Half Day Byzantian Relics Tour: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar

Half Day Byzantian Relics Tour: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar
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$54.12
Duration: 4 hours
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Are you ready for an amazing trip to the past? This is tour is the best choice if you want to know about Byzantian origin of Istanbul. We will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Grand Bazaar. You will explore the historical background of Istanbul by visiting amazing architects from Byzantine Empire. At each step you will take throughout the tour, you will travel through the city's history when it is called Constantinople. 

Hippodrome-The center of sport activites in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani, with its four monuments;The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral Column).

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)-Built by the architect Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet aga. Until 19th century was the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca(on Friday visit is not allowed because of Friday prayers).

Hagia Sophia Museum-The best known Christian church in Turkey, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian (St.Sophia is closed on Monday).

Grand Covered Bazaar-The most attractive shopping centre in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday).

CLOSED
Hagia Sophia closed on Monday (From on October 1. to on March 31.) Replaced with Underground Cistern
Blue Mosque closed on Friday because of Friday prayers / No replacement
Grand Covered Bazaar closed on Sunday / Replaced with the Handicraft Store

Are you ready for an amazing trip to the past? This is tour is the best choice if you want to know about Byzantian origin of Istanbul. We will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Grand Bazaar. You will explore the historical background of Istanbul by visiting amazing architects from Byzantine Empire. At each step you will take throughout the tour, you will travel through the city's history when it is called Constantinople.