Highlights Of Istanbul

İstanbul, Türkiye

Erkan Karakose
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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Highlights Of Istanbul
İstanbul, Türkiye

Erkan Karakose
  • Email address verified

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Follow the footsteps of the Roman emperors and Ottoman sultans who ruled the world once. As Napoleon said once, If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital. 

 
Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Bazaar

We suggest you to start at 09:30 am but we can rearrange this time depending on your schedule. Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or the harbor if you are coming Istanbul by cruise ship.

THE MARKS OF ROMAN AND OTTOMAN EMPIRES

Topkapi Palace

First, we will head to Topkapi Palace, which was the opulent residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Along with your guide’s stories, you will live the history and feel the atmosphere of past centuries.


 Hagia Sophia

Then you will continue to Hagia Sophia by walking through a lovely alleyway full of Ottoman Houses. Hagia Sophia will amaze you with its history and the tales hiding inside. When you are in Hagia Sophia, you will appreciate the ability of Justinian and his architects and their vision, even back in the 6th century when this was the largest church in all of Christendom. Hagia Sophia was once one of the largest and finest buildings in the world with the largest dome.


Blue Mosque

From here, you will walk to Sultanahmet Mosque. It was built by Sultan Ahmed 1 in 1616. Once you walk into the mosque, you will be surrounded by magnificent 17th Century handmade blue Iznik tiles. Then you will understand why they call this gray building ‘Blue’ Mosque. 


Hippodrome

Our next point of interest will be the Hippodrome which was the main entertainment arena of Constantinople during the Roman and Byzantine era. However, today you will need a little bit of imagination to picture the chariot races and the fans going crazy with the speed and excitement. 


Grand Bazaar

We will then walk to the Grand Bazaar to experience the incredible and lively atmosphere.

After spending some time here, we will head back to the hotel or leave you to make the bargain of a lifetime.

We will fit our lunch break in with your wishes and the advice of the guide.

What’s included

  • Entrence fees
  • Guiding
    Professional Tourist Guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
    Drinks with meals

Itinerary

Highlights of Istanbul
Let's conquer Constantinople

Topkapi Palace

First, we will head to Topkapi Palace, which was the opulent residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Along with your guide’s stories, you will live the history and feel the atmosphere of past centuries.

Hagia Sophia

Then you will continue to Hagia Sophia by walking through a lovely alleyway full of Ottoman Houses. Hagia Sophia will amaze you with its history and the tales hiding inside. When you are in Hagia Sophia, you will appreciate the ability of Justinian and his architects and their vision, even back in the 6th century when this was the largest church in all of Christendom. Hagia Sophia was once one of the largest and finest buildings in the world with the largest dome.

Blue Mosque

From here, you will walk to Sultanahmet Mosque. It was built by Sultan Ahmed 1 in 1616. Once you walk into the mosque, you will be surrounded by magnificent 17th Century handmade blue Iznik tiles. Then you will understand why they call this gray building ‘Blue’ Mosque. 

Hippodrome

Our next point of interest will be the Hippodrome which was the main entertainment arena of Constantinople during the Roman and Byzantine era. However, today you will need a little bit of imagination to picture the chariot races and the fans going crazy with the speed and excitement. 

Grand Bazaar

We will then walk to the Grand Bazaar to experience the incredible and lively atmosphere.

After spending some time here, we will head back to the hotel or leave you to make the bargain of a lifetime.

We will fit our lunch break in with your wishes and the advice of the guide.

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