FULL DAY ISTANBUL HISTORICAL CITY TOUR: BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN EMPIRE (WITH LUNCH)

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Duration: 8 Hours

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Historical City Tour Istanbul, All Day Lunch Included


Explore intriguing and breathtaking Byzantine’s & Ottoman Empire’s historical traces with our Full Day Istanbul historical tour, lunch, entrance fees are included


Explore the historical traces of the two greatest epochs – Byzantine and Ottoman Empire in the heart of Istanbul! Visit all important historic sites of Ottoman Empire and Byzantine with our Full Day Istanbul Historical Tour with lunch. We will visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet), Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Grand Bazaar. You will feel the real atmosphere of ancient Istanbul.

 

Feel yourself like in 16 century on Hippodrome square, admire mysterious age-old mosaics of Blue Mosque, be a guest of Topkapi Palace which was a residence of the greatest Sultans of Ottoman Empire for several centuries!

 

This is the best walking tour you can find which will show you everything that you can’t miss while visiting Istanbul! Lunch and Entrance fees are included!

ROUTE OF THE TOUR


During our Istanbul Historical Tour, we will visit all the sightseeing of Istanbul and will have a lunch break. Lunch and all entrance fees are included!

 

Hagia Sophia Mosque : In fact, it is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places not only in Istanbul but also in the world. Hagia Sofia is a monumental building surrounded by four minarets. It has an unbelievable atmosphere and aura of power. In its history, it was both - Cathedral of St. Sophia for 1500 years, and mosque so its beautiful mosaics and symbols of Christianity live together with Arabic script. They are amazingly complementing each other. You can’t leave Istanbul without visiting it.

 

Hippodrome: The Hippodrome square was a place for a horse-racing track, court ceremonies, as well as coronations, parades. It was a center of Byzantine’s social life for many centuries.


Blue Mosque: We will visit The Blue Mosque also known as Sultanahmet or Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It is called the Blue Mosque thanks to beautifulspecial blue tiles on the walls which were produced on the order Sultan Ahmed I. You will be definitely amazed by the magnificence and majesty of this mosque.

 

Lunch Break:We will have a delicious lunch break in Safi Restaurant

 

Topkapi Palace: You will see the residence of the greatest Ottoman Sultans - The Topkapı Palace. It was built in 1479, by order of Sultan Mehmed, and until the mid-19th century, it had been the main residence of the Ottoman Padishahs. Today Topkapı Palace is one of the richest museums in the world and one of Istanbul’s favorite attractions. The walls of the palace keep many secrets and mysterious facts. Let’s explore it together!

 

Grand Bazaar:It is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world which originates in the Ottoman Empire. An oriental tale can’t exist without a real bazaar filled with bright colorful goods, laughter, noise, aromas of oriental spices. You will experience unforgettable emotions! Famous Grand Bazaar is a real eastern market, it represents a huge area which is spread out over several blocks of the city, having ancient arches, roofs, etc. The building of the market dates back to 1461. Grand Bazaar has 61 streets, more than 4400 shops, around 2195 studios, currency exchange offices, several cafes, 18 fountains, and 12 mosques. You can also find a school and even one bath there.

LUNCH MENU:

 

  • Soup;
  • Salad;
  • Grilled chicken with rice, grilled meatballs (Optional). (There is also a vegetarian main course such as pasta with potatoes or vegatables meal.);
  • Water and soft drink are extra.

INCLUSIONS

  • Free transfer (two ways, hotel pick-up and drop off);
  • Entrance fees;
  • Professional Licensed English Speaking Tour Guide;
  • Lunch.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Drinks at lunch.
HOW IT WORKS

- We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 - 09:00 AM - Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.

WHO WILL LIKE THIS TOUR?
  • Tourists who like walking tours;
  • Tourists who want to explore all the historical sightseeing of Istanbul;
  • Companies of friends;
  • Families;
  • Couples as well as single tourists.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We accept reservation and take payment in advance so that we can reserve a tour guide.

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Price: 60 Save 10%
Kids' Price: 40
Start Time: 10:00
End Time:17:00

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