ISTANBUL Full Day

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  • ISTANBUL
  • TURKEY

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ITINERARY:

  • Port of Istanbul
  • Sultan Ahmet Center
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Underground Cistern
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Return to the Port of Istanbul
 

DURATION:

  • FULL DAY
 

SUPPLEMENTS TO PAY ON SPOT

  • Hagia (St.) Sophia, entrance 25YTL (aprox. 13,00 €) 
  • Topkapi Palace, entrance 25YTL (aprox. 13,00 €)
  • Underground Cistern, entrance 10TL (aprox. 8,00 €)

 

NOTES:

  • Closed: Topkapi Palace on Tuesday, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday, Blue Mosque on Friday

 

You will be met by your guide at the Port of Istanbul where you will begin your Private Shore Istanbul Tour.

First we will visit the Sultan Ahmet Center, the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Then we will visit Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome. center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.

Underground Cistern. (Yerebatan Sarayi). In this historical place one discovers the grandiose nature of the past when touring through Istanbul's largest and most magnificent underground Cistern. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century to supply water to the near-by palace complex, the cistern has a total of 336 decorated columns.

Topkapi Palace. The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Grand Covered Bazaar. Most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jeweler, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs.

Once the tour has finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.

Bon Voyage!!

 

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