- Pick-up from the Istanbul Port or from your hotel
- Visit to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque
- Continue for the Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
- By the end of the tour drive back to Istanbul Port or
to your hotel.
Duration: approx. 5 & 1/2 hours
WHAT YOU VISIT
Hagia Sophia - Built by the Emperor Justinian when Istanbul was Constantinople, this magnificent example of Byzantine architecture boasts a massive dome, a lengthy nave, and an interior decorated with marble, precious stones, and pillars from Ephesus.
Topkapi Palace - A huge walled complex hugging the Bosphorus, the former palace of the Ottoman sultans is now a museum with an extraordinary collection of Chinese porcelain, art, artifacts and jewels, including the Topkapi diamond and the dagger.
Blue Mosque - Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. More than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles highlight the superb interior.
Hippodrome - The large, open square was once the site of a Roman circus that rivaled the Colosseum and could seat a quarter of a million spectators. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor.
Grand Bazaar - The largest and the oldest covered market place in the world with more than 4,000 shops in the labyrinth of streets. Enjoy the colorful array of shops that offer an endless selection of goods that includes jewelry, fabrics, spices and local handicrafts.
- Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday.
- Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
The above sites can be replaced with other sites on the days they are closed.
Guests must be able to walk
approximately 1-1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone
surfaces, inclines and 40 to 65 steps thus the guests must
be cautious to watch their step at all times in order to
Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun
screen are strongly recommended.
Please expect dense traffic conditions in
order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.
Temperatures can reach extreme
highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a
lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
Rates are based on per person
As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
Please kindly contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
The program can also be completed in 2 days according to your preference.
If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have
5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel
at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
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