Istanbul Old City Tour (Half-day Tour)
Istanbul Old City Tour (HALF DAY TOUR)
1- Hagia Sophia
2- Blue Mosque
3- Byzantine Hippodrome
4- Çorlulu Ali Paşa Madrasah (Tea-coffe break)
5- Grand Bazaar
- Learn about Hagia Sophia in details.
- Learn about Blue Mosque, Islam and Turkish culture
- Learn about German Fountain, Serpentine Column and the famous Obelisk which was shipped from Egypt to the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius in 4th century AD in Byzantine Hippodrome
- Learn about a 300 years old Madrasah and see how Turkish people socialise while drinking çay from a tulip-shaped glass like a local and try nargile in
Hagia Sophia: First builded as church during the Roman times and then converted to a mosque by Ottomans and now serving as musuem, Hagia Sophia (the Church of Holy Wisdom), undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural structure in the world.
Blue Mosque: Built between 1609 and 1616, Sultan Ahmet Camii nicknamed as The Blue Mosque by foreign visitors because of its picturesque blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design is one of the prominent silhouette of İstanbul. Facing the Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Hippodrome, Blue Mosque is one of Istanbul’s most iconic historic sights and an essential part of the city’s skyline with its six magnificent minarets.
Byzantine Hippodrome: During the Byzantine and Roman Empires, Hippodrome has been the prominent center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city. While exporing the area you will be able to see some relics such as; the Obelisk from Egypt, Walled Obelisk Serpentine Column from Delphi and Fountain of William II.
Çorlulu Ali Paşa Madrasah : Built in 1716 and situated inside a historical building that was once a religious school and a dervish lodge and now a place to taste traditional Turkish tea and coffee, and meditate through the aromatic smoke of hookahs.
Grand Bazaar: Built by order of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1461 the colourful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul's Old City and has been so for centuries. 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.
Lunch: The summary of the tour and farewell.
What is Included in the tour ?
-Entrance fees mentioned by the itineraries.
-Tea and coffee at breaks
-Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
-Services Charges & Local Taxes.
What is exculuded in tour?
-Tips and gratuities
Since it will be a walking tour it is better if you put on your comfortable shoes.