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Historical Peninsula, Treasures of Istanbul

Product ID: 209085
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Are you ready for an amazing trip to the past? This tour is the best choice if you want to learn about the Byzantian and Ottoman origins of Istanbul.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up included

Hotel pickup and drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city centre.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar
  • Enjoy a Byzantine and Ottoman treasures full day tour
  • Learn about the life of sultans at Topkapi Palace and at the Sultan Tombs
Full description
Visit Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, and Sultan Tombs on this tour. You will explore the historical background of Istanbul by visiting amazing architecture from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. At each step you will take throughout the tour, you will travel through the city's history.

Discover the Hippodrome, the centre of sports activities in Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine empire, and today named Sultanahmet Meydani. Then, head to the Blue Mosque - unique with its 6 minarets. Go to Hagia Sophia next, the most famous Christian church in Turkey. Next, explore the Grand Covered Bazaar; the most attractive shopping centre in the world, with nearly 4000 shops, selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather wear, and souvenirs (closed on Sunday).

Then enjoy lunch (drinks are extra). You can choose from kebab, pide, deserts such as baklava, and other delicious Turkish traditional food. After lunch go to the Sultan Tombs, tucked around the back of Hagia Sophia, containing five tombs of former sultans. Finally, visit Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman Sultans. See the imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics, the palace kitchens, Chinese porcelain, and weapons (closed on Tuesday).
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off by air-conditioned non-smoking tour coaches
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • A professional licensed tour guide
  • Service charges and local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Harem part in Topkapi Palace

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday (from October 31st to March 31st) - will be replaced by Underground Cistern
• Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer/no replacement
• Grand Bazaar on Sunday - will be replaced with the Handicraft Store
• Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesday
• Sultan Tombs on Monday - will be replaced by Little Hagia Sophia Mosque
• Hotel pickup and drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city centre. There may be an extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport
Organized by

ATB Holidays

Product ID: 209085