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TOUR CODE: IST-1M
Istanbul Classics Tour, Explore the highlights of Sultanahmet, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine empires located before. Visit the UNESCO-Listed Hagia Sophia, breathe taking Blue Mosque and famous Hippodrome with an expert guide. Learn all history about extravagant sultans and discover Ottoman and Byzantine era architecture.
|IST-1M||Half Day||Istanbul||35 €uro|
Istanbul Classics Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia (St.) Sophia is one of the greatest architecture around the world. It constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then it turned into an Imperial mosque after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet 2. Today it is a stunning museum and featuring marvellous Byzantine mosaics. Don’t miss the chance to explore the second-most visited museum in Turkey.
Blue Mosque is famous with blue Iznik tiles and unique 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. The last great imperial mosque at Ottoman era; takes its name from 20.000 magnificent blue-toned iznik tiles which is decorating the interior walls.
Hippodrome, center of the chariot races and political activities in the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm 2 are the monuments, decorating Hippodrome.
Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 60 streets and 5,000 shops, and attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Walk through the narrow streets and make some shopping. You can buy some popular things in Grand Bazaar such as carpet, silk, delight, spice, gold and jewellery.