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Istanbul: Full-Day Old City Tour with Lunch

1. Istanbul: Full-Day Old City Tour with Lunch

Start your tour of Istanbul at the Hagia Sophia Museum, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. Wander through the building's interior, which has been converted into a museum, and admire its beautiful art pieces including several Byzantine mosaics. Next, head to the Blue Mosque and see the 20,000 magnificent blue-toned tiles that give the mosque its name.  Later, head to the Hippodrome of Constantinople, the former political center of the city, where you can learn more about the city's ancient history and see artifacts from the Constantinople era. Learn more about Turkish culture at the Caferağa Madrassah. In the Egyptian spice market, soak up the sights and smells of this bustling food market. Continue to Istanbul Hippodrome where chariot races were held and also the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400 years and has been the scene of countless political dramas. Then give a little break for lunch in a local restaurant with typical Turkish cuisen. The Grand Bazaar, one of the most famous bazaar around the world. Discover the bazaar with your guide and make some shopping. It is full with gold, jewellery, leather and spices shops. Topkapi Palace is the largest and oldest palace in the world to survive to our day and also was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Topkapi Palace was more than just the private residence of the Sultan and his court. It was centre of the supreme executive and judiciary council, the Divan and the training school. The best artist and craftman’s produced some of the finest work in the whole empire.

Istanbul: Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Local Guide

2. Istanbul: Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour with Local Guide

In the heart of the “Old City” you will stumble upon: Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) is a UNESCO-listed museum that contains Ottoman and Byzantine works. From the Golden Age of Byzantine Empire, this once a Christian church is one of the most extraordinary buildings in the history of architecture. Listen to its history and examine the architecture together with a professional guide. Next stop is Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world to survive to our day and also was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Then, make a visit to the Blue Mosque with six minarets, which was built at the bequest of Sultan Ahmet I, and is one of the best preserved and most significant examples of Ottoman architecture. Continue to Istanbul Hippodrome where chariot races were held. It was the center of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400 years and has been the scene of countless political dramas. Stop by Caferaga Medresesi, a cultural organization that teaches and promotes traditional Turkish handicrafts. The courtyard is home to the pleasant Caferağa Medresesi Çay Bahçesi tea garden. A small break for lunch in a local restaurant serving typical Turkish dishes will be served. The last stop of your journey is the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. Its numerous shops are bursting with everything you can imagine, from jewelry to silk clothing, and traditional copperware to exotic, Oriental imports and many more hidden gems.

Highlights of Istanbul Afternoon Tour with a Guide

3. Highlights of Istanbul Afternoon Tour with a Guide

Discover the wonderful history and fascinating culture of Istanbul with this afternoon tour. Explore iconic landmarks of the city like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene Church, Caferağa Medresseh. Take a stroll at Sogukcesme Street in the historic Sultanahmet neighborhood. The first stop will be the Topkapi Palace, also known as the Seraglio. Retrace the footsteps of Ottoman sultans, generals, and courtiers here. This museum, once the official residence of sultans, is filled with a jewel-filled imperial treasury. Next, continue to the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace. Admire the stunning architecture of the Hagia Irene Church, with a 35-meter-high dome and peaked roofs on all 4 corners. Later, explore the Caferağa Medresseh, an educational institution built in 1559. Conclude the tour at Sogukcesme Street, a small street in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood filled with beautiful historic houses.

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What people are saying about Caferağa Medresesi

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Lovely Istanbul full trip, booked from the site of getyourguide and with kind logistic of local tour company Turista travel agency Sultanahmet .In front of Hagia Sofia we met our guide Volkan ,who was so kind and friendly , informed us all day about everything in Istanbul and about any visited attraction and more.Almost 8 hours we were walking with him,traveling with trаm and boat without to notice the distances between sightseeing even .Was so lovely trip ,we just felt in love in Istanbul and our guide was like an old friend of us,talking with us,smiling,made a lot of pictures for us and made us to feel really great and special guest on the trip.We were so recharged with good energy and emotions so did not feel any tiredness on our back flight from Istanbul to Antalya at night. Thank you a lot to all, who organized and made true that amazing and unforgettable trip for us!!!We will back to this city again for sure!!!We recommended that trip to all others!!!

Our tour guide by then was Ms. Songul. An excellent guide to take you around the city as she’s knowledgeable. We were picked on time from the hotel we stayed. We were taken to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia followed by lunch. Then to Spices Bazaar & Cruise to see Istanbul from Water. About 8 hours tour. Worth it.

Everything was perfect from start to finish. The guide we had in the morning was great but in the afternoon I was alone with another guide and that's fantastic too. He even spoke French! Thank you for everything, I recommend 100%

very informational tour with a great guide.

A very fun day out with the family where we got to learn more about the history of the city. The tour guide was lovely and kind and made the trip very enjoyable.

great way to get to know the main sights in Istanbul. the unbeatable guide, super friendly and with an impeccable accent. I would definitely take it again