ISTANBUL TOUR FROM IZMIR (3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS)
Departure from Izmir Airport to Istanbul Airport.
Pick up from Istanbul Airport to hotel (in the center) and stay overnight.
After breakfast, 08:30 We will pick you upfrom the hotel (city center hotels). Then you will meet with your group andguide at the meeting point. We will visit Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, BlueMosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs. End of the tour we will dropyou off to your hotel.
Hippodrome, HagiaSophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs.
Hippodrome - The center of sport activites in Constantinople,capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani with its four monuments; The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral column), Column of Constantine.
Blue Mosque - Unique with its 6 minarets built in the name ofSultan Ahmet which was until 19th century traditional point for the pilgrimageto Mecca (closed on Friday).
Hagia Sophia - The most famous Christian church in Turkey,one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica inthe 6th century by Emperor Justinian (closed on Monday).
Grand Bazaar - The most attractive shopping centre in the world with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (closed on Sunday).
Lunch (Drinks are extra) - You can choose kebab, pide, desert such as baklava and other delicious Turkish traditional food.
Sultan Tombs - Tucked around the back of Hagia Sophia. There arefive tombs of sultans; Sultan Selim II, Sultan Murad III, Sultan Mehmed III, SultanMustafa I, Sultan Ibrahim I (closed on Monday).
Topkapi Palace -The residence of Ottoman Sultans. See theimperial treasury,sacred Islamic relics,palace kitchens,Chineseporcelain,weapons (closed on Tuesday)
Also visioned during the tour
*AQUADUCT OF VALENS *OBELISK OF THEODOSUS *SERPENTINE COLUMN
*GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II
After tour back to hotel and stay overnight.
After breakfast 08:30 We will pick youup from hotel(city center hotels),then you will meet with your group and guideat the meeting point. We will visit City Walls(by bus), Golden Horn(by bus), SpiceBazaar. After visiting Spice Bazaar we will cruise on Bosphorus where we willsee from the sea Ciragan Palace,Ortakoy Mosque,Military High School, RumeliFortress. End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.
Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus Tour on Boat, City Walls, Golden Horn
City Walls - Built by Constantine the Great, they have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople.
Golden Horn - It has long been a natural harbour of the city. The Horn was the favoured meeting of the sweet waters.
SpiceBazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) - The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, mint, saffron.
Bosphorus by boat - An amazing cruise between Europe (Ortakoy) and Asia(Beylerbeyi Palace), along the Bosphorus by the Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Military High School, Rumeli Fortress.
The Rumeli Fortress - Castle was built by Mehmet II to prevent the Byzantine fleet, which had control of the Bosphorus, from communicating with its northern allies.
Spice Bazaar closedon Sunday
After half-day tour back to hotel then leave from hotel to the airport and back to Izmir Airport.
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