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UNESCO SITES ISTANBUL

Sultanahmet (0)
from/per person $109
  • Museum tours
  • Access for disabled
  • Audio guide
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides

Description

BEST OF ISTANBUL

Welcome to Istanbul. Cradle of civilizations. More than 8000 years of history awaits for your exploration. Discover the extensive history, rich culture and enjoy the combination of east and west.

ITINERARY

Today’s itinerary includes must see sights of Old city Such as  Roman Hippodrome where Horse Chariot races, held in Constantinople. Topkapı Palace (Closed on Tuesdays) which was the residence of Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years After delicious Lunch,  ,once the largest monumental building of the world commissioned by Roman emperor Justinian between 532-537 in five years, will be seen.

We continue our day with a visit  to Famous Blue Mosque. Sultan Ahmet  I set out to build a mosque that would rival and even surpass St. Sophia – Aya sofya.  We pay a visit to The Basilica Cistern which is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Cistern was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

Finally we drop to world famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar –Turkish Kapalı Çarşı-  in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 58 streets and 4.000 shops, and has between 250.000 and 400.000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewelry,pottery,spice and carpet shops.

  • Practise bargaining skills in Grand Bazaar
  • Get to know the Roman Constantiople
  • Recall Ben- Hur in the Hippodrom
  • Admire Magnificent Tiles
  • Walk around the courtyards once resided by Sultans

 

 

TIMELINE

  • Let’s Begin  Meeting point

    Depending on the season, we will start from the Hippoldrome talk about the Obelisks. This open air museum was once a very important meeting point during the Roman Era. Next we will proceed to Blue Mosque before it’s closed for the praying time.

  • Keep Discovering  Museums

    We will allocate enough time to see The Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia Museum. Very well preserved Roman Relics of the City of Glory. We will cut the queues and save some time for the next sights in the itinerary.

  • Taste and Smell  Lunch and coffee break

    Break time. We will enjoy the best examples of Turkish Mezes and Olive Oil based healthy food. A good Turkish coffee is a must to recharge the battery.

  • Palace Visit Topkapi Palace

    City within a city. Covers an area of 80 acres but don’t worry we won’t see them all. We are going to see the best exhibition sections and get to know about the daily life of the Ottoman Sultans. This Palace shows very distinctive features. It’s like a pattern book of the Ottoman Civil Architecture.

  • Shop till’ drop   The Grand Bazaar

    Grandmother of the modern shopping malls. Get to see different and unique pieces of art. We will take you to the local places for sure. It’s an amazing place with more than 4000 shops and many little alleys. There will be remarks to be remembered for a mind – free shopping experineces.


Schedule

1st March to 31st October
Monday09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday09.00 - 17.30
Thursday09.00 - 17.30
Friday09.00 - 17.30
Saturday09.00 - 17.30
Sunday09.00 - 17.30
Last Admission17.00
1st November to 28th February
Monday09.00 - 17.30
Tuesday09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday09.00 - 17.30
Thursday09.00 - 17.30
Friday09.00 - 17.30
Saturday09.00 - 17.30
Sunday09.00 - 17.30
Last Admission17.00

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