Don’t you have time? Do NOT worry! You will not miss the Byzantium History. Half Day Istanbul Tour gives you chance to visit Byzantium Relics. Our Professional Istanbul tour guide fills you with Byzantium history. Also during the historical Istanbul tour, you will be able to see some Ottoman monuments as well as the Blue Mosque and have a chance of shopping in Grand Bazaar.
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 Hippodrome where you will see the 3 historical column (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 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 Street and any shops. You will be able to find any kind of different goods like handmade Turkis carpets, suveniour, pottery, leather.
At the end of the tour around 12:30 you will be picked up from Grand Bazaar and transfer to your hotel. If you do not want to return to the hotel and spend more time in the Bazaar, we can leave you there but you have to go back to your hotel by yourself.
– Hagia Sophia is closed in winter period on Monday. Replaced with Underground Cistern
– Blue Mosque is closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer. No Replacement.
– Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday. Replaced with Handicraft Store.
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