Istanbul Classic Old City Tour
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Pickup offeredWill pick you up from your accommodation.
Total Price: $ 69
Istanbul Classic Old City Tour
Discover the historical sites of Sultanahmet “Istanbul Old City” area. Visit Hagia Sophia, which is one of the ‘7 Wonders of the Medieval World’, Topkapi Palace the residence of Ottoman sultans for over 400 years, the spectacular Blue Mosque, and more with an expert guide on this tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul in the early morning and the tour will commence.
- Be amazed by the beauty of Hagia Sophia
- Admire to the splendid Blue Mosque
- Visit to the Hippodrome and follow in the footsteps of chariot races and the entertainment hub of the city for many years.
- Stroll through the Grand Bazaar
- Marvel at the art and architecture of Topkapi Palace
At the end of this tour, we will drop you off at your hotel.
- Entrance Fees
- Professional Licensed Tour Guide
- Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
- All Local Taxes
- Personal Expenses
- Topkapi Palace Harem Entrance Fee
One of the most important aspects of any Istanbul City tour; is a visit to the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque built by Ahmed I between 1609-1616 is an Ottoman era mosque famously known as Blue Mosque due to the blue Iznik tiles, which decorate the interior walls of the mosque. The Blue Mosque is also unique as it is the only mosque in Istanbul with six minarets (towers) and is considered to be one of the last great mosques of the classical period. Mixing Byzantine elements with traditional Islamic architecture. Visitors are amazed by 21,000 Iznik tiles in the mosque, which feature imagery of cypress trees, flowers and fruits.
In the year of 532 AD the construction of the biggest church in the world commenced. The architects of Hagia Sophia came from the lands of Ionia; Antemius from Tralleis and Isidoros from the city of Miletus. The church, completed after five years of construction, opened on the 27th December 532 and was the largest Christian church of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire). The church was dedicated to the Holy Wisdom, the Logos, and the second person of the Trinity. After the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 it was converted to a mosque by Mehmed the Conqueror. Hagia Sophia remained a mosque until 1931 before re-opening years later as a museum to be preserved and shared as a historical meeting point for two religions. In 2020 Hagia Sophia once again was used as a mosque but remains open to the public as an important and protected site for all. This beautiful monument, and one of the city's most popular and inspiring attractions can be seen by booking a tour of Istanbul.
As a part of a Guided Istanbul tour Topkapı Palace is one of the most important examples of Ottoman rule and influence during the Ottoman reign. Commissioned by Mehmed II after conquering Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. Members of the Ottoman Court resided in Topkapi Palace from 1478 to 1856, which housed 30 sultans for over 400 years during the empire's 600 year reign. Acting as the centre of power, this palace is a physical example of the changing architecture of the period and interests of each sultan, with visitors to Topkapi seeing first hand various additions to the palace as a result of each new Sultan adding their influences to the space. This includes architectural styles including: Islamic, Ottoman and European architecture and decor. The palace, the royal residence of the sultan and the centre of social issues and government is a complex structure featuring four main courtyards. Each courtyard symbolises the relationship between the administrative, residential and auxiliary and each courtyard was designed to be more restricted than the previous; symbolising the importance of the inner sanctum. The palace housed over 1000-4000 people including 300 in the harem and is a pivotal stop on any Istanbul tour.
We do have special discount for +6 people. Please contact with our travel agent from chat to recieve 15% discount.
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