Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage Full Day Tour
is one of the best full day tour in Istanbul which covers the historical sites of Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman historiy in Istanbul, Turkey.LandTurkey:
Byzantine and OttomanCityIstanbul:
City Tour.Itinerary1 Day:
Full Day Guided Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage TourTour Includes
* Hotel pick up and drop off
* English Speaking Tour Guide
* Museum Fees
* Parking Fees.
* Non Smoking air-conditioned touristical vehicle
* Local Taxes
* Serice ChargeTour Exclude
* Tips to driver and Guide
* Personal Expense
* Drinks at LunchDetailed Itinerary
Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage Tour is combinated of Byzantine tour half day morning and Ottoman tour half day afternoon. Byzantine and Ottoman Tour, starts in the morning with pick up service at 08:30 am and continue untill 17:00 pm.
After hotel pick up, participants of Byzantine and Ottoman tour will be taken to meeting point of the group to meet with tour guide and other participants. When everyone come together, tour will be started at 09:00 am and continue to St. Sophia and Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace and Little Halgia Sophia. At the end end of the tour, participants will be droped off at hotel.Byzantine and Ottoman Tour's historical sitesHagia 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.Sutanahmet 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.Byzantine 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 Covered 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.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.)Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
; is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It’s early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497.Note:
Hagia Sophia closed on monday replaced with Underground Cisterne,
Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesday replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace,
Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday.