Classic Istanbul Day Tour
Tour duration: 1 day
Tour operates: daily
Istanbul a world center of great value in the past as well as in the present, Istanbul embraces Asia on the one hand and Europe on the other. Istanbul offers historical peninsula, numerous scenic and historical beauties is a magnificently unique city that has been capital to many civilizations from past to present and still continues to be home to residents from all over the world.Itinerary
A guided tour exploring the ancient city includes Topkapi Palace (closed Tuesday), this large palace was the main residence of Ottoman Sultans, continue to the Saint Sophia Basilica (closed Monday), ancient seat of Byzantine Church, and great architectural beauty and an important monument both for Byzantine and for Ottoman Empires. After we'll visit one of the most beautiful mosque's in the world famous for its tiles and known as The Blue Mosque, after we'll visit the Roman Hippodrome once used for chariot races and a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople; finally the Grand Bazaar (closed Sunday), one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The Basilica Cistern will be the correspondent tour attraction for any closed site (if any) when touring.
- Pick up from Istanbul Hotels is approximately 9:00am
- We recommend comfortable walking shoes.
- As per any travel destination-never leave your valuable belongings unattended in tour vehicles or during your tour.
- Modest dress attire (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) for holy places – head covering is required, hats for men and shoulder covering for women.