08:00-08:30 (Pick-up) - 17:00 (Drop-off) (Approx)
Enter the walls of one of the largest and most ancient cities of the world to visit the museums and mosques in the Sultan Ahmet area.
Tour includes LUNCH at one of the most authentic Turkish Kofte restaurants.
Visit the breath taking interiors of one of the oldest historical sights in Istanbul. Built in 537 A.D, Hagia Sophiya was a Greek orthodox church that was later converted into a mosque. Today it is a museum boasting original interiors of the church and remains of the mosque
Standing directly opposite the Hagia Sophiya the Blue Mosque is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. Famous for its Iznik tiles this Turkish jewel is a must-see for everyone visiting Turkey
HIPPODROME (Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius & German Fountain of Wilhelm):
Visit the square once used as a sporting arena predating Constantinople itself. Though a few fragments of the original structure survive, the square still boasts some of the most glorious monuments built in this great city. The SERPENT COLUMN, OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS & GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM are the ancient treasures to be seen.
Visit the grand palace that served as a residence to the Sultans for over 400 years. A must-see attraction in Turkey, the museum carries some of the most revered treasures in Islamic history including items belonging to the Prophet Mohammad. It also displays a magnificent collection of jewels, different weaponry, clothing and calligraphy.
*Harem not included *Closed Tuesdays
GRAND COVERED BAZAAR:
In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.