Istanbul in One Day Tour
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Discover Istanbul with this perfectly designed one day Istanbul tour. You will explore the most exciting historic sights of Istanbul with a professional guide by visiting Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar,Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisks.
Duration: 8 Hours
Free Pick-up service
Pick-up from hotels on the European side of Istanbul available
Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and obelisk, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia
What You Can Expect
Pick up from your hotel (located central in istanbul) by air-conditioned non-smoking tour bus between 08:00 am. - 08:30 am. and continue to visit;
Sultanahmet Mosque (called in turkish) took its name from the ruler at the time of its construction, Sultan Ahmet I (1590 -1617), the 14th emperor of the Ottoman Empire. Constructed between 1609 and 1616, it is also known as the Blue Mosque for its mass of 20,000 blue and green toned tiles adorning its ceiling.
The Byzantine emperor Justinian I had Hagia Sophia built, in all its glory, in under five and a half years. Completed in 537AD, this patriarchal basilica remained the largest cathedral in the world until 1453, when Constantinople was conquered by Ottoman armies and Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror converted Hagia Sophia into a mosque and it is a museum right now.
Hippodrome and Obelisk
Center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.
It was built in 1464 by order of Mehmed II and has served the needs of the city ever since. Today it is one of the biggest covered markets in the entire world. With literally thousands of shops selling everything from t-shirts and lamp,leather jackets to expensive jewelry and antiques,Turkish rugs in the universe.
The Palace was the official residence of Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. In 1924 Topkapi Palace was converted into a museum in 1985 it became an official part of Istanbul’s Old City’s designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Little Hagia Sophia
The mosque 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 emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empie and now is used as a mosque since 1497.
Drop off to your hotel around 5:00 pm.