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Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour


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Tour Type Regular Group Tour
Duration 8 Hours / 09:00 - 17:00
Language Guided in English or Spanish
Highlights Hagia Sophia Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs
PRICES Per person 55 Euro
3-7 age : 30 % Child Discount
0-2 age : FREE

Our shuttle will pick you up from hotel and you will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide.

* Hotel Pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be a extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport. Please contact us for charges.

TOUR ITINERARY

Hippodrome: The former center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Byzantine Empires.  You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and Fountain of Willhelm II.

St.Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during Ottomans and serving as a museum today.

Blue Mosque:
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 minaret.

Grand Bazaar:The oldest and the largest covered market place in the World with nearly 4.000 shops full of rich collections of carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs.

Topkapi Palace:  The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed
* Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.

Sultans Tombs : There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at St. Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, green, blue, and red flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

Closed : Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, and will be replaced with the ( Beylerbeyi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill) Two Continents Tour
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer.
On Monday St. Sophia and Sultans Tomb closed, replaced with Underground Cistern

What is Included in the tour ?
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
Lunch
Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
Services Charges & Local Taxes.

What is Excluded in tour?
Drinks at lunch
Tips and gratuities
Personal expenses

INFORMATION for Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off :
Hotel Pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center.
There may be a extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport. Please ask for charges.
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My wife and I both enjoyed the tour. We started out on the English speaking group but changed to the smaller Spanish...

Posted by Stephen Harrison on 5 Nisan 2015 Pazar