Our daily tour of of Istanbul focuses on Sultanahmet, the heart of the Old City from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
The Istanbul Daily Tour is done on foot with a maximum of 8 people and visits the following places:
Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request) Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etcç (Harem is not included in the program)
Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
Hagia Sophia on Monday replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern,
Blue Mosque visited from outside on Friday mornings until 13:00 because of noon-pray
Topkapı Palace on Tuesday replaced with Tour to Byzantium,
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday replaced with authentic shops.
- Professional Guide
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up/Drop-off
- Tips and Gratuities