Byzantine Remains

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We will visit Byzantine remains (half day walking tour- 4 hours) of the ancient Constantinople like the magnificent Haghia Sophia or the former Roman Hippodrome. We will also know and take a walk into the enormous  and interesting Grand Bazaar, where we can buy all kind of products.

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Itinerary

BYZANTINE RELICS TOUR

This remarkable will give the opportunity to explore Byzantine heritage in Istanbul. The tour departs from your hotel (city center hotels).  A shuttle will pick you up and take you to the tour meeting point where your professional tour guide and other groups will be waiting for you. During this unforgettable tour, you will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Grand Covered Bazaar. At the end of the tour, we will drop you off to your hotel.

Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar

Tour Program

Hippodrome-The center of sport activities 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 it was known to be the traditional point for the pilgrimage to Mecca (on Friday visits are 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 Mondays).

Grand Covered Bazaar-The oldest shopping center in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antique, jewelry, gold, carpets, leather wear and souvenirs (Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays).

Duration

3-4 hours.

Included

Hotel pick up & drop off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches.

Entrance fees.

Professional licensed tour guide.

Service charges & local taxes


Excluded

Meal, beverage

Personal expenses.

Tips and gratuities.


Closed

Blue Mosque closed on Fridays because of Friday prayers / No replacement

Grand Covered Bazaar closed on Sundays / Replaced with the Handicraft Store


Pick Up Time

Between  7:45 and 8:30. The exact time of the pick up from your hotel will depend on the location of this one, which should be agreed between both parties. We will inform you of the exact time by email or telephone.


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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