I Have 1 Day in Istanbul

Cultural & Theme Tours in Istanbul

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Experience the beauties of Istanbul with one of the TOP RATED agencies in Turkey. Istanbul is a fascinating city built on two continents and divided by the Bosphorus Strait. It has lots of things to offer for everyone. If you say "I have one day in Istanbul", this private one-day itinerary is a perfect choice that suits your program. You'll be avoiding small-groups and skipping long waiting queues by which you may ask direct questions to your experienced, local and highly professional Istanbul tour guide.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulWe will start our tour with marvellous Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, as well as one of the most visited museums and most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulBlue Mosque, in other words Sultanahmet Mosque, is one of the most fascinating pieces of Istanbul's skyline, is also, at the same time, one of the most important symbols of Istanbul built between 1609 - 1616.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), IstanbulThe Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire. Built in 203, the ancient Hippodrome was the center of Byzantine civic life, from political and theological controversies to chariot races and riots. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydanı (Sultanahmet Square).Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Obelisk of III. Tutmosis, IstanbulObelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople. It was brought by Theodosius from Egypt in 3rd century in AD 390. It stand tall at the Sultanahmet Square.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Serpent Column, IstanbulWhen Constantine the Great had expanded Byzantium and had renamed it Constantinople, he started to decorate the city, and ordered the removal of several ancient works of art and monuments. One of these was the Serpents' Column that had, until then, been in Delphi, and was now placed on the spina, the longitudional barrier in the center of the Hippodrome.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: German Fountain, IstanbulThe German Fountain is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Istanbul, Turkey and across from the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I. It was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Topkapi Palace, IstanbulTopkapı Palace was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational centre of the state. Set on top the most visible hill of Istanbul, Topkapi Palace is another symbol of Istanbul.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Sultanahmet District, IstanbulNext, visit to Sultan Tombs, which is remarkable not just for their lavish decorations, each of which is different, but also because it wasn't just the Sultan who was laid to rest here in his green-shrouded sarcophagus. His family members joined him, laid alongside, with large sarcophagi for adults and small ones for children. On this step, you will be seeing:Tomb of Sultan Selim II (reign 1566-1574)Tomb of Sultan Murad III (reign 1574-1595)Tomb of Sultan Mehmed III (reign 1595-1603)Tomb of Sultan Mustafa I and Sultan İbrahim (Baptistery) (reigns 1617-1618, 1622-1623)Tomb of PrincesDuration: 1 hourStop At: Kapali Carsi, IstanbulThe Grand Bazaar is one of the most attractive, traditional, oldest and largest covered market in the world. You will experience the beauty of this place that has 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops.Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Private tour organised only for you
  • Professional local guide

What’s not included

  • Museum/Entrance fees
  • Optional transportation from/back to hotel (unless selected)
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratitude
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace