ST-01 OLD CITY TOUR (Half Day Morning)
08:15 – 12:15
All year around
We will pick you up from your hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at meeting point. We will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Grand Covered Bazaar. End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.
Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar
Pick Up Location : Hotel pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be an extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport.
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We will pick you up from your hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at meeting point.
Hippodrome-The center of sport activites in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, today named Sultanahmet Meydani, with its four monuments;The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column (Spiral Column).
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)-Built by the architect Mimar Sedefkar Mehmet aga. Until 19th century was the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca(on Friday visit is not allowed because of Friday prayers).
Hagia Sophia Museum-The best known Christian church in Turkey, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, which was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian (St.Sophia is closed on Monday).
We offer free pick up from Taksim and Sultanahmet hotels. Pick up time from your hotel will be at your voucher.
Hotel pick up & drop off by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicles
Professional licensed tour guide
Service charges & local taxes
Any Personal Expenses
Tips and gratuities
Meal & Beverage
Hagia Sophia closed on Monday(From on October 31. to on March 31.) Replaced with Underground Cistern
Blue Mosque closed on Friday because of Friday prayers / No replacement
Hippodrome : During Byzantien era Sports activities and Horse Carriage races had taken place.
Blue Mosque : Famous with Turquaz Blue Iznik tiles
Hagia Sophia Museum : Built in AD 537 at the beginning of the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It remained the world’s largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years