On a full-day tour led by a knowledgeable guide, explore the must-see attractions in Sultanahmet, the city's historic center. Discover the magnificent Topkapi Palace, the stupendous Hagia Sophia, the stunning Blue Mosque, and the historic Hippodrome, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Afterwards, stroll through the bustling traditional bazaar, where you can peruse the wares of hundreds of vendors offering a diverse range of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices, and much more. Your knowledgeable tour guide will entertain your group with enthralling tales and insights into Istanbul's lengthy and illustrious history. The vibrant cultural history of this amazing city will enthrall you without a doubt.
- Sultanahmet Square, Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Obelisk of Theodosius, bronze Serpent Column, Column of Constantine, German Fountain, Hagia Sophia Mosque
The first stop in Istanbul 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 Imperial Mosque salutes the Hagia Sophia. The Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, which was built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is also known as the Blue Mosque because of 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.
Our team will provide transportation from the airports in Istanbul and Ankara to the hotel and Sultanahmet; however, you must self-check-in for your domestic flight to Istanbul and back to Ankara.
Our services end here, but 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.
Please note: Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, the Bascilica Cistern can be an alternative. Please contact your consultant for details. Remember to bring a headscarf when visiting religious sites such as the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia Mosque.
Professional English-speaking tour guides
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
Pick up Transfer from Ankara Hotel to Airport
Pick up Transfer from Ankara Airport to Hotel
Roundtrip transfer from Istanbul Airport to Sultan Ahmet Area
All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
Guided Istanbul City Tour
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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 we did not mention
Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals
Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers
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