Day tour to St. Sophia , Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palace & Süleymaniye Mosque

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Full day
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Daily
Timings: 
09:00-17:30
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72 €
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this full day tour promises to take you to the most interesting highlights of the city of Istanbul. Book this tour and follow our guide to the exploration of the "heart" of the city

This tour will introduce you to the most famous landmarks of the city.The first stop is scheduled to Hagia Sophia , the most magnificent Byzantine temple built by the emperor Ioustinianos and decorated with marbles from Ephesus. It is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. As you leave Hagia Sophia behind, you will visit Blue Mosque which owns its name to the decoration of 20,000 blue tiles. The mosque is crowned by six exterior minarets of 64 meters.
The sightseeing goes on to the Hippodrome, built by the Byzantines to host horse races. Later it became a social and sports centre of the Ottoman times. Among the remaining of the Hippodrome, you will see well-preserved obelisks.After your educational tour , you can treat yourself with free time in Grand Bazaar to explore the numerous products of the market ,such as carpets, silk cloths, porcelain and wooden hand made decorative items. 
As noon arrives, you will enjoy lunch and then go on for sightseeing at Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Sultans and its family. The palace is consisted of numerous impressive and luxurious buildings. Each building hosts an exhibition of objects used by the Sultans, such as clothing, thrones, jewels and weapons. A special place holds the dome of the harem.
The final stop of this tour is at Süleymaniye Mosque , the largest mosque in the city built by Sultan Süleyman. You will listen to the song of Imam calling the Muslims for praying and watch the birds flying around the minarets of the Mosque. 

Inclusions:

- Transportation by deluxe AC vehicle  

- professional English speaking guide

- entrance fees

 

 

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* Rate based on current exchange ratio valid on 21.02.2013 : 1 euro= 1.32 USD 

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