After meeting your guide at departure
point for half day morning tour, climb aboard your luxury coach and head to the
Topkap? Palace: It was private residence of Ottoman Sultans from 19th to the 19th centuries exhibiting sacred Islamic Relics of Prophet Mohammed, imperial treasury, Chinese porcelain, weapons & calligraphy etc. Harem section is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.
Fountain of Sultan Ahmet III: (photo stop) The fountain is located in front of the Imperial Gate of the great Topkap? Palace in Istanbul at the site of an older Byzantine fountain called Perayton. The fountain is a Turkish rococo structure. The fountain of Sultan Ahmed III was built in 1728 by Ottoman sultan Ahmed III.
Blue Mosque: The Sultan Ahmet Mosque known as Blue Mosque because of its blue 20,000 Izn?k Ceramic Tiles. It was built for Sultan Ahmet I by the architect Mehmet, has 6 towering minarets and last great mosque of the Classical period. We visit The Blue Mosque on Friday from outside because of Friday pray
Hippodrome: It was the sporting and social center of ancient Constantinople for 1000 years, with its monuments, German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Bronze Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and Column Constantine.
Hagia Irene Church: (Photo Stop) “Hagia Irene” means “Holy Peace”in Greek. Hagia Irene was first built as a basilica with three naves, on the order of during the reign of Constantinos the Great (306–337), on top of a temple, out of wood. Hagia Irene consists of three sections that include; the naos, narthex and atrium, while the standing atrium is the only surviving sample from the Byzantine period
Shopping: We visit touristic shop
Tomb of the Sultans: Admire the final resting-place of 5 Sultans and 142 members of the Ottoman dynasty.
Hagia Sophia: The Church of holy wisdom, which was constructed in the 6th century after Christmas by Emperor Justinian and turned into a mosque in the Ottoman era, then Ataturk turned it into a museum
Grand Covered Bazaar: Visit the oldest and biggest covered market in the world and discover 65 streets and more than 4000 shops containing all kinds of everything. Group will have some free time.
From Centrally located Istanbul hotels. For each Hotel there is a fixed departure time. We only have pick up service from hotels and apartments (levent, sisli, osmanbey, harbiye, taksim, ortakoy, findikli, karakoy, tepebasi, sirkeci, sultanahmet, kadirga, beyazit, laleli, aksaray, yenikapi, findikzade, topkapi, sutluce)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance Fees
- Local taxes
What's not Included
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
- Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. Replaced with underground Basilica Cistern.
- Harem section is not included in the program
- Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. Replaced with underground Basilica Cistern.
- We visit The Blue Mosque on Friday from outside because of Friday pray
- During religious holidays and Sunday Grand Bazaar will be closed.
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Operates all year round except 1st May
- you will be notified of your departure time after we have received your reservation
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Taksim Square
Departure Time: Approximately 9:30 am
Return Details: Returns to the hotel at approximately 6:30pm
Duration: Approximately 9 hours
Once booking is done. It is non refundable.