Explore the rich history of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires in just one day with our comprehensive historical city tour of Istanbul. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet Mosque, and visit the Hippodrome to witness the site of ancient chariot races. Next, immerse yourself in the opulence of the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Ottoman sultans, and discover the treasures housed within its walls. All of our tours are led by a knowledgeable and experienced professional tour guide who will ensure you have a fulfilling and informative experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to delve deep into the fascinating history of Istanbul in just one day.
- German Fountain Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia Mosque Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) Serpent Column Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) The Obelisk of Theodosius Topkapi Palace Museum
We will arrange for a convenient pick-up from your hotel and transport you to Antalya Airport. It is important to note that you will be required to do a self check-in for your domestic flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival in Istanbul, our representative will be waiting for you at the airport.
The first stop is the Topkapi Palace; the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. At the same time, it houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the imperial treasury, miniatures, and the holy mantle, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
The second stop of the tour is Sultanahmet Square, where the Sultanahmet Mosque salutes the Hagia Sophia. The Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, designed by Mehmet in the 16th century, is also known as the Blue Mosque due to its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. Next, the tour will explore the Hippodrome; the site of ancient chariot races, and the home of three ancient monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpent Column, and the Column of Constantine. When you reach the other end of the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia Mosque will meet you with all its grandeur.
After a delectable lunch break, TSG will take you to the bazaar, where you can find exotic spices and herbs, Turkish Baklava, delicious Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, hand made souvenirs, and more. After the tour, we will arrange your airport and hotel transfers.
Please remember that you can sign up to take advantage of TSG credits, and this is the best way to snag credits and use them for your next trips as a discount.
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Pick up Transfer from Alanya Hotel to Antalya Airport
Roundtrip transfer from Istanbul Airport to Sultan Ahmet Area
Pick up transfer from Antalya airport to Alanya hotel
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Guided Istanbul City Tour
THINGS TO BE CHECKED PRIOR THE TOUR;
Please check the information below before your departure
1- International Flight Tickets
2- Tour itinenary
3- Confirmation received from us to include Hotel reservations etc.
4- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
5- Passport Validation Terms
6- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa )
7- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
8- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
9- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights ifa ny
10- Obtain emergency contact details from our office
International & Domestic Flights
Insurance: All types
Any other museums entrances that is not mentioned
Personal expenses: Lunch, extras at hotel or additional meals
Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
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- If the booking is canceled 8 weeks to the departure you can get full refund.
- If the booking is canceled 7 weeks to the departure, we will refund 100 EUR only.
- If the booking is canceled 3 weeks prior to the departure, you will not be refunded. Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.
Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.
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