Byzantine & Ottoman Relics
“ Daily Tour ”
BYZANTIAN & OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR
One way transfer from Ataturk Airport for free ( min 2 person required)
(Full Day Tour / Lunch Included)
This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed byJustinian 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 thearchitect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariotraces, 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 golds miths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copper ware, brass ware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.
The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chines eporcelain, 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.
LITTLE HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE
This Byzantine building with a central dome plan was erected in the sixth century by Justinian, likely was a model for Hagia Sophia ("Holy Wisdom"), and is one of the most important early Byzantine buildings in Istanbul. It was recognized at the time as an adornment to the entire city, and a modern historian of the East Roman Empire has written that the church, "by the originality of its architecture and the sumptuousness of its carved decoration, ranks in Constantinople second only to St. Sophia itself.
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure time,
30% discount forchildren below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2,
Hagia Sophia on Monday Replaced with Underground Cistern
Topkapi Palace on Tuesday Replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday
Guaranteed departure every day.
59 Euro P.Person
Museum entrances, Lunch, transportation and professional tour guide including.