Byzantian and Ottoman Relics Tour

Daily Istanbul Tour

All Day Tour - Every Day

Next Tour: 21.11.2018 Start: 08:00
Duration: 9 Hours End: 17:00
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First of all we will visit the historical monument Hagia Sophia Museum which was built in 537. At Hagia Sophia you can see both of Ottoman Empire’s and Byzantine Empire’s architecture at the same time. Afterwards we will pay a visit to the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) and Topkapı Palace which was built in the term of the Ottoman Empire. We will continue our daily tour by Little Hagia Sophia Mosque. Little Hagia Sophia was built between 527-536 as a church by Byzantine Emperor I. Justinyen. Leaving Hagia Sophia we’ll explore the Constantinopolis’s Hippodrome accompanied by the professional tour guide. During the Hippodrome tour you will see the Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, Walled Obelisk and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Finally we will go to Covered Grand Bazaar which is the oldest and one of the biggest covered bazaar of the world. You will explore the streets of Grand Bazaar which has more than 4000 shops and resemble a labyrinth.
Adult: Children:
Adult: €60 €70

Child: €50
You can pay Cash or by Credit Card
in the beginning of tour

INCLUDED

Transfer
Tour Guide
Enterence Fees
Lunch
Hagia Sophia From Outside
Visitors in Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmet Mosque
Blue Mosque Inside Dome Chinas
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
Little Hagia Sophia Mosque Inside
Topkapi Palace Gate of Salutation
Topkapi Palace Harem
Grand Covered Bazaar Enterence
Grand Covered Bazaar
Hippodrome and Obelisk
Serpentine Column
Obelisk of Theodosius
German Fountain Istanbul

Notice

Blue Mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings because of noon prayer. Grand Covered Bazaar closed on Sunday.
Pick up and drop off services includes only city center hotels (Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli)

Sights to See

Hagia Sophia is one of the most beautiful historical building in the Istanbul. It was constructed as a Byzantine Orthodox Cathedral between 532 - 537 AD by the order of Emperor Justinian I. Hagia Sophia had been used as an Orthodox Cathedral until 1204 AD. It was converted into a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Latin Empire period between 1204 and 1261 AD. In 1453 AD, Constantinople was conquered ... Explore St. Hagia Sophia

The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Cami) is one of the most impressive symbol of Istanbul. It is located directly opposite to Hagia Sophia Museum. The mosque takes its name of Ottoman Emperor Sultan Ahmet I. The Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) was built between 1609 and 1617 AD. It is also known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles used to decorate the walls of its interior.... Explore Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was used as an sport and social centre in Byzantine era. The Hippodrome was also known as Atmeydanı (horse arena) during the Ottoman era. It was also used for horse and carriage races for the honour of the Emperor. Today, it is using as a square named Sultan Ahmet Meydanı (Sultan Ahmet Square) in the old city of Istanbul.... Explore Hippodrome of Constantinople

It was built to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC in Delphi. In 324 AD, Serpertine Column was moved to Constantinople by Constantine I. Heads of the Serpent Column got lost after 1700 AD. One of the head was found in 1848 AD by architect Gaspare Fossati who restored the Hagia Sophia. Today, head of the Serpent Column is exhibited i... Explore Serpentine Column

Obelisk of Theodosius was built by the Pharaoh Thutmose III in 15th century BC. This Ancient Egyptian Obelisk was built in Karnak Temple and moved to the Alexandria by The Roman Emperor Constantius II in 357 AD. Then, Obelisk of Theodosius was relocated in Hippodrome of Istanbul by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in 390 AD.... Explore Obelisk of Theodosius

The German Fountain was presented as a gift for Sultan Abdülhamid II by German Emperor Wilhelm II. It was built in Germany, then was transported piece by piece and was assembled in Hippodrome - Istanbul in 1900. German Fountain of Wilhelm II was built in neo-byzantine architecture style. Fountain's octagonal dome has eight colorful marble columns, and dome's interior is covered with golden mosaic... Explore German Fountain of Wilhelm II

There was a small market in the same area in Byzantian era. In Ottoman era, the main part which named as Bedesten of Gems was built by the order of Fatih The Conqueror. From the Byzantian era to today, market has continue to become bigger. Now, The Grand Covered Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The market has 66 streets and more than 4000 shops. Grand Bazaar is... Explore Grand Covered Bazaar

Topkapı Palace was built after the conquest of Istanbul by the order of Fatih The Conqueror in 1478 AD. The palace was used as Sultans major residence and it had been used for Ottoman rule for 380 years. Now, Topkapi Palace is one of the most popular tourist destination in Istanbul. Topkapı Palace takes space 80.000 square meters approximately. When you visit to Topkapı Palace Museum, you shoul... Explore Topkapı Palace

Little Hagia Sophia was built between 527-536 AD by Byzantian Emparor Justinianos I and his wife. The monument’s name was Aya Sergios ve Bachos, which was used as a chuch in Byzantine era. It is known as oldest Byzantian building in Istanbul. The church was converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire period by Sultan Beyazid II.... Explore Little Hagia Sophia