Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Pick up from the hotel and join the group at meeting Point.
Tour is starting visiting to Hagia Sophia Museum which is is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 537 before the Middle Ages, it was...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Pick up from the hotel and join the group at meeting Point.
Tour is starting visiting to Hagia Sophia Museum which is is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Built in AD 537 before the Middle Ages, it was famous in particular for its massive dome. It was the world's largest building and an engineering marvel of its time. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture". Hagia Sophia Museum considered one of the Eight Wonders of the World.

On Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, we visit the Chora Church, famed for its mosaics


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Our next stop will be The Blue Mosque, It remains a functioning mosque, while also attracting large numbers of tourist visitors. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes.It sits next to the Hagia Sophia, another popular tourist site.

Note: On Friday morning, The Blue Mosque is visioned only from outside because of Friday Prayer.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

We continue to the Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of old Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire such as the Egyptian Obelisk, and the Serpent Column.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: German Fountain, Hippodrome Square, Istanbul Turkey

The German Fountain is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Istanbul, Turkey and across from the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I. It was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898. It was built in Germany, then transported piece by piece and assembled in its current site in 1900. The neo-Byzantine style fountain's octagonal dome has eight marble columns, and dome's interior is covered with golden mosaics.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Serpent Column, Hippodrome of Constantinople, Istanbul Turkey

The Serpent Column also known as the Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod, is an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople in what is now Istanbul, Turkey. It is part of an ancient Greek sacrificial tripod, originally in Delphi and relocated to Constantinople by Constantine the Great in 324. It was built to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea. The serpent heads of the 8-metre (26 ft) high column remained intact until the end of the 17th century

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Free time to explore Grand Bazaar.

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4,000 shops on a total area of 30,700 m2, attracting between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. In 2014, it was listed No.1 among the world's most-visited tourist attractions with 91,250,000 annual visitors.The Grand Bazaar at Istanbul is often regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world.

After 1 hour visit, we drive to Lunch.

Note: On Sundays, when Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye arround Grand Bazaar.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Olive Anatolian Restaurant, Sirkeci Mah, Hoca Paşa, Ebusuud Efendi Sokağı No:14/20 Kat:6, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Lunch
Olive Oil Marinated Seasonal Vegetables, Traditional Fried Pastry Roll with Cheese "Sigara Beurreck" , Seasonal Garden Greens Salad, Traditional Grilled Meatballs "Kofte" served with rice and boiled Seasonal Vegetables or Chicken Grill, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
(Vegeterian menu is also available)
(Drinks are not included)

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Haci Besir Aga Camii, Fatih, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

Next, we visit Hacı Besir Aga Mosque. The Haci Besir Ağa Mosque located in Istanbul's Fatih district, was built in 1745. The design of the mosque can be described as baroque.[

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Then we visit the Topkapı Palace, TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of precious gems, jewellery thrones of sultans, robes worn by the sultans and their families; miniatures, the Holy Mantle; CHABER OF SACRED RELICS.
(Harem is not included in the program and visit is due to extra entrance fee.)
Drop off to the Hotels at the end of the tour.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

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Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (From City Center Hotels in Europen Side)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Tickets for each Itineraries
  • Cruise Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional Guide
  • Lunch - Vegeterian Menu is available
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Olive Anatolian Restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Not Included
  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (with extra transfer fee, if flight times matches to tour time)
  • Drinks
Departure Point
The Marmara Taksim, Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Gümüşsuyu, Osmanlı Sk. 1/B, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Free Pick Up and drop off from City Center Hotels in Europen Side (Sultanahmet, Old City, Fatih, Taksim, Beyoglu, Galata, Besiktas, Ortakoy, Sisli, Topkapi ...)
Please inform your hotel details during the booking and we will inform you Hotel pick up time.

Free Pick up and drop off is also available from Cruise Ship Port.

Ports

  • Cruise Port


8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cover ups and head scarves are provided at the Blue Mosque
  • During religious holidays the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar are closed
  • On Friday morning, The Blue Mosque is visioned only from outside because of Friday Prayer.
  • On Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, we visit the Chora Church, famed for its mosaics
  • On Sundays, when Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye arround Grand Bazaar
  • On Tuesdays, when Topkapı Palace is closed, this tour is not offered
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.