Meeting with our guide (meeting point will be given after confirmation) at 08.30 a.m and start to the Istanbul Old City Tour. Our professional tour guide will be introducing the ancient sights of Istanbul.
You will explore the highlights of Istanbul such as;
Hippodrome, Ancient Roman and Ottoman square where the chariot races were held. There are some Roman remainings; Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column and Constantine Column.
The Blue Mosque, An Ottoman Imperial mosque which was built by the Sultan Ahmet I. in 1609-1616, famous for the blue Ottoman tiles.
Hagia Sophia, Once was the biggest cathedral of the Christianity when was built in 532-537 by the Roman Emperor Justinian, converted into a mosque by the Ottomans.
Topkapi Palace, the palace was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II after the conquest of Constantinopol. Topkapi Palace was the home of the royal family, headquarters and administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
Grand Bazaar (Covered Market), the largest and the oldest functioning shopping center in the world. The Grand Bazaar was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 15th. century. The market consists of 5,000 stores, 66 streets, 24 gates and more things. They are making some other Turkish hand crafts such as; rugs, carpets, kilims and beautiful Turkish tiles. Upon on your request ,our guide could help to find your masterpiece of Turkish art.
After the Istanbul Walking sightseeing tour, drive back to hotel.
Note: Lunch at local restaurant.
Istanbul / Hotel or Adress