ISTANBUL HALF DAY MORNING TOUR (St SOPHIA BLUE MOSQUE GRAND BAZAAR)

Day Trips & Excursions in Mecca

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We will pick you up from your hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at meeting point. We will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Grand Covered Bazaar. End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.
Hippodrome-The center of sport activites in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani, with its four monuments;The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral Column). Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)-Built by the architect Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet aga. Until 19th century was the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca(on Friday visit is not allowed because of Friday prayers). Hagia Sophia Museum-The best known Christian church in Turkey, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian (St.Sophia is closed on Monday). Grand Covered Bazaar-The most attractive shopping centre in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday).

What’s included

  •  Hotel pick up & drop off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  •  Entrance fees
  •  Professional licensed tour guide
  •  Service charges & local taxes

What’s not included

  •  Meal,beverage
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Tips and gratuities
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