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All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
At 9:00am, you will depart your hotel for a half day sightseeing. Firstly, you will visit the magnificent Byzantine church of St Sophia, one of the finest architectural works in the world, this church has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Then you continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Istanbul dating back to the 17th century. This is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul and is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. You also visit the Hippodrome, the former centre of sports and political activities in Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, Column of Constantine and the fountain of W Startilhelm II. Final visit of the morning is to the Grand Bazaar, which in addition to its historical importance, is a bazaar that will tempt you with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.At the end of your visits, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
Entry/Admission - Kapali Carsi
Entry/Admission - Hippodrome (At Meydani)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress code is smart casual
St.Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.