A half-day tour of Istanbul which includes a visit to the Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia.
You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Istanbul from where you will start your Private Istanbul Tour. First monument you will visit is a place from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled Sultan Ahmet Center. After that you will go to the mosque Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture which was built in the period of Justinian Empire. From there you will see our other destination to visit, A Blue Mosque, which is consisted of 6 minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. For sport lovers there is a Hippodrome, a center of chariot races and athletic. Besides, you will have a chance to see the monuments such as the Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II which are decorating this sports facility.
We will visit the Grand Bazaar where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and handmade crafts and to feel the spirit of the bargain. Jewelry- silver and gold, leather jackets, carpets made of silk, all of that you will find in the Grand Bazaar
Once the tour is finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.
Price for Ephesus Tours includes:
- Pick-up & Drop-off at Port of Izmir
- A/C private transportation
- Professional guiding service
- Entrance fees*
*Only for a sight in plan
You will be met by your guide at the Port of Istanbul where you will begin your Private Istanbul Tour Turkey.
First we will visit “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of heodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.
Once the tour has finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.
CLOSED = Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday, Hagia Sophia on Monday and replaced with Underground Cistern
Pick up & drop-off at Port of Istanbul,
A/C private transportation,
Lunch & Drinks,
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver