Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Istanbul

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Enjoy this 4 hours tour with visits to the highlights of the old city. Firstly visit the magnificent Byzantine church of St Sophia. After here continue to Hippodrome, the former centre of sporting and political activities in Constantinople and the Blue Mosque, amazing blue tiles from 16th century. Final visit of the morning is to the Grand Bazaar.
At 9:00am, you will depart your hotel for a half day sightseeing. Firstly, you will visit the magnificent Byzantine church of St Sophia, one of the finest architectural works in the world, this church has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Then you continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Istanbul dating back to the 17th century. This is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul and is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. You also visit the Hippodrome, the former centre of sports and political activities in Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, Column of Constantine and the fountain of W Startilhelm II. Final visit of the morning is to the Grand Bazaar, which in addition to its historical importance, is a bazaar that will tempt you with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.At the end of your visits, you will be transferred to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Kapali Carsi
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome (At Meydani)

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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