In the morning around 08:30, our staff will come to your hotel and take you to the meeting point. When you meet with other tour participants and professional Istanbul tour guide, your tour will start. Today we will walk in the Old City to visit monuments. Our first visit to Hippodrome where you will see the 3 historical columns (Serpent Column, Egyptian Obelisk, The Column of Constantine Porphyrogenitus) and Kaiser Wilhelm II Fountain. Hippodrome was used for horse ricing and civilian activities during Byzantium Period. After a walk between these historical remains, we will visit the great Blue Mosque, famous for its six minaret and Iznik tiles. Now time to visit the incredible architecture of the Hagia Sophia Museum and dazzling interior. We will see the best-protected mosaics of figures inside. After that, we will walk in the old city to spend time in the Grand Bazaar where you are able to shop as well. It is one of the oldest and biggest historical covered bazaars. There are many streets and many shops. You will be able to find any kind of different goods like handmade Turkis carpets, suveniour, pottery, leather.
The excursion is going to be finished around 12.30 in Grand Bazaar. You can spend more time in this famous Bazaar and go back to your hotel by yourself in the late afternoon.