ISTANBUL CLASSIC OLD CITY TOUR
After meeting our guide in hotel, we will start from Hippodrome area where is the heritage of East Roman Empire. Here was the site of famous horse chart races were organized and we will visit some historical monument to witness the 2500 years of history. And then we will continue our tour by visiting Blue Mosque. We will understand that why this masterpiece, built in 17th century, became famous with its name as Blue. Next, we will take pictures of unique views of Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Then, we will visit the most important historical heritage of this city, Hagia Sophia. This magnificent structure, which was the largest place of worship in the world when it was built and served as a place of worship for Christians and Muslims in its 1500-year history, will fascinate you with its ambience. After that, we will visit the Topkapi Palace which was served the Ottoman Empire for 400 years. Topkapi Palace was used as private residence of most important Ottoman Sultans of the period and administrative and educational center of Ottoman State. A perfect and unique Istanbul view will welcome you at the last court yard of the palace. And then we will visit the most important underground cistern of city, Basilica Cistern. This cistern is popular with Crying Column and 2 Medusa Head Sculpture. The tales of this sculptures will fascinate you again. Our last point Grand Bazaar which is the first shopping mall in the world, is still the trade center of Istanbul. Approximately 4000 shops inside the Grand Bazaar which are the jewellery, carpet, leather, pottery and souvenir stores will allow you take a memory of Istanbul with you before you leave this city.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with Dolmabahce Palace.
Harem at Topkapi Palace is not included.
Blue Mosque is under renovation works so some parts of the mosque might be temporarily closed.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Egyptian Bazaar.