- See the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia
- Learn about Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace
- Go shopping and try out your bartering skills at the Grand Bazaar
- Explore the Hippodrome and see the original structures that are still standing
Begin with a walk through the lively streets of Turkey's largest city to visit the dramatic former basilica of the Hagia Sophia; a great architectural beauty and an important monument during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Move on to the Blue Mosque, officially known as the Sultanahmet Mosque. It is the mosque's striking blue tiles that give it its more common name and make it one of Istanbul's most iconic attractions.
Continue to Topkapi Palace, a relic of the glory days of the great Ottoman Empire. You will also visit the Hippodrome, the former circus built in 203 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus. See the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the Constantine Column. You'll also get to check out the gazebo-like German Fountain of Wilhelm II, made from 8 marble columns.
Finally, stop at the Grand Bazaar; one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with hundreds of small handcraft shops selling everything from handmade carpets to Turkish coffee.
- Fully-guided day tour
- Professional guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism
- All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
- Air-conditioned VIP Mercedes van
- Personal expenses
> On Tuesdays, Topkapi Palace is closed and will be replaced by the Underground Basilica.
> On Sundays and National holidays Grand Bazaar is closed and will be replaced by Spice Market.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.