Classic Old Town of Istanbul Half Day Tour (Afternoon Period)

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REGULAR BASES Half Day Classic Old Town of Istanbul OTTOMAN RELICS  WALKING TOUR (AFTERNOON PERIOD) Duration: 13:00 Pm -17:00 pm 

Half day Regular Old City Tour of Istanbul in the Afternoon started from 1001 Direk Sarnici (Cistern) at 13:00 pm Address: Binbirdirek, İmran Öktem Cd. No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul.

(NOTICE: After the Tour Transfers back to hotels will be only Osmanbey,Harbiye,Elmadağ,Taksim,Tepebaşı,Şişhane,Karaköy,Eminönü,Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Beyazıt,Laleli,Aksaray,Fındıkzade,Topkapı districts)

This Tour is not operated on Tuesday and Fridays.


Topkapı Palace & Hagia Irene Church on Tuesday

Our Half day tour includes sightseeing outstanding in the itinerary is the Topkapı Palace (Excluded Harem section) which was both the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire and the residence of the Sultan until the second half of the 19th century. Consisting of four large courtyards and numerous premises, the palace both reflects the sense of art of the Ottomans in different eras and accommodates various mini museums in which objects used by Ottomans Sultans, Islamic relics and prominent pieces like The Dagger of Topkapı (Topkapı Hançeri) and Spoonmaker’s diamond (Kaşıkçı Elması) will be feast for the eyes.

After this in the first courtyard of Topkapı Palace there is The Church of Hagia Eirene (“Divine Peace”) is a Byzantine church located within in the first courtyard of Topkapı Palace. After Hagia Eirene built by Constantine burned down, it was rebuilt by Justinian in the 6th century and extensively rebuilt by the Iconoclast emperor Constantine V in the 8th century, when its apse was decorated by a simple mosaic cross. After functioning as an arsenal or armory for centuries in the Ottoman era, it became the first museum of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century. Hagia Eirene, which was also known as the “Old Church”, served as the cathedral of Constantinople until the inauguration of Hagia Sophia in 360.

In the first courtyard of Topkapı Palace, Hagia Irene,  a church known to have been built even before  Hagia Sophia, is located. The church was partly damaged by the earthquake in the midts of the 8th century and repaired. After the conquest of the City by Mehmet II, unlike most of the chruches in the City, it was never converted into a mosque. Instead, was used as an arsenal of the Topkapı place. Later in the 19 th century when the lapsed warfare materials were discovered, the church was commenced to be used as a museum of antqiue warfare.

Regular Bases HALF DAY AFTERNOON  Walking Tour Includes:

English speaking professional guidance throughout the journey.

Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

Entrance fees to the Museums and Historical places

Local Taxes & V.A.T.

Basic tip to the suppliers

Transfers arrangements after the tour return back to your hotels for Drop Off only

Osmanbey,Harbiye,Elmadağ,Taksim,Tepebaşı,Şişhane,Karaköy,Eminönü,Sirkeci,Sultanahmet, Beyazıt,Laleli,Aksaray,Fındıkzade,Topkapı districts.

This tour is carbon neutral

Minimum Pax : 2 / Maximum Pax : 20

Regular Bases HALF DAY AFTERNOON Tour Excluded :

Meals as per itinerary & soft and alcoholic drinks

Transportation Transfers arrangements from hotels for Pick up.

Tips to the local guide


-Spanish Tour Days   : Monday, Saturday
- English Tour Days    : Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Regular Tour Period Details :

*FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS & LATE DEPARTURES, as museums and some other sites will be closed around 17:30 pm, alternative tour sites will be advised by the tour guide during the tour.

*Meeting Point: Meeting point is in front of the 1001 Direk Underground Cistern, where Hippodrome Square starts. Tour guide will hold a sign with our Company Logo and your Name. Tour guide can only wait until 13:15am to start the group tour.

Many thanks for your kind attention in advance, to be ready at 13:00pm on time

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