HIGHLIGHTS OF BYZANTINE ISTANBUL WALKING TOUR
Highlights of unique destinations!We will pick you up from your hotel (Sultanahmet or Taksim) around 08:00 and your day will start with a visit to the famous Hagia Sophia museum – an architectural marvel Becoming a place of worship of different religions in 360 AD until it was finally converted into a museum in 1935 and turned back into a mosque in 2020.Next we visit the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque – this working mosque was built in the 16th century and takes its name from the exquisite blue Iznik tiles that adorn the interior.Next stop is the Colosseum – this Byzantine scene is the birthplace of Constantinople's sporting and political life.Today we can see many monuments, including a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk.
We continue on to the Grand Bazaar – the ultimate old world shopping mall with 4000 stores.After browsing the bazaar, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the stunning Topkapi Palace, home to the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years.Today, the palace houses an amazing collection of artifacts from the Ottoman period, many religious works and a famous harem.The last stop of the day is Hagia İrene and drop off at your hotel.
Including: English speaking guide, Lunch, Entrance fees, All taxes
Excluding: Beverages at lunch, Tips, Personel expenses