ISTANBUL DAILY TOURS 2

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THE IMPERIAL TOUR

Type: Daily Morning Tour
Meeting Point : Hotel Lobby
Starts at : 07:45 - 08:15 (approx.)
Finishes at : 12:30 - 13:15 (approx.)
Duration: 4 hrs.
Available Languages: English German Spanish French Italian Arabic
Available: 365 days
Tour Code: 001
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    THE IMPERIAL TOUR
    Daily Morning Regular Group Tour 
    (20-25 people for each group)


     

    Highlights of this Tour  
    ► HAGIA (Saint) SOPHIA
    ► SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE - SULTANAHMET BLUE MOSQUE 
    ► HIPPODROME
    ► GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEDOSIUS
    ► SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE
    ► GRAND BAZAAR TOUR (COVERED MARKET)

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    What is included ?
    • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary
    • Guide and Air-conditioned Vehicle
    • V.A.T. (incl.)

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    What is NOT included ?
     Gratuities / Tip (Optional) 
     Food & Drinks

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    Payment No Advance Payment !!! )
    • by Cash (EUR, TL, USD, GBP) during the Tour.
     by Credit Card during the Tour.  Available Cards : 
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    Additional Information
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
    • During religious holidays the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar are closed
    • Cover ups and head scarves are provided at the Blue Mosque

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    Available Days > Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat 

    *On Sundays, when Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye arround Grand Bazaar.
    *On Friday morning, The Blue Mosque is closed.
    *Afternoon tour also available on Tuesdays.

     


    Season : 365 days

    Price per adult : 29.-€
    Price per child (0-3) : Free
    Price per child (3-7) %50 : 15.-€
    Price per child (8-10) %30 : 21.-€
    You can make your Tour Payment Cash or with Credit Card to our Guide during the tour.

    THE IMPERIAL TOUR
    Daily Morning Regular Group Tour 
    (20-25 people for each group)

     

    HAGIA SOPHIA TOUR  This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

    SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the 
    SULTANAHMET BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.


    HIPPODROME, The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, the OBELISK OF THEDOSIUS, the bronze SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.

    GRAND BAZAAR TOUR (COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brasware and trays, water ewers, onyxware and meerschaum pipers.

    We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Hagia Sophia*. Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture. Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child. Next we visit the Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior. Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire. Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive. The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.

     

    Available Days > Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat 

    *On Sundays, when Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye arround Grand Bazaar.
    *On Friday morning, The Blue Mosque is closed.
    *Afternoon tour also available on Tuesdays.



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