Tour of"Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the"Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
Hagia Sophia, the church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, was constructed as a basilica in the6thcentury by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, the center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city.Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, and German Fountain of Wilhelm IIare the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherware, and souvenir.
(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.
Topkapı Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections.(Harem is not included in the program)
The Hagia Irene located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace is the oldest church of the eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine). It was also the second-largest church in Istanbul after Hagia Sophia. Hagia Irene, a typical Byzantine structure with its materials and architecture, was built on the site of an old temple in 330
Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green, and blue flower motifs. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
What's Not Included
15 % discount for children below the age 6, free for the ages of 0-3