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Byzantine Relics Tour

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Istanbul Byzantium Relics  Halfday Old City Tour -Museums Entrance Fee Included.

Highlights

  Hippodrome
  Blue Mosque
  Hagia Sophia
  Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar)

Overview

You will follow the traces of the Byzantine empire in Istanbul. Have the opportunity to visit the historic sites of Byzantine  Empire.

Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar,  are the most popular historical places. You will visit these historic sites on the guided tour and information about their history. Entrance fee and Lunch Included.

Details

You will not miss the Byzantium History. Half Day Istanbul Tour gives you chance to visit Byzantium Relics.You will be able to see some Ottoman monuments like the Blue Mosque and have a chance of shopping in Grand Bazaar.

Visit Haghia Sophia :
6th century of the magnificent Hagia Sophia museum, the historical peninsula's most famous and most visited. Mozaik and our day and age the work's structure where you can admire the dome in size which amazed even human, Blue Mosque and is located a few steps from the Basilica Cistern.

Visit the Blue Mosque :
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque or The Blue Mosque is a historical mosque located in İstanbul. Turkey's Historic Centre. A popular tourist site. Sultan Ahmed Mosque continues as a mosque today with men kneeling in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. Construction of the Blue Mosque, as it is popularly known, was built between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah, and a hospice. Magnificent hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque's interior walls and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque's five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes.

Next stop Hippodrome and Obelisks :
Hippodrome means square for horses. The Hippodrome was built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus towards the end of the 2nc century and it was extended to an immense size by Constantine the Great. Some historians claim that it could seat thirty thousand spectators, while others put the figure at sixty thousand. The main attraction was the two or four-horse chariot races. In Roman and Byzantine times, the Hippodrome served as the city's main meeting, entertainment, and sports center until the 10th century. Also you will see Obelisk of Theodosius, German Fountain at Hippodrome

Shopping opportunity in Grand Covered Bazaar :
The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’ also Buyuk Carsi meaning Grand Market’ in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014 it was listed among world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors. The Grand Bazar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world. You can buy Carpets and Kilims, Food and Spices, Meerschaum, Antiques, Textiles, Boutique Wares, Pottery, Jewelry

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • 5-8 yrs %30 discount / 0-4 yrs Free
  • St.Sophia closed on Monday Replaced with Underground Cistern (October 31 / March 31)
  • Blue Mosque closed on Friday because of Friday prayers / No replacement
  • Grand Covered Bazaar closed on Sunday / Replaced with the Handicraft Store

We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul.

Departure: 08.00 08.30 - Return: at 12:00-12:30 (Approximately)

Centrally located Istanbul hotels

Comfortable athletic clothing.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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