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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

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Duration

Daily Tour

Tour Type

Group tour

Group Size

Flexible

Languages

English

Overview

Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.

Experience

  • Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites
  • Choose a small-group tour for a more personal experience
  • Relax over lunch at a traditional restaurant
  • Learn about Turkish history and culture

Itinerary

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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel or cruise port between 8:15 – 8:45 am for the full day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour.

Hippodrome, The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II..

Blue Mosque, One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th-century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Topkapi Palace, The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family..

Lunch will be provided in a traditional Turkish restaurant.

St. Sophia (Hagia Sophia), The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world..

Grand Bazaar, In addition to its historical importance, it’s a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel or cruise port around 17:30.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pick up & drop off in Istanbul
  • Transportation in A/C vehicles
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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