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Half Day Istanbul Classical Tour - Byzantian Relics

Half Day Istanbul Classical Tour - Byzantian Relics
Tour the heart of the old city where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires once ruled. You’ll visit important sights including the Sultan Ahmet Center, Hagia (St.) Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Covered Bazaar.

Istanbul Half-day Tour

Highlights: Hagia (St) Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome & Obelisk, Grand Bazaar.

You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel or cruise port between 8:15 - 8:45 am for the Half Day Istanbul Classical Tour.

On the tour you will be able to see:

ST. 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.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

GRAND COVER BAZAAR In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 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, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

After the end of the tour around 1:00 pm you will be transferred back to your hotel or cruise port.

Please note: St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Underground Cistern.
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday


Tour Options and Prices Half Day Istanbul Classical Tour - Byzantian Relics

Adult Per BookingPerson TypeValid DatePer Person
1 - 14 travellersAdult (5-90)Jan 1 - Dec 3135 EUR

Notes: Pick-up and drop-off service is only provided from city center hotels including the Old City, Sirkeci Hotels, Sultanahmet Hotels, Laleli Hotels and Taksim hotels. Pick up service from outside the city center will be at an additional cost that we will communicate once you give us your exact pick-up location.


What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off (on European side of Istanbul only)
  • Entrance fees
  • Proffessional licensed English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Lunch
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