An excellent Samyeli Travel tour for guests who wants to spend some time in a palace, a museum and a mosque
You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Istanbul from where you will start your Private Istanbul Tour. The first place you will visit is the Kariye Museum (Church of St. Saviour) and the Walls and after that we will head to the magnificent monument, Suleymaniye Mosque which was built between 1550 and the 1557 by the famous architect Sinan. Topkapi palace will be our next stop. This was a home of the Ottoman sultans in the period from 15th to the 19th century. Spoonmakers diamond, Topkapi dagger, collections of crystals and Chinese porcelain, as well as the robes of the sultans and their families you will have a chance to see from close.
Besides, in this place is placed one of the oldest underground cistern with 336 decorated columns in the world which was built in the 6th century, during the Emperor Justinian reign. 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 Istanbul Tour includes:
- Pick-up & Drop-off at Port of Istanbul
- A/C private transportation
- Professional guiding service
- Entrance fees*
*Only for a sight in plan
Notice: Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday, Topkapi Palace on Tuesday and Kariye Museum on Wednesday
DURATION: approx 5-6 Hours
You will be met by your guide at the Port of Istanbul where you will begin your Private Istanbul Tour.
First we will visit Kariye Museum (Church of St. Saviour) and the Walls.
Then drive old city center and visit Suleymaniye Mosque The mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia which is conspicuous from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard.
Topkapı Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs.
Once the tour has finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.
CLOSED = Kariye Museum Wednesday and replaced with Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace on Tuesday and replaced with Underground Cistern, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday
Pick up & drop-off at Port of Istanbul,
A/C private transportation,
Lunch & Drinks,
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver