Byzantine and Ottoman Tour

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Byzantine and Ottoman Tour

Byzantine and Ottoman Tour - Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Tour
Byzantine and Ottoman Tour Full Day
Departs 09:00
Ends 17:00
Duration 8 Hours
Guaranteed Departure All Year Round
What to visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque
Includes Hotel pick up, drop off, guiding service, Transportation, Museum Tickets, Lunch

 

HAGIA SOPHIA
St. Sophia, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time.


HIPPODROME
It was the scene of chariot races and constains three monuments: Obelisk of Theodosius,bronze serpentine column and German Fountian of Wilhelm II.


BLUE MOSQUE
Built by the Ottoman architect Mehmet to honor Sultan Ahmet III in the 16th century.

 

GRAND COVERED BAZAAR
A historical bazaar which is one of the biggest in the world.

 

TOPKAPI PALACE
Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans, the maze of buildings that was the focal point of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centruies. In these opulent surroundings the sultans and their court lived and governed. A magnificent wooded garden fills the outer, or first, court. In the second court, on the right, shaded by cyprees and plane trees,stand the palace kitchens, which now serve as galleries exhibiting the imperial collections of crystal, silver and Chinese porcelain. Today the third court holds the Hall of Audience, the Library of Ahmet III, an exhibition of imperial costumes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the treasury and a priceless collection of miniatures from medieval manuscripts. In the center of this innermost sanctuary, the Prophet Muhammet (S.A.V) brought to Istanbul when the Ottomans assumed the caliphaten of Islam.

 

SULEYMANIYE MOSQUE
It is masterpiece of Sinan, built between 1550 and 1557, it is one of the best Works of the Ottoman Empire, built in the name of Suleyman The Magnificent during the 16th century, considered as the best amongst the imperial mosques.

What Is Included

  • Hotel pick up
  • Hotel drop off
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All Transportation by non-smoking and airconditioned touristical vehicle
  • Museum Tickets
  • Lunch


CLOSED

  • Hagia Sophia on Monday - Replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum
  • Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday
  • Topkapi Palace on Tuesday - Replaced with Beylerbeyi or Dolmabahce Palace or Chora Church

 

Blue Mosque, Byzantine and Ottoman Tour

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