Full-Day Istanbul Old City Tour 2021
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Istanbul is one of the oldest cities in Europe, spanning the rise and fall of the world’s most famous empires. As early as the year 330 AD, Emperor Constantine declared it as the capital of the entire Roman Empire and named it Constantinople. When the Republic of Turkey was formed in 1923, the native name, Istanbul, became the sole official name. The city is unique because it is the only city in the world that spans 2 continents Enter the walls of one of the largest and most ancient cities of the world to visit the museums and mosques in the Sultan Ahmet Old City area.
About this activity
- See one of the world’s great architectural masterpieces at the Hagia Sophia
- Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
- Wander the stores of the Grand Bazaar
- Discover the Topkapı Palace Museum
FULL-DAY ISTANBUL CITY TOUR
- Hagia Sophia
- Blue Mosque
- Topkapi palace
- Grand Bazaar
- Pick Up – Drop Off – 9.30 – 17.30 Approx.
Visit the breathtaking interiors of one of the oldest historical sights in Istanbul. Built-in 537 A.D, Hagia Sophia was a Greek Orthodox church that was later converted into a mosque. Today it is a museum boasting original interiors of the church and remains of the mosque.
Standing directly opposite the Hagia Sophiya the Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Famous for its Iznik tiles this Turkish jewel is a must-see for everyone visiting Turkey.Hippodrome (Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm): Visit the square once used as a sporting arena predating Constantinople itself. Though a few fragments of the original structure survive, the square still boasts some of the most glorious monuments built in this great city. The SERPENT COLUMN, OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS & GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM are the ancient treasures to be seen.
Visit the grand palace that served as a residence to the Sultans for over 400 years. A must-see attraction in Turkey, the museum carries some of the most revered treasures in Islamic history including items belonging to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). It also displays a magnificent collection of jewels, different weaponry, clothing, and calligraphy.
*Harem not included
Grand Covered Bazaar
In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes.
Not suitable for
- Wheelchair users
Safety measures in place
Prepare for the activity
What to bring
- Passport or ID card
- Casual shoes
Know before you go
- Please note that Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays.
- Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
- Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
- Please note that the Treasury and Harem at Topkapi Palace are not included in the program due to extra entrance fees
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