A Private Turkish Delight in Istanbul

A Private Turkish Delight in Istanbul
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$29
Duration: 7 hours
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Description

Learn the comprehensive history of Turkish delight in a historical place with visiting other significant attractions such as Mosaics Museum close to Blue Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia, Sokullu Pasa Mehmet Mosque, Grand Covered Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and lastly Spice Market. Your professional guide will provide you all the history you need.

Meet your guide after your breakfast around 9AM. Your daily destinations program will be:

Mosaics Museum
is located beside the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet, Topkapi Palace garden, Historical Peninsula of Istanbul and contains numerous mosaics taken from the Palace of the Byzantine Emperors. The museum is one of the best museums in Istanbul.

Little Hagia Sophia (Küçük Ayasofya Camii), former Greek Orthodox church during the Byzantine period, currently functions as a mosque. Hagia Sophia Museum, Chora Mosque (Church of St. Saviour and Chora), and Fethiye Mosque (Pammakaristos Church) were other important Byzantine churches in Istanbul that were converted into mosques which are now museum. The original name of Little Hagia Sophia was “The Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus” which was dedicated to two young saints: St. Sergius and St. Bacchus. 

Sokullu Pasa Mehmet Mosque, Mimar Sinan designed this mosque in 1571 at the height of his architectural career. Besides its architectural harmony, the mosque is unusual because the medrese is not a separate building but part of the mosque structure, built around the forecourt. The interior walls and mimber are decorated with spectacular red-and-blue Iznik tiles – some of the best ever made. 

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. 

Lunch is at your own expense, but your guide can recommend an option to suit your tastes, budget, and dietary requirements from the myriad choices in Grand Bazaar and Suleymaniye area. 

Suleymaniye Mosque, masterpiece of Sinan, the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent during the 16th. century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. You will have a chance to learn history of Turkish Delight from your guide tasting in a traditional delight shop here.

The tour will end with the guide's accompanying you back to your hotel or any desired place in historical peninsula.

Learn the comprehensive history of Turkish delight in a historical place with visiting other significant attractions such as Mosaics Museum close to Blue Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia, Sokullu Pasa Mehmet Mosque, Grand Covered Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and lastly Spice Market. Your professional guide will provide you all the history you need.