A Half Day Tour of Old Istanbul's Highlights

 

A Half Day Tour of Old Istanbul's Highlights

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Take in the highlights of Istanbul, a truly enchanting city that is full of history, culture and intrigue at every turn. Highlights - Visit some of Istanbul's most famous landmarks - Admire the stunning architecture of the Blue Mosque - Shop and haggle for a bargain at the famous Grand Bazaar Take in the highlights of Istanbul, a truly enchanting city that is full of history, culture and intrigue at every turn. Once the seat of the powerful Ottoman Empire, today Istanbul is home to more than 14 million people and a diverse range of cultures. Take in architectural masterpieces such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia as your guide leads you to the city’s most spectacular landmarks before finishing the trip at Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar. Boasting over 4,000 shops and tiny cafés under its roof, it is believed to have the most individual stalls of any marketplace in the world. Begin your tour by driving to the very heart of old Istanbul, the Sultanahmet Square. Once the sporting and social centre of Constantinople with a huge horseracing circuit, it is now a beautiful square in the heart of the city and still contains relics of the original structure. Tour its key points and learn about the atmospheric events that would regularly take place here. Proceed to the Blue Mosque, one of the most striking buildings in the city and one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. With its domes, secondary domes and minarets, the mosque is a striking visual spectacle and its blue-tiled interior provides its nickname. Next head to Hagia Sophia, considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. Having been used as both a cathedral and a mosque, the vast and intricate building is now a fascinating museum. Finish your unforgettable city tour at Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, renowned for its multitude of stores and stalls. Browse the vast array of goods on display and make sure to barter and haggle the price with the stall owners!
 

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Half day tour with tickets and pick up from selected hotels. 
 

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Meeting point: Pick up from accommodation main entrance, lobby or reception. Pick-up service is available only for hotels located in Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Sirkeci, Beyazıt and TAKSIM areas. Outside these areas pick-up service is unavailable. Please call +90 212 234 77 77 to confirm the pickup. Pick up time: 08:00-08:30AM. The customers must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Supplier opening hours: 8AM-12PM in English. Duration of the tour: 4 hours. End point: There is no transfer back to the hotels, the last stop is Grand Bazaar. Guide languages: English. Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you. Additional comments: Please note the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. As mosques are closed on Fridays, there will only be external visits on that day. In Destination telephone support line Turkey +908503901957 In Origin telephone support line: +34971211630
 

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