Tour Days: Everyday – All year round
Duration: Full day
Status: Regular walking tour (also available in private basis)
Pick up time: To be confirmed
This tour is a great opportunity to visit a must place in Istanbul. Tour starts with Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Following Roman Hippodrome next place is Blue Mosque – the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings to visit, next, you will see the gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2 and learn the history of his liaison with the orient at German Fountain.
Now, it is time to visit the highlight of this day; The Church of Divine Wisdom – Hagia Sophia. After the above visits, your tour guide will take you to Grand Bazaar for various kinds of Turkish Handicrafts.
After lunch in Turkish cuisine, our tour starts from the Topkapi Museum that exhibits the imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire and maintains an extensive collection of books and manuscripts in its library. It is housed in a palace complex that served as the administrative center and residence of the imperial Ottoman court from about 1478 to 1856. It opened as a museum in 1924, a year after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. The Topkapi Palace Museum is notable not only for its architecture and collections but also for the history and culture of the Ottoman Empire with first, second, third and fourth courtyards, the audience hall, Divan the high court, historical kitchens, royal stables, the treasury, gardens, and kiosks that it recalls.
Our next stop is Hagia Irene Church (from outside) and will be finalized with Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday and will be replaced with Chora Museum.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays until 2 pm and will be replaced Caferaga Medrese.
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