM
3-6 Years: 30 Euros
7-12 Years: 45 Euros
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, which will be replaced with Basilica Cestern