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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

Tour Code:IDC - 103

Duration:Full Day

Departure:Everyday

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This Full Day regular group Tour is available everyday in Istanbul. The tour covers the most important Historical Sites during the visiting in Istanbul The Sites are the Blue Mosque, the Museum (Church) of Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine Ancient Hippodrome, The Topkapi Palace and the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.

Tour Itinerary

07:30 -08:30  Our staff will come and pick you up from your hotel for tour of Byzantine and Ottoman Relics. (Pick up time can be change according to your hotel location. Pick up time will be given you once you inform us your hotel). It is a full day tour that you will visit historical sites of old city of Istanbul.

After hotel pick up, our staff will take you to meeting point to meet the group and our tour guide will inform you about the day tour. 
Start to tour by visiting St. Sophia, and continue to Blue Mosque via Hippodrome, After visiting Byzantine Hippodrome continue to Grand Covered Bazaar. Visiting Grand Covered Bazaar and Lunch break. After Lunch continue to afternoon part of the tour. Visit Topkapi Palace and contenue to Little Hagia Sophia Mosque. Little Hagia Sophia Mosque is the last step of the tour then return to hotel. Arrival at the hotel and the tour will be ended.
 
Brief Information about the sites
 
Hagia Sophia : This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architechtural marvels of all time.
 
Blue Mosque : Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
 
Hippodrome : The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COOLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.
 
Grand Coverd Bazaar :  In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with aech trade having its own area; the goldsmiths' street, the carpet  sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onnyxware and meerschaum pipers.
 
Topkapi Palace :  The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS. (Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)
 
Little Hagia Sophia Museum : is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful
 

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English Speaking Tour Guide (Other language also available)
  • Museum Fees
  • Lunch
  • Gassoline
  • Parking Fees.
  • Non Smoking air-conditioned touristical vehicle
  • Local Taxes
  • Serice Charge

Excludes

  • Tips to driver and Guide
  • Personal Expense
  • Drinks at Lunch

Notes

You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday; replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace
Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday

Reviews

Comments (35)
(5 / 5)

Nurdiana

21.11.2015, 18:14

I have heard sultanahmet, topkapı palace and hagia sophia a lot from TVs, internet. I was very curious about these monuments. I had a chance to visit them last week. Mr mehmet helped me to join the tour. The guide, hamide, was really informative and helpfull to understand the real history. Istanbul is completely amasing. I wish to have a chance to stay one more day in Istanbul to visit Asian side also. I hope I will come back to complete it.

Heather

26.10.2015, 11:22

Great trip to discover the historical sites in Istanbul. Thanks to Mr. Coskun.

Sharon & Bosy

14.10.2015, 11:33

It was a great taste of historical monuments of Old city in Istanbul (Sultanahmet Square and around). We started in the morning, we picked up from hotel at 08:30am and then taken to the meeting point of the group and tour started at 09:00 am after all the group come together and meeting with tour guide, tour guie was there when we arrived.

We got on the tour bus and then tour guide checked the list of the participants and after short drive, we arrived to first spot of the tour.

Trip was organized very well, Istanbul is very big city and it is crowded, especially touristical sites, there are many tourist and locals visiting those monuments. We didnt loose time with wating on the lines and in the restaurants, everyting was verynice from 08:30 am untill 17:30 pm, between hotel pick up and drop off at hotel back.

The touring was perfect with informing of the tour guide Mustafa, was our tour guide, knowledgeable, nice and interested in group, answering all the questions, not rushing to the group.

Lunch was in a local restaurant, we had a very nice turkish foods.

It was a great day for me and my family.

Seal

30.09.2015, 13:04

I had been in this tour, it was excellent.

Hana Abdul Nadiah

21.09.2015, 09:11

We went this tour, It was excellent day with a professional tour guide who is knowledgeable about the historical sites and answering to the all the questions.

Pegh

21.09.2015, 09:01

Excellent, tour of Istanbul, recommend to every one.

Tracy

15.09.2015, 14:51

İmpeccable tour made by Turkey Travel Bazaar. They arranged our transportation, sight-seeing trips and tour guide. The tour guide was very friendly and tour was flexible to visit historical sites. Thanks to them that we had a memorable trip in Istanbul.

Colm

15.09.2015, 13:24

Our trip in Istanbul was organized by Turkey Travel Bazaar. They arranged our transportation, sight-seeing trips and tour guides. Everything was impeccable. The tour guide was very friendly and flexible - went out of the way to please us. Thanks to him that we had a memorable trip in Istanbul.

Catalina Acosta

14.09.2015, 18:40

This is a great trip for history in Istanbul. I went this tour while in a short vacation in Istanbul. One of my friend, recommended it to me and orientated me to the Turkey Travel Bazaar by sending me a link what he done before. I contacted with Mr. Mehmet and it was fast to booked for next day morning. He gave me all the details and then sent me a staff to pick me up next day morning. I picked up at 08:30 am untill 17:00 pm, all day long I was in this tour to discover and visit the historical sites and museum in Istanbul. I mostly liked the Topkapi Palace which is a great palace and Hagia Sophia Church which is a huge as a church I know. From beginning to end it was good organization.

