İstanbul Sightseeing Tours
BOSPHORUS & OTTOMAN RELICS
After breakfast around 08:30 am, we will meet you at your hotel and leave for the Bosphorus tour of Istanbul.
 
Price per Adult
70,00
Price per Child (8-10)
40,00
Price per Child (0-7)
40,00
* Child discounts are valid when sharing the same room with parents or two older children.
 
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ITINERARY

 

After breakfast around 08:30 am, we will meet you at your hotel and leave for the Bosphorus tour of Istanbul.

 

Bosphorus Cruise takes you through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residential and luxurious apartments.

 

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) is mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc.

After the tour we will leave you at the Spice Bazaar and give you free time to explore and do some souvenir shopping.

 

* Break for Lunch

 

Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı) was the imperial residence and administrative heart of the massive Ottoman Empire, beginning with Fatih Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, in 1453, until 1856. It was converted to a museum in 1924. Parts of the palace such as the Harem, Baghdad Pavilion, Revan Pavilion, Sofa Pavilion, and the Audience Chamber distinguish themselves with their architectural assets. The museum also has collections from the Imperial Treasury, as well as Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy, etc. The Treasury also houses the Topkapi Dagger, the 86-carat "Spoon Maker's Diamond", and the jewel-encrusted bones of St. John the Baptist.

 

Little Hagia Sophia (Küçük Ayasofya Camii) known formerly as the Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus. It is a former Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople, converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. This Byzantine building with a central dome plan was erected in the sixth century by Justinian, likely was a model for Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia), and is one of the most important early Byzantine buildings in Istanbul. It was recognized at the time as an adornment to the entire city, and a modern historian of the East Roman Empire has written that the church, "by the originality of its architecture and the sumptuousness of its carved decoration, ranks in Constantinople second only to St. Sophia itself".

 

After the tour, at approximately 5:00 pm, we will take you back to the hotel.

 

 

Includes 

* Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel 

* Professional, English-speaking tour guides

* Admissions to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace 

* Lunch at local restaurant

* All taxes and service charges

 

 

 

 

Note about closures:

Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace (on Asian side of the city)

 

 


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