Private Istanbul Tour 3
Itinerary : Topkapi Palace,Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Grand Bazaar
Duration: 7 hours
Your guide will be waiting to meet you at the port. After you’ve been welcomed your guide will take you to Topkapi Palace. It has been the official residence of Ottoman Sultans and the center of the state administration. Topkapi Palace is a museum since 1924 and exhibiting sacred Islamic relics, kitchen, Chinese Porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section, harem and imperial treasury. One of the most important piece is Spoonmaker’s Diamond which is 7th biggest diamond in the world.
Your next stop is Hagia Sophia. It is one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. It was the biggest church in the world for hundred years. Right now 4th biggest church in the world. Hagia Sophia was opened as a museum in 1935.
After Hagia Sophia your next stop is Blue Mosque which is facing Hagia Sophia. Blue Mosque is famous with its blue Iznik Tiles and unique with 6 minarets. Mosque built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Next stop is Hippodrome, the center of sportive events and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Your last stop is Grand Bazaar. It built in 1461 the most attractive shopping center and the biggest ” souk ” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, ceramic, leatware, carpet and souvenir.
If you would like to visit Harem Section inside of Topkapi Palace, its cost 20$ per person. The Harem was one the special part of the palace. It dedicated to Sultan’s family and closed to the out side world. The Harem exhibited all the various styles of Ottoman art and was one of the most magnificent complexes of the world.
Underground Cistern can be added into the program with 20$ extra per person
Topkapi Palace closed for the public on Tuesdays.
Grand Bazaar closed on Sundays
Istanbul Tour Includes
* Entrance fees
* Professional English speaking guide licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
* Non-Smoking, air conditioned vehicle and professional driver
* Parking Fees
* Pick up and drop off
Istanbul Tour Excludes
* Any Drinks
* Tip to Guide and Driver
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