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Byzantian Relics (Half Day Morning Tour - Walking Tour)
19˚c 4 hours
Starting From EUR 30

Tour Information

ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

GRAND COVER BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure time,
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2,

CLOSED
Hagia Sophia on Monday Replaced with Underground Cistern
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday


Guaranteed departure everyday.

  • Day 1

    Half Day

    08:30 Depart from Hotel

    Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

    Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

    Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue ─░znik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

    Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

    Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)

    12:00 Return back to hotel

    THIS TOUR TERMINATES AT GRAND COVERED BAZAAR

FLIGHT FROM DESTINATION DATE DEPARTS ARRIVES
Seattle Paris 20 DEC 2013 10:00 12:00
Paris Colosseum 21 DEC 2013 09:00 10:00
Colosseum London 22 DEC 2013 05:00 06:30
London Verona 23 DEC 2013 08:15 09:30
Verona Seattle 24 DEC 2013 10:00 03:40