Full Day Private Best of Istanbul Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Turkey

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Private Full Day Istanbul Highlights Tour Visit Hagia Sophia Topkapi Palace Blue Mosque HippodromeUnderground Cistern (Basilica Cistern)Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)
Private Full Day Istanbul Highlights TourVisit one of the most magnificent museums in the world Hagia Sophia ,you will be captivated by the beauty ,of this ancient basilica, with its mosaics, nartex, galleries and incomparable architecture, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century. Visit the Topkapi Palace, once the palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Topkapi is a vast treasury of Islamic culture, science and weaponry, visited by over 2 million people every year. It is one of the highlights of Turkey. Visit the Underground Cistern (Basilica Cistern),waterway was used as a reservoir for water storage for the Great Palace and other buildings. It is 132 m length, by 65m wide. There are 336 columns in the cistern. Most of the column capitals are either in Corinthian or Doric Style. It’s impressive. Visit the Hippodrome see the famous Obelisk from Egypt, a remarkable pink granite monument built 3,500 years ago The Byzantine Hippodrome, with the Obelisk of Theodosius, was brought from Heliopolis, Egypt, and the Serpentine Column from Delphi during the reign of Constantine. After leaving the Hippodrome, you will finally have the opportunity to do some haggling at the Grand Bazaar, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is like any bazaar except that, as its explains, it is all within one huge building. Depending on how you measure it, the covered market here could be the largest shopping center in the world, numbering over 4,000 individual shops, you will find among masses of modern trash an approximation of youthful dreams of the glamorous oriental market.

What’s included

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities