1 Day Best of Istanbul Tour

1 Day Best of Istanbul Tour
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$42.35
Duration: 5 hours
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Description

Enjoy a easy going tour of Historical Peninsula of Istanbul. Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church (from outside).

Enjoy an easy tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. First, we will enjoy a visit to Blue Mosque, built in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Hippodrome is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column where once horse chariots races of the Eastern Roman Empire took. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. We then go to Grand Bazaar. Following introduction by our guide at a recommended store we will have some free time to browse its 1 200 spice and gold shops. Finally, we will visit the amazing Topkapi Palace which from 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. Passing by, we will see Hagia Irene Church (from outside). After the tour transfer back to the hotel.

Enjoy a easy going tour of Historical Peninsula of Istanbul. Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church (from outside).