Byzantine Relics Tour. Visit the top historical attractions in Istanbul with a half-day tour.
What to see during the Half-Day Istanbul’s Byzantine Relics Tour?
What to expect during the Half-Day Istanbul’s Byzantine Relics Tour?
The capital of four great cultures İstanbul is one of the most must-see cities in the world. Today this sprawling city offers everything from exquisite Ottoman palaces and spectacular churches and mosques, to the ultimate bargain seekers’ paradise the Grand Bazaar.
Start: Pick up from hotel (city center hotel)
Finish: Grand Bazaar (no transfer to the hotel)
At 07.30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point and we will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, and Grand Covered Bazaar. This tour finished at Grand Bazaar. No transfer to the hotel.
Hippodrome, where chariot races were organized during the Byzantine Period. The stadium held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. We will see during the Hippodrome Trip; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentıne Column, and The Column of Constantıne.
Blue Mosque, is the only imperial mosque with six minarets dating back to the 17th century. The mosque owes its name to the exquisite tiles adorning its interior.
Hagia Sophia, built by Eastern Roman Empire Justinian in the 6th century AD Hagia Sophia is one of the architectural marvels of all time and today facilitates as an active mosque.
Grand Bazaar, the commercial heart of the old city with its 4,000 shops. It’s considered one of the largest covered markets in the world and has full of treasures – including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods.
What is the Tour Program?
- Pick up from your hotel and full day Tour starts.
- Visit Spice Bazar, Camlica Hill, and much more
- Drop-off Grand Bazaar.
What is included in the Cost of the Istanbul Classic Old City Tour Excursion?
- Entrance Fee
- All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
- English Tour Guide
- Excursion Transfers
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off transfers