Classic Tour

Duration:8 Hours

Pick Up Time   08:15 
By   Foot

Tour Detail

Morning
Departure from your hotel at 08:15 

  • Tour around The Sultanahmet Center; the heart of the Old City from where Byzantine and Ottoman Empires ruled. 

  • St. Sophia; one of the greatest marvels of architecture, was constructed as a basilica in the 6th. century by Emperor Justinian. 

  • Blue Mosque; Facing St. Sophia, famous for its blue Iznik Tiles and unique for its 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. 

  • Hippodrome: center of sport(chariot races, athletics) events and political activities in the old city. The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. can be found in the center. 

  • Grand Covered Bazaar; The most attractive shopping center and the biggest mall in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear, and souvenirs. 


Lunch at a nice Turkish Restaurant 

Afternoon

  • Topkapi Palace; Imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasures, Chinese porcelains, weapons, calligraphy section, etc... 


  • Rustem Pasha Mosque, Completed in 1563, A masterpiece designed by Sinan the Magnificent, it had the most exquisite and extensive Iznik tile decoration of any mosque in Istanbul.


  • Galata Bridge - Golden Horn - Leanders Tower can be seen during the tour. 


Additional notes:

As a gesture of respect, please avoid wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts on the tours that include visits to the places of worship.