Byzantine And Ottoman Relics Tour

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Tour Highlights : Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour is a full day tour in old city of Istanbul. Your tour is starting from your hotel with the morning pick up from the mentioned specific part of the Istanbul ( Sultanahmet, Beyazit, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci ) and during your tour you will discover important Ottoman, Roman and Byzantine Relics. Byzantine and Ottoman Relics tour is the higly recommended Istanbul Tours.
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Meal : Lunch
08:30 am - You will be picked from your hotel for the tour of Byzantine and Ottoman Relics. It is a full day tour that you will visit historical sites of old city of Istanbul.

Visiting:
* Hipodromme
* Hagia Sophia museum
* Blue mosque
* Topkapi Palace
* Grand Covered Bazaar
* Little Hagia Sophia Mosque

17:00 pm - At the end of the tour, transfer you back to your hotel. Tour ends.


Brief Information about the sites:
Hagia Sophia :
This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architechtural marvels of all time.

Blue Mosque : Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

Hippodrome : The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEODOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COOLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.

Grand Coverd Bazaar : In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with aech trade having its own area; the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onnyxware and meerschaum pipers.

Topkapi Palace :
The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS. (Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)

Little Hagia Sophia Museum :
is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful


Why would you join in our Old City Tour insteed of just walking around on your own?

Maybe we should fist point out that averge age of the moments that you’re going to visit over 1000 year in th Old City. Does it start to attract your attencion ? Imagine you’re in the Hagia Sophia on your own and reading your guide book: “The marble jar was brought from Pergamon during the reign of Sultan Murad III. Orginally from the Hellenistic period, it was carved from single block of marble.” Which jar? Where it is? Don’t lough, it’s serios, you’re in a building over 2500 square meters. Or you’re in the Blue Mosque and still reading. “The most inportant element in the interior of the mosque is the hirab.” Well ! Is there a sing pointing to the mihrab?
These are only few examples to clarify a professional guide wold be how important while you’re visiting the Old City. But you should aslo consider about lo huge cue in front of the Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace ticket booth. This is surely annoying to spend hours in the cue if you’re visiting Istanbul for a limited time. But don’t worry ! You will override the cue once you enjoy our tour. We’re professional pass for museums to not stick in the cue.


Tour Includes
  • Pick up and drop off at your Hotel or Cruise Port
  • Transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
  • All entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museums, parking and road tolls
  • Lunch at local restaurant (drinks extra)
  • Local taxes
Tour Excludes
  • Tips to driver and Guide
  • Personal Expense
  • Drinks at Lunch

Important Notes :
- You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre advised pick up time
- 30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2

- Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday; replaced with Underground Cistern.
- Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday; replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace
- Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday
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"Byzantine And Ottoman Relics Tour" has 4 reviews

on 18.06.2015
Saubere Arbeit!Wenn ihr İstanbul besucht empfehle ich allen diese Ganztagestur.Mit professionellem Reiseleiter,der uns alles detailiert erklaert hat.Unbedingt mit Reiseleiter weil dann bekommt man auch alles mit,welche Bauten in welchem Jahrhundert von wem gebaut wurden.Grossen Dank nebenbei an Yasin,der perfekt Deutsch spricht und uns auch sehr gute Tips gegeben hat!Bis zum naechsten mal....
on 08.04.2015
I am totally satisfied about the service. Our guide Sema was amazing! She was totally prepared about Turkish culture and we even had fun together. The driver was really kind and punctual. They both totally took care of us. All the trip was awesome,especially the place that we visit step by step was awesome and totally worth tom see. Me and my flatmate had a great time in Istanbul!Thank you so much for your proffesional and service. Best regards,
on 05.04.2015
This is one of the highlight tour of istanbul that i have joined last year with my husband and my 2 kids 10 and 12 years old.We all enjoyed it so much because its gave us chance for visit most known and the famous historic place of Turkey.It was included almost all expences and we paid only our drinks in our lunch.also we have seen especially ottoman ,Roman and the Byzantian relics in that tour.Whenever i have a chance i will go back there again and also i wil bring rest of my family too.
on 02.04.2015
first of all istanbul was great experience we have seen all important places in one day with this tour.the lunch at tour was unexpectedly good.they picked us up at the time they said and tour guide was great.thank you guys for that amazing day.highly recomended.
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