Byzantian Relics Tour

Daily Istanbul Tour

Half Day - Morning Tour - Every Day

Next Tour: 21.11.2018 Start: 08:00
Duration: 5 Hours End: 13:00
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We will start to our daily Istanbul tour with one of the most beautiful symbol of the Istanbul Hagia Sophia which inhabit Istanbul from Byzantine term to until now. Then we will visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) which is Istanbul’s most beautiful mosque. It was built between 1609 - 1616 by Ottoman Emparor 1. Ahmet. Then we will explore the Hippodrome, Sepertine Column, Walled Obelisk, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II with professional tour guide. Last stop of the our Byzantian relics tour will be the Grand Covered Bazaar. Grand Bazaar is the oldest and one of the biggest bazaar of the world and it has more than 4000 shops.
Adult: Children:
Adult: €30 €35

Child: €20 €25
You can pay Cash or by Credit Card
in the beginning of tour

INCLUDED

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

Notice

Hagia Sophia closed on monday, replaced with Underground Cistern.
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