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After meeting at decided place (…), we will visit Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace first. After lunch we continue to visit Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.
Visiting: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar
Tour includes: Skip the line ticket, Guiding Service, Lunch
Tour not includes : Beverages, Personal Expenditures and Tips
Tour Duration: 6-8 hours
Note 1 : Topkapi Palace tuesdays, Grand Bazaar sundays are closed.
Note 2 : To get free ticket for the kids 8 years and less than 8 years old, is obligation to present passport. So please get kids passport with you.
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)
Hagia Sophia is a prominent building in the history of art and architecture, constructed by Justinian in 532. In Hagia Sophia, first time in the history of architecture, was attempt to build a gigantic central dome over a rectangular plan. It is one of the rare works of this size and age that has survived to our day.
The Topkapi Palace was the official and primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans, constructed by Mehmet II in 1453. It was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments and today is a major tourist attraction.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmet Mosque, one of the “seven wonders of Islamic world” seen from inside with perfectly decorated tiles and painting drawings. The mosque is visited by all who come to Istanbul and gains their admiration and is the best example of classical Turkish architecture.
The Hippodrome was the place used for horse races built by the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 and it was extended to an immense size by Constantine the Great in 330. In Roman and Byzantine times, the Hippodrome served as the city’s main meeting, entertainment and sports center until the 10th century.
Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı)
Grand Bazaar is the oldest and largest shopping mall of the world and offering excellent shooping with 64 avenues and about 3600 stores. Topkapi Palace was the brain of empire, and Grand Bazaar became the heart of economy.