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Ottoman and Byzantine Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $200 USD per trip
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Price Includes

    Guidance

Highlights

  • Visit the historic Hagia Sofia.
  • Visit the Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace
  • Learn about Turkish history and culture.
  • Eat at the best restaurants to have a taste of delicious local foods.
  • Visit the Blue Mosque

Guide

Sam

 

Trip Info

Hippodrome: Hippodrome, where the chariot races and gladiator fights took place during the roman period, founded in 330 A.D. It can be seen together with the Egyptian Obelisk, the column of Constantine and the Serpentine column.

Blue Mosque: It is only a step away from the hippodrome. Blue Mosque, which is the most visited and beautiful mosque in Istanbul, was constructed by the 14th Ottoman Sultan, named Ahmet between the years of 1609-1616.

Hagia Sophia: St. Sophia, which was constructed as a church by Justinianus in 532 (functioned as a church for 916 years) and converted into a mosque by Ottoman King Fatih in 1453 (functioned as a mosque for 418 years), is a museum today.

Topkapi Palace: The palace, which was the residence of Ottoman Royal Family and State Department from 1475 until 1853, is the most visited museum in Turkey.

Grand Bazaar: It is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4000 shops, which attract a hundred thousands of visitors daily.

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