Old City Private Day Tour From Istanbul

Private & Custom Tours in Istanbul

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Great chance to explore the unique monuments of Istanbul. The Old City 'Sultanahmet' having the same name of the Blue Mosque. You will cover four most famous sights in the Old City.
Hippodrome: The former center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Byzantine Empires. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.St.Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during Ottomans and serving as a museum today.Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minaret.Grand Bazaar:The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world with nearly 4.000 shops full of rich collections of carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs. Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle: enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the tour.Please note: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, this will be replaced by Underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, will be replaced by Underground Cistern.Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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