Emily

09.09.2015, 12:10

Wonderful sites to discover, it was a good day and good trip in Istanbul. I mostly like the Grand Bazaar for shopping and the Topkapi Palace to get information about how Ottoman was huge and St. Sophia Museum for Christianty. It was a great trip.

Jen Matilda

09.09.2015, 12:09

Great Museum of St. Sophia, I mostly Liked the St. Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace, we had joined this tour during in our travel in Turkey. The tour covers the places MUST SEE in Istanbul.

Joe

09.09.2015, 12:07

I liked this trip with visiting the museum of Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, St. Sophia Museum.

Todd Brooks

09.09.2015, 11:58

Me and my family we went this trip during our vacation in Istanbul. It was ga good day to join and visit the historical museum with a tour guide.

Fianti Noor

09.09.2015, 11:57

For me the tour was started with hotel pick and ended with hotel drop off, they were on time, Lunch was great, visiting the place with a professional tour guide was also grea because, you learm many about those place. Recommend this trip for Istanbul and its history.

Stevie

09.09.2015, 11:56

During the tour, I liked every stop but mostly Grand Covered Bazaar which was the huge place to visit during this tour.

Annie

09.09.2015, 11:55

The Topkapi Palace Museum, everyone should join and see in this tour. It was a historical day for us. I liked it.

Mohammed

09.09.2015, 11:54

It was a great trip in Istanbul with a professional tour guide. We went this tour with my family and I liked the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace Museum. They ara great place and Must do in Istanbul.

Alejandra

09.09.2015, 11:53

The St. Sophia Museum is a great church with its huge body and the historicly.

Sharon

09.09.2015, 11:38

Joined this tour with my family, I liked this tour to join in Istanbul. It was a great day and historical trip in Istanbul.

Mary

09.09.2015, 11:37

A Great day to be in Istanbul to visit the historical museum while in Istanbul. I recommend to everyone.

Max

09.09.2015, 11:36

I went this tour it was included a professional local tour guide. It was a great day and discovery of the history in Istanbul. I liked the Topkapi Palace Museum.

Christopher

09.09.2015, 11:35

The museums in the tour was wonderful about the History of Relics.

Dorothy

09.09.2015, 11:29

The Dreams!..
I liked the Topkapi Palace and the church of Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Hippodrom area.

Carlos Eduardo

09.09.2015, 11:27

Great day in Istanbul and I had been in the museum of Must do in Istanbul. Recommend to every one.

Synnott

09.09.2015, 11:26

Must to See in Istanbul. It was wonderful day in Istanbul and I liked the museum of Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. recommend this tour to every one.

Todd Brooks

09.09.2015, 11:22

Excellent historical trip in Istanbul. I mostly liked St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in this tour.

Todd Brooks

09.09.2015, 10:38

Best and Excellent historical trip. I mostly liked St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in this tour.

Thamthiwat

09.09.2015, 09:51

It was an excellent trip to be into history and the museum in Istanbul.

Sherrylnn

05.09.2015, 18:30

Great trip, included the great museums and historical sites.

Yuvadee

28.08.2015, 18:13

I can tell about this trip that it was nice trip and included wonderful museums.

Norazah

28.08.2015, 18:11

The trip was started from hotel with pick up service, It was good starting that we picked up on time and drop off was the same. During the tour guide was wonderful, when you ask, what ever you asked, you were getting the answer, organization was nice, the place to visit was the best of the palace and museums. I recommend this trip to join every one.

Enjay

28.08.2015, 18:08

It was a nice trip, Started early in the morning, It was good starting but I met with many people and I liked this part of the trip. I mostly liked in this tour, The palaces and the museums. It was nice trip with the people around you in the group and talking about the different interests.

Mary

28.08.2015, 17:34

We joined this tour with my friends. I mostly liked the arch of the Blue Mosque and St. Sophia. I will not forget the Topkapi Palace as well, tour was great with the service of guiding, pick up, drop off and lunch.

Alex

24.08.2015, 14:54

Very nice day, very nice history.

Jane

21.07.2015, 16:46

What a nice day it was in Istanbul, suny, one of day in vacation of mine, Me and my friend went to Old city tour with TurkeyTravelBazaar while in Istanbul. It was so easy, Searched internet, found it and call then after agrement Mr. Mehmet Fidan sent us and secure payment link we paid for reservation part then we got the our vouchers and payment. Next day morning it was on time, staff picked us to meeting point to meet with participants and tour guide then tour started in the afternoon after tour, we droped off at hotel back. Every point of the tour was perfect, touring for historical sites and museums, guide was knowledgeable and answer to all our questions. lunch in a local restaurant was nice. It was a group tour that we met with different people during the tour, it was nice. Good day, thank to Mr. Mehmet.

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