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BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS (Full Day, lunch included)

Brief Details

Spend a day exploring the Byzanitne & Ottoman relics! The tour is quite attractive and interesting as it includes a visit to the best attractions that belong to the notable Byzantine and Ottoman period. The tour is really worth experiencing and taking part in it you will have the chance to expereince the historical magnificence of Turkey.

Price: EUR 60.-/per person



Taking part in the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics city tour you will discover the unique atmosphere of places like Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Covered Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace and the Rustem Pasa Mosque. For sure only a day will not be enough to enjoy the beauty of all historical and religious landmarks in the area so we will concentrate your attention to the best among them for you! Special lunch in a nice Turkish restaurant is also included in the program. Tasting the cuisine of the Orient with its variety will make your tour even more enjoyable!

Tour Itinerary

HAGIA 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 events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the 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.

LUNCH

TOPKAPI PALACE, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. (Harem is not included in the program and visit it due to an extra entrance fee)

RSTEM PASA MOSQUE, designed by the court architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier of Suleyman The Magnificent. A typical sample of Islamic architecture amidst the rows of shops near the Spice Bazaar, famed with its exquisite and colorful tiles set in floral and geometric designs.


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