Grand Tour

8 Hours

Tour Details:

Duration: 8 Hours

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Full day tour combines Imperial Tour and Ottoman Wonders tour and includes lunch.

  • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
  • Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Lunch
  • 4-6 Years Old Child Discounted % 50
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • V.A.T. (%18 sales tax)
  • 0-3 Years Old Child free of Charge

Tour Itinerary:

Duration: 8 Hours

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  • Hagia Sophia The former spiritual heart of the Byzantine Empire, considered to be the 8th Wonder of the World, Hagia Sophia is now a museum.

    * Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, so on that day we visit the Kariye (Chora) Museum, a former church which houses the most important surviving Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the world.
  • Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and
    designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand
  • Hippodrome the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000
    spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these,
    an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents
    from Delphi survive
  • Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of
    the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets
    and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering
    through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Topkapi Palace Topkapi Palace*, which, from the 15th to the 19th century, was the principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. We will visit the
    fabulous Imperial Treasury and the Baghdad Kiosk. Topkapi Palace is now a museum and has unrivalled collections of jewelry, including the
    Spoonmaker’s Diamond
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque completed in 1563. A masterpiece designed by Sinan the Magnificent, it has the most
    exquisite and extensive Iznik tile decoration of any mosque in Istanbul

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