Full Day Tour in Sultanahmet and Bosphorus Cruise from Ortakoy dock

Full Day Tour in Sultanahmet and Bosphorus Cruise from Ortakoy dock
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$151.77
Duration: 8 hours
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Magnificent full day tour in Sultanahmet by making a visit to Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and certainly will inspire you for new adventures after memorable cruising on Bosphorus. Warm atmosphere, lots of interesting information and unforgettable moments are guaranteed.

You will start your tour with a pick-up from your accommodation and then travel to the Sultanahmet. You will meet your guide and make your first stop at the Hagia Sophia. It is a reminder of the fall of Constantinople, a painful thousand year history and is a symbol of the unbreakable faith of millions. It is here that holy relics brought from all over the world inspired awe; that hatred and jealousy destroyed precious mosaics; that the faith was defended; and priceless icons were ruined. As you walk across the worn flagstones of this magnificent building you will feel its one and a half thousand year history. To this day, Hagia Sophia tells us about the city’s greatness and it remains at the heart of the Orthodox world.

Every visit to Istanbul is exciting and unique in its own way especially because the visitor always has the opportunity to touch history. As you stroll along the Hippodrome that features historical monuments and where great events took place, you will become acquainted with Istanbul’s rich Byzantine history.

The tour will be continued by visiting the Blue Mosque. Admire a special time by walking in the heart of historical part of Istanbul and get some great shots of old city. You will learn the legends of Istanbul by listening your guide.

After lunch in cozy café your next stop will be at Grand Bazaar. Your guide will explain you lots of interesting things about the oldest market in the world. Every morning, shop owners open the doors of their shops as they have done for nearly 600 years. Now it is the biggest market in the world, consisting of five thousand stores over 58 streets and serving a quarter of a million visitors every day.

After great experience with shopping at Grand Bazaar and tasty lunch in cozy cafe you will drive by coach till the First Bosphorus Bridge and after join the cruise ferry leaves from Ortakoy dock then continues its 60 minute non-stop tour to the Second Bosphorus Bridge and back. Having free time in the colorful town of Ortakoy before getting on the bus to drive back to your accommodation is a plus advantage to discover the Bosphorus waterfront. Taste the famous Turkish food such as Kumpir, baked potato with various fillings (own expense), and delicious Waffle (own expense) and admire matchless atmosphere by taking a walk to small streets in Ortakoy.

Magnificent full day tour in Sultanahmet by making a visit to Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and certainly will inspire you for new adventures after memorable cruising on Bosphorus. Warm atmosphere, lots of interesting information and unforgettable moments are guaranteed.