HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL 1

“Highlights of Istanbul 1” is a full walking tour in the old city of Istanbul. Our tour starts at 09:00 am and we visit Topkapi Palace which was the residence of Ottoman sultans. In this 15th century palace which is the witness of the most glorious victories, happiest moments and mournful days of the empire, you chase the memories of the sultans and Ottoman Empire.

From here we walk to Hagia Sophia via a cobbled road full of old Ottoman houses.  This 6th century church welcomes you with its legends, mosaics and amazing architecture. It hosted to two main religions and it was always the main attraction of the city after it was built like today. Here you have a chance to touch to the history.

Then we give a lunch break before we continue on our tour. After the lunch we walk to Hippodrome which was the main entertainment center during Roman and Byzantium eras. People used come to hippodrome to support their teams at chariot races, to watch the circus performances or listen to the most famous singers of that era.

From here we visit Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) which was built at early 17th century. You will be surrounded by blue Iznik tiles and stained glasses once you go inside the mosque.

Our tour finishes after walking to the Grand Bazaar. Your guide is going to tell the history of Grand Bazaar and give you some tips about this place before ending the tour around 16:00.

 

  • The Tour will be PRIVATE (for you only) 
  • The orders of visiting the sites can be changed by your guides.  
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays so it will be replaced by Basilica Cistern
  • If you are staying in the old city you will be met by your guide at your hotel. Otherwise you will meet at a meeting point which you will be told after confirming the tour. 

 

THE PRICE LIST 

1 Person 
150 USD
2 People  85 USD per person
3 People   60 USD per person 
4 People  48 USD per person 
5-6 People   41 USD per person 
7 and More  Please ask for our special prices

INCLUDED
Guiding and public transportation

NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees and Lunch

Topkapi Palace 40 TURKISH LIRA (Around 14 USD) per person 
Hagia Sophia40 TURKISH LIRA (Around 14 USD) per person
Basilica Cistern 20 TURKISH LIRA (Around   7 USD) per person
Blue Mosque Free
HippodromeFree

 

Contact: tours@bitinya.com

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Macka Meydani Sokak No 34/3 Ruya Apt.
34357 Besiktas ISTANBUL

+90 212 259 10 40
tours@bitinya.com

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