Full day tour of Byzantine Relics starting in the Sultanahmet complex: St. Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome.
Followed with a visit to the Grand Bazaar and lunch.
After lunch a site of the remains of the old city walls and then a a Cable Car up to Pierre Loti hill to enjoy istambuls skyline; finally ending with a Bosphorus Tour featuring Rumeli Fortress and Landers tower views.
||Guaranteed departure 6 day in week.
||Hotels in city center or Cruise Ship Port
||St Sophia Museum, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Rumeli Fortress, Lander's Tower, Bosphorus, Pierre Lotti, Grand Bazaar
Hippodrome: The former center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Bzyantine Empires. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
St.Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during Ottomans and serving as a museum today
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
Grand Bazaar:The oldest and the largest covered market place in the World with nearly 4.000 shops full of rich collections of carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs.
CITY WALLS The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.
DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN
CABLE CAR & PIERRE LOTI HILL Was named after the famous French writer, you will enjoy magnificent scenery of Golden Horn and the city.
BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS An amazing cruise between the two continents, EUROPE and ASIA, along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, wooden villas and mansions up to the Rumeli Fortress near the Black Sea.
RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA, NO INTERIOR VISIT) Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453, but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls.
THE LANDER'S TOWER (FROM THE SEA) (NO INTERIOR VISIT) This is a small and attractive tower built on an islet at the entrance to the Bosphorus. It is one of the symbols of Istanbul. Used in the past as a watchtower and a lighthouse, it has been preserved in its 19th Century appearance. Hotel Pick-up & drop-off - by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.
Entrance Fees mentioned by the itineraries.
Professional Licenced Tour Guide.
Services Charges & Local Taxes.
TURID : 107