EXPLORE THE ISTANBUL OLD CİTY

 

 

Tour Program

  • 1. Day
    ISTANBUL

     ( Departs Daily)

    Departure Point:We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul. Please contact with us if your hotel is out of city limits.

    Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

    We will Pick up from your hotel and our tour will begin with visiting to Topkapi Palace, the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans, with its jewel encrusted treasury and elegant four courts. When you walk in garden of Topkapı, you have the view that Ottoman’ Sultans have in past. Visiting the huge Topkapi Palace, we will have traditional Turkish lunch in historical old town of Istanbul. After lunch, visit the main sights around Sultanahmet Square, you can join to citizens in square. Then we will visit Hagia Sophia Museum, once the largest church in the world for 1000 years, and decorated with stunning  6th century golden mosaics. After the Hagia Sophia, another prayer place will be wait for us. Blue Mosque with its amazing blue decoration, designed with 6 delicate minarets and a striking blue Iznik tiled interior. Nearby, take a stroll through the site of the ancient Hippodrome, once the sporting ground of chariots and political riots, and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Fountain of Wilhelm II. Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, where you can shop or haggle with local merchants over unusual antiques, colourful spices, beautiful jewellery and richly textured fabrics.

    On Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, will be replaced with a similar museum.

Services Included In The Price

  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned and none smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop of ( Please contact for your pickup time directly with Academic Tour Plus)

Services Not Included In The Price

  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks during the meal
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Additional Information

  • Walking shoes is recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Full passport name is required for all participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays instead you will visit to the Underground Cistern or Chora Church.
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the tour.

  • This tour requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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