Istanbul Old City Tour
Highlights : Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar
Duration : 08:30-16:30
Operates : All year around.
Tour type : Private / Group
Istanbul is a must-see city .We have many places to visit. On this tour, top destinations we are going to see.First stop is Blue Mosque .It (Sultanahmet Camii) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Then head on to Hippodrome. Center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.Next stop is Basilica Cistern. The Basilica Cistern was built to provide water for the city of Istanbul during the reign of Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century AD .
Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture, rich with mosaics and marble pillars and coverings
Next is the Topkapi Palace. It allows its visitors to witness the history, culture, grandeur, magnificence, and profusion of an Empire which lasted for a very long time. Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans, from the 15th century until 1856, when until Abdulmecid moved to the Dolmabahce Palace.
Being one of the biggest and oldest closed bazaars, Grand Bazaar is a must go place in Istanbul.It is in fact a separate world within Istanbul. It is an active, crowded, inviting, and indispensable part of Istanbul. This bazaar attracts tourists from all over the world.( Closed on Sundays, replaced with other locations )
At the end of tour,drop off hotels.
Please note that free pick up & drop off service from Sultanahmet,Sirkeci,Beyazit and Taksim area hotels. If your hotel is on a different location, let us know.
The tour includes
Pick up from & drop off to hotels.
Transportation with an A/C luxury minivan or minibus.
Lunch ( vegetarian meals available - drinks extra).
Professional licensed guide in English.
The tour excludes
All kinds of drinks.
Non-mandatory but customary tips.
All personal expenses.
Aruz Travel is proudly a fully licensed travel company working under TURSAB-License No. A-6645.
Our group tours max. with 15 people.