|Next Tour: 18.01.2020||Start: 08:00|
|Duration: 9 Hours||End: 17:00|
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)
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