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Tour is wheelchair accessible
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
This full-day tour starts out first thing in the morning as a local guide picks you up at your hotel or a designated meeting spot and takes you on a journey through Istanbul's historic peninsula. Visit Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries; Hagia Sofia, the marvelous 6th century Byzantine basilica that marks the beginning of the golden age of Roman Emperor Justinianus; the Hippodrome, a center for sports, entertainment, and politics in Old Constantinople; the stunning Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), which was built as the dying wish of Sultan Ahmet; the Grand Bazaar, which has remained a central shopping and cultural hub for centuries; and the Rustem Pasha Mosque, a 16th century Ottoman Mosque, which was built in the name of the treasurer and the son-in-law of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
The tour also includes a short demonstration of Turkish rugs in the Grand Bazaar, as well as an authentic Turkish lunch. Though there is a moderate amount of walking, the tour is wheelchair accessible. Because you will be entering places of worship, dress modestly.
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Dress code is smart casual
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Centrally located meeting points (Please contact your local supplier)
08:00 or 08:30 am (depending on pick up point)
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.