Imperial Tour

4 Hours

Tour Details:

Duration: 4 Hours

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The fabled capital of three great empires - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Istanbul is steeped in almost 3,000 years of history. The greatest concentration of landmarks is found in Istanbul's oldest district, Sultanahmet, an awe-inspiring expanse of leafy parks, Byzantine cathedrals, Greek statuary, bustling bazaars and imposing mosques with towering, slender minarets.

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

Tour Itinerary:

Duration: 4 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.
  • 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 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
  • Blue Mosque 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 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
  • Hippodrome The 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 The 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
  • Grand Bazaar The 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

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