HIGHLIGHTS Hagia Eirene Church – Underground Cistern – Chora Church – Rustempasa Mosque – Spice Market
DEPARTURE Everydays for individuals and group
INCLUDED Professional English Speaking tour guide
Private transportation with A/C vehicles
Entrance Fees
Parking fees
Local taxes
NOT INCLUDED  Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
tips to driver and tour guide

Tour 3A-1: Private Hagia Eirene Church – Underground Cistern – Chora Church – Rustempasa Mosque – Spice Market

Your private guide will meet you at Istanbul port or Istanbul hotel with a sign written “Your Name “on it, anytime you want. The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – for more than 2000 years.

Our tour starts with Hagia Eirene Church. It was built by Constantine the Great and dedicated to peace of God which is the one of the God’s Attributes together with Hagia Sophia (Wisdom), Hagia Dynamis (Force). The First council of Constantinople took place in this church in 381 AD. After a short walking after the Hagia Eirene, we are going to visit Underground Cistern which was the largest covered water reservoir in Istanbul, built by Justinian I. Later we are going to drive to Chora Church where the mosaics are breathtaking. You are going to see well-preserved wall mosaics from 14th century AD. After Chora Church, we are going to visit Rustempasa Mosque which was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat Rüstem Pasha. Rüstem Pasha Mosque is famous for its large quantities of exquisite Iznik tiles.

Our last stop will be Spice Market: The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Drive back to the port through Golden Horn. The end of our services

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