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Istanbul: Ancient Town of Constantinople Guided Tour

Product ID: 39179
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Enjoy a guided tour in Istanbul among the sights of the ancient town of Constantinople, the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Visit the old district of Sultanahmet, enjoy a superb lunch and explore the alleys of the Grand Bazaar.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
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Pick-up by minivan from a place of your choice.

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  • Visit the marvelous Hagia Sophia
  • Discover the spectacular Blue Mosque
  • Marvel at the splendor of the Topkapi Imperial Palace
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Grand Bazaar
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Enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul, discovering the sights of the ancient and glorious town of Constantinople. After pick-up from your hotel, you will start the tour visiting the Byzantine Hippodrome, where the chariot races took place in ancient times. Then, head to Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of byzantine architecture commissioned by the Emperor Justinian to show the greatness of the Roman Empire. Continue with the visit of the Blue Mosque, known for its astonishing blue tiles.

After that, you will stop for lunch and at the end, you will continue your tour visiting the Topkapi Palace (the Harem section is optional), the lavish residence of the Sultans for almost 4 centuries. Its architecture features magnificent decorations and its furniture testify the power and the glory of the Ottoman Empire.

Finally, you will discover the Grand Bazaar, the biggest covered market in the world, winding among a maze of streets and alleys and boasting a dome roof. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Return hotel transport by minivan
  • Italian-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the museums
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks during lunch
  • Entrance fee to the Harem in the Topkapi Palace

From £71.20 per person

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Product ID: 39179