|HIGHLIGHTS||Ancient Hippodrome – Blue Mosque – St. Sophia – Grand Bazaar – Topkapı Palace|
|DEPARTURE||Everydays for individuals and group|
|INCLUDED|| Professional English Speaking tour guide
Private transportation with A/C vehicles
|NOT INCLUDED|| Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
tips to driver and tour guide
|ATTENTION||This tour involves approx. 3 km walking. Not recommended for people with physical disability|
Ancient Hippodrome – Blue Mosque – St. Sophia – Grand Bazaar – Topkapı Palace
You are going to be met by your tour guide at Istanbul Port with a sign written “Your Name” on it, anytime you want. We are going to walk to Findikli Tram Station which is going to take 10 to 15 mins walking. We are going to take the tram to Sultanahmet area which is about 20 min away by tram from Findkli Station.
We are going to start our walking tour from Hippodrome Square which was the former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II.
We are going to visit Blue Mosque which is the one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.
Later, we are going to walk to Topkapi Palace, which was the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family.
After Topkapi Palace, we are going to visit Hagia Sophia which is the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
Our last stop is going to be Grand Bazaar. In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs.
After we complete the tour, we are going to walk to Sultanahmet Tram Station to catch the next train to Findikli Tram Station. After get off the train, walk back to port. End of our program
|Pax||2 to 3
|4 to 5
|6 to 7
|8 to 10
|11 to 15