The marks of Roman and Ottoman Empires
Highlights Of Istanbul
- Hagia Sophia
- Topkapi Palace
- Blue Mosque
- Grand Bazaar
Please bear in mind; we can always redesign this tour according to your interest and time.
We suggest you to start at 09:30 am but we can rearrange this time depending on your schedule. Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or the harbor if you are coming Istanbul by cruise ship.
“If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” Napoleon Bonaparte.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel, at the time we decided.
First, we will head to Topkapi Palace, which was the opulent residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Along with your guide’s stories, you will live the history and feel the atmosphere of past centuries.
Then you will continue to Hagia Sophia by walking through a lovely alleyway full of Ottoman Houses. Hagia Sophia will amaze you with its history and the tales hiding inside. When you are in Hagia Sophia, you will appreciate the ability of Justinian and his architects and their vision, even back in the 6th century when this was the largest church in all of Christendom. Hagia Sophia was once one of the largest and finest buildings in the world with the largest dome.
From here, you will walk to Sultanahmet Mosque. It was built by Sultan Ahmed 1 in 1616. Once you walk into the mosque, you will be surrounded by magnificent 17th Century handmade blue Iznik tiles. Then you will understand why they call this gray building ‘Blue’ Mosque.
Our next point of interest will be the Hippodrome which was the main entertainment arena of Constantinople during the Roman and Byzantine era. However, today you will need a little bit of imagination to picture the chariot races and the fans going crazy with the speed and excitement.
We will then walk to the Grand Bazaar to experience the incredible and lively atmosphere.
After spending some time here, we will head back to the hotel or leave you to make the bargain of a lifetime.
We will fit our lunch break in with your wishes and the advice of the guide.
“Along with your guide’s stories, you will live the history and feel the atmosphere of past centuries.”
- All the entrance fees to the sites
- Assistance of a local guides
- Transport (private A/C van)
- Gratuities to guide and driver
- Any items not specifically mentioned as included
Are you interested in this tour? Just contact us.
We’ll be delighted to design and deliver a fantastic tour for you. Any tour can be personalized to meet your requirements. Please fill out our enquiry form below. We’ll get back to you!