Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour


Discover the top historical attractions of Istanbul’s old city on a full day Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour. Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide.

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About Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour


  • Step into Istanbul ‘s colorful heritage, appreciate the majestic temples of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires on this deluxe day-long minibus tour with a limited party.
  • Explore Topkapi Palace ‘s notorious harem and its alluring treasury.
  • Stay in surprise under Hagia Sophia ‘s beautiful dome.
  • Learn how Hippodrome was used for carriage races once.
  • The number of people is reduced to 12 so that you will be pleased to obtain personal attention from your guide, who will encourage you to bargain for souvenirs or raise your awareness on religious customs when visiting the Blue Mosque.

Full day Byzantine and Ottoman tour highlights

  • Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sultanahmet on a luxurious Mercedes minibus and visit 5 historic monuments
  • Explore Hagia Sophia, perhaps the largest architectural masterpiece of Istanbul
  • Admire the richness of the Ottoman Sultan’s historic palace residence, Topkapi Palace
  • Discover the minarets and the blue tiled interior of the Blue Mosque
  • Travel to the Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome, was once an ancient chariot races stage
  • Go on a guided tour with a group of 12 people and enjoy personalized attention.


 Pick up from your hotel and drop-off at your hotel

Tour guide

Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan

Food and drinks


Departure and Return

Departure place

We offer traveller pick-up

Free pick up is offered from all cruise ship ports and hotels in the areas of Sultanahmet-Fatih-Taksim-Sisli-Beyoglu-Besiktas-Harbiye-Ortakoy.




Istanbul Port

Tour Programme

Stop at Topkapi Palace: The old royal palace of the Grand Ottoman Empire. It is now a magnificent museum featuring one of the greatest Chinese and Japanese porcelain collections and the most prominent royal family cache.

Duration: 2 hours

Admission: Tickets are included

Stop at Hagia Sophia Museum: One of the finest and most extensive architectural works on earth, the beautiful Byzantine Church ever. It has been named by various historians as the 8th wonders of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Admission: Tickets are included

Stop at Hippodrome: Constantinople ‘s former hub of sport and politics. The Egyptian Obelisk, the Delphian Serpentines’ Column, and the Wilhelms II fountain can be seen during the trip.

Duration: 30 minutes

Admission: Tickets are included

Stop at Blue Mosque: It is one of Istanbul ‘s largest mosques of the 17th century. It is one of Istanbul’s most important embellishments. Often known for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Duration: 45 minutes

Admission: Tickets are included

Stop at Grand Bazaar: It is a bazaar, beyond its historic value, which can attract even those who do not like shopping, with its rich selection of desirable handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Admission: No ticket is required

Additional Information

  • Booking confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not accessible to wheelchairs
  • Accessible to strollers
  • Close to public transport
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Travelers should be fairly physically healthy.
  • There will be no more than 16 participants participating in this tour / activity

Policy on cancelation

For a complete refund, cancel the trip at least 24 hours in advance. Find out more about cancelations.


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