DURATION 1,5 Days (1 half and 1 full day)
STANDARDS Private
HIGHLIGHTS Ancient Hippodrome – Blue Mosque – St. Sophia – Grand Bazaar – Topkapı Palace – Underground Cistern – Spice Market – Rustem Pasa Mosque – Golden Horn
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

Day 1 – Ancient Hippodrome – Blue Mosque – St. Sophia – Grand Bazaar

Arrival Istanbul port at 13:00 – 13:30. Your private guide will meet you at Istanbul port or 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 Hippodrome square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles.

After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Drive back to the port. The end of our services.

Day 2 – Topkapi Palace – Underground Cistern – Rustem Pasa Mosque – Spice Market – Golden Horn

You will meet with your guide at Istanbul Port and drive to We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including weapons section. Continue to the Underground Cistern which was the largest covered water reservoir in Istanbul, built by Justinian I. than having free time in 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.

Visit Rustem Pasa Mosque 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. Drive back to the port through Golden Horn. The end of our services

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