REGULAR BASES HALF DAY CLASSIC ISTANBUL OLD CITY TOUR (Morning Period)


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REGULAR BASES Half Day Classic Old Town of Istanbul WALKING TOUR MORNING PERIOD Duration: 9:00 am to 13:00 pm

Half day Regular Old City Tour of Istanbul started from your hotel

(NOTICE: Pick Up Transfers will be from hotels at Osmanbey,Harbiye,Elmadağ,Taksim,Tepebaşı,Şişhane,Karaköy,Eminönü,Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Beyazıt,Laleli,Aksaray,Fındıkzade,Topkapı districts)

This Tour is not operated on Fridays. This Tour Finished at Grand Bazaar (No Transfer back to hotels)

Our Half day tour includes sightseeing outstanding Byzantine and Ottoman edifices and monuments which takes place in the ancient city centre. Our journey begins with the heartland of the archaic Constantinople, The Hippodrome dating back to early 3rd century AD, which functioned as the recreational and ceremonial hub of the city as well as hosting the chariot races. We will be taking a closer look at the picturesque antiquities such as the Egyptian Obelisk, The Serpentine Column and The Walled Obelisk, which once adorned the arena, and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II symbolizing the alliance and amity between the German and the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century. Next, we step into the Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque for its adagial tiles mainly in blue and turquoise. Besides seeing the striking decorative elements, it is worth hearing the rumours about its six minarets and the construction phase of the mosque. Our next spot is the unequivocally one of the most renowned landmarks of Istanbul, The Hagia Sofia. Having been destructed twice by two insurrections in the capital of the Empire, The Hagia Sofia found another chance to resurrect in 532 AD. Justinian I commissioned two virtuosos, Isidorus of Miletos and Anthemius of Tralles, in an attempt to rebuild the revered church. The outcome of their work along with the admirable mosaics and resplendent dome was so awe-inspiring that people believed the new Hagia Sofia was by “divine intervention”. This stately edifice was converted into a mosque following the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmet II, the victorious Ottoman Sultan. Although it has been used as a mosque for centuries -except a break from 1934 to 2020-, the opulent mosaics and Christian relics can still be seen except the praying hours.

Today our last visit will be the Historical 500 years old Grand Bazaar, built in 1461 in order to foster trade in the city after the conquest, today lures hundreds of thousands of shoppers with handmade carpets, leather and textile and many other products and offers a stunning shopping experience with more than 4000 shops.

REMARKS :

-Spanish Tour Days   : Monday, Saturday
- English Tour Days    : Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Saturday
,Sunday
- This tour is not operated on Friday. Information is given from outside when the line is excess in Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and Blue Mosque

- Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday / Replaced with Arasta Bazaar

- Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer

Child Reduction : Infant (0-2 Age) Free / (3-5 Age 30%)  / 6 Age and Above Full Ammount

-          Kindly we keep the rights if any Update Museums Enterences Fees by Turkish Tourism Ministery with in prior notice.

Regular Bases HALF DAY MORNING  Walking Tour Includes:

Pick Up Transfer from hotels only Osmanbey,Harbiye,Elmadağ,Taksim,Tepebaşı,Şişhane,Karaköy,Eminönü,Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Beyazıt,Laleli,Aksaray,Fındıkzade,Topkapı districts.

English speaking professional guidance throughout the journey.

Entrance fees to the Museums and Historical places (if needed)

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

Basic tip to the suppliers

This tour is carbon neutral

 Regular Bases HALF DAY MORNING Tour Excluded :

Local taxes and current VAT included in to the quotation.

 Meals as per itinerary & soft and alcoholic drinks

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

Tips to the local guide

Regular Tour Period Details :

*Minimum Participants of Tour 2 person

*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.

* Starts from hotel mentioned as above. Tour guide will hold a sign with our Company Logo and your name. Tour guide can only wait maximum 15 min from the departure time from your hotel to start the group tour. Many thanks for your kind attention in advance, to be ready at 8:15am on time.

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  • Natalie mart
    10.04.2023

    I made the best walking tour I've ever participated in my life with you. I left very happy thank you

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