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IMPERIAL & ASIA

Type: Full Day Tour
Meeting Point : Hotel Lobby
Starts at : 07:45 - 08:15 (approx.)
Finishes at : 16:30 - 17:00 (approx.)
Duration: 8 hrs.
Available Languages: English German Spanish French Italian Arabic
Available: 365 days except Mondays & Thursdays
Tour Code: 001+005
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    IMPERIAL & ASIA BEYLERBEYI PALACE TOUR
    Full Day Regular Group Tour 
    (20-25 people for each group)



    Highlights of this Tour
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     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)

     LUNCH


     BOSPHORUS BRIDGE
     CAMLICA HILL
     SEA of MARMARA
     OTTOMAN PALACES
     PALACE of BEYLERBEYI

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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.)
    • 4 Course Lunch included. (Vegeterian Menu is available)

       (Sample Menu: Soup & Seasonal Appetizers & Salad, Main Course like Fish, Meatball or Chicken, Dessert)

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    What is NOT included ?
     Gratuities / Tip (Optional) 
     Drinks
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    Payment No Advance Payment !!! )
    • by Cash (EUR, USD, TL or 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
     Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
    • The Spice Bazaar may be visited prior to the Bosphorus  Cruise,
       depending on the number of tour participants


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    Available Days > Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat 
    *Every day except Mondays and Thursdays.
    *On Sundays, when Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye arround Grand Bazaar.
    *On Friday morning, The Blue Mosque is closed.

     


    Season : 365 days

    Price per adult : 59.-€
    Price per child (0-3) : Free
    Price per child (3-7) %50 : 30.-€
    Price per child (8-10) %30 : 42.-€
    You can make your Tour Payment Cash or with Credit Card to our Guide during the tour.

    IMPERIAL & ASIA BEYLERBEYI PALACE TOUR 
    Combining IMPERIAL & ASIA - BEYLERBEYI TOUR.
    Full Day Regular Group Tour 
    (20-25 people for each group)


    THE IMPERIAL TOUR
    St. SOPHIA  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 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 (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.


     LUNCH
     

    ASIA & BEYLERBEYI PALACE TOUR
    BOSPHORUS BRIDGE
    CAMLICA HILL

    SEA of MARMARA
    OTTOMAN PALACES
    PALACE of BEYLERBEYI

    We begin by driving across the first Bosphorus Bridge, which for a time was the world’s longest suspension bridge, and head for the summit of Çamlica Hill, which affords panoramic views of Istanbul, the Sea of Marmara and the Princes’ Islands. From here a short drive brings us to the Palace of Beylerbeyi on the shore of the Bosphorus. Perhaps the most elegant of the late Ottoman palacesBeylerbeyi 
    boasts six sumptuously furnished reception halls with Bohemian crystal chandeliers and Sèvres and Chinese vases, including a main salon with an indoor fountain. The sultans’ guests at the palace included Empress Eugénie of France, Shah Nasruddin of Persia and Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia.


     

    Available Days > Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat 
    *Every day except Mondays and Thursdays.
    *On Sundays, when Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye arround Grand Bazaar.
    *On Friday morning, The Blue Mosque is closed.
     



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