Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbuls most famous attractions with your local guide to lead the way. You`ll enjoy the magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia
and Grand Bazaar
Enjoy a Full Day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. Our local guide takes us to Hagia Sophia. Built in 537 AD as world's first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its many unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then we enjoy a short walk to Blue Mosque. Built in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Hippodrome is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column where once horse chariots races of the Eastern Roman Empire took.We stop for lunch in local Turkish Restaurant and you will test tradational turkish foods.
We then go to Grand Bazaar. Following introduction by our guide at a recommended store we will have some free time to browse its 1200 spice and gold shops.After tour we drive you back to departure point.
• Guiding in your own language is possible!! Please ask for availability or supplement.
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern.
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops.